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GM St. Catharines plant scores $476K cheque

Horizon Utilities (now Alectra Utilities) presented General Motors with a $476,000 incentive cheque following the latter’s recent lighting retrofit project.

Alberta strives for “Getting it right” with Advisory Panel’s final report

A new energy efficiency report, “Getting it right: A more energy-efficient Alberta” aims to provide the province with a roadmap “for creating jobs, diversifying the economy and saving Albertans money”.

N.B. ups 2017 money for retrofits & more

The New Brunswick government says it is investing more than $13.4 million this year in energy retrofits and renewable energy initiatives in public buildings, such as lighting upgrades in schools.
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Featured News 
Hungry Fridge

That “hungry fridge ate more than I do!”

Paying twice as much for electricity than the neighbour across the street? You might want to take a look at the old fridge... » Read full article

MaxLite’s Precision LED wall pack features battery backup

MaxLite has announced the expansion of the WallMax product family with the “Precision”, an architectural-grade LED wall pack with a modular housing and external battery backup option across all wattages. » Read full article

Leviton’s Decora Smart dimmers and switches

Leviton has announced Decora Smart Apple HomeKit-enabled lighting control accessories for use with an iPhone or iPad, including in-wall dimmers and switches. » Read full article

Fulham’s high-bay kit perfect for warehouses, hangars

Fulham Co. has released a new LED high-bay retrofit kit designed specifically for use in warehouses, hangars, gymnasiums, or any building where 400W HID high-bay lighting is traditionally used. » Read full article
Events Calendar 

Ontario Geothermal Association Conference

Date & Location: Feb. 21-22 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: The 7th annual OGA Conference will welcome leaders in the geothermal industry from across North America, highlighting topics such as: private sector low carbon initiatives and “the Enbridge proposition” — can a natural gas utility change the rules for geothermal?
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EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum & Awards

Date & Location: Feb. 23, 2017 • Vaughan, Ont.
Info: The EnerQuality (EQ) Housing Innovation Forum & Awards is a day-long celebration of innovation in high-performance home building for Ontarians, culminating in a gala and awards ceremony recognizing the best of the industry province-wide.
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ASHRAE Improving Building Energy Performance Seminar

Date & Location: March 6 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The ASHRAE Toronto Chapter, the eastern chapter of the Building Commissioning Association and BOMA Toronto are offering a seminar on Improving Building Energy Performance through the use of building data, case studies, commissioning and the proper application of energy recovery equipment.
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Date & Location: May 7-11, 2017 • Philadelphia, Pa.
Info: Lightfair International (LFI)—North America’s preeminent annual architectural and commercial lighting tradeshow and conference—is hosting its 2017 edition at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Centre.
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