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Mackenzie Health converts to 100% LEDs

Mackenzie Health, a hospital serving the residents of the Regional Municipality of York Region in Ontario, was presented with a cheque for $127,314 and a Certificate of Achievement from Alectra Utilities.

Vancouver Island Health upgrades boilers, saves $17K

Three new boilers at Eagle Park Lodge in Qualicum Beach, B.C. will save about $17,000 annually in costs, the Vancouver Island Health Authority reports, and in recognition of this reduction, FortisBC has awarded Island Health a $30,000 incentive.

New legislation paves the way for “Efficiency Manitoba”

Acting on the recommendation of the Public Utilities Board, the Manitoba government is introducing legislation that would establish the framework for a new, stand-alone Crown corporation—outside of Manitoba Hydro—to deliver DSM (demand-side management) initiatives promoting energy efficiency and conservation.
Featured News 

Students called to illustrate “innovative energy management solutions”

Schneider Electric has launched the 7th iteration of its “Go Green in the City” annual global challenge for business and engineering students aimed at promoting “innovative energy management ideas for smart cities”. » Read full article
Douglas Lighting

Douglas Lighting Controls introduces Bluetooth wireless lighting

Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, has introduced a stand-alone wireless system to control lights in a variety of commercial applications using Bluetooth wireless technology. » Read full article

WAC’s Mini Accent

Building on the Lighting for Tomorrow Award-winning Landscape LED Accent, WAC Landscape Lighting has unveiled the Landscape Mini Accent. » Read full article

Eaton and Enlighted integrate for connected lighting

Eaton has announced a collaboration with Enlighted to “accelerate the deployment of advanced sensory networks in commercial and industrial buildings”. » Read full article
Events Calendar 

CIET’s Certified Energy Manager course

Date & Location: April 3-7 • Winnipeg, Man.
Info: The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) is hosting the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) course and Manitoba Hydro Power Smart is offering a $500 subsidy.
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Date & Location: April 25-27 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: ROOFTech, the trade show and exposition for the Canadian roofing industry, is a free, two-day event held once every four years in the GTA and brings together roofing consultants, architects, building inspectors, contractors, engineers, property managers and specifiers to familiarize themselves with all of the major updates, latest issues, technology and innovations affecting the roofing industry.
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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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CIET’s Building Recommissioning (RCx) course

Date & Location: May 9-12 • Winnipeg, Man.
Info: CanmetENERGY (NRCan)’s Advanced Building Recommissioning (RCx) course is designed for experienced technical staff such as building operating staff and engineers, consultants, service providers, and energy managers. It is hosted by the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) and BOMA Manitoba.
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Behaviour, Energy & Climate Change Conference

Date & Location: Oct. 15-18 • Sacramento, Calif.
Info: The Behaviour, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is an international conference focused on understanding human behaviour and decision-making, presented by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Berkeley Energy & Climate Institute (BECI).
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