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Rockwool unveils new brand identity

Rockwool, a producer of stone wool insulation, has introduced a new symbol and purpose statement that will be adopted by its subsidiary brands in North America.

Alectra Utilities earns ISO 50001

Alectra Utilities has announced it is “Canada’s first electricity distribution company to earn the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certification from the International Organization for Standardization”.

EnerQuality celebrates 75,000th Energy Star home

EnerQuality, a certifier of energy-efficient homes in Canada, says it has hit a milestone: labelling its 75,000th Energy Star home.
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Benchmarking policies lead to more energy-saving technologies

Facility managers who measure the energy performance of their buildings are investing in energy-saving technologies and operational improvements in order to improve their buildings’ energy efficiency, according to a survey conducted by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in 2016. » Read full article

Cree’s LS-FD linear luminaire

Cree has widened its LED surface ambient offerings with the LS-FD high-efficiency linear luminaire. It delivers light quality and energy efficiency at 130 lumens per watt and serves as a replacement for linear fluorescent lighting in retail, industrial or commercial spaces. » Read full article

ERCO’s Opton spotlight for small spaces

ERCO has launched new minimized spotlights in the Opton range so “even the smallest interior can now boast a qualitative lighting design without compromising on the standards of ERCO LED photometrics”. » Read full article

DuPont Tyvek celebrates 50 years

DuPont Protection Solutions is celebrating the 50th anniversary of DuPont Tyvek, a nonwoven material used in building enclosure applications. » Read full article
Events Calendar 


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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ASHRAE 2017 Annual Conference

Date & Location: June 24-28 • Long Beach, Cali.
Info: ASHRAE is hosting its annual conference in California, with its Technical Program running June 25-28. That program features eight tracks, 100+ sessions and more than 400 speakers, according to ASHRAE. Tracks focus on resources to design, build, control, commission and operate high efficiency facilities.
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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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