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WANTED: Volunteers for Canadian Commission on Building & Fire Codes

There is an immediate need for volunteers to serve on either the Canadian Commission on Building & Fire Codes (CCBFC) or on one of CCBFC’s nine technical standing committee to replace membership vacancies for the current (2015-2020) code cycle.

We all have a role to play in Fire Safety

Accidental fires are preventable, and post-fire inspections often reveal dated or disabled safety devices, like smoke alarms, exposing a hard truth those in the industry already know... the proper maintenance of safety devices is oft overlooked.

Ashwani Girdhar is new Danfoss Canadian sales manager, heating

Danfoss—a manufacturer of components and controls for HVAC&R, industrial and water systems—recently named Ashwani Girdhar its new regional sales manager supporting its heating business in Canada.

Do software-dependent lighting systems cut into cost savings?

We’ve all bought expensive things designed to make our lives easier that just don’t. Lighting designers and building managers describe a similar phenomenon in lighting systems. As they specify modern, energy-efficient lighting systems or retrofit older buildings with LED fixtures, they run smack into high costs and hard-to-use software that dramatically cut into the savings they’re trying to achieve.
Featured News 

Are energy storage batteries the right choice for your business?

Energy storage technologies are emerging as a viable way for some facility owners to manage increasing electricity costs. Batteries allow you to take electricity from the grid when prices are low during off-peak hours and use it during high-priced on-peak hours. They also provide a possible mechanism for critical peak avoidance. And while there are various kinds, lithium-ion batteries remain the most common. » Read full article
Workforce Drugs

The cost of workforce drugs on your bottom line

Prescription drug benefit plans play an important role in employee satisfaction and retention, but their costs continue to rise... Can you sustain them? Join Steve Nowak—director of sales & marketing at Express Scripts Canada—in this upcoming webinar to learn about the costs and some of the options available to reduce them. » Read Full Article
Events Calendar 

“Energy efficiency: the icing on the top” breakfast

Date & Location: September 21• Winnipeg
Info: Join the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Manitoba Chapter, for “Energy efficiency: the icing on the top” breakfast and presentation to learn about existing building commissioning and Power Smart incentives to help you reach the next level.
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Behaviour, Energy & Climate Change Conference

Date & Location: October 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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IFMA World Workplace 2017 Conference & Expo

Date & Location: October 18-20 • Houston, Texas
Info: Hosted by the International Facility Management Association, World Workplace welcomes 4500+ attendees from over 40 countries, seeking everything related to facilities management, including energy management, lighting/controls, fire safety, emergency systems and building automation.
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The Buildings Show

Date & Location: November 29-December 1 • Toronto
Info: Encompassing several shows under one banner, The Buildings Show is home to Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, World of Concrete Pavilion and IIDEXCanada. The show is home to 1600+ exhibits, including 100+ international exhibitors, 500 speakers, international keynotes, the International Architecture Roundtable, Awards and 350 accredited seminars.
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