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6 steps for effective energy management in manufacturing

When it comes to energy management, the key word is “management”, not “energy”. As such, all the rules of management apply, which means everything starts at the top. This reality determines everything. team welcomes Jacquie Rankin and Ellen Cools is pleased to welcome two new members to the team: Jacquie Rankin and Ellen Cools.

Canadian Inst. for Energy Training publishes Fall 2017 calendar

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET)—a provider of energy management and energy efficiency training, as well as certification programs—has published its Fall 2017 training calendar, with courses available in both English and French.

Marigold Cultural Centre lands $51K for theatre lighting upgrade

The Marigold Cultural Centre of Truro, N.S., is receiving about $51K to purchase and install energy-efficient and safe theatre lighting.

Ontario creates new Green agency, funded by cap-and-trade program

Ontario has created a new not-for-profit agency—the Green Ontario Fund—to deliver programs and rebates that help reduce energy costs in homes and businesses, and is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap-and-trade program.
Featured News 

“Dispel the myth that high-performance buildings are more expensive”

“We need to dispel the myth that high-performance buildings are more expensive to design and build,” said Edward Mazria, founder and CEO of Architecture 2030. “In new buildings, it’s possible to find easy trade-offs in design that make energy efficiency very affordable. And in existing buildings, energy efficiency improvements cost approximately 75% less when undertaken at a building’s intervention point or major renovation.” » Read full article

Understanding VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Cables

Variable frequency drive cables are specially designed to make today’s powerful industrial-grade AC motors operate efficiently and safely. Isaac Müller will explain what industrial applications they are used in, why they are used and what problems they prevent. Don’t miss this important FREE webinar—sponsored by Nexans Canada—being held October 12, 2017, at 2 pm EST. » Register
Drug Plan

The cost of workforce drugs on your bottom line... take control!

Did you know employer-funded insurance plans across Canada wasted over $3 billion a year between 2011 and 2015 by covering prescriptions for expensive medicines and paying unnecessary dispensing fees... even when there were cheaper options available? Join Steve Nowak in an upcoming webinar to learn about the costs and some of the options available to reduce them. Don’t miss it on October 31, 2017, at 2 pm EST. » Register
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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