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$270-million peaksaver PLUS program is shut down in Ontario

“The fact that it’s taken until now to finally pull the plug on this loser program is just another illustration of why Ontario’s electricity system is in the soup that it’s in,” said Tom Adams, an independent energy researcher, in CBC’s report.

Energy Efficiency Alberta offers instant savings on energy-efficient products

Energy Efficiency Alberta has announced it will offer instant savings on a number of energy-efficient products at over 600 participating retailers until October 29. The fall campaign is part of the Residential Retail Products Program.

John Lennartz receives 2017 Energy Engineer of the Year Award

The award is given to individuals who have attained regional or international prominence in energy management. Lennartz is being recognized for his achievements in finding energy savings and cost reductions at Samuel Packaging Group.

Investor-Ready Energy Efficiency certification coming to Canada

The Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District (MaRS), Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) announced they are collaborating to bring the Investor Confidence Project (ICP) and its Investor-Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification to Canada.

Manitoba Hydro offering instant rebates on energy-efficient products

Consumers can receive rebates of up to 40% off LED bulbs, $10 off integrated LED fixtures, up to $10 off advanced power bars and $5 off plug-in timers and weatherstripping.
Featured News 

Calling ISO 50001 champions to CEM’s global Leadership Awards, 2018

Organizations or facilities are eligible to enter when they hold a current ISO 50001 certificate. To enter the competition, each organization must submit a structured case study describing its energy management experience and the resulting benefits. » Read full article

Legrand integrates lighting control systems with QMotion motorized shades

Legrand announced at CEDIA 2017 that it will integrate its On-Q radiant RF lighting control and wi-fi ready lighting systems with QMotion motorized window shade control. » Read full article

Litetronics’ new 4- and 8-foot LED strip fixtures now available

Literonics’ new 4- and 8-foot LED strip fixtures offer 130-145 lumens per watt (LPW) and a 100,000-hour rated life. » Read full article
Events Calendar 

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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ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo 2018

Date & Location: January 20-24, 2018 • Chicago, Ill.
Info: The 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference is being held January 20-24, 2018, at the Palmer House Hilton. The AHR Expo, meantime, will take place at the McCormick Centre from January 22-24. When you register for the ASHRAE Conference, your badge gives you access to the expo.
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2018 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

Date & Location: May 20-22, 2018 • Tarrytown, N.Y.
Info: The 2018 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum hosted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will take place from May 20-22, 2018, at the Hilton Hotel Tarrytown in Tarrytown, N.Y. The forum will look at how to finance energy efficiency, exploring innovative models to find out what works and why.
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