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Alberta government expands funding for the Climate Leadership Plan

The Alberta government has announced that more than $81 million over the next four years is being made available for the agriculture sector through the Climate Leadership Plan and the federal government.

Government announces $182 million investment as part of the Green Infrastructure Fund

Of the investment, $48.4 million will fund research, development and demonstration of energy-efficient buildings. Proposals are now being accepted for research, development and demonstration projects.

Call for nominations — 2018 CIPEC Leadership Awards

All CIPEC Leaders—and companies that register now with NRCan as CIPEC Leaders—are eligible to be nominated. Nominate your company, a member of the industry or a future leader by March 2, 2018.
Featured News 

Study: Natural light increases productivity in the office

The study found that enhanced individual performance is tied to access to natural light. Workers sitting close to a window that optimized daylight exposure reported a 2% increase in productivity. » Read full article

Litetronics introduces LED Volumetric RetroFit line

Litetronics says its new LED Volumetric RetroFit line of systems can upgrade almost any fluorescent troffer to energy-saving LED technology in minutes. » Read full article

Hubbell launches PowerHUBB to “help make buildings smarter”

PowerHUBB is an enterprise-level PoE lighting and control platform that integrates luminaires, sensors, user interfaces and software for a scalable intelligent building control solution. » Read full article
Events Calendar 

Light + Building 2018

Date & Location: March 18-23, 2018 • Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Info: Light + Building 2018 will be taking place from March 18 - 23, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main. The theme this year is ‘Connected — Secure — Convenient.’ The trade fair covers all electrically based building services systems and aims to promote the integrated planning of building services systems with a broad product spectrum. Organizers say more than 2,600 exhibitors will be presenting their products in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering and home and building automation.
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2018 Hot Water Forum

Date & Location: March 20-22, 2018 • Portland, Ore.
Info: ACEEE’s 2018 Hot Water Forum (HWF) will take place from March 20 - 22, 2018 at the Hilton Portland Downtown. The HWF will feature a two-hour Drain Water Heat Recovery training session that allows attendees to earn two AIA/GBCI Continuing Education Credits, as well as breakout sessions on smart controls, advanced systems and innovative programs.
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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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Energy Summit 2018

Date & Location: May 30-31, 2018 • Vaughan, Ont.
Info: The CIPEC, EMC and NRCan are hosting the Energy Summit 2018 from May 30-31, 2018 at the Universal Eventspace in Vaughan, Ont. The summit features keynote speakers, solutions-based technical sessions, facility tours to showcase leading-edge technologies, professional development workshops and CIPEC Leadership Awards to recognize Canada’s industry leaders in energy management.
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