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Smart Building Analytics Living Lab to open at Ryerson University

With the new lab, Ryerson students in engineering, architectural science, and computer and data science programs will have access to tools for developing, testing and optimizing technologies and approaches within the building management space.

Quebec homeowners earn LEED v4 Platinum home certification

Pierre Chevrier and Suzanne Rhéaume have earned Canada’s second Platinum certification under LEED v4 BD+C: Homes for their home, L’Heure Bleue.

Ontario investing in energy efficient improvements for social housing

Improvements will include upgrades to energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, windows, lighting and insulation. Ontario says these renovations will also improve the living conditions for low-income tenants and the long-term sustainability of buildings.

Mattamy Homes and ecobee partner to create smart homes

Starting in March 2018, every new Mattamy home built across North America (around 7,000 homes per year) will include the voice-enabled ecobee4 smart thermostat.
Featured News 

Top 10 energy management tips for executive leaders • GUEST POST

Many companies are at risk because they lack full understanding and awareness of energy’s strategic value. For executive leaders who want to take corrective action, here is how. » Read full article

PM8000 series meter enhancements help mitigate “adverse conditions”

The meters’ power quality analysis capabilities include EN 50160 compliance, sag/swell detection, waveform capture, disturbance direction detection, and more. » Read full article

Osram extends light management system with WSLC Module

Controlled via Encelium Polaris 3D, the module can be used for time scheduling, daylight harvesting, partial “off” states, occupancy mode and energy reporting/metering. » 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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