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Gradual energy efficiency improvements or complete overhaul?

Inefficient machinery increases wasteful energy use, making it a key area of improvement for many businesses. That said, you can’t manage what you don’t measure, so the first step toward the efficient management of energy is an analysis of unique energy requirements.

Ontario investing in energy improvements at college and university campuses

This investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market.

Energy Efficiency Alberta expands BNI program to help food services sector

The province is adding new product rebates for the food services and hospitality industries, including energy-efficient ovens, fryers, dishwashers and more. Rebates for lighting, water-heating and HVAC products have also been expanded.

Alectra helps MSM Magna International achieve energy savings

Alectra Utilities has presented MSM Magna International with a cheque of $127,632.81 following the replacement of compressors at the company’s Vaughan, Ont.-facility.
Featured News 

A resilience strategy for trade-exposed business • COLUMN

What can an astute company do in the short term while waiting to see how trade laws will settle? Strategically manage their energy procurement and consumption. » Read full article

Upgrade fluorescents to LEDs “in minutes” with Litetronics’ LED Strip RetroFits

Litetronics says the RetroFits can reduce energy consumption and costs by 70% compared to existing fluorescent fixtures. With a 100,000-hour life and 0-10V dimming, the products are available in 3500K, 4000K and 5000K versions. » Read full article

Eaton introduces the Lumière Lanterra Architectural LED series

The luminaires offer 125 lumens per watt and feature integrated occupancy sensors and daylighting controls, which the company says drives energy savings. » Read full article
Events Calendar 

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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ASHRAE Annual Conference 2018

Date & Location: June 23 - 27 • Houston, Texas
Info: ASHRAE is hosting its 2018 annual conference in Houston, June 23-27. The Technical Program—along with committee meetings, registration, bookstore and Speakers’ Lounge—will be held at the Hilton America’s hotel and George R. Brown Convention Centre. Among the conference tracks are: HVAC&R systems and equipment; fundamentals and applications; district energy and cogeneration plants; safeguarding your HVAC&R system; residential: modern building in hot and humid climates; professional skills; and HVAC&R analytics
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2018 International Symposium on Energy Efficiency

Date & Location: June 26 • Washington D.C.
Info: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is hosting their International Symposium on Energy Efficiency, “Best Practices from Across the Globe,” on June 26 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. ACEEE will release their biannual International Scorecard; attendees will learn about energy efficiency practices in 25 of the world’s largest energy-consuming countries and how they score on these efforts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in four panels.
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