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Deadline for EFC Scholarship applications is May 31!

This year, $156,250 will be awarded to deserving pupils across 62 scholarships through the 2018 EFC Scholarship Program.

ASHRAE launches Building Energy Quotient Portal ‘As Designed’ rating

The As Designed rating compares potential energy use based on the building’s physical characteristics rating systems with standardized energy use simulation and can identify whether a building is achieving its design potential when compared to the actual energy performance.

Lutron acquires smart lighting and controls maker Ketra

Nav Sooch, Ketra CEO, said the acquisition will provide benefits to lighting professionals and homeowners.

Charlie Derk joins Legrand’s shading team as director of product marketing

Derk brings 20 years of experience in the lighting and shading industry, including roles in engineering, manufacturing, product management, sales and marketing in both the residential and commercial markets.
Featured News 

The energy conference “junket”? We don’t think so! • COLUMN

Are energy conferences worth the effort? Some dismiss them as junkets—nothing more than an enviable perk. An excuse to escape from work for a few days. I say, trash the cynicism. » Read full article

Amerlux’s Passo step lights “uses significantly less energy than traditional fluorescent lamps”

Each luminaire is available in a choice of two output levels, and a standard 0-10V dimmable drive provides integration options with controls, to increase the LED lamp’s energy reduction and savings. » Read full article

Shat-R-Shield Mega high-bay fixture provides up to 40% in energy savings

Shat-R-Shield recently launched the Mega high-bay fixture, a high-output modular system that has nominal lumens ranging from 53,420 to 74,820. » Read full article
Events Calendar 

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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40th Industrial Energy Technology Conference

Date & Location: June 12 - 14 • New Orleans, La.
Info: The Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is hosting the 40th Industrial Energy Technology Conference from June 12-14 at the Loews New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, La. The IETC and Energy Managers’ Workshop are designed to serve professionals involved in the production, use or transportation of energy, or in the designing and evaluating energy-related equipment and waste reduction practices. The IETC focuses on educating the industrial energy community regarding industrial innovations, energy use and waste reduction programs, and the latest in various state and federal programs affecting the industry.
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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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