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PEI offering up to $5,000 to build energy-efficient homes

A certified energy advisor will review the building’s plans and provide guidance on how to improve the efficiency of the design. After the home is completed, its efficiency is verified and homeowners will be issued up to $5,000 in rebates.

FortisBC’s Efficiency in Action Awards recognize customers for reducing energy use

FortisBC recently recognized 10 regional organizations that achieved significant energy savings in their sectors over the past year. This year’s award recipients reduced electricity use by approximately 6,700 mWh, equal to the annual electricity use of about 600 homes.

Lighting retrofit project saves College Square retail complex energy and money

College Square, an Ottawa, Ont.-based retail complex spanning 389,244 sf, featuring retailers such as Loblaws, Home Depot and LCBO, recently received an exterior lighting upgrade. Leikin Management worked with Concept Illumination to plan and execute the renovation, which was completed in two phases.

New Energy Efficiency Alberta program helps industrial facilities save energy and money

Industrial and commercial facilities in a range of sectors, including manufacturing, oil and gas, wholesale trades, warehousing and waste management, can apply to receive incentive funding for custom energy upgrades.
Featured News 

Have you heard about caloric refrigeration systems?

Currently, residential and commercial cooling consumes about one 5 kWh of electricity generated in the U.S., but a caloric refrigeration system could save as much as 30% in energy usage, says the consortium. » Read full article

Dyson’s new Airblade Wash+Dry hand dryer uses up to 52% less water

Available in short, tall and wall variants, the dryer costs $34 per year to run, compared to its predecessor’s $48. Dyson Airblade hand dryers cost up to 76% less to run than other hand dryers, the company says. » Read full article
SmartOne Solar

SmartOne Solar from Globalstar meets strict industry safety standards

The SmartOne Solar is a solar-powered IoT device that provides remote monitoring and tracking via a satellite network. Globalstar says it addresses the demand for remote monitoring and automated data collection of assets located beyond terrestrial networks. » Read full article
Events Calendar 

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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2018 IES Annual ConferenceEnergy Summit 2018

Date & Location: August 9 - 11 • Boston, Mass.
Info: The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is hosting its 2018 IES Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts from August 9 - 11, 2018. If any individuals are interested in participating on the Annual Planning Committee, IES asks that they contact Anastastia DeLeon at
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ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2018

Date & Location: August 12 - 17 • Pacific Grove, Calif.
Info: The 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, “Making Efficiency Easy and Enticing”, is being held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, Calif., August 12-17, 2018. Technologies, strategies and programs for advancing energy efficiency abound, say event organizers, but the major challenge for the building industry is to significantly increase the pace of adoption across all market sectors and regions. Likely attendees include policymakers, utilities staff, clean-tech investors, building owners and operators, government, behavioural scientists and energy efficiency professionals, and others.
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