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BOMA Quebec's Real Estate Energy Challenge launches

On May 23, BOMA Quebec announced the launch of the Real Estate Energy Challenge (DEI), a new competition for property owners, building managers and tenants who are committed to implementing responsible management practices to improve their energy performance in a sustainable manner.

Government of Alberta to fund energy efficiency upgrades on Tsuut’ina Sportsplex

Through Alberta’s Indigenous Energy Efficiency (Retrofit) Program, the Nation will receive a $2,156,686 grant that will be used to install a new ice plant in the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex. The ice plant, along with upgrades to the building’s water system, will help save the community up to $89,000 per year.

Mohawk College receives the second Zero Carbon Building - Design certification

Mohawk College has been awarded the Zero Carbon Building - Design certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) for the Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation.

Nearly $51 million in funding to help New Brunswickers save energy and money

The Total Home Energy Savings Program will help homeowners with energy efficiency changes such as better insulation, home heating systems, heat-recovery ventilators, windows, doors, water heaters, drain-water heat recovery and renewable energy systems.
Featured News 

Ontario’s new PC government should adopt energy management principles • COLUMN

Energy costs were front-and-centre in the recent Ontario election. As the new Progressive Conservative government takes office, what kind of changes can we expect? What kind of changes are needed? » Read full article

Automate lighting schedules with Ascend smart in-wall timer

Available in smart/Wi-Fi (STW700W) and standard (ST700W) configurations, the company says Ascend allows users to automate routine lighting schedules, improve security and boost energy efficiency in residential and light commercial applications. » Read full article
Douglas Lighting Controls

Douglas Lighting Controls introduces LitePak 2

With its 0-10V dimming control, LitePak 2 enables daylight harvesting and dimming functionality to provide the right amount of light when needed, reducing energy consumption, the company says. » Read full article
Events Calendar 

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. If any individuals are interested in participating on the Annual Planning Committee, IES asks that they contact Anastastia DeLeon.
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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. 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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2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and Simbuild

Date & Location: September 26 - 28 • Chicago, Ill.
Info: The 2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and Simbuild is a conference that focuses on energy modeling. It is the third such conference co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, and will expand upon the topic of energy modeling to include non-energy building performance analysis and simulation for professionals responsible for such work. The conference will feature keynote speakers, invited speaker sessions, panels, presentations and the fourth ASHRAE LowDown Showdown modeling competition.
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AESP 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

Date & Location: January 21 - 24 • San Antonio, Tex.
Info: The Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP)'s 29th Annual Conference & Expo will feature content on six energy related disciplines. Topics of interest include program design and implementation, marketing and communications, DSM business issues and models, pricing and integrated demand-side management, technology and data, and research and evaluation.
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