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Prince Edward Island extends energy efficiency rebates to small businesses

The efficiencyPEI Business Energy Rebates program is partnering with wholesalers to assist businesses and farms with buying LED lighting, heat pumps and other energy-efficient equipment.

How to organize an energy treasure hunt in six steps

According to BC Hydro, energy treasure hunts are one of the best ways to get employees involved in energy-saving strategies. For the most benefits, organize an energy treasure hunt at least twice a year.

Manitoba Hydro working to correct inaccurately estimated bills

“The extraordinary temperatures across southern Manitoba this summer are affecting our estimate calculations for customers who don’t have a lot of meter readings associated with their accounts,” said Paul Chard, director of customer care, Manitoba Hydro.

Ontario introduces legislation to end cap-and-trade “carbon tax” era

The provincial government says the average Ontario family will receive $260 in annual savings by eliminating the tax.
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Energy Summit 2018: Optimizing compressed air, ISO 50001 and other energy management strategies

Energy Summit 2018 brought together energy efficiency experts to help over 400 delegates learn how energy management systems can improve profitability and how some companies are leading and innovating in energy usage, as well as to share practical solutions for facilities. » Read full article
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Technical Safety BC

Nominate today for the BC Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards

Do you know an individual or organization committed to the safe design, installation, or operation of regulated commercial or residential equipment in BC? Technical Safety BC is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards. Click here to see the nomination form and how easy it is to nominate.

Awards will be handed out in the following four categories: Exceptional Contribution to Technical Safety (Asset Owner and Contractor categories), Excellence in Safety and Technical Training and Data Digital Technology in Technical Safety.

Nominees will have demonstrated: an understanding of risks, industry expertise, collaboration, and leadership.

Nomination Deadline: September 14, 2018 >> Learn More

Ledtronics introduces LED canopy lights for indoor and outdoor applications

Consuming less than 45W, the luminaire replaces HID lights of up to 175W. The company says this is an energy savings of up to 75 per cent. » Read full article

Reduce operating costs with Litetronics’ LED garage light fixtures

Litetronics’ new family of programmable round LED garage light fixtures are rated for 50,000 hours of life and deliver over 130 lumens per watt. » Read full article
Events Calendar 

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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2019 National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource

Date & Location: October 15 - 18 • Minneapolis, Minn.
Info: ACEEE will host its tenth National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource in October at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown. The “EER Conference” attracts a spectrum of energy industry stakeholders including utilities, regulatory commissions, state government, consultants, manufacturers, environmental organizations, consumer groups and research institutes. It will highlight the latest developments in the design and delivery of customer energy efficiency programs and the regulatory mechanisms that make them possible.
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