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September 5, 2019
EM Magazine

Engineers develop non-electrical cooling system for tall urban buildings

The system absorbs heat from the air inside a box, then transmits that energy away, enabling passive cooling of a facility without a battery or other source of electricity.

Universal Lighting forms new team to support retrofit market

Led by Stu Sumner, known for expertise in the retrofit market, the team will work with regional sales managers to identify opportunities and support implementations.

NRCan initiative to make ice rinks more efficient

Natural Resources Canada reports arenas optimized with technologies already available today could cut up to 60% of their current energy consumption.

Hydro Ottawa chooses Opus One energy management platform for MiGen program

The ‘transactive grid’ program relies on software to help participating local businesses and other Hydro Ottawa customers generate, store and distribute power.

ASHRAE publishes energy efficiency guideline for historic buildings

The guideline includes procedures for upgrading historic buildings, from gathering past energy data to instituting building envelope, HVAC and lighting improvements.

Energy Wise: Three ways to fight peak electricity demand charges

Behind-the-meter generators, battery-based energy storage and curtailing of energy consumption all have various pros and cons.
Featured News 
Federal carbon tax

Federal carbon tax funds new energy-saving projects for businesses

The SME Project Stream will support up to 25% of costs for building retrofits, fuel switching, industrial process improvements and other initiatives. » Read full article

VerifEye submeters offer dynamic electrical load management

Leviton’s Series 7000 and 7100 advanced branch circuit monitors are designed for commercial and industrial (C&I) retrofit applications. » Read full article

CheckLight adds energy management to lighting controls

The cloud-based platform can integrate with other centralized, distributed and wireless systems developed by Douglas Lighting Controls in Burnaby, B.C. » Read full article
Events Calendar 

Energy Solutions Expo (ESX)

Dates & Location: Sept. 16 - 17 • Mississauga, Ont.
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ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference

Dates & Location: Sept. 25 - 27 • Denver, Colo.
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Energy Storage In Canada

Dates & Location: Oct. 1 - 2 • Toronto
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