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Women in Manufacturing

Where are the gaps in Canada’s energy-efficient workforce

ECO Canada says we need a workforce that meets the demands of energy-efficient buildings. What is the workforce lacking? Who are we missing from the equation? For answers, we turn to ECO Canada’s Geni Peters to learn more.

2020 Energy Manager of the Year awards - apply now

Are you working on innovative energy efficiency projects in your organization? Baselining? Training staff? Submissions are being accepted right now for Ontario’s 2020 IESO Energy Manager of the Year awards.

When stuck at home, FortisBC customers dive into rebate programs

The utility reports record participation in its energy-efficiency rebate programs, suggesting much of the increase can be attributed to a greater number of people doing renovations while they’re at home as a result of Covid restrictions.

Emergency lighting may not work when we really need it

Unless they’re in the industry, or are in a building during an emergency, people generally pay little to no attention to emergency lighting. And therein lies the problem.

St. Martha’s in Antigonish piloting EBCx

With the help of a $25,000 investment from Ottawa, Nova Scotia Health will pilot an existing building commissioning (EBCx) project at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital (Antigonish) to improve its energy efficiency.
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ECO Canada

Wage Funding Programs to Hire Summer Students or Interns

At ECO Canada, we believe in giving students and recent graduates opportunities to put their knowledge into action. Our Employment Programs provide wage funding for organizations to expand their workforce and hire young professionals with knowledge of the latest advancements in STEAM, business and digital technology.

Funding is available for environmental employers looking to hire the brightest minds in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) and Business students, with no age restrictions, for 6-16 week placements.

Applications are now open! Students and employers can find out if they’re eligible through our quick online assessment. » Apply today
Tonja Leach

Net zero is NOT a ribbon-cutting ceremony

Shortly before Ottawa tabled its budget, we met with Tonja Leach of QUEST - Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow to learn about net zero; specifically, to tackle the question “What is preventing us from meeting our net zero targets?”. » WATCH

What is CO2e or “carbon dioxide equivalent”?

We increasingly see the measurement “CO2e” used in the news when describing GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions, usually when quoting reductions in those emissions. But what is CO2e? How is it measured? » 2-minute read

Dismantling the barriers: Women in Manufacturing Summit

Inspired by women’s ongoing efforts to dismantle the barriers that prevent or discourage them from entering the manufacturing industry, Annex’s Manufacturing Group is hosting the “Women in Manufacturing” summit next week. » Sign me up!

Zibi’s Ottawa-Gatineau development pursues net zero heating and cooling

The key to this initiative is the district energy system, which will be deployed on both the Ontario and Quebec sides of the river, connecting individual buildings to a centralized thermal plant, and coupling to the waste-heat recovery station at an adjacent tissue mill. » Learn more
EVENTS (Online, unless otherwise specified) 

ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference

Dates & Location: September 22-24, Denver, Colo.
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Dates & Location: October 25-29, New York, N.Y.
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