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SPOTLIGHT on 2019 Energy Manager champs

Working with the IESO’s Save on Energy team, we interviewed the 2019 Energy Managers of the Year to discuss their successes, and to understand the importance of energy managers and proactive energy management to any organization.

Spotlight on Jana Jamnicky – 2019 Energy Manager of the Year

“We know our employees play a direct, active role in how we use energy, so we involve them in our energy-efficiency efforts wherever we can,” says Cameco’s Jana Jamnicky, Save on Energy – CIPEC Industrial Sector Energy Manager of the Year.

Spotlight on Benjamin Ratcliffe – 2019 Energy Manager of the Year

“I like seeing clear and tangible data from a measure we implemented that show a reduction in energy consumption and, ultimately, results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions,” explains Peel District School Board’s Benjamin Ratcliffe, Save on Energy Institutional Sector Energy Manager of the Year.

Spotlight on Olga Horolskaya – 2019 Energy Manager of the Year

“[We] understand that our actions have the power to positively impact the environment, our customers, and the communities in which we operate,” states Canadian Tire Corp.’s Olga Horolskaya, Save on Energy Commercial Sector Energy Manager of the Year.

Spotlight on Rod Michalko – 2019 Energy Manager of the Year

“Facilitating the cultural change to a more sustainable and environmentally responsible organization is an ongoing personal challenge and provides me with a rewarding sense of achievement every day,” admits Dunn Paper’s Rod Michalko, Save on Energy Manufacturing Sector Energy Manager of the Year.

Spotlight on Cristina Guido – 2019 Energy Manager of the Year

“This role does not work as a silo; it’s really about fostering a safe space for discussing energy, asking questions, sharing lessons learned, and working together as a team to achieve success,” notes Town of Caledon’s Cristina Guido, Save on Energy Non-Funded Energy Manager of the Year.
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In the zone: Comparing variable refrigerant flow systems

Both air-cooled and water source VRF systems are unique, and provide their own distinct advantages, disadvantages and limitations. For most installations, it seems that a water source unit is the best option for design engineers. » Read more

Install fewer luminaires with Appleton IHC Series

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Hitachi mini-splits available now in North America

The mini-split systems feature vector DC inverters to achieve high energy efficiency, says the company. These inverters cool with maximum capacity at start-up, then automatically slow down and operate at minimum capacity to maintain room temperature at a comfortable level. » Learn more
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Building Performance Analysis Conference – ASHRAE

Dates & Location: September 22-24, Denver, Colo.
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Dates & Location: October 25-29, New York, N.Y.
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Dates & Location: November 3-4, Vancouver
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The Buildings Show

Dates & Location: December 1-3, Toronto
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