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Gaps in Canada’s energy-efficient buildings workforce

“For Canada’s buildings to become more energy-efficient, there has to be a workforce that is able to meet the demands of that effort,” said Kevin Nilsen, president & CEO, ECO Canada. Which begs numerous questions, such as: What is the workforce lacking?

In the zone: Comparing variable refrigerant flow systems

VRF systems are highly versatile and efficient heating and A/C equipment. Essentially, they feature multiple indoor units that serve different zones but are connected to one primary outdoor core unit.

Getting from “What’s now to what’s next” with Digital Transformation

As chief digital solutions officer with Hitachi Vantara, Frank Antonysamy should know a thing or two about this subject. We connected with Frank and learned digital transformation includes more than just digitizing certain aspects of your business.
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When all the low-hanging fruit is gone... what’s next?

Confusion around investments to be made for combating energy waste has caused many businesses to delay decisions and wait for a miracle cure. We speak with Schneider Electric’s Hugo Lafontaine, vice-president, Power Products & Digital Energy, to learn more about this problem of paralysis and, possibly, find a way out of it. » Read more

Dynamic VAV Optimization, machine learning and AI

Moving from pneumatic to direct digital control represented a major shift in control equipment and, more importantly, in the feedback coming from building systems. The next stage of building control involves the application of machine learning and AI. » Read more

Facility management, IoT, and better maintenance oversight

IoT augments a BAS by measuring data that may trigger automatic adjustments in a facility’s systems. Read about some specific ways it can enhance maintenance strategies for a management team. » Learn more

Digitalization and sustainability – not so nebulous, after all

One of the terms that’s been rising in popularity is “digitalization” and, much like “sustainability”, we wondered: is this another nebulous catch-all that defies definition, or does it actually mean something? Enter Adrian Thomas, president of Schneider Electric Canada, to explain. » Read more

ASHRAE Winter Conference – hybrid

Dates & Location: January 29-February 2, Las Vegas
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ACEEE Hot Water Forum – hybrid

Dates & Location: March 21-23, Atlanta Ga.
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