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Energy Managers of the Year – Save on Energy

IESO’s Save on Energy team recognized its 2021 Energy Manager of the Year award recipients, all of whom represent “Ontario’s most innovative professional energy managers who deliver lasting value to organizations across the province”. Meantime, submissions for the 2022 Energy Manager of the Year awards will open this spring.

Call for Abstracts – Energy R&D conference, Kuwait

Organized by ASHRAE and Kuwait University, the 8th International Conference on Energy Research & Development will bring together energy planners, researchers and users to “optimize the utilization of basic energy resources in the major energy-consuming sectors in the arid regions of the Arabian Peninsula”.

Free training – National Energy Code for Buildings

NRCan’s Office of Energy Efficiency reports the availability of free, self-directed online courses on the 2020 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB 2020). “If you work in the commercial or institutional buildings sector—especially if you’re a contractor or building designer—these courses are for you,” says NRCan.
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“50001 Ready” program for continual energy improvement

Launched by Natural Resources Canada, 50001 Ready is a self-paced, no-cost way for organizations “to build a culture for continual energy improvement that leads to deeper and sustained savings that does not require any external audits or certification”. Participating industrial facilities and buildings can improve facility-level performance, reduce GHG emissions and achieve energy cost savings. » Read more
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Paper and primary metal remain top energy consumers

In 2021, the top energy consumers were paper (548.9 PJ) and primary metal manufacturers (487.8 PJ) which, together, accounted for almost half (49.1%) of all energy consumed by the manufacturing sector, Statscan reports. The largest increase in energy consumption occurred in primary metal, which consumed an additional 38.1 PJ (+8.5%) in 2021. » Read more

New approach for National Model Code development

Ottawa has unveiled a new governance model for the National Model Codes development system, adopting “a more collaborative approach with provinces and territories to harmonize construction codes across the country”. The new federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) governance model replaces the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, which has been responsible for code development in Canada since 1991. » Learn more

ACEEE Hot Water Forum and Hot Air Forum

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is hosting its Hot Water and Hot Air forums back-to-back in San Diego next month. The inaugural Hot Air Forum—which precedes the other forum—will focus on decarbonizing space heating. » Learn more

BUILDEX Vancouver

Dates & Location: February 15-16, Vancouver
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ASHRAE HVAC Cold Climate Conference

Dates & Location: March 6-8, 2023, Anchorage, Alaska
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ACEEE Hot Water Forum and Hot Air Forum

Dates & Location: March 7-9, San Diego, Calif.
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FCM Annual Conference and Tradeshow

Dates & Location: May 25-28, Toronto
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