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Tackling refrigeration emissions from ice rinks, grocery stores, cold storage

Canada’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is “taking action to reduce harmful pollution from cooling ice rinks, shopping centres, and grocery stores” with a project type eligible to generate offset credits under Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System. The new protocol encourages businesses to upgrade their refrigeration and A/C systems to ones that use refrigerants with lower global warming potentials by rewarding them with offset credits that they can sell to generate revenue.

Rhineland’s Gretna getting upgraded for energy efficiency and more

Gretna Arena in Rhineland, Man., will be undergoing some big renovations to improve its energy efficiency, accessibility and safety, thanks in large part to funding from the federal government’s Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program. “This grant allows the Local Urban District of Gretna to rehabilitate the Gretna Arena facility, in order to continue to meet the needs of both current and future residents of the community,” said Don Wiebe, Reeve, Municipality of Rhineland.

Automated portfolio creation and management in RETScreen

A new automated portfolio creation and management tool for portfolio-wide feasibility analysis, performance analysis (M&V), GHG reporting, etc., is available in Version 9 of the RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software platform. The tool also has a RETScreen Connect feature to allow the automatic creation of an entirely new portfolio and to update existing portfolios.

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Habitat W-E and partners unveil “the first 3D-printed homes in Canada”

Huntsman Building Solutions, Nidus3D, Great Northern Insulation, and Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex report they have completed the first 3D-printed homes in Canada, with plans for more to come in the following year. “This was a new idea which required creativity, flexibility, and patience as we worked through the design and testing process to deliver a high-quality, energy-efficient and net-neutral final product which could comfortably house those in need of assistance,” said Fiona Coughlin, Habitat W-E. » Learn more

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Current welcomes EELighting as an OEM partner

EELighting reports it has joined Current as an official OEM Partner. “EELighting’s continued business development strategy of partnering with well- established smart control manufacturers will allow the channel to have access to an even wider selection of smart sensors, drivers, and component pairings for trusted LED solutions for a variety of commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential applications,” said the company. » Read more

City of Varennes rises to the Hilo challenge

Along with partners Hilo (subsidiary of Hydro-Quebec) and Dimonoff’s lighting management systems, the City of Varennes is undertaking a pilot project to reduce streetlighting during peak winter periods. The goal is to evaluate the “real impact” of this initiative on the collective effort to reduce energy consumption during periods of high demand on the power grid. » Read more


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