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Deadline extended for Energy Manager of the Year awards

The Nominations for Energy Manager Canada’s inaugural Energy Manager of the Year awards are streaming in ... but have we received your Nomination? To make sure we get in as many Nominations as possible, we have extended the deadline to enter our inaugural awards program. Remember, it’s not just a title on a business card, but a vocation!

Rabba to reduce electricity bills and emissions with rooftop solar

Rabba Fine Foods, a Greater Toronto Area grocery store chain, is installing solar panels on the roofs of its two distribution centres with the aim of reducing its dependence on the grid while lowering operating costs and carbon emissions. The grocer has partnered with Green Integrations, which will design, engineer, and build the systems solar PV systems, with an expected operation date of November 2023.

A coffee & donut for your thoughts! THANK YOU

THANKS AGAIN to everyone who gave us 1 minute of their time to complete Energy Manager Canada’s Audience Survey (full results on their way!). And congratulations to the following survey respondents, whose names were drawn to receive 1 of 4 coffee gift cards: Martin L. (Ont.), Ray E. (Sask.), Graeme M. (Ont.), and Darryl K. (Alta.).

Sponsored Spotlight 

With 70GWh production capacity, Hithium delivers significant battery advances

Having achieved top positioning for stationary batteries in its home market of China, including supplying the largest standalone ESS plant in the country, manufacturer Hithium entered North America with a view to supporting the region’s clean energy boom. As the market builds out, energy storage is essential to stabilising renewable power supply.

Located in Ningxia, China’s biggest standalone energy storage power station has a capacity of 400MWh and output of 1.33 billion kWh per year and features Hithium’s immersion liquid-cooling technology. Further Hithium product innovations reduced the floor area for this power station by 35%, thus significantly lowering LCOS.
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Celebrating North America’s first Volvo Retail Sustainable Experience facility

Volvo Car Canada Ltd. and automotive group Dilawri announced the opening of North America’s first Volvo Retail Sustainable Experience (VRSE) facility at 338-10700 Cambie Road in Richmond, B.C. The overall goal of the VRSE approach is to make it as easy as possible to choose to invest in and create sites that are able to handle changing weather while lowering energy costs. “Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do,” said Matt Girgis, Volvo Car Canada Ltd. » Read more

Will triple-glazing make any sense under an embodied carbon regime?

Just as you thought it was safe to proceed with your energy-efficient façade designs, governments are about to take their entire building regulatory apparatus through another wrenching 90-degree turn. Current tiered codes plan to reduce the centre-of-glass U-value of residential glazing to 0.80 by 2030. That is pretty much impossible to achieve without triple-paned insulating glass, yet glass is among the highest embodied-carbon building products by weight. » Read more

ACEEE Energy Efficiency as a Resource national conference

Back in person for the first time following 2021’s online event, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s national conference—Energy Efficiency as Resource (EER)—is being held this fall in Philadelphia. Organizers say EER is the premier U.S. conference on policies and programs to reduce utility customers’ energy waste, and help utilities meet climate goals and infrastructure challenges. » Read more


BOMEX Edmonton

September 26-28, Edmonton » More info

The Buildings Show

November 29 – December 1, Toronto » More info

ASHRAE Winter Conference 2024

January 20-24, Chicago, Ill. Held concurrently with AHR Expo. » More info

AHR Expo 2024

January 22-24, Chicago, Ill. Held concurrently with ASHRAE Winter Conference. » Contact Us