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Humber College receives $1M from feds for HVAC retrofit

As part of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Challenge, Humber has been awarded $1 million from the federal government to fund the institution’s sustainable infrastructure project, SWITCH. The project will upgrade the heating and cooling systems at the North campus, and also reduce the college’s natural gas use by switching from a steam-based system to a hot water system, which generates heat using mostly electricity.

All month long... the November Cyber Sell-Off!

It’s November, which means it’s time once again for our annual promotion: The November Cyber Sell-Off! All month long, we’re offering discounts (sometimes deep) across practically all of our digital solutions. As you build out your 2023/2024 marketing and branding strategy, make sure you take advantage of this opportunity for reaching industry decision-makers and influencers.

The delivery of quality healthcare includes energy efficiency

Providence Health Care is finding ways to care for its long-term care residents while lowering its environmental impact. In collaboration with FortisBC, it has implemented innovative and cost-effective energy-efficiency upgrades to its heating equipment at one of its long-term care homes in Vancouver. The organization went even further by subscribing to FortisBC’s Renewable Natural Gas program—the first healthcare organization in B.C. to do so.

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Forerunner in liquid cooling, Hithium supplies first totally liquid-cooled plant

Stationary battery manufacturer Hithium’s 300Ah cell-based modules feature the company’s proprietary immersion liquid-cooling technology. The first power station to be entirely supplied with liquid-cooling battery products features Hithium’s technology, with the manufacturer serving as core provider for the 140MWh plant in China’s Guangdong Province. Hithium’s 300Ah cell broke ground with its 12,000 cycle life and <2% degradation in the first 1000 cycles.
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Nordborg’s super-efficient supermarket and test bed

Energy efficiency in supermarkets is an area in which significant savings can be achieved with relatively low investment and good payback times. Accordingly, Danfoss announced the opening of its flagship, 21st-century supermarket building, which is expected to be approximately 50% more energy-efficient compared to a typical supermarket with a first-generation CO2 refrigeration system and no energy efficiency solutions. » Read more

Free low-carbon training via CAGBC and government, industry partners

The Canada Green Building Council has partnered with industry associations to develop free, low-carbon skills training for the building sector. The Low Carbon Training Program aims to equip professionals working in architecture, engineering, construction, and commercial real estate—including building owners and operators—“with a common language and understanding of low-carbon strategies and solutions”. » Read more

Energy usage expert Don Colliver joins MEET Show lineup

Organizers of The MEET Show 2024 announce the addition of Donald (Don) Colliver to its speaker lineup. Colliver has been involved in the energy usage and efficiency of buildings for over 40 years, say organizers. He is professor in the Biosystems Engineering Department, formerly director of Graduate Studies in the BAE Department, and director of the Kentucky Industrial Assessment Center at the University of Kentucky. » Meet Don... at MEET!


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. » More info