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Light+Building is the international event for pioneers, planners, craftsmen and decision-makers. Discover the connectivity of lighting, design, building automation, security technology, trends and innovations.
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Fountain Park Rec Centre to undergo energy efficiency retrofits

Fountain Park Recreation Centre in St. Albert, Alta., is the beneficiary of $5 million for retrofits, courtesy of the Green Municipal Fund’s (GMF) Community Buildings Retrofit initiative. Of the $5 million, $1.25 million is a grant, while the remaining $3.75 million is a loan. The retrofits aim to modernize and increase the energy efficiency of the 45-year-old building.

Energy efficiency in the top 3 of equipment procurement strategies

Nearly 3/4 of industrial businesses (68%) experience unplanned outages at least once a month, costing the typical Canadian business close to $242,000/hour. Despite this, 19% of Canadian businesses surveyed still rely on run-to-fail maintenance. These findings come from the latest “Value of Reliability” survey report, which gathered responses from 3215 plant maintenance decision-makers around the world across numerous sectors.

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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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“We’ve proven that it can be done” – decarbonizing the 94-year-old Royal York

After nearly five years of planning and execution, Toronto’s iconic Fairmont Royal York achieved the Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building–Performance Standard certification. The $65-million undertaking will reduce over 7000 tonnes of carbon annually, or 80% of the hotel’s annual carbon emissions. » Read more

Alectra celebrates opening of its fifth LEED-certified facility

“We’re pleased to open the doors of our new operations centre in Brampton—a significant addition to our growing portfolio of LEED certified facilities,” said Brian Bentz, president & CEO, Alectra Inc. “This strategic investment will reduce our carbon footprint, promote renewable energy systems, and enhance service levels for customers in the Peel Region community.” » Read more

New web presence for Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes

The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) has launched a new website. Visitors can learn more about Canada’s National Model Codes and how they’re developed, submit code change requests, and find information about upcoming meetings of both CBHCC and its code development committees. » Read more


Panasonic Interios central heat pump for residential spaces

The latest addition to Panasonic’s Breathe Well lineup, Interios is a central heat pump system for heating and cooling residential spaces, and it comes in two versions: a hybrid heating system and an all-electric central heat pump system. » Learn more


Eaton Brightlayer and Wi-Fi devices help homeowners manage energy usage

Eaton aims to help homeowners navigate new electrification technologies via the Brightlayer Home app and Wi-Fi wiring devices that, combined, provide homeowners with more options to view, manage, and control energy usage based on their preferences and sustainability goals. » Learn more


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