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$2.5 million for tech that reduces emissions under DICE Open Call

Alberta Innovates announced the availability of $2.5 million in funding through the Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE) program—up to $250,000 per project, for a term of 18 months. “Reducing greenhouse gases, creating value for energy companies, and de-risking new technologies provides Alberta-based companies a clear advantage over their competitors and, when they succeed, it’s good for all Albertans,” said Laura Kilcrease, CEO, Alberta Innovates.

“Net Zero Planning Tool” now available in latest RETScreen release

Gregory J. Leng, creator and director of the RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software platform at NRCan’s CanmetENERGY research centre in Varennes, says this powerful new net-zero tool enables RETScreen to provide further portfolio-wide decarbonization planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting—all within one single, multilingual platform.


Lighting for learning and gathering at the Eskasoni First Nation

The largest Mi’kmaq community in the world, the Eskasoni First Nation community feels connected to, and is respectful of, its environment. Having driven everything from solar installations to water conservation projects and more throughout the community, it came as no surprise that the Eskasoni FN turned its attention to upgrading the outdated fluorescent lighting within several important community buildings. » Read more

Johnson Controls’ Glendale HQ now a “showcase of solutions”

Johnson Controls celebrated the renovation of its 144,000-sf North American HQ. “This campus has been designed to create a culture of collaboration and sustainability with our OpenBlue digital platform at the core of its design,” said Vijay Sankaran, CTO. Within the headquarters facility, the 12,000-sf innovation centre is an interactive space that expects to host thousands of visitors a year. » Read more

Saint John’s Carnegie Building upgrading its HVAC and lighting

A joint spend of over $384,000 will support retrofits to the Carnegie Building in Saint John, N.B., that aim to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint. The Government of Canada is spending more than $278,000 in this project through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program (GICB), and the City of Saint John is contributing more than $105,000. » Read more


Hornet destratification fan for increased energy efficiency

Big Ass Fans’ Hornet is an “industrial-focused destratification fan”, designed to address temperature distribution in large spaces, such as warehouses, manufacturing plants, etc. It is designed to work independently or in combination with HVLS fans, promising a comprehensive destratification solution. » Learn more


Edgecom’s AI-powered Energy CoPilot for large energy users

Edgecom Energy has introduced an AI-powered tool called “Energy CoPilot”. By integrating data analytics and machine learning, Edgecom says CoPilot “excels in dissecting energy consumption patterns and predicting maintenance needs”, which not only supports energy management strategies but leads to “proactive and efficient operations”. » Learn more


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May 1-2, Moncton, N.B. » More info