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April 14, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Sto Canada opens its first Canadian sales centre
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Concept Illumination switching Mirabel over to LEDs

The city of Mirabel, Que. has granted an exclusive five-year deal to Concept Illumination to replace existing high-pressure sodium lighting within the municipality with LED fixtures, as well as install new outdoor LED lighting to meet the needs of its various urban, industrial and rural communities. >> Read full article

B.C. builder: Double-wall construction = high efficiency

The BC Building Code now requires builders to report the effective R-value of their wall assemblies, rather than the nominal (estimated) value. And as the traditional becomes a thing of the past, builders are seeking new energy-efficient wall solutions. >> Read full article

Integrated demand-side management spending to rise

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for integrated demand-side management (IDSM), focusing on energy efficiency and demand response (DR) programs, with market forecasts for spending, through 2025. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Sto Canada opens its first Canadian sales centre

Sto Canada opens its first Canadian sales centre

Sto Canada Ltd.—a producer of a range of cladding and coating systems for building construction, maintenance and restoration—has launched its first sales centre in Canada, and Energy Manager was there for the grand opening. >> Learn More…


ASHRAE’s 13th datacom book explores IT

The 13th book in ASHRAE’s Datacom Series, “IT Equipment Design Impact on Data Centre Solutions,” is now available. The book was developed by ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 9.9, Mission Critical Facilities, Data Centres, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment. >> Read full article

Osram Sylvania’s Contractor series

Osram Sylvania says its new Contractor series LED portfolio is the first-to-market one that includes lighting solutions rated up to 11,000 hours (L70) at “price points for practically any socket.” These products reduce energy and maintenance costs, the company says, but have a traditional shape. >> Read full article

Get warm LED colour from Cree’s RSW streetlight

There’s a new streetlight on the block thanks to Cree: the RSW. Cree is calling it “the first of a new generation of streetlights that deliver LED savings in a warm colour temperature”. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

CHBA’s Net Zero Energy Builder Boot Camp

Date & Location: May 2 • Kelowna, B.C.
Info: In this 1-day intensive Net Zero Energy (NZE) Builder Boot Camp, hosted by the Canadian Home Builders Association and part of its 73rd national conference, you’ll hear from experienced builders and Energy Advisors on a variety of techniques for how to take a home to NZE performance. Lessons learned in past projects and the next steps along the “road” to NZE will be highlighted. >> More Info

ReWork Connected Home Summit

Date & Location: May 12-13 • Boston, Mass.
Info: The Re.Work Connected Home Summit brings together leading industry players, new startups and breakthrough research to create smarter and more efficient homes. The event will showcase the next generation of home automation devices, powered by the Internet of Things, connected devices, low-cost sensors and more. >> More Info

EMC and NRCan’s Energy Summit

Date & Location: May 17-18 • Niagara Falls, Ont.
Info: Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) in partnership with Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Industrial Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) says it is bringing together the country’s leading energy subject-matter-experts, industry leaders and energy efficiency suppliers, to share best practices and the latest innovations in industrial energy efficiency on a national stage. Energy Summit 2016 is building the case for ‘Efficiency Meets Profitability’, providing the latest resources, tools and information essential for Canadian businesses to maximize growth and improve profits, while reducing their environmental impact. >> More Info

2016 BOMA International Annual Conference

Date & Location: June 25-28 • Washington, D.C.
Info: The 2016 BOMA International Annual Conference is focused on best practices and emerging trends or issues, advancements and challenges the commercial real estate industry faces. It attracts over 3000 commercial real estate professionals, organizers say. The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 17 international affiliates. >> More Info