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April 28, 2016
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UBC to study energy-efficient Home of Tomorrow

Ground has been broken on The Home of Tomorrow, part of an energy-efficiency research project involving FortisBC, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Okanagan College in Kelowna’s Wilden subdivision. >> Read full article

Enhanced HVAC controls deliver savings to North York hospital

Energy efficiency projects are nothing new to North York General Hospital (NYGH), which has provided care for patients and their families in north Toronto since 1968. However, this time around staff wanted to better control the building’s ventilation system. >> Read full article

NIST Net-Zero house quadruples energy surplus in 2nd year

Tweaking ventilation and temperature control systems—along with a mild winter—helped the experimental Net Zero-energy house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST in the U.S.) quadruple the amount of surplus energy it sent to the grid during its second year-long demonstration. >> Read full article

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Star-bright lights for a place that never quits

Star-bright lights for a place that never quits

“Lights out” isn’t an option at Toronto Pearson International Airport—ever. That’s why changing bulbs and retrofitting lighting fixtures is no small task, calling for thorough planning, says Carl Rodgers, manager of energy conservation at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). >> Learn More…


Broan-NuTone’s InVent fans cut down on leakage

Broan-NuTone has introduced the InVent series of fans and fan/lights suited for mid-range ventilation fans. Contractors can use just one fan for both new construction or retrofit applications, Broan-NuTone says, thanks to the series’ FoldAway mounting ears. >> Read full article

Standard Products presents LED LRCB series

Standard Products says its new LED Centre Basket luminaires (LRCB series) are a “shallow, recessed architectural luminaire, ideal for commercial office spaces, schools, hospitals and retail spaces.” The lights are available in 120V-277V in several colour temperatures. >> Read full article

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Wattstopper’s DLM 0-10V controller

Wattstopper’s DLM 0-10V controller: LMRC-110 series

Legrand has added the Wattstopper 0-10V digital room controllers, the LMRC-110 series, to its suite of Digital Lighting Management (DLM) load controllers. These products simplify code mandated multi-level control requirements and integration into intelligent buildings, the company says. >> Learn more...

 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

AEE Southern Ontario Chapter Meeting

Date & Location: June 15 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Association of Energy Engineers - Southern Ontario Chapter is hosting its June chapter meeting on June 15, 2016. All AEESOC meetings are hosted at the Toronto Congress Centre at 650 Dixon Rd. >> More Info