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May 26, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Energy Summit tips hat to innovation & energy managers
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Hacking SmartThings home automation platform not that hard

Cybersecurity researchers at the University of Michigan were able to hack into a leading smart home automation system and, essentially, get the code to a home’s front door. >> Read full article

How to make energy efficiency sexy for the Twitterverse

“If you can’t measure it, then you can’t manage it.” Indeed, installing meters and employing robust measurement and verification methods and protocols is indispensable to building and enhancing the credibility of the entire sustainable energy sector. But another, newer saying may also apply to energy efficiency (EE): “If you can’t tweet about it, then you won’t do it”. >> Read full article

Final year of free fridge pick-up with SaskPower

SaskPower’s Fridge Recycling Program is back for its final year, announced the utility. As in previous years, you can call or book online for a crew to pick up old fridges or freezers to be recycled, for free. >> Read full article

 
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Energy Summit tips hat to innovation & energy managers

Energy Summit tips hat to innovation & energy managers

“Energy costs are controllable and they should be managed with the same expertise and passion used to manage the other parts of a business,” said Bruce Bremer of Bremer Energy Consulting during an “Energy Treasure Hunt” session at the Energy Summit 2016, hosted last week in Niagara Falls by the Canadian Industrial Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) and Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC). >> Learn More…

 
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Douglas Lighting Controls brings wireless to parking garage

Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic Group, introduced its DLC Bluetooth fixture controller and sensor recently. >> Read full article

Greenlite’s V2.0 LEDX series

Greenlite launched its V2.0 LEDX filament series recently at LightFair 2016 in San Diego, Calif., which features the same physical appearance as standard bulbs but boasts a 15,000-hour life and over 85% energy savings, according to the company. >> Read full article

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Roxul Safe insulation board suited for fire-stopping

Roxul Safe insulation board suited for fire-stopping

With the introduction of Roxul Safe, designers, architects and specifiers will now have access to a new line of board insulation products “specifically engineered and produced as a fire-stopping material for commercial, industrial and residential buildings”. >> Learn more...

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Ontario Energy Challenge

Date & Location: June 14-15 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Ontario Energy Challenge will hear from energy experts, its Conference Steering Committee and other speakers about developing recommendations to be submitted to the Ontario Government on what should be incorporated into the Ontario Long Term Energy Plan. >> 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

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

ASHRAE 2016 conference

Date & Location: June 25-29 • St. Louis, Mo.
Info: The ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference will get underway at America’s Center Convention Complex and Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel. “A new ‘Smart Building Systems’ track for this conference addresses the revolution in information technology applied to the built environment,” said Tom Kuehn, conference program chair. Organizers say the event will attract some 2500 conference attendees and meeting participants. >> More Info

AEE Southern Ontario September Chapter Meeting

Date & Location: Sept. 14 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Association of Energy Engineers - Southern Ontario Chapter is hosting its September chapter meeting on September 14, 2016. All AEESOC meetings are hosted at the Toronto Congress Centre at 650 Dixon Rd. >> More Info