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July 28, 2016
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Calgary nears halfway point in city-wide lighting retrofit

Two years ago GE began planning with the City of Calgary to replace and upgrade existing streetlight fixtures with LED technology. Earlier this month, the municipality announced it has replaced 30,000 streetlights and is almost finished phase one of the project. >> Read full article

$8-million incentive for Polycon Industries’ CHP plant

Thanks to an $8-million incentive from Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc., Magna International Inc.’s Polycon Industries is well on its way to seeing a 8MW, natural-gas fired combined heat and power plant (CHP) become a reality at its Guelph facility. >> Read full article

Non-profit helps 7-Eleven plan for better energy efficiency

7-Eleven Inc. has begun working with Conservation International (CI) to set “measurable corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals to reduce its environmental footprint”. The chain hopes to reduce its energy footprint in stores and offices by 20% by 2025. >> Read full article

 
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Convectair aims to democratize

Convectair aims to democratize “energy conservation best practices”

Last month, Convectair—a manufacturer and distributor of electric heaters—officially opened its new Centre for Expertise & Training in Sainte Thérèse, Que., which will focus on optimizing and developing energy conservation technologies. >> Learn More…

 
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Wiser Air thermostat with Eco IQ launches in Canada

Developed in its Building Automation & HVAC Centre in Montreal, Schneider Electric just announced its Wiser Air Wi-Fi smart thermostat—featuring the new Eco IQ self-learning feature—is now available across Canada. >> Read full article

HyLite releases shatter-proof VL lamp

HyLite LED Lighting says its plug-in LED lamp for down lighting applications, the VL, delivers 116 lumens per watt with a 120-degree beam angle. >> Read full article >> Read full article

Pfister ups efficiency on select faucets, showerheads

Pfister is upgrading select versions of current faucet families with high efficiency models this summer. According to Pfister, these faucets can reduce water usage by as much as 20%. >> Read full article

 
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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

Connected+ 2016

Date & Location: Oct. 12-13 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The 3rd edition of Connected+ hits the Arcadian Loft in Toronto on Oct. 12-13, 2016. This show is “tailored to meet the industry’s need for a unified and collaborative forum, that paves the way to success in the Internet of Things”. The event features technical workshops, a slew of speakers and an exhibition. Topics include smart homes, smart energy, home automation, connected condos, and more. >> More Info

Energy Smart Show

Date & Location: Oct. 12-13 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: What organizers are calling “the first of its kind,” the Energy Smart Show opens up at the International Centre in Mississauga. An energy efficiency-focused consumer event, it features exhibits by industry product and service providers, workshops and speakers, thought leaders and field experts, and government incentive program representatives. This “one-stop shop” will offer consumers a chance to learn how to reduce their energy usage and save money—at home, in the car, at the office, at the cottage, in their small business and more. >> More Info

The Buildings Show 2016

Date & Location: Nov. 30-Dec. 2 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Buildings Show returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), bringing together Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, the World of Concrete Pavilion, and IIDEXCanada. It is held simultaneously with the Real Estate Forum Toronto. >> More Info