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August 12, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Sifton installs Canada’s first solar energy storage LED streetlight
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More shades for Legrand with Solarfective acquisition

Legrand has acquired Solarfective Products Limited, a manufacturer of standard and custom shading systems for commercial applications. Solarfective will become part of Legrand, North America’s Building Control Systems business. >> Read full article

Report forecasts revenue growth in commercial building retrofits

The global revenue for energy efficiency commercial building retrofits is expected to grow from $71.4 billion in 2016 to $100.8 billion in 2025, according to a new report from Navigant Research. >> Read full article

Shower flow rates among changes for Codes Canada

About 600 changes were introduced in the 2015 editions of the National Model Construction Codes, now known as Codes Canada and some will impact energy management. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Canada’s first solar energy storage LED streetlight

Sifton installs Canada’s first solar energy storage LED streetlight

At The Erinview—one of its properties in Mississauga, Ont.—developer Sifton Properties announced the installation of what it claims to be Canada’s first solar energy storage LED streetlight, manufactured by ClearWorld LLC. >> Learn More…


Cord, stake & mounting options with Hubbell’s MBUL

Hubbell Outdoor Lighting is calling its new mini decorative LED bullet the MBUL, a compact floodlight capable of replacing 50W to 70W HID, 100W incandescent or 84W CFL luminaries. >> Read full article

Prescolite adds trims to LiteBox

Prescolite has added two new trims to its 5-in. LiteBox surface-mount line: LBSQ5LEDA-square and LBS5LEDA DG-drop glass. >> Read full article

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

 Event Calendar 

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

Energy into Action Fall 2016

Date & Location: Sept. 21 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Spend a day with industry experts and energy professionals exploring new technological innovations and the future state of energy conservation in Ontario at Energy into Action. The event will feature plenary sessions, industry exhibitors, networking and more. >> 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