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January 26, 2017

NEET program to help non-profits save energy

Non-profit and volunteer agencies in Alberta will benefit from a new $1-million grant to complete energy efficiency audits, the province announced recently.

Submit NOW for IES Illumination Awards

Submissions are now being accepted for the IES’ (Illuminating Engineering Society) 2017 Illumination Awards program, via the Illumination Awards portal. All entries must be submitted by February 17, 2017, at 11:59 pm.

Encycle closes $11.5 million funding round for RTU solution

Encycle Corp. announced it has closed on “the initial tranche of an $11.5 million investment”, leading Prelude Ventures’ Tim Woodward to say, “This capital will fund the commercial launch of Encycle’s SaaS offering [...] Just as virtually all commercial facilities have already adopted LED lighting programs to meet sustainability objectives, RTUs are the next major load to be optimized”.
Featured News 
Laurier solar wall

Laurier’s solar walls seeing the love

More sustainable facilities at Ontario’s Wilfrid Laurier University are in the pipe, thanks to recent government funds. Design work is already underway, the province notes, to renew and modernize building systems on the Waterloo and Brantford campuses, centralizing the energy management system to improve energy efficiency. » Read full article

Bosch Thermotechnology’s ductless heat pump system

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. has announced a new line of high-efficiency Climate 5000 ductless minisplit heat pump systems, available for single-zone or multi-zone applications. » Read full article

HyLite introduces Lotus LED line

HyLite LED Lighting, a division of Arva, has a new line: the Lotus LED, featuring a 180° adjustable mounting arm. » Read full article

Solais releases COB trackhead family

Solais, a manufacturer of LED fixtures and lamps, offers a new family of CoB (chip-on-board) LED trackheads and modules for its recessed multiples and downlights. » Read full article
Events Calendar 

ASHRAE Winter Conference

Date & Location: Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2017 • Las Vegas, Nev.
Info: A gathering of HVAC&R professionals, the ASHRAE Conference includes eight conference tracks and keynote speaker Adam Steltzner, chief engineer EDL, NASA Mars Rover Curiosity and author.
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Ontario Geothermal Association Conference

Date & Location: Feb. 21-22 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: The 7th annual OGA Conference will welcome leaders in the geothermal industry from across North America, highlighting topics such as: private sector low carbon initiatives and “the Enbridge proposition” — can a natural gas utility change the rules for geothermal?
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EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum & Awards

Date & Location: Feb. 23, 2017 • Vaughan, Ont.
Info: The EnerQuality (EQ) Housing Innovation Forum & Awards is a day-long celebration of innovation in high-performance home building for Ontarians, culminating in a gala and awards ceremony recognizing the best of the industry province-wide.
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Date & Location: May 7-11, 2017 • Philadelphia, Pa.
Info: Lightfair International (LFI)—North America’s preeminent annual architectural and commercial lighting tradeshow and conference—is hosting its 2017 edition at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Centre.
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