Electrical Industry Newsweek is published by Kerrwil Publications Limited with support from the Electrical Council, Electro-Federation Canada

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR

In the neighbour's backyard and our own

It is always interesting to compare ourselves to others, especially the great and even the very great. In terms of responding to climate change, our industry adapts quickly, especially to environmental changes. Best practices in sustainable development are well established and adapted to different environments, in both design and maintenance applications. Good reading.

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek
linegoyette@kerrwil.com


 

CHANGING SCENE

2014 EFC scholarship applications: 10 days left to apply
TELUS to invest $2.6 billion across Alberta through 2016
Licensed electrical contractor and general contractor convicted for illegal electrical work


Introducing Square D™ SurgeLoc for NQ Panelboards

Easy Installation, Space Saving, Money Saving Design

Schneider Electric is pleased to announce the release of the innovative Surgelogic SurgeLoc, a new line of commercial surge that provides advanced power and equipment protection for Square D™ NQ panelboards. Engineered with input from contractors and specifiers, the innovative SurgeLoc device from Schneider Electric™ has revolutionized commercial surge protection. Read More


Green Pages

Canada Tops U.S. List of Other Countries Adopting LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) assigns Canada the highest ranking in a list of top 10 countries for LEED outside of the United States.

Rankings are based on cumulative gross square meters (GSM) of space certified to LEED in each nation as of April 2014. Canada tops the list, with 17.74 million GSM of LEED space. Collectively, Canada boasts 4,068 total LEED-registered and -certified projects, representing 58.66 million total GSM of LEED space. China and India, two of the world's fastest growing economies and rapid adopters of sustainable building practices, took second and third place on the list, respectively boasting 14.30 million and 11.64 million GSM of LEED-certified space.

Other Asian nations in the top 10 include South Korea, at No. 4 with 3.84 million GSM of LEED-certified space; Taiwan, at No. 5 with 2.98 million GSM; and Singapore, at No. 8 with 2.16 million GSM. In Europe, Germany and Finland secured spots 6 and 10, respectively — Germany with 2.90 million GSM of LEED-certified space and Finland with 1.45 million. Read More

Safety

Making a Business Case for Mental Health

Mental health in the workplace affects all workplaces: on any given week, 500,000 Canadians will not go to work because of mental illness. Keeping your workforce healthy and productive is simply smart business and good for the bottom line. Many free resources exist for workplaces, including the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, the first of its kind in the world. Launched in 2013, it has already garnered attention and uptake across all sectors and sizes as leaders champion the need to focus on psychological health and safety in the workplace. Read More

Peers and Profiles

Williams Engineering Canada: Engage, Innovate, Inspire

Allen Williams had a dream: to strike out on his own and open an engineering firm. In 1978 that dream became a reality when he opened a mechanical and forensic engineering firm in Edmonton, AB. He envisioned that a multi-disciplinary firm was the model for the future. The firm soon created civil and structural departments followed by geotechnical, environmental, and eventually electrical, building science, and municipal planning services. He believed in employee ownership and a healthy work/life balance, which are still part of the firm's core values. Allen was an ethical man and demonstrated this first and foremost in his business and personal life. Read More

SURVEY SAYS

Electrical Engineering Employment Growth Estimates by Province 2014 - 2019





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