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Volume 2 • Issue 13


Acting for a greener Canada: a report and ideas

A colleague recently said that our society was energy intoxicated. I interpreted his words to mean that we abuse our resources. A group of Canadian experts from all disciplines has focused over the past two years on the future of Canada's climate and energy, and how to conserve these valuable resources. You will see some of their recommendations in this issue. Note that our industry is not only at the heart of green strategies, but also the vanguard. Even better, these energies could make us much more prosperous. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek

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EFC New Website EFC Releases New Adaptive, Responsive Website
The Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) website upgrades mean that Blackberry, iPhone, Android and iPad users, along with desktop viewers, will have a viewing experience that matches their platform.
MCEE 2015 MCEE 2015 New Product Competition
Energy efficient and innovative products will be featured in a new product competition during the MCEE trade show taking place April 22-23 in Montreal.
Bamber E.B. Horsman & Son Announces 3 Promotions, 1 Appointment
Western Canada's largest independently owned and operated electrical wholesaler has made four appointments and promotions.

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Economy: Report

Acting on Climate Change: Solutions from Canadian Scholars

Climate Change In response to a global call to action from UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon, a group representing 30 Canadian universities has identified 10 policy orientations that could allow Canada to immediately transition towards a low carbon economy. A number of actions could be immediately implemented. The actions come with costs, but doing nothing will pose its own costs, says the group. Read More

Codes & Standards

Streamlining Green Buildings: USGBC, ASHRAE, ICC, IES, and AIA Collaborate on a Single Code

Streamlining green buildings In an unprecedented commitment to cooperation, the International Code Council (ICC), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and ASHRAE are collaborating on the next editions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), ASHRAE Standard 189.1, and the LEED standard. The organizations say the effort should encourage the construction of more sustainable buildings. Read More

Economy: Green

Billions in Revenue Forecast for Energy Efficient Building Products and Services

Energy efficient building Today's building stock accounts for substantial global energy use, putting pressure on governments and corporations to reduce their carbon footprints and energy-related spending. As a result, energy efficiency has become a broad-based strategy to solve both of these challenges. According to a recent report, cumulative revenue from energy efficient building products and services is expected to total more than $4.3 billion from 2015 to 2023. Read More


EFC 2015 Scholarship Program Includes Sustainable Development

EFC Scholarships A $3500 scholarship sponsored by Convectair, for any Canadian college or university student in sustainable development, engineering, and electronics and environmental studies, is just one of 52 scholarships available through Electro-Federation Canada's 2015 Scholarship Program. Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says March 31

5-Year Look at Copper Pricing

This at-a-glance look at copper pricing captures its dramatic fluctuations year to year.

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Product Focus

New Smaller Footprint: Siemens P3 Type Lighting Panel

Siemens P3 Panel Sized more like a lighting panel, the P3 packs the power of a distribution panel in a space-saving design. Siemens P3 panel will now offer the following possibilities:
• Install branch breakers rated for 22kA and 25kA at 600V... Read More

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