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Volume 2 • Issue 26


Be green and productive — it's possible and desirable

In our industry, we attend many conferences. We see emerging trends, new technological solutions that sometimes transform the market quickly, other times less so. It's hard to pinpoint the moment that green technologies went mainstream, but they are no longer the preserve of a minority, and we're now finding applications for them that previously belonged solely to the established technologies that preceded them. It seems that even productivity at work is now linked to a green environment. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek


UL 943 GFCI UL 943 GFCI Standard Changes
NEMA along with Underwriters Laboratories has announced changes to UL 943 Standard for Safety for GFCIs…
Hammond Guelph Hammond Manufacturing Receives $1.5 Million from Ontario
Ontario is partnering with Hammond Manufacturing to expand production at its Guelph plant, creating 55 new jobs and retaining 324 positions over five years…
Solar Ontario 2015 Solar Ontario 2015 Annual Conference Report from CanSIA
CanSIA and Hannover Fairs (Canada), Inc. has announced that Solar Ontario's 5th Annual Conference attracted 300 delegates from across Canada, the United States, Europe and China…

Wind Power

The Data Are In: Wind Energy Has Become the Leading Choice for New Electricity Generating Capacity

By Robert Hornung
Wind Energy Some critics of wind energy love to point out that while wind energy is making a significant and rapidly growing contribution to electricity generation in Canada and around the world, its overall contribution is still relatively small compared to conventional sources of electricity generation. What these critics fail to recognize is that the contribution made by conventional sources of electricity generation represent a historical legacy — they do not reflect modern investments in the electricity grid... Read More


The Lost Productivity Cost of Not Being Green

By Kerry Kilpatrick
Green Business Remember the 80/20 rule? That rule details how 20% of activity typically yields 80% of results. It now appears that roughly the same numbers apply to green, energy efficient workplaces and business productivity. Depending on which industry is analyzed, the total cost of the workforce can represent close to 70% of business expense. When employee costs are high it's easy to put the other 30% (which includes the cost of energy efficiency/green upgrades) low on the list of priorities for investing... Read More

Codes & Standards

Offshore Windfarms Set to Fly with New Standard for Their Ports

By Clare Naden
Offshore wind energy Offshore wind energy is a growing business, providing enormous potential to meet the world's energy needs. But with their structures based at sea, building them has always posed a number of challenges. Now those challenges can be significantly reduced with a new standard for ports and marine operations for offshore wind energy structures. ISO's new international standard will help that development, improving the safety and accessibility of the sites... Read More


Investment in New Housing Up in April

New home construction April Investment in new housing construction rose 2.3% to $3.9 billion in April compared with the same month in 2014. Higher investment in apartment and apartment-condominium building construction was responsible for most of the national advance, rising 7.9% to $1.3 billion. Increased spending in row house construction (+5.9% to $383 million) and semi-detached dwelling construction (+3.2% to $229 million) also contributed to the advance. Single-family dwellings were the lone component to register a decline... Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says June 30

What Electrical Contractors Earn

Construction project managers top the list, with electrical project managers close behind.

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Product Focus

Beghelli Introduces Acciaio Eco LED

Acciaio Eco Acciaio Eco LED is the evolution of a luminaire class. The simplicity of Acciaio Eco LED, combined with its structural integrity, make it a suitable product to be installed in particularly harsh conditions, thanks to the degree of protection. The Acciaio Eco LED is rated IP66 for installation in wet location and dust filled environments. It's also suitable for wash down areas with high psi... Read More



Training, networking and professional development opportunities for members of Canada's electrical industry.

Clean Energy Summit,
July 14-15, Raleigh, NC

Purchasing & Design East
July 19-21
Nashville, TN

18th Annual OEL Industry Golf Tournament
August 15
Nobleton, ON

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