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Volume 2 • Issue 28


The holiday season has begun

Since the Canadian dollar is better for business than for holidays abroad, perhaps you'll be choosing a local destination to recharge your batteries. You'll find maybe like me that green energy improves and enriches our experience, even when surrounded by nature. Summer is also a season that lends itself to improve ourselves. Here in this issue is an opportunity to better understand the CE Code through our contributor Bill Burr. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor


PanAm Games Five Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Facilities Earn LEED Green Building Certification
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is pleased to announce that five of the official facilities constructed for the upcoming TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification...
Women in Engineering Scholarship Hydro One Honours Recipients of Women in Engineering Scholarship
Carm Marcello, President and CEO of Hydro One, presented the awards alongside employees Judy McKellar, Tom Kydd and Lyla Garzouzi…
Southwire's Transitioning Leadership Southwire's Transitioning Leadership
Southwire Company has named Rich Stinson as its president as the company begins a transition in leadership…

Codes & Standards

Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I - Instalment 3

By Bill Burr
Electrical conductors The CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the information you need. This series of articles provides a guide to help users find their way through this critical document. In this article: Section 4. It is not intended to replace the notes in Appendix B or the explanations of individual requirements contained in the CEC Handbook, but will hopefully provide some help in navigating the code... Read More

Green Energy

Going Green in Nature

By Line Goyette
Going green in nature Bonaventure Island, part of a national park off the coast of Gaspé, receives 50,000 visitors each summer. This year the park celebrates its 30th anniversary. People come for its built heritage (a reflection of the historic French fishery that lasted until the 20th century) and its 572 species of plants, but above all the island is one of North America's largest migratory bird sanctuaries, including the world's most spectacular and accessible colony of Northern Gannets (100,000). Welcoming visitors to the island are an information centre, restaurant and shop. Why go green in a national park? "We wanted to reduce our environmental footprint while taking into account our needs and the services we offer visitors," says park director Rémi Plourde... Read More


Lighting the Way for Our Aging Eyes

Aging eyes People 65 and older are North America's fastest growing demographic group. Along with the rapid growth of this category comes a host of new products, services, and outreach activities, says the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). One of these is the need for home lighting designed especially for the aging eye. Here's a primer, courtesy of IES' Lighting Your Way to Better Vision... Read More

Renewable Energy

Seven Surprising Realities Behind The Great Transition to Renewable Energy

renewable energy The global transition to clean, renewable energy and away from nuclear and fossils is well under way, with remarkable developments happening every day. The Great Transition by Lester Brown, Janet Larsen, Matt Roney, and Emily Adams lays out a tremendous range of these developments. Here are seven that may surprise you: 1) solar is now so cheap that global adoption appears unstoppable… Read More

Survey Says

Survey Says July 14

What Electrical Contractors with 12 Different Employers Earn

12 employers, 12 different median salaries. A number of factors not measured here could account for a range in salaries.

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Product Focus

Eaton's LED Roadway Luminaire: High Performance, Energy Savings and Affordability

Eaton's LED Roadway Luminaire Eaton's Streetworks Verdeon LED roadway luminaire meets all the critical requirements for any roadway application including high performance, long life, low maintenance and low cost — energy savings up to 50% when compared to standard high-intensity discharge (HID) solutions... Read More

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue
  • Dimming Protocols: Part II
    Lighting controls are readily used in commercial, industrial and residential buildings to save energy, but the origin of lighting controls is in the theatre. London's Savoy Theatre was the first in the world to install an electric lighting system in 1881; it used over 1,150 lights to illuminate the stage and auditorium. In 1903, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City had a similar system featuring 96 resistance dimmers. These first controllers were bulky and required manual operation. We've come a long way since then...



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