Lighting, Computers, HVAC Promise Most Energy Savings in Canadian Commercial Sector

Lighting, Computers, HVAC Promise Most Energy Savings in Canadian Commercial Sector

Canada could reduce stationary energy consumption by up to 15% by 2035, driven in part by changes to lighting, computer and HVAC equipment in the commercial sector, a new report finds. Doing More with Less: Energy Efficiency Potential in Canada, was recently published by the … Read more…

Toolkits Designed to Help Health Care Facilities Reduce Energy

Toolkits Designed to Help Health Care Facilities Reduce Energy

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care launched two new interactive toolkits aimed at helping health care facilities reduce energy and water consumption. The Coalition’s free GHG and Water Reduction Toolkit shows where reduced utility costs can help organizations meet their environmental targets through best practice … Read more…

Web-Based Tool Monitors Energy

Web-Based Tool Monitors Energy

Energy Ottawa, a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa in Canada, has released the EnergyFlow Monitor, a web-based tool that helps businesses and landlords identify inefficiencies in energy use. The application collects data from individual meters—electric, gas, steam, fuel oil and water—in one-minute intervals. That data is … Read more…

New Technique Offers Easy, Inexpensive Spray-On Solar Power

New Technique Offers Easy, Inexpensive Spray-On Solar Power

Researchers with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto and IBM Canada’s Research and Development Centre have invented a new way to spray solar cells onto flexible surfaces using minuscule light-sensitive materials known as colloidal quantum dots (CQDs). The invention … Read more…

Older US Cities Face District Energy, CHP Roadblocks; Canada Forges Ahead

Older US Cities Face District Energy, CHP Roadblocks; Canada Forges Ahead

Older cities face significant obstacles in installing district energy and combined heat and power systems, according to a new report. Meanwhile Vancouver, BC moves forward with its plans to expand district heating. New Energy for Older Cities: District Energy, Combined Heat and Power, and the … Read more…

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