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Electro CablesTrenton, ON-based wire and cable manufacturer Electro Cables has announced the retirement of Regional Sales Manager Terry James has.

 

 

EFCFour recipients received awards at this year’s Electrical Council’s (EC) annual conference. Two Lifetime Honorary Awards were presented during an evening gala that saw over 500 industry leaders in attendance. Richard Ferguson of Nedco was awarded the

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EFCFifty-six students pursuing a career in the electrical, electronics, and telecommunications industries are beneficiaries of a 2014 Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) scholarship. Financial support for the 2014 program comes from 44 organizations in

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The IT & Telecom Committee of Consumer Electronic Marketers of Canada Association (CEMC), a division of Electro-Federation Canada, has changed its name to the Communication Solutions Manufacturers Association (CSMA).  Still part of CEMC, this move

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Joris Myny

May 31 — just weeks away — is the application deadline for the 2014 EFC Scholarship Program. Now in its 19th year, the program has already awarded over $600,000 to Canadian post-secondary students enrolled in a discipline that would lead to a

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ElectrozadWilliam C. Smith, President of Electrozad Supply announces that their Board of Directors have approved an amalgamation of the three Electrozad Corporations effective February 1, 2015. Electrozad Supply Company Limited, Electrozad Supply Co.

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Commercial Lighting The ongoing sea change between fluorescent and light-emitting diode (LED) lighting technologies amounts to a significant disruption for the lighting industry, potentially changing the methods by which lighting is provided and sold to customers. As a

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innoventeBased in Quebec, Innoventé produces renewable energy from organic waste from industrial, agricultural and municipal sources. This unique, patented Quebec technology transforms waste into electricity, heat and fertilizer while reducing greenhouse

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Standby IndicatorA quick breakdown of how the cumulative consumption of small devices is draining massive amounts of electricity. While being able to turn on a load of laundry with our phone is convenient, there’s a hidden cost as it must be fully on to maintain

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McGraw Hill ConstructionAccording to an industry survey by McGraw Hill Construction and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), energy-efficient buildings cost more to make but less to operate. With the life cycle of a typical office building pegged at 40 years, those

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Westbury EnerkamEnerkem has received $1 million for a renewable energy project that will see the company produce electricity from biomass and other waste. It’s all part of Quebec’s Technoclimat program, which encourages the development of new technologies and

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MercuryThe first of their kind in Canada, the Products Containing Mercury Regulations will introduce new limits on the amount of mercury allowed in different types of mercury-containing products to be manufactured and imported, such as fluorescent and

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EpecThe annual IEEE Canada Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2015) will take place in London, Ontario, Canada from October 26 to 28, 2015. London is located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, midway between Toronto and Detroit.

 

 

Structured CablingOn December 24, 2013, a fire and explosion rocked a Regina, SK refinery. In the past two years, explosions struck BC mills in Maple Ridge, Prince George and Ruskin. Incidents such as these can cost lives and millions of dollars in damages.

Codes and StandardsSince my last article on this subject in January, last year, Section 18 of the 2015 23rd Edition of The Canadian Electrical Code has been extensively revised. Consequently this article provides a necessary update. Hazardous environments continue to require

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Hydro MeterThe Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has directed Ontario’s Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) to replace and discontinue use of the iConATM Generation 3.2 remote disconnect meters manufactured by Sensus (typically referred to as the Sensus 3.2 with

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CounterfeitCounterfeit and unapproved products comprise everyone in the electrical industry: manufacturers, distributors, contractors, and consumers. Besides putting end users at risk, these products undermine public confidence and damage the reputations of

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Flooding ULAfter flooding in Burlington, the Electrical Safety Authority sent a notice to Ontarians on what to do in the case of flooding. 

Home Electrical SafetyThis fall ESFI-Canada is encouraging Canadians to make safe and responsible decisions about their electrical system with a campaign highlighting potential hazards that can result in home fires. Launched October 1, the campaign builds on national fire

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Electrical SafetyIn the fall 2014 the Electrical Safety Foundation International – Canada (ESFI-Canada) defined a strategic direction that focused on addressing a significant gap in electrical safety. Existing data on electrical fires and documentation of concerns

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ESFI CanadaESFI-Canada members voted unanimously to dissolve the organization as of December 31, 2014. The organization, introduced in the fall of 2011, had worked to become a leading national electrical safety advocacy organization focused on reducing

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 espo-350Organized by the Rotary Club of Oakville West and the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, the awards recognize companies that excel in their business category. 

Aaron KlessWorldwide, leading facility managers and operations professionals are scrutinizing their energy use and re-evaluating traditional lighting choices — even high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) — in search of energy savings. In fact, rapidly escalating energy

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Aaron KlessIn the March 25 issue of Electrical Industry Newsweek, Aaron Kless laid out the first 2 parts of a 4-part guide to assessing the costs and benefits of various lighting solutions, incorporating lessons learned from more than 100 million square feet of

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EvergreenThe Toronto Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (“IES Toronto”) has launched a lighting design competition for its emerging professional members and students. The competition is a unique opportunity for future lighting

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Future ForumElectro-Federation Canada (EFC)’s 2014 Future Forum, geared for electrical marketing and technical professionals, offers insight on how to strengthen and expand your sales and marketing strategies, taking into account new market trends and

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CounterfeitingCounterfeit products are a scourge for everyone in the supply chain: manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers. In addition to putting end users at risk, these products undermine public confidence and damage the reputations of manufacturers, distributors and retailers. If you suspect a product is counterfeit, these FAQs can help you figure out your next steps.

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Energy ConsumptionCloud computing and mobile devices leads to an increase of energy facilities. There are now 4 million network antennas on the planet, and the new standard (LTE or 4G) consumes 60 times more energy than 2G technology. Data centers are true

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Safety AwardsNational Electrical Contractors Association’s (NECA) Safety Awards Program recognizes member contractors that make safety and health-related work practices a core value within their companies and back up their commitment with results.

 


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Cloud

There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, and applications via the Internet with pay-as-you-go or subscription-based pricing. Cloud computing means that instead of all the computer hardware, software, and data that you are using sitting somewhere inside your company’s network, it’s provided and managed for you as a service by another company and you access it over the Internet. 

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Jean-Marc Myette

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Meeting people in our industry often comes with surprises. This was the case with Jean-Marc Myette, Business Development Manager of ABB’s Electrification Products Division and chair of the Board of Electro-Federation Canada’s Quebec section. Not only does he know the electrical industry down to the most minute product and technological innovations, he is also a professional car racer on sabbatical, and someone very involved in his business community and personal life.

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