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Thunder Bay RetrofitThunder Bay Hydro recognized four local businesses at its 2015 Retrofit Excellence in Energy Efficiency & Conservation Awards. Each award recipient has made a significant impact on Thunder Bay’s green economy over the past year, demonstrating leadership to save energy by participating in the Thunder Bay Hydro saveONenergy Retrofit Program. The conservation program provides incentives for commercial operations to install newer, more energy efficient solutions.

Two new awards have been added to this year’s initiative. The Not-For-Profit Award recognizes one local organization that has exhibited leadership in energy efficiency through the Retrofit Program, while the Electrical Distributor Award is being presented to the distributor that conducted the highest amount of retrofits in the community this year. 

The recipients of the 2015 Retrofit Excellence in Energy Efficiency & Conservation Awards are as follows:

Best Western PLUS Nor’Wester Hotel & Conference Centre

- Interior & Exterior LED Lighting

Bombardier Transportation in Thunder Bay

- Installed commercial high-bay lighting

George Jeffrey Children’s Centre

- LED lighting fixtures

MGM Electric Limited

- Secured the most Retrofit projects in 2014

The Retrofit Program involves upgrades to high efficiency equipment such as lighting, motors and heating, and for installing new control systems. In 2014 over 100 retrofits were completed in Thunder Bay, saving over 3.9 million kWh. In total $493,000 was paid out in incentives to local participating businesses. “It is exciting to see the increasing adoption of energy efficient solutions by local organizations;” stated Jake Allen, Energy Services Advisor of Thunder Bay Hydro. “Better energy management can help organizations cut costs but in addition to as helping the bottom line, many organizations know that energy efficiency is a substantial business growth opportunity.”

Thunder Bay Hydro Conservation is now seeking 2015 RETROFIT Recruits to participate in the program over the next year.  Allen added “With a large focus on lighting in 2014, we are challenging Thunder Bay businesses to consider upgrading HVAC units, motors, controls, ventilation systems along with refrigeration.

Read full details of Award Winners at www.netnewsledger.com

 

 

 

EFCElectro‐Federation Canada (EFC) and Cámara Nacional de Manufacturas Eléctricas (CANAME) of Mexico, have submitted joint recommendations to their respective governments to safeguard future trade in North America.

The recommendations call on the strong need for governments to retain, modernize and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in order to increase market access, reduce business costs and improve global competitiveness.

Read more: EFC NAFTA Recommendations...

 

CSA

Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and changes to better help electrical workers in the safe maintenance of electrical equipment and create safer electrical installations.

This edition features important revisions to many sections. For example, Section 26 now mandates the use of tamper-resistant receptacles in additional areas where children may be present. Section 62 now requires ground fault circuit interrupter protection for heating devices and controls in proximity to tubs, sinks, and shower stalls. Section 10 has been updated, reorganized, and significantly reduced in length.

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