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June 11, 2018

ConvectairConvectair, a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance electric heating products installed in Quebec, hosted a second meeting of its “Watchful Home” community of interest. This second event organized in the form of a panel took place within the framework of Movin’On, the world summit on sustainable mobility, organized by Michelin. More than 50 participants attended the event combining active members of the Watchful Home community as well as experts in sustainable mobility.

“The Watchful Home” community of interest is part of Convectair’s long-term vision of energy efficiency and the search for constant improvement in the comfort of its customers.

This meeting explored how the concepts of a Watchful Home and sustainable mobility intersect. Three speakers were invited to explore this connection from different angles, including:
• the possibilities of internal architectural mobility offered by a Watchful Home

• new services that a Watchful Home could offer citizens with reduced mobility as well as seniors

• the method a Watchful Home could use vehicles to rally the concept of an energy efficient home and that of sustainable mobility seeking to reduce its environmental footprint
Together, the participants discovered that such a Watchful Home could actually use its internal potential as well as external tools, such as vehicles, to push the limits of the comfort and well-being offered by a home. This notion opens the door to new possibilities for services and products that can meet the needs of consumers.

“The Watchful Home” community of interest aims in particular to develop the theme of a caring home, original refinement of smart home evolved and humanistic. It also seeks to feed the reflection on the real needs of the consumers concerning the improvement of comfort and access to products and services that promote quality of life and well-being. This community will conduct workshops several times a year with the aim of leading to a rational, thoughtful and targeted realization of products and services desired by consumers.


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June 25, 2018

Sponsored by Schneider Electric

Today we are all concerned with the energy we consume within our homes. But how many truly understand the ins and outs of home energy use, and where exactly does the electrician and the development of energy management systems come into play. There is much to consider when discussing home energy use. The consumer first off needs to be informed about energy use, how it is calculated and ultimately billed if they are to make changes to their energy consumption rates. But in terms of educating consumers does the residential electrician have a role? And beyond that are manufacturers developing products designed to help electricians and consumers better understand residential energy use? Throughout this article we will deal with each of these important questions.

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A new “future ready” circuit breaker from Schneider Electric is described by the company as the next generation of power distribution for the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Masterpact MTZ increases efficiency and can adapt to ever-evolving needs for safety, reliability and sustainability. The world is becoming more connected, electric, digitized, decarbonized, and decentralized, says Schneider Electric. Power distribution is facing new regulations, becoming more seamless and connected. 

Masterpact MTZ is the latest in a series of circuit breaker innovations, following Masterpact M, and then Masterpact NT/NW.

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Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts of Saint John, New Brunswick. Since 2013 Jeremy has steadily grown Total Electrical Solutions in the residential, commercial and construction sectors. The growth is primarily the result of Jeremy’s customer first philosophy, plus his over 20 years of industry experience.

Jeremy grew up learning about the industry from his father who was an electrical contractor. Jeremy spent his early years helping and watching his father as a contractor and business owner. After high school Jeremy was, like many, not wholly aware of the course he wished to take and so he began an electrical apprenticeship at his father’s company.

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