Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Stelpro Products Recognized for Outstanding DesignFebruary 18, 2019

Once again, Stelpro is recognized for the design excellence of its products, this time in the latest edition of the Good Design Awards. The Maestro smart thermostat range was recognized in the electronics category, while Orléans and Oasis fan heaters were recognized in the household category.

The Good Design competition is the most prestigious and recognized nationwide design competition in the world. It is organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, in collaboration with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The awards recognize excellence in all facets of design, from aesthetics to materials, technology and user interface. Stelpro products were selected from a record number of submissions from 47 countries.

Stelpro’s Maestro smart thermostats are the most complete and advanced solution for electric heating management. They offer total comfort control thanks to their various features, including activity-based management and grouping rooms into zones. Geofencing, which automatically lowers the temperature when occupants are away, colour codes that provide useful feedback and consumption reports can generate up to 25% in energy savings. The Maestro application lets users manage their home’s heating anytime, anyplace, in a simple and intuitive way. The ecosystem also includes the Orléans family of convectors and fan heaters, which connect directly to Maestro through an integrated thermostat.

Stelpro’s Orléans and Oasis fan heaters also garnered awards at the 11th edition of the Grands Prix du Design and have redefined industry standards with their distinctive design that features clean and fluid lines. Thermodynamic analysis led to the development of an innovative architecture that ensures optimal comfort is achieved and maintained, as well as a silent and efficient operating mode. 

 


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CSAClimate change and its associated impacts will play a central role in Canada's electricity future. In fact, the Conference Board of Canada estimates that approximately $347.5 billion will need to be invested in electricity infrastructure to maintain the system reliability we have today. Making smart investments now can improve the system and help to avoid more severe climate related costs in the future.

“The critical infrastructure we rely on to power our daily lives must remain resilient to more damaging and frequent extreme weather events,” says Mary Cianchetti, President of Standards at CSA Group. “Standards play a critical role in making that happen.

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BCEA Victoria Trade Show

The BC Electrical Association in conjunction with the Victoria distributors and manufacturers committee on Vancouver Island will be holding a tradeshow and golf tournament on May 2, 2019 at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort.

This will be a table top trade show. Distributors have agreed not to hold their own tradeshow three months on either side of this date to ensure a successful event.

 

 



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EE LightingBy Blake Marchand

Energy Efficient Lighting is a LED lighting manufacturer with nearly 30 years of industry experience. One that was founded on principles of environmental sustainability and responsibility to future generations. Based out of Markham, Ontario, Energy Efficient Lighting are established veterans within the LED lighting industry. And with the prominence of LED lighting being a fairly recent industry trend, it is a claim that a select few can make. They offer complete lighting solutions for commercial and industrial applications. Their product lines include conventional lighting fixtures, LED retrofit kits, complete LED luminaires, LED systems, drivers and electronic ballasts.

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