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January 20, 2017 - With a name like Hotel Le Crystal, this five-star Montreal building is all about the luminosity. So when the time came to revamp its lighting in Summer 2015, only “state-of-the-art technology” was an option, according to Francois Guité, Hotel Le Crystal administrator.
January 20, 2017 - While this article is intended for the end user (homeowner), we feel it can serve as an excellent tool for selling clients on the idea of electric heat. It was developed by Electro-Federation Canada’s Electric Heat Section, which comprises the following Canadian manufacturer members: Convectair-NMT Inc., Dimplex North America Ltd., EasyHeat, FlexTherm Inc., Ouellet Canada Inc., Stelpro Design Inc., Thermon Canada Inc.
January 20, 2017 - Occasionally, an organization or individual becomes aware of a consumer or commercial product that appears unsafe, or does not appear to be a legitimate product properly certified for its intended purpose.
January 19, 2017 - Two years after officials sliced through its opening ribbon, the jutting, Jenga-like Halifax Central Library continues to reel in the accolades.
January 9, 2017 - A device similar in size and shape to the flat-screen TV on your wall could soon remotely charge any device within its line of sight. The technology already exists to build such a system, say Duke University engineers, adding it’s only a matter of taking the time to design it.
December 12, 2016 - Working on live circuits is probably most electricians’ least-favourite task but, sometimes, it’s the only way to get the job done. A journeyman electrician in the U.S. Midwest found a way to reduce his time in the arc flash zone by turning to wireless measurement tools.
December 12, 2016 - Lighting a videoconferencing (VTC) environment presents a unique challenge as it must provide equal, excellent visual access to participants in the room as well as those in remote locations. The lighting must accommodate the visual requirements of the people and the camera, and provide visibility of any display materials, especially to remote participants.
December 12, 2016 - “ A workplace free from electrical hazards is the worthy goal we are all chasing,” says Andrew Cochran, president of I-Gard, and we couldn’t agree more with our sponsor of the 2016 edition of the Electrical Safety Champion Awards program. “I-Gard would like to acknowledge the contribution and dedication to this goal of the award winners and all of the participants.”
November 14, 2016 - When we last told you about University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Chris Tuan, he was creating self-melting concrete. Now he’s turned his attention to conductive concrete that shields electronics from EMP attack.
November 9, 2016 - Have you ever turned off all sources of power to an enclosure and still found a hazardous voltage inside? This is a very possible situation with battery-based solar systems using current “approved” equipment.
November 9, 2016 - Sixteen year-old Charlie Kerry says he always had a little bit of an interest in the electrical field and, now, after a new course offered at his high school this past spring, he’s set his sights more squarely on becoming a powerline tech.
November 7, 2016 - We continue to bring you the goods from this year’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Check out a few more gold-star finds when it comes to building a “game changing” fleet. We also bring you news of a unique Canadian partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Enercon, who have joined forces to develop a new, specially tested Sprinter 4x4 fleet.
November 7, 2016 - Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) is a not-for-profit volunteer group brought together by co-founders and co-chairs Rebecca Black and Joanna Osawe in 2013 to educate and enable women to become more active in renewable energy development in Ontario. WiRE forges partnerships with a spectrum of renewable energy industry associations, professional women from across the energy sector and academic providers.
October 28, 2016 - “Even large power consumers need creative energy management solutions on a tight budget,” was the premise behind Digital Engineering’s Ben MacKay’s presentation at yesterday’s ION/PowerLogic Users Group Conference 2016 in Toronto. His session “Shoestrings and duck tape” was, I think, one to which many can relate.
October 11, 2016 - When the TD Bank Tower opened in 1967, it “introduced the modern workplace to a business community eager to step up and compete as an international financial capital. It also introduced modern standards of design and community to a city ready for change”.
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