It is with profound sadness that Leviton Canada announced the passing of Pierre Desilets, a committed figure in the electrical industry, who had dedicated a lifetime to advancing safety standards, codes, and regulations. Pierre had been battling cancer with immense resilience for an extended period. His unwavering commitment to his work and his enduring passion for improving the electrical industry were remarkable and inspiring to all who had the privilege of knowing him.
On September 4th, 2023, the industry lost one of its most influential leaders, Bob Alger. Bob leaves behind an incredible legacy of a life well lived, and as a man much loved and respected. Over these past few weeks, there has been much reflection on Bob’s many contributions to the Association. ECABC is proud to share them here.
New research by the Canadian Climate Institute finds that heat pumps are already the lowest-cost way for most households across Canada to heat and cool their homes. The new report, Heat pumps pay off: Unlocking lower cost heating and cooling in Canada, examines the cost of heating and cooling options across building types in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montréal, and Halifax. It compares the costs of different heat pump configurations against gas furnaces and air conditioning.
Retrofitting buildings using a digital-first approach is the best pathway to decarbonization, according to new research from Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation.
Buildings represent an estimated 37 per cent of global carbon emissions[i], and as about half of today’s buildings are still likely to be in use in 2050[ii], the sector must urgently reduce operational carbon emissions, by making buildings more energy efficient.
The trend in housing starts was flat in August at 244,507 units, up 0.8% from 242,552 units in July, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly SAAR of total housing starts for all areas in Canada.
The 2021 edition of the CE Code, Rule 26-704 – Protection of Receptacles by A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter of The Class A Type, subrule 1, requires that all 15A and 20A receptacles within 2.5 meters of finished grade be protected by Class A type GCFI. Note that a Class A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter will interrupt the circuit to the load, within a predetermined time, when the ground fault current is 6 mA or more but not when the ground fault current is 4 mA or less.
Many individuals venturing into the world of electronics often ask, “How does one select the right multimeter when starting out in the trade?” To aid in this quest, it’s essential to consider certain primary features a multimeter should offer. Technicians typically embark on troubleshooting tasks with an understanding of a circuit’s standard performance. Circuits deliver energy to a load, which can range from small gadgets to large industrial motors.
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September 27, 2023 By Elle Bremmer Celebrating its 25th Edition, the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair is set to illuminate the global lighting industry once again from October 27 to 30, 2023. This highly anticipated event, hosted at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, promises to showcase a wide range of state-of-the-art lighting innovations…
Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), in partnership with the Government of Alberta, is launching a series of resources to address current and future workforce requirements to help ensure the integrity of Alberta’s power grid – now and for future generations. Power grid stability for hospitals, grocery stores – to keep the farms and communities running and for the many devices and machines that are used every day – is critical for Albertans, and for the economy.
Recently Wesco filed an 8-K with the SEC and they shared their recent Investor Overview which had some interesting information. While the company finished 2022 with $21.4 billion in sales, 41% of the business ($8.774 billion) is in their EES (electrical) group. Another 30% ($6.42 billion) is their CSS (communications) group and 29% ($6.496 billion) is in their utility (UBS) group.
Prices of products manufactured in Canada, as measured by the Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI), rose 1.3% month over month in August and fell 0.5% year over year. Prices of raw materials purchased by manufacturers operating in Canada, as measured by the Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI), increased 3.0% on a monthly basis in August and posted a 4.3% year-over-year decline.
Investment in building construction declined 2.6% to $17.5 billion in July. The residential sector decreased 4.1% to $11.5 billion, while the non-residential sector was up 0.5% to $5.9 billion. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction decreased by 2.5% to $10.0 billion. Investment in residential building construction fell 4.1% to $11.5 billion in July, with declines seen in eight provinces.
It isn’t being said that leadership is not “intelligent”, but it does help leadership if it has access to intelligence as in market insights. While sales can provide some market, and customer-specific, insights, information needs to be aggregated, analyzed and sought from multiple sources in order to identity and evaluate the market to identify opportunities, set (or refine) direction and enable measurement against goals and competitors.
Safety trumps all other concerns in the automotive industry, and electric vehicle manufacturing is no exception. However, safety can also introduce complexity, and the complexity of today’s vehicles – particularly EVs – is such that manufacturers are no longer able to rely on traditional sample or audit-based inspection methods. Fast, 100% inspection of devices has become a requirement, while inspection accuracy and tolerance demands are also increasing. Fortunately, the latest advancements in technologies like 3D solder paste inspection (SPI), 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) and 3D CT automated X-ray inspection (AXI) are helping manufacturers meet tough requirements.
In today’s customer-centric business climate, creative solutions are needed to provide customers with the seamless experience they’re looking for. By offering a comprehensive, easy-to-use website that meets the diverse needs of its customers, Guillevin meets this challenge. With the aim of building lasting relationships with its customers, the website serves as a platform that not only simplifies the purchasing process, but also contributes to the success of both short- and long-term partnerships.