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Thursday, 03 June 2010 15:38

Employing Retrofits

Consider your building, wherever and whatever it may be. House, data center, office tower, supermarket, restaurant… does not matter. Every building around the world has dozens of ‘emloyees’, otherwise known as appliances and systems. These various ’employees’ in each building, from the the data center air conditioner to the restaurant walk-in cooler, all perform specific tasks within their area of responsibility.

Published in Retrofitting
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 15:33

Trimming the Fat

I had gruel for breakfast this morning. At least that's what it looked like, but technically it was a bowl of steel-cut oats with raisins and pumpkin seeds added in for a bit of flair. I could really taste the health oozing out of it and I hated every minute of it. The only good part of this appalling meal was that it was homemade and pretty low on the energy-intensity scale.

Published in Energy Profiles
Thursday, 10 June 2010 15:28

Whatever Happened to ‘Reuse’?

A beautiful old house down the street from me sold a few weeks ago. In Vancouver’s ludicrous real estate market, that is nothing remarkable. What really floored me though, was when I walked past the other day and saw one of those big signs up in front of the house, indicating that it is on the chopping block to be demolished.

Published in Retrofitting

Whenever I prepare myself for a day of surfing the net, I can't help but imagine what is happening in the world to make this possible. As I brew my coffee and make my breakfast, thousands of servers in thousands of data centers are quietly plugging away to ensure that the internet continues to be accessible 24/7/365.

Published in Energy Profiles
Friday, 18 June 2010 15:10

Stitching Up the Split Incentive

I would not say that I live in a slum. Having seen from afar the deprivations of every day life in Kibera, Nairobi’s enormous slum, I would definitely not say that I live in a slum. However, my apartment is not exactly the nicest place to live. The kitchen floor looks dirty no matter how much I clean it, since previous tenants over the years have stained it beyond redemption. The bathroom has an abundance of black, scary mold due to terrible air circulation and permanent sogginess.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 15:00

Get Smart

Nothing beats the shoe-phone. Unless there's gum on the bottom of said shoe and it gets stuck to your face while you are trying to have an intense conversation about saving the world from something or other. But nothing beats the shoe-phone in terms of silliness, particularly when it is in the hands of a complete lemon like Maxwell Smart.

Published in General
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 14:06

Energy Efficient Home‌/Workplace

It can be daunting, I know. This whole energy efficiency bandwagon that people and businesses keep jumping on is more popular than the Vancouver Canucks’ Playoff bandwagon – which, my friends, is one packed wagon. Energy efficiency is in the news, it’s on business websites, it’s all over the TV and radio.

Published in General
Thursday, 19 May 2011 12:51

Energy Efficiency and Pizza!

I grew up around small businesses. My mom successfully started, ran, and sold a number of different small businesses throughout my youth, and I have to commend her for doing it all while also managing to be a pretty excellent parent! High-five, mom! But, while she was (and still is) a fantastic entrepreneur, I do remember how stressful it was and the toll it took on her,

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Vancouver, BC. December 22, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce the addition of Theodore (Ted) Konyi to the executive team of the company, effective January 1, 2015. Mr Konyi, the founder of Smartcool, has now agreed to return as CEO to lead the company as it launch...

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Vancouver, BC. December 17, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce that the testing has been completed on a Refrigerated trailer, with savings achieved between four to six gallons per day depending on setpoint and outside air. This equates to 17% to 25% of the fuel co...

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Vancouver, BC. December 15, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to report that Total Energy Concepts (TEC) has successfully installed Smartcool's ECO3 technology in 20 auto dealerships across the United States. With a growing concern about GHG (Green House Gas) emissions due to ...

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Smartcool Confirms Test Refrigerated Trailer Uses Up to 28 Gallons of Diesel per Day in the Refriger…

Vancouver, BC. October 1, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to provide an update on the refrigerated truck testing initiative previously updated on September 17, 2014. As the compressor of a refrigerated trailer is driven by an independent diesel engine with its own fuel supp...

Smartcool Provides Update of Testing for Fuel Savings in The Refrigerated Transportation Sector

Vancouver, BC. September 17, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to provide an update on the beta testing initiative announced on July 8, 2014 and updated on August 13, 2014 with a Florida-based food distribution firm. The goal of this testing is to determine the impact of the Smar...

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Smartcool Provides Update of Testing for Introduction to Refrigerated Transportation Sector

Vancouver, BC. August 15, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is please to provide an update on the beta testing initiative announced on July 8, 2014, with a Florida-based food distribution firm.  The goal of this phase is to determine the impact of the Smartcool technology on compressor ...

Smartcool Enters Next Phase of Testing for Introduction to Refrigerated Transportation Sector

Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) announced today that it has received approval for beta testing of Smartcool's energy efficiency technology with a Florida-based food distribution firm. This test is the next phase in introducing Smartcool's technology to the refrigerated transportation secto...

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