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Novacab Founder Presents at NY-BEST

Albany, NY     March 2017

Novacab founder and chairman, Stephane Bilodeau presented at the NY-BEST Annual Meeting and Conference: Capture the Energy 2017. The conference was made up of industry experts presenting
and discussing the essential role for storage in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, transforming the electric grid and advancing clean transportation solutions.
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Novacab Team Meets with Exelon

Kennett Square, PA     February 2017

The Novacab team and executives traveled to Pennsylvania to meet with Exelon at their Generation and Power Plants Headquarters to discuss a strategic alliance.
More information will be released as it becomes available.
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Novacab to Integerate TES in Molson Coors Breweries

Electrical Line Magazine     January 2014

Novacab International Inc. announces the first of many projects for Molson - Coors Brewing Company commencing with its plant in Montreal. This initial installation is expected to generate revenues of $300,000 while the installation in the Vancouver plant shall exceed revenues of $900,000.
This process is based on the success of three installations projects in IBM plants in the past. IBM concludes that it saved a total of $500,000 per year in electricity costs using the state of the art Novanergy technology.

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Progress Report on Pilot Project with Papineau Transport

Candiac, QC     December 2010

Novacab is happy to report on three months of testing for two units in operation in the Pilot Project with Papineau Transport International.  The results are validated by the Telemetric System installed in each of the two trucks.
The total idling time reduction up to date averaged more or less 6.5 hours per day, corresponding to $960 savings per month per truck. The full report, case study and official monitoring results can be found on the Novacab website.
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IBM Launches a Ground-Breaking Demonstration Project

Hydro-Québec     July 2007

To meet its energy consumption reduction objectives, IBM has turned to new solutions for cooling process water.  As a participant in Hydo-Québec's Industrial Initiatives Program - Major Customers, IBM has focused on different innovative technologies, including the Novacab 

phase-change thermal stroage system developed by the Groupe Enerstat.

The procedss developed for IBM's Bromont plant is the first of its kind in North America.
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TES Without Ice

ASHRAE Journal     July 2007

In 1971 IBM built a semiconductor manufacturing facility in Bromont, a small town in the Eastern Townships, about 62 miles (100 km) from Montréal, Québec. Located in a rural setting on 1,000 acres (405 ha) of land, this 800,000 ft2 (74 322 m2) plant primarily assembles semiconductors on substrates to ultimately create microprocessors.
More than 25 years ago, IBM set an annual objective of reducing energy consumption by 4%. IBM Bromont has consistently achieved this target and saved nearly 500,000 MWh in the last 15 years, taking into account an erosion factor of 20% per year.
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Novacab Client, IBM Canada Recognized for Innovation

IBM Canada     June 2007

IBM Canada (Bromont) was awarded Hydro-Québec's Écolectrique designation for outstanding leadership in energy efficiency and conservation. The identification is reserved for large power customers who implement energy efficiency projects that result in a minimum 5% reduction in electricity consumption.
The Énerstat project was awarded first place in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers' (ASHRAE) Technology Awards in the existing industrial facilities or processes category. The Awards recognize on an international scale, successful applications of innovative design, which incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management, indoor air quality and good mechanical design.
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Saving with Thermal Storage

ACHR News     May 2007

More than 15 years ago, the leadership at IBM Corp. challenged the management of the company’s facilities to reduce energy consumption by 4 percent each year. The staff at IBM Bromont, a semiconductor manufacturing facility in Bromont, Québec, has consistently met that objective, saving close to 500,000 MWh in energy during the last 15 years.
As the facility continues to improve its energy efficiency, however, the ability to record additional energy savings is becoming increasingly more difficult and leading the Bromont facility to consider new technologies to achieve its goal.
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