CANENA Annual Meeting 2011 “Focus on the Future”

The Regional Director, Jose Maria Blanco, will be participating in the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the Americas (CANENA) to be held in San Antonio, Texas, USA, in March 2011.

The workshop main topic of this year is “Focus on the Future”, presenting experiences that will enrich the participation of the audience, following up the dialogue begun at the meeting last March held in San José, Costa Rica.

The preliminary program and information about the event is available at

Technical Workshop “Energy Efficiency and Best Practices in the Use of Electrical Equipment”

In the final stages of this initiative, BUN-CA in conjunction with the Association AGAPE of El Salvador and the Association of Small Hotels of El Salvador, is carrying out two technical workshops on Efficient Electrical Equipment and Best Practices in the efficient use of electricity.

These workshops are designed to train staff of the hotels in the optimal use of electrical equipment and implementation of best practices to strengthen their knowledge to the savings in electricity consumption as well as to put in place an  appropriate maintenance plan

The workshops will be taking place on 16 and 17 February, in the Novo Apar-Hotel and the facilities of AGAPE in Sonsonate.

Strategic Planning Workshop on Information Technologies and Communication (ITC)

Sofía Blanco, on behalf of BUN-CA, participated in the Strategic Planning Workshop on Information Technologies and Communication (ITC) which was organized by the Program Red-Des. The main objective was to contribute to the strategic use of ITCs in order to strengthen the competitiveness of NGOs and social enterprises in Central America. This workshop was conducted from 24 to 28 January 2011, in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Monitoring visits

During February, BUN-CA continues to conduct monitoring visits to the hotels in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El Salvador, with the aim of sharing with managers and maintenance supervisors, registration of monthly electricity consumption and the accounts of savings achieved by investments in energy efficiency.

7th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Systems

BUN-CA informs about The 7th International Conference on “Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems”. This event is organized by National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) with scientific and technical support from the European Commission DG Joint Research Centre. (Further information)

Waste Recycling Campaign Technology

BUN-CA informs about waste recycling campaign organized by CRecicla technology within the framework of the ECO-EXPO 2011. The event will take place on March 3, 2011. (Further information)

Conference: More and Less Emissions Trade in Latin America

The British government and the Embassies in Mexico and Guatemala invite you to be part of the Regional Conference and Commercial Mission: More and Less Emissions Trade in Latin America. See agenda. (Further information).