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thumb ASHRAE teams up with Indoor Air Quality Association
ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) have agreed in principle to join forces, combining resources to improve indoor air quality in the built environment.
Sep 18, 2014 9:56AM

thumb Unique opportunity to join on-site tour of Oil Sands Development Sites
The Industrial Pipe, Valves & Fittings Council  (IPVF) of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) has organized a unique outing for its next meeting. Participants will gather on the evening of October 28 for...
Sep 17, 2014 1:52PM

thumb Have your say
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites Code users and stakeholders to participate in the fall 2014 public review of proposed changes to the National Building Code of Canada 2010 (NBC); National Fire...
Sep 15, 2014 2:28PM

thumb CIPH appoints manager of operations
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) president and general manager Ralph Suppa has announced that Michael Prencipe has joined CIPH as manager of operations. Prencipe is responsible for the ongoing management of all operations...
Sep 12, 2014 3:51PM

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thumb Energy & Power
Most HPAC readers deal with units such as Btu/hr, kilowatts, °C and many others on a daily basis. For the most part, you use valid units to describe physical quantities. For example, you know that flow rate is measured in gallon per minute...

thumb Ramping Up System Performance
How do you determine the efficiency of the heating system that you are recommending to a customer? It is an important question that comes up regularly, but there is no simple answer. The simple answer would be the published boiler efficiency,...

thumb HYDRONIC CONTROLS: Less Is More
Most hydronic system designers have their preferred way of doing things. Sometimes this is based on comfort level, sometimes it is based on experience, and other times it may be out of habit. What follows is a description of a design option...

thumb Cooling Options For Hydronic Applications
Cooling in a hydronic heating environment suggests that the heating is already present. In the perfect total system design, heat is delivered from the floor and cooling from the ceiling or high wall. This approach also carries the potential to...

thumb Complex Times Call For Basic Measures
I love how Mother Nature every now and again gives us a good old fashioned smack down, just to remind us who is really boss. The ice storms eastern Canada experienced this past winter are a good example, leaving hundreds of thousands, including...

thumb Avoid Unfortunate Surprises
Every spring, building owners across North America start up their air cooled (AC) chillers for the season. However, some of those building owners have an unfortunate revelation that their freeze protection plan was inadequate and they are now...

thumb Integrating Elements To Improve Comfort
Between the mid 1500s and 1600 the Latin word integratus, meaning to renew or restore, found its way into our vocabulary. Today, “integrated” is used to describe the process of combining or coordinating separate elements so as to...

thumb CIPH 82nd ABC - Elevating Our Passion
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) welcomed more than 250 delegates at its 82nd Annual Business Conference from June 22-24 in Kelowna, BC, held at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre.Senior executives,...

thumb COHA National Symposium-Elect To Make A Difference
The Canadian Oil Heat Association (COHA) held its annual symposium, Cleaner Heat, in Ottawa on June 18-19, 2014. Market challenges and a need for rejuvenation have prompted many changes within the association over the past year. Stephen Koch,...

thumb EVENTS: 11th IEA Heat Pump Conference
Montreal was the host city of the 11th International Energy Agency (IEA) Heat Pump Conference, held May 12 to 15, 2014. Heat pump professionals from Canada and around the world gathered at the Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth to learn about global...

thumb Ontario's Proposed Provincial Pension Plan - Does It Make Sense?
In 2011, Kathleen Wynne started to promote the idea of an expanded Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The federal Conservative government totally rejected the concept. The Ontario Liberals responded by putting forward the idea of a made-in-Ontario...

thumb Rockin' and Rollin'
As a mechanical engineer designing building systems, there are many different factors that have to be taken into account. One that is often not thought of by the general public is that in seismic zones, all mechanical systems must be designed...

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