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short-stroke,paddle vavles,Belimo
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Simple solution to leakage in zone valves yields cash prize

September 21, 2016

Belimo Americas’ Innovation Contest aims to find a simple method for detecting and measuring internal leakage in zone valves such as short-stroke or paddle valves. The winning entry will be awarded prize money of CHF 10’000 (approximately US$10,289). Entries in

radiant,radiant energy,radiant heating,Robert Bean
Article ConstructionCoolingEngineeringHeatingHVAC SystemsHydronics

The continuum of radiant myths

September 6, 2016 by Robert Bean

Back in 2004 I penned an article called Radiant Mythology: 22 Myths about Radiant Heating. In the years since the first copyright of the article on www.healthyheating.com, that article has brought me the immense pleasure of watching tightly-wound individuals implode

News ConstructionControlsCoolingEngineeringForced AirGeothermalHeat PumpsHeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC SystemsRefrigeration

HRAI signs agreement with GEO

August 31, 2016

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a framework for cooperation in the development and improvement of the geothermal heating and

Article ConstructionControlsCoolingGreen TechnologyHPAC GeneralHydronics

Trends that mean good news for the hydronic industry

August 31, 2016 by Steve Goldie

When I sat down to write this article, my intention was to take a look at some of the most common issues in residential hydronic installations and examine the remedies. In the interest of not being repetitive I did a

Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
Article ConstructionCoolingEngineeringHeatingHVAC SystemsHydronics

Active floors hit the mark at Winnipeg airport

August 28, 2016 by Russell Lavitt

How to heat and cool a very large, nearly all-glass building, while hiding the sources of warmth and cooling. As a significant public building, the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport has large expanses of heated and cooled floors as

Chenier,Dettson,Oulette
News CoolingHeatingHPAC GeneralManagement

Chénier steps down from Dettson leadership

August 26, 2016

Marc Chénier is leaving Dettson Industries as of September 2. He joined Dettson in April 2011 as sales and marketing director following the acquisition of the company by the Ouellet Group. He was appointed general manager in January 2013. Effective

hydronic system
Article ConstructionCoolingHeatingHVAC SystemsHydronics

Twelve comparisons between hydronics and VRF/VRV systems

August 23, 2016 by John Siegenthaler

Hydronics technology has long been known for unsurpassed heating comfort. It has also been used for cooling, primarily through chilled water distribution systems in commercial and institutional buildings. This well-established and highly successful track record is, in part, based on

Article ConstructionCoolingEngineeringRefrigeration

Current technologies are available to modulate system or compressor capacity

August 19, 2016 by Dave Demma

It is morning again. You get ready for the day and make your way out to the garage where your car is waiting for the morning’s commute to work. You start the engine, make sure your radio is tuned to

Product Cooling

Gobi

August 19, 2016

The Gobi under mount condensate pump from Refco Manufacturing has an electronic energy control system. It features dual voltage and works with 110V or 230V. It can be installed on either the left or right side of a mini split

Product CoolingHeating

Dablrn bar linear, removable core grilles

August 18, 2016

The Dablrn bar linear, removable core grilles from DRG have a no flange frame offering a built-in look. They have a fully extruded aluminum construction and fixed blades designed for long straight airflow. The grilles, which are available in custom

Carrier,Pope and Sons
News ConstructionCoolingEngineeringGeothermalHeat PumpsHVAC SystemsManagementRefrigeration

Carrier honours two Canadian HVAC/R firms

August 16, 2016

In recognition of its commitment to quality, leadership and excellence in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, Provincial Heating & Cooling Inc. recently received the 2016 President’s Award from Carrier at a ceremony in Huntington Beach, CA. This

Product Cooling

Ductless mini split systems

August 9, 2016

Fujitsu has introduced ductless mini split systems that offer up to 33 SEER. The 9000,12THINSPACE000 and 15THINSPACE000 inverter wall mount systems are available as split system heat pumps designed for quiet operation. Features include wireless remote control, ion deodorizing filters,

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Ingersoll Rand refrigeration, chiller products support climate commitment goals

August 8, 2016

Ingersoll Rand (IR) was recently awarded three Product and Project of the Year awards at the fifth Environmental Leader Conference held in Denver, CO. The company accepted the awards for its Thermo King truck and trailer refrigeration units in Europe

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ASHRAE handbook features lots of updates to thermal storage, district heating

August 6, 2016

The ASHRAE 2016 handbook on HVAC systems and equipment features a number of revisions to the majority of its chapters, including major updates to thermal storage and district heating and cooling. “Nearly 90 per cent of the chapters have undergone

News ConstructionCoolingHeat PumpsHeatingHPAC GeneralHydronics

Online course on air-to-water heat pump systems begins next month

August 1, 2016

HeatSpring, in partnership with John Siegenthaler, P.E., and the SpacePak division of Mestek Corporation, will soon launch a five-week online course entitled: Application of Air-to-Water Heat Pumps for Hydronic Heating and Cooling. This course explains the benefits of combining modern

News ConstructionCoolingEngineeringForced AirGeothermalHeatingHPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

Modine takes learning and latest HVAC equipment on the road

July 26, 2016

Modine Building HVAC Group has developed a 53-foot long traveling exhibit and education trailer to showcase its latest HVAC equipment offering. According to Modine’s marketing communications manager, Kimberly Raduenz, the Innovation Tour is a traveling road show designed to take

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Call for Papers issued for ASHRAE conference

June 23, 2016

A call for papers has been issued for the 2017 Annual ASHRAE Conference in Long Beach, CA, June 24-28, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. The conference includes tracks that demonstrate the benefits of net zero energy (NZE) and ways

Product CoolingHeating

SV601 series six port control ball valve

June 17, 2016

The SV601 series six port control ball valve from Spartan Peripheral Devices is a combination valve body casting for connecting heating and cooling four pipe systems into a single coil. The valve body design allows for a leak-free separation from

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HVAC services company acquired by Enercare

June 15, 2016

Enercare Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Enercare Solutions Inc., a home and commercial HVAC services and energy solutions company, recently announced that Enercare Solutions had completed its acquisition of SEHAC Holdings Corporation (“Service Experts“). The transaction was completed by way

thermal storage
Article ConstructionCoolingEngineeringGreen Technology

The value of ice-based energy storage in today’s built environment

June 10, 2016 by Mark MacCracken

  Energy storage is all around us, from the phone in your pocket to the vehicle on the street. Some forms of energy storage are suitable for the built environment but it is important to understand that energy should be

Master Group,channel partners, Johnson Controls
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Johnson Controls recognizes channel partners for excellence

June 6, 2016

UPDATED The Master Group was among Johnson Controls’ 29 top channel partners who were recently recognized for outstanding achievement during fiscal year 2015. The Best of Brands event was held in Beverly Hills, CA. The Master Group Inc. won the

HRAI,AtlasCare
News ConstructionCoolingHeatingHPAC GeneralHuman ResourcesHVAC SystemsManagement

Tips for sales and marketing

June 6, 2016

The focus was on sales and marketing at the recent Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) chapter meeting. The five presenters shared strategies on how companies might up the ante with their marketing

Product Cooling

GSXC18 air conditioner

May 31, 2016

The Goodman brand GSXC18 air conditioner has a two-stage scroll compressor that operates in tandem with Goodman’s Smartcoil five-mm tube condensing coil. It features a quiet condenser fan system, is ComfortNET Communication System compatible and offers wireless control options. www.goodmanmfg.com

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LG recognized for innovations in energy efficiency

May 25, 2016

LG Electronics Canada (LG) was named Manufacturer of the Year HVAC at the 2016 ENERGY STAR Canada Awards ceremony held May 24 in Winnipeg, MB. The Honourable Jim Carr, minister of natural resources, presented the awards to select companies for

geothermal,WaterFurnace,Climate Control Group,NIBE
News CoolingHeat PumpsHPAC GeneralManagement

NIBE expands geothermal interests with Climate Control Group acquisition

May 19, 2016

NIBE Industrier AB of Sweden (NIBE), the parent company of Fort Wayne-based geothermal manufacturer WaterFurnace International, has announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement with LSB Industries, Inc. to acquire 100 per cent of LSB’s Climate Control

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Natural gas phaseout part of provincial plan

May 18, 2016

On May 16, the Globe and Mail published an article stating that in an effort to greatly reduce the province’s carbon footprint, the Ontario government expects to spend more than $7 billion over four years on a Climate Change Action

radiant cooling
Article CoolingHPAC GeneralHVAC Systems

Radiative cooling

May 13, 2016 by Robert Bean

Virtually everyone understands how the earth is heated during the day with radiant energy, but few give much thought to radiative cooling, night or daytime. In part it is earth to sky radiation that causes outdoor water to freeze or

air conditioning
Article ConstructionCoolingForced AirHVAC Systems

HVAC in the 21st Century

May 13, 2016 by Ian McTeer

With the prime HVAC sales season starting in earnest now, it is important to remember that air conditioning contractors must be committed to providing the best possible comfort along with the most efficient cooling systems. But here is the thing:

modified vapour compression refrigeration system
Article CoolingGreen TechnologyHeat PumpsHeatingHVAC SystemsHydronics

Low ambient air-to-water heat pumps

May 12, 2016 by JOHN SIEGENTHALER

Electrically powered heat pumps, in many varieties, are destined to play an increasingly important role in heating and cooling buildings around the world. They convert vast amounts of otherwise unusable low temperature heat into heat at sufficient temperatures to warm

Article CoolingEngineeringHPAC GeneralRefrigeration

CO2 gets a second life-Part II

May 11, 2016 by Dave Demma

The current market drivers that have given CO2, which was a relatively forgotten refrigerant for decades, a second life were discussed in HPAC March 2016. As a review, those drivers are: environmental properties (GWP and ODP); energy efficiency; safety (flammability