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The ice storm of 2013 definitely illustrated the advantages of older, simpler technology.
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Complex Times Call For Basic Measures

August 2, 2014 by STEVE GOLDIE

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

High velocity systems are hidden from view except for the diffusers.
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Cooling Options For Hydronic Applications

August 2, 2014 by MIKE BUTLER

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

When it comes to air cooled chillers, one size does not fit all for freeze protection methods.
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Avoid Unfortunate Surprises

August 1, 2014 by ADAM MEDDAUGH

Freeze protection methods for AC chillers and suggestions to minimize impacts on system performance.

Scott Duncan, sales manager, Desco
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Scott Duncan to head up sales, marketing at Desco

July 30, 2014

Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply Inc. has announced that Scott Duncan has joined the company as sales manager. A mechanical engineer, Duncan was most recently with Honeywell Canada where he held a variety of management positions. He will be located in the wholesaler’s Etobicoke

Visit the HPAC team at booth #437.
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CEU Credits available for ASPE members at CIPHEX West, ASPE to hold inaugural Toronto Chapter meeting

July 30, 2014

Produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), Western Canada’s largest plumbing and HVAC/R event will take place on November 5 and 6 in Calgary, AB. The two-day trade show will host more than 200 exhibitors and includes

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Direct Energy to sell Ontario Home and Small Commercial Services business to EnerCare

July 28, 2014

Direct Energy recently announced that it will sell its Direct Energy-branded home and small commercial services business in Ontario to EnerCare for $550 million (CAD). Direct Energy and EnerCare have jointly served more than one million home services and water

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Global Alliance draws attention to Indoor Environmental Quality

July 11, 2014

A new alliance will serve as a global source for information, guidance and knowledge.

The Master Group has opened a fifth branch in the Greater Toronto Area.
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The Master Group expands reach in Greater Toronto Area

July 9, 2014

The Master Group recently opened a fifth Greater Toronto Area location at 445 Admiral Blvd., Unit 10 in Mississauga, ON. The 8000 sq. ft. branch is located close to the junction of highways 407 and 410 and offers HVAC/R specialties and brands such as: Coleman, Guardian,

SPX Cooling Technologies 2014 Road Show to stop in Calgary and Vancouver.
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Cooling tower road show to make two western stops

July 8, 2014

SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.’s 2014 Road Show Tour, includes two additional stops in Canada. The Road Show was in Toronto at the end of May and hosted a customer appreciation event at the Steam Whistle Brewery. Customers were then invited to a baseball game

ON's Cody Beck took silver in the plumbing competition.
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Canada’s top trades students showcase skills in national competition

June 16, 2014

The 2014 Skills Canada national competition featured more than 500 of the country’s top skilled trades and technology students and apprentices battling it out for top spot in their respective fields, and with that, a chance to represent Canada at

Andre Patenaude has 30 years of marketing, sales, and technical service experience working directly with end users, contractors, wholesalers and OEMs. He also has significant experience with various refrigeration system architectures, system applications, contractor/installation processes, and component technologies.
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Emerson Climate aims to be “go-to” company for CO2

June 8, 2014

Patenaude to head up new initiative.

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READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: Pressure-regulating Valves: The Basics

June 2, 2014 by DAVE DEMMA

It is likely that we have all had firsthand experience with someone who has a compulsive need to control all aspects of his or her own life, such that he or she often views others (particularly those closest) as attempting

Effect of system renovation repairs on HVAC system performance. Source: NCI certified contractor survey
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READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: New Technology Enters The Residential Mix

June 2, 2014 by IAN MCTEER

Are you ready for home automation and its implications for your business?

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New hires at Dobbin BC as it teams up with G.F. Thompson

May 27, 2014

Dobbin Sales has announced the addition of Colin Thate and Yvette Gillespie to its British Columbia team. They will be responsible for the entire package of Dobbin products with respect to sales, customer support, technical service and quotations, working out of

Internationally recognized hydronics experts Robert Bean, Dan Holohan and John Siegenthaler are among the presenters at CIPHEX West.
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Exhibitor space going fast for CIPHEX West 2014

May 27, 2014

More than 70 per cent of the exhibit space is sold out for CIPHEX West 2014, Western Canada’s trade show and conference for plumbing, hydronics, HVAC/R, piping and water treatment. The trade show will take place November 5-6, 2014 in the BMO

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Digital thermostats recalled due to fire hazard

May 21, 2014

Approximately 403,000 sold in Canada.

(Left to right) Wolseley employees Bill Hillier, Bill Teabo, Bill Freshwater (far right) on the ice for the ceremonial puck drop by Special Olympian Alex (with his mother). Alex also handed out trophies to the winning team.
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Wolseley Canada shoots and scores for Special Olympics

May 21, 2014

Wolseley Canada employees recently laced up their skates and hit the ice for the 7th Annual Wolseley Hockey Tournament in Etobicoke, ON, with all event proceeds going to Special Olympics (SO). More than $4,500 was raised for SO Ontario. Wolseley’s Plumbing

Nicolas Duguay, a student at New Brunswick Community College's Bathurst campus, was one of six competing in the plumbing competition.
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Another successful MEET trade show in the books

May 14, 2014

The 2014 edition of the Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and Technology (MEET) trade show in Moncton, N.B. featured the latest technologies, innovations, products and services from across North America. It also offered a full slate of seminars which delved into topics

Mario Caissie (r), president of Imperial Manufacturing Group accepts the gold standard award from Frank Vettese, managing partner and chief executive of Deloitte in Canada.
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HVAC industry well represented in Canada’s Best Managed Companies

May 9, 2014

Napoleon Group of Companies and Laurentide Controls are among the winners of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2013. Established in 1993, the national awards program honours Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways.

In-ceiling mount air curtain at Salle Andr-Mathieu in Laval, QC.
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Reduce doorway energy losses

May 1, 2014 by Stephen Benes

Air curtains may be a niche for commercial contractors.

The industry has changed from the analog controls of the 20th century to digital controls that will allow technicians to save time in set up and troubleshooting.
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Digital controls optimize performance

May 1, 2014 by ADRIENNE THOMLE

The airside economizers of today bear little resemblance to their predecessors.

Figure 1 Radiant ceiling system design
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I Need This Controller…

May 1, 2014 by JOHN SIEGENTHALER

Expanding the possibilities for radiant ceilings with a “year round” controller.

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Call for abstracts for NEBB Conference

April 29, 2014

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau  (NEBB) is looking for speaking proposals for the 2015 NEBB Annual Conference. Organizers are interested in receiving abstracts on technical and information sessions with a focus on presentations by industry experts on various topics related

Chris Swartz joins Wolseley from Maple Leaf Foods.
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New supply chain v-p at Wolseley Canada

April 28, 2014

Chris Swartz has been named vice-president of the Wolseley Canada’s supply chain. Swartz, who has over 15 years of experience in supply chain operations, joins Wolseley from Maple Leaf Foods where he was director of supply chain operations, North America.

MEET is scheduled for May 7-8; be sure to drop by HPAC's booth (129) and say hello.
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Plan to MEET in Moncton

April 23, 2014

Skills Canada and Innovation Awards just two of many highlights on the event program.

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Johnson Controls to acquire Air Distribution Technologies

April 18, 2014

Johnson Controls has announced it has reached a definitive agreement with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire its Air Distribution Technologies business, an independent provider of air distribution and ventilation products. “This investment expands Johnson Controls’ position in the

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Trane launches North American tour

April 14, 2014

Trane is hitting the road to showcase its commercial HVAC products across North America. Trane’s Aceleration Now tour is visiting 70 locations in 39 weeks, featuring two semi-trucks full of the newest Trane chillers, air handlers, controls, terminal and variable

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Snap a shot to win in Emerson HVACtrain photo contest

April 11, 2014

Emerson launched a contest on April 7 via social media encouraging HVAC/R professionals to share photos of how they stay up-to-date on the latest technologies. Emerson Climate Technologies is accepting online submissions of photographs showing HVAC/R professionals in training. Participants can

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SaskEnergy extends and enhances boiler, HVAC incentive programs

April 1, 2014

SaskEnergy has announced that based on industry demand, Saskatchewan Commercial Energy Efficiency programs offered exclusively through participating SaskEnergy Network Members have been enhanced and renewed (previous programs ended in November 2013). The Commercial Boiler Program, which is designed to encourage the

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$20 million up for grabs from home energy retrofit program

March 27, 2014

Pilot water and energy efficiency program launches in Toronto