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Figure 1 Radiant ceiling system design
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I Need This Controller…


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

Panel of representatives from governing bodies (from left): Linda Jones, manager of program development with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), Royden Trainor, director of policy and programs for the ON College of Trades (OCOT) and John Marshall, director of fuel safety with the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA).
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Gas technician apprenticeship program sparks heated debate

March 27, 2014

A highly anticipated, and well attended, HRAI GTA chapter meeting on March 25 saw a panel of representatives from three major governing bodies face an onslaught of tough questions from the industry regarding the gas technician apprenticeship program in Ontario

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Saskatoon hosts 2014 CMCEF Middle Management Conference

March 18, 2014

The construction industry in Saskatoon, SK has chosen the theme of “Achieving Success…Working Together” for the 2014 Canadian Mechanical Contractors Education Foundation (CMCEF) Middle Management Conference. This will be the third offering of this program, which focuses on working well with

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CMPX opens this Wednesday

March 17, 2014

CMPX 2014 opens this Wednesday, March 19 and show organizers tell us there is still time to register online and bring your team. Online registration will remain open until the close of business on Tuesday, March 18 and those registrants’ badges

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Abstract deadline looming for ASHRAE Winter Conference

March 11, 2014

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago, IL, January 24-28. New tracks for the conference include Industrial Facilities; Large Buildings: Mission Critical Facilities and Applications; Life Safety; Design of Energy and Water Efficient Systems;

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HRAI re-affirms support for gas technician apprenticeship program

March 10, 2014

The Greater Toronto Area chapter of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Contractors Division has announced that it is holding a panel discussion at its March 25 dinner meeting. Representatives from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority

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Toronto to host 2014 Skills Canada National Competition

March 7, 2014

Skills/Compétences Canada recently announced that Canada’s top skilled trade and technology students, along with government representatives, industry leaders, trainers and educators, will gather in Toronto at the International Centre from June 4-7, 2014 for the 20th annual Skills Canada National Competition. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

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The Master Group brings in equity partner

March 4, 2014

Hot on the heals of the signing of an agreement to acquire the distribution component of Eastern Refrigeration Supply Co. Ltd., The Master Group L.P. has signed a transaction involving the sale of 65 per cent of the company to Novacap, a Quebec-based private equity firm. The

Figure 1 Steps to building a marketing plan
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Know Your Target


Marketing geothermal heat pump systems to residential customers

The push is on to harmonize codes and standards on both sides of the border
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Setting The Standard

March 1, 2014 by PATRICK CALLAN

Plumbing industry leads harmonization charge

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The pressure is on

March 1, 2014 by IAN MCTEER

I thought I would be piloting a flying car by now. At least that is what some of the science and technology magazines said when I was a kid (hint: I was a teenager the last time the Leafs won

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Record turnout at 2014 AHR Expo

February 24, 2014

Winter storm Janus dumping 10 inches of snow on New York City did not stop tens of thousands of HVAC/R enthusiasts from setting a new attendance record at the 2014 AHR Expo. Held at the Javits Convention Center from January

(From left) Stephen Schroeter, Ingrid Schroeter, and Chris Schroeter of Napoleon Fireplaces, Grills, and Heating and Cooling; Arlette Utton, chairwoman, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) Foundation board of directors; Sharon Howard and Karen Simpson, registered nurses at the RVH's cardiac care unit.
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Napoleon donates $125K to Ontario hospital

February 17, 2014

Napoleon Fireplaces & Grills, and Heating and Cooling of Barrie, ON recently donated $125,000 to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) to help bring health care closer to home for Simcoe and Muskoka residents. The money will be used

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Johnson Controls vies to obtain 60 per cent ownership of Hitachi Appliances

February 10, 2014

Johnson Controls Inc. and Hitachi (Hitachi Ltd. and Hitachi Appliances Inc.) have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for Johnson Controls to obtain a 60 per cent ownership stake in Hitachi Appliances’ global air conditioning business, excluding sales and service

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Toronto accepts e-mails for building permits, expands residential Fastrack program

February 10, 2014

The City of Toronto Building Division is now accepting e-mail submissions for customers applying for a number of building, mechanical and plumbing permits by e-mail. The division has also expanded the list of projects eligible for the residential Fastrack program,

Figure 1 Lean supply air at 55F @ 50 per cent rh delivered to space to control moisture conditions below dew point of radiant panels. Shown is minimum floor surface temperature of 66F (19C) based on ANSI/ASHRAE 55.
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Why And How To Do Radiant Cooling

February 2, 2014 by Robert Bean

“Have you ever considered that most naysayers of hybrid radiant-based HVAC systems say the problem is that you need two systems, one for comfort and one for ventilation; and yet many ventilation experts agree that independent ventilation systems are preferred – go figure.”

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For Better Or For Worse…R-22 RIP

February 1, 2014 by DAVE DEMMA

Now, the moment you have all been waiting for…the nuts and bolts of refrigerant conversion. (Part III – the finale).

Figure 1 Views of the world of construction.
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Strategy Matters

February 1, 2014 by Robert Bean

Our view of construction stands in the way of good buildings.

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Ventilex awarded contract for Deloitte Tower ventilation and AC

January 28, 2014

Ventilex Inc. of Saint-Eustache, QC has been awarded a $10-million dollar contract for the design and installation of the ventilation and air conditioning systems in Cadillac Fairview Corporation’s Deloitte Tower in Montreal’s downtown core. Construction began on the 26-storey tower in

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Unico partnership enables entry to mini-split HVAC market

January 23, 2014

Unico, Inc. announced at AHR that it has a new product offering through its partnership with Italian manufacturer Argoclima. Unico’s small-duct, high-velocity central heating and air conditioning system will work in conjunction with the manufacturer’s Technibel split system and outdoor inverter unit. According

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Rheem enters commercial refrigeration market

January 13, 2014

Acquisition enables company to expand its product line and grow the HTPG brand.

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2012 Building Code examinations underway

December 30, 2013

Amendment to the Building Code regulation, including load calculations, filed in December 2013.