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Deadline approaches for ASHRAE 2019 conference, technical papers

August 16, 2018

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2019 annual conference Abstract submissions are due August 21, 2018. If accepted, final papers will be due November 30, 2018. Technical papers – 30-pages maximum, to be published in ASHRAE Transactions

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Wilo USA and Weil Pump join ASPE as affiliate sponsors

January 16, 2018

Wilo USA and Weil Pump have signed on as American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) affiliate sponsors for 2018. Headquartered in Cedarburg, WI, Weil Pump designs and manufactures centrifugal pumps for construction, industrial, commercial, and municipal applications. Wilo acquired Weil

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Event to host largest ever education program

December 20, 2017 by Kerry Turner

The 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place January 20-24 at the Palmer House Chicago with the co-sponsored AHR Expo being held January 22-24 at McCormick Place. The AHR Expo seminar program features over 120 sessions, including over 70 free one-

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Steam heating applications on the rise

December 19, 2017 by Dave Burggren

Historically, steam has been a powerful resource for space heating in homes and commercial buildings. Steam has proven extremely effective at providing controlled, consistent heat to distribute throughout a building without the need for pumps by simply using a durable

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Let’s Talk Stink

December 19, 2017 by Robert Bean

Out of all the senses, the olfactory sense is one of the strongest for creating lasting impressions.i Odour memories also influence the way new smells are perceived. As a survival tool it serves as an early warning signal that something

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Saniflo to complete Senegal sanitation project

December 1, 2017

Saniflo, in partnership with the Association Hydraulique Sans Frontières, an association that provides technical assistance in the field of hydraulics to developing countries, has led the second and final phase of its sanitation project in West Africa. The project, which

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Trane acquires leading energy storage company

November 29, 2017

Trane, a global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has acquired CALMAC Corporation, a privately held company specializing in cool energy technologies including IceBank storage tanks. CALMAC ice storage tanks are integrated with

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Valeco inaugurates its first cogeneration plant in Canada

November 26, 2017

The Biomont Energie cogeneration plant is located near the limits of the Frederick-Back Park, inside the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex in Montreal, QC. This site is well suited for the recovery of biomethane gas emanating from a former landfill that was

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ASHRAE Publishes 2017 Version of Thermal Comfort Standard

November 22, 2017

The 2017 edition of ASHRAE’s major thermal comfort standard has been published to incorporate seven published addenda to the 2013 edition. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2017, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, simplifies the language of the 2013 standard and clarifies the

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McMaster University building functions as living laboratory of sustainability

November 21, 2017

A unique facility for undergraduate engineering opened recently at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. The Gerald Hatch Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning combines a new home for the undergraduate experiential learning facilities with engineering research in a building that functions

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Canadian named president of Air Movement and Control Association

November 20, 2017

Doug Yamashita, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Acme Engineering & Manufacturing Corp., has been named president of the Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc.for 2017-18. Yamashita is the third person from Acme to serve as president

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Initiative underway to accelerate retrofit economy

November 19, 2017

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) announced recently that they are working together to bring the Investor Confidence (ICP) Project and its Investor Ready Energy

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Strive for perfection in hydronic system design

October 28, 2017 by John Siegenthaler

We live in a world where, for the most part, theoretical ideals can only be approached rather than fully realized. For example, imagine a building with heat loss characteristics such that the rate of heat loss always matched the rate

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Contemplating a chiller replacement?

October 18, 2017 by Dave Demma

When I was in high school, the cost of gasoline was seldom of concern. I drove a 1957 Chevy Bel Air, with a modified 409 engine in it, and I do not think I ever thought to check what the

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Danfoss joins UN initiative to help solve the world’s cooling challenges

October 6, 2017

Danfoss has been appointed a member of a new global Cooling for All panel which will work to increase access to affordable and sustainable cooling solutions throughout the world. The announcement was made during the UN General Assembly and Climate

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How to improve commercial building design

August 30, 2017 by Judy Peters

Though not a new concept, the intentional practice of calculating in detail how a building will use energy is a critical, yet often overlooked, step in building development. At its core, energy modeling is the practice of using software to

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HRAI conference briefs

August 25, 2017

Strengthening regional representation and ensuring money earmarked for climate change projects is spent wisely are among top priorities for Bruce Passmore, who was appointed chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) at the organization’s 49th-annual

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Viega breaks ground on Colorado HQ

August 8, 2017

Viega LLC has begun construction on its new corporate headquarters and training facility in Broomfield, CO. Located on 11.8 acres, the new campus will house a 55,000-sq.-ft. North American headquarters and 24,000-sq.-ft. training facility. The headquarters will be a Class

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AJ Manufacturing moves to larger facility

August 2, 2017

AJ Manufacturing, a manufacturer of stainless steel air distribution products, has moved to a new 70,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and headquarters with 50-per cent more capacity. The facility is in suburban Kansas City, MO. A new tower loader for its laser

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Google, Dandelion Geothermal, and the Thermal Energy IoT

July 18, 2017

This focused write up is based on an article originally published on LinkedIn about the recent spin-off of “Dandelion“ from X, the innovation engine of Alphabet (parent of Google). Reprinted with permission. BY JAY EGG Validation comes in many different ways. Presently,

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Projects from across Canada participate in CaGBC pilot

June 16, 2017

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced that 16 of Canada’s most innovative projects have been chosen to participate in a two-year pilot of CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. The Standard, which assesses the carbon performance of commercial, institutional,

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Capitalizing on North American rooftop VRF/VRV system market

June 13, 2017

Marketair, which is headquartered in Edison, NJ, has become the exclusive North American importer/vendor for the RD-Series and PD-Series of commercial rooftop enclosure and support systems. Developed by Inaba Denko in Osaka, Japan, the series is designed exclusively for multiple

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Bradley customizes offerings for industrial applications

June 7, 2017

Bradley Corp. has announced its Design On Demand program, offering customized services and products for industrial applications. Bradley’s business development experts help design plumbing systems according to customers’ needs and project goals. Bradley offers a range of plumbing products for

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Green building gets a push with new partnership

June 2, 2017

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) have signed an agreement in principle to form a Canadian joint venture called Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada), with final terms expected to be agreed upon this

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Higher efficiency circulators are here to stay

May 16, 2017 by John Siegenthaler

Wet-rotor circulators have been used in millions of residential and light commercial hydronic systems over the last four decades. Many hydronic pros consider them “commodity” components. They are available from a long list of suppliers, most of which provide equivalency

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The secret of turning building data into revenue

May 15, 2017 by Matt Gates

Information technology advancements are bringing about a product revolution with smart, connected products that are more available and affordable than ever before. Near ubiquitous wireless connectivity, coupled with improvements in processing power and device miniaturization, have resulted in a wave

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A positive vibe at MCEE with more exhibitors and higher attendance

May 12, 2017

The aisles were packed again for the 2017 edition of MCEE trade show and conference for the plumbing, hydronics, HVAC/R, electrical and lighting industries. The sold out trade show took place in Montreal on April 26 and 27. At 6,286,

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Wilo USA acquires Weil Pump, Scot Pump and Karak Machine

May 10, 2017

Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for building services, water management, and groundwater, has acquired pump manufacturers Weil Pump Co. Inc. and Scot Pump Company, along with component manufacturer Karak Machine Corporation. The companies employ roughly 150

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Daikin North America launches Daikin City Revit and CAD portal

May 8, 2017

Daikin North America has launched the BIM portal, a web-portal selector of Revit and CAD files for Daikin brand products including VRV, Sky-Air, single- and multi-zone systems, rooftop units and light commercial split systems. The selector generates Revit files and

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Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017 online registration open now

April 20, 2017

John Siegenthaler, Robert Bean and friends team up once again for hydronics only event.