Building envelope thermal bridging guide releasedJanuary 14, 2015
Guide explores how building industry can account for impact of thermal bridging.
Wolseley winds up 2015 with upgrades, expansions and openingsJanuary 6, 2015
Wolseley has undergone a series of facility upgrades, and both team and department amalgamations all across the country just in time for 2016. In early December, Wolseley’s Dartmouth, NS Plumbing and HVAC/R branches merged and relocated to a new and…
Goodman expansion capitalizes on ductless growth in North AmericaJanuary 6, 2015
Consolidation reflects Daikin’s global commitment to local, in-country, manufacturing.
Comfort meets technology theme for ISH 2015December 30, 2014
Head to Germany for the ultimate industry trade fair experience.
ASHRAE expands scope, renames research journalDecember 22, 2014
In recognition of the changing role of HVAC/R since it was first published 20 years ago, ASHRAE’s HVAC&R Research has a new title, an expanded scope and an updated look. Beginning in January 2015, the journal will be known as…
A sampling of what to expect in HPAC DecemberDecember 16, 2014
HPAC print edition is on its way to you-find the editor’s “o-o-ops” for your chance to win a Tim’s gift card.
Strong showing for inaugural Buildings ShowDecember 10, 2014
All areas of the international building industry were on display at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) from December 3 to 5, 2014 for The Buildings Show. Produced by Informa Canada, the show is North America’s largest annual exposition, networking…
Opportunity for public input on CSA-A770 set to expireDecember 9, 2014
See what the residential mechanical system focus will be for home inspectors.
Ghost-Busting Heat Transfer In Return Air PlenumsDecember 1, 2014 by ROBERT BEAN
Common sense, a bit of heat transfer knowledge and strict adherence to specifications go a long way to improving the air/hydronic dynamic.
Energy efficiency requirements for houses set to change in BCNovember 5, 2014
Organization offers illustrated guides
Warm reception for Noble heating showOctober 30, 2014
The 2014 Noble Heating Show attracted more than 800 people on October 2 to the Bellvue Manor in Vaughan, ON. The evening show featured more than 45 exhibits, two furnace giveaways per hour, and more than $10,000 worth of door…
CO alarms mandatory in all Ontario homesOctober 16, 2014
Province now one of two jurisdictions to pass carbon monoxide laws
BC Safety Authority concludes consultation on feesOctober 13, 2014
BC Safety Authority has concluded its consultation on fees and recently approved the changes to its 2015 to 2017 fee schedules. The approved changes to take effect on January 12, 2015 are: an average three per cent per annum increase in…
Bulletin lays out minimum requirements to ensure safe installation of gas appliances in AlbertaOctober 9, 2014
Alberta Municipal Affairs, Safety Services has issued a Safety Tips Bulletin that clearly lays out field approvals, permits and variances for gas fired appliances and equipment within the province. It is directed to the oil and gas industry, gas distribution…
Warm reception for Noble heating showOctober 3, 2014
The 2014 Noble Heating Show attracted more than 800 people on October 2 to the Bellvue Manor in Vaughan, ON. The evening show featured more than 45 exhibits, two furnace giveaways per hour, and more than $10,000 worth of door prizes,…
HVAC Coalition celebrates 20 years fighting for contractorsOctober 1, 2014
Overarching goal is a level playing field.
Contracting firm expands into SaskatchewanSeptember 25, 2014
Ambassador Mechanical Corporation, a multi-faceted mechanical contractor that has worked in Manitoba and southern Ontario for over 20 years, has expanded into Saskatchewan. Kevin Price, who was most recently with Uponor, is managing the Regina location at 129 N McDonald…
Chicago to be hub of HVAC/R activity in January 2015September 10, 2014
The 67th International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo) will take place at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL from January 26-28, 2015. More than 2000 companies from 35 countries, covering every segment of the HVAC/R industry, will showcase…
Aeroseal targets opportunities in the home performance marketAugust 27, 2014
Aeroseal LLC has acquired Comfort Institute, a provider of home performance equipment and training for the HVAC industry. As a business unit of Aeroseal, Comfort Institute will continue to provide its current service offerings while adding additional services. The merger…
Refrigerant panel tackles tough issues surrounding refrigerant phase outsAugust 26, 2014
The Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) held its 46th Annual General Meeting and Conference in Montreal, QC, from August 20-23. A highlight of the event was a panel discussion titled The Future of Refrigerants: Get Ready…
National Hockey League releases sustainability reportAugust 18, 2014
The National Hockey League (NHL) has released the 2014 NHL Sustainability Report, the first document of its kind produced by a major sports league in North America. The report highlights the numerous programs, benchmarks, and successes that have increased the overall…
New Brunswick entrepreneur makes successful bid for Don ParkAugust 6, 2014
New Brunswick entrepreneur, Normand Caissie has acquired Don Park Residential Manufacturing at 842 York Mills Road in Toronto, ON. Don Park is a producer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) galvanized duct, pipe and fitting products and has been…
BC Safety Authority invites stakeholder feedbackAugust 4, 2014
Consultation opens re fee increases and fee structure changes
Scott Duncan to head up sales, marketing at DescoJuly 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…
CEU Credits available for ASPE members at CIPHEX West, ASPE to hold inaugural Toronto Chapter meetingJuly 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…
The Master Group expands reach in Greater Toronto AreaJuly 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,…
READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: New Technology Enters The Residential MixJune 2, 2014 by IAN MCTEER
Are you ready for home automation and its implications for your business?
Digital thermostats recalled due to fire hazardMay 21, 2014
Approximately 403,000 sold in Canada.
Wolseley Canada shoots and scores for Special OlympicsMay 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…
Another successful MEET trade show in the booksMay 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…