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Attendee and exhibitor numbers among records set at 2015 AHR Expo.
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Chicago event claims five new records

February 19, 2015

The 2015 AHR Expo claimed the title for the best-attended event ever held in Chicago. Preliminary figures for the HVAC/R show indicate that more than 61,000 total attendees, including 42,400 visitors, participated in the 2015 AHR Expo, January 26 to

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Mississauga workshop to clarify mandatory OBC performance requirements

February 11, 2015

SkillTech Academy, the training division of The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), is offering a workshop titled Complying with Part 12 of the Ontario Building Code (OBC). Scheduled for April 13, 2015 in Mississauga, ON, the

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Hat trick for Martino Contractors

February 9, 2015

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) recently recognized Martino Contractors Ltd. as the “Trade Contractor of Year.” The award was presented at BILD’s annual general meeting in December 2014. Martino Contractors is a family-owned company that supplies and

Figure 1 Heat loss/heat gain process and factors
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Heat loss/heat gain considerations

February 1, 2015 by Robert Bean

When I joined ASHRAE in 1990, I did not imagine that 25 years later HVAC equipment would be selected and installed in the absence of a heat loss and gain calculation. It is like bad reruns on late night television;

MCEE will feature 26 free seminars.
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Seminar lineup released for MCEE 2015

January 16, 2015

Organizers of Mécanex/Climatex/Expolectriq/Éclairage (MCEE) 2015 have released details of the 26 seminars to be featured on April 22 and 23, 2015, at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC. Over 7000 visitors and more than 350 exhibitors are expected at the trade

Most practitioners will find PART 1 and Appendices A and B to be most useful. PART 1 outlines how to effectively account for thermal bridging. Appendices A and B provide a catalogue of common building envelope assemblies and interface details and their associated thermal performance data.
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Building envelope thermal bridging guide released

January 14, 2015

Guide explores how building industry can account for impact of thermal bridging.

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Wolseley winds up 2015 with upgrades, expansions and openings

January 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

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Goodman expansion capitalizes on ductless growth in North America

January 6, 2015

Consolidation reflects Daikin’s global commitment to local, in-country, manufacturing.

ISH will be held in Frankfurt am Main from March 10 to 14, 2015.
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Comfort meets technology theme for ISH 2015

December 30, 2014

Head to Germany for the ultimate industry trade fair experience.

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ASHRAE expands scope, renames research journal

December 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

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A sampling of what to expect in HPAC December

December 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.

Peter Adams, senior building envelope engineer for Morrison Hershfield, leads a seminar on how to build harmony between HVAC and the building envelope at The Buildings Show on December 3, 2014.
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Strong showing for inaugural Buildings Show

December 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

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Opportunity for public input on CSA-A770 set to expire

December 9, 2014

See what the residential mechanical system focus will be for home inspectors.

Figure 1 Un-insulated, un-ducted, flashed return air plenum under a radiant floor equals bad, bad practice.
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Ghost-Busting Heat Transfer In Return Air Plenums

December 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.

Guides are available for each climate zone in BC.
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Energy efficiency requirements for houses set to change in BC

November 5, 2014

Organization offers illustrated guides

Francis Renee (middle) of Universal Air, won the signed Wayne Gretzky jersey door prize at Noble's 2014 Heating Show, courtesy of Ipex. Renne is flanked by Mike Mercurio (left) of Ipex and Tom Breen of Noble.
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Warm reception for Noble heating show

October 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

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CO alarms mandatory in all Ontario homes

October 16, 2014

Province now one of two jurisdictions to pass carbon monoxide laws

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BC Safety Authority concludes consultation on fees

October 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

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Bulletin lays out minimum requirements to ensure safe installation of gas appliances in Alberta

October 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

More than 800 people attended Noble's 2014 Heating Show in Vaughan, ON on October 2, 2014.
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Warm reception for Noble heating show

October 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 chairman Roger Grochmal kicks off the coalition's 20th annual general meeting on September 30, 2014 in Vaughan, ON.
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HVAC Coalition celebrates 20 years fighting for contractors

October 1, 2014

Overarching goal is a level playing field.

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Contracting firm expands into Saskatchewan

September 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

AHR returns to popular Chicago venue in January 2015.
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Chicago to be hub of HVAC/R activity in January 2015

September 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

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Aeroseal targets opportunities in the home performance market

August 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

Incoming HRAI chair Jim Flowers welcomes breakfast speaker Jack Demers, retired NHL coach, to the stage. Demers spoke about how he overcame adversity and shared his insights on how others might do the same.
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Refrigerant panel tackles tough issues surrounding refrigerant phase outs

August 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

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National Hockey League releases sustainability report

August 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

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New Brunswick entrepreneur makes successful bid for Don Park

August 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 is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment.
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BC Safety Authority invites stakeholder feedback

August 4, 2014

Consultation opens re fee increases and fee structure changes

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