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British Columbia adopts National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings

June 21, 2013

British Columbia has officially adopted the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 2011, which will take effect in December of this year. While British Columbia is the first to adopt the code, the adoption processes in other jurisdictions

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2014 AHR Expo in NYC setting a record pace

June 6, 2013

Exhibit space 90 per cent sold, economic indicators strong, say organizers.

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Canadian HVAC industry unites to promote quality HVAC designs and installation

June 3, 2013

Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.), president, Indoor Climate Consultants Inc. and director, www.healthyheating.com has issued an announcement on behalf of Dr. Karen Somerville of Canadians for Properly Built Homes, and signature trade associations: COHA, HRAI, TECA and CIPH. Bean noted, “I am pleased

Scheideman hangs an evaporator on a freezer at the 2012 Alberta skills competition.
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Duo set to represent Canada in Germany

June 1, 2013 by Patrick Callan

NAIT grads prepare to test their skills against the world’s best.

Trane's Laval, QC, HVAC showroom has doubled in size, making it the company's largest in North America.
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Expansion of Trane in Laval

May 24, 2013

Trane recently marked the expansion of its HVAC Distribution Centre in Laval, QC, with an event that attracted more than 100 guests. The location is the company’s largest showroom in North America – the building has doubled in size, from 8000

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New HVAC product lines enter Canadian market

May 1, 2013

Following a restructuring, Ingersoll Rand has announced it will be entering into the residential HVAC market in Canada. Trane HVAC Supply, recognized for supporting Trane commercial products, has announced its expansion into the residential HVAC market with the introduction of

Jean-Sebastien Simard (l), member of WorldSkills Team Canada, together with his trainer Pierre Payette, were a star attraction at Wolseley's MCEE 2013 booth. Look for more on Jean-Sebastien in HPAC April, online now and coming soon to your mailbox.
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Record crowd for MCEE 2013 (revised numbers)

April 29, 2013

The aisles were busy for the 2013 edition of MCEE with attendance up five per cent, following the success of the 2011 show which recorded an 18 per cent increase. The two-day trade show took place in Montreal on April

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ASHRAE Publishes Second Edition of Hospital Design Manual

April 22, 2013

A recently published manual from ASHRAE provides guidance on addressing issues with health care HVAC systems for mechanical and consulting engineers, designers, architects, facility managers, infection control personal, maintenance staff, contractors, developers and code accreditation and licensure officials. HVAC Design Manual for

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Sale Rejuvenates Service Experts

April 16, 2013

Organic growth, acquisitions to fuel expansion.

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NADCA releases standard for assessment, cleaning, and restoration of HVAC systems

March 27, 2013

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), a not-for-profit trade association serving the HVAC inspection, maintenance and restoration industry, has released 2013 ACR: The NADCA Standard. It provides information for: assessing new and existing HVAC systems;  evaluating and verifying the

At 35 per cent of all visitors, the installation trades represented the largest group amongst the attendees, as they have done in previous years.
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ISH sees increased numbers of visitors from major growth markets

March 26, 2013

In spite of difficult weather conditions, ISH, the world’s largest industrial exhibition for bathroom design, energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning technology, as well as renewable energies, ended with increases in all key benchmark figures. From March 12-16, 2013, 2434 exhibitors compared to

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Free air duct cleaning guide for building operators

March 18, 2013

The NRC Guide on Commercial Air Duct Cleaning, which was developed within the Canadian government’s Clean Air Agenda, is a diagnostic tool that will allow building operators or facility managers to assess whether duct cleaning work was successfully and appropriately performed in terms

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ASHRAE offers virtual access to more than 250 presentations

February 5, 2013

Dallas a big draw for winter conference.

Figure 1 Uniform (l) versus non-uniform (r) environment. Mean radiant temperature (MRT) integrates the non-uniform surface temperatures into a single representative value. Operative temperature then integrates the MRT with the dry-bulb temperature (tdb).
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READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: Formulas For Success

February 1, 2013 by Robert Bean

Solve the mean radiant temperature problems to solve building energy problems.

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Concord HVAC firm named Best Contractor to Work For

January 29, 2013

Air Quality Dunrite, which has provided furnace repairs in Toronto since 1989, has been named the Canadian winner in The NEWS Best Contractor to Work For Contest. The company was purchased by Darrel Yashinsky in 2011. He immediately set about

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Share your HVAC expertise

January 11, 2013

Certification scheme will guide development of test questions for Whole House HVAC Quality Maintenance Certification.

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Duct Leakage Under Scrutiny

January 10, 2013

Long ignored as a source of energy savings, duct sealing is on the agenda for many regulatory bodies. For the full story see the document at right.

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Registration opens for Montreal balancing and commissioning conference

January 4, 2013

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) will hold its 2013 Annual Conference in Montreal at the Hyatt Regency, marking the first time the conference has been held outside the U.S. The conference agenda features industry experts who will be addressing

Michael Grochmal (l), president, AtlasCare and Roger Grochmal, chairman and CEO.
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AtlasCare appoints new president

November 15, 2012

AtlasCare, which is headquartered in Oakville, ON, has announced the appointment of Michael Grochmal as the company’s new president, effective November 1, 2012. “The official appointment has been a long time coming,” said Roger Grochmal who has been president of

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Innovation Award winners announced

November 14, 2012

Ranging from an innovative geothermal heat pump, to a copper theft deterrent system, the winners of the prestigious 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been chosen and will be honoured at a special ceremony during the exposition and conference in

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Tools to increase energy efficiency in industrial applications

November 13, 2012

Hydro-Québec, through its Industrial Customers Energy Efficiency program, provides incentives to support companies in analysing their electrical consumption data for up to 50 per cent or $25 000 per analysis with a maximum of $100 000 per site. The utility

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CHES 2012: Towards World Class Health Care

November 1, 2012 by LUC BOILY

Mechanical business professionals make their points on the best practices and regulations in healthcare facilities.

Eric Irmscher (r), sales and application engineer with Mestek, Inc., explains the standard arrangements available with its outdoor air handlers.
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RBI showcases latest products

October 31, 2012

HPG Sales, Div. of Hydronic Parts Group Ltd. and RBI Water Heaters recently hosted an open house display and factory tour at the Mississauga, ON, manufacturing facility. Products on display included its new Fusion XLF condensing boiler (2500 to 4000mbh)

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New fact sheets available on OEE Web site

October 16, 2012

Natural Resources Canada’s ecoENERGY Efficiency for Buildings is offering a new series of fact sheets dealing with building energy efficiency in general or benchmarking specifically. ecoENERGY Efficiency for Buildings – Overview provides an overview of the energy- and money-saving initiatives offered

CMX/CIPHEX has been rebranded and will now be known as the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX).
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HRAI and CIPH unveil new trade show name and day pattern

September 26, 2012

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) have announced that the 2014 CMX/CIPHEX Trade Show and Learning Forum will now be known as the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition

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Energy efficiency milestone in Western Canada

September 18, 2012

Swift Current, SK, has the distinction of being the site of the first home in western Canada built to the voluntary 2012 R-2000 Standard. Homes built to the 2012 R-2000 standard are to be 50 per cent more energy-efficient than

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Fall 2012 public review of proposed changes to 2010 National Codes

September 17, 2012

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites interested parties to take part in the fall 2012 public review of proposed changes to the 2010 editions of the National Model Construction Codes. The review runs until November 16,

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New methodology in effect for LEED Regional Priority Credits

September 4, 2012

The LEED Canada 2009 rating systems introduced the concept of Regional Priority Credits (RPCs) to incentify the achievement of credits that address geographically specific environmental priorities. For each rating system and each region of Canada, a series of six RPCs

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Goodman sale spells creation of HVAC giant

August 29, 2012

Daikin Industries, Ltd. has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Goodman Global Group, Inc. from affiliates of Hellman & Friedman LLC for $3.7 billion. In a signing ceremony on August 29, 2012 in Osaka, Japan, Noriyuki

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Share your commissioning, ventilating, adjusting and balancing expertise

July 4, 2012

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) will hold its 2013 annual conference at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, QC on May 2-4. It will address the theme Solutions for Optimizing High Performance Buildings. A call for papers is currently open.