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Effect of system renovation repairs on HVAC system performance. Source: NCI certified contractor survey
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READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: New Technology Enters The Residential Mix

June 2, 2014 by IAN MCTEER

Are you ready for home automation and its implications for your business?

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Simplify sizing and costing ground heat exchangers with NRCan tool

June 1, 2014

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is offering the Ground Heat Exchanger Tool as part of its RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software (provided completely free-of-charge by the Government of Canada). The program is used to help size and cost the ground heat

(Left to right) Wolseley employees Bill Hillier, Bill Teabo, Bill Freshwater (far right) on the ice for the ceremonial puck drop by Special Olympian Alex (with his mother). Alex also handed out trophies to the winning team.
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Wolseley Canada shoots and scores for Special Olympics

May 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

Denis Tanguay with Dr. Sophie Hosatte, director of the Buildings Group, CanmetENERGY and a member of the international organizing committee, following the close of the 11th IEA Heat Pump Conference.
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Heat pumps and hockey-two big wins for Montreal

May 16, 2014

It was a banner week in Montreal – host city of the 11th IEA Heat Pump Conference and home of the Canadiens, who made the Eastern Conference final on the eve of the conference wrap up. Held May 12 to

Nicolas Duguay, a student at New Brunswick Community College's Bathurst campus, was one of six competing in the plumbing competition.
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Another successful MEET trade show in the books

May 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

Just now coming into its own in geothermal applications, PEX has been used as geothermal ground loop piping in Europe for more than a decade.
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Expanding Piping Options

May 1, 2014 by hpac

Crosslinked PolyEthylene accepted in revised CSA C448 Standard.

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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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

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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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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Good news for Yukon residents as Good Energy Rebate Program is extended

March 5, 2014

The Yukon’s Good Energy Rebate Program, which includes incentives for water efficient toilets, solar water heaters, drain water heat recovery systems (DWHRS) and heating appliances, has been extended to March 31, 2015. Originally slated to end March 15, 2014, rebates

Figure 1 Steps to building a marketing plan
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Know Your Target

March 1, 2014 by DENIS TANGUAY AND JEFFREY BRAUNSTEIN

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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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

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Southwestern Ontario company wins 2013 business integrity award

February 14, 2014

The Better Business Bureau for Western Ontario has recognized The Hayter Group for its high ethical standards towards customers, users, suppliers, shareholders, employees, and in their community. The Hayter Group was presented with the Business Integrity Award in October at

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Call for presentations on geothermal business and policy

January 29, 2014

The 7th Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Business & Policy Forum will be held in Montréal, QC on May 16, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel – The Queen Elizabeth and organizers have issued a call for speakers. The geothermal industry is approaching a

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AHR numbers exceed last New York record-breaking show

December 16, 2013

The 2014 AHR Expo in New York City on January 21-23, is shaping up to be the largest HVAC/R exposition ever held in the northeast. More than 1800 exhibiting companies have reserved 387 000 square feet of booth space, exceeding the record-breaking

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HPAC to publish official MEET show guide

December 2, 2013

HPAC has been selected to publish the 2014 OFFICIAL show guide for the MEET (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology) Show. The show guide will be distributed to all attendees at the event in Moncton, May 7-8, 2014. It will also be e-mailed

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Robust speaker lineup for Ontario geothermal conference

October 31, 2013

The Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) is holding its 2013 Conference and AGM on November 14 and 15 at Hockley Valley Resort in Orangeville, ON. Speakers include Andrew Pride of the Ontario Power Authority, Martin Luymes of the Heating, Refrigeration and

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Analysis finds energy-efficiency standards correct market failures, save money

October 24, 2013

Insights from south of the border on consumer purchasing decisions and energy costs.

John Siegenthaler (l) and Robert Bean opened Modern Hydronics The Summit with their presentation on trends to watch for in hydronics.
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Hydronics event attracts a full house

September 17, 2013

Modern Hydronics The Summit wrapped up to great reviews.

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LEED v4 set to launch in the fall

August 20, 2013

The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system will be updated following approval from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). With 46 countries and territories worldwide represented, 86 per cent voted in favour of adopting the new

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Standard for Energy Upgrade Certificates of Homes released for public comment

July 30, 2013

The Building Performance Institute, Inc.’s (BPI)  BPI-2101-S-2013: Standard Requirements for a Certificate of Completion for Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrades is available for public comment until August 6, 2013, and will soon be published as a BPI standard. BPI-2101 identifies a standard

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Search is on for most innovative HVAC/R and plumbing products

July 25, 2013

Entries now being accepted for the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards.

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Early bird gets to the MCAC 72nd annual conference for less

July 16, 2013

Deadline to save on registration is less than three weeks away.

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Bosch kicks off inaugural North American installation program

July 9, 2013

Bosch Thermotechnology has launched an awards program focused on industry professionals who install and specify Bosch heating and cooling products in Canada and the United States. The Bosch Green Living Awards program recognizes residential and light commercial installations employing Bosch boilers,

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ASHRAE launches online discussion platform

July 5, 2013

Through its new online ASHRAExCHANGE discussion platform, ASHRAE is providing members and others in the industry with an online platform for real-time discussion and information exchange for design, construction, operation and support of the built environment. The platform was launched at ASHRAE’s

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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