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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

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Strength in numbers: geothermal association becomes HRAI affiliate

May 22, 2013

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) signed an agreement in April, whereby OGA will become an affiliated association (chapter). The areas of service HRAI and OGA will provide for the geothermal sector include government advocacy, training

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Net Zero gets $4-million boost

May 4, 2013

Project addresses the challenges of NZE in a production housing context.

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

Located in the mature Belgravia neighbourhood in the heart of Edmonton at 11536 - 74 Avenue, the Belgravia Green showhome is part of a larger Belgravia Green project involving two additional Net Zero Ready homes.
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Edmonton top green home builder partners with The Holmes Group

April 5, 2013

Effect Home Builders is the recipient of the 2012 Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) National Green Home Award for its Belgravia NetZero Energy Home, a new home that produces as much energy as it consumes. Located at 11536 – 74 Avenue,

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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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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Manufacturers working hard to meet increased demand

November 27, 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the superstorm it spawned in the Northeastern United States, manufacturers represented by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) have increased production to meet the unexpected increased demand for residential and light commercial

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Renewable Heating Workshop to explore options for Canadian consumers

November 22, 2012

Solar and geothermal industries work together to explore technology and policy

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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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Reports show finance-related challenges remain the largest barriers to renewable energy development

November 14, 2012

An analysis of two reports by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI) shows that despite healthy expected returns, finance-related challenges remain the largest barriers to renewable energy development. The reports on solar and geothermal

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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.

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Ontario symposium addresses latest geothermal research and industry activities

October 5, 2012

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) are holding a Ground Source Heating and Cooling Symposium on November 1, 2012 at the Earth Ranger’s Centre, Living City Campus at Kortright in Woodbridge, ON. The line-up

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BC leaders in energy management recognized

October 3, 2012

The Honourable Terry Lake, BC Minister of Environment presented awards recognizing leadership in energy management to Surrey, Nakusp and City of North Vancouver at the Union of B.C Municipalities convention on September 26. The City of Surrey won in the

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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Modine closes Geofinity deal

September 17, 2012

Modine Manufacturing Company recently completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of privately-held Geofinity Manufacturing of Surrey, BC. This acquisition will provide Modine with a full line of geothermal heat pumps in both water-to- water and water-to-air models.

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Draft Canada-Nova Scotia Equivalency Agreement for Coal-Fired Electricity released

September 17, 2012

New coal-fired electricity regulations, released by the federal government on September 12, would have meant the premature closure of Nova Scotia’s eight coal-fired plants in Trenton, Lingan, Point Tupper and Point Aconi, at a cost of up to $1.3 billion

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COMING SOON: Festival focuses on OBC energy efficiency requirements

September 13, 2012

The 2012 Green Building Festival, which is being held on October 11-12 at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, will feature experts such as Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute, the Seattle-based hub for visionary green

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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

Figure 1 Combined solar thermal and geothermal system
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Geo-Solar Connection

September 1, 2012 by hpac

Two thermally-based renewable energy technologies that grab many headlines these days are solar water heating and geothermal heat pumps. Both of these technologies are ways of capturing solar energy. The solar thermal system does it in real time, whereas the

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Earth energy system requirements up for public review

July 16, 2012

CSA Group has posted a draft revision of the C448 Series – Design and Installation of Earth Energy Systems for public review. This series covers minimum requirements related to ground-source heat pumps for residential and commercial buildings, such as equipment

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ASHRAE issues Call for Papers for Research Summit

July 2, 2012

ASHRAE has announced a call for research papers for its newly-created Research Summit to be held in conjunction with the Society’s 2013 Annual Conference in Denver, CO, on June 22-26. The presentation of research-related papers is a part of the

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Early bird registration deadline looms for HRAI AGM

June 29, 2012

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) Annual General Meeting will be held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront in Halifax, NS, on August 22-25, 2012. HRAI’s discounted early registration fees are available until July 6. The AGM kickoff breakfast

MCEE returns to the Bonaventure in Montreal for 2013.
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Four shows in one at MCEE

June 20, 2012

MCEE trade show and conference will be held April 17-18, 2013 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC. MCEE is produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), the Corporation of Master Pipe Mechanics of Quebec (CMMTQ), the Corporation

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Measure to manage with building energy benchmarking

June 14, 2012

Join the energy benchmarking movement! Register for a free webinar to see a live demonstration of the Portfolio Manager building energy benchmarking tool that is coming to Canada in June 2013. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is working with the US

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New Ontario geothermal regs – stakeholder technical briefing session

June 12, 2012

On May 18, 2012, the government tightened up regulation of vertical closed loop drilling for geothermal systems by making Ontario Regulation 98/12 (Ground Source Heat Pumps) under the Environmental Protection Act. The regulation requires anyone constructing new or altering, replacing

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Third annual energy conservation report available online

June 11, 2012

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