20th Anniversary for RMCMarch 23, 2020 by Doug Picklyk
The unique industry-run Refrigerant Management Canada program continues to be the only program of its kind in North America.
CaGBC announces updates to Zero Carbon Building StandardMarch 16, 2020
The new updates focus on embodied carbon, refrigerants, energy efficiency and innovation as pathways to reduce carbon output.
UPDATED: CMPX 2020 Product SpotlightMarch 9, 2020 by HPAC Magazine
The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) was scheduled to take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 25-27, however due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in North America and around the world, on Friday, March…
Grease InterceptorsMarch 5, 2020
Registration Open for ASHRAE’s 2020 Annual Conference (June 27-July 1)March 3, 2020
The five-day conference taking place in Austin, Texas will include new tracks in the technical program including Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: Opportunities and Challenges.
Montreal-based HVAC start up receives $75 million investmentFebruary 7, 2020
XNRGY Climate Systems building a new R&D and manufacturing facility to develop custom-designed energy-efficient air handling units for data centres and other industrial and institutional buildings.
Johnson Controls unveils Global Energy Efficiency survey resultsFebruary 4, 2020
Over 75 Percent of organizations surveyed plan to increase energy efficiency and HVAC equipment investments in 2020.
Proposed changes to 2015 National Energy Code undergo final public reviewJanuary 31, 2020
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes has extended an invitation to anyone interested in taking part in a public review of the last set of proposed changes to the 2015 National Codes. These include the National Building Code,…
A tale of four cities: Building Benchmark BC pilot project kicks offJanuary 21, 2020
Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver are engaged in a pilot project that tracks and discloses the energy emissions of participating commercial buildings as of Jan. 21
Going hybrid for heating efficienciesJanuary 14, 2020 by John Miller
Consider the benefits of combining a non-condensing with a high-efficiency condensing boiler to get the best of both technologies in commercial/institutional heating applications.
GROHE sets the date for carbon-zero productionDecember 10, 2019
In July 2019, the global brand converted all of its production plants to run on green electricity. They plan to be entirely carbon-free by April 2020.
National Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards accepting nominationsDecember 2, 2019
The CaGBC Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to advancements within the Canadian green building industry.
Joyce Centre at Mohawk College achieves Zero Carbon Performance CertificationNovember 27, 2019
Canada Green Building Council announces that the Hamilton, ON building is first to achieve both Zero Carbon Building Design and Performance certifications.
Enwave adding heat to new downtown Toronto towerNovember 15, 2019
In addition to linking to Enwave’s deep lake water cooling, the new North Tower of Bay Adelaide Centre will include an Enwave operated hot water plant.
Hydro-Québec and Stelpro partner up to develop connected smart devicesOctober 31, 2019
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC— Hydro-Québec’s new subsidiary, Hilo, and Stelpro have announced a joint venture to develop connected devices for smart homes that will contribute to efficient energy use. The joint venture will develop innovative energy management products and will provide them to…
ASHRAE releases expanded version of Standard 90.1October 25, 2019
ATLANTA, Ga.— ASHRAE has released an expanded, revised version of Standard 90.1. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019, Energy Efficiency Standard for Buildings Except Low-rise Residential Buildings. The new version contains over 100 changes from the 2016 version, including energy-saving measures. “The goal…
Liberals re-elected with minority government, promising interest-free loans for home improvementsOctober 22, 2019
After a close election, the Liberal Party has been re-elected with a minority government of 156 seats, just 14 seats shy of the needed 170 seats for a majority government. Trudeau, whose platform included promises such as access to interest-free…
ASHRAE announces incorporation of IEQ-GAOctober 15, 2019
Atlanta, Ga. — ASHRAE announced the incorporation of the Indoor Environmental Quality Global Alliance (IEQ-GA) as a legal entity. The announcement of IEQ-GA’s incorporation took place at a ceremony during the 40th AIVC conference, Oct. 15 in Ghent, Belgium. The…
State-of-the-art Maison de Radio-Canada buildingSeptember 3, 2019
Johnson Controls is working with Broccolini Construction and Broccolini Investments, through its subsidiary, La Société en Commandite La Nouvelle Maison, to create a new, high-tech Maison de Radio-Canada building in Montreal that will house the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada. Through…
Humber secures zero carbon design certification for building retrofitJuly 22, 2019
Renovations to the five-storey Building NX included a building envelope retrofit and energy-efficient upgrades to the heating and cooling systems
Efficiency Canada campaign aims to put spotlight on ‘invisible’ energy efficiency sectorJune 17, 2019
Efficiency Canada has launched a campaign showcasing the growth of the country’s energy efficiency sector. More than 436,000 people across six sectors are employed in the industry, accounting for 51,000 businesses generating $82.6 billion in operating revenues, according to the…
Feds award $2.6 billion contract to upgrade heating, cooling plants in OttawaJune 10, 2019
A consortium has been selected to modernize the aging district energy system used to heat and cool more than 80 structures in the city
Feds commit $1.45 billion through carbon tax proceeds for businesses making energy-efficient upgradesMay 31, 2019
Proceeds from the fuel charge imposed on Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan will unlock rebates and incentives. Still, for some, the incentive falls short
NRCan funding to aid in ISO Energy Management Systems Standard implementationMay 30, 2019
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is providing financial assistance to help industrial, commercial and institutional facilities implement the ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard. The funding covers up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs, up to a maximum of…
Canadian municipalities receive $9.7M in funding for green projectsMay 24, 2019
The federal government and Federation of Canadian Municipalities have committed $9.7 million to fund green projects in communities across the country. Infrastructure minister François-Philippe Champagne made the announcement May 16 alongside Vicki-May Hamm, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.…
Montreal to phase out oil heating over next decade, earmarks $4M to replace systems in municipal buildings by 2021May 17, 2019
The city’s plan to phase out the century-old energy source is part of a long-term project to hit ambitious zero-carbon goals
British Columbia bolsters rebates for energy-efficient home, business renovationsMay 16, 2019
The expansion of incentives includes an added $1,000 for those making the switch to high-efficiency electric heat pumps
2019 ENERGY STAR Canada Participant Award winners namedMay 15, 2019
The winners of the 2019 ENERGY STAR Canada Participant Awards were announced today. The ENERGY STAR Canada Participant Awards — now in its 16th year — recognize organizations that have demonstrated excellence in promoting the most energy-efficient products and new…
Symposium addresses the transition to a low carbon economyMay 2, 2019
Industry partners met on April 23 to address the issue at the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute symposium
Efficiency Manitoba officially in operationApril 24, 2019
Manitoba’s newly minted Crown Corporation has officially launched. Efficiency Manitoba, focused on energy efficiency and conservation, replaces Manitoba Hydro’s Power Smart brand, which had a 30-year run in the province. The province appointed Colleen Kuruluk, previously the manager of Power…