Family Business Transitions
The story often goes like this: the older generation poured their blood, sweat, and tears into building their own contracting company.
2021 Kitchen and Bath Trends
With home renos on the rise, here are the trends driving faucet and fixture design.
ASHRAE Global Headquarters Reaches Net-Zero-Energy Milestone
In January 2020, ASHRAE began a $20 million renovation project on its new global headquarters building.
Viega Reduces Waste by Replacing Printed Instructions With QR Codes
Printed instructions inside the packages of most ProPress, MegaPress and PureFlow products made in the U.S. are expected to be removed.
Cornerstone Laid at Kingston’s First Geothermal Residential Building – The Geo
The Geo’s concept was inspired by the City of Kingston when it became the first municipality in Ontario to declare climate change as an emergency in 2019.
Cut it Out with the Cut-Out Questions
Old ways of thinking about heat pumps are not compatible with a low carbon future.
HVAC Companies Among Leaders in Canada
The Globe And Mail top growing companies in Canada list includes businesses with energy efficiency and HVAC connections.
ASHRAE Introduces Hybrid Registration for Winter Conference
The conference is expected to feature over 80 technical sessions with updates from society leaders, tours, social events.
OEC and Geosource Energy Announce Geo-Exchange Partnership
Both organizations bring more than 30 years of combined experience to the renewable energy sector.
Danfoss Seeking Nominations for Annual EnVisioneer of the Year Award
Recent Canadian award winners include Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario and Brampton-based Arctic Chiller Group.
Taco grows stainless steel ECM circulator family
The 0015e and 0018e circulators are now available in NSF/ANSI 61 & 372 certified stainless steel for domestic water circulation.
Feds Launch Canada Greener Homes Grant
Canadian homeowners will be eligible for grants of up to $5,000 to make energy efficient retrofits to their primary residences, including HVAC improvements.
Efficiency Canada launching weekly webinar series
The first session, Friday, May 14 at noon, is “Reframing the Policy Discussion on Ground Source Heat Pump Systems: New Considerations”.
ASHRAE launches new Vision 2030 resources
The Vision 2030 webpage provides guidance to support intelligent design, construction, and operation for a more adaptable and resilient built environment.
Net-Zero community coming to the Ottawa-Gatineau Area
All buildings at the Zibi waterfront development will be interconnected through a hydronic loop that will deliver heating and cooling generated at a central district energy plant.
ISH Digital opens Monday
Hosted in Frankfurt, Germany, the international event is known for revealing innovations in the plumbing and HVAC industries.
Ottawa arena converted to zero carbon building
Modern Niagara converted the AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex into the first CaGBC Zero Carbon Building – Performance Standard certified arena.
Large-Scale Solar Thermal Systems
Lots of thermal storage is essential for any combination solar-hydronic system.
ASHRAE moves into Net Zero retrofit headquarters
“Although new construction of net-zero energy buildings make a lot of headlines, reuse of existing structures is a basic tenet of sustainability.”
Alberta spending up to $55 million to boost energy efficiency in buildings
Projects can include commercially available energy-efficient upgrades such as HVAC technologies, weatherization, hot water systems and more.
City of Brampton endorses Community Energy and Emission Reduction Plan
The city is setting a 2041 target to achieve a 22% commercial and institutional sector efficiency gain from 2016 levels by retrofitting 60% of existing buildings.
Feds funding biomass boiler pilot projects in New Brunswick
It’s anticipated this model could generate a ripple effect on other small towns in Northern New Brunswick, as well as in the rest of Canada where economies are tied to the forest or agricultural sector.
Simple and Repeatable
Finding a simple and repeatable way to manage heat input to a hydronic space heating distribution system from both a renewable and an auxiliary heat source.
Ontario firm offers new product to fund sustainable building upgrades
The program unlocks funding from previous efficiency upgrades, allowing owners and managers to reinvest in their buildings and further improve performance.
New fossil-fuel-free multi-residential development planned in Toronto
The townhome community is placing a focus on energy efficiency and low carbon emissions with heat pumps, drain water heat recovery and ERVs.
Gas-fueled Systems Under Fire
Phasing out millions of fossil fuel fired heating units is one of many actions required to enable Canada to reach its emission reduction targets.
CaGBC submits federal pre-budget recommendations
The three areas of focus include: support for low-carbon training and workforce development, stimulating retrofit projects, and promoting zero carbon building construction.
First Commercial ‘Air Scrubber’ Technology Installed in Canada
The smart scrubber can reduce the need for outside air by 60 to 80%, providing a potential 20 to 30% energy cost savings, reducing pollution and HVAC maintenance, and improving occupant comfort.
68-storey Toronto Office Tower Receives Zero Carbon Building Certification
Achievement validates that zero carbon buildings – whether new builds or retrofits – are both technically and financially feasible for owners willing to innovate and invest in a low carbon future for Canada.
Vancouver International Airport geothermal project wins PPI Award
The borefield for the geoexchange system includes 841 boreholes at 500 feet each in depth.