HPAC Magazine

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Green Technology

News
September 21, 2022  

HRAI Annual Conference Addresses Climate Concerns and Industry Opportunity

Bill Davis, vice president/general manager with Ecco Supply, takes over the role of Chair of the HRAI Board of Directors for 2022-23.

News
September 21, 2022  

2022 Modern Hydronics Summit: A Roaring Success

Keynote speaker John Siegenthaler kicked off the 2022 Modern Hydronics Summit with an insightful presentation on how hydronic heating and cooling are a perfect fit for modern net zero homes.

Article
September 14, 2022  

Heating Yellowknife

New pellet boiler district energy system helps NWT government reduce carbon footprint.

News
August 29, 2022  

Register today: The Road to 2030 – Part 2 – How Incentive Programs Benefit Contractors

Join us Thursday, September 8 between 11 am – Noon (eastern time) for a free online panel discussion about how funding and incentive programs are driving activity and how contractors can benefit.

News
July 20, 2022  

Canada Infrastructure Bank Kicks in $56M for U of T Building Retrofits

Among the projects being financed will be switching one of four gas boilers to electric in the central heating plant.

Article
July 19, 2022  

Road to 2030: the conversation continues

Experts lend their unique perspectives to the emissions reduction conversation.

Product
June 17, 2022  

Midea introduces EVOX heat pump system

The cold climate heat pumps are capable of 100% heating output at -20C (-4F).

News
June 7, 2022  

Feds Funding District Energy System Study for New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

The heating network using biomass and wind energy would connect over 90% of buildings in the community.

Article
June 7, 2022  

Acting Differently

Modern Niagara is partnering with Blue Frontier to bring new sustainable air conditioning technology to the commercial market.

Article
May 31, 2022  

Road to 2030: A Panel Discussion

We gathered four industry professionals together to share ideas on how trade contractors can get on board and get ahead of the federal emissions reduction plans.

News
May 26, 2022  

FortisBC launching residential gas heat pump pilot project in B.C.

Partnering with Thermolift and Stone Mountain Technologies, 20 residential homes across the Lower Mainland and Southern Interior will be installing the first units of their kind in B.C.

News
May 16, 2022  

Dream Kicks Off Net Zero Retrofit Initiative

A $136.6-million investment from the Canada Infrastructure Bank is funding this work.

Article
May 12, 2022  

The Fuel Behind Gas Appliances and How It Can Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

Cleaner energy options, such as hydrogen gas blend and renewable natural gas are reducing GHG emissions from burning fuel.

Article
May 3, 2022  

Dynamic VAV Optimization

An AI approach also allows for a more efficient and cost-effective BMS setup.

News
April 28, 2022  

HRAI to offer IGSHPA residential geothermal training

The agreement includes the administration of courses in Canada, including course scheduling, promotion, participant registration, contracting and remunerating IGSHPA-certified instructors and training sites.

News
April 20, 2022  

Earth Day 2022 – April 22

Started in 1970, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement.

News
April 20, 2022  

ASHRAE involved in launch of International Network for Women in Cooling

The Network has been created to advance engagement, promote career opportunities and increase overall participation of women in the cooling sector, which includes refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps.

News
April 13, 2022  

Register today: The Road to 2030 – A Free Online Panel Discussion

Join us Monday, April 25 between 1-2 p.m. (eastern time) for a free online panel discussion about how the industry can get out ahead of pending regulatory policies and standards to meet 2030 emissions reductions.

Article
April 5, 2022  

Pel-Air Systems: Pellet Boilers Meet Forced Air Heating

Exploring design options for retrofitting a pellet boiler to a forced-air heating system.

News
March 30, 2022  

Canada Releases 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan

The Plan includes $9.1 billion in new investments designed to ensure the country reaches an emissions reduction target of 40 to 45% below 2005 levels by 2030.

News
March 28, 2022  

The “New” 2020 National Model Codes Finally Released

The 2020 Model Codes—Building, Plumbing, Fire and Energy—include nearly 400 changes since the last update.

News
March 28, 2022  

Sapperton District Energy System Closer to Reality

New green collaboration between the City of New Westminster and Metro Vancouver Regional District bringing project to life.

News
March 16, 2022  

Modern Niagara Aiming to Become Net Zero by 2030

The company has enlisted Worldfavor, a sustainability measurement platform, to assist on its journey.

News
March 16, 2022  

Registration Open for 2022 Modern Hydronics Summit

All new in 2022 will be Hydronics 101, a dedicated series of sessions exploring the fundamentals of hydronics systems.

Article
March 15, 2022  

CMPX 2022 Product Spotlight

We canvassed manufacturers and their representatives to share what visitors can expect to see at this year’s show, and as a result we over 100 items listed.

News
March 9, 2022  

Modern Niagara Partnering with CleanTech Start-up

The agreement with Florida-based Blue Frontier centres around new environmentally-friendly air conditioning technology.

Article
March 9, 2022  

Which is Better?

Considering various control options when combining domestic hot water plus space heating in colder climates using an air-to-water heat pump with your hydronics system.

News
March 2, 2022  

B.C. Raising Sales Tax on Fossil Fuel Appliances, Cutting Tax on Heat Pumps

As of April 1, provincial tax on the purchase or lease price of fossil fuel combustion systems will increase from 7% to 12%, while heat pumps will be exempt from PST.

Article
February 1, 2022  

In Which I Go ccASHP!

Our intrepid HVAC writer chronicles his own journey towards air source heat pump acceptance and installation.

News
January 18, 2022  

Version 6 of the BEST (Building Efficiency System Tool) Software Available for Download

The Hydronic Industry Alliance-Commercial, a committee of the Radiant Professionals Alliance, has released the latest version of the free interactive commercial building HVAC system efficiency comparison application.