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.
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.
New pellet boiler district energy system helps NWT government reduce carbon footprint.
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.
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.
Road to 2030: the conversation continues
Experts lend their unique perspectives to the emissions reduction conversation.
Midea introduces EVOX heat pump system
The cold climate heat pumps are capable of 100% heating output at -20C (-4F).
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.
Modern Niagara is partnering with Blue Frontier to bring new sustainable air conditioning technology to the commercial market.
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.
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.
Dream Kicks Off Net Zero Retrofit Initiative
A $136.6-million investment from the Canada Infrastructure Bank is funding this work.
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.
Dynamic VAV Optimization
An AI approach also allows for a more efficient and cost-effective BMS setup.
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.
Earth Day 2022 – April 22
Started in 1970, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement.
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.
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.
Pel-Air Systems: Pellet Boilers Meet Forced Air Heating
Exploring design options for retrofitting a pellet boiler to a forced-air heating system.
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.
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.
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.
Modern Niagara Aiming to Become Net Zero by 2030
The company has enlisted Worldfavor, a sustainability measurement platform, to assist on its journey.
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.
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.
Modern Niagara Partnering with CleanTech Start-up
The agreement with Florida-based Blue Frontier centres around new environmentally-friendly air conditioning technology.
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.
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.
In Which I Go ccASHP!
Our intrepid HVAC writer chronicles his own journey towards air source heat pump acceptance and installation.
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.