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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.

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.

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.

February 1, 2022  

In Which I Go ccASHP!

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

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.

January 18, 2022  

Built Green Launches Net Zero Energy+ Program for New Single Family Homes

The course was created in anticipation of what builders will need to know and do before Net Zero building code changes come into effect.

November 29, 2021  

Toronto Considering an Accelerated Climate Strategy

If adopted by City Council, Toronto will be one of only three big cities in North America with a net zero by 2040 target.

November 26, 2021  

New Residential Fuel Oil Ban Regulation in Quebec

Installing oil-powered heating equipment in new construction will be prohibited in the province as of December 31, 2021

November 19, 2021  

ASHRAE Officially Opens New Global Headquarters Building 

The grand opening comes at the conclusion of highly successful building campaign that raised more than $10.3 million in donations.

November 15, 2021  

New Report Highlights Canadian Interest in Building Green

More than 1,200 industry professionals around the world were surveyed for the report.

November 9, 2021  

CIB and Enwave Form Partnership to Expand District Energy Projects In Toronto and Mississauga

CIB is expected to commit $600 million to the project which allows Enwave to accelerate and scale the build-out of its district energy systems.

November 9, 2021  

Are ECM Upgrades Worth It?

HVAC service contractors encounter failed fan motors every day, it might be time to stock replacement units for customers interested in saving energy.

October 28, 2021  

Canada Infrastructure Bank Invests $19.3 million in Toronto Western Hospital Heating Retrofit Project

Being called the world’s largest raw wastewater energy transfer project, it will transfer thermal energy to and from wastewater flowing in the mid-Toronto interceptor sewer.

October 27, 2021  

Family Business Transitions

The story often goes like this: the older generation poured their blood, sweat, and tears into building their own contracting company.

October 26, 2021  

2021 Kitchen and Bath Trends

With home renos on the rise, here are the trends driving faucet and fixture design.

October 22, 2021  

ASHRAE Global Headquarters Reaches Net-Zero-Energy Milestone

In January 2020, ASHRAE began a $20 million renovation project on its new global headquarters building.

October 19, 2021  

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.

October 12, 2021  

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. 

October 5, 2021  

Cut it Out with the Cut-Out Questions

Old ways of thinking about heat pumps are not compatible with a low carbon future.

September 28, 2021  

HVAC Companies Among Leaders in Canada 

The Globe And Mail top growing companies in Canada list includes businesses with energy efficiency and HVAC connections.

September 20, 2021  

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. 

August 23, 2021  

OEC and Geosource Energy Announce Geo-Exchange Partnership

Both organizations bring more than 30 years of combined experience to the renewable energy sector.

July 20, 2021  

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.

May 31, 2021  

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.

May 27, 2021  

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.

May 12, 2021  

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”.