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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”.

April 28, 2021  

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.

April 13, 2021  

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.

March 18, 2021  

ISH Digital opens Monday

Hosted in Frankfurt, Germany, the international event is known for revealing innovations in the plumbing and HVAC industries.

January 27, 2021  

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.

November 18, 2020  

Large-Scale Solar Thermal Systems

Lots of thermal storage is essential for any combination solar-hydronic system.

November 11, 2020  

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.”

November 6, 2020  

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.

October 23, 2020  

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.

October 9, 2020  

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.

October 7, 2020  

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.

October 1, 2020  

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.

September 23, 2020  

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.

September 15, 2020  

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.

August 11, 2020  

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.

June 10, 2020  

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.

June 10, 2020  

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.

May 20, 2020  

Vancouver International Airport geothermal project wins PPI Award

The borefield for the geoexchange system includes 841 boreholes at 500 feet each in depth.