Mississauga workshop to clarify mandatory OBC performance requirementsFebruary 11, 2015
SkillTech Academy, the training division of The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), is offering a workshop titled Complying with Part 12 of the Ontario Building Code (OBC). Scheduled for April 13, 2015 in Mississauga, ON, the…
Tips for restaurant hot water systemsFebruary 1, 2015 by Amin Delagah
Warming up to a new design perspective-Part I
Exploring the agricultural marketFebruary 1, 2015 by Bill Boss
Biofuel heating system raises profits for organic poultry farmer.
Technology pumps out savingsFebruary 1, 2015 by Mike Miller
Variable speed pumping has brought new levels of energy efficiency to the HVAC industry. While many larger buildings utilize system pumps operating on variable frequency drives (VFDs) with the guidance of pressure differential sensors, pumps that do not require external…
Heat loss/heat gain considerationsFebruary 1, 2015 by Robert Bean
When I joined ASHRAE in 1990, I did not imagine that 25 years later HVAC equipment would be selected and installed in the absence of a heat loss and gain calculation. It is like bad reruns on late night television;…
Building envelope thermal bridging guide releasedJanuary 14, 2015
Guide explores how building industry can account for impact of thermal bridging.
Action plan for Net Zero Energy housing in Canada moves forwardJanuary 8, 2015
CHBA announces members of NZE Housing Council.
Schneider Electric honoured for reducing core energy consumptionDecember 17, 2014
Schneider Electric, a global energy management specialist, was recognized for its efforts to conserve and manage energy consumption at more than 300 company facilities around the world. The company was honoured December 11, 2014 with a Stewardship Award at the…
Symposium highlights how mechanical industry creates and adapts to emerging technologiesDecember 11, 2014
Developing a vision for a more efficient future for plumbing and mechanical systems.
Taco strikes up strategic partnership with Italian manufacturerNovember 13, 2014
Taco, Inc. president and CEO, John Hazen White, Jr., recently announced a strategic partnering agreement with Askoll, a pump manufacturer headquartered in Dueville, Italy, at a ceremony held in Taco’s Innovation and Development Center in Cranston, RI. The two companies…
George Brown College opens Green Building CentreNovember 11, 2014
Toronto’s George Brown College officially opened its new Green Building Centre on November 10. The applied research facility will train students in green energy, advanced construction systems and computer-enabled, efficient buildings. It will also create space for industry partners to…
North Vancouver commits to sustainable buildingNovember 10, 2014
Zoning bylaw changes expand opportunities for green technologies
Energy efficiency requirements for houses set to change in BCNovember 5, 2014
Organization offers illustrated guides
Efficiency NSOctober 27, 2014
Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation (ENSC) has a very simple mission statement: Enable Nova Scotians to use energy better. Created by government in 2009, the organization operates independently from both government and Nova Scotia Power. It is run by a board…
HVAC Coalition celebrates 20 years fighting for contractorsOctober 1, 2014
Overarching goal is a level playing field.
Pellets To PEXOctober 1, 2014 by JOHN SIEGENTHALER
Combi-systems supplied by modern pellet-fueled boilers.
Emerson Climate Technologies unveils 2015 environmental initiativesSeptember 30, 2014
Emerson Climate Technologies recently announced its 2015 environmental stewardship initiatives at a White House meeting of industry and government leaders in Washington, DC. The company will expand its line of products using carbon dioxide, a natural refrigerant. This line will include compressors, flow controls,…
Cross-border energy efficiency challenge slated for 2015September 10, 2014
Residential rating considers vents, ductwork, HVAC systems, water heating and controls
Samsung Electronics in acquisition modeSeptember 8, 2014
Enters smart home market; buys Quietside HVAC
Integrating Elements To Improve ComfortAugust 1, 2014 by Robert Bean
Design wholeness can be achieved by proficiency in energy, environmental standards and guidelines.
CGC announces winners of GeoExchange Excellence AwardsJuly 29, 2014
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) recently handed out its 2014 Excellence Awards to regional geothermal heat pump projects that showcased complexity and quality of installation and design. The 2014 prizes of excellence were awarded to R+O Énergie (Quebec) for the…
Efficiency Nova Scotia partners with First NationsJune 5, 2014
Community members trained to install energy efficient products.
Study highlights Nova Scotia’s growing energy efficiency industryMay 26, 2014
Nova Scotia’s investment in energy efficiency is helping to build a local industry that expects to grow at more than five times the rate of the provincial economy over the next five years. The province’s energy efficiency sector already contributes…
Clock is ticking on registration for green building conferenceMay 26, 2014
Building Lasting Change 2014 offers the opportunity to learn about current trends and ideas in Canadian green building and sustainability. Slated for June 2-4, in Toronto, ON, this event was previously known as the CaGBC National Conference and Expo. Highlights include an Energy…
Geothermal forum to follow International Heat Pump ConferenceMay 7, 2014
Join geothermal enthusiasts from around the world in Montreal, QC and learn about leading edge heat pump technology, design and applications. It is not too late to register for the 11th International Energy Agency (IEA) Heat Pump Conference, which is being held…
Canada in lead with its high performing structuresMay 1, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED outside of the United States based on cumulative gross square meters (GSM) of space certified to LEED in each nation as of April 2014. To…
Reduce doorway energy lossesMay 1, 2014 by Stephen Benes
Air curtains may be a niche for commercial contractors.
Zurn expands portfolio of internal grease and oil interceptorsApril 25, 2014
Acquisition allows manufacturer to move into fast-growing, non-residential market segments
Cisco Canada, Schneider Electric begin smart partnershipApril 21, 2014
Cisco Canada and Schneider Electric have embarked on a partnership to create new opportunities in the development of smart buildings and smart communities across Canada. The partnership was announced on the first day of spring at the Earth Rangers Centre…
SaskEnergy extends and enhances boiler, HVAC incentive programsApril 1, 2014
SaskEnergy has announced that based on industry demand, Saskatchewan Commercial Energy Efficiency programs offered exclusively through participating SaskEnergy Network Members have been enhanced and renewed (previous programs ended in November 2013). The Commercial Boiler Program, which is designed to encourage the…