How To Deal With Ramped Up LoadsAugust 1, 2015 by hpac
Jevons’ paradox is alive and well in high performance homes.
Canada ranks number one as largest user of LEED outside of the U.S.July 23, 2015
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED. The Top 10 list highlights countries outside of the U.S. that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation.…
Update on the national Survey of Commercial and Institutional Energy UseJuly 2, 2015
The national Survey of Commercial and Institutional Energy Use (SCIEU) 2014, as conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), is at its mid-point in data collection. The current SCIEU was launched in the second week of…
Clean bill of health for Fuel Oil No. 2May 1, 2015 by hpac
Results of a final screening assessment released by Environment Canada and Health Canada in February reported that exposure from Fuel Oil No. 2 residential tank leaks is not a concern for the health of the general population. The report states…
Contractors join in on HRAI product section meetingsApril 22, 2015
The social dynamic for HRAI’s product section meetings was a bit different this year. Of the 89 attendees at the event held April 16 in Mississauga, ON, 17 were contractors. In past years, the meetings have been targeted at manufacturers…
Clean technology gets a boost in Nova ScotiaApril 20, 2015
Over $8 million from the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan investment in Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s (SDTC) SD Tech Fund will be dedicated to two clean technology projects in Nova Scotia. The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and…
Dunbarton named ‘greenest school on earth’April 17, 2015
Dunbarton High School in Pickering, ON is top class when it comes to green initiatives.
NB Power and NS Power cooperate, Efficiency NB mergesApril 10, 2015
Utilities team up to create huge savings; energy efficiency unit to deliver programs.
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.