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Think Ahead To Get Ahead

September 1, 2012 by Dave Demma

Serving your customers well means analyzing the refrigerant and equipment at individual sites and planning wisely.

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North American energy efficiency revenues to double by 2020

July 18, 2012

Efforts to retrofit commercial and public buildings to make them more energy-efficient have many different drivers, including a sense of social responsibility to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and carbon footprints, an attempt to retain tenants and gain a market edge

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Green building innovation in the spotlight

June 25, 2012

EXCLUSIVE NEWSLETTER CONTENT The CaGBC National Conference and Expo, which took place from June 11-13 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, featured the launch of GREEN UP, a building performance program for building owners and operators, and the CaGBC Leadership

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Upgrade to the RETScreen software released

June 19, 2012

An upgrade to the RETScreen Software, RETScreen Suite, was released recently. RETScreen Suite integrates the RETScreen 4 clean energy project analysis software and the RETScreen Plus energy management software. RETScreen 4 is an Excel-based clean energy project analysis software tool

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Measure to manage with building energy benchmarking

June 14, 2012

Join the energy benchmarking movement! Register for a free webinar to see a live demonstration of the Portfolio Manager building energy benchmarking tool that is coming to Canada in June 2013. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is working with the US

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New Ontario geothermal regs – stakeholder technical briefing session

June 12, 2012

On May 18, 2012, the government tightened up regulation of vertical closed loop drilling for geothermal systems by making Ontario Regulation 98/12 (Ground Source Heat Pumps) under the Environmental Protection Act. The regulation requires anyone constructing new or altering, replacing

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Third annual energy conservation report available online

June 11, 2012

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Government of Canada announces 2012 ENERGY STAR winners

June 6, 2012

The ENERGY STAR Market Transformation Awards recognize leadership in promoting energy efficiency in Canada and are presented to utility providers, manufacturers, retailers, advocates and home builders who have shown leadership and commitment in manufacturing, marketing and promoting energy efficient products. This

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PNNL makes the case for impressive savings with commercial HVAC controls

May 31, 2012

A recent report from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is attracting significant media attention. According to a release from PNNL, U.S. commercial building owners could save an average of 38 per cent on heating and cooling

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Improved energy benchmarks for LEED Canada for Homes

May 30, 2012

Improved energy benchmarks for LEED Canada for Homes take effect August 1, 2012. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is making the move following a survey it conducted in winter 2012. The new minimum for energy performance in the LEED Canada

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Video details Partners In Project Green Sustainability Consortiums

May 30, 2012

The Partners in Project Green Sustainability Consortiums has released a video highlighting the activities and successes of its Sustainability Consortiums. The video, available at www.partnersinprojectgreen.com, highlights the  approach the four Sustainability Consortiums take toward collaborating on environmental sustainability issues. Featuring interviews with consortium

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Additional $184 million allocated to the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative

May 28, 2012

At the 8th annual Energy Matters Summit, The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources announced that the Government of Canada is investing an additional $184 million in the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative. This brings the total funding under the program to $281 million

Ed Merwin, Niagara sales leader for Honeywell ECC Niagara Framework-based brands, gives his presentation, Putting It All Together: The Technology & Applications Behind the Savings.
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Technology and Innovation Summit

May 22, 2012

Yorkland Controls and Honeywell recently hosted the 2012 Canada Buildings Summit at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, ON. Industry professionals took the opportunity to sit in on presentations on smart controls and learn ways to improve building efficiency from representatives from

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Update on Ontario geothermal regs

May 22, 2012

Ontario is strengthening the regulation of vertical closed loop drilling for geothermal energy systems, with new rules that take effect immediately. The province is requiring geothermal installers to: obtain provincial approval for vertical closed loop geothermal systems; consult with a

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Final call for ENERGY STAR event registration

May 17, 2012

The 2012 ENERGY STAR Participants’ Meeting will be held June 5, 2012 at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa, ON. The one-day event brings Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) ENERGY STAR team together with Participant organizations to share information and experiences,

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Call for abstracts

May 2, 2012

The 12th Pellets Industry Forum will be held October 9-10, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Interested experts from this sector with proposals for congress contributions can submit them to Solar Promotion GmbH before May 25, 2012. Selected speakers will receive tickets

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Workshop: Complying with Part 12 of the Ontario Building Code

April 27, 2012

Effective January 1, 2012, all Ontario homes must be designed to meet the performance level equal to a rating of 80 or more when evaluated in accordance with the EnerGuide Rating System or conform to Supplementary Standard SB-12 referenced in

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Government office first to receive highest level of LEED Canada certification

April 26, 2012

The MOE’s Queen’s Park office on the 10th and 11th Floor of Ferguson Block has received LEED CI Platinum – the first government office to receive the highest level of LEED Canada certification. The Toronto office is home to over

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Sustainable design workshop

April 19, 2012

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is bringing its Sustainable Design workshop to Montreal on June 6-7, 2012. It will be taught in English but handout materials will be in English and French. This two-day Sustainable Design workshop will

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Biofuel takes to the skies

April 17, 2012

Porter Airlines operates Bombardier Q400 Aircraft in Canada’s first biofuel-powered revenue flight.

Jean Gobeil estimates that the buildings will require about 13 000 metric tons of wood chips annually to meet their heating needs.
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Greenhouse Company Embraces Biomass

April 1, 2012 by Luc Boily

Les Serres Lefort Inc., a Sainte-Clotilde-de-Châteauguay, QC-based specialty greenhouse company dedicated to the production of seedlings, recently unveiled its new biomass heating system. The leading edge system consists of two 6000 kW boilers, an open buffer tank of 1.3 million

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Time Well Served

April 1, 2012 by John Siegenthaler

After 30 years it was time for a collector transplant.

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Basic Conversion Considerations

April 1, 2012 by Dave Demma

What are the important issues after the decision has been made to move forward with a refrigerant conversion?

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What do the results of Ontario’s review of its microFIT and FIT programs really mean?

March 30, 2012

Following the first review of Ontario’s signature Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) Program, the provincial government announced that it will implement all the recommendations, which include: Creating more jobs sooner by streamlining the regulatory approvals process for projects while maintaining the highest environmental

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Free webcast highlights dedicated outdoor air systems

March 19, 2012

  While conventional HVAC systems mix fresh outdoor air with the return air in one unit, dedicated outdoor air systems use standard equipment to condition fresh air separately before it enters the building. This break from tradition is quickly becoming

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Online presentations available for the 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings

March 19, 2012

Free online presentations explaining the major technical requirements in the 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) are now available on the National Codes website. These presentations, which replace the cross-country seminars traditionally offered during past model code

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Register today for CanSIA Webinar: Clarification on Ontario Solar PV Installer Requirements and Qualifications

March 14, 2012

Due to recent solar related accidents the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is examining and re-evaluating their enforcement of existing regulations related to the installation, maintenance and construction of solar PV module systems of all sizes. The MOL has released

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New Brunswick to host first CanmetENERGY English-language process integration workshop

March 14, 2012

Building on the success of workshops held in Québec over the past two years, CanmetENERGY is expanding its offer to train energy specialists in heat recovery and process integration (PI). The first English-language PI three-day workshop will be held March

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Renowned Energy Expert To Address HVAC/R Educators

February 27, 2012

The 2012 industry-wide HVACR & Mechanical Conference for Education Professionals, scheduled for March 12 – 14 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO, will provide educator created learning experiences for HVAC/R and mechanical contracting instructors along with other

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Call for papers issued

February 13, 2012

ASHRAE has sent out a call for papers for its 2013 Winter Conference taking place from January 26-30, 2013 in Dallas, TX. Next year’s conference will include the following tracks: HVAC&R systems and equipment, HVAC&R fundamental and applications, refrigeration tracks,