Climate Institute: Heat pumps are lowest-cost option for most households
A new report examines the cost of heating and cooling options across building types in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montréal, and Halifax.
Air-to-Water Heat Pumps for Homes [30 Mechanical Minutes]
In the latest edition of 30 Mechanical Minutes (HPAC…
Centennial College Opening Its New Zero Carbon Building
The school’s new A-Building uses all-electric domestic hot water heating and HVAC systems.
New Zero Carbon Office Tower Opens in Vancouver
The Stack is a 37-storey, 550,000 sq. ft., office tower in downtown Vancouver, the city’s tallest commercial building.
Vancouver’s zero-carbon firehall now open
Firehall 17, with geothermal heat pumps for heating/cooling, is also on track to achieve Passive House certification.
Cooling on the Cutting Edge
Turning to water from the bottom of Lake Ontario makes The Taylor a cool new build in Toronto’s downtown.
A Complete Solution
John Siegenthaler asks hydronics pros: Are you prepared to deliver a complete package of heating, cooling, DHW and optimized ventilation to your customers?
New report promotes Canadian shift from Air Conditioners to Heat Pumps
The Cool Way to Heat Homes: installing heat pumps instead of air conditioners in Canada, was developed by the Building Decarbonization Alliance, Canadian Climate Institute, Efficiency Canada, and Greenhouse Institute.
Net Zero in Nunavut
Dealing with supply logistics and low-temp hydrdonic heating in Canada’s north.
HEAT PUMP WATER HEATERS: What you need to know!
Steve Goldie re-joins the 30 Mechanical Minutes webinar series to share his insights into the history and current realities of heat pump water heaters.
Heat Pump Water Heaters: What you need to know [30 Mechanical Minutes]
In the latest edition of 30 Mechanical Minutes (HPAC…
Next 30 Mechanical Minutes: Air-to-Water Heat Pump Options
John Siegenthaler will discuss what’s available when it comes to air-to-water heat pump solutions in the next episode of this free webinar series, Wednesday, August 23, 1 pm eastern time.
BCIT launches residential heat pump installation course
The course builds on the experience and theoretical knowledge of residential HVAC contractors.
Inverters Improve Capacity
When considering installation of multi-zone mini-split systems, inverter compressors often allow more indoor capacity than you might think.
The Inverter Compressor Era: Are We Ready?
Compressor technology has been evolving since the earliest days of air conditioning; the time has come to embrace the latest generation.
Airzone integrates with Lutron for comprehensive home automation
Lutron customers can now control their inverter/VRF and ductless units with Lutron controllers.
Bosch introduces compact air handlers for tight spaces
Two air handlers, one wall-mounted and one ceiling-mounted, pair with the company’s inverter ducted split (IDS) heat pump family.
Johnson Controls acquires M&M Carnot
With operations in Trois Rivières, Quebec, M&M Carnot makes industrial refrigeration equipment operating on CO₂.
Heat Pumps: What is Inverter Technology? [30 Mechanical Minutes]
Ian McTeer and Gerry Wagner sit down with HPAC to discuss the facts behind inverter technology and how it is making heat pumps better.
Heat Pumps: What Exactly is Inverter Technology? [30 Mechanical Minutes]
Everyone wants to know more about heat pumps. On…
Next 30 Mechanical Minutes: Heat Pumps – what exactly is inverter technology?
HPAC writer Ian McTeer, and the author of our Duct-Free Zone section, Gerry Wagner, discuss how inverter compressor technology, together with advancements in flash injection into compressors, is raising the game in the heat pump world.
Ontario adds Pickering, Ajax and Whitby to dual fuel incentive program
Operated in collaboration with Enbridge Gas, the Clean Home Heating Initiative provides participants who have existing gas connections with incentives of up to $4,500 towards heat pump installations.
Enwave building new low-carbon heating facility in Toronto
Using heat pumps and other technologies, the facility’s emissions reduction potential is being compared to converting over 10 million sq. ft. of office space to net zero.
Ontario adds City of Barrie to Clean Home Heating Initiative
Provincial program, launched last September, provides incentives to homeowners to try hybrid heating (smart controls with gas furnace and air source heat pump systems) initially in London, St. Catharines, Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie, and now Barrie.
Carrier to Acquire Viessmann for 12B Euro
“The acquisition of Viessmann Climate Solutions is a game-changing opportunity,” Carrier Chairman/CEO, David Gitlin.
U.S. announces $250 Million boost for domestic heat pump manufacturing
The U.S. Department of Energy is calling on manufacturers that are interested in creating new facilities or expanding existing heat pump production capacity.
Heat Pump Symposium a Sold Out Success
Over 600 people attended the inaugural Symposium held Tuesday, April 4 at the International Centre located near the Toronto International Airport.
Is the Heat Pump a Joke?
The technology has changed significantly over the past 40-plus years, yet customer education is still required for the uninformed.
Visionary Sales adds new clients to its roster
The Toronto-based manufacturer’s representative has announced new partnerships with Ecoer North America and AquiSense Technologies.
Air-to-Slab: An industrial solution
Consider combining an air-to-water heat pump with a heated floor slab in suitable industrial spaces – no buffer tank required.