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IPEX opens new California distribution centre

December 3, 2019

New facility nearly quadruples the company’s available warehouse space in the region.

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RenewAire’s HVAC plant awarded LEED Gold Certification

December 3, 2019

RenewAire’s HVAC manufacturing plant has achieved LEED Gold certification. The 111,000-square-foot, 35 year-old building in Waunakee, Wis. received 60 out of a possible 110 points for its efforts. Of the 60 points awarded, RenewAire received 14 in the “Optimize Energy

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National Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards accepting nominations

December 2, 2019

The CaGBC Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to advancements within the Canadian green building industry.

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NIBCO acquires Milwaukee Valve

November 29, 2019

The Wisconsin-based valve manufacturer supplies products for the commercial, industrial, and Navy marine markets including ball, gate, globe, check, butterfly, high performance butterfly, specialty marine and lead-free valves.

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AHR survey reports strong economy for HVAC businesses heading into 2020

November 27, 2019

The annual survey shows many HVAC professionals are feeling optimistic about the business going into 2020.

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AHR Expo announces 2020 Innovation Award winners

November 26, 2019

AHR Expo show management has announced the winners of the 2020 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. The winners will be formally recognized for their contributions to the HVAC industry at this year’s 2020 AHR Expo, happening February 3 to 5 at

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Johnson Controls acquires EasyIO Building and Energy Management System

November 22, 2019

Johnson Controls has closed an agreement to purchase the EasyIO Building and Energy Management System (BEMS) product line. The acquisition, which was announced Nov. 22, will create growth opportunities as Johnson Controls leverages the EasyIO products and team, the Asia-Pacific

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ASHRAE and NIST sign MoU Agreement, focusing on improving HVAC technology

November 22, 2019

ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding, formalizing the relationship between the two organizations. The MoU was signed by ASHRAE’s president, Darryl K. Boyce and Dr.

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ASHRAE and American Chemistry Council sign MoU

November 20, 2019

“The products of chemistry, from foam insulation and silicone caulks and sealants to plastic pipes and next-generation refrigerants, provide a range of benefits that help enable energy-efficient, sustainable buildings” – Chris Jahn, CEO ACC.

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SPX acquires Patterson-Kelley from Harsco Corp.

November 19, 2019

Boiler manufacturers Patterson-Kelley and Weil-McLain now both under the SPX umbrella.

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Bartle & Gibson Leadership Transition

November 19, 2019

President/CEO Robert Whitty is stepping down in early 2020, and will be succeeded by Martin Lower.

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People on the move … Bradford White, Saniflo, InSinkErator, Aquatherm, Superior Boiler

November 19, 2019

  Bradford White Canada (BWC) has announced that Graeme Gilbert has joined the company as regional sales manager for Eastern Canada, covering Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. BWC has also announced that Joe Drago has been promoted to Canadian

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West Coast Consolidation

November 13, 2019

Vancouver-based design-build-operate mechanical contractor Enersolv has acquired Craftsman Mechanical, a Surrey-based plumbing systems specialist.

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ASHRAE and NEBB sign MoU for further collaboration

November 13, 2019

The Memorandum of Understanding formalizes the commitment of ASHRAE and NEBB to work together to advance research into the sustainable design, construction, and operation of healthcare facilities.

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Bird’s Eye View

November 4, 2019 by Jillian Morgan

The costly consequences of falls at heights demand a culture shift.

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Johnson Controls acquires Synchrony from Siemens

November 4, 2019

Johnson Controls plans to use Synchrony’s technology to improve the performance and efficiency of its centrifugal chiller products.

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HRAI Chapter hears energy efficiency message

November 1, 2019

Cory Diamond, executive director of Efficiency Canada speaks at GTA dinner meeting.

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Remote technologies offer a win-win for customers and contractors

November 1, 2019 by George Tsintzouras

Much like GPS or smart thermostats, remote A/C diagnostics and air conditioning monitoring systems belong in every technician’s truck.

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Hydro-Québec and Stelpro partner up to develop connected smart devices

October 31, 2019

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC— Hydro-Québec’s new subsidiary, Hilo, and Stelpro have announced a joint venture to develop connected devices for smart homes that will contribute to efficient energy use. The joint venture will develop innovative energy management products and will provide them to

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John Chabot, Stelpro founder, dies at 80

October 29, 2019

Founder of Stelpro, Chabot had a passion for business and inspired those around him.

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Sealing Building Envelopes

October 28, 2019 by Jillian Morgan

Blower door testing offers opportunity for contractors.

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ASHRAE releases expanded version of Standard 90.1

October 25, 2019

ATLANTA, Ga.— ASHRAE has released an expanded, revised version of Standard 90.1. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019, Energy Efficiency Standard for Buildings Except Low-rise Residential Buildings. The new version contains over 100 changes from the 2016 version, including energy-saving measures. “The goal

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CIPHEX West 2020: one year away

October 23, 2019

Over 30% of exhibit space reserved after less than a month after becoming available.

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Enhancing facility safety with integrated HVAC controls

October 23, 2019 by Michael Hugh

HVAC systems are one example of a foundational building component business owners and facility directors recognize as a critical part of an overall connected safety strategy.

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Liberals re-elected with minority government, promising interest-free loans for home improvements

October 22, 2019

After a close election, the Liberal Party has been re-elected with a minority government of 156 seats, just 14 seats shy of the needed 170 seats for a majority government. Trudeau, whose platform included promises such as access to interest-free

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High-performance Design Matches High-performance Athletics

October 16, 2019 by Ralph Kittler

World-class sports facility presents unique IAQ and air distribution issues.

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Dealing with the Products of Combustion Part II

October 15, 2019 by Robert Waters

Dealing with liquid condensate must be done properly to avoid damage to the building, problems with appliance operation and angry customers.

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Benefits and Advantages of Thermostatic Expansion Valves

October 15, 2019 by Jeffrey Staub

TXVs are one of the most common type of adjustable orifice throttling devices in air conditioning and refrigeration systems worldwide. But how do TXVs compare to other throttling devices?

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Mario Bernardi Joins Dealnet Capital

October 9, 2019

Bernardi has spent the last 17 years in the HVAC industry and has served on numerous local, regional and provincial committees and task forces in both the HVAC and marketing/public relations arenas.

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People on the move: MIFAB, Prier, Stelpro, Superior Radiant

October 4, 2019

Vishnu Nauth has been named the Canadian sales manager of MIFAB. Nauth began his career at MIFAB in 2006 as a customer service representative. He returns to MIFAB from Zurn where he was a business development manager for the Eastern