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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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Enwave adding heat to new downtown Toronto tower

November 15, 2019

In addition to linking to Enwave’s deep lake water cooling, the new North Tower of Bay Adelaide Centre will include an Enwave operated hot water plant.

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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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The Oldest Technology

October 18, 2019 by Ian McTeer

Super insulation combined with zoned radiant heating has the potential to push fossil fuel heating into obsolescence.

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Trane celebrates investments in newly-expanded plant, business sustainability

September 11, 2019

  Trane, a provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, recently held a celebration marking significant expansion to its Columbia, South Carolina facility, and ongoing efforts in environmental, social and business sustainability. Local and

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Introducing PVI Conquest 900 and 1000

August 29, 2019

PVI’s® Conquest® is a compact, high-efficiency, gas-fired, semi-instantaneous water heater that combines an advanced fuel-saving design with extended product life. It features a sub-merged combustion chamber and a heat exchanger with a helical array of fire-tubes fabricated entirely from durable,

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Bonomi acquires fittings manufacturer FRA.BO

August 22, 2019

Bonomi Group has acquired the company FRA.BO. S.p.A., headquartered in Quinzano d’Oglio, Brescia, Italy.  Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, FRA.BO is a manufacturer of copper, stainless steel, carbon steel, brass and bronze fittings for plumbing installations. The company’s products are

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Feds award $2.6 billion contract to upgrade heating, cooling plants in Ottawa

June 10, 2019

A consortium has been selected to modernize the aging district energy system used to heat and cool more than 80 structures in the city

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Northern Quebec community to switch from diesel to hydroelectricity with construction of $125M generating station

May 28, 2019

Partners of the Innavik project inked an agreement May 27 to build a $125 million hydroelectric generation station in one of Quebec’s northernmost, diesel-fueled communities. Hydro-Québec, Pituvik Landholding Corporation and Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. say the 7.5-megawatt station on the

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Montreal to phase out oil heating over next decade, earmarks $4M to replace systems in municipal buildings by 2021

May 17, 2019

The city’s plan to phase out the century-old energy source is part of a long-term project to hit ambitious zero-carbon goals

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Introducing PVI Conquest 900 and 1000

May 10, 2019

PVI’s Conquest is a high-efficiency, gas-fired, instantaneous water heater that combines an advanced fuel-saving design with extended product life. Now available in two additional sizes, the Conquest 900 and 1000 MBH provides more BTUs in a smaller space and the

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DisTech to represent U.S. water heater manufacturer in Ontario

April 2, 2019

Quebec-based DisTech HVAC Inc. has been named the exclusive representative for Hubbell Water Heaters in Ontario. Hubbell, headquartered in Stratford, CT, offers a range of products for commercial, industrial, food service, marine/offshore, naval markets and brewery/distillery applications. www.distech.ca www.hubbellheaters.com

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Industry reacts to NRCan proposed equipment efficiency regulations

February 22, 2019 by HPAC Magazine

In October 2018 Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) published new proposed energy efficiency regulations for heating equipment in the Canada Gazette Part 1. These proposed regulations are part of Amendment 15 to the Energy Efficiency Act and introduce new or increased

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New heat pump technology remedies past issues

February 15, 2019 by Ian McTeer

Certainly all of us have been truly disappointed by something or other at least once in our lives. Perhaps your new service vehicle spends more time in the shop than on the road or you are working for a seemingly

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The Infiniti™ K Series: The Smarter Way to Go Tankless!

February 13, 2019

Bradford White’s new Infiniti™ K Series of tankless water heaters delivers virtually endless  hot water on demand.  Exclusive STEADISET™ Technology keeps water temperature consistent with NO internal buffer tank needed. The Infiniti™ K features best-in-class venting lengths (with 2” or

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Goodway, Swep technologies partner to offer descaling solution

January 15, 2019

Goodway Technologies has partnered with Swep, a supplier of brazed plate heat exchangers, to offer a descaling solution. The company’s ScaleBreak-MP biodegradable descaling solution is designed to dissolve scale deposits into a liquid suspension, which will be flushed out of

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Learn the Benefits of Stainless Steel Commercial Boilers

December 19, 2018 by Patterson Kelley

Stainless steel has increased in popularity over time due to its success in a number of different environments and applications. Stainless steel commercial boilers have proven to be reliable and efficient in both retrofit projects and new installations. LEARN MORE

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GINIUS Innovative Indirect Water Heater

December 18, 2018

The donut shaped heat exchanger transfers heat as well on the inside as the outside of the patented double walled stainless shell of the inner tank. The distribution and flow of the water, is optimized by a new and specific

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Convectors may be a solution for buildings with complex heating needs

December 14, 2018 by Jim Herring

Offices, hotels, schools, retail stores, sports facilities and other building types typically have rooms that can be efficiently heated by the use of electric heaters, such as convectors, radiant ceiling panels or infrared radiant heaters. For these applications, the “appearance”

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Mining for heat: Quebec startup unveils novel technology

December 13, 2018

It isn’t cheap to grow strawberries in Quebec. The bitter temperatures common in one of the country’s coldest provinces put pressure on energy-guzzling greenhouses for more than eight months in a year. For two growers in Neuville, QC, cyrptocurrency mining

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Whole house ducted HVAC: The end is near?

December 12, 2018 by Ian McTeer

Automotive analogies can be useful in explaining otherwise obscure HVAC concepts because many consumers of heating and air conditioning systems also have cars and understand the joys and sorrows associated with four-wheeled ownership. For example, suppose some car enthusiast purchased

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Innovative Solutions for Heating and Cooling

December 5, 2018

Consider the benefits of Viega ProRadiant – it’s energy efficient, easy to install, can be used for new or retrofit construction and it’s vertically integrated with other Viega products. Design support is available for both residential and commercial projects. LEARN

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Stelpro invests $24M to upgrade Quebec plant

November 13, 2018

Stelpro has announced a $24-million investment at its Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC plant. The funds will see the addition of 65,000 square feet of space at the facility, devoted to increasing production and distribution capacity. Innovation and product development facilities will also

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Best Boiler Maintenance Practices

October 18, 2018 by Patterson-Kelley

Like changing the oil of your Ferrari F60 every 3,000 miles, all heating equipment, both boilers and water heaters, require annual maintenance. Our team has listed 8 boiler annual maintenance steps that can help maintain energy efficiency and potentially extend

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Triangle Tube training academy opens its doors

October 5, 2018

Triangle Tube has unveiled its live fire training room at its new corporate facility in West Deptford, NJ. At the Triangle Tube Academy, technicians train contractors on real-world applications of Triangle Tube products. The course offers training on proper installation

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Why Choose Indirect Domestic Water Heating?

September 26, 2018 by Patterson-Kelley

It comes as no surprise that technological advances in the water heating industry have allowed manufacturers to develop highly efficient commercial boilers that provide well rounded heating comfort. Utilizing commercial boiler platforms to produce both building heat and domestic hot

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Danfoss marks anniversary of radiator thermostat invention

September 17, 2018

Danfoss is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the world’s first radiator thermostat, invented by its founder, Mads Clausen in 1943. “The first prototype…was tested in my father’s office,” said Jørgen Mads Clausen, chairman of the board at Danfoss. “The actual

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Direct Fired Water Heating Solutions

August 30, 2018 by Patterson-Kelley

Whether you take long, hot showers in the morning or use large amounts of hot water at your workplace, the need for a water heating system that is consistent and reliable is crucial. Water heating technology has made amazing breakthroughs,

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Growth of 20 per cent by 2025 predicted by propane industry study

August 29, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Canada’s propane industry is expected to grow by over 20 per cent between 2017 and 2025, according to a study commissioned by the Canadian Propane Association (CPA). Results of the study, conducted by the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) –

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Noble acquires Orangeville supplier, announces new Brantford branch

August 24, 2018

Noble has purchased the assets of Orangeville, ON-based Brampton Plumbing, Heating and Industrial Supplies Ltd. The transaction is expected to close on September 24, 2018, at which point Brampton Plumbing, Heating and Industrial Supplies will operate under the Noble banner.