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Pentair acquires Bylin, Nuheat

April 14, 2015

Pentair Thermal Building & Industrial Tracing Solutions has added to its Raychem product line with the acquisitions of Vancouver-based Nuheat and Bylin Engineered Systems. The Nuheat acquisition is meant to shore up the company’s portfolio of floor-heating and winter-safety solutions. Meanwhile,

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Viessmann recognizes top sales reps

April 9, 2015

The 2014 Viessmann “MAX” Sales Awardswere presented in February at the 2015 Viessmann North American Sales Meeting in Waterloo, ON. “Our annual meeting gives us the opportunity to acknowledge our outstanding team of sales representatives and to recognize our ‘MAX’

Technicians had the opportunity to talk with more than 70 exhibitors at Wolseley's One Tradeshow.
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Western-themed tradeshow welcomes almost 1000 attendees

April 8, 2015

Vendors were pleased with the turnout of almost 1000 attendees at Wolseley’s inaugural One Tradeshow, held April 1 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. “The turnout has been awesome,” said Don Murfin, district sales manager of engineered products for Grundfos. “For

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Registration open for CleanerHeat

April 2, 2015

The 2015 CleanerHeat Symposium is being held at the Halifax Marriot Harbourfront Hotel on June 17 and 18. Following COHA’s fifth annual golf tournament, which happens prior to registration on June 16 at Glen Arbour Golf Course, six sessions top

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ISH 2015 hosts more exhibitors than ever before

April 1, 2015

A new exhibitor record was set and almost 200,000 people visited ISH 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany from March 10-14. More than 2450 manufacturers launched their products to market at the world’s largest trade fair for bathroom design, energy efficient heating-

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Daikin Applied’s Roadshow to make two stops in Alberta

March 27, 2015

Daikin Applied’s annual Ideas in Motion Roadshow hits the highway on March 27, 2015. Contractors, specifying engineers and building owners in Edmonton, AB (May 5) and Calgary, AB (May 7) will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations and educational

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Canadian GeoExchange Coalition makes the move to Old Montreal

March 13, 2015

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) recently moved from 1030 Cherrier St., Suite 304, to 442 St. Gabriel St., Suite 100 in Old Montreal. The association’s phone number remains 514-807-7559.

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Wolseley to host tradeshow for customers and vendors

March 12, 2015

Wolseley Canada will be holding its inaugural ONE Tradeshow, combining more than 70 plumbing and HVAC/R vendors under one roof on April 1, 2015, at the Mississauga Convention Centre. The event, which runs from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., will

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A significant win for oil heat

March 10, 2015

The Canadian Oil Heat Association (COHA) reports that the Government of Canada has concluded from a recent assessment released February 21, 2015 that: Fuel Oil #2 is NOT harmful to human health at current levels of exposure. “While this may

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Volunteers sought for the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC)

March 2, 2015

The search for candidates to serve on the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) is on. The CCBFC oversees nine standing committees that work on the Canadian building, fire, plumbing and energy codes that form the basis of

It is imperative to determine the cause of motor failure or a repeat failure is likely to happen.
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Methods to prevent motor failure

March 1, 2015 by Dave Demma

Operation and troubleshooting of electric motors – Part II.

Hurst's integrated CAD solution simplifies online boiler selection by allowing downloading or importing of BIM-compatible 2D and 3D CAD/Revit objects directly into design/specification software.
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Hurst offers online design solution

February 21, 2015

Hurst Boiler, an international manufacturer of a line of gas, oil, solid fuel, wood, waste, coal, biomass and hybrid fuel-fired steam and hot water boilers, has announced the launch of its user-friendly web-based CAD download solution. Featuring a range of

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ASHRAE 2016 conference to focus on design-build practices and residential systems

February 20, 2015

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2016 Winter Conference in Orlando, FL. Scheduled for January 23 to 27 at the Hilton Orlando, the event will offer new tracks and an updated focus. “The 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference

Attendee and exhibitor numbers among records set at 2015 AHR Expo.
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Chicago event claims five new records

February 19, 2015

The 2015 AHR Expo claimed the title for the best-attended event ever held in Chicago. Preliminary figures for the HVAC/R show indicate that more than 61,000 total attendees, including 42,400 visitors, participated in the 2015 AHR Expo, January 26 to

Seresco factory and headquarters in Ottawa, ON.
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Seresco Technologies doubles operation capacity, names Kilmer Environmental Rep of the Year

February 18, 2015

Seresco Technologies, a manufacturer of indoor pool dehumidifier HVAC equipment, has doubled its space with an expansion into a new Ottawa-based manufacturing, warehousing and office headquarters.The expansion follows Seresco’s 25 per cent annual sales increases over the last three years

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Mississauga workshop to clarify mandatory OBC performance requirements

February 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

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Hat trick for Martino Contractors

February 9, 2015

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) recently recognized Martino Contractors Ltd. as the “Trade Contractor of Year.” The award was presented at BILD’s annual general meeting in December 2014. Martino Contractors is a family-owned company that supplies and

Figure 1 Heat loss/heat gain process and factors
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Heat loss/heat gain considerations

February 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;

Halifax is host to Cleaner Heat 2015.
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Cleaner Heat Symposium to have new format

January 28, 2015

The Canadian Oil Heat Association’s (COHA) 32nd annual Symposium is being held in Halifax, NS, from June 16 to 18, 2015 at the Harbourfront Marriott. Cleaner Heat 2015 will have a different format, with a golf tournament on June 16

MCEE will feature 26 free seminars.
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Seminar lineup released for MCEE 2015

January 16, 2015

Organizers of Mécanex/Climatex/Expolectriq/Éclairage (MCEE) 2015 have released details of the 26 seminars to be featured on April 22 and 23, 2015, at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC. Over 7000 visitors and more than 350 exhibitors are expected at the trade

Most practitioners will find PART 1 and Appendices A and B to be most useful. PART 1 outlines how to effectively account for thermal bridging. Appendices A and B provide a catalogue of common building envelope assemblies and interface details and their associated thermal performance data.
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Building envelope thermal bridging guide released

January 14, 2015

Guide explores how building industry can account for impact of thermal bridging.

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Wolseley winds up 2015 with upgrades, expansions and openings

January 6, 2015

Wolseley has undergone a series of facility upgrades, and both team and department amalgamations all across the country just in time for 2016. In early December, Wolseley’s Dartmouth, NS Plumbing and HVAC/R branches merged and relocated to a new and

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Goodman expansion capitalizes on ductless growth in North America

January 6, 2015

Consolidation reflects Daikin’s global commitment to local, in-country, manufacturing.

ISH will be held in Frankfurt am Main from March 10 to 14, 2015.
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Comfort meets technology theme for ISH 2015

December 30, 2014

Head to Germany for the ultimate industry trade fair experience.

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NTI sets its sites on training in Western Canada

December 22, 2014

NTI (NY Thermal Inc.) expects to have its new Western Canadian Training and Sales Centre open for the beginning of March 2015 with training starting at that time. Training will be provided for the manufacturer’s entire product line, as well

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ASHRAE expands scope, renames research journal

December 22, 2014

In recognition of the changing role of HVAC/R since it was first published 20 years ago, ASHRAE’s HVAC&R Research has a new title, an expanded scope and an updated look. Beginning in January 2015, the journal will be known as

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Equipment safety issues prove to be a top draw

December 18, 2014

Recalls lead the Most Read online articles

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A sampling of what to expect in HPAC December

December 16, 2014

HPAC print edition is on its way to you-find the editor’s “o-o-ops” for your chance to win a Tim’s gift card.

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CIPH Regional Expo to travel coast-to-coast in 2015

December 15, 2014

The 2015 edition of the CIPHEX Roadshow will travel from coast-to-coast next fall.   “The CIPHEX Roadshow connects manufacturers with regional buyers, designers and installers or plumbing, hydronic, HVAC/R, water treatment and electrical equipment decision-makers who are in the market for

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Climate zone expansion proposed for Energy Standard

December 12, 2014

Addendum w is one of 10 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, opened for public comment on December 5, 2014. The proposed addendum closes for review January 19, 2015. To comment or