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A Simple, Lightweight, Effective Leveling Solution

May 22, 2020

HAHN Foundation Pads are a great alternative to traditional concrete pads for leveling or raising HVAC systems. Made from 100% recycled plastic, these pads have many benefits in addition to being sustainable and eco-friendly. They are lightweight (6.5-25lbs), virtually unbreakable,

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NRCan offers limited time 25% subsidy on HRAI virtual training courses

May 21, 2020

The NRCAN subsidy is being offered for a limited time between May 19th and June 30th, 2020 or until the subsidy is exhausted.

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Wolseley Canada bringing Haier products to Ontario and Atlantic Canada

May 15, 2020

The new partnership with GE Appliances, a Haier company, includes the dealer-driven line of Haier ductless and heat pump products.

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Technical Safety BC moves to all digital design registration

May 12, 2020

Design registration can now be submitted online for boilers and pressure equipment, welding, procedures, and gas technologies.

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ASHRAE offers guidance on re-opening buildings post pandemic

May 7, 2020

“Safe operation of HVAC and building water management systems are critical components of building readiness and reopening, and ASHRAE’s resources provide a framework for developing plans in a variety of building types.”

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Imperial Manufacturing acquires Pointe-Claire/Green Valley Steel Group

May 6, 2020

Imperial Manufacturing Group, a conglomerate of businesses centered around the HVAC and building products industries with its head office located in Richibucto, New Brunswick, has acquired Pointe-Claire/Green Valley Steel Group Inc., a steel service centre offering warehousing, slitting, levelling, and

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Report: Commercial Heat Pump Market Expected to Grow 8.6% Annually from 2020-2029

April 30, 2020

A new report from Guidehouse Insights, Commercial Building Electrification, looks at the global market for commercial heat pump and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems with a focus on North America. Although multiple options exist to decarbonize heat in commercial buildings, electrification

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Montreal-based BrainBox AI Raises $12M to Expand Its Reach

April 29, 2020

Using artificial intelligence to reduce energy costs by up to 25% for building owners and managers, the HVAC control technology from BrainBox AI is gaining investment support with a new $12M fundraising round to further deploy its technology across North America and abroad. BrainBox

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Daikin Invests in U.S. Software Company

April 22, 2020

Daikin Industries has invested $2 million into Silicon Valley-based startup Locix, Inc., a company that uses cloud-based spatial intelligence solutions that use a combination of indoor positioning technology, advanced AI, and Wi-Fi to acquire and analyze locations, as well as

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ASHRAE speaks to the relationship between COVID-19 and HVAC in buildings

April 20, 2020

In response to uncertainty about the role of HVAC systems in buildings and their relationship to the spread of SARS–CoV–2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease (Coronavirus), ASHRAE has published two statements to define guidance on managing the spread. ASHRAE officially

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Carrier becomes independent, publicly traded company

April 6, 2020

HVAC company’s spin-off complete from United Technologies Corp.

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Napoleon workers volunteer to make medical equipment amidst COVID-19

March 27, 2020

Workers swap out manufacturing HVAC equipment and more for helping neighbouring medical device company with face shields.

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University of Manitoba Engineering School named after Gerry and Barb Price

March 12, 2020

Winnipeg-based Price Industries a leader in air distribution equipment and noise control products for the commercial HVAC industry.

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Recall Notice: Lennox Ductless Single-Zone and Multi-Zone heat pumps

March 10, 2020

The affected heat pumps can fail and overheat, which may pose a fire hazard.

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Calling In service calls

March 10, 2020 by Megan Hoegler

A Calgary-based startup introduces augmented reality platform that changes the way HVAC technicians deliver service.

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UPDATED: CMPX 2020 Product Spotlight

March 9, 2020 by HPAC Magazine

The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) was scheduled to take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 25-27, however due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in North America and around the world, on Friday, March

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Right Time acquires London, Ont.-based M&K Climate Care

March 4, 2020

This is the second acquisition completed by Right Time since announcing its 50/50 partnership with Toronto-based private equity firm Clairvest Group.

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Considerations for operating hybrid radiant-DOAS systems

March 3, 2020 by Sanjil Karki

Designing for comfort and efficiency in commercial buildings through optimized controls of a hybrid system.

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Registration Open for ASHRAE’s 2020 Annual Conference (June 27-July 1)

March 3, 2020

The five-day conference taking place in Austin, Texas will include new tracks in the technical program including Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: Opportunities and Challenges.

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ASHRAE releases resources to address COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns

February 27, 2020

The COVID-19 Preparedness Resources page addresses coronavirus 2019 concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems.

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Biocomposite commercial ventilation units made using recycled plastic

February 26, 2020

Annexair plans to phase out its steel HVAC units next year.

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Understanding air to water heat pump systems : Part 1

February 24, 2020 by Mike Miller

The rise of electrification in residential HVAC will lead to greater adoption of heat pump technologies.

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Residential HVAC warranties: Where is the value?

February 11, 2020 by Ian McTeer

It’s important to understand manufacturer warranties and be able to identify how you can provide additional value to customers.

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Montreal-based HVAC start up receives $75 million investment

February 7, 2020

XNRGY Climate Systems building a new R&D and manufacturing facility to develop custom-designed energy-efficient air handling units for data centres and other industrial and institutional buildings.

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Development underway on new Google Nest HVAC alert technology

February 7, 2020

The Google Nest Smart Home system has partnered with Handy, an online marketplace for home services, to develop an integrated HVAC issue detection system. Google began testing on the new thermostat feature for the Nest system on Jan. 29. The

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Johnson Controls unveils Global Energy Efficiency survey results

February 4, 2020

Over 75 Percent of organizations surveyed plan to increase energy efficiency and HVAC equipment investments in 2020.

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ASHRAE Releases Smart Grid Application Guide

January 29, 2020

“Harnessing the opportunities smart grid systems provide for creating more flexible and dynamic building systems is an integral part of our new energy future.”

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GTA Chapter Receives HRAI and HVAC Coalition Updates

January 29, 2020

The HVAC Coalition provided an update on the proceedings with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) regarding the Enbridge Gas Open Bill Access (OBA) service. The hearing is this week.