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DSF destratification fan

May 25, 2016

The DSF destratification fan from Continental Fan has been designed to reduce hot and cold spots through the mixing of air in large spaces. The fans are suited to buildings with a ceiling of 15 feet or higher. DSF fans

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LG recognized for innovations in energy efficiency

May 25, 2016

LG Electronics Canada (LG) was named Manufacturer of the Year HVAC at the 2016 ENERGY STAR Canada Awards ceremony held May 24 in Winnipeg, MB. The Honourable Jim Carr, minister of natural resources, presented the awards to select companies for

sustainable building products
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Event highlights sustainable building products

May 21, 2016

On May 18, Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC) hosted a product knowledge forum at the Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto, ON. The event, entitled Innovative Ontario Solutions for Energy, attracted roughly 50 attendees and featured presentations on five Ontario-based sustainable building

digital clamp meters,klein
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Klein recalls digital clamp metres

May 20, 2016

A joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Klein Tools has been issued for Klein Tools’ digital clamp metres. The metres can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, which results in

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Natural gas phaseout part of provincial plan

May 18, 2016

On May 16, the Globe and Mail published an article stating that in an effort to greatly reduce the province’s carbon footprint, the Ontario government expects to spend more than $7 billion over four years on a Climate Change Action

radiant cooling
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Radiative cooling

May 13, 2016 by Robert Bean

Virtually everyone understands how the earth is heated during the day with radiant energy, but few give much thought to radiative cooling, night or daytime. In part it is earth to sky radiation that causes outdoor water to freeze or

air conditioning
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HVAC in the 21st Century

May 13, 2016 by Ian McTeer

With the prime HVAC sales season starting in earnest now, it is important to remember that air conditioning contractors must be committed to providing the best possible comfort along with the most efficient cooling systems. But here is the thing:

HeatingHelp
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Holohan’s HeatingHelp under new leadership

May 12, 2016

HeatingHelp.com, an online resource for information about heating systems, has named Erin Holohan Haskell as its president. She will be taking over the company from Marianne and Dan Holohan. The Holohans founded the company in 1997, and over the years

modified vapour compression refrigeration system
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Low ambient air-to-water heat pumps

May 12, 2016 by JOHN SIEGENTHALER

Electrically powered heat pumps, in many varieties, are destined to play an increasingly important role in heating and cooling buildings around the world. They convert vast amounts of otherwise unusable low temperature heat into heat at sufficient temperatures to warm

HVAC venting
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Primex names new Ontario rep

May 10, 2016

PrimexManufacturing Ltd., a producer of plastic HVAC venting solutions for the building envelope, recently announced that Air Force 1 Sales & Marketing Ltd. is representing the company’s HVAC products in the Ontario region. This partnership aims to ensure sales growth

renewable energy,ZooShare,private funding
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Zoo poo and food waste to fuel biogas plant

May 5, 2016

ZooShare Biogas Co-operative Inc., a non-profit renewable energy co-op with over 500 members, is building the first zoo-based biogas plant in North America. The 500 kW facility, which is located near the Toronto Zoo, will recycle 3,000 tonnes of manure

propane tank installation
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Propane permit reminder issued by BC Safety Authority

May 4, 2016

The BC Safety Authority (BCSA) has issued a reminder to propane tank owners in British Columbia of their responsibility to obtain an operating permit as required by the Safety Standards Act. All owners of propane tanks are responsible for providing

ASHRAE,NEBB
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NEBB donates $10,000 to ASHRAE research

May 4, 2016

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) donated $10,000 to ASHRAE research at the NEBB annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in April. NEBB president Jean-Paul Leblanc presented the donation to James Vallort, ASHRAE vice president, during the plenary session of

NRCan
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NRCan welcomes comments on Proposed Amendment 13

May 3, 2016

Proposed Amendment 13 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations has been published in the Canada Gazette, Part I. Pre-publication of the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 has initiated a 75-day comment period, which will end on July 14, 2016. Natural Resources Canada

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Little Giant turns 75

April 29, 2016

This year marks the 75th anniversary for Little Giant, a Franklin Electric company. It all began in 1941 when a plumber named R.M. “Doc” Wolfe was having challenges with evaporative cooling pumps, and he came up with a solution –

Product HVAC Systems

Dual side drive plasma table

April 27, 2016

Em-Pro’s HVAC dual side drive plasma table offers a five-foot by 10-foot cutting area, and a 1000 ipm rapid traverse speed and positional accuracy of 0.0005-inches. The Model 510 comes standard with the Shop Data Quick Duct Cam software, as

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Oil-forced air furnace

April 26, 2016

The ultra-high efficiency oil-forced air furnace from Adams Manufacturing Company is available in various models including upflow, counterflow, lowboy and horizontal models. It is suited to utility room, closet, basement and attic applications. All models (HEO Series) can be vertically

LEED Platinum
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Telus Garden in Vancouver achieves LEED Platinum

April 22, 2016

The Canada Green Building Council has awarded TELUS Garden, an office tower located in Vancouver, BC, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, which is the highest of four levels of LEED certification. The honour was presented

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HRAI manufacturer members strategize for the future

April 19, 2016

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) held its product section meeting in early April in Mississauga, ON. A robust program offered attendees insight into changes within the industries that comprise the association. A presentation entitled Transforming Business Models

Wolseley branch, wholesaler
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Wolseley merges Kitchener, Ontario branches

April 18, 2016

Wolseley Canada has merged two of its branches in Kitchener, ON, and relocated to a new facility at 780 Wilson Ave., Kitchener, ON. The branch features the company’s updated branding service model and is open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00

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CIPHEX West and BUILDEX Express to co-locate

April 12, 2016

CIPHEX West and BUILDEX Express are co-locating at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC for their November 2016 shows. CIPHEX West is a two-day trade show and conference that is produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating

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Contractor and CE numbers up at CMPX

April 5, 2016

Sponsors of the 2016 Canadian Mechanical Exposition & Trade Show and Learning Forum (CMPX) have reported increases in key attendee categories including contractors (+14 per cent ) and consulting engineers (+73 per cent). Official attendance figures were unavailable at press

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Canadian schools receive grants through ASHRAE initiative

March 28, 2016

ASHRAE has awarded grants to 24 colleges and universities to help promote the study and teaching of HVAC/R, with the goal of encouraging undergraduate senior students to pursue careers in a related field. Three Canadian schools are among the grant

The newly elected 2016-2018 board members. Back row (l-r) Wayne Watson, educational chairperson and Brendan Myers, director and newest executive. Front row (l-r) Miles Nelson, vice president and Barry Hawse, president. Absent from photo, Ray Kenney, sergeant at arms and Nick Reggi, treasurer and secretary.
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RSES revitalization is the focus of AGM

March 24, 2016

The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society of Canada (RSES) held its 77th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 17 during the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Outgoing president Denis Hebert presented the association’s membership

John Siegenthaler (l) with Gregory Trifonidis of Axon Electrical Mechanical Ltd. in Scarborough, ON, who was the winner of the Heating With Renewable Energy draw on March 16.
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CMPX visitors hit the jackpot with HPAC contests

March 23, 2016

At the recent CMPX show, HPAC held contests for visitors to its booth. Three lucky winners received a copy of John Siegenthaler’s latest book Heating With Renewable Energy. Siegenthaler was on hand on March 16, 17 and 18 to talk

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What is in your toolbox?

December 1, 2015 by Dave Demma

When I worked as a technician I wanted to have every possible tool I would ever need to complete any job I was faced with in my possession (meaning in my service van), including the 2 a.m. emergency calls. While

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Understanding, measuring and interpreting results

December 1, 2015 by FRANK HEALY

From minor control trips to compressor and transformer failures, harmonics can impact every type of HVAC equipment.

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Where’s The Heat?

December 1, 2015 by IAN MCTEER

Lower cost thermal imaging cameras and their role in the HVAC industry.

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Aqua-Tech welcomes new staff to its team

October 30, 2015

Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. has announced a number of additions to its team. Daniel Blowes has recently joined the company as a technical support/customer service representative. Blowes has relocated back to Canada from a career in the electronics distribution

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Long time NEBB board member named president

October 28, 2015

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) has named Jean-Paul Leblanc, NEBB CP, as its 2015-2016 president. This announcement was made at the board of directors’ meeting in mid October. Leblanc is the owner and president of Hydrauliques R&O Services Inc.,