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Bosch kicks off inaugural North American installation program

July 9, 2013

Bosch Thermotechnology has launched an awards program focused on industry professionals who install and specify Bosch heating and cooling products in Canada and the United States. The Bosch Green Living Awards program recognizes residential and light commercial installations employing Bosch boilers,

This is Stanley's third logo in its 170 years in business, with the last change occurring in 1995.
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Stanley unveils new logo

July 9, 2013

Stanley Black & Decker has introduced a new logo for its Stanley branded products, services and businesses. The logo seeks to strike a balance between the company’s heritage and its expanding product and service portfolio. As the brand has evolved over the

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Refrigerant disposal fee on CFC-11 increases

July 8, 2013

Effective July 1, 2013, the disposal fee for CFC-11 refrigerant entering the program for destruction increased to $12.00/kilogram. Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) recommends that contractors discuss the disposal fee with their customers and remind them that as the equipment and refrigerant owner, they

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Golden touch for Scheideman at WorldSkills

July 8, 2013

Mike Scheideman has won Team Canada’s lone gold medal at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013. The biannual competition – regarded by many as the “trade Olympics” – brings together the world’s most talented young skilled trades and technology competitors. Scheideman, 21, who

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Wolseley hits the links and home runs for Special Olympics

July 7, 2013

Over the past month, Wolseley Canada held two fundraising sporting events and all proceeds were donated to Special Olympics (SO). The 8th Annual Wolseley Classic, held June 5 at the Bel Acres Golf and Country Club in Winnipeg, MB, had the

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ASHRAE launches online discussion platform

July 5, 2013

Through its new online ASHRAExCHANGE discussion platform, ASHRAE is providing members and others in the industry with an online platform for real-time discussion and information exchange for design, construction, operation and support of the built environment. The platform was launched at ASHRAE’s

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Trane Canada hosts first Atlantic open houses

June 25, 2013

Over the week of June 10th, Trane Canada’s Atlantic offices hosted their first open houses in the Dartmouth, NS, Saint John, NB, and St. John’s, NL locations. Over 250 people visited the offices to meet with Trane associates, Trane partner vendors and

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British Columbia adopts National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings

June 21, 2013

British Columbia has officially adopted the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 2011, which will take effect in December of this year. While British Columbia is the first to adopt the code, the adoption processes in other jurisdictions

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ASHRAE expands building energy labeling program

June 11, 2013

ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient program, which is designed to lower building operating costs and increase value, has been expanded to include the As Designed label. The label rates the building’s potential energy use under standardized condition independent of the building’s

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2014 AHR Expo in NYC setting a record pace

June 6, 2013

Exhibit space 90 per cent sold, economic indicators strong, say organizers.

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Canadian HVAC industry unites to promote quality HVAC designs and installation

June 3, 2013

Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.), president, Indoor Climate Consultants Inc. and director, www.healthyheating.com has issued an announcement on behalf of Dr. Karen Somerville of Canadians for Properly Built Homes, and signature trade associations: COHA, HRAI, TECA and CIPH. Bean noted, “I am pleased

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Condenser Water System Savings

June 1, 2013 by Mick Schwedler and Beth Bakkum

Optimized flow rates in the condenser water system provide installed and operating cost savings in chilled-water systems. This article discusses flow rate selection and offers options to consider for implementation in specific circumstances.

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Water heaters to be added to HVAC EnerGuide program

May 30, 2013

Contractors’ use of the label to increase energy efficient water heater sales is crucial to program’s success.

Gordon Smith, CM, accepts the Mary Syer Memorial Award from 2013-2015 RSES Canada president Denis Hebert, CM. The award recognizes significant contributions as a chapter secretary to the successful operation of his/her chapter. Congratulations Gordon!
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Networking, training and kudos abound at RSES Canada conference

May 24, 2013

The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (Canada) held its 2013 conference at the Hilton Hotel and Suites (Fallsview) in Niagara Falls, ON, on April 25-27. In addition to board activities, the event offered educational sessions, and a dinner and awards reception.

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Strength in numbers: geothermal association becomes HRAI affiliate

May 22, 2013

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) signed an agreement in April, whereby OGA will become an affiliated association (chapter). The areas of service HRAI and OGA will provide for the geothermal sector include government advocacy, training

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Conservatives say refocused NRC will benefit Canadian industries

May 7, 2013

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), John R. McDougall, president of the National Research Council of Canada, and Deputy Leader of the Government at the Senate, the Honorable Senator Claude Carignan, have announced that The National Research

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Proposed Systems Manual Guideline open for public review

May 7, 2013

A proposed guideline that will establish a uniform procedure for transmitting design, construction, testing and operational information to building owners and operators is open for public comment. Guideline 1.4P, The Systems Manual for Facilities, provides procedures for producing a systems manual

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New HVAC product lines enter Canadian market

May 1, 2013

Following a restructuring, Ingersoll Rand has announced it will be entering into the residential HVAC market in Canada. Trane HVAC Supply, recognized for supporting Trane commercial products, has announced its expansion into the residential HVAC market with the introduction of

Jean-Sebastien Simard (l), member of WorldSkills Team Canada, together with his trainer Pierre Payette, were a star attraction at Wolseley's MCEE 2013 booth. Look for more on Jean-Sebastien in HPAC April, online now and coming soon to your mailbox.
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Record crowd for MCEE 2013 (revised numbers)

April 29, 2013

The aisles were busy for the 2013 edition of MCEE with attendance up five per cent, following the success of the 2011 show which recorded an 18 per cent increase. The two-day trade show took place in Montreal on April

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Distech Controls pursues dynamic growth strategy

April 24, 2013

Distech Controls has announced total investments of $38-million (CAD) in the company, to be approved by regulatory authorities. The investment will expand Distech Controls’ capital base and the proceeds of this financing will be used to accelerate the company’s growth

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ASHRAE Publishes Second Edition of Hospital Design Manual

April 22, 2013

A recently published manual from ASHRAE provides guidance on addressing issues with health care HVAC systems for mechanical and consulting engineers, designers, architects, facility managers, infection control personal, maintenance staff, contractors, developers and code accreditation and licensure officials. HVAC Design Manual for

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Emerson Swan establishes Canadian location

April 4, 2013

Emerson Swan has expanded into Milton, ON, where it will be known as Emerson Swan Canada, ULC. Emerson Swan has been in business in the northeastern U.S. for over 80 years offering plumbing and HVAC equipment. The stocking manufacturer’s representative

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How To Avoid IT System Failures

April 1, 2013 by Eddie Stevenson

Prevent equipment overheating in server rooms using ceiling-mount spot air conditioners.

The long-term health of an air conditioning or refrigeration system is dependent on four things: proper design, quality installation; equipment commissioning, and ongoing preventive maintenance.
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Cleanliness Is Next To…

April 1, 2013 by Dave Demma

Part II-Proper procedures for ensuring a contaminant free installation.

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Condenser Water System Components

April 1, 2013 by Mick Schwedler and Beth Bakkum

An overview of how condenser water system components react to changing conditions.

A dehumidification system can be an efficient solution to humidity issues caused by daily wash downs, fog and moisture in a food processing facility.
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Don’t Sweat It

April 1, 2013 by David Simkins

Dessicant technology can be a solution to summer humidity issues.

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2013 Green Building Festival to focus on eco-districts

March 26, 2013

The concept of Eco-Districts is taking shape across disciplines as designers, planners, developers, builders, and policy-makers adopt new approaches to urban revitalization and district-scale sustainable development. At the Daniels Spectrum, the Green Building Festival’s new venue at the heart of Toronto’s Regent Park

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Legislation introduces strong new protections against counterfeiting

March 5, 2013

The Combating Counterfeit Products Act, which was introduced March 1, 2013, aims to reduce trade in counterfeit goods sold to Canadian consumers and businesses by providing new enforcement tools. Specifically, this Bill will: give Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers the authority to

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Industry pushes for tax reform

March 4, 2013

Building owners join forces with energy equipment and service providers to advocate for energy efficiency tax reform.

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Advancing energy efficient and sustainable solutions

March 1, 2013

Danfoss has announced its fourth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition and is now accepting entries for consideration. Launched in 2010, the competition recognizes North American end users, municipalities, building owners and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that have introduced