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Health Canada Addresses Radon In Homes

May 1, 2012 by Robert Bean

Release of radon guide reaffirms mechanical professionals’ leading role in the health and well being of Canadians.

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The Digital Fix

May 1, 2012 by Dave Demma

Maintain a consistent chilled water temperature during varying load conditions.

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Report reveals positive program results

April 29, 2012

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada) has released the English version of its third annual BOMA BESt (Building Environmental Standards) program Energy and Environmental Report (referred to as BBEER). The report offers relevant and timely information

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BC ups the ante for efficiency upgrades

April 27, 2012

The provincial government has extended the LiveSmart BC program and increased the incentives, with more than $7000 in rebates now available to BC homeowners. LiveSmart BC incentives, provided in partnership with BC Hydro, FortisBC, and the Province of BC, are

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Selling a potential Canada-EU Trade Agreement

April 27, 2012

The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour, and the Honourable Peter Van

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Workshop: Complying with Part 12 of the Ontario Building Code

April 27, 2012

Effective January 1, 2012, all Ontario homes must be designed to meet the performance level equal to a rating of 80 or more when evaluated in accordance with the EnerGuide Rating System or conform to Supplementary Standard SB-12 referenced in

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Cofely completes Adelt acquisition

April 23, 2012

The recent takeover of Adelt Mechanical Works by Cofely enables Quebec-based Cofely to offer its services across Canada. Adelt, which has annual revenues of  60M $, has operated from offices in Toronto and Vancouver since 1977 and employs approximately 275

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Hydronic workshops showcase renewable energy applications

April 10, 2012

Sustainability, innovation and new technology will be the focus of the 2012 edition of the CIPHEX West trade show in Vancouver.  The largest event in Western Canada for plumbing, HVAC/R and water treatment, CIPHEX West will take place at the

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Time Well Served

April 1, 2012 by John Siegenthaler

After 30 years it was time for a collector transplant.

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Maintenance Rules

April 1, 2012 by hpac

Address the two biggest problems with HVAC split system components.

Jean Gobeil estimates that the buildings will require about 13 000 metric tons of wood chips annually to meet their heating needs.
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Greenhouse Company Embraces Biomass

April 1, 2012 by Luc Boily

Les Serres Lefort Inc., a Sainte-Clotilde-de-Châteauguay, QC-based specialty greenhouse company dedicated to the production of seedlings, recently unveiled its new biomass heating system. The leading edge system consists of two 6000 kW boilers, an open buffer tank of 1.3 million

Mould is one of the major complaints that will prompt a call to a residential IAQ specialist. Photo iStockphoto
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Overcoming Hurdles

April 1, 2012 by Don Fugler

Professionals discuss the potential in residential investigations.

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Intent statements published for 2010 National Fire and Plumbing Codes

March 20, 2012

Intent statements for the 2010 National Fire Code of Canada and 2010 National Plumbing Code of Canada have been updated and are now available, free of charge, on the National Codes website. The intent statements for the 2010 National Building

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Free webcast highlights dedicated outdoor air systems

March 19, 2012

  While conventional HVAC systems mix fresh outdoor air with the return air in one unit, dedicated outdoor air systems use standard equipment to condition fresh air separately before it enters the building. This break from tradition is quickly becoming

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Online presentations available for the 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings

March 19, 2012

Free online presentations explaining the major technical requirements in the 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) are now available on the National Codes website. These presentations, which replace the cross-country seminars traditionally offered during past model code

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Modern Hydronics 2012

January 1, 2012 by hpac

Celebrating 15 years.

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Together Forever

January 1, 2012 by Robert Bean

The influence of building materials, furnishings, finishings and a creative solution involving HVAC and interior design.