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Noble scholarship offered to plumbing, HVAC students at Toronto college

May 30, 2018

Noble has donated $30,000 to fund scholarships for plumbing and HVAC students at George Brown College in Toronto, ON. The Noble Futures Award will be presented annually to four first- and second-year full-time students for the next five years, starting

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Sorting through the finer points of AC and DC voltages

May 30, 2018 by Curtis Bennett

We all know, young or old, what comes to mind when we see the word Thunderstruck: AC/DC. This serves two purposes here, one is that the band is awesome and two, it is a good segue into the next Electricity

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Radiant heating and cooling: The 3.2 million dollar question

May 29, 2018 by Robert Bean

I believe a good chunk of the architectural, building and HVAC industry is unaware that a few years ago California’s Center for the Built Environment (CBE, UC Berkeley) got a big cheque to carry out extensive research on radiant cooling

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Canada’s marijuana industry won’t leave HVAC contractors in the smoke

May 28, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

As cultivators and consumers await the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada late summer 2018, opportunities grow for HVAC contractors. In March 2018, there were 97 licensed medical cannabis facilities nationally, more than double the number in March 2017. As

Navac North America
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Navac brings HVAC/R offering to North American market

May 24, 2018

Navac, a global HVAC/R manufacturer, has launched its North American operations in Lyndhurt, NJ. The company is a supplier of HVAC vacuum pumps, gauges, charging machines and other products. It aims to offer smart, automated tools to the North American

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Nortek Air Solutions donation recipients include Quebec, SK chapters

May 18, 2018

  Nortek Air Solutions (NAS) has been recognized by ASHRAE for its contribution to HVAC/R research as part of the association’s Research Promotion (RP) campaign. Buddy Doll, president of NAS, and Joe Naccarello, vice president of sales at NAS, accepted

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Ductless heat pumps: A better split decision?

May 15, 2018 by Ian McTeer

After learning about the latest computer technology during a school visit to the Ontario Science Centre in the 1980s my youngest son asked me if we were getting a fax machine. Hardly computer literate myself in those days, I told

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Minimizing sound and vibration in water-source heat pumps

May 14, 2018 by Karl Washburn

Dynamic power is used to move air and refrigerant in HVAC/R equipment. One unavoidable result of this dynamic application of power is sound and vibration. In a water-source heat pump (WSHP), both the compressor and supply fan generate sound and

Smart Frog
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Smart Frog hybrid air conditioning units to be sold through Ecco Supply

May 8, 2018

Smart Frog air conditioning units are now available to the Canadian market, sold exclusively through Ecco Supply. The unit, from Texas-based Perfectly Green Corporation, is a hybrid system designed for residential and light commercial applications with HVAC, standby generator and

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My Moncton experience

May 7, 2018

BY KERRY TURNER Earlier this month I headed to the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology Show, otherwise known as MEET. It was my first time at the trade show after hearing about it and writing about it for years. This trade

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Growth of licensed cannabis producers offers HVAC opportunities

April 30, 2018

As cultivators and consumers await the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada late summer 2018, opportunities grow for HVAC contractors. In “A snapshot of licensed cannabis producers,” released April 26, 2018, Statistics Canada (StatsCan) reported a rapid growth of licensed

CMPX HRAI HVAC skills competition
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Students showcase skills at HVAC competition

April 20, 2018

Secondary and post-secondary students showcased their skills in a four-hour HVAC competition during the 2018 Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX). The Heating Systems Gauntlet, held by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), challenged 23 Southern

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The Master Group unveils new Cambridge location

April 13, 2018

The Master Group has opened a new branch in Cambridge, ON – its 10th location in the Greater Toronto Area. The 10,000 square foot space will include HVAC/R inventory and e-xpress pickup, an online ordering service with pick-up directly at

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Share your expertise at The Buildings Show

April 9, 2018

Buildings Canada has put out a call for speakers for The Buildings Show seminar program, to be held from November 28-30, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON. Topics are due April 30, 2018. Stonex Canada will join

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Alberta updates building codes to align with Pan-Canadian framework

April 5, 2018

The next editions of the Alberta building, fire and energy codes will be updated to the 2015 national code editions, including the 2017 interim changes to the 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB). The elevating devices codes will also

Humber College Career fair
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Humber College second annual HVAC career fair a success

April 4, 2018

Humber College’s second annual HVAC career fair attracted a crowd of students and soon-to-be graduates to network with potential employers. The fair is offered exclusively to the college’s HVAC/R Technician and Technology programs, as well as its Sustainable Energy and

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Call for mandatory radon testing focus of national Healthy Schools Day petition

March 29, 2018

The Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE) and the Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF) launched a national petition urging mandatory action on radon in schools and childcare programs across the country on Healthy Schools Day, held April 3,

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Manitoba health-care facilities receive funding for HVAC, pump upgrades

March 29, 2018

The Manitoba government has approved over 120 health-care facility maintenance projects across the province, totaling nearly $30 million in funding. Projects include: Mould remediation in the medical records archive room at the Thompson General Hospital in Thompson, MB, as well

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CSA amends F280-12 standard, extends public review period

March 16, 2018

The public review period for recent amendments to CSA standard F280-12 has been extended to March 18, 2018. Amendments to the standard (determining the required capacity of residential space heating and cooling appliances) include: Ventilation sensible heat gain calculation formula

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True North HVAC and Hydronics brings Skuttle products to Canadian market

March 16, 2018

U.S.-based Skuttle has partnered with True North HVAC and Hydronics to offers its indoor air quality products in Canada. Products include flow-thru, fan-assisted, drum, under duct, steam (under duct and free standing) and spray humidifiers. High efficiency air cleaning (Merv

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AHR Expo 2018 draws record crowds

March 8, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

OPTIMISM IS UP Economic outlook among exhibiting HVAC/R manufacturers is on the upswing, according to an annual survey conducted by AHR Expo and ASHRAE. Among survey respondents, 89 per cent forecasted excellent or good growth – up 15 per cent

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New products, trends and technology at Interior Design Show Toronto

March 8, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Interior Design Show (IDS) Toronto celebrated its 20th year with a look to the future. The showcase theme Future Forward focused on elements of design that have contributed to an evolution of the architectural and design industry. In the plumbing

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What’s new with HRVs and ERVs?

March 7, 2018 by Ian McTeer

In the fall of 1992, a self-employed colleague of mine rented a single family, two-story, detached house in Scarborough. He had been victimized by the severe recession wrought, in part, by the collapse of the Canadian housing market bubble in

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Building performance and comfort: Human factors and their influence

March 3, 2018 by Robert Bean

Over the course of your career you have probably used a number of strategies to compete for projects. Maybe your choice de jour was to do battle using a lowest price model. Maybe you got tired of dealing with headaches

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Fujitsu, Ventacity to combine cloud technology and HVAC

February 18, 2018

Fujitsu General America has once again partnered with Portland, OR-based Ventacity Systems to offer a joint product. The HVAC solution will combine Ventacity’s ventilation technology and HVAC2 Smarter Building Platform with Fujitsu’s Airstage VRF heating and cooling systems. Integration between

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Riello introduces boilers to North American market

February 17, 2018

Italy-based manufacturer Riello will offer its high-efficiency wall-hung boilers in North America, including Family Pro, Residence Pro and Condexa Pro brands. The announcement was made at the AHR Expo in Chicago. Evergreen Products International, based in Mississauga, ON, has been

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HVAC, plumbing systems among energy efficient upgrades for Ontario schools

January 25, 2018

Nearly 600 schools across Ontario will receive energy-efficient upgrades in 2018. The $200 million investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market. Funding will support

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Toronto updates green standards to lower emissions on new buildings

January 17, 2018

The City of Toronto, ON, has updated its green development standards program in an effort to reach zero emissions for all new buildings by 2030. Updates to the Toronto Green Standard, effective May 2018, support the city’s Zero Emissions Buildings

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Comfort System Solutions, GloMar Technologies amalgamate

January 9, 2018

Comfort System Solutions (CSSI) and GloMar Technologies have amalgamated into one company and now operate under a new name – CGC Group of Companies – effective January 1, 2018. The newly formed group will be represented by a new logo.

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Atco enters contract to service armed forces sites in Canadian North

January 8, 2018

Atco has been selected to provide facility maintenance and support services at Canadian Armed Forces sites in the Northwest, Yukon and Nunavut Territories. Under the contract, Atco will provide facility inspection, maintenance and repair, new construction and upgrades, trade services