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Humber College HVAC career fair connects students and employers

January 4, 2018

Humber College’s second annual HVAC career fair will allow businesses to promote their organization and career options while getting to know students on an informal basis. Businesses will also be able to collect resumes. Students and soon-to-be graduates are from

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Viega launches new website and global image campaign

January 2, 2018

Viega hopes new initiatives will highlight high-profile installations and company growth. The website features brand-compliant, device-independent design, an online catalogue, intelligent search and an expanded product line. “Viega wanted to create a more sophisticated and mobile-friendly website that emphasizes usability

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ICP announces Canadian Distributors of the Year

December 29, 2017

International Comfort Products (ICP) has awarded Distributor of the Year to four Canadian companies. The annual distinction is given to distributors of ICP products for achievements in sales growth and customer support. “These distributors embraced new products, customer segments and

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Event to host largest ever education program

December 20, 2017 by HPAC Magazine

The 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place January 20-24 at the Palmer House Chicago with the co-sponsored AHR Expo being held January 22-24 at McCormick Place. The AHR Expo seminar program features over 120 sessions, including over 70 free one-

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Consider alternatives when a pipe blockage or leak occurs

December 19, 2017 by HPAC Staff

Emergency pipe repair does not have to mean an entire system has to be shut down. This is music to the ears of residential and commercial customers – no more ripping out walls in search of the site of the

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Let’s Talk Stink

December 19, 2017 by Robert Bean

Out of all the senses, the olfactory sense is one of the strongest for creating lasting impressions.i Odour memories also influence the way new smells are perceived. As a survival tool it serves as an early warning signal that something

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Keep the Heat on with HVAC system checklist

December 18, 2017 by Richard Boothman

Winter can be hard on heaters of every type, but a step-by-step approach to preventive measures and maintenance of HVAC systems will help you to prepare for the harshest season of the year. From gas supply to air movers and

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Water, Water, Everywhere

December 15, 2017 by Ian McTeer

Although I did not shoot an albatross with my crossbow, I certainly felt a bit like Samuel Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner as I sloshed through my backyard this summer. “Water, water, everywhere/nor any drop to drink.” I

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Evapco acquires Alcoil to form Evapco Alcoil

December 6, 2017

Evapco has announced the name of its newly formed company: Evapco Alcoil – the result of its acquisition of Pennsylvania-based manufacturer, Alcoil, announced in October. The company will continue to pursue the same business Alcoil has developed: designing and manufacturing

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Fujitsu partners up to create VRF-based HVAC product

December 4, 2017

Fujitsu General America has partnered with Ventacity Systems to deliver a VRF-based HVAC solution. Fujitsu’s partnership with Ventacity – Portland, OR-based producer of ultra-efficient ventilation and controls products – aims to bring a “new approach” to ventilation and HVAC solutions

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ASHRAE Publishes 2017 Version of Thermal Comfort Standard

November 22, 2017

The 2017 edition of ASHRAE’s major thermal comfort standard has been published to incorporate seven published addenda to the 2013 edition. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2017, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, simplifies the language of the 2013 standard and clarifies the

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Initiative underway to accelerate retrofit economy

November 19, 2017

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) announced recently that they are working together to bring the Investor Confidence (ICP) Project and its Investor Ready Energy

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Ontor expands product offerings with new lines

November 7, 2017

Ontor has been appointed distributor for two new product lines. The first is Intermatic Inc., a manufacturer of control and energy management solutions for electrical, HVAC/R, pool and spa and OEM markets. Its product portfolio includes: defrost timers, surge protection,

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NECC, Ronbow launch redesigned websites

November 6, 2017

National Energy Control Corporation (NECC), a wholesale distributor of commercial/industrial HVAC parts and supplies, has launched a revamped, mobile-friendly website. The site provides an improved part number search feature and can also accommodate partial part number searches, the organization said.

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Gas safety bulletin addresses heating buildings under construction

November 3, 2017

Alberta Municipal Affairs and industry representatives have developed an information bulletin (G-01-17) to inform builders, contractors, renovators, gasfitters/sheet metal workers and owners of the requirements to ensure the installation and operation of gas heating appliances comply with the manufacturers certified

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AHR Innovation Award winners raise the bar

October 27, 2017

Winners of the 2018 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been announced. The annual competition recognizes products, systems and technologies featured at the AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition). The winners were selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member

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A great preventive maintenance program will partner with end users over equipment’s entire life

October 26, 2017 by Jonathan Mosterd

Building automation and advancements in efficiency have exponentially increased over the last few decades, bringing about a new era in industry. With this, a whole new series of electronic devices have been integrated in large commercial buildings and in industrial

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What you need to know about the industry workhorses

October 25, 2017 by Ian McTeer

Everyone involved in HVAC and refrigeration works with electric motors almost every day. Whether designing new products, specifying equipment, installing, maintaining or repairing a variety of heating, ventilation or cooling products, an electric motor and its needs are regularly the

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New leadership for Schneider Electric Canada

October 23, 2017

Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced that Susan Uthayakumar will become Country President, Canada on January 1, 2018, reporting to Annette Clayton, CEO and President, North America, and chief supply chain Officer. “Susan is a

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Packaged indoor air quality systems work for contractors

October 23, 2017 by Aaron Engel

Cold winter months keep Canadians indoors a great deal more than their southern climate counterparts. Staying indoors longer can be detrimental to health, particularly when you consider the trend toward tighter and more energy efficient home construction mandated by recent

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Contemplating a chiller replacement?

October 18, 2017 by Dave Demma

When I was in high school, the cost of gasoline was seldom of concern. I drove a 1957 Chevy Bel Air, with a modified 409 engine in it, and I do not think I ever thought to check what the

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NRCan survey offers glimpse of energy efficiency awareness and gaps in industry

October 13, 2017

Survey findings about the awareness of energy efficiency in industry are now available in the newly published report, Industry and Buildings Energy Efficiency Awareness, Gaps and Brand Recognition. The survey, conducted by Leger in early 2017, presents the results of

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Emerson provides apprentices with hands-on training opportunity

October 12, 2017

Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions Canada hosted a complimentary training event exclusively offered to apprentices. Over 65 HVAC/R apprentices arrived at the Emerson Canada Integrated Learning Centre in Brantford ON to take part in the first ever Emerson Apprentice Day.

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Noble Fully Loaded show delivers with full house, packed agenda

September 29, 2017

Noble’s 2017 “Fully Loaded” show on September 28, featured plumbing, HVAC, hydronics, industrial and fire protection products from more than 80 industry leading exhibitors, as well as five complimentary seminars. There was no shortage of great food and prizes, including eight

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The Buildings Show addresses challenges in the built environment

September 26, 2017

The Building Show, a networking and educational event for design, architecture, construction and real estate industries, returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) November 29 to December 1, 2017, while IIDEXCanada takes place November 29 and 30. The show

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Change is in the air

September 10, 2017 by Michael Power

Attendance ramped up compared to last year for the 49th-annual conference of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) in Quebec City. Held August 16-18, the event saw changes to the organization that included Bruce Passmore appointed

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Interval Data Optimization research results released

September 6, 2017

Research from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation examined the application of a new approach that uses the feedback from interval data to optimize building heating system performance of seven multi-unit residential buildings with central, natural gas-fired, space heating boiler

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LEAPing ahead in sustainability

August 31, 2017 by Michael Power

The Coquitlam Centre’s new heat recovery chiller (HRC) system wins HOOPP’s LEAP award, helps cut GHG emissions by 35 per cent. Sustainability has transformed from a “nice-to-have” aspect for businesses to a core component of operations for many organizations, both

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Wolseley opens consolidated branch in Oshawa, ON

August 28, 2017

Wolseley Canada, plumbing and HVAC/R, Ontario and Atlantic, has opened a consolidated plumbing and HVAC/R branch in Oshawa, ON. Now that the branch has been relocated and expanded to include its plumbing offerings, contractors can source the products they need

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HRAI conference briefs

August 25, 2017

Strengthening regional representation and ensuring money earmarked for climate change projects is spent wisely are among top priorities for Bruce Passmore, who was appointed chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) at the organization’s 49th-annual