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The secret of turning building data into revenue

May 15, 2017 by Matt Gates

Information technology advancements are bringing about a product revolution with smart, connected products that are more available and affordable than ever before. Near ubiquitous wireless connectivity, coupled with improvements in processing power and device miniaturization, have resulted in a wave

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A lesson in sustainability

May 12, 2017 by Shawn Sinnie

Class is back in session and the teachers have a little more help this year. The renovated Steinbach Regional Secondary School in Steinbach, MB, is assisting the faculty with a great lesson for the students on the environment and the

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A positive vibe at MCEE with more exhibitors and higher attendance

May 12, 2017

The aisles were packed again for the 2017 edition of MCEE trade show and conference for the plumbing, hydronics, HVAC/R, electrical and lighting industries. The sold out trade show took place in Montreal on April 26 and 27. At 6,286,

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Mitsubishi Electric Sales joins low carbon effort

May 1, 2017

EllisDon has announced that Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada has become the latest partner to join its Carbon Impact Initiative. “EllisDon is thrilled to have Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada join the Carbon Impact Initiative,” says Andrew Bowerbank, global director of sustainable

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Rebates, incentives and a view to the future highlight spring meeting

April 27, 2017

Over 100 members and guests joined The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) and CISCO at the Waterpark Place Innovation Centre in Toronto for the 2017 HRAI Spring Meeting. Guest speakers included Barry Wright of Grosvenor Training, Mike Lio

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Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017 online registration open now

April 20, 2017

John Siegenthaler, Robert Bean and friends team up once again for hydronics only event.

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Service Experts is under new leadership

April 18, 2017

Enercare Inc., parent company of Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, has announced the retirement of Scott Boxer, effective May 2017, and the appointment of Scott Boose as president and chief executive officer. Boose has assumed responsibility for the strategic

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Industry associations gain political ground

April 18, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCA Canada) report that they held another highly successful joint Parliamentary Day of Awareness on April 10-11, 2017 in Ottawa sponsored by Senator Donald Plett.

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Call for speakers issued by Buildings Canada

April 14, 2017

Buildings Canada invites you to submit a seminar topic to be considered for The Buildings Show Seminar Program on November 29 to 30, 2017. Share your expertise with an audience of influential buyers and decision-makers by being a part of

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Goodman launching Emerson Copeland Scroll compressor

April 3, 2017

Goodman Manufacturing is launching Emerson’s new Copeland Scroll two-stage compressor in its new 16-18 SEER systems. “Goodman is very excited to be the first to introduce the next generation Copeland Scroll two-stage compressor in our 16 and 18 SEER product

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ICP honours three Canadian wholesalers

March 23, 2017

International Comfort Products (ICP) recently honoured three Canadian HVAC wholesalers as the Comfortmaker, KeepRite and Tempstar distributors of the year for their achievements in customer support and sales growth. Mike DuFour, general sales manager, ICP Canada, presented the awards to:

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Danfoss publishes report on high-performance building and the path to a sustainable building-energy equation

March 22, 2017

Danfoss has published a report on making the buildings-energy equation sustainable. The report, which was developed with Dr. James Freihaut, a professor of architectural engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, traces the path of high-performance buildings in the pursuit of

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ASHRAE heads west for annual conference

March 21, 2017

ASHRAE’s Annual Conference will be held June 24 to 28 in Long Beach, CA. The five-day event boasts eight conference tracks, tours, social events and a keynote message from Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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Introduction to refrigeration defrost methods-Part II

March 19, 2017 by Dave Demma

Refrigeration systems operating with saturated suction temperatures below freezing will eventually experience an accumulation of frost on the evaporator tubes and fins. The frost serves as an insulator between the heat to be transferred from the space and the refrigerant,

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Seresco opens indoor pool dehumidifier training school

March 17, 2017

Seresco Technologies in Ottawa, ON, an indoor air quality equipment manufacturer, has opened the Seresco Dehumidifier Training and Certification School, a two-tiered training course on mechanical dehumidification and natatorium operation. The course targets both facility maintenance personnel overseeing indoor pool

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Mechanical Contractors Association moves on up

March 7, 2017

As of February 1, MCA Canada is located in Suite 701, just one floor up from its previous location at 280 Albert St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5G8. Contact information remains the same.

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Energy Efficiency Regulations come into effect in June

March 2, 2017

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) recently announced that Amendment 13 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations had been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. This is a significant milestone for Natural Resources Canada’s continued work under its Forward Regulatory Plan 2016-18. The amendment

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Manufacturers prohibit the use of furnaces for construction heat

February 27, 2017

On February 1, 2016 the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) released a position paper stating that HRAI’s gas furnace manufacturers adopted a position to prohibit the use of their furnaces by homebuilders for heating during the construction process

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Technology, building relationships and the province’s climate change plan among issues at OGA conference

February 25, 2017

Building partnerships was a central motif running through much of the second day of the Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) conference, an event held February 21-22 in Mississauga, ON. Those themes emerged during the keynote presentation February 22, as Glen Murray,

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Record number of Canadians head to Vegas for ASHRAE, AHR Expo

February 22, 2017

UPDATED North America’s premier HVAC/R event, the 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference at Caesars Palace, as well as the AHR Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, exceeded record-breaking attendance from the Conference and Expo that were held in Las Vegas

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New codes, regulations and policies change landscape for mechanical industry

February 17, 2017 by Robert Waters

The HVAC and plumbing industry in Canada is in for some profound changes with the coming wave of new building codes, policies and regulations. All levels of government–federal, provincial and municipal–are pushing hard to go green and reduce the impact

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Kilmer Environmental wins Seresco Rep­ of the Year Canada

February 15, 2017

Seresco Technologies, a manufacturer of indoor pool dehumidification equipment, has named Kilmer Environmental of Mississauga, ON, as its “2016 Rep of Year-Canada.” The announcement was made at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo 2017) on January 30

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How do you say quality is in the air?

February 15, 2017 by Ian McTeer

Contractors and technicians find themselves on the front line trying to help occupants obtain the benefits of cleaner air. The American philosopher, naturalist and historian, Henry David Thoreau, best known for his 1854 book, Walden, wrote, “What is the use

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Modifications to basic defrost schemes add yet another layer of complexity

February 13, 2017

It is inevitable that refrigeration systems operating with saturated suction temperatures below freezing will eventually experience an accumulation of frost on the evaporator tubes and fins. The frost serves as an insulator between the heat to be transferred from the

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Beckett issues product advisory

February 13, 2017

Beckett Corporation has issued a bulletin regarding its Cleancut pump A2EA-6527. Pumps manufactured in March, April and May 2016 might present a tightness issue on Inlet/Return 1/4-18 NPTF plugs. To identify the pumps check the date stamped on the top

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Introduction to refrigeration defrost methods — Part I

February 10, 2017 by Dave Demma and Bob Schindler

It is inevitable that refrigeration systems operating with saturated suction temperatures below freezing will eventually experience an accumulation of frost on the evaporator tubes and fins. The frost serves as an insulator between the heat to be transferred from the

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Taco’s hot water recirculation control is 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award Product of the Year

February 8, 2017

Taco, Inc.’s SmartPlug instant hot water control has won the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award Product of the Year. The product, which also secured a win in the Innovation Awards’ plumbing category, can be installed in existing domestic hot water

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Stelpro develops smart thermostat with IoT leaders

February 7, 2017

Stelpro, a manufacturer of integrated heating solutions, has teamed up with three Internet of Things (IoT) partners to develop and bring to market Maestro – Smart Thermostats, a smart home solution for electric heat that enables users to customize home

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Danfoss inaugurates first test chamber of its new customer Application Development Center

February 6, 2017

Danfoss recently opened a test chamber at its new Engineering Tomorrow Application Development Center in Tallahassee, FL. The first of three psychrometric rooms, it will accommodate air-conditioning systems up to 12.5 tons. Its purpose is to help the industry in

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COHA undergoes significant reorganization

February 1, 2017

In a letter to members, Dave Brown, board chair of the Canadian Oil Heat Association (COHA) announced that on January 13, 2017, the COHA National Board decided to re-organize COHA along the following lines: • Provincial chapters will take on