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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

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New firms and new lines in distribution news

January 31, 2017

>> Ryan vanDyk has established True North HVAC and Hydronics Sales and Marketing firm, which represents Haier Ductless in Canada; Smart Electric in Canada; Morden National Products including Utica Boilers, Olsen Oil Furnaces, Summit Coils and Seek Thermal in southwestern

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Schneider Electric and Panasonic partner to simplify energy management

January 27, 2017

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, and Panasonic Corporation recently announced an integrated HVAC equipment and building management solution. Both companies have developed an interface wireless solution, which enables direct serial communication between Schneider Electric’s building

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High-Performance Building Lab offers hands-on opportunities

January 24, 2017

“Our new High-Performance Building lab is a hub for formal and informal hands-on learning and training for students, industry and others interested in efficient building envelopes,” said Andrea Linsky, program head in the Centre for Energy Systems Applications at British

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First Daikin VRV unit assembled at Daikin Texas Technology Park

January 24, 2017

Daikin Texas Technology Park, Daikin North America LLC’s new $417 million, four million sq.-ft. campus located outside of Houston, recently welcomed its first VRV unit off the production line during a celebration led by CEO Takeshi Ebisu. Daikin VRV technology

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Hurst Boiler celebrates 50 years in manufacturing

January 24, 2017

  Established in 1967, Hurst Boiler & Welding Company is marking 50 years of international industrial hot water and steam boiler, and controls manufacturing and solutions success. The company began as a small operation repairing industrial boilers and equipment. Today it

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Multistack expands product line with Desert Aire acquisition

January 19, 2017

Multistack, LLC, a privately held Sparta, WI-based manufacturer of chiller systems and heat pumps, has acquired Desert Aire Corp., a Germantown, WI-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial humidity and climate control systems. Multistack’s acquisition of Desert Aire bolsters the company’s

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Anderson of Lisi Mechanical wins HPAC’s Tool Take Away contest

January 18, 2017

ABOUT THE SHOW The Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) held its second Canadian Hydronics Conference in conjunction with the CIPHEX West 2016 trade show, November 2-3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The popular conference featured 11 hours of advanced hydronics training

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VandeWiel promoted to CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions

January 13, 2017

Wil VandeWiel has been promoted to chief executive officer of Taco Comfort Solutions. He joined the 96-year-old privately held company in December 2014, in the position of president and chief operating officer. A native of the Netherlands who is an

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Sinclair Supply owner and president retires

January 12, 2017

Owner and president of Sinclair Supply Ltd. Dan Sorochan retired recently after over 70 years with the company. During that time he grew the company to 17 branches across western Canada, keeping pace with advancements and innovations throughout the industry.

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HVAC, water heater rental program launched by Service Experts

January 9, 2017

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recently introduced a program to allow homeowners to rent new, brand-name heating and cooling equipment at each of its 15 Canadian locations. Additionally, water heater rentals will roll out to all 15 locations. “Water

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Coleman gas furnaces among ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2017

January 1, 2017

ENERGY STAR has designated Coleman Echelon Series gas furnaces Most Efficient 2017, when combined with touch-screen communicating control thermostats. Coleman’s Echelon CP9C models, which also received recognition in Consumers Digest Best Buy, were among the 25 furnaces recognized by ENERGY