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Noble draws a crowd

October 21, 2016

It was standing room only for the basic furnace performance testing seminar, one of five complimentary educational sessions held during Noble’s 2016 BIG Tuesday Heating Show held on October 4 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. just north of Toronto

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Orlando host city for MCAC’s 75th National Conference

October 17, 2016

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) is inviting members to Celebrate the Magic at the association’s 75th Annual National Conference. It is being held November 14-17 on the grounds of Disney World at the Disney Yacht and Beach Club

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Wolseley named distributor of the year for third consecutive year

October 14, 2016

Wolseley Canada has been named ICP (International Comfort Products) Canadian Distributor of the Year for its sales achievements and excellence in customer support for ICP’s KeepRite products during the 2015 calendar year. “Last year they [Wolseley] grew their business in

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Lesmerises recognized for role in promoting natural refrigerants

October 8, 2016

Marc-André Lesmerises, president and owner of Carnot Réfrigération, has received the 2016 Accelerate America Person-of-the-Year Award, presented by Accelerate America, the online magazine produced by shecco, promoter of natural refrigerant-based solutions. A profile of Lesmerises in the online magazine’s July-August

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AD Canadian member sales rise significantly

October 4, 2016

The largest contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group in North America, AD, reports that sales for its members, across seven divisions and three countries grew by 5.3 per cent for the first half of 2016, climbing to $16.7 billion

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IAQ and thermal comfort among top three building features

September 29, 2016

A Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Dodge Data & Analytics report released recently titled Healthier Buildings in Canada 2016: Transforming Building Design and Construction revealed new information about the factors influencing Canada’s building owners, architects, designers, contractors and public

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Health care facility building standard workshops

September 28, 2016

The CSA is hosting one-day workshops in Vancouver and Toronto to discuss the Canadian health care facilities building standard CSA Z8000. The interactive workshops, Designing for the Future CSA Z8000, are being led by Gordon Burrill, P.Eng., SASHE, president of

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UBC erects world’s tallest timber tower

September 22, 2016

  Completed four months ahead of schedule, the 18-storey Brock Commons student residence at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver is now the world’s tallest wood building. Vancouver’s Acton Ostry Architects designed the building in collaboration with structural engineer

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Door-to-door Bill potentially damaging to reputable contractors

September 9, 2016

In June this year, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) met with MPP Yvan Baker on the proposed Bill 193, Door-to-Door Sales Prohibition Act, 2016. HRAI’s role in this discussion included voicing concerns about specific wording used in

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Reminder re application of energy efficiency requirements and enforcement dates

September 7, 2016

Alberta Municipal Affairs, Safety Services has issued a reminder that the transition period for voluntary application of the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 and Section 9.36. Alberta Building Code (ABC) 2014 for housing and small buildings ends on

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Johnson Controls and Tyco complete merger

September 7, 2016

A newly-formed Johnson Controls began operations on September 6, 2016, following the successful completion of its merger with Tyco. With the merger of the provider of building efficiency solutions and the provider of fire and security solutions, the new company

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The continuum of radiant myths

September 6, 2016 by Robert Bean

Back in 2004 I penned an article called Radiant Mythology: 22 Myths about Radiant Heating. In the years since the first copyright of the article on www.healthyheating.com, that article has brought me the immense pleasure of watching tightly-wound individuals implode

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HRAI signs agreement with GEO

August 31, 2016

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a framework for cooperation in the development and improvement of the geothermal heating and

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OdorMiser MTX

August 31, 2016

The OdorMiser MTX from Respicaire uses UVGI with activated carbon absorption and photocatalytic oxidation. It is suited to ducted systems, and features a large active surface area, a smart light photo cell, a built-in tandem outlet, ozone free plus UVV

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Three Canadian winners in SMACNA inaugural safety awards

August 30, 2016

A commitment to workplace safety has placed three Canadian firms among the winners of SMACNA’s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP). The member winners in the inaugural Canadian SSEAP were determined in man-hour categories. The Canadian safety awards include an overall

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Active floors hit the mark at Winnipeg airport

August 28, 2016 by Russell Lavitt

How to heat and cool a very large, nearly all-glass building, while hiding the sources of warmth and cooling. As a significant public building, the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport has large expanses of heated and cooled floors as

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Update on Red Seal Occupational Standard

August 23, 2016

When the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) launched the Strengthening the Red Seal initiative, one of the top priorities was to achieve an improved standard. The piloting of the Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS) in the Construction Electrician

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Twelve comparisons between hydronics and VRF/VRV systems

August 23, 2016 by John Siegenthaler

Hydronics technology has long been known for unsurpassed heating comfort. It has also been used for cooling, primarily through chilled water distribution systems in commercial and institutional buildings. This well-established and highly successful track record is, in part, based on

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Control logic for fluid temperature control

August 22, 2016 by Mike Miller

We come across so many different types of terminology in our industry that not everyone is fully aware of their meanings. The following is some of the most basic control logic terminology with a short explanation of what each means

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Canada holds its own in energy efficiency rankings

August 21, 2016

Germany continues to lead the world in energy efficiency, followed by Italy and Japan (tied for second place), France, and the United Kingdom (not reflecting energy-related government changes in 2016), according to the 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published by

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Is electric the only way to go?

August 18, 2016 by Ian McTeer

Live Better Electrically was a popular theme promoted by electric utilities around North America in the late 1950s and early 1960s. A Gold Medallion Five Star home would have nothing but electric appliances: stove, washer and clothes dryer. To qualify

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Carrier honours two Canadian HVAC/R firms

August 16, 2016

In recognition of its commitment to quality, leadership and excellence in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, Provincial Heating & Cooling Inc. recently received the 2016 President’s Award from Carrier at a ceremony in Huntington Beach, CA. This

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August 16, 2016

The CoilJet from SpeedClean is a portable AC coil cleaning system, which works on the inside and outside of HVAC coils. It produces 125 psi of coil washing power at 0.6 gpm water flow. It features a deep cycle, a

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New provider of Dollars to $ense training

August 15, 2016

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) is now the sole licensee for delivering all the Dollars to $ense (D2$) training workshops across Canada. This licence also includes the possibility of offering the workshops internationally through CIET’s sister-company the International

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Contractor certification under development by MSCC and BOMA

August 13, 2016

The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC) has been working with the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA) to develop the MSCC National Certification program. After several years of discussions, MSCC has agreed to partner to promote the

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IPEX expands piping systems plant in Alberta

August 11, 2016

IPEX, a thermoplastic piping systems manufacturer, has completed a plant expansion in Edmonton AB. The development represents a $55.4-million investment for the company. The expansion is 17,245 square feet and will allow IPEX to bring large diameters of polyvinyl chloride

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EC-1-DV series mini condensate removal pump

August 8, 2016

Little Giant’s EC-1-DV series mini condensate removal pump from Franklin Electric Co., Inc. provides multi-voltage operation from one unit. It is designed to operate on common residential and commercial voltages of 115V, 208V and 230V single phase. The EC-1-DV features

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Ingersoll Rand refrigeration, chiller products support climate commitment goals

August 8, 2016

Ingersoll Rand (IR) was recently awarded three Product and Project of the Year awards at the fifth Environmental Leader Conference held in Denver, CO. The company accepted the awards for its Thermo King truck and trailer refrigeration units in Europe

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ASHRAE handbook features lots of updates to thermal storage, district heating

August 6, 2016

The ASHRAE 2016 handbook on HVAC systems and equipment features a number of revisions to the majority of its chapters, including major updates to thermal storage and district heating and cooling. “Nearly 90 per cent of the chapters have undergone

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Plumbing fixtures manufacturer Bradley marks 95 years

August 5, 2016

Bradley Corporation, a manufacturer of commercial plumbing fixtures and washroom accessories, is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, the company hosted a learning tour of its manufacturing plant for high school students that are enrolled in