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CHES 2012: Towards World Class Health Care

November 1, 2012 by LUC BOILY

Mechanical business professionals make their points on the best practices and regulations in healthcare facilities.

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Structural Integrity Rules

November 1, 2012 by Robert Bean

Understanding regulation of embedded piping systems.

Eric Irmscher (r), sales and application engineer with Mestek, Inc., explains the standard arrangements available with its outdoor air handlers.
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RBI showcases latest products

October 31, 2012

HPG Sales, Div. of Hydronic Parts Group Ltd. and RBI Water Heaters recently hosted an open house display and factory tour at the Mississauga, ON, manufacturing facility. Products on display included its new Fusion XLF condensing boiler (2500 to 4000mbh)

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Vertical and submersible turbine pump manufacturer acquired by Taco

October 23, 2012

Taco, Inc. has announced its purchase of Hydroflo Pumps of Fairview, TN. Hydroflo is a manufacturer of vertical and submersible turbine driven pumps for use in agricultural irrigation, mining operations, municipal water systems and HVAC. In addition to its Fairview,

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Uponor realigns its heating business

October 9, 2012

As a result of its new strategic direction, Uponor has announced that it is discontinuing the Climate Control Network and Multifunction lines as well as the proPANEL units. Climate Control Multifunction and proPANEL units are available while quantities last. According

CMX/CIPHEX has been rebranded and will now be known as the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX).
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HRAI and CIPH unveil new trade show name and day pattern

September 26, 2012

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) have announced that the 2014 CMX/CIPHEX Trade Show and Learning Forum will now be known as the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition

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Energy efficiency milestone in Western Canada

September 18, 2012

Swift Current, SK, has the distinction of being the site of the first home in western Canada built to the voluntary 2012 R-2000 Standard. Homes built to the 2012 R-2000 standard are to be 50 per cent more energy-efficient than

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Fall 2012 public review of proposed changes to 2010 National Codes

September 17, 2012

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites interested parties to take part in the fall 2012 public review of proposed changes to the 2010 editions of the National Model Construction Codes. The review runs until November 16,

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COMING SOON: Festival focuses on OBC energy efficiency requirements

September 13, 2012

The 2012 Green Building Festival, which is being held on October 11-12 at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, will feature experts such as Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute, the Seattle-based hub for visionary green

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New methodology in effect for LEED Regional Priority Credits

September 4, 2012

The LEED Canada 2009 rating systems introduced the concept of Regional Priority Credits (RPCs) to incentify the achievement of credits that address geographically specific environmental priorities. For each rating system and each region of Canada, a series of six RPCs

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New requirements for residential boilers now in effect

September 1, 2012

Effective September 1, 2012, all residential gas, oil-fired and electric hot water boilers that have their manufacturing process completed on or after that date are required to meet the prescriptive requirement of an automatic means of adjusting the temperature of

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How Low Can You Go?

September 1, 2012 by MIKE MILLER

A look at low temperature systems.

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Onward & Downward

September 1, 2012 by John Siegenthaler

The future of hydronics is all about low water temperatures.

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All-star line up for hydronics roundtable

August 23, 2012

As part of its strategy to  become the new “home” for contractors associated with hydronics, The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has put together an impressive seminar and speaker schedule for its hydronics roundtable. The event is scheduled for

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Interested in solar and hydronics?

August 22, 2012

The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) is seeking representatives to serve on a working group to assist in the creation of the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code (USEHC), a code that will integrate all aspects of hydronic heating and cooling

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New Requirements for Residential Boilers to Come into Effect in Canada

July 27, 2012

In October 2011, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) published Amendment 11 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations in the Canada Gazette Part II. Affected products include residential gas, oil and electric boilers with an input rate of less than 88 kilowatts (300,000

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Fuel-burning appliances standard targets installers and contractors

July 17, 2012

New apprentice or career fuel-burning appliance professionals need to understand the requirements of the seventh edition of the CSA B365-10 – Installation Code for Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliances and Equipment. Improper installation of household appliances is a leading cause of house fires

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Impressive lineup for premier Hydronics Roundtable

June 29, 2012

The Radiant and Hydronics Council (RHC),  will hold its first Hydronics Roundtable on September 11-12 in Providence, Rhode Island. RHC is a group of Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) contractor members who work in the hydronics market segment. Richard

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Early bird registration deadline looms for HRAI AGM

June 29, 2012

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) Annual General Meeting will be held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront in Halifax, NS, on August 22-25, 2012. HRAI’s discounted early registration fees are available until July 6. The AGM kickoff breakfast

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Noble veteran resigns, GM named

June 26, 2012

Michael Storfer resigned from his position as president of Noble effective June 22, 2012. He has been with Noble since its start up in 1993 when it was known as Noble Plumbing Supply. In 1997, Noble Plumbing Supply and Trade

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tekmar Partners with Atlantic Canada rep

June 21, 2012

tekmar Control Systems has named JF Taylor Enterprises Ltd. as its representative for New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. JF Taylor Enterprises Ltd. has over 50 years experience supporting the Atlantic Provinces of Canada in the plumbing

MCEE returns to the Bonaventure in Montreal for 2013.
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Four shows in one at MCEE

June 20, 2012

MCEE trade show and conference will be held April 17-18, 2013 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC. MCEE is produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), the Corporation of Master Pipe Mechanics of Quebec (CMMTQ), the Corporation

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Measure to manage with building energy benchmarking

June 14, 2012

Join the energy benchmarking movement! Register for a free webinar to see a live demonstration of the Portfolio Manager building energy benchmarking tool that is coming to Canada in June 2013. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is working with the US

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Bean tackles CSA B214

June 5, 2012

The Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) is offering an information webinar with HPAC columnist Robert Bean, which will help installers, building officials and plumbing inspectors gain a better understanding of the CSA B214 Installation Code for Hydronic Heating Installations. The standard is now

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CHC creates hydronics industry award

June 5, 2012

The Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) has created the Award of Merit to acknowledge individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment of their time, energy and knowledge toward improving the professional profile of the hydronics industry. Nominations are open to any industry volunteer

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Improved energy benchmarks for LEED Canada for Homes

May 30, 2012

Improved energy benchmarks for LEED Canada for Homes take effect August 1, 2012. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is making the move following a survey it conducted in winter 2012. The new minimum for energy performance in the LEED Canada

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CIPH goes True Blue in Collingwood

May 29, 2012

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) hosted its annual Ontario Region Conference, themed True Blue Sustainability, at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, ON. A total of 125 delegates and guests arrived to take part in a variety of events,

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New Business Group Structure for Wolseley Canada

May 29, 2012

At Wolseley Canada the following promotions have been announced as part of its establishing a new business group structure. Gilles Pétrin has been promoted to vice-president, sales and business development for Wolseley Canada.Paul Kennedy has been promoted to vice-president, plumbing, taking

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Selective Coverage

May 1, 2012 by John Siegenthaler

Radiant panels do not have to cover an entire floor, wall, or ceiling.

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BC ups the ante for efficiency upgrades

April 27, 2012

The provincial government has extended the LiveSmart BC program and increased the incentives, with more than $7000 in rebates now available to BC homeowners. LiveSmart BC incentives, provided in partnership with BC Hydro, FortisBC, and the Province of BC, are