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Solar Canada adds keynotes, program updates

April 19, 2018

Solar Canada 2018 conference and exposition will feature 100 exhibitors and sponsors, new sessions, speakers and two consecutive days of networking. Over 2,000 delegates are expected to attend the event, to be held at the BMO Centre in Calgary, AB

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Solar conference focuses on consumer-demand for renewable energy

December 28, 2017

It is time to “go solar,” according to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. Solar Canada 2017 Conference and Exhibition, held in Toronto, ON, brought together industry experts and thought leaders to discuss solar power opportunities and challenges. Speakers included Minister of

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Event to host largest ever education program

December 20, 2017 by Kerry Turner

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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Webstone offers NIBCO radiant heating products

November 27, 2017

Over sixty NIBCO radiant heating products are now available through Webstone, including radiant heat panels, PE-RT and PEX tubing/accessories, manifolds, and valves. The program features the Take the Next Step design service, whereby qualified engineers will customize system layouts at

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Solar Canada Conference & Exposition provides networking, educational opportunities

November 25, 2017

The Solar Canada Annual Conference & Exposition 2017 on December 4 to 5 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre-North Building will focus on utility scale and consumer/business focused installations. Industry experts, policy-makers and key stakeholders will be at Solar Canada

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Alberta the latest province to offer solar panel installation rebates

August 11, 2017

Net Metering programs and rebates for solar PV array installations are now available in almost every province in Canada. Albertans are the latest to have their day in the sun. The province joined the cross-country movement when it recently announced

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Innovative products in the spotlight at CIPHEX West

November 5, 2016

Winners of the New Product Competition at CIPHEX West are: Sunrise Tradex Corporation, The Mini: Movable Split Air Conditioner, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Viessmann Manufacuring Company, Vitosol FM, Alternative Energy (Solar, Geothermal, etc.): tekmar Control Systems (A Watts Brand), WiFi

Construct Canada,The Buildings Show
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Show Preview: Construct Canada 2016

October 26, 2016 by Doug Picklyk

The 28th annual Construct Canada show, the country’s largest building, design and construction event, will run Wednesday, November 30 through Friday, December 2 in downtown Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located at the base of the CN Tower.

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Solar thermal runs hot and cold

October 17, 2016 by Robert Waters

Having been involved with the solar water heating (SWH) industry since the early 1980s, I can tell you that it has faced many challenges. A look at its history in Canada reveals that SWH has been on a roller coaster

Rob Waters, Solar Water Services,CIPH,codes and standards
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CIPH names technical consultant for codes and standards

July 15, 2016

Owner of Solar Water Services Inc. in Guelph, ON, and HPAC contributor Rob Waters, has joined the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) as a technical consultant for codes and standards. Waters assumes an advisory role for staff and

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Manitoba puts PV funding on the table

June 10, 2016

Manitoba Hydro has launched the Power Smart Solar Energy Program – a program that encourages home and business owners to harness the power of the sun through incentives and financial support. The launch took place on Earth Day. Those who

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Hot Water Made To Order

May 11, 2016 by ROB WATERS

At one time, selecting a water heater was a fairly simple process. There were not a lot of options to choose from; you got a tank type water heater, which was either gas or oil fired, or electric. The water

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Alberta dedicates dollars to push solar power

April 25, 2016

The Alberta government is investing over $5 million to help municipalities make the move to solar power. This investment is part of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan. The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre is receiving the money for its solar energy

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Telus Garden in Vancouver achieves LEED Platinum

April 22, 2016

The Canada Green Building Council has awarded TELUS Garden, an office tower located in Vancouver, BC, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, which is the highest of four levels of LEED certification. The honour was presented

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CIPHEX West and BUILDEX Express to co-locate

April 12, 2016

CIPHEX West and BUILDEX Express are co-locating at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC for their November 2016 shows. CIPHEX West is a two-day trade show and conference that is produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating

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The 2016 AHR Expo is right around the corner

December 11, 2015

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration (AHR) Exposition is set to take place January 25 to 27 in Orlando, FL., at the Orange County Convention Center.The event attracts over 60,000 professionals and will have over 2,000 exhibitors. Over 80 per cent

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Wholesale, manufacturing & distribution clips

August 3, 2015

Ontor Limited has been named distributor for AquaMotion Inc., a manufacturer of patented single, multi speed and variable speed circulators and recirculation systems. Incorporated in 2002, AquaMotion developed the Green ECO-Cartridge Design, which is a field replaceable and field serviceable

View into lab from atrium.  Photo Peter A. Sellar
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CANMET lab makes AIA Environment Top Ten list

July 27, 2015

The CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory in Hamilton, ON, has garnered a spot on the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment Top Ten projects list. The lab is also the third Canadian research lab to achieve LEED Platinum

Benoit De Gagn-Marcouillier, of Plomberie G&G Limitee in Montreal, is shown here with his Great Tool Takeaway (Raflez les outils) winnings.
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MCEE 2015 draws a crowd

April 27, 2015

Canada’s largest plumbing, HVAC/R, hydronic, electrical and lighting expo was back for another year on April 22 and 23. Students, manufacturers, suppliers and contractors took to MCEE 2015 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal for an opportunity to show and view

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ISH 2015 hosts more exhibitors than ever before

April 1, 2015

A new exhibitor record was set and almost 200,000 people visited ISH 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany from March 10-14. More than 2450 manufacturers launched their products to market at the world’s largest trade fair for bathroom design, energy efficient heating-

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ASHRAE 2016 conference to focus on design-build practices and residential systems

February 20, 2015

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2016 Winter Conference in Orlando, FL. Scheduled for January 23 to 27 at the Hilton Orlando, the event will offer new tracks and an updated focus. “The 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference

Attendee and exhibitor numbers among records set at 2015 AHR Expo.
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Chicago event claims five new records

February 19, 2015

The 2015 AHR Expo claimed the title for the best-attended event ever held in Chicago. Preliminary figures for the HVAC/R show indicate that more than 61,000 total attendees, including 42,400 visitors, participated in the 2015 AHR Expo, January 26 to

MCEE will feature 26 free seminars.
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Seminar lineup released for MCEE 2015

January 16, 2015

Organizers of Mécanex/Climatex/Expolectriq/Éclairage (MCEE) 2015 have released details of the 26 seminars to be featured on April 22 and 23, 2015, at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC. Over 7000 visitors and more than 350 exhibitors are expected at the trade

ISH will be held in Frankfurt am Main from March 10 to 14, 2015.
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Comfort meets technology theme for ISH 2015

December 30, 2014

Head to Germany for the ultimate industry trade fair experience.

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North Vancouver commits to sustainable building

November 10, 2014

Zoning bylaw changes expand opportunities for green technologies

HVAC Coalition chairman Roger Grochmal kicks off the coalition's 20th annual general meeting on September 30, 2014 in Vaughan, ON.
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HVAC Coalition celebrates 20 years fighting for contractors

October 1, 2014

Overarching goal is a level playing field.

AHR returns to popular Chicago venue in January 2015.
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Chicago to be hub of HVAC/R activity in January 2015

September 10, 2014

The 67th International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo) will take place at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL from January 26-28, 2015. More than 2000 companies from 35 countries, covering every segment of the HVAC/R industry, will showcase

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National Hockey League releases sustainability report

August 18, 2014

The National Hockey League (NHL) has released the 2014 NHL Sustainability Report, the first document of its kind produced by a major sports league in North America. The report highlights the numerous programs, benchmarks, and successes that have increased the overall

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CEU Credits available for ASPE members at CIPHEX West, ASPE to hold inaugural Toronto Chapter meeting

July 30, 2014

Produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), Western Canada’s largest plumbing and HVAC/R event will take place on November 5 and 6 in Calgary, AB. The two-day trade show will host more than 200 exhibitors and includes

Effect of system renovation repairs on HVAC system performance. Source: NCI certified contractor survey
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READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: New Technology Enters The Residential Mix

June 2, 2014 by IAN MCTEER

Are you ready for home automation and its implications for your business?