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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?

Nicolas Duguay, a student at New Brunswick Community College's Bathurst campus, was one of six competing in the plumbing competition.
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Another successful MEET trade show in the books

May 14, 2014

The 2014 edition of the Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic and Technology (MEET) trade show in Moncton, N.B. featured the latest technologies, innovations, products and services from across North America. It also offered a full slate of seminars which delved into topics

MEET is scheduled for May 7-8; be sure to drop by HPAC's booth (129) and say hello.
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Plan to MEET in Moncton

April 23, 2014

Skills Canada and Innovation Awards just two of many highlights on the event program.

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CMPX opens this Wednesday

March 17, 2014

CMPX 2014 opens this Wednesday, March 19 and show organizers tell us there is still time to register online and bring your team. Online registration will remain open until the close of business on Tuesday, March 18 and those registrants’ badges

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Abstract deadline looming for ASHRAE Winter Conference

March 11, 2014

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago, IL, January 24-28. New tracks for the conference include Industrial Facilities; Large Buildings: Mission Critical Facilities and Applications; Life Safety; Design of Energy and Water Efficient Systems;

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Good news for Yukon residents as Good Energy Rebate Program is extended

March 5, 2014

The Yukon’s Good Energy Rebate Program, which includes incentives for water efficient toilets, solar water heaters, drain water heat recovery systems (DWHRS) and heating appliances, has been extended to March 31, 2015. Originally slated to end March 15, 2014, rebates

The push is on to harmonize codes and standards on both sides of the border
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Setting The Standard

March 1, 2014 by PATRICK CALLAN

Plumbing industry leads harmonization charge

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Record turnout at 2014 AHR Expo

February 24, 2014

Winter storm Janus dumping 10 inches of snow on New York City did not stop tens of thousands of HVAC/R enthusiasts from setting a new attendance record at the 2014 AHR Expo. Held at the Javits Convention Center from January

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Southwestern Ontario company wins 2013 business integrity award

February 14, 2014

The Better Business Bureau for Western Ontario has recognized The Hayter Group for its high ethical standards towards customers, users, suppliers, shareholders, employees, and in their community. The Hayter Group was presented with the Business Integrity Award in October at

Figure 1 Views of the world of construction.
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Strategy Matters

February 1, 2014 by Robert Bean

Our view of construction stands in the way of good buildings.

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AHR numbers exceed last New York record-breaking show

December 16, 2013

The 2014 AHR Expo in New York City on January 21-23, is shaping up to be the largest HVAC/R exposition ever held in the northeast. More than 1800 exhibiting companies have reserved 387 000 square feet of booth space, exceeding the record-breaking

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Glancing Blow

December 1, 2013 by JOHN SIEGENTHALER

Working with the incident angle modifier.

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Analysis finds energy-efficiency standards correct market failures, save money

October 24, 2013

Insights from south of the border on consumer purchasing decisions and energy costs.

John Siegenthaler (l) and Robert Bean opened Modern Hydronics The Summit with their presentation on trends to watch for in hydronics.
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Hydronics event attracts a full house

September 17, 2013

Modern Hydronics The Summit wrapped up to great reviews.

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LEED v4 set to launch in the fall

August 20, 2013

The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system will be updated following approval from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). With 46 countries and territories worldwide represented, 86 per cent voted in favour of adopting the new

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Standard for Energy Upgrade Certificates of Homes released for public comment

July 30, 2013

The Building Performance Institute, Inc.’s (BPI)  BPI-2101-S-2013: Standard Requirements for a Certificate of Completion for Residential Energy Efficiency Upgrades is available for public comment until August 6, 2013, and will soon be published as a BPI standard. BPI-2101 identifies a standard

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Search is on for most innovative HVAC/R and plumbing products

July 25, 2013

Entries now being accepted for the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards.

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Early bird gets to the MCAC 72nd annual conference for less

July 16, 2013

Deadline to save on registration is less than three weeks away.

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British Columbia adopts National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings

June 21, 2013

British Columbia has officially adopted the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 2011, which will take effect in December of this year. While British Columbia is the first to adopt the code, the adoption processes in other jurisdictions

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Enerconcept set to capture broader marketshare

June 13, 2013

Aside from China, the German solar thermal market is the world’s largest and most dynamic thanks to clear and stable energy policies, according to Christian Vachon, Ing., Enerconcept president. After two years of sustained efforts, Enerconcept’s Lubi solar collector and

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2014 AHR Expo in NYC setting a record pace

June 6, 2013

Exhibit space 90 per cent sold, economic indicators strong, say organizers.

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Canadian HVAC industry unites to promote quality HVAC designs and installation

June 3, 2013

Robert Bean, R.E.T., P.L.(Eng.), president, Indoor Climate Consultants Inc. and director, www.healthyheating.com has issued an announcement on behalf of Dr. Karen Somerville of Canadians for Properly Built Homes, and signature trade associations: COHA, HRAI, TECA and CIPH. Bean noted, “I am pleased

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Net Zero gets $4-million boost

May 4, 2013

Project addresses the challenges of NZE in a production housing context.

Jean-Sebastien Simard (l), member of WorldSkills Team Canada, together with his trainer Pierre Payette, were a star attraction at Wolseley's MCEE 2013 booth. Look for more on Jean-Sebastien in HPAC April, online now and coming soon to your mailbox.
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Record crowd for MCEE 2013 (revised numbers)

April 29, 2013

The aisles were busy for the 2013 edition of MCEE with attendance up five per cent, following the success of the 2011 show which recorded an 18 per cent increase. The two-day trade show took place in Montreal on April

Located in the mature Belgravia neighbourhood in the heart of Edmonton at 11536 - 74 Avenue, the Belgravia Green showhome is part of a larger Belgravia Green project involving two additional Net Zero Ready homes.
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Edmonton top green home builder partners with The Holmes Group

April 5, 2013

Effect Home Builders is the recipient of the 2012 Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) National Green Home Award for its Belgravia NetZero Energy Home, a new home that produces as much energy as it consumes. Located at 11536 – 74 Avenue,

Figure 1 System layout: Wood gasification boiler and solar thermal array
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A Great Marriage

April 1, 2013 by John Siegenthaler

How to combine solar collectors and a wood gasification boiler.

At 35 per cent of all visitors, the installation trades represented the largest group amongst the attendees, as they have done in previous years.
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ISH sees increased numbers of visitors from major growth markets

March 26, 2013

In spite of difficult weather conditions, ISH, the world’s largest industrial exhibition for bathroom design, energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning technology, as well as renewable energies, ended with increases in all key benchmark figures. From March 12-16, 2013, 2434 exhibitors compared to

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2013 Green Building Festival to focus on eco-districts

March 26, 2013

The concept of Eco-Districts is taking shape across disciplines as designers, planners, developers, builders, and policy-makers adopt new approaches to urban revitalization and district-scale sustainable development. At the Daniels Spectrum, the Green Building Festival’s new venue at the heart of Toronto’s Regent Park

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ASHRAE offers virtual access to more than 250 presentations

February 5, 2013

Dallas a big draw for winter conference.