Putting Good Design Into PracticeMay 1, 2014 ROD YEOH
Even though it sounds like a system where the pipes are also holding up the building – which is never a good idea – structured plumbing is actually a term used to describe a domestic hot water system designed to…
What’s new in cargo vans?May 1, 2014 by hpac
Options now include office-like features in these high-roof and “old-style” vehicles.
Game changersMay 1, 2014 BILL ROEBUCK
Fuel economy is the new mantra for new and upcoming full-size pickup trucks.
Green building guru awarded the Order of CanadaMarch 1, 2014 PATRICK CALLAN
Stephen Carpenter, founder of Enermodal Engineering in Waterloo, ON – Canada’s largest green buildings consulting firm – has been awarded with the nation’s highest civilian honour: the Order of Canada. A founding father of green building in Canada, Carpenter was recognized…
Know Your TargetMarch 1, 2014 DENIS TANGUAY AND JEFFREY BRAUNSTEIN
Marketing geothermal heat pump systems to residential customers
Setting The StandardMarch 1, 2014 PATRICK CALLAN
Plumbing industry leads harmonization charge
The pressure is onMarch 1, 2014 IAN MCTEER
I thought I would be piloting a flying car by now. At least that is what some of the science and technology magazines said when I was a kid (hint: I was a teenager the last time the Leafs won…
Water reuse: Trends, barriers, and the futureMarch 1, 2014 ROD YEOH
People are starting to realize that water is a precious resource and we have to treat it as such. In a city such as Vancouver, where I live, it can be easy to think that conserving water is an unneeded…
READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: Do Not Go UnprotectedMarch 1, 2014 JOHN SIEGENTHALER
Exposing myths and methods for protecting boilers against flue gas condensation
The path to near net-zero is underfootFebruary 2, 2014 Steve Rohrbaugh
Homes use a significant amount of energy to operate. Depending upon the location, about 63 per cent of that energy may be consumed by space heating according to Natural Resources Canada. Given the continual escalation of greenhouse gas emissions, status…
Embedded systems: A radiant conceptFebruary 2, 2014 Mike Miller
Snow and ice melt basics.
Troubleshooting Pump PerformanceFebruary 2, 2014 Larry Konopacz
Understanding information provided on pump curves by the manufacturer and taking some simple gauge readings are a great help for analyzing pumped system problems.
Heat Pump PlusFebruary 2, 2014 John Siegenthaler
How to combine an air-to-water heat pump with a boiler (Part II).
Why And How To Do Radiant CoolingFebruary 2, 2014 Robert Bean
“Have you ever considered that most naysayers of hybrid radiant-based HVAC systems say the problem is that you need two systems, one for comfort and one for ventilation; and yet many ventilation experts agree that independent ventilation systems are preferred – go figure.”
Maximize your visit to CMPX 2014February 1, 2014 by hpac
Sessions, exhibits, van contest and Tool Take-away – the program is jammed for this mechanicals show.
Restroom superstarsFebruary 1, 2014 by hpac
Known for its spotless reputation, eco-friendly design, and geothermal heating and cooling technologies, the Valleyview Shell Super Station in northern Alberta has won Cintas’ Canada’s Best Restroom Contest in 2013. The 8350-ft.2 convenience store serves between 2000 to 2500 customers…
High-performance commercial restroom fixturesFebruary 1, 2014 Kris Alderson
Next-generation technologies address demands of building management, front-line plumbing staff and end-users.
Pay Now Or Pay LaterFebruary 1, 2014 by hpac
Pension reform presents a dilemma with serious political and social ramifications.
Strategy MattersFebruary 1, 2014 Robert Bean
Our view of construction stands in the way of good buildings.
Ontario, Quebec hit hardest by prolonged propane shortagesFebruary 1, 2014 Patrick Callan
Perplexed by PEX scenarioFebruary 1, 2014 Kerry Turner
I sometimes get asked how I come up with ideas for this column. Editors in all markets approach their editorials in different ways. When it comes to determining subject matter, I generally avoid walking you through the issue’s content. It…
For Better Or For Worse…R-22 RIPFebruary 1, 2014 DAVE DEMMA
Now, the moment you have all been waiting for…the nuts and bolts of refrigerant conversion. (Part III – the finale).
Fleet Tracking: A Boost To Mobile IntelligenceDecember 1, 2013 RYAN DRISCOLL
Global Positioning System (GPS) fleet tracking is the technology that allows business owners and fleet managers to use location intelligence to improve fleet operations. It is designed to make businesses with mobile assets more effective and efficient, while cutting costs…
A Gift Worth GivingDecember 1, 2013 KERRY TURNER
Harnessing the Power of the InternetDecember 1, 2013 BRAD EDWARDS
Three ways to help build your business online
Worth A Closer LookDecember 1, 2013 PATRICK CALLAN
Are there opportunities for mechanical contractors in home inspection?
Glancing BlowDecember 1, 2013 JOHN SIEGENTHALER
Working with the incident angle modifier.
Beating Growth GridlockDecember 1, 2013 HANK BULMASH
Understanding what your business can and cannot do.
Radiant Loop Layout PatternsDecember 1, 2013 MIKE MILLER
A review of radiant loop layout patterns with their differences, as they best represent the heat distribution into spaces with different heat loss characteristics.
Building BlocksDecember 1, 2013 PATRICK CALLAN
Hydronics supplier joins effort to educate children in developing nations.