Ramping Up System PerformanceAugust 2, 2014 MARK NORRIS
How do you determine the efficiency of the heating system that you are recommending to a customer? It is an important question that comes up regularly, but there is no simple answer. The simple answer would be the published boiler…
HYDRONIC CONTROLS: Less Is MoreAugust 2, 2014 MIKE MILLER
Get the flow you want, where and when you want it.
Cooling Options For Hydronic ApplicationsAugust 2, 2014 MIKE BUTLER
Cooling in a hydronic heating environment suggests that the heating is already present. In the perfect total system design, heat is delivered from the floor and cooling from the ceiling or high wall. This approach also carries the potential to…
Complex Times Call For Basic MeasuresAugust 2, 2014 STEVE GOLDIE
I love how Mother Nature every now and again gives us a good old fashioned smack down, just to remind us who is really boss. The ice storms eastern Canada experienced this past winter are a good example, leaving hundreds…
Avoid Unfortunate SurprisesAugust 1, 2014 ADAM MEDDAUGH
Freeze protection methods for AC chillers and suggestions to minimize impacts on system performance.
Integrating Elements To Improve ComfortAugust 1, 2014 Robert Bean
Design wholeness can be achieved by proficiency in energy, environmental standards and guidelines.
CIPH 82nd ABC – Elevating Our PassionAugust 1, 2014 by hpac
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) welcomed more than 250 delegates at its 82nd Annual Business Conference from June 22-24 in Kelowna, BC, held at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre.Senior executives, industry professionals and representatives…
COHA National Symposium-Elect To Make A DifferenceAugust 1, 2014 by hpac
The Canadian Oil Heat Association (COHA) held its annual symposium, Cleaner Heat, in Ottawa on June 18-19, 2014. Market challenges and a need for rejuvenation have prompted many changes within the association over the past year. Stephen Koch, COHA’s president…
EVENTS: 11th IEA Heat Pump ConferenceAugust 1, 2014 by hpac
Montreal was the host city of the 11th International Energy Agency (IEA) Heat Pump Conference, held May 12 to 15, 2014. Heat pump professionals from Canada and around the world gathered at the Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth to learn about…
Ontario’s Proposed Provincial Pension Plan – Does It Make Sense?August 1, 2014 Hank Bulmash
In 2011, Kathleen Wynne started to promote the idea of an expanded Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The federal Conservative government totally rejected the concept. The Ontario Liberals responded by putting forward the idea of a made-in-Ontario pension. At first, most…
Rockin’ and Rollin’August 1, 2014 Rod Yeoh with Fadi Ghorayeb
Considerations when designing a building to withstand a seismic event.
READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: Faucet Trends for 2014June 2, 2014 by hpac
As many of our readers will remember, in our last edition (March 2014) we looked at kitchens trends for 2014 in the article Contemporary Design to ‘Steel’ Top Spot. As the title suggests, contemporary design is predicted to be the…
READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: New Technology Enters The Residential MixJune 2, 2014 IAN MCTEER
Are you ready for home automation and its implications for your business?
READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: A New Era For E-mail MarketingJune 2, 2014 MARK EVANS
Canada’s anti-spam legislation and what it means to you
READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: Pressure-regulating Valves: The BasicsJune 2, 2014 DAVE DEMMA
It is likely that we have all had firsthand experience with someone who has a compulsive need to control all aspects of his or her own life, such that he or she often views others (particularly those closest) as attempting…
READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: An Integrated Hydronic AlternativeJune 2, 2014 ROBERT BEAN
It has always made some sense that if you use hydronics to provide space heating, you ought to also use it for generating domestic hot water. This is especially true if space heating loads exceed domestic water loads and especially…
READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: The Wide World Of Hydraulic SeparationJune 2, 2014 JOHN SIEGENTHALER
Several methods to achieve the same results.
Learning model a good fit for skilled tradesMay 1, 2014 Patrick Callan
Masters Challenge winner instrumental in partnering of institutions.
Reduce doorway energy lossesMay 1, 2014 Stephen Benes
Air curtains may be a niche for commercial contractors.
Digital controls optimize performanceMay 1, 2014 ADRIENNE THOMLE
The airside economizers of today bear little resemblance to their predecessors.
Expanding Piping OptionsMay 1, 2014 by hpac
Crosslinked PolyEthylene accepted in revised CSA C448 Standard.
I Need This Controller…May 1, 2014 JOHN SIEGENTHALER
Expanding the possibilities for radiant ceilings with a “year round” controller.
Sleeping With The Enemy To Save The WorldMay 1, 2014 by hpac
The Quest For The Smoking GunMay 1, 2014 DAVID DEMMA
Performing a complete and thorough leak check of all potential leak paths is an art.
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