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.
Discover New Opportunities With Linear Shower DrainsDecember 1, 2013 ERIC CARSON
In the ultra-competitive world of architectural building products it is remarkable that manufacturers and designers can continue to create and develop new ones. But somehow there always seems to be another lightning-hot product or system that jolts the building design…
For Better Or For Worse…R-22 RIPDecember 1, 2013 DAVE DEMMA
The nuts and bolts of choosing a suitable refrigerant replacement. (Part II).
The Lowdown On Low LeadDecember 1, 2013 PATRICK CALLAN
CIPH’s Ontario meeting focuses on low lead changes, coordinating Canada-U.S. stand.
Golden Touch For ScheidemanOctober 1, 2013 Patrick Callan
Alberta native takes home top prize in refrigeration and air conditioning category at WorldSkills.
Innovative Conversion Program Targets HCFC-22 RinksOctober 1, 2013 Luc Boily
The City of Montreal has been moving forward with a cooling system conversion program for rinks still using HCFC-22 refrigerant. This motivated in part by the pressures of the Montreal Protocol, which will result in the phase out of HCFC-22…
Summit Offers View Into Future Of HydronicsOctober 1, 2013 by hpac
Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning (HPAC) magazine’s inaugural trade show, Modern Hydronics The Summit, offered a rich conference program, a strong line up of speakers, and an array of leading HVAC manufacturers and suppliers. The event garnered an overwhelming response as more…
Building Code Changes A Vanguard For DWHR SystemsOctober 1, 2013 Patrick Callan
Manufacturers are hopeful that the rest of Canada will follow Ontario’s lead.