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Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017 online registration open now

April 20, 2017

John Siegenthaler, Robert Bean and friends team up once again for hydronics only event.

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New provider of Dollars to $ense training

August 15, 2016

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) is now the sole licensee for delivering all the Dollars to $ense (D2$) training workshops across Canada. This licence also includes the possibility of offering the workshops internationally through CIET’s sister-company the International

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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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Seasons Greetings to our readers

December 17, 2015

The team at HPAC wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year!

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Ontario Geothermal Association firms up AGM keynote

December 17, 2015

The Honourable Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change will speak at February conference.

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Charges to be laid in Toronto for disabling a carbon monoxide alarm

December 1, 2015

The City of Toronto’s Fire Services will charge the owner of a home for allegedly disabling a carbon monoxide alarm. The decision follows an incident last week that sent three people to hospital. The Ontario Fire Code prohibits disabling carbon

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Understanding, measuring and interpreting results

December 1, 2015 by FRANK HEALY

From minor control trips to compressor and transformer failures, harmonics can impact every type of HVAC equipment.

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Water conservation in commercial apps

December 1, 2015 by AMIN DELAGAH

The hot-water-conserving equipment and fixtures in a commercial kitchen are pivotal to an optimized hot water system.

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Historic home gets federally-funded HVAC reno

December 1, 2015 by BETH MCKAY

Retrofitting the first prime minister’s 19th century home has its challenges.

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Ian Storey recognized for his contribution to energy efficiency

November 25, 2015

Bright Business Awards highlight energy efficiency in Nova Scotia.

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Aqua-Tech welcomes new staff to its team

October 30, 2015

Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. has announced a number of additions to its team. Daniel Blowes has recently joined the company as a technical support/customer service representative. Blowes has relocated back to Canada from a career in the electronics distribution

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Long time NEBB board member named president

October 28, 2015

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) has named Jean-Paul Leblanc, NEBB CP, as its 2015-2016 president. This announcement was made at the board of directors’ meeting in mid October. Leblanc is the owner and president of Hydrauliques R&O Services Inc.,

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CMPX organizers report near sell-out of 2016 event

October 22, 2015

With five months left until the doors open at CMPX on March 16, 17 and 18, 2016, organizers report that the show floor is nearly sold out. “CMPX, the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition, has consistently been a sold out

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White House announces suite of private sector commitments to HFC reductions

October 20, 2015

On October 15, 2015, the White House announced a suite of new private-sector commitments and executive actions that will reduce the use and emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The White House also recognized the progress that has been made against the

Dennis Costello (l) of Flocor and Jon Leeson of Desco hosted the gala, which happened to take place in the throes of Blue Jays mania, and on the same evening as a pairing of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadians. Costello and Leeson leveraged the sports theme to ramp up the excitement and guests were more than game to follow their lead.
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Tandem galas mark Deschenes’ 75th

October 8, 2015

As a finale to its year-long slate of activities to celebrate its 75th anniversary The Deschenes Group held galas across Canada for the company’s key business partners. Desco hosted its grand gala at Universal Event Space in Vaughan, ON. Close

Alex Lukachko, senior associate at Building Science Consulting Inc. said the newly found skepticism is good because green buildings need to be refined by updated building codes.
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Assessing the current green building juncture

October 6, 2015

Green buildings need to be refined by updated building codes, says speaker at Green Building Festival.

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Trade contractors coalition encouraged by industry support for prompt payment

October 5, 2015

The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) reports that it is encouraged by the outcome of a September 29, 2015, Canadian Construction Association (CCA) National Summit in Toronto, ON, on the issue of cash flow within Canada’s construction industry.

Tom Breen, Noble HVAC Sales Manager - Toronto Region prepares to announce the winners of the prize draw while Ulyana Fedyna, Noble marketing manager, HVAC & Hydronics, spins the drum.
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Noble’s fall kick-off event hits the mark

October 2, 2015

On October 1, the 2015 Noble Red Hot heating show drew contractors from across the GTA to Vaughan, ON for a lively, shoulder-to-shoulder evening with nearly 850 guests in total. The show featured over 45 exhibitors and offered five interactive

During outdoor inspection, check the gas pressure regulator vent. It should be behind the meter and clear of obstructions.
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Déjà vu, all over again

October 1, 2015 by Ian McTeer

HVAC contractors in Canada know very well that the bulk of their time is spent preparing for, or dealing with winter. One of the most important requirements for any heating system is maintenance. Every device, and the distribution system it

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Myths & misconceptions

October 1, 2015 by Tim Keane

Understanding the true nature of outbreaks associated with building potable water systems.

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What Is going on in the world of Supermarket Refrigeration?

October 1, 2015 by Dave Demma

It comes as no surprise to anyone that supermarkets are under pressure to embrace green. As applied to the refrigeration portion of a supermarket this translates into: reduce carbon footprint, lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), reduce refrigerant charge, reduce electrical

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Cross Connection Control Bad And Ugly photo contest wrap up

October 1, 2015 by hpac

In the world of potable water protection and backflow prevention, a certified specialist tester or inspector will find cross connections that are controlled, and in too many cases, a bad cross connection with no control. In a bid to address

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In a field of its own

October 1, 2015 by Robert Bean

Standard practice for evaluating residential indoor air quality concerns.

Heating system design should take into account the replacement of the energy leaking through walls, ceilings, floors and openings in the building envelop.
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Understanding and measuring energy transfer

October 1, 2015 by Gilles Legault

It is crucial to calculate the load when designing a heating system.

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The Annual Construct Canada show is right around the corner

September 30, 2015

The 27th Annual Construct Canada will be held on December 2 to 4, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It is being held simultaneously with the PM Expo, HomeBuilder and Renovator Expo and the World of Concrete Pavilion in

Paul Myers stands in front of the existing acute care tower at Lions Gate Hospital that has been named in his honour. Photo Lions Gate Hospital Foundation
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Owner of Keith Plumbing and Heating makes record breaking donation

September 24, 2015

Paul Myers, owner of Keith Plumbing and Heating Co. Ltd. in North Vancouver recently created a media flurry when he donated $25 million to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation in Vancouver, BC. Myers’ gift, which is the largest single donation made

A grand opening was held recently for the first of 25 Net Zero Energy homes to be built across Canada. Constructed by Reid's Heritage Homes, the home is part of a national demonstration project to prove that Net Zero homes can be built on a community-level scale. Photo Reid's Heritage Homes
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Net Zero home showcases technologies at the community-level

September 23, 2015

Over 400 members of the public showed up at Reid’s Heritage Homes’ grand opening for its newly constructed Net Zero Energy Home in Guelph, ON, on September 19. The Net Zero Discovery Home is the first to be completed as

Damian Warner, Canadian decathlete and Pan Am games gold medalist, speaks at Enercare's grand rebrand event.
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Enercare enters second phase of its grand rebrand

September 17, 2015

On September 16, 2015, Enercare held a grand rebrand event at Exhibition Place in Toronto, ON. The company announced that it is unveiling the second phase of its rebranding efforts with the launch of its first-ever fully integrated mass media

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All things “building”

September 16, 2015

The 27th Construct Canada show will be held December 2 to 4, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It is being held simultaneously with the PM Expo, HomeBuilder and Renovator Expo and the World of Concrete Pavilion in the

Etienne Veilleux, CEO Distech, at the Connecting for the Internet of Things Building conference.
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Connecting for the Internet of Things Building premieres in Toronto

September 15, 2015

Toronto was host to the Connecting for the Internet of Things Building conference today. The informative networking event was held at The Carlu. Various subjects surrounding the importance of moving towards IoT buildings were presented and discussed by representatives of