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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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Dobbin Sales to distribute Eemax products

October 13, 2015

Dobbin Sales Ltd. has announced that it will become the Canadian master distributer of Eemax products on November 1 of this year. Eemax has manufactured electric, tankless water heaters for over 25 years, with products ranging from small 2.4 kW

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

Figure 1 Simple distribution
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Improving distribution system efficiency

March 1, 2015 by Amin Delagah

Part II in a series dealing with restaurant hot water systems.

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Research project to provide concrete numbers on radiant performance

February 27, 2015

The Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at the College of Environmental Design, Berkeley (CED) in California has been awarded three grants totaling $8 million to fund core research in radiant systems and task/ambient approaches to workplace comfort, and research

With advanced controls the SIM system is fully automatic.
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A little math goes a long way

February 1, 2015 by Lance MacNevin

What you need to know about the financial reality of operating snow and ice melt systems.

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Navien Heating Boiler line headed to Canada

November 20, 2014

Korean boiler company Navien will begin selling its NHB (Navien Heating Boiler) series in Canada and the U.S. in the fourth quarter of this year. Suited to residential and light commercial use, the NHB will be offered in four sizes:

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Anatomy of a single-zone system

October 1, 2014 by hpac

When John Raftis, owner of Ivan Armstrong Trucking in Arthus, ON moved forward with a 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse expansion, he decided to go with an in-floor heating system. Raftis wanted a simple system for the insulated steel frame structure,

Andre Patenaude has 30 years of marketing, sales, and technical service experience working directly with end users, contractors, wholesalers and OEMs. He also has significant experience with various refrigeration system architectures, system applications, contractor/installation processes, and component technologies.
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Emerson Climate aims to be “go-to” company for CO2

June 8, 2014

Patenaude to head up new initiative.

HPAC columnist and hydronics advocate Mike Miller has joined Taco Canada.
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Mike Miller joins Taco Canada

April 9, 2014

Taco Canada has announced the appointment of Mike Miller as director, commercial sales. A contributor to HPAC Magazine, he is a member of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) and is currently vice chair of the Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC). A fierce

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A look at the refrigerant landscape

February 20, 2014

Half-day symposium focuses on natural refrigerants

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High-performance commercial restroom fixtures

February 1, 2014 by Kris Alderson

Next-generation technologies address demands of building management, front-line plumbing staff and end-users.

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Call for presentations on geothermal business and policy

January 29, 2014

The 7th Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Business & Policy Forum will be held in Montréal, QC on May 16, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel – The Queen Elizabeth and organizers have issued a call for speakers. The geothermal industry is approaching a

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Ventilex awarded contract for Deloitte Tower ventilation and AC

January 28, 2014

Ventilex Inc. of Saint-Eustache, QC has been awarded a $10-million dollar contract for the design and installation of the ventilation and air conditioning systems in Cadillac Fairview Corporation’s Deloitte Tower in Montreal’s downtown core. Construction began on the 26-storey tower in

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The path to zero

January 20, 2014

Zero net energy buildings are a growing trend in the commercial building industry.

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2014 Construction Forecast

December 23, 2013

Despite economic bumps in the road and regional disparities, Canadian construction remains feisty, according to On-Site feature.

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Clock winding down on SaskEnergy Commercial Boiler Program

November 19, 2013

SaskEnergy’s Commercial Boiler Program is designed to encourage the use of high-efficiency natural gas hydronic space-heating systems and high efficiency variable speed intelligent circulating pumps in commercial new construction and retrofits. This program is available until November 30, 2013. All applications

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Phase 2 of Drainline Transport Study set to go

November 8, 2013

Information sought on commercial building drainline blockages attributed to installation or retrofit of high efficiency toilets.

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Robust speaker lineup for Ontario geothermal conference

October 31, 2013

The Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) is holding its 2013 Conference and AGM on November 14 and 15 at Hockley Valley Resort in Orangeville, ON. Speakers include Andrew Pride of the Ontario Power Authority, Martin Luymes of the Heating, Refrigeration and

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DOE rooftop challenge winners offer energy, cost savings

October 28, 2013

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) found that super-efficient rooftop units reduce energy costs an average of about 41 per cent compared to units in operation today. The newly published report (including a link for builders and others to

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ASHRAE expands building energy labeling program

June 11, 2013

ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient program, which is designed to lower building operating costs and increase value, has been expanded to include the As Designed label. The label rates the building’s potential energy use under standardized condition independent of the building’s

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Significant increases in construction intentions in Toronto and Edmonton

May 7, 2013

According to Statistics Canada, the total value of permits issued in March 2013 was up in 16 of the 34 census metropolitan areas. The largest increases were in Toronto and Edmonton, with Saskatoon a distant third. In Toronto, the advance was largely attributable to commercial and

Figure 1 Condenser and evaporator coil in a single unit
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How To Avoid IT System Failures

April 1, 2013 by Eddie Stevenson

Prevent equipment overheating in server rooms using ceiling-mount spot air conditioners.

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Positive outlook for Ontario construction industry

March 7, 2013

Contractors expect to conduct more ICI business in the coming year.

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Advancing energy efficient and sustainable solutions

March 1, 2013

Danfoss has announced its fourth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition and is now accepting entries for consideration. Launched in 2010, the competition recognizes North American end users, municipalities, building owners and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that have introduced

Large diameter, low speed fans reduced the rate at which Federated Co-operative Ltd.'s warehouse was losing heat.
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Movin’ Air

March 1, 2013 by Erin Hsu

Destratification can resolve a number of heating and air quality issues.

Figure 1 Uniform (l) versus non-uniform (r) environment. Mean radiant temperature (MRT) integrates the non-uniform surface temperatures into a single representative value. Operative temperature then integrates the MRT with the dry-bulb temperature (tdb).
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READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: Formulas For Success

February 1, 2013 by Robert Bean

Solve the mean radiant temperature problems to solve building energy problems.

Exterior design of Welland Toyota results in minimal heat loss.
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In The Loop

February 1, 2013 by Mike Miller

Radiant system design and performance a key factor in meeting LEED requirements.

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Bradley Corp. acquires Keltech

January 24, 2013

Bradley Corporation has purchased the assets of Keltech Incorporated of Delton, MI, and will operate the company as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Keltech manufactures commercial-grade electric tankless hot water systems for applications including industrial plants, hotels, stadiums, food processing and safety. Bradley Corporation

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Danfoss expands its compressor portfolio

January 21, 2013

Danfoss has extended its compressor portfolio up to 200 tons following the full acquisition of Danfoss Turbocor, in which Danfoss has had a 50 per cent owner’s share since 2004. Danfoss Turbocor develops, produces and markets high-efficiency variable speed compressors in the capacity