New provider of Dollars to $ense trainingAugust 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…
Dobbin Sales to distribute Eemax productsOctober 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…
Connecting for the Internet of Things Building premieres in TorontoSeptember 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…
Improving distribution system efficiencyMarch 1, 2015 by Amin Delagah
Part II in a series dealing with restaurant hot water systems.
Research project to provide concrete numbers on radiant performanceFebruary 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…
A little math goes a long wayFebruary 1, 2015 by Lance MacNevin
What you need to know about the financial reality of operating snow and ice melt systems.
Navien Heating Boiler line headed to CanadaNovember 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:…
Anatomy of a single-zone systemOctober 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,…
Emerson Climate aims to be “go-to” company for CO2June 8, 2014
Patenaude to head up new initiative.
Mike Miller joins Taco CanadaApril 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…
A look at the refrigerant landscapeFebruary 20, 2014
Half-day symposium focuses on natural refrigerants
High-performance commercial restroom fixturesFebruary 1, 2014 by Kris Alderson
Next-generation technologies address demands of building management, front-line plumbing staff and end-users.
Call for presentations on geothermal business and policyJanuary 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…
Ventilex awarded contract for Deloitte Tower ventilation and ACJanuary 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…
The path to zeroJanuary 20, 2014
Zero net energy buildings are a growing trend in the commercial building industry.
2014 Construction ForecastDecember 23, 2013
Despite economic bumps in the road and regional disparities, Canadian construction remains feisty, according to On-Site feature.
Clock winding down on SaskEnergy Commercial Boiler ProgramNovember 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…
Phase 2 of Drainline Transport Study set to goNovember 8, 2013
Information sought on commercial building drainline blockages attributed to installation or retrofit of high efficiency toilets.
Robust speaker lineup for Ontario geothermal conferenceOctober 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…
DOE rooftop challenge winners offer energy, cost savingsOctober 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…
ASHRAE expands building energy labeling programJune 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…
Significant increases in construction intentions in Toronto and EdmontonMay 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…
How To Avoid IT System FailuresApril 1, 2013 by Eddie Stevenson
Prevent equipment overheating in server rooms using ceiling-mount spot air conditioners.
Positive outlook for Ontario construction industryMarch 7, 2013
Contractors expect to conduct more ICI business in the coming year.
Advancing energy efficient and sustainable solutionsMarch 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…
Movin’ AirMarch 1, 2013 by Erin Hsu
Destratification can resolve a number of heating and air quality issues.
READER FAVOURITE FROM HPAC’S ARCHIVE: Formulas For SuccessFebruary 1, 2013 by Robert Bean
Solve the mean radiant temperature problems to solve building energy problems.
In The LoopFebruary 1, 2013 by Mike Miller
Radiant system design and performance a key factor in meeting LEED requirements.
Bradley Corp. acquires KeltechJanuary 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…
Danfoss expands its compressor portfolioJanuary 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…