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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

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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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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Sprinkler system pros prep for retrofit business

October 30, 2013

Seminar deals with standards and technical requirements of impending Ontario Vulnerable Occupancies legislation.

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ASHRAE Publishes Second Edition of Hospital Design Manual

April 22, 2013

A recently published manual from ASHRAE provides guidance on addressing issues with health care HVAC systems for mechanical and consulting engineers, designers, architects, facility managers, infection control personal, maintenance staff, contractors, developers and code accreditation and licensure officials. HVAC Design Manual for

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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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

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.

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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

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MCAC heads to the magic isle

May 22, 2012

The Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) of Canada will hold its 71st annual conference in Maui, HI on November 12-15, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa. Education session topics include labour composite rates, and improving profitability and productivity. The

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Report reveals positive program results

April 29, 2012

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada) has released the English version of its third annual BOMA BESt (Building Environmental Standards) program Energy and Environmental Report (referred to as BBEER). The report offers relevant and timely information

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Online presentations available for the 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings

March 19, 2012

Free online presentations explaining the major technical requirements in the 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) are now available on the National Codes website. These presentations, which replace the cross-country seminars traditionally offered during past model code