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The Essential Ingredients

December 1, 2015 by ROBERT BEAN

I am smiling as I write this article because I think we might actually be making progress in the world of kitchen exhaust and make-up air systems. Let me explain. While en route to a recent project meeting I was

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Manitoba Hydro adds labour incentive to drain water heat recovery program

November 9, 2015

Updated… As of April 1, 2016, an amendment to the Manitoba Building Code will mandate the residential use of drain water heat recovery (DWHR) units in new homes. Following an RFQ, Manitoba Hydro announced that EcoInnovation Technologies would supply the

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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In a field of its own

October 1, 2015 by Robert Bean

Standard practice for evaluating residential indoor air quality concerns.

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Mississauga workshop to clarify mandatory OBC performance requirements

February 11, 2015

SkillTech Academy, the training division of The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), is offering a workshop titled Complying with Part 12 of the Ontario Building Code (OBC). Scheduled for April 13, 2015 in Mississauga, ON, the

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Why don’t my floors feel warm?

February 1, 2015 by John Siegenthaler

Simple solutions to avoid the dilemma of unfulfilled customer expectations.

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CIPH and HRAI present the big economic picture

January 9, 2015

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) have released their January 2015 co-branded quarterly economic review titled The Outlook (see Documents at right). Produced in conjunction with Altus

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Action plan for Net Zero Energy housing in Canada moves forward

January 8, 2015

CHBA announces members of NZE Housing Council.

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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:

Peter Norman, Altus Group and author of CIPH's Quarterly Economic Review, provided an overview of trends in the Canadian housing market at CIPH's ON Region business meeting on October 1, 2014 at the Mississauga Convention Centre in Mississauga, ON.
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Lukewarm housing market served up at CIPH Ontario Region business meeting

October 2, 2014

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) hosted its first of three Ontario Region business meeting’s for the 2014-15 season on October 1 in Mississauga, ON at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Seventy-five CIPH members were on hand for the business

Article Health & SafetyHeating

Take A List – Check It Twice

October 1, 2014 by hpac

Step-by-step annual servicing of gas appliances.

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Cross-border energy efficiency challenge slated for 2015

September 10, 2014

Residential rating considers vents, ductwork, HVAC systems, water heating and controls

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Samsung Electronics in acquisition mode

September 8, 2014

Enters smart home market; buys Quietside HVAC

BC Safety Authority is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment.
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BC Safety Authority invites stakeholder feedback

August 4, 2014

Consultation opens re fee increases and fee structure changes

Kohler's Preserve stainless steel sinks are engineered with a scratch resistant surface that wipes clean. For more photos and descriptions of the latest kitchen offerings, visit www.hpacmag.com March 2014 digital edition, p118.
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Kitchen trends in 2014

March 6, 2014

Contemporary design to ‘steel’ top spot

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Good news for Yukon residents as Good Energy Rebate Program is extended

March 5, 2014

The Yukon’s Good Energy Rebate Program, which includes incentives for water efficient toilets, solar water heaters, drain water heat recovery systems (DWHRS) and heating appliances, has been extended to March 31, 2015. Originally slated to end March 15, 2014, rebates

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Know Your Target


Marketing geothermal heat pump systems to residential customers

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Toronto accepts e-mails for building permits, expands residential Fastrack program

February 10, 2014

The City of Toronto Building Division is now accepting e-mail submissions for customers applying for a number of building, mechanical and plumbing permits by e-mail. The division has also expanded the list of projects eligible for the residential Fastrack program,

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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.


A Gift Worth Giving

December 1, 2013 by KERRY TURNER


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New date for Ride for Habitat

May 24, 2013

The Ride for Habitat, originally scheduled for June 8, 2013, has been rescheduled to September. The new date is expected to allow more riders to participate and give the organizers and sponsors a greater opportunity to promote the event and

Located in the mature Belgravia neighbourhood in the heart of Edmonton at 11536 - 74 Avenue, the Belgravia Green showhome is part of a larger Belgravia Green project involving two additional Net Zero Ready homes.
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Edmonton top green home builder partners with The Holmes Group

April 5, 2013

Effect Home Builders is the recipient of the 2012 Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) National Green Home Award for its Belgravia NetZero Energy Home, a new home that produces as much energy as it consumes. Located at 11536 – 74 Avenue,

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Start your engines for the BC Ride for Habitat

June 20, 2012

After two successful rides in Ontario and a third annual ride taking place on July 21, 2012, the “Ride for Habitat” is coming to the West Coast. The BC ride will be held on August 24, 2012. All funds raised

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Improved energy benchmarks for LEED Canada for Homes

May 30, 2012

Improved energy benchmarks for LEED Canada for Homes take effect August 1, 2012. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is making the move following a survey it conducted in winter 2012. The new minimum for energy performance in the LEED Canada

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Workshop: Complying with Part 12 of the Ontario Building Code

April 27, 2012

Effective January 1, 2012, all Ontario homes must be designed to meet the performance level equal to a rating of 80 or more when evaluated in accordance with the EnerGuide Rating System or conform to Supplementary Standard SB-12 referenced in

Mould is one of the major complaints that will prompt a call to a residential IAQ specialist. Photo iStockphoto
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Overcoming Hurdles

April 1, 2012 by Don Fugler

Professionals discuss the potential in residential investigations.

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R-2000 Energy-Efficiency Standard gets a facelift

February 16, 2012

The Honourable Gordon O’Connor, Minister of State and MP for Carleton–Mississippi Mills, on behalf of the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, and Ron Olson, President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, launched the new 2012 R-2000 Standard today.