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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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HVAC in the 21st Century

May 13, 2016 by Ian McTeer

With the prime HVAC sales season starting in earnest now, it is important to remember that air conditioning contractors must be committed to providing the best possible comfort along with the most efficient cooling systems. But here is the thing:

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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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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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In a field of its own

October 1, 2015 by Robert Bean

Standard practice for evaluating residential indoor air quality concerns.

Direct fired make up air unit. Insulated intake air in foreground, supply air in background.
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Multi-purpose means multiple challenges

May 1, 2015 by ROBERT BEAN

Points to consider when designing industrial and commercial systems.

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Climate zone expansion proposed for Energy Standard

December 12, 2014

Addendum w is one of 10 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, opened for public comment on December 5, 2014. The proposed addendum closes for review January 19, 2015. To comment or

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Safety, Savings and Sustainability

December 1, 2014 by RON AUVIL

Simple test offers several benefits.

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Be Aware Of Potential Risks

October 1, 2014 by MICHAEL GLASCO

Just how much of a threat is asbestos to mechanical contractors?

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Take A List – Check It Twice

October 1, 2014 by hpac

Step-by-step annual servicing of gas appliances.

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ASHRAE teams up with Indoor Air Quality Association

September 18, 2014

ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) have agreed in principle to join forces, combining resources to improve indoor air quality in the built environment. Pending a three to six month period of due diligence, IAQA will become a

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Global Alliance draws attention to Indoor Environmental Quality

July 11, 2014

A new alliance will serve as a global source for information, guidance and knowledge.

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Johnson Controls to acquire Air Distribution Technologies

April 18, 2014

Johnson Controls has announced it has reached a definitive agreement with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire its Air Distribution Technologies business, an independent provider of air distribution and ventilation products. “This investment expands Johnson Controls’ position in the

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Updated: ASHRAE announces Technology Award recipients

February 10, 2014

 A Canadian cheese factory is among the projects recognized by ASHRAE as innovative buildings in its Technology Awards program. The awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design. Their designs incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy

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Strategy Matters

February 1, 2014 by Robert Bean

Our view of construction stands in the way of good buildings.

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Possible air pressure switch failure prompts action

January 29, 2014

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and U.S. Boiler Company.

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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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ASHRAE, IAQA sign Memorandum of Understanding in Vancouver

October 31, 2013

A memorandum of understanding signed on October 15, 2013, during ASHRAE’s IAQ 2013 Conference held in Vancouver, BC, ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) commits the organizations to working together in the areas of consistent leadership communication, chapter collaboration,


Ignore Pressure Differentials At Your Peril

June 1, 2013 by Robert Bean

The unintended consequences of monster-size range hoods.

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NADCA releases standard for assessment, cleaning, and restoration of HVAC systems

March 27, 2013

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), a not-for-profit trade association serving the HVAC inspection, maintenance and restoration industry, has released 2013 ACR: The NADCA Standard. It provides information for: assessing new and existing HVAC systems;  evaluating and verifying the

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One contractor will be the lucky winner of test products

March 26, 2013

Testo, Inc.’s 2013 Ultimate Contractor Collection Giveaway collection includes a selection of Testo products valued at more than $6,000 and will be awarded to one contractor at the close of the giveaway entry period. Products in the giveaway include the testo

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Free air duct cleaning guide for building operators

March 18, 2013

The NRC Guide on Commercial Air Duct Cleaning, which was developed within the Canadian government’s Clean Air Agenda, is a diagnostic tool that will allow building operators or facility managers to assess whether duct cleaning work was successfully and appropriately performed in terms


Growing Your Business: Particulate Profiling

November 1, 2012 by Colin Plastow

The merits of offering IAQ assessments and particulate counts to commercial and residential customers.

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Deadline looming to sign up for radon training

October 18, 2012

Health Canada’s on-going radon outreach and education program is raising awareness within the Canadian public about the potential health effects of radon and as a result, demand is increasing for certified radon measurement and mitigation professionals. This presents an opportunity

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CHES 2013 issues Call for Abstracts

October 9, 2012

Speaker abstracts are being accepted for the 2013 CHES National Conference to be held in Niagara Falls ON, September 22-24, 2013. The deadline for submission is November 15, 2012. The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society conference is being held at the

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Become a Health Canada recommended radon professional

May 14, 2012

Health Canada’s on-going radon outreach and education program is raising awareness within the Canadian public about the potential health effects of radon and as a result, demand will increase for certified radon measurement and mitigation professionals. To assist companies wishing

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Health Canada Addresses Radon In Homes

May 1, 2012 by Robert Bean

Release of radon guide reaffirms mechanical professionals’ leading role in the health and well being of Canadians.

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Free webinar on pending ASHRAE Legionella Standard 188

April 5, 2012

HC Info will offer a free 60-minute webinar, “Success with ASHRAE 188P and Legionella HACCP Water Plans,” on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. ET. ASHRAE Standard 188, scheduled to be released later this year, will require a Legionella HACCP

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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Together Forever

January 1, 2012 by Robert Bean

The influence of building materials, furnishings, finishings and a creative solution involving HVAC and interior design.