Indoor Air Quality
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…
HVAC in the 21st CenturyMay 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:…
Charges to be laid in Toronto for disabling a carbon monoxide alarmDecember 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…
The Essential IngredientsDecember 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…
In a field of its ownOctober 1, 2015 by Robert Bean
Standard practice for evaluating residential indoor air quality concerns.
Multi-purpose means multiple challengesMay 1, 2015 by ROBERT BEAN
Points to consider when designing industrial and commercial systems.
Climate zone expansion proposed for Energy StandardDecember 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…
Safety, Savings and SustainabilityDecember 1, 2014 by RON AUVIL
Simple test offers several benefits.
Be Aware Of Potential RisksOctober 1, 2014 by MICHAEL GLASCO
Just how much of a threat is asbestos to mechanical contractors?
Take A List – Check It TwiceOctober 1, 2014 by hpac
Step-by-step annual servicing of gas appliances.
ASHRAE teams up with Indoor Air Quality AssociationSeptember 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…
Global Alliance draws attention to Indoor Environmental QualityJuly 11, 2014
A new alliance will serve as a global source for information, guidance and knowledge.
Johnson Controls to acquire Air Distribution TechnologiesApril 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…
Updated: ASHRAE announces Technology Award recipientsFebruary 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…
Strategy MattersFebruary 1, 2014 by Robert Bean
Our view of construction stands in the way of good buildings.
Possible air pressure switch failure prompts actionJanuary 29, 2014
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and U.S. Boiler Company.
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…
ASHRAE, IAQA sign Memorandum of Understanding in VancouverOctober 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 PerilJune 1, 2013 by Robert Bean
The unintended consequences of monster-size range hoods.
NADCA releases standard for assessment, cleaning, and restoration of HVAC systemsMarch 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…
One contractor will be the lucky winner of test productsMarch 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…
Free air duct cleaning guide for building operatorsMarch 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 ProfilingNovember 1, 2012 by Colin Plastow
The merits of offering IAQ assessments and particulate counts to commercial and residential customers.
Deadline looming to sign up for radon trainingOctober 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…
CHES 2013 issues Call for AbstractsOctober 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…
Become a Health Canada recommended radon professionalMay 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…
Health Canada Addresses Radon In HomesMay 1, 2012 by Robert Bean
Release of radon guide reaffirms mechanical professionals’ leading role in the health and well being of Canadians.
Free webinar on pending ASHRAE Legionella Standard 188April 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…
Overcoming HurdlesApril 1, 2012 by Don Fugler
Professionals discuss the potential in residential investigations.
Together ForeverJanuary 1, 2012 by Robert Bean
The influence of building materials, furnishings, finishings and a creative solution involving HVAC and interior design.