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Water conservation in commercial apps

December 1, 2015 by AMIN DELAGAH

The hot-water-conserving equipment and fixtures in a commercial kitchen are pivotal to an optimized hot water system.

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Dunbarton named ‘greenest school on earth’

April 17, 2015

Dunbarton High School in Pickering, ON is top class when it comes to green initiatives.

From left to right, Robert Cenedese, Tom Popovich, Phil Rempel and Mark Swain, all of Rocky Point Engineering with Kai Mark of Equipco Ltd.
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School retrofit puts first Canadian firm in the running for trip

March 4, 2015

A boiler plant upgrade for Martha Currie Elementary School in Surrey, BC, has put Rocky Point Engineering Ltd. in the winners’ circle and in the running for the grand prize in Caleffi’s Excellence contest. Rocky Point Engineering is the first

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.

The first requirement for the design of plumbing systems within a correctional facility, no matter what type, is the need to ensure that systems are heavy duty and robust enough to withstand a lot of abuse.
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Prison-Proof Design

October 1, 2014 by ROD YEOH

Correctional facilities bring a unique set of challenges.

Green Turtle has offices in Charlotte, NC and Toronto, ON and employs approximately 100 people.
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Zurn expands portfolio of internal grease and oil interceptors

April 25, 2014

Acquisition allows manufacturer to move into fast-growing, non-residential market segments

The winning team from Conestoga College, (from left to right) Dan Marshall, Andrew Joseph, Kristina Taylor, Zeshan Anjum, Numair Khan Uppal and Santina Alagia.
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CIPH announces winners of Most Water Wise School Competition, commits to sponsoring annual competition

March 11, 2014

Conestoga engineering students take first place in first ever challenge

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CIPH challenges Canadian students to make their schools more water wise

November 15, 2013

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) has launched Canada’s Most Water Wise School Competition, which offers the opportunity for students across Canada to develop a case study submission that details how their school can conserve and use water wisely.

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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.

Each workstation has its own water heater.
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Simple system garners big savings

June 1, 2013 by Luc Boily

Knowing that drinking water is not a boundless resource, a group of plumbing and heating teachers involved in the eastern Montreal vocational training school Centre Daniel-Johnson* developed a water-conserving system for the workstations. Daniel Savard, a plumbing and heating instructor

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Significant increases in construction intentions in Toronto and Edmonton

May 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

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Positive outlook for Ontario construction industry

March 7, 2013

Contractors expect to conduct more ICI business in the coming year.

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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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Ontario government seeking input on fire safety changes

January 15, 2013

Proposed changes to increase fire protection in retirement homes and care facilities.

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Registration opens for Montreal balancing and commissioning conference

January 4, 2013

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) will hold its 2013 Annual Conference in Montreal at the Hyatt Regency, marking the first time the conference has been held outside the U.S. The conference agenda features industry experts who will be addressing

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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