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…
Dobbin Sales to distribute Eemax productsOctober 13, 2015
Dobbin Sales Ltd. has announced that it will become the Canadian master distributer of Eemax products on November 1 of this year. Eemax has manufactured electric, tankless water heaters for over 25 years, with products ranging from small 2.4 kW…
Quality, clean and timelessOctober 1, 2015 by Beth McKay
Innovation is the hallmark of today’s bathrooms.
In a field of its ownOctober 1, 2015 by Robert Bean
Standard practice for evaluating residential indoor air quality concerns.
The Annual Construct Canada show is right around the cornerSeptember 30, 2015
The 27th Annual Construct Canada will be held on December 2 to 4, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It is being held simultaneously with the PM Expo, HomeBuilder and Renovator Expo and the World of Concrete Pavilion in…
Net Zero home showcases technologies at the community-levelSeptember 23, 2015
Over 400 members of the public showed up at Reid’s Heritage Homes’ grand opening for its newly constructed Net Zero Energy Home in Guelph, ON, on September 19. The Net Zero Discovery Home is the first to be completed as…
SBD employees participate in Habitat buildAugust 18, 2015
Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area’s Adopt-a-Day Program attracted participation by 20 Stanley Black & Decker Canada employees in a home build in Brampton, ON, on August 18. After the day on the site, the DEWALT and Stanley tools used…
How To Deal With Ramped Up LoadsAugust 1, 2015 by hpac
Jevons’ paradox is alive and well in high performance homes.
The case for residential sprinkler systemsAugust 1, 2015 by Steve Goldie
There is a dual benefit to adding fire protection system installation to your service offering.
SimplificationAugust 1, 2015 by John Siegenthaler
Systems do not have to be complex to be sophisticated.
Seminars to clarify Alberta codes and National Energy CodeJuly 7, 2015
The new Alberta Building Code 2014 and Alberta Fire Code 2014 are now in effect. The 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings, as well as the energy efficiency requirements for housing and small buildings (Section 9.36 of the Building Code),…
UPDATED: Winnipeg firm first in Canada to win Carrier’s highest awardMay 22, 2015
Provincial Heating & Cooling Inc. of Winnipeg, MB has the distinction of being the first Canadian Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer to claim Carrier’s President’s Award. The annual award recognizes dealers who exemplify the brand’s model for operational excellence, business effectiveness…
OBC Amendments allow mid-rise wood-frame construction in OntarioMarch 4, 2015
On January 1, 2015, new Ontario Building Code (OBC) amendments became effective that increase the permitted height of residential (Group C) and office buildings (Group D) wood-frame buildings from four to six storeys. These buildings will feature several additional safety…
Mississauga workshop to clarify mandatory OBC performance requirementsFebruary 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…
A little math goes a long wayFebruary 1, 2015 by Lance MacNevin
What you need to know about the financial reality of operating snow and ice melt systems.
Heat loss/heat gain considerationsFebruary 1, 2015 by Robert Bean
When I joined ASHRAE in 1990, I did not imagine that 25 years later HVAC equipment would be selected and installed in the absence of a heat loss and gain calculation. It is like bad reruns on late night television;…
Action plan for Net Zero Energy housing in Canada moves forwardJanuary 8, 2015
CHBA announces members of NZE Housing Council.
Opportunity for public input on CSA-A770 set to expireDecember 9, 2014
See what the residential mechanical system focus will be for home inspectors.
North Vancouver commits to sustainable buildingNovember 10, 2014
Zoning bylaw changes expand opportunities for green technologies
Energy efficiency requirements for houses set to change in BCNovember 5, 2014
Organization offers illustrated guides
BC Safety Authority concludes consultation on feesOctober 13, 2014
BC Safety Authority has concluded its consultation on fees and recently approved the changes to its 2015 to 2017 fee schedules. The approved changes to take effect on January 12, 2015 are: an average three per cent per annum increase in…
Take A List – Check It TwiceOctober 1, 2014 by hpac
Step-by-step annual servicing of gas appliances.
BC Safety Authority invites stakeholder feedbackAugust 4, 2014
Consultation opens re fee increases and fee structure changes
$20 million up for grabs from home energy retrofit programMarch 27, 2014
Pilot water and energy efficiency program launches in Toronto
Kitchen trends in 2014March 6, 2014
Contemporary design to ‘steel’ top spot
Toronto accepts e-mails for building permits, expands residential Fastrack programFebruary 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,…
Co-operative launches CO monitor give away with maintenance signupFebruary 5, 2014
ClimateCare, a co-operative of 35 heating & air conditioning companies across Ontario, recently donated $500 to the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation to raise awareness of carbon monoxide (CO) dangers and to promote compulsory CO monitors in all homes. John Gignac, founder of the Foundation and…
Unico partnership enables entry to mini-split HVAC marketJanuary 23, 2014
Unico, Inc. announced at AHR that it has a new product offering through its partnership with Italian manufacturer Argoclima. Unico’s small-duct, high-velocity central heating and air conditioning system will work in conjunction with the manufacturer’s Technibel split system and outdoor inverter unit. According…
Making houses homesJanuary 21, 2014
The 2014 First Nations Northern Housing Conference Builders Challenge focuses on plumbing.
Built Green Canada expands national presenceJanuary 16, 2014
Built Green Canada is expanding into Saskatchewan and Manitoba, effective February 2014. Founded in 2003, the organization also has representation in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario. Built Green Canada is based out of Edmonton, AB. The expansion addresses the growing demand for responsible…