Have your saySeptember 15, 2014
Public review on proposed changes to the National Model Construction Codes – Fall 2014
Integrating Elements To Improve ComfortAugust 1, 2014 by Robert Bean
Design wholeness can be achieved by proficiency in energy, environmental standards and guidelines.
Global Alliance draws attention to Indoor Environmental QualityJuly 11, 2014
A new alliance will serve as a global source for information, guidance and knowledge.
Putting Good Design Into PracticeMay 1, 2014 by ROD YEOH
Even though it sounds like a system where the pipes are also holding up the building – which is never a good idea – structured plumbing is actually a term used to describe a domestic hot water system designed to…
The Quest For The Smoking GunMay 1, 2014 by DAVID DEMMA
Performing a complete and thorough leak check of all potential leak paths is an art.
Kitchen trends in 2014March 6, 2014
Contemporary design to ‘steel’ top spot
Know Your TargetMarch 1, 2014 by DENIS TANGUAY AND JEFFREY BRAUNSTEIN
Marketing geothermal heat pump systems to residential customers
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…
A Gift Worth GivingDecember 1, 2013 by KERRY TURNER
Public review on proposed changes to the National Model Construction CodesNovember 4, 2013
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites Code users and stakeholders to participate in the review of proposed changes to the following National Model Construction Codes: National Building Code of Canada 2010 (NBC); National Fire Code of Canada 2010…
Robust speaker lineup for Ontario geothermal conferenceOctober 31, 2013
The Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) is holding its 2013 Conference and AGM on November 14 and 15 at Hockley Valley Resort in Orangeville, ON. Speakers include Andrew Pride of the Ontario Power Authority, Martin Luymes of the Heating, Refrigeration and…
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,…
Analysis finds energy-efficiency standards correct market failures, save moneyOctober 24, 2013
Insights from south of the border on consumer purchasing decisions and energy costs.
Summit Offers View Into Future Of HydronicsOctober 1, 2013 by hpac
Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning (HPAC) magazine’s inaugural trade show, Modern Hydronics The Summit, offered a rich conference program, a strong line up of speakers, and an array of leading HVAC manufacturers and suppliers. The event garnered an overwhelming response as more…
Ignore Pressure Differentials At Your PerilJune 1, 2013 by Robert Bean
The unintended consequences of monster-size range hoods.
Sedona Lifestyles the first Holmes approved builder in OntarioMay 5, 2013
Contractor and television personality, Mike Holmes has chosen Sedona Lifestyles as his first building partner in Ontario. The Heights at Marionville, a collection of 13 estate homes in south Mississauga, is their first collaboration and the first Holmes Approved Community in Ontario. Six…
Net Zero gets $4-million boostMay 4, 2013
Project addresses the challenges of NZE in a production housing context.
Flexible housing stands the test of timeMay 3, 2013
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is offering the FlexHousing Pocket Planner, which describes an approach to designing homes that are versatile and flexible, and can be adapted to meet the varying and changing needs of a household. The goal is…
Edmonton top green home builder partners with The Holmes GroupApril 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,…
A Great MarriageApril 1, 2013 by John Siegenthaler
How to combine solar collectors and a wood gasification boiler.
Home builders support Professional Builders Institute and accredited training in BCMarch 26, 2013
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association recently passed a resolution supporting a Professional Builders Institute of BC (PBIBC) and accredited education and training in British Columbia. “CHBA-Victoria brought this resolution to CHBA’s National Conference to get support for the PBIBC and accredited…
2013 Green Building Festival to focus on eco-districtsMarch 26, 2013
The concept of Eco-Districts is taking shape across disciplines as designers, planners, developers, builders, and policy-makers adopt new approaches to urban revitalization and district-scale sustainable development. At the Daniels Spectrum, the Green Building Festival’s new venue at the heart of Toronto’s Regent Park…
Stemming The FlowMarch 1, 2013 by John Siegenthaler
Balancing a recirculating domestic hot water system.
RFS: Trials, Trends and TribulationsMarch 1, 2013 by Mark Evans
An update on the status of residential fire sprinkler fire systems in Canada.
Half-billion dollar residential real estate project gets the go aheadFebruary 28, 2013
La Cite De Mirabel, an urban housing project to be located west of the Laurentian Autoroute at exit 28, will have more than 2000 residential units, including condos, townhouses and tower houses for retirees. Construction is expected to begin this summer. This project…
Renewable Heating Workshop to explore options for Canadian consumersNovember 22, 2012
Solar and geothermal industries work together to explore technology and policy
AtlasCare appoints new presidentNovember 15, 2012
AtlasCare, which is headquartered in Oakville, ON, has announced the appointment of Michael Grochmal as the company’s new president, effective November 1, 2012. “The official appointment has been a long time coming,” said Roger Grochmal who has been president of…
Research program underway to develop exacting home inspection examinationNovember 15, 2012
The Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors of British Columbia – CAHPI(BC) has announced that it is collaborating with the University of British Columbia (UBC) on a research program to develop more rigorous proficiency testing for home inspectors. “CAHPI(BC)…
Groups scrutinize reclaimed water useOctober 31, 2012
Alternative Solutions Guide for Reclaimed Water Reuse, a new Fact Sheet available from Alberta Municipal Affairs, was developed by the Reclaimed Water Working Group. Established by The Government of Alberta, the group is tasked to develop a framework to facilitate…