HVAC

Alberta students well placed to enjoy good IAQ

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Alberta students well placed to enjoy good IAQ

Canadian buildings account for nearly two-thirds of the Clean Air Awards that the U.S. based National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) has bestowed for 2017.
Ignition risks of flammable refrigerants

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Ignition risks of flammable refrigerants probed

Refrigerant leaks could be particularly problematic in reach-in or walk-in coolers since flammable concentrations could build in these confined spaces and disperse outward when the door is opened.
energy efficient

REMI Network

Boosting energy efficient upgrades may lower energy demand

Energy efficient improvements could help Canada reduce its energy consumption by up to 15 per cent by 2035.
indoor air quality

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Forest fires pose indoor air quality challenge

Indoor air quality specialists concur that larger commercial buildings are among the better places to be when outdoor conditions are compromised since HVAC systems typically incorporate air filtration.
disinfection

REMI Network

Kiko Water Systems wins Green Building Product of the Year

CaGBC presented Kiko Water Systems with the 2017 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year Award for their Water Systems Cartridges.
humidifier

REMI Network

How to restore and prolong steam-generating humidifier performance

Keeping humidifiers clean and operating at peak performance is also essential for maintaining optimal air quality for indoor environments.
HVAC Design

REMI Network

Balancing Tenant Comfort and HVAC Design

If an HVAC system is well-designed, with proper air quality and air flow, tenants will be satisfied and property managers will field fewer complaints.
schools

REMI Network

Northern Ont. schools get $300-mill for repairs

Ontario is investing $300 million over the next two years to repair schools across Northern Ontario.
Scarborough

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Toronto schools to receive $297-mil investment

Toronto-area schools will be receiving an additional $297 million from the province over the next two years to repair and renew buildings in Scarborough and other
ASHRAE

REMI Network

2016 ASHRAE Handbook targets HVAC systems

Revisions to the majority of chapters in a new 2016 ASHRAE Handbook include major updates related to thermal storage and district heating and cooling.
refrigerant

REMI Network

AHRI changes refrigerant paint colours

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute has announced major changes to refrigerant paint colour designations.
pipes

REMI Network

Repair Pipes Without Disrupting Residents

Repair Pipes Without Disrupting Residents
energy efficient

Canadian Property Management

How to maximize a building system’s life cycle

The longevity of a building system depends on many factors, but a preventative maintenance program is a key step in prolonging the equipment's life cycle.
ASHRAE

Canadian Facility Management & Design

ASHRAE grant funds HVAC&R student research

ASHRAE has announced the recipients of its Graduate Student Grant-In-Aid Award Program, designed to encourage HVAC&R students to continue their education to help prepare themselves
ASHRAE

CondoBusiness

Enercare acquires HVAC services and repair firm

Enercare Inc., a Canadian home and commercial services and energy solutions company, has announced a wholly-owned subsidiary of its Enercare Solutions Inc. will acquire SEHAC
canada_us

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Energy efficiency standards to follow U.S. lead

Forthcoming updates to product performance requirements will be the first regulatory amendments since Natural Resources Canada and the U.S. Department of Energy signed an agreement aimed at harmonizing the two counties' energy efficiency standards and test procedures for rating equipment efficiency.
preventative maintenance program

REMI Network

New ASHRAE guide addresses cold climates

ASHRAE has recently published its “Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide,” to help designers face particular challenges of buildings in colder locales.