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Vancity Goes Green With HVAC

By Ted Barker

When Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity) was looking to replace the aging 70 per cent efficient HVAC system at its head office, it brought in SES Consulting and a team of industry suppliers to find a way update and optimize the efficiency of the boiler plant.

The 12-storey, 115,000… Continue Reading


Upsell Ideas for Kitchens and Bathrooms

By Denise Deveau

When quoting a kitchen or bathroom job, more often than not you will put together a quote based on a list of specifications and leave it at that, but a renovation or new build project can be a perfect time to think about pointing out some extra features that customers may be willing to consider… Continue Reading


The Heat is on

By Greg Dalgetty

Since the dawn of time, man has waged an endless war against the elements. In the summer he is too hot; in the winter, too cold. And before long, Old Man Winter will once again have us firmly in his clutches.

So what can contractors expect from the coming heating season? Well, for one thing,… Continue Reading


Ontario chicken farm has the warm and fuzzies

By Trish Holder

Hugh Haverkamp has 35 days to take a barn full of baby chicks from a weight of less than two ounces to five pounds. That not only takes a lot of chicken feed, it takes a lot of heat, especially when you raise more than 500,000 chickens a year.

As a chicken farmer in Listowel, Ont., Haverkamp… Continue Reading


Installation innovations making plumbers’ lives easier

By Denise Deveau

When it comes to bath and kitchen fixtures, manufacturers are bringing plenty of new ideas to the plumbing picture. In some cases, these advancements can cut the time it takes to install a faucet or shower in half or more.

While everyone likes to talk about the latest and greatest ideas,… Continue Reading