January 23, 2019
EnVerid Systems’ HVAC Load Reduction (HLR) 1000E module won Product of the Year at the prestigious AHR Expo awards, with the company hoping the honour will spur more widespread adoption of HLR technology.
The HLR 1000E is a product designed to remove molecular contaminants from indoor air and thus reduce the required volume of outside air… Continue Reading
January 22, 2019
Dave Vallieres & Associates of Pointe-Claire, Que., was named Caleffi North America’s top manufacturers’ representative during the company’s recent annual gathering in Atlanta, Georgia.
A rep recognition ceremony was held during the AHR Expo where the Quebec firm was awarded the manufacturer’s top Pinnacle Award for its… Continue Reading
January 21, 2019
Italian investment firm Investindustrial has agreed a deal to buy Jacuzzi and several other spa and bath products brands from a number of investment funds.
Investindustrial, which helped transform the fortunes of motorcycle company Ducati before selling it and also holds a stake in carmaker Aston Martin, has experience in the high end of… Continue Reading
January 18, 2019
Sprinkler fitter is now a compulsory trade in Saskatchewan – aligning the province with Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Those working in compulsory trades must be either apprentices or journeypersons.
Compulsory designation means consistent training and supervision for apprentices working in the trade,… Continue Reading
January 17, 2019
Canadians were among those honoured at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 2019 Winter Conference, held in conjunction with the AHR Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.
The ASHRAE awards recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to furthering energy efficiency in the… Continue Reading
January 16, 2019
Flir Systems and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are expanding their efforts to halt illegal rhino poaching in Kenya by 2021.
The Kifaru Rising Project will see the company donate almost $4 million in thermal imaging and support services for deployment across 10 parks and game reserves in the east African country.
In the local language, kifaru… Continue Reading
January 14, 2019
Mechanical Business columnist Bob ”Hot Rod” Rohr drew a large audience to his talk on boilers in hydronic systems on day one of the AHR Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rohr’s seminar was just one of dozens of free educational sessions being laid on during the three-day show at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Thousands of visitors descended… Continue Reading
January 13, 2019
Canadian municipalities issued $8.3 billion worth of building permits in November 2018, up 2.6% from a month earlier and by 6.6% from November 2017. Higher construction intentions for commercial buildings drove most of the gain.
The value of non-residential building permits rose 11.6% to $3.3 billion as construction intentions rose in… Continue Reading
January 12, 2019
The trend in housing starts was 206,981 units in December 2018, compared to 212,338 units in November 2018, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts.
The figures represent a fifth decline in the last… Continue Reading