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  • Feature Buildings Energy

    Infrared Thermography

    June 16, 2016 by Gord Rajewski, R.E.T., Williams Engineering Canada

    Infrared thermography is a powerful tool for discovering where energy is leaking from building roofs and wall assemblies.

  • Seawater Exchange at 351 Water Street

    June 16, 2016 by Brad Daw, P.Eng., Stantec

    An office building in St. John’s, Newfoundland draws energy for its geo-exchange system from seawater that permeates the ground below the site.

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    AHR Innovation Awards handed out

    March 14, 2016 by CCE

    A list of the 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Awards given for inventive HVAC & R products, systems and technologies.

  • News Buildings

    ASHRAE has new compliance path for energy Standard 90.1

    January 19, 2016 by CCE

    The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) have a new optional third path for compliance with their energy efficiency standard. The move provides more flexibility for the industry. Standard  90.1-2013 Appendix

  • Controlling Legionella

    December 16, 2015 by By Lan Chi Nguyen Weekes, P.Eng. and Donald M. Weekes, CIH, CSP InAIR Environmental

    Legionella bacteria can be very persistent in building HVAC and water systems, as recent tragedies have shown. In order to avoid such problems, designers need to consider not just a system’s functionality, but also how it can be maintained.

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    Chilled Beam Systems

    December 16, 2015 by Hugh Crowther, P.Eng.

    ASHRAE has issued a guide to help engineers design an energy efficient technology that can both heat and cool individual building zones.

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    Aquatic Light: Guildford Recreation Centre Aquatic Addition

    September 3, 2015 by AES

    Illuminated wood trusses at the Guildford Recreation Centre Aquatic Addition in Surrey, B.C. cast a soft atmospheric light over the pool.

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    Smart Building Operations with Building Controls

    September 3, 2015 by By Kirsten Nielsen, HH Angus & Associates

    Today’s Building Automation Systems provide a host of detailed data that is useful for identifying problems, but they also require that operators receive appropriate training.

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    Two Canadian arena buildings among ASHRAE Top Technology Awards

    December 16, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Two Canadian projects were among nine top ASHRAE Technology Awards this year. The awards will be presented at the ASHRAE 2015 Winter Conference in Chicago on January 24-28.

  • News Buildings

    Industry study compares copper with aluminum connectors for power distribution

    December 16, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The International Copper Association has released test results comparing the connectivity of copper and aluminum wiring in electrical wiring applications.According to the association’s press release, the study found that copper wire with copper…

  • Feature Buildings Energy

    TRIUMF Advanced Rare IsototopE Laboratory

    December 1, 2014 by Mechanical engineer: Stantec

    A recently completed building on the TRIUMF campus near Point Grey in Vancouver houses the Advanced Rare IsotopE Laboratory (ARIEL). TRIUMF is Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. It has over 350 scientists,…

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    Dimming Protocols

    December 1, 2014 by By Andrew Parker, P.Eng., LC, LEED AP Salex

    Lighting controls are readily used in commercial, industrial and residential buildings to save energy. They are also mandated through their inclusion in government building codes and encouraged through energy standards such as ASHRAE 90.1 and…

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    2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference

    December 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The ASHRAE Winter Conference is on January 24-28, 2015 at the Palmer House Hilton, while the accompanying AHR Expo is on January 26-28 at McCormick Place.

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    Products: 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners

    December 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Ten HVAC&R products have been selected as Innovation Award Winners for the 2015 AHR Expo to be held in Chicago on January 26-28, 2015.

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    Surgical Suite at Kleysen Institute

    December 1, 2014 by Prime consultant: WSP

    The OR/IMRIS surgical suite located in the Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine at HSC Winnipeg is the first of its kind in Canada and only one of seven in the world. It is built to house a moveable inter-operative magnetic resonance imaging…

  • News Buildings

    Contract for 3,800 federal government buildings goes to Brookfield Johnson Controls

    November 11, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has awarded six contracts for the operation and management of federal 3,800 buildings and facilities. Brookfield Johnson Controls Canada of Markham, Ontario a joint venture, won the contract…

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    Changes to ASHRAE’s Legionellosis Standard 188P upcoming

    October 28, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Just few days left to review ASHRAE’s proposed changes to Legionellosis Standard 188P for building water systems

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    LEED applications top 5,000 in Canada

    October 14, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has registered its 5,000th project applying for LEED certification. The total number of projects that have attained LEED certification in Canada so far is 1,878.

  • Canada commits to phasing out HFCs

    October 7, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    At the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City on September 23, Canada committed to a regulation that will have profound effects on the HVAC&R and building industry.

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    PRODUCTS

    October 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    HVAC Navien’s NPE-A series ComfortFlow technology has a built-in buffer tank and recirculation pump inside the units. They provide a zero GPM activation rate and are for commercial and residential applications. www.navien.com From Bosch Thermotechnology is a new commercial grade

  • U.S. tightens energy standards for rooftop air conditioners by 30%

    September 23, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed new efficiency standards that would cut the energy used by rooftop air conditions by approximately 30%.

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    Lunenberg County Lifestyle Centre opens

    September 17, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A multi-purpose recreational and cultural centre opened in Bridgewater on the south shore of Nova Scotia on September 16. Designed by by Diamond-Schmitt with Lydon Lynch architects, the Lunenberg County Lifestyle Centre is designed to provide a…

  • Go Transit bus garage opens in East Gwillimbury

    September 17, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Politicians were on hand on September 8 to open a GO Transit bus facility near Highway 404 in East Gwillimbury, northeast of Toronto. A design-build project of Buttcon, the facility has storage for 36 buses and service bays for fuelling,…

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    ASHRAE proposes changes to 90.1 energy standard and 62.1 indoor air quality standards

    September 9, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ASHRAE is proposing multiple compliance options for verifying the performance of the building envelope under ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013. Addendum 1 is one of 14 changes proposed to the “Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise…

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    ASHRAE, U.S. Green Building Council and IES to develop joint standards

    August 26, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The leading organizations for energy efficient building design in North America have reached an unprecedented agreement to collaborate on a new green building framework.

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    User’s Guide issued for 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings

    August 20, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The National Research Council of Canada has published the first User’s Guide designed to complement the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 2011.

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    Green Globes certification for interiors has major upgrade

    August 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ECD Energy and Environment Canada have released an upgrade to the Green Globes for Fit-ups certification program. The program is now renamed Sustainable Interiors (SI).

  • Up Front (news)

    August 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    TRANSPORTATION

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    Overcladding

    August 1, 2014 by By Gerald R. Genge, P.Eng., and Brian Burton

    Close to 2,000 highrise residential towers were constructed in the Greater Toronto Area during the early 1960s and 1970s. This was a time when Canada was experiencing a remarkable building boom, along with rapid urbanization.

  • Climate Change and Buildings

    August 1, 2014 by By Gerald R. Genge, P.Eng. and Brian Burton

    Note: See the digital edition, page 54, to see the table included in this article:  Current Climate Design Parameters and Consolidated Opinion and Collective Prediction of Change. Table compiled by GRG Building Consultants.