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    The next evolution of warehouses

    February 12, 2020 by Peter Saunders

    Can heating bills reach $0?

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    School Project: Calgary Board of Education building automation systems retrofit

    October 3, 2016 by Terry Irwin, CEM and Annie-Claude Thibeault, P.Eng., Ecosystem

    Over 100 schools in the Calgary Board of Education are having their building automation systems revamped and put under central control, but the buildings are diverse and each requires its own BAS logic.

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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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    Future-Proofing Hospitals

    September 3, 2015 by Kim Osborne, P.Eng., AngusICAT

    The information technology needs of health care institutions are rapidly expanding, which makes it critical that the communications infrastructure is planned strategically.

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    Trane Introduces Air-Fi Wireless Technology for Building Controls

    April 7, 2015 by Press release

    Air-Fi improves reliability, simplifies installation and provides greater flexibility Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, now offers Air-Fi™ wireless technology for building controls. Air-Fi wireless replaces the need for

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    Distech Controls™ to Join Acuity Brands

    April 7, 2015 by Press release

    Technology leader will continue full operations in Brossard headquarters Brossard, Quebec, March 9, 2015 – Distech Controls Inc. an innovation leader in building automation and energy management solutions based out of Quebec, Canada, today announced it has entered into an

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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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    Edmonton’s Nerve Centre

    August 1, 2014 by Nordahl Flakstad

    Sunshine streams into the northeast corner of Edmonton’s pyramid-profiled city hall where staff quietly monitor computer screens. Despite a hot summer day outside, the temperature remains comfortable in the room. That is as it should be,…

  • 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.

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    CABA free report calculates lifecycle cost of building systems

    January 14, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) has released a free report that calculates the life cycle cost of a building system.

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    ASHRAE issues first standard on commissioning buildings

    October 3, 2013 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ASHRAE, the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, has published its first standard focused on the commissioning process.

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    Not Smart Enough

    August 1, 2013 by By Lindsey K. McCaffrey

    Slowly but surely, building owners and managers are realizing the many financial benefits associated with intelligent technologies — lower energy costs, lower maintenance costs, and lower repair and replacement costs.

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    UBC buildings to be a living laboratory for Cisco technologies

    June 13, 2013 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The University of British Columbia is joining forces with IT giant Cisco to upgrade buildings on the Vancouver campus with smart technologies. Cisco Systems Canada is going to be investing up to $1 million over five years, using the university…

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    “Maintenance guy” now needs computer skills as well

    October 23, 2012 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The following is in response to an article that appeared in the August-September 2012 print issue of Canadian Consulting Engineer.

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    Buildings: Prairie Vision

    August 1, 2012 by By Russell Lavitt, P.Eng. SMS Engineering Ltd.

    When the Winnipeg Airports Authority decided to replace its outdated 1960s-era air terminal building, they chose Stantec Architecture and international architect César Pelli for the design. The resulting, $585-million, 51,000-m2 facility…

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    Comment: Building Operators need support

    August 1, 2012 by Bronwen Parsons

    The same week in July that I interviewed Bill McCartney for the article on building HVAC and controls (p. 32), temperatures in Toronto roared to a sweltering 38°C. Our company has moved into a renovated 1970s-era flat box building, and the…

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    August 1, 2012 by Canadian Consulting Engineer


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    Building HVAC & Controls: Trouble Shooting

    August 1, 2012 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    CCE interviews commissioning expert Bill McCartney of

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    December 1, 2011 by Canadian Consulting Engineer


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    Commissioning for Integrated Systems

    August 1, 2011 by Peter Kenter


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    A Calgary Icon

    August 1, 2011 by Lana Winterfield, William Engineering Canada


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    First CSA standard for building commissioning due this month

    February 28, 2011 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A Canadian Standards Association (CSA) technical committee is finalizing the first edition of a national standard on building commissioning.

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    View Canadian national standard for building commissioning

    April 26, 2010 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Canadian Standards Association is asking for public input for the first edition of a national standard on …

  • Changes to National Construction Codes are ahead

    August 27, 2009 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Opportunities to review proposed changes to the national construction codes of Canada will run from September …

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    New York icon goes energy efficient

    July 22, 2009 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Empire State Building in New York City is being used as a test case for environmental retrofits. A $500 mi…