Canadian Consulting Engineer


  • News Buildings

    Reviewing Ikea’s geothermal chiller

    March 26, 2020 by Antonino Lagana, P.Eng., M.Eng.

    In 2011, furniture retailer Ikea commissioned and implemented a frictionless magnetic levitation (maglev) centrifugal chiller to heat and air-condition a major distribution centre in Brossard, Que., by means of geothermal energy. The system achieved unprecedented energy efficiency for the facility,

  • News Buildings

    ASHRAE addresses COVID-19 crisis with infection control course

    March 25, 2020 by CCE

    On Apr. 7, ASHRAE will offer a timely online course focusing on the role of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in infection control for health-care facilities. “Although COVID-19 is not considered an airborne contagion, it appears it can be

  • CMPX 2020 postponed

    March 13, 2020 by CCE

    The Canadian Mechanical & Plumbing Exposition (CMPX), originally scheduled for Mar. 25-27, 2020, has been postponed following the World Health Organization (WHO’s) declaration of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “Just 10 days ago, we were confident the show would

  • News Buildings

    Canadian universities receive ASHRAE grants for undergrad engineering projects

    March 10, 2020 by CCE

    ASHRAE has announced a total of US$153,000 in undergraduate program equipment grants to fund 34 projects around the world, including three at Canadian universities. For the 2020-21 society year, 92 applications—the largest number in the program’s history—were submitted from all

  • News Buildings

    ASHRAE addresses COVID-19 in buildings

    February 28, 2020 by CCE

    To help address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, ASHRAE has launched a new ‘preparedness resources’ webpage for building industry professionals. “The recent escalation in the spread

  • Feature Buildings

    The next evolution of warehouses

    February 12, 2020 by Peter Saunders

    Can heating bills reach $0?

  • News Buildings

    2020 AHR Expo showcases tools for improving building operations

    February 10, 2020 by CCE

    Last week’s three-day AHR Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., drew more than 50,000 attendees, from more than 160 countries, to check out 506,090 sf of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC+R) products from more than

  • Canadian engineers among award winners at ASHRAE Winter Conference

    February 3, 2020 by CCE

    As the ASHRAE Winter Conference kicked off on the weekend, the association recognized its members’ outstanding achievements and contributions to the built environment, including those of three Canadian engineers. First, the society elevated 33 members to the grade of Fellow.

  • How ‘YQB 2018’ expanded Quebec City’s Jean-Lesage International Airport

    December 9, 2019 by Stantec & SNC-Lavalin

    The terminal’s surface doubled in size.

  • HVACR community forecasts positive economic outlook for 2020

    November 26, 2019 by CCE

    According to the latest AHR Expo and ASHRAE Economic Outlook Survey, most members of the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) community feel positive about their business heading into 2020. The results of the survey—which was distributed to past and

  • University of Lethbridge’s Science Commons uses passive energy design

    November 21, 2019 by CCE

    Stantec and KPMB Architects recently completed the Science Commons, a new academic building for Alberta’s University of Lethbridge, which uses light harvesting systems and passive energy design to achieve a projected energy use reduction of 53%. The $280-million, 413,000-sf Science

  • ASHRAE prepares new net-zero HQ

    September 27, 2019 by CCE

    The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is undertaking a US$15.7-million renovation of the building that will become its new global headquarters (HQ), with the goal of achieving—and showcasing—net-zero energy efficiency. The 67,000-square-foot, 1970s-era commercial office building

  • Product Buildings

    Rheem Canada partnering with Cardinal Sales

    September 17, 2019 by CCE

    The Mississauga-based specification representative will focus on commercial product bid and spec work with buildings engineers and architects

  • News

    Modern Hydronics Summit

    August 28, 2019 by Doug Picklyk

    A one-of-a-kind conference and trade show dedicated exclusively to the hydronics market. Conveniently located at the International Centre in the Conference Centre by Toronto’s Pearson Airport, you’ll see demonstrations of the latest technologies and products from industry leading manufacturers, learn

  • News Buildings

    Expanding district heating in the heart of Vancouver

    February 21, 2018 by CCE

    The plan includes a phased approach with an investment decision making framework that will coincide with development and major projects.

  • Viessmann hosts Tech Social in Waterloo

    September 27, 2017 by CCE

    The full day open house featured demonstrations of biomass and gas-fired condensing boilers.