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  • News Buildings

    Interview: ASHRAE makes progress on net-zero retrofit for new HQ

    May 1, 2020 by CCE

    Darryl K. Boyce, based in Kemptville, Ont., has had the fortune to lead ASHRAE as president during a particularly eventful term. No, we’re not referring to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced him to self-isolate after a trip home from the

  • 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

  • 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.

  • News Buildings

    MUHC achieves second LEED Gold certification

    January 10, 2020 by CCE

    Montreal-based McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC’s) Glen site has become the first hospital in Quebec to be twice certified to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has awarded the certification to the

  • Product Buildings

    VOC sensor optional with Reliable Controls’ Smart-Sensor

    December 16, 2019 by CCE

    Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be harmful to building occupants’ health.

  • 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

  • Fresh-Aire UV acquires Quebec-based Electro-Breeze

    September 24, 2019 by CCE

    Electro-Breeze’s products will be rebranded under Fresh-Aire UV or carry the new “Electro-Breeze by Fresh-Aire UV” brand.

  • Product Buildings

    Fresh-Aire UV introduces APCO-X for IAQ in HVAC systems

    September 5, 2019 by CCE

    The enhanced product is an upgrade to the original APCO line offering longer UV lamp life, better performance and increased VOC adsorption capabilities.

  • News

    IAQ 2020: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches

    June 13, 2019 by Doug Picklyk

    Organized by ASHRAE and AIVC, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has been the core of ASHRAE’S IAQ series of conferences for the past 30 years, and this conference will expand from Indoor Air Quality to Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). IEQ includes air quality, thermal comfort,

  • Product Buildings

    DewAir’s RH-Cube 18 dehumidifier reduces A/C costs

    May 14, 2019 by CCE

    The HVAC industry’s first split-system mechanical dehumidifier using a compact, energy-efficient counter-flow heat exchanger for dedicated humidity control.

  • Product Buildings

    New 3fficiency brand integrates three HVAC product Lines

    June 1, 2017 by CCE

    3fficiency combines the NEUTON controllable chilled beam pump module, the Pinnacle DOAS and SEMCO chilled beams into one engineered system concept.

  • 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.

  • ASHRAE and Indoor Air Quality Association move closer

    July 28, 2015 by CCE

    ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) are now offering dual memberships to their members as part of the consolidation between the two groups. Last year the associations announced that they were joining forces to combine resources. Under the