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Daikin CEO announces retirement

Mike Schwartz, president and CEO of Daikin Applied Americas, has announced he will retire at the end of August 2022.

Napoleon names new president

Barrie, ON-based Napoleon has announced it is promoting Mike Tzimas to president on July 11, 2022.

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Adam Bighill: Influential on and off the field

Football fans know Adam Bighill as a three-time Grey Cup champ and a highly-skilled, driven linebacker. Outside of…

Ensure the IAQ remedy isn’t worse than the problem: Upgrading school ventilation…

When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic and schools, there has been widespread debate about the risk associated with…

Water Treatment 101

Plumbers are trusted advisors when it comes to water treatment. Many of the problems you’ve been called to fix may…

Achieving outdoor air compliance

Twenty years ago, commercial and light commercial HVAC rooftop units (RTU) were commonly specified with economizers…

Unsophisticated test yields great results

A number of years ago, a colleague of mine and I were teaching building science in Russia to a number of…

Who is in control around here?

You take a few steps backwards, snap a few “glamour” shots and send your piping pics around the globe. It is a…

The finer points of leak detection

There is an old trades’ saying that you became a plumber and not an electrician because there was too much math in…

All about actuators

We are surrounded by actuators in our everyday life. In your home, the trip lever on your toilet is one of the…

Flood recovery: A guide for home heating and cooling systems

To state the obvious, a heating and cooling system was not designed to operate in or under water. If a property was…

The lowdown on basements, cellars and crawlspaces

This discussion deals with homes that are “intentionally air-tight” and where the basement, cellar or crawlspace is…

About grease interceptors

Grease interceptors, or grease traps as they are often-misnamed, are frequently misunderstood and largely…

The move towards mass timber buildings − Part I

Buildings constructed of mass timber are becoming the “new kids on the block” for the residential and commercial…

Refrigerant makes its Canadian debut in cold storage application

Sikorski Sausages Co. Ltd. is a second generation family-run business in Southwestern Ontario, which produces and…

You be the judge

With all of the draws on your attention these days, it can be impossible to find time to follow the ups and downs…

Learning the ins and outs of training

I am at a point in my career where I can talk somewhat knowledgeably about training. I spent the first 15 or so…

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