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Eric Cameron: The puzzle master

Fitting a mechanical room together is a bit like putting together a puzzle, says Eric Cameron. “You get a blueprint that has equipment on it, but there’s no drawing on how to run everything...

Targeting actual energy use – Part 1

By Rick Ellul Thermal energy meters (TEMs) are becoming more and more important in buildings, particularly in smart buildings. LEED, BOMA Best and other building energy efficiency programs, along with standards such as ASHRAE 90.1, have brought to light the importance of knowing how much energy we are consuming and where we are…

Clearing the air

Perhaps it’s a symptom of the times, but I have been attending to a rash of comfort complaints that have come through the new home warranty program in houses less than three years old...

The carbon tax challenge

In the May/June 2021 issue of Mechanical Business I discussed why increases to the federal carbon tax should be getting us thinking about low-carbon heating solutions such as heat pumps and hybrid...

All about AC service

Maintenance and startup of customers’ air conditioning systems may appear to be a straightforward process for contractors, but consider whether your company...

Be a cool Wethead

Wethead is a term that has been applied to folks who are involved in hydronics, that is mechanical systems which transfer energy with...

A picture is worth…

Time to change it up! Its quiz time for this edition of Quattro’s Corner. Do you have what it takes to spot the mistake? I think you do. If you don’t, you’re...
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