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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...

Pandemic Planning: Where’s my stuff?

After the March 2020 shutdown, essential businesses − including HVAC/R and plumbing suppliers − had to scramble to keep things up and running. “There was no playbook for pandemic planning...
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