Canadians take home ASHRAE awards

January 17, 2019 Canadians were among those honoured at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 2019 Winter Conference, held in conjunction with the AHR Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. The ASHRAE awards recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of members to furthering energy…

Flir and WWF expand fight to save Kenyan rhinos

January 16, 2019 Flir Systems and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are expanding their efforts to halt illegal rhino poaching in Kenya by 2021. The Kifaru Rising Project will see the company donate almost $4 million in thermal imaging and support services for deployment across 10 parks and game reserves in the east African country. In the…

Rohr knowledge a big draw in Atlanta

January 14, 2019 Mechanical Business columnist Bob ”Hot Rod” Rohr drew a large audience to his talk on boilers in hydronic systems on opening day of the AHR Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Rohr’s seminar was just one of dozens of free educational sessions laid on during the recent three-day show at the Georgia World Congress Center. Tens of…

Commercial sector fuels rise in building permits

January 13, 2019 Canadian municipalities issued $8.3 billion worth of building permits in November 2018, up 2.6% from a month earlier and by 6.6% from November 2017. Higher construction intentions for commercial buildings drove most of the gain. The value of non-residential building permits rose 11.6% to $3.3 billion as construction…

Canadian housing starts register decline in 2018

January 12, 2019 The trend in housing starts was 206,981 units in December 2018, compared to 212,338 units in November 2018, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts. The figures represent a fifth…

Hydronic control market to hit $50B by 2023

January 11, 2019 The worldwide hydronic control market is estimated to grow from $43 billion in 2018 to $50 billion by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1%. The growth of the hydronic control market is driven by the need for efficient use of energy in buildings, the emergence of the construction market and the trend of…

Belimo to utilize Optimum Energy’s IoT tech

January 10, 2019 Optimum Energy and Belimo AG have announced a licensing deal that provides Belimo with Optimum Energy’s recently patented IoT technologies for smart valves. The agreement brings together Optimum Energy’s creative technology with Belimo’s hardware innovation to make smart valves even smarter and more valuable with…

Nortek fills senior roles

January 9, 2019 Nortek Air Management has named Hervé Mallet as senior vice-president, operations; and Kevin S. Facinelli as senior vice-president, engineering and product management. Mallet is a former CEO of McInnis Cement, Montreal, which operates a world class 2.2-million-ton cement plant in Quebec’s Port-Daniel–Gascons. Facinelli is…

A. O. Smith adds to Ontario sales team

January 8, 2019 A. O. Smith, a leading manufacturer of water heaters and boilers, has named Eric Alain as district sales manager for southwest Ontario. Alain began his new role on January 2, reporting to regional sales manager Scott Green. He has many years of experience in the industry as both a sales manager and business development…

Get in the know at AHR Expo

January 7, 2019 It’s not just the chance to see thousands of new products that draws the crowds to the AHR Expo. Many visitors also use the show as a chance to build knowledge and deepen their understanding of all aspects of the industry. At the AHR Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, from January 14-16, visitors will be able to choose from…
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