By now I’m sure many of you reading this have heard customers, clients, or even friends and neighbours mention the dreaded R-word… I’m also sure many of you have not. It’s remarkable how an issue so well-known and addressed in both the public sphere and in the building and housing industries in the US and Europe has taken so long to gain widespread attention here in Canada. Regardless, it’s here now and it’s only getting bigger. Radon is an important issue for homeowners and builders alike, and it presents some great potential opportunities for the HVAC contractor-in-the-know.read more
When thinking about opportunities for professional HVAC contractors as our industry turns its attention to the upcoming air conditioning season, I took a quick look back at an article titled High Performance, Green Air Conditioning I wrote in April of 2008. As a fellow who always likes to think about change, I was struck by the number of changes that have occurred in our industry in those short 7 years that present great new win-win opportunities for contractors and homeowners. I am sure each reader will have their own list of specific product features that make new AC systems more efficient, quieter and more durable, but I want to outline five.read more
The Summer 2017 Building Knowledge Canada Newsletter has arrived! As always there’s a lot happening in the Canadian Building industry this season.
Find important information on ENERGY STAR® Enrollment deadlines, a project spotlight on a luxury Net Zero Ready community in Caledon, plus training & conference dates you won’t want to miss!