Industry Trends

June 22, 2020

Implementing Biophilic Design in Your Building

 In our previous blog post we discussed the importance of incorporating biophilic design within a building. But what is good biophilic design? And how can it be implemented in building design? Good biophilic design creates a healthy space while maintaining the functional integrity of the building. It also takes into account the performance needs of […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
May 25, 2020

Relationship Between COVID-19 and HVAC

These challenging times have made us rethink how our HVAC systems operate. A lot of precautions and procedures have been taken for businesses to continue to operate. Today, more and more businesses are reopening as bans are being lifted.  With businesses reopening, there comes a lot of recommendations on how to make sure your building […]

HVAC, Industry Trends, Ventilation
February 24, 2020

Air Conditioning Innovations to Put on Your Radar

Around the world, air conditioning in homes and offices has emerged as one of the biggest drivers of energy usage. In fact, according to a report from the IEA, that energy demand is set to triple by 2050, which would require “new electricity capacity the equivalent to the combined electricity capacity of the United States, […]

Industry Trends, Technology Focus
February 10, 2020

What Is HVAC as a Service? Maybe, the Future of HVAC

For decades, innovation in the HVAC industry has revolved around improving equipment—making it more efficient, more eco-friendly, and smarter. Even ducting, vents, and caps have undergone precision engineering to ensure peak performance.  But there could be a new area of innovation in the HVAC industry. Recently, a new business model for HVAC manufacturers and service […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
January 27, 2020

Zoning-in on a Big Opportunity for HVAC Pros

Opportunity is knocking for HVAC professionals and where it’s coming from might surprise you: Zoned heating and air conditioning systems. To be sure, forced air zoning is anything but a new concept. In fact, it’s been around since the 1960s. But the last several years has seen consumer demand for zoned HVAC systems grow by […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
December 23, 2019

Top HVAC Trends to Look for in 2020

The HVAC industry has always changed at a rapid pace, and 2020 looks to be no exception. As smart technology gets smarter and more eco-conscious millennials graduate into home ownership, HVAC pros should expect to see more business involving greener technology, better building automation, and smarter homes. Each of these trends has been building for […]

Industry Trends
November 25, 2019

Why You Should be Using Building Information Modeling as an HVAC Contractor

If you haven’t noticed already, the new construction industry has been undergoing some transformative changes over the past few years. From drones to machine learning to virtual reality, the widespread adoption of new technology by forward-thinking construction companies has made planning more precise and processes more efficient. Put another way: Professionals in the new construction […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
November 12, 2019

LEEP Case Studies Highlight Key Opportunities for HVAC Specialists

As most industry professionals know, designing truly energy-efficient homes is easier said than done. Even where there’s a desire to adopt them, new building technologies, strategies, and innovations can be more costly than standard building methods. They can also be difficult to source locally, making adoption even more problematic. These are some of the problems […]

Industry Trends, Ventilation
October 28, 2019

Why HVAC Specialists Need to Plan for a Changing Climate

If you haven’t already noticed, climate worries are beginning to drive big changes in the construction industry around the world. Until recently, these changes have typically been focused on innovative new technologies or design strategies, such as the integration of solar panels or the addition of a green rooftop. But now governments are taking note […]

Industry Trends, Ventilation
October 15, 2019

Combined Heat and Power: Are Micro-CHP Systems the Next Big Thing?

A new trend is on the verge of transforming how North Americans heat and power their homes and businesses. Combined heat and power systems (CHP) are nothing new, but recent innovations in size, pricing, and efficiency are adding up to more widespread adoption in Canada and the United States. Leading the way is the development […]

Industry Trends
September 30, 2019

Are You Ready for the Shift to A2L Refrigerants?

In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, refrigerant standards for air conditioners are evolving yet again. But unlike the previous transition away from R-22 refrigerants, the next transition is a little murkier. What will the new standards be? When will they be implemented? Will they require operators to receive new training? Are there safety […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
July 15, 2019

5 Ways to Reduce Air Conditioner Power Consumption

Turn on the news and you’re likely to see a story about extreme weather. Hurricanes, tropical storms, and heat waves have become the norm, not the exception. Which is one reason that air conditioning is such a pressing topic. As temperatures rise in many areas of the world, more people will be looking to cool […]

HVAC, Industry Trends, Ventilation
May 27, 2019

Are you familiar with these low carbon hot water solutions?

It’s no secret that traditional hot water tanks and systems are big-time energy hogs. According to Environment Canada, they account for 19% of the energy used in a typical home, and 8% of the energy used in a typical commercial setting. But what will those numbers look like in five years? What will they look […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
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