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Zehnder Group acquires dPoint Technologies Inc.

Zehnder Group, an international provider of solutions for a comfortable, healthy and energy-efficient indoor climate, is taking over dPoint Technologies Inc., based in Vancouver. The Canadian company is a leader in the development and manufacture of polymer membranes for enthalpy recovery systems. Zehnder Group is increasing its share in dPoint Technologies Inc. (dPoint) from 33% to 100%. The company will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary with the established team led by local CEO and company founder James Dean, who will continue to be responsible for the management and further development of the company within Zehnder Group. “Investing in dPoint represents an important strategic step in the evolution of Zehnder Group into a leading global supplier in the hygienic enthalpy recovery sector – recovering the heat and humidity from the indoor air,” explains Dominik Berchtold, CEO of Zehnder Group. dPoint specialises in the development and manufacture of membranes for enthalpy […]

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dPoint Ranked 45th Fastest Growing Company in Canada for 2015

We’re thrilled to announce that dPoint Technologies has been ranked the 45th fastest growing company in Canada for the second year in a row by Profit 500. It’s the third year in a row we’ve been ranked in the top 100. The announcement comes on the eve of dPoint’s move to our fabulous new location at 1455 East Georgia, Vancouver. Our growth and sustainability has been partly due to our patented technology, and we’re not resting on our laurels as we continue to improve our polymer membrane. In fact, we’ll have a big announcement in that area fairly soon, so stay tuned. Our success is also due to all our hard-working employees, and we’ve been lucky enough to have some of the best minds in the industry. A big thanks to everyone involved! The dPoint Team

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Canada’s best-kept secret: 14 cool and innovative clean-tech companies

business.financialpost.com Clean tech currently consists of about 700 companies across Canada, employing 41,000 people and generating $11.3-billion annually

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Canada’s best-kept secret: 14 cool and innovative clean-tech companies

Clean tech is Canada’s fastest-growing industry and perhaps its best-kept secret. According to Ottawa-based Analytica Advisors, which tracks and benchmarks the space, clean tech currently consists of about 700 companies in Canada, employing 41,000 people and generating $11.3-billion annually. Most of these companies are exporters, with 52% of sales outside of Canada and 42% outside of the U.S. … dPoint Technologies Based Vancouver, B.C., dPoint develops and sells membranes and energy recovery technology that significantly improve the energy efficiency and air quality in buildings. It has adapted its patented fuel-cell heat and humidity exchanger technology for use in energy recovery ventilator systems, which transfer heat and humidity between the intake and exhaust in a residential or commercial building’s ventilation system. More than 20 of the leading HVAC companies in North America, Europe, China and India, including Honeywell, Daikin and Goodman, are using dPoint membranes. Click here to read more on […]

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Finalist in BCTIA awards for Most Innovative Product

While software companies made up the bulk of the nominees, stalwarts BC Hydro and Telus, and manufacturers Cooledge Lighting Inc. and dPoint Technologies Inc. rounded out the list. Around two hundred attendees showed up for the networking event, which showcased eight local technology companies before announcing the nominees. The nominees include: Most innovative product: Cooledge Lighting Inc., for its LED light sheets; dPoint Technologies Inc., for its humidifier technology; Elastic Path, for its e-commerce software. View the Complete Article

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The Beauty of Finding Your Aha! Moment

When Vancouver civil engineer James Dean started his greentech company, dPoint Technologies, in the early 2000s, he figured he could hitch his wagon to the promise of the hydrogen fuel cell sector. At the time, Burnaby, B.C.-based Ballard Technologies was leading the creation of the engine of the future—a clean, no-emission system that ran on water and hydrogen. But like many other, overly optimistic hydrogen-based fuel entrepreneurs, Dean, whose company made a specialized membrane that was to be used in the fuel-cell modules, watched the ground open beneath his feet as the commercial take-up proved to be far slower than anyone anticipated. View the Complete Article

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The Beauty of Finding Your Aha! Moment

When Vancouver civil engineer James Dean started his greentech company, dPoint Technologies, in the early 2000s, he figured he could hitch his wagon to the promise of the hydrogen fuel cell sector. At the time, Burnaby, B.C.-based Ballard Technologies was leading the creation of the engine of the future—a clean, no-emission system that ran on water and hydrogen. But like many other, overly optimistic hydrogen-based fuel entrepreneurs, Dean, whose company made a specialized membrane that was to be used in the fuel-cell modules, watched the ground open beneath his feet as the commercial take-up proved to be far slower than anyone anticipated. View the Complete Article

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Finalist in BCTIA awards for Most Innovative Product

While software companies made up the bulk of the nominees, stalwarts BC Hydro and Telus, and manufacturers Cooledge Lighting Inc. and dPoint Technologies Inc. rounded out the list. Around two hundred attendees showed up for the networking event, which showcased eight local technology companies before announcing the nominees. The nominees include: Most innovative product: Cooledge Lighting Inc., for its LED light sheets; dPoint Technologies Inc., for its humidifier technology; Elastic Path, for its e-commerce software. View the Complete Article

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dPoint is “New Exporter Of The Year” by CME BC

BC COMPANIES HONOURED AT THE 2013 BC EXPORT AWARDS Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. of Prince George, BC Lands Exporter of the Year and the Premier’s Award for Job Creation November 15, 2013 (Vancouver, BC) Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters British Columbia (CME BC) and the Ministry of International Trade are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 BC Export Awards following today’s awards ceremony in Vancouver. The high profile event was attended by hundreds of export industry representatives and government officials. The awards recognize top BC companies for their outstanding contribution to the province’s export industry. “Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2013 BC Export Awards and to CME BC for their incredible work in recognizing industry excellence through the awards gala this afternoon,” said Minister of International Trade Teresa Wat. “Premier Christy Clark and I are embarking on the Jobs and Trade Mission to Asia later this month […]

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2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Runners-Up

James Dean, CEO, dPoint Technologies Inc. Back in 2007, James Dean, 47, found himself steering a fuel-cell company just as the wind went out of the sails of the industry. One night, in desperation, he Googled “heat humidity exchange” and realized he just needed to change course. Turns out new building codes require good ventilation alongside insulation; dPoint’s fuel-cell membranes, which allow heat and humidity to transfer across air streams, were just what the HVAC sector needed. With a renewed sense of purpose, the company has more than doubled revenues in each of the past three years, filling orders in North America, Europe and Asia. “Sometimes I think, ‘I can’t believe we spent three years wasting our time on fuel cells,’” says Dean, with a laugh. –J.W. Click here to see the complete article on bcbusiness.ca

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