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Ontario’s Bill 70 Amends Powers of the Ontario College of Trades

January 11, 2017

HRAI E-news reports that: On November 16th the Government of Ontario introduced an omnibus bill aimed at implementing certain budget measures and clarifying a number of laws and regulations.  Bill 70 passed second reading on November 30 and third reading

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Hospitals get on board with the Green Hospital Scorecard

January 11, 2017

The Green Hospital Scorecard (GHS) is the only environmental and sustainability benchmarking tool of its kind in Canada, providing a snapshot of a hospital’s performance in energy and water conservation, waste management and recycling, corporate commitment, and pollution prevention. In

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People on the move

January 10, 2017

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has appointed Graeme Bell to the position of vice president, Camfil APC Americas. Bell will relocate from Europe to Camfil APC corporate headquarters in Jonesboro, AR, where he will hold full responsibility for the manufacturing,

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StatCan releases November building permit report, Alberta records largest decline

January 10, 2017

According to the January 10, 2017 issue of The Daily, municipalities issued $7.8 billion worth of building permits in November, down 0.1 per cent from the previous month. The decline was largely the result of lower construction intentions in Alberta, following a

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HVAC, water heater rental program launched by Service Experts

January 9, 2017

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recently introduced a program to allow homeowners to rent new, brand-name heating and cooling equipment at each of its 15 Canadian locations. Additionally, water heater rentals will roll out to all 15 locations. “Water

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Alberta adopts National Plumbing Code without variation

January 6, 2017

The National Plumbing Code 2015 came into force on January 1, 2017 and is applicable throughout the Province of Alberta. There are no Alberta specific technical variations or changes to the NPC 2015. The Plumbing Code Regulation that adopts the

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Canada’s Green Building Product of the Year open for entries

January 5, 2017

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has announced the opening of the competition for the 2017 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year Award. CaGBC initiated the Product of the Year award in 2015 to promote the development of sustainable

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How important is energy efficiency in industrial and buildings sectors?

January 4, 2017

The Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) is undertaking Public Opinion Research to measure, through quantitative means, the importance of energy efficiency in the industrial and buildings sectors (including public, commercial and institutional sub-sectors) and energy efficiency brand recognition (ENERGY STAR,

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Check out the latest What Am I? contest

December 17, 2016

Welcome to the December edition of What Am I? Items will be featured in whole or in part and may be from any era–they may be appliances, fixtures, tools, pvfs, components, and so on. To enter, identify the product featured

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Unit was known to “dance across the floor”

December 14, 2016

HPAC launched its What am I? contest in the October 2016 edition with a cropped image of a Coleman Oil Burning Heater, Model R-32-D. The unit was manufactured in the late 1940s or early 1950s. This particular stove came out