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Manufacturers respond to reports of HCFC smuggling

September 13, 2012

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) president and CEO Stephen Yurek has responded to what he termed “several inaccuracies” in a September 8, 2012, article in the New York Times on smuggling, primarily from China, of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerant

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COMING SOON: Festival focuses on OBC energy efficiency requirements

September 13, 2012

The 2012 Green Building Festival, which is being held on October 11-12 at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, will feature experts such as Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute, the Seattle-based hub for visionary green

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New methodology in effect for LEED Regional Priority Credits

September 4, 2012

The LEED Canada 2009 rating systems introduced the concept of Regional Priority Credits (RPCs) to incentify the achievement of credits that address geographically specific environmental priorities. For each rating system and each region of Canada, a series of six RPCs

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Think Ahead To Get Ahead

September 1, 2012 by Dave Demma

Serving your customers well means analyzing the refrigerant and equipment at individual sites and planning wisely.

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Goodman sale spells creation of HVAC giant

August 29, 2012

Daikin Industries, Ltd. has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Goodman Global Group, Inc. from affiliates of Hellman & Friedman LLC for $3.7 billion. In a signing ceremony on August 29, 2012 in Osaka, Japan, Noriyuki

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Systemair acquires Change’Air

August 27, 2012

Systemair AB has acquired Change’Air, a manufacturer of ventilation equipment for classrooms in North America. Change’Air turnover for 2011 was 11.6 million USD and has experienced a growth rate of 21 per cent over the past three years. The company

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Private equity partnership to purchase compressor manufacturer

August 1, 2012

Sullair Corporation has announced that United Technologies reached an agreement with the private equity firms of The Carlyle Group and BC Partners for the purchase of Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation’s Industrial businesses, including Sullair Corporation. BC Partners and Carlyle have formed

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Share your commissioning, ventilating, adjusting and balancing expertise

July 4, 2012

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) will hold its 2013 annual conference at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, QC on May 2-4. It will address the theme Solutions for Optimizing High Performance Buildings. A call for papers is currently open.

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ASHRAE issues Call for Papers for Research Summit

July 2, 2012

ASHRAE has announced a call for research papers for its newly-created Research Summit to be held in conjunction with the Society’s 2013 Annual Conference in Denver, CO, on June 22-26. The presentation of research-related papers is a part of the

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Early bird registration deadline looms for HRAI AGM

June 29, 2012

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) Annual General Meeting will be held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront in Halifax, NS, on August 22-25, 2012. HRAI’s discounted early registration fees are available until July 6. The AGM kickoff breakfast

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York brand scores with NHL agreement

June 27, 2012

Johnson Controls and the National Hockey League (NHL) have announced that the York brand has become the official heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) partner of the NHL in North America for the 2012-13 NHL season. Under the agreement, York

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Noble veteran resigns, GM named

June 26, 2012

Michael Storfer resigned from his position as president of Noble effective June 22, 2012. He has been with Noble since its start up in 1993 when it was known as Noble Plumbing Supply. In 1997, Noble Plumbing Supply and Trade

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RMC registers first Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) destruction offset project in Canada

June 22, 2012

Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) has successfully verified and registered 170,000 ODS-derived registered emission reductions (RERs) on the Canadian Standards Associations (CSA) Reductions Registry. This is the first successful verification of an Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) destruction project in Canada. Since

MCEE returns to the Bonaventure in Montreal for 2013.
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Four shows in one at MCEE

June 20, 2012

MCEE trade show and conference will be held April 17-18, 2013 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC. MCEE is produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), the Corporation of Master Pipe Mechanics of Quebec (CMMTQ), the Corporation

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Measure to manage with building energy benchmarking

June 14, 2012

Join the energy benchmarking movement! Register for a free webinar to see a live demonstration of the Portfolio Manager building energy benchmarking tool that is coming to Canada in June 2013. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is working with the US

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Thermal imaging as a modern IAQ tool

June 11, 2012

The Healthy Indoors Partnership (HIP) will host a breakfast session titled, “Thermal Imaging as a modern IAQ tool,” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on June 21 at Safety Express, located at 4190 Sladeview Cres. Units 1-2, Mississauga, ON. The presentation

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Third annual energy conservation report available online

June 11, 2012

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Chitussi to leave Enbridge

June 11, 2012

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A Selling Tool For Ontario Contractors On The A-List

June 8, 2012

The Ontario Power Authority is offering a rebate of up to $650 for the installation of an ENERGY STAR qualified central heating and cooling system when purchased from and installed by a participating contractor. The incentive is available for residents and businesses (and

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Three ASHRAE public review drafts up for comments

May 31, 2012

ASHRAE is inviting comments for  three Public Review Drafts, including ASHRAE Guideline 22-2008R, Instrumentation for Monitoring Central Chilled-Water Plant Efficiency. This guideline defines recommended methods for measuring chilled-water plant thermal load and energy use and for calculating chilled-water plant efficiency.

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PNNL makes the case for impressive savings with commercial HVAC controls

May 31, 2012

A recent report from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is attracting significant media attention. According to a release from PNNL, U.S. commercial building owners could save an average of 38 per cent on heating and cooling

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Improved energy benchmarks for LEED Canada for Homes

May 30, 2012

Improved energy benchmarks for LEED Canada for Homes take effect August 1, 2012. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is making the move following a survey it conducted in winter 2012. The new minimum for energy performance in the LEED Canada

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New Business Group Structure for Wolseley Canada

May 29, 2012

At Wolseley Canada the following promotions have been announced as part of its establishing a new business group structure. Gilles Pétrin has been promoted to vice-president, sales and business development for Wolseley Canada.Paul Kennedy has been promoted to vice-president, plumbing, taking

Ed Merwin, Niagara sales leader for Honeywell ECC Niagara Framework-based brands, gives his presentation, Putting It All Together: The Technology & Applications Behind the Savings.
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Technology and Innovation Summit

May 22, 2012

Yorkland Controls and Honeywell recently hosted the 2012 Canada Buildings Summit at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, ON. Industry professionals took the opportunity to sit in on presentations on smart controls and learn ways to improve building efficiency from representatives from

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HRAI tackles DIY hydrocarbon refrigerant kits

May 17, 2012

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) has launched a consumer awareness campaign about the hazards of using hydrocarbon refrigerant DIY kits for air conditioning systems.

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Ignore MOE Regs at your peril

May 3, 2012

Further to an article that appeared in the April HRAI Link, representatives of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) met with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) orecently to clarify the regulatory situation concerning use

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The Digital Fix

May 1, 2012 by Dave Demma

Maintain a consistent chilled water temperature during varying load conditions.

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BC ups the ante for efficiency upgrades

April 27, 2012

The provincial government has extended the LiveSmart BC program and increased the incentives, with more than $7000 in rebates now available to BC homeowners. LiveSmart BC incentives, provided in partnership with BC Hydro, FortisBC, and the Province of BC, are

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Watsco to acquire 60 per cent of WWG Totaline

April 20, 2012

Watsco, Inc. has announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire WWG Totaline-Carrier’s HVAC distribution network in Canada. The business will operate as a joint venture under the name Carrier Enterprise Canada with Watsco owning 60 per cent

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Free webinar on pending ASHRAE Legionella Standard 188

April 5, 2012

HC Info will offer a free 60-minute webinar, “Success with ASHRAE 188P and Legionella HACCP Water Plans,” on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. ET. ASHRAE Standard 188, scheduled to be released later this year, will require a Legionella HACCP