Feds release details of the Canada Emergency Wage SubsidyApril 2, 2020
The subsidy will apply at a rate of 75% of the first $58,700 normally earned by employees (up to $847/week) lasting for a 12-week period, from March 15 to June 6, 2020. Employers must suffer a drop in gross revenues of at least 30% in March, April or May, compared to 2019, to be eligible.
CCA issues COVID-19 protocols for construction sites documentApril 1, 2020
The Canadian Construction Association document outlines prevention, detection and rapid response measures.
Understanding Air to Water Heat Pump Systems: Part 2April 1, 2020 by Mike Miller
A high-level overview of setting up an air-to-water heat pump system in a Canadian climate.
Feds announce further support for small businesses during COVID-19 crisisMarch 30, 2020
New measures include a 75% wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to three months, retroactive to March 15, 2020.
What a Mesh!March 30, 2020 by Curtis Bennett
Wi-Fi networks are getting stronger because the devices are working together to deliver the messages.
Napoleon workers volunteer to make medical equipment amidst COVID-19March 27, 2020
Workers swap out manufacturing HVAC equipment and more for helping neighbouring medical device company with face shields.
More Provinces include plumbing and HVAC/R on Essential Services listsMarch 26, 2020
Services of plumbers and HVAC/R technicians are critical to the maintenance of existing residential and commercial, industrial and institutional infrastructure as well the construction/renovation activities ongoing in the built environment.
CIPH, HRAI and MCAC set up COVID-19 resource sitesMarch 25, 2020
Industry associations working to keep the all aspects of the HVAC/R and plumbing industry top of mind with all levels of government while supporting members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario providing electricity relief to families, small businesses and farms during COVID-19March 24, 2020
For a 45-day period the government will hold electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 10.1 cents-per-kilowatt-hour.
Taco promotes Cheryl Merchant to CEOMarch 24, 2020
Merchant, who joined Taco in 2019, was previously president of global operations.
Ontario and Quebec deem plumbing and HVAC/R essential servicesMarch 24, 2020
The list of essential services released by both provinces includes construction activities and maintenance services.
Compressors through the yearsMarch 24, 2020 by Dave Demma
An overview of how compressor technology has been making strides in both operational and energy efficiency.
20th Anniversary for RMCMarch 23, 2020 by Doug Picklyk
The unique industry-run Refrigerant Management Canada program continues to be the only program of its kind in North America.
Grundfos Foundation to Donate $29 Million, Help Fight COVID-19March 20, 2020
“Within research, we will support changed priorities that can help mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak now and in future.”
MEET Show Shuffled to NovemberMarch 18, 2020
Originally scheduled for May 6-7, 2020 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex, MEET 2020 will now take place November 18-19, 2020.
Latest Code Updates from AlbertaMarch 18, 2020
Labeling of radon pipes and the certifications required for hydronic heating system design are among the items in the latest STANDATA bulletins.
Understanding adjudicationMarch 17, 2020 by Catherine DiMarco
What construction stakeholders need to know to navigate Ontario’s new adjudication system.
CaGBC announces updates to Zero Carbon Building StandardMarch 16, 2020
The new updates focus on embodied carbon, refrigerants, energy efficiency and innovation as pathways to reduce carbon output.
Why FI?March 16, 2020 by Curtis Bennett
With the proliferation of connected devices in our industry, everyone needs to understand the basics of a Wi-Fi set up and the common challenges involved.
CMPX 2020 PostponedMarch 13, 2020
“It’s amazing how fast the world moves; just 10 days ago we were confident that the 2020 CMPX Show would run as expected.”
Trends in Water HeatingMarch 13, 2020 by Rob Waters
With 2020 upon us, there are several emerging trends that are affecting the water heater industry. In the past I have written about emerging water heating technologies (HPAC, May 2016) where I focused on the technical details of different water…
University of Manitoba Engineering School named after Gerry and Barb PriceMarch 12, 2020
Winnipeg-based Price Industries a leader in air distribution equipment and noise control products for the commercial HVAC industry.
Webinar: HRAI and TSSA “Trunk Slammers” EnforcementMarch 10, 2020
The online presentation will discuss TSSA’s new campaign aimed at raising public awareness about the risks of hiring uncertified gas technicians and unregistered contractors, as well as efforts to prosecute offenders.
Recall Notice: Lennox Ductless Single-Zone and Multi-Zone heat pumpsMarch 10, 2020
The affected heat pumps can fail and overheat, which may pose a fire hazard.
Calling In service callsMarch 10, 2020 by Megan Hoegler
A Calgary-based startup introduces augmented reality platform that changes the way HVAC technicians deliver service.
UPDATED: CMPX 2020 Product SpotlightMarch 9, 2020 by HPAC Magazine
The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) was scheduled to take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 25-27, however due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus in North America and around the world, on Friday, March…
UPDATE: CMPX 2020 POSTPONEDMarch 6, 2020
As the reported risk of COVID-19 to Ontarians continues to remain low, the show organizers will continue to monitor developments and will provide updates as necessary.
Grease InterceptorsMarch 5, 2020
Navien Expanding its U.S. FootprintMarch 4, 2020
The company’s new 300,000 sq. ft. facility in Virginia will serve as a distribution centre and begin the transition into a manufacturing and assembly plant in 2022.
Right Time acquires London, Ont.-based M&K Climate CareMarch 4, 2020
This is the second acquisition completed by Right Time since announcing its 50/50 partnership with Toronto-based private equity firm Clairvest Group.