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HRAI developing COVID-19 training program

July 8, 2020

Developed with the support of FortisBC, the program is focused on the health & safety of HVAC/R contractors, employees and customers, and will prepare contractors to speak to the benefits and risks associated with specific HVAC technologies.

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Centrotherm names Lambert & Bégin as rep in Quebec

July 7, 2020

Stephan Lambert and Daniel Bégin founded Lambert & Bégin Inc. in 2002.

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B.C. introduces low-rate heat pump financing for homeowners

July 7, 2020

The loans will have interest rates as low as 0% over a five-year repayment period.

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Lajoie now representing Masco Canada brands in Quebec

July 7, 2020

Lajoie specializes in product specification and consulting services in the commercial and institutional construction market.

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Winnipeg launches Building Energy Disclosure Project

June 26, 2020

The city is calling on building owners to register for the free program and agree to disclose key building energy metrics for inclusion on a public disclosure map.

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Report outlines case for Mandatory Building Performance Standards

June 26, 2020

At current retrofit rates it will take about 500 years to retrofit all residences and more than 60 years to retrofit all commercial buildings in the U.S.

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CaGBC 2020 Conference Becomes Series of Virtual Events

June 26, 2020

Building Lasting Change 2020 will kick off in September with interactive online programming weekly over five half-days in September and October.

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ISH Show to Proceed in March 2021

June 26, 2020

The international trade fair for the plumbing and HVAC industries will proceed from March 22-26, 2021 at the Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds in Germany.

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Wolseley Canada restructures creating East and West regions

June 24, 2020

Moving from three operating regions to two, the company has named two VPs to represent western and eastern regions.

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Hydronics Council honours outgoing Chair, Dave Hughes

June 23, 2020

Jason Jackson takes over as new Chair of the Canadian Hydronics Council.

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Celebrating the 2nd Annual World Refrigeration Day

June 23, 2020

Taking place on June 26 – Lord Kelvin’s birthday – the day raises awareness of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sectors, and draws attention to their role in modern life.

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Construction investment drops over 45% in April

June 22, 2020

The public health measures put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 severely impacted the construction industry in April as the largest provinces in the country shut down all non-essential construction sites.

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Lochinvar Recalling Certain Condensing Residential Boilers Due to Potential Carbon Monoxide Risk

June 22, 2020

The boiler’s flue grommet can deteriorate and dislodge during use, and allow the boiler to emit carbon monoxide, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Get Your Motor Runnin’

June 19, 2020 by Curtis Bennett

An inside look at what’s driving your pumps and more.

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Covid-19 Shining Light on UV

June 19, 2020 by Aaron Engel

From front line hospitals to residential HVAC, the search for disinfecting solutions to mitigate risks is leading some to ultra violet systems.

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Cooling For Comfort

June 19, 2020 by Robert Bean

Cooling load calculations and A/C design should not be interpreted as being comfort design.

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2020 Service Vehicle Report: Fuel Economy on Trend

June 18, 2020 by Jil McIntosh

When electric vehicles do arrive, operators are going to have to weigh them carefully, because they pose as many questions as they answer.

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Gail Kaufman elected new Chair of CIPH

June 17, 2020

Kaufman, vice president of marketing and e-business for Wolseley Canada, is the 73rd Chair of CIPH.

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Hydro-Québec expands Efficient Solutions program

June 17, 2020

Subsidies cover up to 75% of eligible expenses for more than 200 energy efficiency measures.

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ASHRAE updates handbook focused on HVAC systems and equipment

June 17, 2020

The new Handbook discusses various systems and the equipment (components or assemblies) they comprise, and describes features and differences.

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ASHRAE Offering Free Building Reopening Webinars

June 15, 2020

As buildings begin to reopen after the COVID-19 closures, it’s important to make sure that building readiness plans are in place for the safe and efficient operation of HVAC systems.

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HRAI Annual Conference in August Cancelled for 2020

June 10, 2020

The HRAI does expect to return to Victoria, B.C. for next year’s Annual Conference in September, 2021.

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First Commercial ‘Air Scrubber’ Technology Installed in Canada

June 10, 2020

The smart scrubber can reduce the need for outside air by 60 to 80%, providing a potential 20 to 30% energy cost savings, reducing pollution and HVAC maintenance, and improving occupant comfort.

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68-storey Toronto Office Tower Receives Zero Carbon Building Certification

June 10, 2020

Achievement validates that zero carbon buildings – whether new builds or retrofits – are both technically and financially feasible for owners willing to innovate and invest in a low carbon future for Canada.

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City of Edmonton launches environment rebate program

June 4, 2020

The Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator program includes rebates for commercial and institutional buildings on upgrades to HVAC systems, windows, lighting fixtures, building envelopes and more, up to $125,000 per building, per year.

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FortisBC Proceeding with Pilot Testing of Gas-fired Heat Pump

June 3, 2020

The B.C.-based utility is in the process of identifying six residential and four small commercial properties to test the ThermoLift heat pump units.

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New Rep for Weil-McLain in Manitoba/Thunder Bay

June 3, 2020

Winnipeg-based Hydron-Aire Ltd. has taken on the representation of the Weil-McLain Canada territory from Fernando Carreiro who is retiring after 15 years as the region’s agent.

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CIPHEX West Postponed to Fall 2021

June 2, 2020

The two-day event will now take place  November 3-4, 2021 at the Pacific Coliseum at the PNE in Vancouver, while a virtual event is still being prepared for this November.

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ASHRAE Legionella Guideline Updated

May 29, 2020

This can be a particularly important aspect of plans to reopen buildings following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Building Permits issued in Canada drop 17% in April

May 27, 2020

Quebec’s decision to shut down non-essential construction activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to it posting its largest month-over-month percentage decline on record.