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Valeco inaugurates its first cogeneration plant in Canada

November 26, 2017

The Biomont Energie cogeneration plant is located near the limits of the Frederick-Back Park, inside the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex in Montreal, QC. This site is well suited for the recovery of biomethane gas emanating from a former landfill that was

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Built Green Canada Partners with the City of Edmonton for EnerGuide Rebates

November 22, 2017

Built Green Canada and the City of Edmonton have partnered to offer a rebate for BUILT GREEN builders through the City’s “Spot the Difference” program. For a limited time, BUILT GREEN builders can earn a $200 rebate for each home

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Fergus first Canadian facility to earn A. O. Smith top safety award

November 17, 2017

The employees of A. O. Smith Corporation’s offices and distribution centre in Fergus, ON, have been presented with the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award for excellence in workplace safety. President and CEO Kevin J. Wheeler praised the Fergus team

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Hands-on training at spruced up Viega educational facility

November 9, 2017

Viega LLC recently unveiled its renovated Viega Educational Facility in Nashua, NH, including its Interactive Learning Center and improved hands-on training facilities. Along with the facility’s classrooms, the centre features 16 vignettes of Viega solutions. The vignettes offer touchscreen panels

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IPS Corporation sold to Sherman Capital Holdings

November 8, 2017

  IPS Corporation has announced that Sherman Capital Holdings LLC, a private investment firm, has purchased the company from Nautic Partners LLC, a private equity firm that had been the prior owner for nearly three years. IPS is a global

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Gas safety bulletin addresses heating buildings under construction

November 3, 2017

Alberta Municipal Affairs and industry representatives have developed an information bulletin (G-01-17) to inform builders, contractors, renovators, gasfitters/sheet metal workers and owners of the requirements to ensure the installation and operation of gas heating appliances comply with the manufacturers certified

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CHC Award of Merit goes to Richard Peck

October 30, 2017

Congratulations to Richard Peck, vice president, Slant/Fin for being recognized with the Canadian Hydronics Council Award of Merit. The award recognizes an individual for a significant body of work over a lifetime in the Canadian hydronics industry. “This award is

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What you need to know about the industry workhorses

October 25, 2017 by Ian McTeer

Everyone involved in HVAC and refrigeration works with electric motors almost every day. Whether designing new products, specifying equipment, installing, maintaining or repairing a variety of heating, ventilation or cooling products, an electric motor and its needs are regularly the

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Show to host largest-ever education program

October 24, 2017

The 2018 AHR Expo takes place Chicago’s McCormick Place, January 22 to 24. The event’s seminar program features over 120 sessions, including over 70 free one- and two-hour best practices sessions and industry trends seminars. A total of 20 courses

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Advancements help commercial bathrooms go greener

October 22, 2017 by David Scelsi

Economic challenges. Droughts. Green initiatives. Laws and standards. It is hard to pinpoint one single reason water has risen to the forefront of the sustainability conversation in the past few years. But one thing is certain, as demand for greener

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BC invests $1.2 million in high school trades programs

October 20, 2017

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) in British Columbia is investing over $1.2 million across the province to fund the ITA Youth Work in Trades Programs. This year, 46 school districts across BC have been approved to receive $20,000 to $40,000

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Government makes move to prioritize Prompt Payment

October 18, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given the Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement instruction to prioritize prompt payment for contractors and sub-contractors who do business with her department. The additional supports calls from the vast majority of

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CaGBC report recommends nationwide retrofit strategy

October 17, 2017

A new report released by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) delivers a detailed roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from large buildings like office towers, recreation centres, hospitals, arenas and schools across the country. CaGBC’s A Roadmap for Retrofits

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How to solve water heater installation errors

October 17, 2017 by Robert Waters

Installed in every building, water heaters are one of the most common mechanical appliances, with thousands installed every day in Canada. Installations are done by anyone from skilled mechanical contractors, to do-it-yourselfers, and anyone in between. In most cases a

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Learning Forum daily themes announced for CMPX 2018

October 14, 2017

The CMPX 2018 Show Committee has announced new daily themes for the show’s Learning Forum sessions to directly address the interests of specific attendee groups. Day 1, Wednesday, March 21 will be “For Owners/Managers of Contracting Firms” with a selection

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2017 Best Restroom goes to Bayview Village Shopping Centre

October 10, 2017

Cintas Canada, Ltd. has announced that the Bayview Village Shopping Centre in Toronto received the most votes to claim the top prize in the 2017 Canada’s Best Restroom contest. Bayview Village will receive $2,500 in Cintas products and services. Bayview

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Connecting to innovative water solutions

October 4, 2017

The brands of Watts and ATS Spec hosted the Event for Engineers: Your Connection to Innovative Water Solutions at Toronto’s Hockey Hall of Fame on September 21. Experts were on hand to explain firsthand the benefits and features of various

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Wolseley Canada Inc. acquires Tackaberry

October 4, 2017

Kevin Fullan, general manager – plumbing and HVAC/R (Ontario & Atlantic) has announced Wolseley Canada Inc.’s acquisition of Tackaberry Heating Supplies Limited, an HVAC/R distributor and sheet metal fabricator with four locations in Eastern Ontario. Headquartered in Kingston with additional

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Marine Institute lands Water Wise Award

October 3, 2017

The Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, has won the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating’s (CIPH) Water Wise Award. Created in 2016, the award recognizes efforts of those outside of the CIPH membership working towards water

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Call for papers dealing with water technology

October 2, 2017

Organizers of the Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS) have issued a call for abstracts. The symposium in Ontario, CA, May 15 and 16, 2018, is for those who work or are interested in the fields of safe plumbing, water distribution

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Optimize productivity and worker safety

October 1, 2017 by Justin Kissinger

Using an oversized lift on indoor worksites is sometimes like attacking a mosquito with a baseball bat. It is impractical, unsafe and might do more damage than good. Low-level scissor lifts are great tools for indoor projects, such as installing

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Noble Fully Loaded show delivers with full house, packed agenda

September 29, 2017

Noble’s 2017 “Fully Loaded” show on September 28, featured plumbing, HVAC, hydronics, industrial and fire protection products from more than 80 industry leading exhibitors, as well as five complimentary seminars. There was no shortage of great food and prizes, including eight

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Canadians among the winners at the Annual UA Competition

September 28, 2017

Over half of America’s skilled trade employees are nearing retirement age and fewer men and women are being prepared to take their places. To address the shortage of skilled labourers, the Copper Development Association (CDA) sponsored the copper piping portion

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New tssa.org website on the way

September 27, 2017

The website of the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) at tssa.org is transforming. The authority audited the site, which highlighted opportunities to revitalize the digital space to make site use easier. The transformation will see the site become more

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The Buildings Show addresses challenges in the built environment

September 26, 2017

The Building Show, a networking and educational event for design, architecture, construction and real estate industries, returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) November 29 to December 1, 2017, while IIDEXCanada takes place November 29 and 30. The show

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HRAI shares concerns over smart thermostat program

September 22, 2017

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) issued a statement in early September regarding GreenON as well as the Direct Install program for adaptive (smart) thermostats. HRAI noted that if the benefits of the technology are to

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Drive Your Efficiency and Performance with the Alnor® Balometer® Capture Hood

September 19, 2017

The Alnor® Balometer® Capture Hood EBT731 provides the most accurate direct air volume readings at diffusers and grilles, enables easy one-person operation and offers various innovative accessories to increase your efficiency on the job. It features a detachable micromanometer which

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Join the 2017 Grundfos Canada Walk for Water

September 19, 2017

Every day, millions of women and children in developing countries walk nearly four miles to retrieve water to meet their families’ daily needs. In most cases, even after walking for miles and miles, the water they have to drink is

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SANIFLO® Certified Installer Program

September 18, 2017

SANIFLO® offers a free, in-person Certified Installer Program to provide accreditation and increase employment opportunities for plumbers and contractors nationwide. The Certified Installer Program provides product installation training on the company’s range of macerating and grinding upflush toilet systems, as

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Gen-Eye POD® Video Inspection System Now Offer Renters Wi-Fi Capability!

September 18, 2017

Lightweight, popular Gen-Eye POD® from General Pipe Cleaners now offer optional Wi-Fi capability. The Wi-Fi transmitter lets your customers send video to their tablet or Smartphone to record the inspection. Always easy on both back and budget, the compact package