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Intent statements published for 2010 National Fire and Plumbing Codes

March 20, 2012

Intent statements for the 2010 National Fire Code of Canada and 2010 National Plumbing Code of Canada have been updated and are now available, free of charge, on the National Codes website. The intent statements for the 2010 National Building

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Capacitive imaging sensor holds promise for detecting pipe corrosion

March 20, 2012

Researchers at NRC are investigating the use of capacitive imaging sensors for determining the extent of corrosion on metallic pipe. Detection and quantification of pitting corrosion is required to understand the condition of the pipe and its remaining service life.

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Free webcast highlights dedicated outdoor air systems

March 19, 2012

  While conventional HVAC systems mix fresh outdoor air with the return air in one unit, dedicated outdoor air systems use standard equipment to condition fresh air separately before it enters the building. This break from tradition is quickly becoming

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Online presentations available for the 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings

March 19, 2012

Free online presentations explaining the major technical requirements in the 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) are now available on the National Codes website. These presentations, which replace the cross-country seminars traditionally offered during past model code

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Share Your Knowledge at the 2012 ASPE Convention

March 16, 2012

Call For Papers If you are looking to share your knowledge and design experience with others in the plumbing industry who are eager to learn, contact the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) to be considered for the 2012 Convention

Date set for 2012 Ride for Habitat.
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Third RIDE FOR HABITAT set for July 21, 2012

March 15, 2012

Start your engines. The third annual “Ride for Habitat” will take place on Saturday, July 21. The ride will raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Canada, a national, non-profit organization that makes homeownership possible for low-income families that could not

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Time to enter the 2012 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards

March 15, 2012

The Stage 1 deadline for the 2012 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards is coming up – Tuesday, March 27. This year the number of awards of excellence has been increased to 12. Now in its 44th year, the awards program is

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Register today for CanSIA Webinar: Clarification on Ontario Solar PV Installer Requirements and Qualifications

March 14, 2012

Due to recent solar related accidents the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is examining and re-evaluating their enforcement of existing regulations related to the installation, maintenance and construction of solar PV module systems of all sizes. The MOL has released

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New Brunswick to host first CanmetENERGY English-language process integration workshop

March 14, 2012

Building on the success of workshops held in Québec over the past two years, CanmetENERGY is expanding its offer to train energy specialists in heat recovery and process integration (PI). The first English-language PI three-day workshop will be held March

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New Gas Safety Variance Issued

March 6, 2012

A STANDATA (VAR-GAS-12-01) has been released that deals with an editorial correction for B149.1-10 Clause 8.10.6. 

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Drake Landing Solar Community wins international award

March 5, 2012

The Drake Landing Solar Community project in Okotoks, Alberta, has won the 2011 Energy Globe World Award. The annual award recognizes innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects around the world. Project leader Doug McClenahan accepted the prize on behalf

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Coming Together again to Celebrate World Plumbing Day

March 5, 2012

On March 11 MCAC, CIPH and WPC will be joined by other Canadian members of the World Plumbing Council including the Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta, the Canadian Standards Association, the Ontario and British Columbia Plumbing Inspectors Association, UA Local

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Renowned Energy Expert To Address HVAC/R Educators

February 27, 2012

The 2012 industry-wide HVACR & Mechanical Conference for Education Professionals, scheduled for March 12 – 14 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO, will provide educator created learning experiences for HVAC/R and mechanical contracting instructors along with other

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Danfoss to relocate Mexico operations to North America

February 22, 2012

 Danfoss has announced that it will relocate its industrial refrigeration final assembly and warehouse operations from Mexico to Morrison Tennessee later this year. The move is part of a strategy to re-engineer the industrial refrigeration supply chain to a new

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Watts Water Technologies, Inc. Completes Acquisition of tekmar Control Systems

February 21, 2012

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. has completed the acquisition of tekmar Control Systems in a share purchase transaction. tekmar is a designer and manufacturer of control solutions for a HVAC applications, including a range of hydronic systems. tekmar had annual revenues

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Former Canadian GM to lead Uponor North America

February 17, 2012

Uponor has named Bill Gray president of Uponor North America, effective February 15, 2012. He is also a member of the Uponor Group executive committee. Gray has served as the vice president for UNA Sales since June 2011, where he

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R-2000 Energy-Efficiency Standard gets a facelift

February 16, 2012

The Honourable Gordon O’Connor, Minister of State and MP for Carleton–Mississippi Mills, on behalf of the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, and Ron Olson, President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, launched the new 2012 R-2000 Standard today.

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Call for papers issued

February 13, 2012

ASHRAE has sent out a call for papers for its 2013 Winter Conference taking place from January 26-30, 2013 in Dallas, TX. Next year’s conference will include the following tracks: HVAC&R systems and equipment, HVAC&R fundamental and applications, refrigeration tracks,

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Green building trends for 2012

February 13, 2012

Earth Advantage Institute (EAI) director of marketing Tom Breunig recently wrote Green Crystal Ball: 10 Green Building Predictions For 2012. The article discusses the EAI’s annual 10 green building predictions, which include: urban density, green multi-family homes, energy education for

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$400-million ecoEnergy Retrofit-Homes program shut down

February 13, 2012

The ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes program was shut down two months earlier than expected. The news appeared near the bottom of a good news press release from the office of Minister of Natural Resources Canada Joe Oliver, announcing an additional $117 million