Canadians Among 2023 ASHRAE Award Winners
Members recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the organization and HVAC/R industry.
Canadian Building Permit Values Drop Significantly in December
In the fourth quarter of 2022, the total value of building permits decreased 7.8% from the previous quarter to $31.0 billion.
HRAI Hosting Sessions on Climate Change
The first two sessions will connect HRAI members and industry professionals with policy-makers and climate change champions in the GTA and Vancouver regions.
AD Owner/Member Sales up 28% to a Record $74.9 Billion in 2022
In Canada, same-store members increased by 8%.
Oatey Announces Latest Editition of Social Media Brand Ambassadors for 2023
First launched in June 2021, the company’s new 2023 Social Media Ambassadors includes two Canadian plumbers.
Laars Heating Systems Celebrates 75th Anniversary
U.S. based manufacturer of boilers and water heaters will look back and share its vision for the future at the AHR Expo in Atlanta in February.
Circuit Purging – 30 Mechanical Minutes
John Siegenthaler shares the basics on getting the air out of modern closed-loop hydronic circuits.
Watts Introduces New Under Sink Guardian Mixing Valve
The valve comes standard with a cover to ensure only authorized users can initiate sanitization.
Investment in Building Construction Declines in November
Investment in single-family homes continued to fall for the fourth consecutive month, down 3.9% to $7.8 billion in November, with all provinces reporting declines.
Kasa Supply Opens Branch in Ontario
The new Ontario location is the company’s first outside of Western Canada.
AHR Heats Up Atlanta
2023 edition of the ARH Expo includes an expanded program of educational opportunities.
Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence Marks Return
The award is presented every two years to a nominee with attributes including technical mastery and a passion for hydronic technologies.
Total Value of Building Permits Increases in November
The 14.1% boost in November follows two consecutive monthly losses.
RIDGID Turns 100
Tool company celebrating 100th anniversary with year-long activities honouring the trades.
Social Media: Help or Hinderance
The rise of ‘helpful’ do-it-yourselfers on YouTube is generating new troubleshooting challenges for HVAC service technicians.
Investment in Building Construction Rises Slightly in October
The residential sector edged down 0.1% to $15.4 billion, while the non-residential sector increased 0.9% to $5.5 billion.
Next Supply to Open First Site Outside the GTA
The wholesaler’s new warehouse and service counter in Kitchener-Waterloo is expected to open in February 2023.
Daikin Acquires Venstar
Venstar will continue to be led by Venstar’s existing management team as well as all current employees of Venstar.
Total Value of Building Permits Decreases in October
The value of residential permits declined 6.4% to $6.5 billion nationally in October.
New Reports From OSPE Highlight the Importance of Indoor Air Quality
These reports equip individuals, business owners, government leaders, and others to limit the spread of COVID and improve health and well-being through indoor air quality.
New Construction Trades Added to Support Ontario Youth
With help from Support Ontario Youth, as a group sponsor, apprentices are mentored and properly supported so they can start networking within their desired trade.
Canada Leads the G7 for the Most Educated Workforce, but is Experiencing Significant Losses in Apprenticeship Certificate Holders in Key Trades
The number of working-age apprenticeship certificate holders has stagnated or fallen in three major trades fields – construction trades (+0.6%), mechanic and repair technologies (-7.8%) and precision production (-10.0%).
New Building Energy Code Compliance Survey Calls on Industry Professionals
Feedback will be used to estimate current rates of compliance with energy codes for large buildings.
Skills Ontario and ApprenticeSearch.com form partnership
The agreement will foster a seamless and integrated experience for career seekers by providing a clear pathway to the trades from exploration through to training and ultimately, employment.
Government of Canada Makes Changes to the National Model Codes Development System
The new code development system is expected to be more responsive to provincial and territorial code priorities.
Nortek Global HVAC Expands UEZ Unit Heater Line
The new sizes enable large and small spaces to be heated efficiently while reducing operating costs and the building’s carbon footprint.
Ridgid Introduces the 760 FXP Power Drive with FXP Battery
The tool is offered in two variations, 12-R and 11-R, and is 100% compatible with the existing Ridgid threader die heads of that type
Leak Detection Innovations Worth Knowing About
Digital networks connecting flow sensors and shut off valves can provide new levels of security and peace of mind for home and building owners.
Investment in Building Construction Decreases in September
Residential construction investment has seen little growth since February, with both single-family and multi-family construction remaining relatively stable since February.
GTHA Emissions Increase to Pre-Pandemic Levels, Risking 2030 Targets
Emissions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area increased by 2.2 million tonnes, or 4.5% in 2021.