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HRAI re-affirms support for gas technician apprenticeship program

March 10, 2014

The Greater Toronto Area chapter of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Contractors Division has announced that it is holding a panel discussion at its March 25 dinner meeting. Representatives from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority

The push is on to harmonize codes and standards on both sides of the border
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Setting The Standard

March 1, 2014 by PATRICK CALLAN

Plumbing industry leads harmonization charge

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Wolseley Canada launches new division, announces VP

February 12, 2014

Wolseley Canada recently launched a new division, Wolseley Industrial, which includes Meridian, the company’s valve, valve actuation, pipe, fittings and flange business, and its Engineered Pipe Group (EPG), which provides total solutions for all high-density polyethylene projects. Both the Meridian

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Strategy Matters

February 1, 2014 by Robert Bean

Our view of construction stands in the way of good buildings.

CMPX 2014 opens on March 19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
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Maximize your visit to CMPX 2014

February 1, 2014 by hpac

Sessions, exhibits, van contest and Tool Take-away – the program is jammed for this mechanicals show.

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Call for presentations on geothermal business and policy

January 29, 2014

The 7th Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Business & Policy Forum will be held in Montréal, QC on May 16, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel – The Queen Elizabeth and organizers have issued a call for speakers. The geothermal industry is approaching a

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Ventilex awarded contract for Deloitte Tower ventilation and AC

January 28, 2014

Ventilex Inc. of Saint-Eustache, QC has been awarded a $10-million dollar contract for the design and installation of the ventilation and air conditioning systems in Cadillac Fairview Corporation’s Deloitte Tower in Montreal’s downtown core. Construction began on the 26-storey tower in

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Unico partnership enables entry to mini-split HVAC market

January 23, 2014

Unico, Inc. announced at AHR that it has a new product offering through its partnership with Italian manufacturer Argoclima. Unico’s small-duct, high-velocity central heating and air conditioning system will work in conjunction with the manufacturer’s Technibel split system and outdoor inverter unit. According

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The path to zero

January 20, 2014

Zero net energy buildings are a growing trend in the commercial building industry.

AHRI accredited as Canadian SDO.
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AHRI to develop National Standards of Canada

January 17, 2014

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has announced that the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has been accredited by SCC to develop National Standards of Canada. The accreditation became effective December 17, 2013. “The accreditation of AHRI as a standards development organization (SDO) in Canada

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Rheem enters commercial refrigeration market

January 13, 2014

Acquisition enables company to expand its product line and grow the HTPG brand.

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CMPX 2014 Show floor sells out

January 9, 2014

Learning Forum sessions finalized, plan your CMPX visit now.

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LEED leader honoured by The Order of Canada

January 8, 2014

Stephen Carpenter P.Eng, LEED AP BD+C, of MMM Group Limited (formerly Enermodal Engineering), has been named a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) in recognition of “his visionary leadership in the development and stewardship of Canada’s green building industry.” Carpenter was an

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IIDEX Canada to co-locate with Construct Canada

January 7, 2014

Collaboration creates seamless event called The Buildings Show.

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Strong economic prospects, solid sales increases predicted for 2014

January 3, 2014

ASHRAE/AHR Expo Survey reveals HVAC/R manufacturers optimistic.

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2012 Building Code examinations underway

December 30, 2013

Amendment to the Building Code regulation, including load calculations, filed in December 2013.

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2014 Economic Review available from CIPH

December 20, 2013

CIPH Quarterly Economic Review is available now…Global demand for Canadian goods and services should pick up. See report on right.

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Joint venture to capitalize on growing demand for air conditioning

December 18, 2013

Johnson Controls, Inc., Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. (collectively referred to as Hitachi) recently announced that the companies have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for Johnson Controls to obtain a 60 per cent ownership stake in Hitachi Appliances’

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AHR numbers exceed last New York record-breaking show

December 16, 2013

The 2014 AHR Expo in New York City on January 21-23, is shaping up to be the largest HVAC/R exposition ever held in the northeast. More than 1800 exhibiting companies have reserved 387 000 square feet of booth space, exceeding the record-breaking

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Direct Energy rebrands to strengthen HVAC service business in Canada

December 11, 2013

Direct Energy Business Services (DEBS) has changed its operating name in Canada to Airtron Canada. The announcement was made in Toronto at the PM Expo on December 4, 2013. The change is part of DEBS’ efforts in Canada to strengthen

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Construct Canada opens tomorrow

December 3, 2013

Stop by and see us at booth #341.

Brian Baker, CMS founder and instructor of Westech Energy Training Center poses with graduates from the 88-hour Fifth Class Power Engineers course earlier this year. (Back row L - R) Grant Holst, Andriy Bokhankovych, Mykhailo Stepanenko, Jordan Manchulenko, Trevor Day; (Middle row l to r)  Lorne Turner, John Zelinsky, Brent Taylor, Brian Baker; (Front row l to r) Richie Punla, Zhaohui Yang, Spencer Mackie (Missing Brandon Cohoe)
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U.S. publication recognizes Manitoba trainer

November 25, 2013

The NEWS, in conjunction with hilmor and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), has announced the winners of this year’s Best Instructor and Best Trainer contests. For 2013, Brian Baker, CMS, founder of Westech Energy Training Centre, and president of Custom Vac Ltd. in Winnipeg, MB, has been

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Navien achieves CAN/CSA P.9-11 rating for combo system

November 21, 2013

Navien has achieved a CAN/CSA P.9-11 rating for its condensing tankless water heater system with SunTherm air handling unit (AHU) for combined space and water heating. “As a world leader in energy efficient technology and with a name created from

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Clock winding down on SaskEnergy Commercial Boiler Program

November 19, 2013

SaskEnergy’s Commercial Boiler Program is designed to encourage the use of high-efficiency natural gas hydronic space-heating systems and high efficiency variable speed intelligent circulating pumps in commercial new construction and retrofits. This program is available until November 30, 2013. All applications

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Daikin McQuay rebrands to Daikin

November 19, 2013

Daikin McQuay has announced that it will now do business as Daikin Applied. Daikin purchased McQuay International in 2006, and since that time, McQuay International has been transformed with new management, new technologies and now, a name change. Daikin Applied manufactures commercial

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CMPX 2014 registration underway

November 7, 2013

The 2014 CMPX show is expected to attract over 14,000 mechanical industry professionals to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Space sales have now passed the 500 exhibitor mark for the three-day show starting Wednesday, March 19 through to Friday, March 21. A

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Free webinar tackles Legionella guidelines, standards and prevention strategies

November 6, 2013

In a 60-minute webinar titled Legionella Guidelines, Standards and Prevention Strategies, Matt Freije will outline Legionella prevention options in light of scientific findings, current and pending guidelines and standards, and legal risk. The webinar begins at 9:00 a.m. Pacific on

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2014 AHR Expo in NYC on record-setting pace

November 5, 2013

Organizers of the 2014 AHR Expo in New York City from Jan. 21 to 23 are expecting it to be another record-breaking event. By May, more than 90 per cent of exhibit space at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

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EnerGuide program expands

November 5, 2013

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has finalized an agreement with manufacturers who sell electric and gas/propane water heaters in Canada to participate in the industry managed HVAC EnerGuide Program. Supported by the Canadian Institute of

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Public review on proposed changes to the National Model Construction Codes

November 4, 2013

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) invites Code users and stakeholders to participate in the review of proposed changes to the following National Model Construction Codes: National Building Code of Canada 2010 (NBC); National Fire Code of Canada 2010