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Your opportunity to support skills development

March 30, 2017

The Skills Ontario (Heating System Technician) committee is on the hunt for industry volunteers and donors to take part in Canada’s largest skilled trade and technology competition. The Skills Ontario Competition is scheduled for May 1 to 3, 2017 at

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New roles for key Bradford White personnel

March 29, 2017

Bradford White Canada general manager Paul McDonald recently announced a number of promotions and a new role within the organization. In the newly created role of director, specification and product development, Tom Gervais will be responsible for all specification development

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Staged regulatory amendments to BC safety regulations

March 27, 2017

BC Safety Authority has issued an information bulletin to explain how Ministerial Order M065, which was deposited in February 2017, amends the Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation (PEBPVRSR); Elevating Devices Safety Regulation (EDSR); Gas Safety Regulation

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BC contractor honoured for support of apprenticeship and trades training

March 25, 2017

The 2016 CCA Trade Contractor Award of Recognition has been awarded to Patrick Waunch of Rambow Mechanical in Kelowna, BC, for his infectious enthusiasm and dedication to the growth and improvement of the industry, the association and the trade contractors

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RSES Canadian Capital Chapter to host annual conference

March 24, 2017

UPDATED The annual Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) Canada Conference will be held at Algonquin College in Ottawa on May 5 and 6, 2017. The program includes four speakers, opportunities to test for the CM, CMS designation and a dinner

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ICP honours three Canadian wholesalers

March 23, 2017

International Comfort Products (ICP) recently honoured three Canadian HVAC wholesalers as the Comfortmaker, KeepRite and Tempstar distributors of the year for their achievements in customer support and sales growth. Mike DuFour, general sales manager, ICP Canada, presented the awards to:

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ASHRAE heads west for annual conference

March 21, 2017

ASHRAE’s Annual Conference will be held June 24 to 28 in Long Beach, CA. The five-day event boasts eight conference tracks, tours, social events and a keynote message from Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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What to consider when expanding your business

March 20, 2017 by Hank Bulmash

Growing your business by expanding to another province is a big step and the process can be complicated. Before beginning operations in a second province you have to determine if your company is legally able to do business there. Federally

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Magna invests in Skills Ontario initiatives

March 8, 2017

Skills Ontario has announced that it will receive a $100,000 investment from Magna International in support of the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition, Skills Ontario Young Women’s Initiatives, and Skills Ontario Summer Camps. The Skills Ontario Competition, scheduled for May 1-3,

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Mechanical Contractors Association moves on up

March 7, 2017

As of February 1, MCA Canada is located in Suite 701, just one floor up from its previous location at 280 Albert St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5G8. Contact information remains the same.

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Energy Efficiency Regulations come into effect in June

March 2, 2017

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) recently announced that Amendment 13 to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations had been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. This is a significant milestone for Natural Resources Canada’s continued work under its Forward Regulatory Plan 2016-18. The amendment

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CIPH expands reach of CareerTap program

March 1, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) is partnering with the Canadian Association of Business Students (CABS) as a part of a long-term strategic plan aimed at students to raise awareness about the wide-ranging careers in the plumbing and

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Manufacturers prohibit the use of furnaces for construction heat

February 27, 2017

On February 1, 2016 the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) released a position paper stating that HRAI’s gas furnace manufacturers adopted a position to prohibit the use of their furnaces by homebuilders for heating during the construction process

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Technology, building relationships and the province’s climate change plan among issues at OGA conference

February 25, 2017

Building partnerships was a central motif running through much of the second day of the Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) conference, an event held February 21-22 in Mississauga, ON. Those themes emerged during the keynote presentation February 22, as Glen Murray,

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Well-deserved Vegas winning streak for Robert Bean

February 23, 2017

HPAC columnist Robert Bean is the 2017 recipient of the Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort Award. The award was presented on January 30 at the AHR 2017 Show in Las Vegas, NV. Bean, who is an industry leading expert

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Record number of Canadians head to Vegas for ASHRAE, AHR Expo

February 22, 2017

UPDATED North America’s premier HVAC/R event, the 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference at Caesars Palace, as well as the AHR Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, exceeded record-breaking attendance from the Conference and Expo that were held in Las Vegas

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Update on prompt payment legislation

February 17, 2017

On February 6, 2017 the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) met in Ottawa with senior representatives from Public Services and Procurement Canada’s (PSPC) Prompt Payment Task Force to discuss actions that could be implemented to support Bill S-224:

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Kilmer Environmental wins Seresco Rep­ of the Year Canada

February 15, 2017

Seresco Technologies, a manufacturer of indoor pool dehumidification equipment, has named Kilmer Environmental of Mississauga, ON, as its “2016 Rep of Year-Canada.” The announcement was made at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo 2017) on January 30

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Beckett issues product advisory

February 13, 2017

Beckett Corporation has issued a bulletin regarding its Cleancut pump A2EA-6527. Pumps manufactured in March, April and May 2016 might present a tightness issue on Inlet/Return 1/4-18 NPTF plugs. To identify the pumps check the date stamped on the top

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Taco’s hot water recirculation control is 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award Product of the Year

February 8, 2017

Taco, Inc.’s SmartPlug instant hot water control has won the 2017 AHR Expo Innovation Award Product of the Year. The product, which also secured a win in the Innovation Awards’ plumbing category, can be installed in existing domestic hot water

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Stelpro develops smart thermostat with IoT leaders

February 7, 2017

Stelpro, a manufacturer of integrated heating solutions, has teamed up with three Internet of Things (IoT) partners to develop and bring to market Maestro – Smart Thermostats, a smart home solution for electric heat that enables users to customize home

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Danfoss inaugurates first test chamber of its new customer Application Development Center

February 6, 2017

Danfoss recently opened a test chamber at its new Engineering Tomorrow Application Development Center in Tallahassee, FL. The first of three psychrometric rooms, it will accommodate air-conditioning systems up to 12.5 tons. Its purpose is to help the industry in

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BCIT’s High-Performance Building Lab offers hands-on opportunities

February 2, 2017

“Our new High-Performance Building Lab is a hub for formal and informal hands-on learning and training for students, industry and others interested in efficient building envelopes,” said Andrea Linsky, program head in the Centre for Energy Systems Applications at British

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Fifth Deschênes takes on presidency of GDI

January 30, 2017

Groupe Deschênes Inc. (GDI) has appointed François Deschênes as president and chief executive officer. He previously held the position of vice president, operations, for GDI’s Quebec Region. Martin Deschênes, outgoing president and CEO of GDI, assumes the position of vice

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Challenges ahead for globalization

January 27, 2017

  Ottawa’s political landscape, the Young Executive Society (YES) and awards honouring member achievements were among highlights of The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) Ontario Region Business Meeting and luncheon, held January 19 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

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Schneider Electric and Panasonic partner to simplify energy management

January 27, 2017

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, and Panasonic Corporation recently announced an integrated HVAC equipment and building management solution. Both companies have developed an interface wireless solution, which enables direct serial communication between Schneider Electric’s building

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Axiom moves on up to larger site, on-site research lab

January 25, 2017

  Axiom Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of specialty products for hydronic systems, has moved to a new office and production warehouse located at 3603 Burron Avenue in Saskatoon, SK. The state of the art building includes 21,000 sq. ft. of

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High-Performance Building Lab offers hands-on opportunities

January 24, 2017

“Our new High-Performance Building lab is a hub for formal and informal hands-on learning and training for students, industry and others interested in efficient building envelopes,” said Andrea Linsky, program head in the Centre for Energy Systems Applications at British

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First Daikin VRV unit assembled at Daikin Texas Technology Park

January 24, 2017

Daikin Texas Technology Park, Daikin North America LLC’s new $417 million, four million sq.-ft. campus located outside of Houston, recently welcomed its first VRV unit off the production line during a celebration led by CEO Takeshi Ebisu. Daikin VRV technology

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Expert panel on National Energy Board modernization engages with Canadians

January 20, 2017

In November, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, announced the creation of a five-member expert panel to provide recommendations to the government for the modernization of the NEB. The panel will visit the following cities to hear