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Register today for Canada’s first national renewable heating workshop

January 28, 2013

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) and the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) will hold their first joint event, entitled Renewable Heat Policy and Technology: Integrating Solar and Geothermal Technologies, at University of Toronto’s Hart House on the downtown St George’s

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Renewable Heating Workshop to explore options for Canadian consumers

November 22, 2012

Solar and geothermal industries work together to explore technology and policy

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Innovation Award winners announced

November 14, 2012

Ranging from an innovative geothermal heat pump, to a copper theft deterrent system, the winners of the prestigious 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards have been chosen and will be honoured at a special ceremony during the exposition and conference in

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Reports show finance-related challenges remain the largest barriers to renewable energy development

November 14, 2012

An analysis of two reports by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI) shows that despite healthy expected returns, finance-related challenges remain the largest barriers to renewable energy development. The reports on solar and geothermal

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CHES 2012: Towards World Class Health Care

November 1, 2012 by LUC BOILY

Mechanical business professionals make their points on the best practices and regulations in healthcare facilities.

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BC leaders in energy management recognized

October 3, 2012

The Honourable Terry Lake, BC Minister of Environment presented awards recognizing leadership in energy management to Surrey, Nakusp and City of North Vancouver at the Union of B.C Municipalities convention on September 26. The City of Surrey won in the

CMX/CIPHEX has been rebranded and will now be known as the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX).
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HRAI and CIPH unveil new trade show name and day pattern

September 26, 2012

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) have announced that the 2014 CMX/CIPHEX Trade Show and Learning Forum will now be known as the Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition

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Energy efficiency milestone in Western Canada

September 18, 2012

Swift Current, SK, has the distinction of being the site of the first home in western Canada built to the voluntary 2012 R-2000 Standard. Homes built to the 2012 R-2000 standard are to be 50 per cent more energy-efficient than

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Draft Canada-Nova Scotia Equivalency Agreement for Coal-Fired Electricity released

September 17, 2012

New coal-fired electricity regulations, released by the federal government on September 12, would have meant the premature closure of Nova Scotia’s eight coal-fired plants in Trenton, Lingan, Point Tupper and Point Aconi, at a cost of up to $1.3 billion

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COMING SOON: Festival focuses on OBC energy efficiency requirements

September 13, 2012

The 2012 Green Building Festival, which is being held on October 11-12 at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, will feature experts such as Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute, the Seattle-based hub for visionary green

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New methodology in effect for LEED Regional Priority Credits

September 4, 2012

The LEED Canada 2009 rating systems introduced the concept of Regional Priority Credits (RPCs) to incentify the achievement of credits that address geographically specific environmental priorities. For each rating system and each region of Canada, a series of six RPCs

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Geo-Solar Connection

September 1, 2012 by hpac

Two thermally-based renewable energy technologies that grab many headlines these days are solar water heating and geothermal heat pumps. Both of these technologies are ways of capturing solar energy. The solar thermal system does it in real time, whereas the

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Interested in solar and hydronics?

August 22, 2012

The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) is seeking representatives to serve on a working group to assist in the creation of the Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics Code (USEHC), a code that will integrate all aspects of hydronic heating and cooling

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ASHRAE issues Call for Papers for Research Summit

July 2, 2012

ASHRAE has announced a call for research papers for its newly-created Research Summit to be held in conjunction with the Society’s 2013 Annual Conference in Denver, CO, on June 22-26. The presentation of research-related papers is a part of the

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Early bird registration deadline looms for HRAI AGM

June 29, 2012

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) Annual General Meeting will be held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront in Halifax, NS, on August 22-25, 2012. HRAI’s discounted early registration fees are available until July 6. The AGM kickoff breakfast

MCEE returns to the Bonaventure in Montreal for 2013.
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Four shows in one at MCEE

June 20, 2012

MCEE trade show and conference will be held April 17-18, 2013 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC. MCEE is produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), the Corporation of Master Pipe Mechanics of Quebec (CMMTQ), the Corporation

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Measure to manage with building energy benchmarking

June 14, 2012

Join the energy benchmarking movement! Register for a free webinar to see a live demonstration of the Portfolio Manager building energy benchmarking tool that is coming to Canada in June 2013. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is working with the US

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Third annual energy conservation report available online

June 11, 2012

EXCLUSIVE NEWSLETTER CONTENT

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Improved energy benchmarks for LEED Canada for Homes

May 30, 2012

Improved energy benchmarks for LEED Canada for Homes take effect August 1, 2012. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is making the move following a survey it conducted in winter 2012. The new minimum for energy performance in the LEED Canada

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Changes to Nova Scotia solar rebates

May 23, 2012

As of April 1, 2012 there is one solar rebate available via the stand-alone Efficiency Nova Scotia solar rebate program.  The solar rebates under Performance Plus and ecoENERGY/EnerGuide for Houses will no longer be available. The Current Solar Rebate is the same

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BC ups the ante for efficiency upgrades

April 27, 2012

The provincial government has extended the LiveSmart BC program and increased the incentives, with more than $7000 in rebates now available to BC homeowners. LiveSmart BC incentives, provided in partnership with BC Hydro, FortisBC, and the Province of BC, are

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Sustainable design workshop

April 19, 2012

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is bringing its Sustainable Design workshop to Montreal on June 6-7, 2012. It will be taught in English but handout materials will be in English and French. This two-day Sustainable Design workshop will

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Hydronic workshops showcase renewable energy applications

April 10, 2012

Sustainability, innovation and new technology will be the focus of the 2012 edition of the CIPHEX West trade show in Vancouver.  The largest event in Western Canada for plumbing, HVAC/R and water treatment, CIPHEX West will take place at the

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Time Well Served

April 1, 2012 by John Siegenthaler

After 30 years it was time for a collector transplant.

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What do the results of Ontario’s review of its microFIT and FIT programs really mean?

March 30, 2012

Following the first review of Ontario’s signature Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) Program, the provincial government announced that it will implement all the recommendations, which include: Creating more jobs sooner by streamlining the regulatory approvals process for projects while maintaining the highest environmental

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Viessmann names top sales reps

March 28, 2012

Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc. has announced the winners of its “MAX” Sales Awards for 2011. The “MAX” Awards (denoting Marketing, Accomplishment and Excellence) are presented annually to the top two Viessmann sales representatives in Canada. DisTech Inc. of Brockville, ON,

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Enerworks and Enersol Solar Merge

March 24, 2012

Enerworks and Enersol have announced the merging of their companies. Enerworks is a supplier of flat plate and vacuum tube solar heating and cooling solutions. Enersol is a supplier of unglazed, pool heating technology. “By having such a range of

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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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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