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CIPH names technical consultant for codes and standards

July 15, 2016 | By HPAC Magazine

Rob Waters, Solar Water Services,CIPH,codes and standards

HPAC columnist Rob Waters has been named CIPH techincal codes and standards advisor.

Owner of Solar Water Services Inc. in Guelph, ON, and HPAC contributor Rob Waters, has joined the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) as a technical consultant for codes and standards. Waters assumes an advisory role for staff and members.

He comes to CIPH with over 30 years of experience in the hot water industry and has worked with gas, oil and biomass boiler system controls, and residential and commercial hydronic system design.

“Members, through our recent long range planning process, told us that we needed to hire a technical consultant to ensure that CIPH’s interests are at the forefront of codes, and regulatory issues. Robert brings us the necessary skills to represent CIPH with key government departments as we deal with uniformity for water and energy efficiency reports,” said Ralph Suppa, CIPH president and general manager.

Prior to establishing his own business, Waters worked with Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc. for 20 years.

Read Rob’s latest article in HPAC:

At one time, selecting a water heater was a fairly simple process. There were not a lot of options to choose from; you got a tank type water heater, which was either gas or oil fired, or electric. The water heater efficiency
Fast-forward 30 years and the story is much different. Now there are many water heater options available, and new efficiency standards are rapidly changing the dynamics of the industry. Customers are demanding much higher efficiencies, multiple venting options, smaller space requirements and remote controls. New suppliers have entered the market from Asia and Europe, challenging the traditional North American suppliers.

Tank type water heaters are still the dominant …read more





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