CHC Award of Merit goes to Richard Peck
October 30, 2017
Congratulations to Richard Peck, vice president, Slant/Fin for being recognized with the Canadian Hydronics Council Award of Merit. The award recognizes an individual for a significant body of work over a lifetime in the Canadian hydronics industry.
“This award is intended to be the highest honour one can achieve within the hydronics industry in Canada,” reports Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) president and general manager Ralph Suppa.
CHC is a council within CIPH. It has represented Canada’s hot water heating industry for over 40 years.
Its mandate allows it to participate in:
- Education and training including delivery of national certification curriculum
- Government relations including participation in codes and standards development
- Industry and consumer marketing promoting the benefits of hot water heating systems
The Canadian Hydronics Council is available to those seeking technical expertise; industry consultation; consumer-friendly information; or just plain “know-how.”
The Council is committed to ensuring that standards, such as the CSA B214 Installation Code for Hydronic Heating Systems, are in place as a basis for proper installation as well as consumer protection and safety.
The Council works collaboratively with regulators and government to address issues related to hot water heating. It also hosts and promotes heating training schools for the industry, including a two-day introductory school.
CHC was founded as an independent not-for-profit trade association in 1963. The first chairman was Jim Armstrong of S.A Armstrong. At inception, its goal was to promote the interests and prosperity of the Canadian manufacturers and wholesaler distributors of modern hot water heating systems.
In 1967, under the chairmanship of R.A. Orr, a merger with CIPH was approved by the CIPH Board. CHC became a Council of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating with its own directors and funds, headquartered in Montreal. Currently, CIPH provides secretariat and the office for CHC is headquartered in Toronto.