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A tale of four cities: Building Benchmark BC pilot project kicks off

January 21, 2020

Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver are engaged in a pilot project that tracks and discloses the energy emissions of participating commercial buildings as of Jan. 21

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Mitsubishi Electric Canada awards Mits Airconditioning South Western Ontario Territory

January 15, 2020

Effective April 1, Mississauga-based Mits Airconditioning takes over territory from Baymar Supply.

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Breaking Ground at new ASHRAE Headquarters

January 14, 2020

The Society is renovating a two-story, 66,700 sq. ft. building near Atlanta that will feature water efficient plumbing, energy efficient HVAC and lighting systems, as well as the ability to harness on site energy production and be a net-zero-energy ready building.

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New CEO announced at Armstrong

January 14, 2020

Todd Rief has joined S. A. Armstrong Ltd. as CEO, after spending 12 years with Honeywell.

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ATS hosts hockey game day to raise money for SickKids

January 13, 2020

Allied Technical Solutions (ATS) will be hosting its annual Hat-Trick for Humanity fundraiser on February 6 and 7, 2020. The outdoor three-on-three hockey tournament will be held at ATS’ head office in Scarborough. Money raised from the event will go

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Province of Ontario launches Skilled Trades ad campaign

January 10, 2020

Under the slogan ‘Find a Career You Wouldn’t Trade,’ the ad videos will run in movie theatres and on Tim Hortons TV across the province.

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CIPH welcomes new program manager

January 10, 2020

Therese Kasongo is responsible for overseeing and supporting the activities of CIPH’s Plumbing & Mechanical Advisory Council (PMAC) and the Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC).

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New Travel Bursaries available for WETT Certification training

January 8, 2020

The new DuraVent/Security Chimneys Travel Bursary is being provided to offer financial relief for persons required to travel significant distances to attend a WETT certification course.

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Celebrating the Awareness of ‘Bad and Ugly’ Cross Connection Controls

January 3, 2020

The Western Canada Section of the American Water Works Association has released the winning entries of its 2019 National Bad and Ugly Cross Connection Control photo contest.

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Bardon Supplies supports local food banks for the holidays

December 20, 2019

The Ontario-based plumbing and heating wholesaler has been celebrating its 50th anniversary all year, and this December conducted its first annual “Fill a Tub with Grub” food drive campaign to support the communities it serves.

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Viega Sponsors U.S. Snowboarder/Plumber

December 20, 2019

A licensed journeyman plumber, Jonathan Cheever supports himself in the off-season installing water heaters and plumbing bathrooms in Park City, Utah.

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Johnson Controls breaks ground on Mississippi plant

December 20, 2019

Expansion will provide jobs to local economy, meet growing demand for custom air-handling units

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Noble Donates to Huntley Transitional Housing Program for HIV/AIDS patients

December 19, 2019

Noble has sponsored a third of all in-kind building product donations for this project, including plumbing fixtures and heating and cooling equipment. 

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Season’s Greetings from the HPAC Team

December 17, 2019

Please note there will be no weekly e-newsletter on Thursday, December 26th (Boxing Day), but we’ll be back on Thursday, January 2 with a Best of 2019 Review.

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Viega manager headed to Rwanda after winning World Plumbing Council Scholarship

December 16, 2019

Dan Rademacher will use the $10,000 WPC Education and Training Scholarship award to travel to Rwanda to help plumbers.

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Registration opens for CHC’s Hydronic Fundamentals Webinar Series

December 12, 2019

The five-part webinar series will be hosted by HPAC contributor, Rob Waters in early 2020.

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Statistics Canada data reveals increase in apprenticeship registration and trades certifications

December 11, 2019

Data collected from registered apprenticeship training programs reveals an increase in apprenticeship program registration, especially among women.

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GROHE sets the date for carbon-zero production

December 10, 2019

In July 2019, the global brand converted all of its production plants to run on green electricity. They plan to be entirely carbon-free by April 2020.

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IPEX opens new California distribution centre

December 3, 2019

New facility nearly quadruples the company’s available warehouse space in the region.

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RenewAire’s HVAC plant awarded LEED Gold Certification

December 3, 2019

RenewAire’s HVAC manufacturing plant has achieved LEED Gold certification. The 111,000-square-foot, 35 year-old building in Waunakee, Wis. received 60 out of a possible 110 points for its efforts. Of the 60 points awarded, RenewAire received 14 in the “Optimize Energy

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National Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards accepting nominations

December 2, 2019

The CaGBC Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to advancements within the Canadian green building industry.

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NIBCO acquires Milwaukee Valve

November 29, 2019

The Wisconsin-based valve manufacturer supplies products for the commercial, industrial, and Navy marine markets including ball, gate, globe, check, butterfly, high performance butterfly, specialty marine and lead-free valves.

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Joyce Centre at Mohawk College achieves Zero Carbon Performance Certification

November 27, 2019

Canada Green Building Council announces that the Hamilton, ON building is first to achieve both Zero Carbon Building Design and Performance certifications.

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AHR survey reports strong economy for HVAC businesses heading into 2020

November 27, 2019

The annual survey shows many HVAC professionals are feeling optimistic about the business going into 2020.

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AHR Expo announces 2020 Innovation Award winners

November 26, 2019

AHR Expo show management has announced the winners of the 2020 AHR Expo Innovation Awards. The winners will be formally recognized for their contributions to the HVAC industry at this year’s 2020 AHR Expo, happening February 3 to 5 at

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Johnson Controls acquires EasyIO Building and Energy Management System

November 22, 2019

Johnson Controls has closed an agreement to purchase the EasyIO Building and Energy Management System (BEMS) product line. The acquisition, which was announced Nov. 22, will create growth opportunities as Johnson Controls leverages the EasyIO products and team, the Asia-Pacific

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ASHRAE and NIST sign MoU Agreement, focusing on improving HVAC technology

November 22, 2019

ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding, formalizing the relationship between the two organizations. The MoU was signed by ASHRAE’s president, Darryl K. Boyce and Dr.

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ASHRAE and American Chemistry Council sign MoU

November 20, 2019

“The products of chemistry, from foam insulation and silicone caulks and sealants to plastic pipes and next-generation refrigerants, provide a range of benefits that help enable energy-efficient, sustainable buildings” – Chris Jahn, CEO ACC.

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SPX acquires Patterson-Kelley from Harsco Corp.

November 19, 2019

Boiler manufacturers Patterson-Kelley and Weil-McLain now both under the SPX umbrella.

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Bartle & Gibson Leadership Transition

November 19, 2019

President/CEO Robert Whitty is stepping down in early 2020, and will be succeeded by Martin Lower.