A tale of four cities: Building Benchmark BC pilot project kicks offJanuary 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
Mitsubishi Electric Canada awards Mits Airconditioning South Western Ontario TerritoryJanuary 15, 2020
Effective April 1, Mississauga-based Mits Airconditioning takes over territory from Baymar Supply.
Breaking Ground at new ASHRAE HeadquartersJanuary 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.
New CEO announced at ArmstrongJanuary 14, 2020
Todd Rief has joined S. A. Armstrong Ltd. as CEO, after spending 12 years with Honeywell.
ATS hosts hockey game day to raise money for SickKidsJanuary 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…
Province of Ontario launches Skilled Trades ad campaignJanuary 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.
CIPH welcomes new program managerJanuary 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).
New Travel Bursaries available for WETT Certification trainingJanuary 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.
Celebrating the Awareness of ‘Bad and Ugly’ Cross Connection ControlsJanuary 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.
Bardon Supplies supports local food banks for the holidaysDecember 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.
Viega Sponsors U.S. Snowboarder/PlumberDecember 20, 2019
A licensed journeyman plumber, Jonathan Cheever supports himself in the off-season installing water heaters and plumbing bathrooms in Park City, Utah.
Johnson Controls breaks ground on Mississippi plantDecember 20, 2019
Expansion will provide jobs to local economy, meet growing demand for custom air-handling units
Noble Donates to Huntley Transitional Housing Program for HIV/AIDS patientsDecember 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.
Season’s Greetings from the HPAC TeamDecember 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.
Viega manager headed to Rwanda after winning World Plumbing Council ScholarshipDecember 16, 2019
Dan Rademacher will use the $10,000 WPC Education and Training Scholarship award to travel to Rwanda to help plumbers.
Registration opens for CHC’s Hydronic Fundamentals Webinar SeriesDecember 12, 2019
The five-part webinar series will be hosted by HPAC contributor, Rob Waters in early 2020.
Statistics Canada data reveals increase in apprenticeship registration and trades certificationsDecember 11, 2019
Data collected from registered apprenticeship training programs reveals an increase in apprenticeship program registration, especially among women.
GROHE sets the date for carbon-zero productionDecember 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.
IPEX opens new California distribution centreDecember 3, 2019
New facility nearly quadruples the company’s available warehouse space in the region.
RenewAire’s HVAC plant awarded LEED Gold CertificationDecember 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…
National Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards accepting nominationsDecember 2, 2019
The CaGBC Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to advancements within the Canadian green building industry.
NIBCO acquires Milwaukee ValveNovember 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.
Joyce Centre at Mohawk College achieves Zero Carbon Performance CertificationNovember 27, 2019
Canada Green Building Council announces that the Hamilton, ON building is first to achieve both Zero Carbon Building Design and Performance certifications.
AHR survey reports strong economy for HVAC businesses heading into 2020November 27, 2019
The annual survey shows many HVAC professionals are feeling optimistic about the business going into 2020.
AHR Expo announces 2020 Innovation Award winnersNovember 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…
Johnson Controls acquires EasyIO Building and Energy Management SystemNovember 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…
ASHRAE and NIST sign MoU Agreement, focusing on improving HVAC technologyNovember 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.…
ASHRAE and American Chemistry Council sign MoUNovember 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.
SPX acquires Patterson-Kelley from Harsco Corp.November 19, 2019
Boiler manufacturers Patterson-Kelley and Weil-McLain now both under the SPX umbrella.
Bartle & Gibson Leadership TransitionNovember 19, 2019
President/CEO Robert Whitty is stepping down in early 2020, and will be succeeded by Martin Lower.