Vancouver International Airport geothermal project wins PPI AwardMay 20, 2020
The borefield for the geoexchange system includes 841 boreholes at 500 feet each in depth.
Grundfos Celebrating 75 YearsMay 20, 2020
The company’s history dates back to the end of the Second World War, when founder and engineer Poul Due Jensen was asked by a local farmer if he could procure a pump.
Registration open for ASHRAE Virtual ConferenceMay 19, 2020
The cost to attend 92 technical sessions on topics from HVAC/R systems and equipment to zero energy buildings and more is US$99 for ASHRAE members and US$329 for non-members
Wolseley Canada bringing Haier products to Ontario and Atlantic CanadaMay 15, 2020
The new partnership with GE Appliances, a Haier company, includes the dealer-driven line of Haier ductless and heat pump products.
CaGBC Advocating for Efficiency Retrofit IncentivesMay 14, 2020
Last week, CaGBC provided its perspective to key federal ministers in a document entitled, “Ready, set, grow: How the green building industry can re-ignite Canada’s economy.”
Economic Forecast: Strong Recovery Begins in 2021May 14, 2020
“It’s not a regular recession, as it was caused by a health crisis, and parts of the economy will come back online quickly.”
Natural gas needed to supplement electrification of Quebec’s economy: MEIMay 13, 2020
Independent think tank, the Montreal Economic Institute, publishes research paper entitled ‘Energy in Quebec: What Role for Natural Gas in the Context of Electrification?’ outlining the long-term need for gas going forward.
MCAC hosting virtual business conference – May 27May 12, 2020
Running from 10:30 am to 5:15 pm, the program will explore a variety of topics including economic forecasts, new technologies emerging in the wake of COVID-19 and virtual skills training.
Technical Safety BC moves to all digital design registrationMay 12, 2020
Design registration can now be submitted online for boilers and pressure equipment, welding, procedures, and gas technologies.
ASHRAE offers guidance on re-opening buildings post pandemicMay 7, 2020
“Safe operation of HVAC and building water management systems are critical components of building readiness and reopening, and ASHRAE’s resources provide a framework for developing plans in a variety of building types.”
Update: Online Learning Opportunities from Industry ManufacturersMay 6, 2020
An updated, but far from extensive, listing of learning opportunities available so contractors can learn new skills from home.
People on the Move: Mits Air, Saniflo, Mestek, NAVACMay 6, 2020
Mits Airconditioning has appointed Peter Kinsey as hydronic product manager and project leader for the hydronic division. Kinsey has a combined 27-plus years of experience in the hydronic industry. ****** Saniflo Canada has appointed Jeremy Martin as western regional sales manager and…
Imperial Manufacturing acquires Pointe-Claire/Green Valley Steel GroupMay 6, 2020
Imperial Manufacturing Group, a conglomerate of businesses centered around the HVAC and building products industries with its head office located in Richibucto, New Brunswick, has acquired Pointe-Claire/Green Valley Steel Group Inc., a steel service centre offering warehousing, slitting, levelling, and…
Report: Commercial Heat Pump Market Expected to Grow 8.6% Annually from 2020-2029April 30, 2020
A new report from Guidehouse Insights, Commercial Building Electrification, looks at the global market for commercial heat pump and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems with a focus on North America. Although multiple options exist to decarbonize heat in commercial buildings, electrification…
Montreal-based BrainBox AI Raises $12M to Expand Its ReachApril 29, 2020
Using artificial intelligence to reduce energy costs by up to 25% for building owners and managers, the HVAC control technology from BrainBox AI is gaining investment support with a new $12M fundraising round to further deploy its technology across North America and abroad. BrainBox…
StatsCan Survey: Nearly One in Three Businesses Report Q1 Revenues Down 40% or More Versus 2019April 29, 2020
A new Canadian Survey on Business Conditions, a collaboration between Statistics Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, reveals the collective responses from over 12,600 businesses across all business sectors who took part in an online questionnaire about how COVID-19 is affecting their…
CMPX Trade Show Returning in 2022April 27, 2020
In mid-March the organizers CMPX, Canada’s largest trade show for the plumbing and HVAC/R industry, announced the 2020 CMPX event scheduled for March 25-27 was being postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. The show has now been rescheduled to…
Daikin Invests in U.S. Software CompanyApril 22, 2020
Daikin Industries has invested $2 million into Silicon Valley-based startup Locix, Inc., a company that uses cloud-based spatial intelligence solutions that use a combination of indoor positioning technology, advanced AI, and Wi-Fi to acquire and analyze locations, as well as…
StatsCan Reveals Construction Investments on the Rise in FebruaryApril 21, 2020
The latest release of data from Statistics Canada reveals that total investment in building construction increased 1.3% to $15.9 billion in February 2020, the fourth consecutive month-over-month growth for the sector. Investment gains for the country were reported in all facets…
Updated: MCAC produces jobsite health & safety guide during COVID-19April 20, 2020
The guide was developed in consultation with experts at OHS Global Risk Solutions.
Viega launches rewards program for small to medium contractorsApril 20, 2020
Known for its pipe fitting installation technology, Viega is launching a new rewards program that will allow contractors to earn free Viega products and tools. Launched in early April, Viega Rewards is open to small- to medium-sized contractors who use Viega…
ASHRAE speaks to the relationship between COVID-19 and HVAC in buildingsApril 20, 2020
In response to uncertainty about the role of HVAC systems in buildings and their relationship to the spread of SARS–CoV–2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease (Coronavirus), ASHRAE has published two statements to define guidance on managing the spread. ASHRAE officially…
The Movement to Online Learning in Time of COVID-19April 15, 2020
Manufacturers in the plumbing and HVAC/R industry move to webinars and online videos to provide ongoing educational opportunities for the trades.
International Institute of Refrigeration calling industry “essential” in time of COVID-19April 15, 2020
The European-based organization is calling on national governments world-wide to consider the various services of refrigeration and air conditioning as “essential services” in the context of the spread of COVID-19 in countries around the world.
Quebec updating Halocarbon regulationsApril 15, 2020
The regulation, updated as of April 16, fosters the use of new environmentally friendly technologies and limits and/or bans the use of selected hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
CaGBC and RAIC share building code recommendationsApril 15, 2020
In a joint letter to the NRC, the groups want to see focus on more than energy efficiency, but also the carbon emissions associated with construction and operations.
MCAC supports call for construction and trades relief programs due to COVID-19April 8, 2020
The Canadian Construction Association has called for an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Relief Program to help contractors with the financial implications of project shutdowns delays, and losses of productivity.
Single-family building permits on rise prior to MarchApril 8, 2020
Excluding Vancouver, the value of permits for multi-family dwellings also rose on a national level in February, while early March estimates reveal the COVID-19 effect.
Carrier becomes independent, publicly traded companyApril 6, 2020
HVAC company’s spin-off complete from United Technologies Corp.
CIPH and HRAI present: “The Outlook” Economic Forecast Webinar with Peter NormanApril 6, 2020
Free for association members, the webinar begins at 1:30 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 13 and will cover the effects of COVID-19 and related containment measures on the Canadian economy and the industry.