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Bélanger UPT holds open house at new showroom

February 7, 2019

On January 31st, 2019, faucet manufacturer Bélanger-UPT decided to break the winter’s cold by opening its doors for the unveiling of a new grand showroom. Throughout the day guests from the industry visited the offices in the Montreal borough of

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CCA launches mentorship pilot program for industry entrepreneurs

February 6, 2019

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is calling on the industry’s aspiring entrepreneurs. The association is launching a mentorship pilot program, with support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program and Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI). “Aspiring entrepreneurs”

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Refrigeration institute to host 25th congress in Montreal, QC

February 5, 2019

Refrigeration industry professionals are set to converge at the Montreal Convention Centre this August. The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is will host its 25th International Congress of Refrigeration in Montreal, QC from August 24 to 30, 2019. Plenary speaker

News Green Technology

Low-carbon building skills cap costing Ontario billions: report

February 5, 2019

The skills to build green are in high demand. In a newly-released report, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) unveiled a proposed plan to “close the low-carbon building skills gap” in Ontario–where the council estimates the gap represents $24.3 billion

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Evict Radon researchers select Radonova as laboratory

February 4, 2019

Alberta-based Evict Radon, a confederation of researchers, has selected Radonova as its testing laboratory. Evict Radon encourages homeowners in Western Canada to test their homes for radon gas in the winter. The results from tests, which measure radon levels over

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Building Code service fees increase in Ontario

February 4, 2019

Building Code related service fee increases came into effect in Ontario January 1, 2019. Building practitioner registration, Building Code Commission and Minister’s Rulings have jumped 2.4 per cent. There will be no fee increase in 2019 for the Building Materials

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NECB 2017, Section of NBC 2015 in effect for Saskatchewan

February 1, 2019

The 2017 edition of the National Energy Code for Buildings and Section 9.36 of the National Building Code 2015 are in effect for Saskatchewan. The requirements for NECB 2017 and Section 9.36 apply to any building permits issued on or

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Caleffi awards Quebec representative

January 31, 2019

Caleffi North America, Inc presented its Pinnacle Award to Quebec-based representative Dave Vallieres & Associates for “exceptional 2018 performance.” The company held its annual Manufacturers’ Representative Meeting in conjunction with the 2019 AHR Expo in Atlanta, GA. “Our reps delivered a

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Boiler manufacturer issues product notification

January 31, 2019

Navien, Inc. has recalled the propane conversion kit for two of its condensing tankless water heater models (NPE-180A and NPE-180S) and the NCB-180E condensing combination boiler. The company identified a non-conforming specification in the natural gas to propane gas conversion

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Concern heightened among Canadian manufacturers over U.S. protectionism

January 30, 2019

Outlook 2019 study shows they are expecting business to be good, but confidence has tumbled since last year. By Joe Terrett, PLANT Magazine Canadian manufacturers are optimistic about their prospects in 2019, but significantly less confident than last year as

News Green Technology

ENERGY STAR 2019 applications due by March 1, 2019

January 30, 2019

Submissions are now open for the 2019 ENERGY STAR Canada Awards. The awards recognize ENERGY STAR participants throughout the country that have “demonstrated excellence” in the promotion of energy-efficient products. The awards also recognize new homes. Eligible organizations must have

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Honeywell, Johnson Controls and Acuity among ControlTrends award winners

January 29, 2019

The 2018 ControlTrends award winners were once again unveiled at a ceremony held during the AHR Expo in Atlanta, GA. In the Fox Theatre, a number of awards were presented to companies and professionals in the HVAC and building automation

News Green Technology

Nova Scotia to offer incentives for high-performance home construction

January 28, 2019

Efficiency Nova Scotia has launched a pilot program aimed at increasing the number of new high-performance homes constructed in the province. The High Performance Home Plan Pilot will offer a $1000 incentive paid to eligible participants who complete an Initial

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Equipco contest to send two winners to Hockey Night in Ottawa

January 25, 2019

Equipco Ontario is offering its clients an opportunity to win two tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Ottawa Senators in Ottawa, ON on March 16, 2019. To enter, e-mail a copy or picture of an invoice for

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Honeywell spin-off company Resideo unveils new product, contractor loyalty program

January 24, 2019

Resideo Technologies, Inc.–a Honeywell spin-off company–unveiled its new smart home thermostat and upgraded contractor loyalty program at AHR Expo in Atlanta, GA. The refreshed Contractor Pro loyalty program includes a new website, which will offer program details, a performance dashboard,

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CIPH councils tour soon-to-be expanded Enwave deep lake water-cooling system

January 23, 2019

By Jillian Morgan On the bed of Lake Ontario, high-density polyethylene pipes collect near-freezing water used to cool a cohort of buildings in downtown Toronto. The deep lake water cooling system (DLWC), operated by Enwave Energy Corporation, is about to

News Green Technology

ASHRAE invests $15.7M to construct net-zero headquarters

January 22, 2019

ASHRAE will pony up $15.7 million to construct its new world headquarters in Atlanta, GA to net-zero standards. The society hopes to reduce energy consumption in the existing building to a level below 22 kBtu per square feet per year,

News Green Technology

BOMA sustainability award goes to Gatineau, QC preservation centre

January 21, 2019

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Preservation Centre in Gatineau, QC received the 2018 Outstanding Building of the Year award at a recent ceremony hosted by BOMA Canada. Awarded first place in the national BOMA Best – Gold “Corporate Facility”

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HRAI sets goals for 2019

January 18, 2019

Its a new chapter for the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI). The association’s newly appointed president and CEO, Sandy MacLeod, said HRAI is focusing on adding new members, building member satisfaction and aligning advocacy efforts with “member priorities”

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Fireplaces recalled for hazard

January 17, 2019

Miles Industries Ltd. has recalled its natural gas and propane H5 series fireplace models 1100 and 1150 installed with certain three- and four-sided fireplace trim. Convective heat was found to escape from behind the fireplace trim and overheat on model

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People on the move: A.O. Smith, Fujitsu, Nortek and Frico

January 16, 2019

Nortek Air Management has named Hervé Mallet senior vice-president of operations and Kevin Facinelli senior vice-president of engineering and product management. Mallet is the former executive vice president, North America, at Dynacast Inc. Facinelli is the former executive vice president

News Heating

Goodway, Swep technologies partner to offer descaling solution

January 15, 2019

Goodway Technologies has partnered with Swep, a supplier of brazed plate heat exchangers, to offer a descaling solution. The company’s ScaleBreak-MP biodegradable descaling solution is designed to dissolve scale deposits into a liquid suspension, which will be flushed out of

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North American Pipe Corporation, Royal Pipe and Fittings rebrand

January 14, 2019

North American Pipe Corporation and Royal Pipe and Fittings will now operate under a single brand: Napco. “We are better positioned to solve our customers’ business challenges with systems solutions that encompass a broad range of piping and fittings,” said

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Noritz acquires Peerless Boiler, plans to operate separately

January 11, 2019

Noritz Corporation has acquired PB Heat, LLC, a provider of stainless steel boilers based in Bally, PA. Both companies will operate separately and independently as subsidiaries of Noritz. Doug Shuff, president and CEO of PB Heat, will continue to lead

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Business coaching company for contractors celebrates anniversary

January 10, 2019

Business Development Resources (BDR), a business training service provider for HVAC and plumbing contractors, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The company was founded in Seattle, WA in 1998. It currently has 1500 clients, offering more than 30 classes in Canada

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Modine earns patent for system designed to reduce HGRH refrigerant charge

January 9, 2019

Modine Manufacturing Company has been granted a patent for the hot gas reheat (HGRH) system option used in its Atherion commercial packaged ventilation units. The design aims to manage and reduce the refrigerant charge required in a HGRH system, providing

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AHR Expo unveils 2019 product innovation award winners

January 8, 2019

AHR Expo has once again recognized manufacturers for product innovation. The winners, which were announced in the fall, were formally recognized at the 2019 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Exposition, held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA from January

News Management

Zurn appoints North American sales VP, general manager for Canadian arm

January 4, 2019

Zurn Industries, LLC has appointed Richard Bledsoe to the position of vice president of sales and marketing in North America. Barry Moulsdale assumed the position of general manager of Zurn Canada. Moulsdale will be responsible for managing the company’s business

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REHAU acquires Swiss distributor, appoints new leadership

January 3, 2019

REHAU Verwaltungszentrale AG, the holding company of REHAU Group, has acquired MB Barter and Trading AG (MBT), a Swiss distributor of commodity polymers. The new independent company will focus on logistics, trading and distribution. “The successful completion of this transaction

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Ruskin invests $2.2M to expand Missouri R&D lab

January 2, 2019

Ruskin has doubled the size of its Grandview, MO research and development lab in a $2.2 million expansion. More than 100,000 square feet was added to the space. The expansion focused on new product innovation, testing standards and cost-saving improvements