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Caleffi’s Bob Rohr receives 2020-2022 Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence

February 13, 2020

Rohr is the eighth recipient of the Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence.

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People on the move: MCAC

February 11, 2020

Pierre Boucher, current CEO of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC), is leaving the association. Boucher helped to move MCAC forward on a number of important issues, including a new emphasis on innovation and technology, progress on key advocacy

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Cleaner restrooms increase customer spending, Bradley survey says

February 11, 2020

Survey states that the state of a public washroom can make or break a customer’s experience.

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University of Waterloo develops new sensor for better leak protection in buildings

February 11, 2020

The new sensor is smaller than a nickel and could retail for one tenth of the price of current leak detection devices on the market.

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Canadian building permit values rise to $8.7 B in December

February 10, 2020

The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities in 2019 rose to $102.4 billion, up 2.6 per cent from 2018.

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Montreal-based HVAC start up receives $75 million investment

February 7, 2020

XNRGY Climate Systems building a new R&D and manufacturing facility to develop custom-designed energy-efficient air handling units for data centres and other industrial and institutional buildings.

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Development underway on new Google Nest HVAC alert technology

February 7, 2020

The Google Nest Smart Home system has partnered with Handy, an online marketplace for home services, to develop an integrated HVAC issue detection system. Google began testing on the new thermostat feature for the Nest system on Jan. 29. The

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Johnson Controls unveils Global Energy Efficiency survey results

February 4, 2020

Over 75 Percent of organizations surveyed plan to increase energy efficiency and HVAC equipment investments in 2020.

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Bibby-Ste-Croix appoints new sales and marketing manager

February 4, 2020

Luc Meunier has been promoted to national sales and marketing manager for the St. Croix, Quebec-based DWV pipe manufacturer.

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CIPH hosts relevance panel to discuss the future workplace

February 3, 2020

“It’s not plumbing, we’re shaping the future of water.”

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Yorkland Controls receives Honeywell Diamond Distributor recognition

January 31, 2020

The Downsview, Ont. distributor has been recognized for customer service, expertise and product knowledge.

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Proposed changes to 2015 National Energy Code undergo final public review

January 31, 2020

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes has extended an invitation to anyone interested in taking part in a public review of the last set of proposed changes to the 2015 National Codes. These include the National Building Code,

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ASHRAE Releases Smart Grid Application Guide

January 29, 2020

“Harnessing the opportunities smart grid systems provide for creating more flexible and dynamic building systems is an integral part of our new energy future.”

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GTA Chapter Receives HRAI and HVAC Coalition Updates

January 29, 2020

The HVAC Coalition provided an update on the proceedings with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) regarding the Enbridge Gas Open Bill Access (OBA) service. The hearing is this week.

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Zurn Makes Acquisition

January 29, 2020

The acquisition of Just Manufacturing takes company into the commercial stainless-steel sink market.

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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.