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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.

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People on the move … Bradford White, Saniflo, InSinkErator, Aquatherm, Superior Boiler

November 19, 2019

  Bradford White Canada (BWC) has announced that Graeme Gilbert has joined the company as regional sales manager for Eastern Canada, covering Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces. BWC has also announced that Joe Drago has been promoted to Canadian

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Enwave adding heat to new downtown Toronto tower

November 15, 2019

In addition to linking to Enwave’s deep lake water cooling, the new North Tower of Bay Adelaide Centre will include an Enwave operated hot water plant.

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West Coast Consolidation

November 13, 2019

Vancouver-based design-build-operate mechanical contractor Enersolv has acquired Craftsman Mechanical, a Surrey-based plumbing systems specialist.

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ASHRAE and NEBB sign MoU for further collaboration

November 13, 2019

The Memorandum of Understanding formalizes the commitment of ASHRAE and NEBB to work together to advance research into the sustainable design, construction, and operation of healthcare facilities.

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ASHRAE Updates Indoor Air Quality Standards

November 8, 2019

The updated standards for ventilation system design and acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ), Standards 62.1 and 62.2, both include significant changes.

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O’Reilly named general manager for Rheem Canada

November 8, 2019

Barbara O’Reilly takes over the GM role from Dave McPherson, who will be retiring at the end of the year.

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Atlas Copco acquires Calgary-based WestRon

November 7, 2019

With branches in Alberta, Ontario and B.C., WestRon provides municipal, industrial and commercial pump and compressor solutions.

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Johnson Controls acquires Synchrony from Siemens

November 4, 2019

Johnson Controls plans to use Synchrony’s technology to improve the performance and efficiency of its centrifugal chiller products.

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HRAI Chapter hears energy efficiency message

November 1, 2019

Cory Diamond, executive director of Efficiency Canada speaks at GTA dinner meeting.

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Hydro-Québec and Stelpro partner up to develop connected smart devices

October 31, 2019

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC— Hydro-Québec’s new subsidiary, Hilo, and Stelpro have announced a joint venture to develop connected devices for smart homes that will contribute to efficient energy use. The joint venture will develop innovative energy management products and will provide them to

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John Chabot, Stelpro founder, dies at 80

October 29, 2019

Founder of Stelpro, Chabot had a passion for business and inspired those around him.