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Drawing from the original Aquatherm logo, the modern, clean design is intended to convey a forward-thinking approach.
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Sign of the times: Aquatherm rebrands to better reflect product applications

March 29, 2013

Aquatherm has updated and unified its branding to “more effectively convey the modern, global, and market-leading image that the company embodies.” The announcement was made at the ISH Expo in Frankfurt, Germany, in March. Aquatherm, which is now celebrating its 40th anniversary, has

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New role for Anile at American Standard

March 29, 2013

Harry Kandilas, vice president, general manager and business leader Canada at American Standard brands, has announced that Joe Anile, director of wholesale sales, is also responsible for all sales managers effective March 25, 2013. Anile, who joined American Standard in 1985,

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NADCA releases standard for assessment, cleaning, and restoration of HVAC systems

March 27, 2013

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), a not-for-profit trade association serving the HVAC inspection, maintenance and restoration industry, has released 2013 ACR: The NADCA Standard. It provides information for: assessing new and existing HVAC systems;  evaluating and verifying the

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Home builders support Professional Builders Institute and accredited training in BC

March 26, 2013

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association recently passed a resolution supporting a Professional Builders Institute of BC (PBIBC) and accredited education and training in British Columbia. “CHBA-Victoria brought this resolution to CHBA’s National Conference to get support for the PBIBC and accredited

At 35 per cent of all visitors, the installation trades represented the largest group amongst the attendees, as they have done in previous years.
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ISH sees increased numbers of visitors from major growth markets

March 26, 2013

In spite of difficult weather conditions, ISH, the world’s largest industrial exhibition for bathroom design, energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning technology, as well as renewable energies, ended with increases in all key benchmark figures. From March 12-16, 2013, 2434 exhibitors compared to

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2013 Green Building Festival to focus on eco-districts

March 26, 2013

The concept of Eco-Districts is taking shape across disciplines as designers, planners, developers, builders, and policy-makers adopt new approaches to urban revitalization and district-scale sustainable development. At the Daniels Spectrum, the Green Building Festival’s new venue at the heart of Toronto’s Regent Park

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One contractor will be the lucky winner of test products

March 26, 2013

Testo, Inc.’s 2013 Ultimate Contractor Collection Giveaway collection includes a selection of Testo products valued at more than $6,000 and will be awarded to one contractor at the close of the giveaway entry period. Products in the giveaway include the testo

Kevin Fullan is past chairman of CIPH.
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Kevin Fullan joins Wolseley Canada

March 26, 2013

Wolseley Canada has named Kevin Fullan general manager of its Ontario and Atlantic Plumbing business where he will execute the company’s national strategy while providing local market focus and leadership. With 35 years of experience in sales, general management, business analysis

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Calling all Canadian entrepreneurs

March 18, 2013

Share your greatest business challenge for a chance to earn a $100,000 grant

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Free air duct cleaning guide for building operators

March 18, 2013

The NRC Guide on Commercial Air Duct Cleaning, which was developed within the Canadian government’s Clean Air Agenda, is a diagnostic tool that will allow building operators or facility managers to assess whether duct cleaning work was successfully and appropriately performed in terms

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Water heaters make the top two in the complaints department

March 7, 2013

Homeowners paying for lack of regulation in water heater rental industry, says Homeowner Protection Centre.

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Positive outlook for Ontario construction industry

March 7, 2013

Contractors expect to conduct more ICI business in the coming year.

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Shake up in Toronto wholesaler sector

March 6, 2013

An ownership group comprised of former Noble Plumbing Supply staff has acquired the assets of Fulford Supply Ltd., effective March 1, 2013. Fulford Supply, which has operated in the Toronto area for 80 years, specializes in the hydronic and plumbing markets.

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Legislation introduces strong new protections against counterfeiting

March 5, 2013

The Combating Counterfeit Products Act, which was introduced March 1, 2013, aims to reduce trade in counterfeit goods sold to Canadian consumers and businesses by providing new enforcement tools. Specifically, this Bill will: give Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers the authority to

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Industry pushes for tax reform

March 4, 2013

Building owners join forces with energy equipment and service providers to advocate for energy efficiency tax reform.

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Advancing energy efficient and sustainable solutions

March 1, 2013

Danfoss has announced its fourth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition and is now accepting entries for consideration. Launched in 2010, the competition recognizes North American end users, municipalities, building owners and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that have introduced

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Recognizing examples of commitment and innovation in energy efficiency

March 1, 2013

A call for nominations has been issued for the fifth annual New Brunswick Premier’s Awards for Energy Efficiency. It closes March 15, 2013. Efficiency NB created the awards to recognize the foremost examples of commitment and innovation in energy efficiency in the

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College moves forward with membership process

March 1, 2013

The Ontario College of Trades recently embarked on the first phase of its Membership Drive, by sending out information packages to all Ontario apprentices and journeypersons practicing in compulsory trades. A second phase of direct mail to journeypersons in compulsory trades

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NextEnergy Inc. to distribute KWT heat pumps in North America

February 28, 2013

Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc. has signed an agreement with geothermal firm NextEnergy Inc. to secure North American sales support, installation and service for its high temperature output KWT heat pumps. Based in Elmira, ON, NextEnergy Inc. is a provider of

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Half-billion dollar residential real estate project gets the go ahead

February 28, 2013

La Cite De Mirabel, an urban housing project to be located west of the Laurentian Autoroute at exit 28, will have more than 2000 residential units, including condos, townhouses and tower houses for retirees. Construction is expected to begin this summer. This project

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Commercial air conditioning shipments show highest increase in 4th Quarter 2012

February 27, 2013

The Heating, Refirgeration and Air Conditioning Institue reports that during the 4th Quarter 2012 versus 4th Quarter 2011, commercial air conditioning shipments showed the highest product sector gain increasing by 26 per cent. Air handling unit shipments also showed an increase of

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Help girls GETT ideas about a career in the trades and technologies

February 26, 2013

Journeywomen, female apprentices and women working in the trade and technology sectors are encouraged to apply to be a mentor for the Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT) Conference in Edmonton, AB, on May 16, 2013. Organizers are looking for

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Clock is running down on Call for Papers Heat Pump Conference

February 25, 2013

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) is the host organization for the International Energy Agency Heat Pump Conference 2014, which will be held downtown Montréal, QC, on May 13-15, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel – The Queen Elizabeth. This conference will

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Call for nominations for Leadership Awards

February 25, 2013

Industrial companies, students and graduates who have completed an energy efficiency project or initiative between June 1, 2011 and June 1, 2013, are  eligible to apply for The 2013 CIPEC Leadership Awards. Originating in 2005, the Canadian Industry Program for

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An explosion of interest?

February 25, 2013

Largely unknown and sinister in their potential to harm, cross bores are the unintended intersections of utilities. In the case of gas lines intersecting sanitary or storm sewers, explosions, injury and death have resulted. Energized utilities, such as natural gas and electric distribution

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Gaseous Fuels Code Adoption Document includes Director’s Order re: natural draft boiler inspections

February 25, 2013

The Technical Standards and Safety Authority’s (TSSA) Director’s Public Safety Order FS-072-06 (R8), regarding Natural Draft Boilers expired on December 1, 2012, when it was replaced by the Gaseous Fuels Code Adoption Document. The Gaseous Fuels Code Adoption Document now includes this requirement on an

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Wolseley Canada restructures its plumbing group

February 6, 2013

Wolseley Canada has undertaken a restructuring of its plumbing group as a continuation of business group appointments in 2012, whereby one vice president took ownership for an entire business group across Canada. Paul Kennedy, vice president of the company’s Plumbing Group,

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ASHRAE offers virtual access to more than 250 presentations

February 5, 2013

Dallas a big draw for winter conference.

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Acquisition to create stronger platform for Xylem Inc.

February 5, 2013

 Xylem Inc. has acquired PIMS Group, a privately held United Kingdom-based wastewater services company. PIMS is a national supplier of wastewater installation and maintenance services for the municipal, industrial and private sector markets. PIMS provides a 24/7 service capability from design and

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BC Safety Authority issues order regarding prohibited use of uncertified gas fireplaces

February 5, 2013

The BC Safety Authority has issued a safety order regarding the installation or use of uncertified Canadian Fire Hearth Manufacturing Inc. (CFHM) gas fireplaces. Any gas fireplace manufactured by CFHM which does not bear the certification seal of a recognized testing