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Canadianized Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool goes live

July 24, 2013

The EPA’s Canadian-adapted ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager recently went live. ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is a no-cost environmental management tool that tracks building energy performance, which could be a trigger to encourage investments in energy retrofits and support tenant engagement efforts.

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Hydronics advocate honoured

July 23, 2013

John Goshulak  of Weil-McLain Canada Sales Inc. is the recipient of the inaugural Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) Award of Merit. He received his award at the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) annual general meeting on June 18 in Halifax,

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Career and job fair resource

July 23, 2013

Planning to hire new graduates? CIPH has compiled a list of career and job fairs from coast to coast. Click on the links provided to find out more about what’s happening in your area. If you know of more fairs

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On the road again

July 23, 2013

CIPHEX Roadshow takes new products and technologies across the country.

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Report says mentors lead to apprentice success

July 19, 2013

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage provides fresh insights into the important role of mentors to apprenticeship completion across Canada in its newest report, Effective Journeyperson Apprentice Mentoring On-the-job: Tips, Strategies, and Resources. Based on a series of

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S.A. Armstrong undergoes global rebranding

July 17, 2013

S. A. Armstrong has announced a global rebranding, which will unite Armstrong companies under a single name. The new company name, Armstrong Fluid Technology, will be used by the group’s businesses around the world. Founded in 1934, S.A. Armstrong Limited

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Bill aims to cool off heated door-to-door sales issue

July 17, 2013

Ontario is aiming to crack down on pushy, high-pressure door-to-door tactics – especially in water heater sales – in an effort to protect consumers and give them more time to weigh their decisions. Consumer Services Minister Tracy MacCharles introduced a bill

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Early bird gets to the MCAC 72nd annual conference for less

July 16, 2013

Deadline to save on registration is less than three weeks away.

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New wholesaler focuses on filling voids and beating GTA traffic snarl

July 16, 2013

Wholesale plumbing supply executives Michael Storfer and Brahm Swirsky have launched NEXT, a wholesale supplier focused on plumbing and hydronics. The company expects to “rapidly establish a series of ‘local warehouses’ across the GTA , each with a full complement of

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Bosch kicks off inaugural North American installation program

July 9, 2013

Bosch Thermotechnology has launched an awards program focused on industry professionals who install and specify Bosch heating and cooling products in Canada and the United States. The Bosch Green Living Awards program recognizes residential and light commercial installations employing Bosch boilers,

Room to Read library in Kampon Chhnang, Cambodia.
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Hydronics company helping to end illiteracy

July 9, 2013

The owner of a Surrey, BC-based hydronics company has hatched a unique plan to raise money for building schools and libraries in the developing world.

This is Stanley's third logo in its 170 years in business, with the last change occurring in 1995.
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Stanley unveils new logo

July 9, 2013

Stanley Black & Decker has introduced a new logo for its Stanley branded products, services and businesses. The logo seeks to strike a balance between the company’s heritage and its expanding product and service portfolio. As the brand has evolved over the

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Refrigerant disposal fee on CFC-11 increases

July 8, 2013

Effective July 1, 2013, the disposal fee for CFC-11 refrigerant entering the program for destruction increased to $12.00/kilogram. Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) recommends that contractors discuss the disposal fee with their customers and remind them that as the equipment and refrigerant owner, they

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Golden touch for Scheideman at WorldSkills

July 8, 2013

Mike Scheideman has won Team Canada’s lone gold medal at WorldSkills Leipzig 2013. The biannual competition – regarded by many as the “trade Olympics” – brings together the world’s most talented young skilled trades and technology competitors. Scheideman, 21, who

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Wolseley hits the links and home runs for Special Olympics

July 7, 2013

Over the past month, Wolseley Canada held two fundraising sporting events and all proceeds were donated to Special Olympics (SO). The 8th Annual Wolseley Classic, held June 5 at the Bel Acres Golf and Country Club in Winnipeg, MB, had the

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HRAI lobbies successfully for reduced side yard setbacks for AC and heat pumps

July 5, 2013

On May 9, 2013, Toronto City Council enacted on zoning by-law no. 569-2013, pursuant to section 34 of the Ontario Planning Act. The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) has successfully lobbied Toronto’s Planning and Growth Management Committee to

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Register for the 2013 HRAI Conference by July 6 and save

July 5, 2013

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute’s (HRAI) discounted early registration fees last until July 6. On-line registration is available. For further information, contact Heather Grimoldby-Campbell at 800.267.2231 ext. 238, or e-mail: hgrimoldby@hrai.ca.

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ASHRAE launches online discussion platform

July 5, 2013

Through its new online ASHRAExCHANGE discussion platform, ASHRAE is providing members and others in the industry with an online platform for real-time discussion and information exchange for design, construction, operation and support of the built environment. The platform was launched at ASHRAE’s

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Aquatherm announces corporate restructuring

July 5, 2013

Following the sudden and tragic death of Aquatherm president and CEO Steve Clark, and the recent retirement of executive vice president of U.S. sales Ed Eldredge, the company has announced a corporate restructuring. Eldredge, who retired on June 1, 2013, will serve

William Gould (l) accepts his "Delivering the Goods" award from Jonathan Beckett director of sales and marketing at R.W. Beckett Corporation.
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Change afoot at COHA Cleaner Heat 2013

July 2, 2013

The Canadian Oil Heat Association’s annual conference featured a number of cleaner heat, best solutions and GreenTECH sessions focusing on new innovations and furthering the goals of the oil heat industry. Held at the Delta Beausejour in Moncton, NB on

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LIXIL to acquire parent of American Standard Brands

June 28, 2013

LIXIL Corporation, which is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the share capital of ASD Americas Holding Corp., the parent company of American Standard Brands from an

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Rinnai honours authorized service providers

June 28, 2013

Rinnai America Corporation recently presented its fourth annual Authorized Service Provider (ASP) of the Year Awards to six dealers. The selected ASP winners demonstrated excellent customer service and detailed product knowledge throughout 2012 within its particular service region. The Canadian

Tyler Stone (l), director of operations presents a commemorative plaque to Timothy Horne, who took over the reins of the company in 1978 until his retirement in 2002. It was under his leadership that the company went public and began the acquisition program that established Watts as an international presence. Photo ImagesPlus Photography
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Watts Water Technologies cuts the ribbon on NH foundry

June 26, 2013

Foundry supports company’s Lead Free initiative and creates employment

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Trane Canada hosts first Atlantic open houses

June 25, 2013

Over the week of June 10th, Trane Canada’s Atlantic offices hosted their first open houses in the Dartmouth, NS, Saint John, NB, and St. John’s, NL locations. Over 250 people visited the offices to meet with Trane associates, Trane partner vendors and

John Hammill (l), CIPH chairman and David Morden, HRAI chairman sign MOU.
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A focus on relevance at CIPH annual business meeting

June 25, 2013

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating’s (CIPH) 81st annual business conference featured an impressive lineup of speakers who stressed the importance of staying relevant in the industry. More than 240 people, including companions and 54 new delegates, gathered for

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British Columbia adopts National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings

June 21, 2013

British Columbia has officially adopted the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 2011, which will take effect in December of this year. While British Columbia is the first to adopt the code, the adoption processes in other jurisdictions

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tekmar joins BACnet International

June 14, 2013

Manufacturer tekmar Control Systems has joined BACnet International as part of its strategy to support system integration. tekmar is starting to build BACnet communication protocol into its HVAC controls. According to tekmar, the connection with BACnet makes it possible for

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Enerconcept set to capture broader marketshare

June 13, 2013

Aside from China, the German solar thermal market is the world’s largest and most dynamic thanks to clear and stable energy policies, according to Christian Vachon, Ing., Enerconcept president. After two years of sustained efforts, Enerconcept’s Lubi solar collector and

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World Plumbing Council accepting applicants for training scholarship

June 12, 2013

The World Plumbing Council (WPC) is accepting applications for the 2013 WPC Education and Training Scholarship from anyone in the plumbing industry who is involved in industry training. The successful applicant could receive up to $10,000 US in funding for

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ASHRAE expands building energy labeling program

June 11, 2013

ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient program, which is designed to lower building operating costs and increase value, has been expanded to include the As Designed label. The label rates the building’s potential energy use under standardized condition independent of the building’s