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New Requirements for Residential Boilers to Come into Effect in Canada

July 27, 2012

In October 2011, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) published Amendment 11 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations in the Canada Gazette Part II. Affected products include residential gas, oil and electric boilers with an input rate of less than 88 kilowatts (300,000

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Water-use efficiency objective to be added to National Building Code and National Plumbing Code

July 26, 2012

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) is expanding the mandate of the Joint Group Task Force on Water-Use Efficiency Objective. CCBFC has agreed to include recommendations from the joint task force on the proposed scope of requirements;

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UA Canada signs on as a sponsor of the Skills Canada National Competition

July 23, 2012

Skills/Compétences Canada has announced that the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA Canada) has signed on as a Presenting Sponsor of the next three Skills Canada National Competitions. “Now more than ever, the

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North American energy efficiency revenues to double by 2020

July 18, 2012

Efforts to retrofit commercial and public buildings to make them more energy-efficient have many different drivers, including a sense of social responsibility to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and carbon footprints, an attempt to retain tenants and gain a market edge

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Fuel-burning appliances standard targets installers and contractors

July 17, 2012

New apprentice or career fuel-burning appliance professionals need to understand the requirements of the seventh edition of the CSA B365-10 – Installation Code for Solid-Fuel-Burning Appliances and Equipment. Improper installation of household appliances is a leading cause of house fires

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Earth energy system requirements up for public review

July 16, 2012

CSA Group has posted a draft revision of the C448 Series – Design and Installation of Earth Energy Systems for public review. This series covers minimum requirements related to ground-source heat pumps for residential and commercial buildings, such as equipment

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Framework agreement signed for PEI’s Harmonized Sales Tax

July 5, 2012

EXCLUSIVE NEWSLETTER CONTENT A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) regarding the implementation of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in Prince Edward Island was recently signed with the Government of Canada. The MOA provides exemptions for home heating oil, and a rebate

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Share your commissioning, ventilating, adjusting and balancing expertise

July 4, 2012

The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) will hold its 2013 annual conference at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, QC on May 2-4. It will address the theme Solutions for Optimizing High Performance Buildings. A call for papers is currently open.

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Newest plumbing innovations at 2012 ASPE Convention & Exposition

July 3, 2012

The industry’s top manufacturers will be showcasing their latest products and technologies October 29-30 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, during the 2012 ASPE Convention & Exposition. Delegates will get hands-on experience with the newest plumbing design technologies

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NFPA issues call for papers

July 2, 2012

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is holding its 2013 Conference and Expo on June 10-13 at the McCormick Place Convention Centre in Chicago, IL. NFPA is accepting proposals for educational presentations for the event until September 12, 2012.

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ASHRAE issues Call for Papers for Research Summit

July 2, 2012

ASHRAE has announced a call for research papers for its newly-created Research Summit to be held in conjunction with the Society’s 2013 Annual Conference in Denver, CO, on June 22-26. The presentation of research-related papers is a part of the

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Impressive lineup for premier Hydronics Roundtable

June 29, 2012

The Radiant and Hydronics Council (RHC),  will hold its first Hydronics Roundtable on September 11-12 in Providence, Rhode Island. RHC is a group of Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) contractor members who work in the hydronics market segment. Richard

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Early bird registration deadline looms for HRAI AGM

June 29, 2012

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) Annual General Meeting will be held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront in Halifax, NS, on August 22-25, 2012. HRAI’s discounted early registration fees are available until July 6. The AGM kickoff breakfast

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Recall: Pressure assist flushing system

June 29, 2012

A Joint Recall with Flushmate, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) involves the Series 503 Flushmate III pressure-assist flushing system installed inside toilet tanks. The date code/serial number is 16 characters long and is

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Recall to replace exhaust vent collar on tankless units

June 27, 2012

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Navien America, Inc. has initiated a recall to replace the Nylon 66 exhaust vent collars with PVC collars on certain tankless water heaters manufactured from January 3, 2008 to December

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York brand scores with NHL agreement

June 27, 2012

Johnson Controls and the National Hockey League (NHL) have announced that the York brand has become the official heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) partner of the NHL in North America for the 2012-13 NHL season. Under the agreement, York

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Controversy continues around Ontario College of Trades

June 26, 2012

The Ontario Construction Employers Coalition (OCEC) campaign to urge the McGuinty government to shut down its newly-formed Ontario College of Trades gained momentum today with four more associations joining the fight. The new campaign members are: Conestoga Heavy Construction Association;

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Noble veteran resigns, GM named

June 26, 2012

Michael Storfer resigned from his position as president of Noble effective June 22, 2012. He has been with Noble since its start up in 1993 when it was known as Noble Plumbing Supply. In 1997, Noble Plumbing Supply and Trade

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Trade tribunal rules in favour of domestic stainless sink industry

June 25, 2012

EXCLUSIVE NEWSLETTER CONTENT The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to the provisions of section 42 of the Special Import Measures Act, has conducted an inquiry to determine whether the dumping and subsidizing of stainless steel sinks, originating in or

Peter Thomsen speaks to a packed house of approximately 200 people about design envelope integrated chiller plants at Armstrong's International Engineering Visit at The Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto, ON.
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Chilling out with Armstrong

June 25, 2012

EXCLUSIVE NEWSLETTER CONTENT Armstrong’s recent two-day International Engineering Visit featured a variety of sessions, including:  sustainability at the London Olympics; ROI analysis of HVAC retrofit opportunities; intelligent pump selection of; an Armstrong plant tour, and more.

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Green building innovation in the spotlight

June 25, 2012

EXCLUSIVE NEWSLETTER CONTENT The CaGBC National Conference and Expo, which took place from June 11-13 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, featured the launch of GREEN UP, a building performance program for building owners and operators, and the CaGBC Leadership

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RMC registers first Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) destruction offset project in Canada

June 22, 2012

Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) has successfully verified and registered 170,000 ODS-derived registered emission reductions (RERs) on the Canadian Standards Associations (CSA) Reductions Registry. This is the first successful verification of an Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) destruction project in Canada. Since

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tekmar Partners with Atlantic Canada rep

June 21, 2012

tekmar Control Systems has named JF Taylor Enterprises Ltd. as its representative for New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. JF Taylor Enterprises Ltd. has over 50 years experience supporting the Atlantic Provinces of Canada in the plumbing

MCEE returns to the Bonaventure in Montreal for 2013.
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Four shows in one at MCEE

June 20, 2012

MCEE trade show and conference will be held April 17-18, 2013 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal, QC. MCEE is produced by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), the Corporation of Master Pipe Mechanics of Quebec (CMMTQ), the Corporation

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Start your engines for the BC Ride for Habitat

June 20, 2012

After two successful rides in Ontario and a third annual ride taking place on July 21, 2012, the “Ride for Habitat” is coming to the West Coast. The BC ride will be held on August 24, 2012. All funds raised

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Upgrade to the RETScreen software released

June 19, 2012

An upgrade to the RETScreen Software, RETScreen Suite, was released recently. RETScreen Suite integrates the RETScreen 4 clean energy project analysis software and the RETScreen Plus energy management software. RETScreen 4 is an Excel-based clean energy project analysis software tool

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Name change for Thermadyne

June 18, 2012

Thermadyne Holdings Corporation has changed its name to Victor Technologies Group, Inc. and the name of its wholly owned subsidiary Thermadyne Industries, Inc. to Victor Technologies International, Inc. Victor is the company’s strongest and most established brand, celebrating its 100th

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Measure to manage with building energy benchmarking

June 14, 2012

Join the energy benchmarking movement! Register for a free webinar to see a live demonstration of the Portfolio Manager building energy benchmarking tool that is coming to Canada in June 2013. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is working with the US

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New Ontario geothermal regs – stakeholder technical briefing session

June 12, 2012

On May 18, 2012, the government tightened up regulation of vertical closed loop drilling for geothermal systems by making Ontario Regulation 98/12 (Ground Source Heat Pumps) under the Environmental Protection Act. The regulation requires anyone constructing new or altering, replacing

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Thermal imaging as a modern IAQ tool

June 11, 2012

The Healthy Indoors Partnership (HIP) will host a breakfast session titled, “Thermal Imaging as a modern IAQ tool,” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on June 21 at Safety Express, located at 4190 Sladeview Cres. Units 1-2, Mississauga, ON. The presentation