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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

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International Builders’ Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show to co-locate

February 5, 2013

New home design and construction mega-event coming in 2014.

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Broan-NuTone achieves ISO 5001 Energy Management Systems certification

January 30, 2013

Broan-NuTone Canada Inc., based in Mississauga, ON, became one of only three Canadian companies certified to the ISO 5001 Energy Management Systems standard in November of 2012. Heads Up CIPEC Newsletter reports that the company started on its journey to

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Concord HVAC firm named Best Contractor to Work For

January 29, 2013

Air Quality Dunrite, which has provided furnace repairs in Toronto since 1989, has been named the Canadian winner in The NEWS Best Contractor to Work For Contest. The company was purchased by Darrel Yashinsky in 2011. He immediately set about

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New Building Code Regulation in Manitoba

January 28, 2013

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) reports that Regulation 175/2012 Manitoba Building Code (MBC) has been published which delays the adoption of the new NBC Section 9.36 for Energy Efficiency in Houses and Small Buildings in order to conduct

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Register today for Canada’s first national renewable heating workshop

January 28, 2013

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) and the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) will hold their first joint event, entitled Renewable Heat Policy and Technology: Integrating Solar and Geothermal Technologies, at University of Toronto’s Hart House on the downtown St George’s

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Proposed ASHRAE Standard on prevention of Legionellosis open for third public comment

January 25, 2013

Changes to clarify requirements in a proposed standard to prevent legionellosis associated with building water systems are open for public comment from ASHRAE. Standard 188P, Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems specifies what must be done to control the

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Bradley Corp. acquires Keltech

January 24, 2013

Bradley Corporation has purchased the assets of Keltech Incorporated of Delton, MI, and will operate the company as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Keltech manufactures commercial-grade electric tankless hot water systems for applications including industrial plants, hotels, stadiums, food processing and safety. Bradley Corporation

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Danfoss expands its compressor portfolio

January 21, 2013

Danfoss has extended its compressor portfolio up to 200 tons following the full acquisition of Danfoss Turbocor, in which Danfoss has had a 50 per cent owner’s share since 2004. Danfoss Turbocor develops, produces and markets high-efficiency variable speed compressors in the capacity

Wayne Bingle (r) accepts a lifetime service award from John Hammill, CIPH chairman of the board.
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CIPH Ontario Region gets a dose of public opinion

January 21, 2013

CIPH Ontario Region held its second business meeting on January 17, 2013. Don Wellington of Great Lakes Copper received a 50 year service award and Wayne Bingle of The Morgan Group received a lifetime service award. Pollsters Darrell Bricker and John

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Ontario government seeking input on fire safety changes

January 15, 2013

Proposed changes to increase fire protection in retirement homes and care facilities.

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Changes coming to the helm of Wolseley Canada

January 15, 2013

Wolseley Canada has announced that effective August 1, 2013, Keith VanderVennet, currently the senior vice president of Wolseley Canada, will return to Ferguson (Wolseley’s U.S. operation), in the role of senior vice president of sales. VanderVennet, who has lead Wolseley

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Canadians prepared to spend to protect the environment

January 14, 2013

The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary recently released a report that analyzed the results of a survey that measures the energy efficiency literacy of Canadians. The study also revealed that the Canadian public trusts academics more

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Share your HVAC expertise

January 11, 2013

Certification scheme will guide development of test questions for Whole House HVAC Quality Maintenance Certification.

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Duct Leakage Under Scrutiny

January 10, 2013

Long ignored as a source of energy savings, duct sealing is on the agenda for many regulatory bodies. For the full story see the document at right.