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Additional $184 million allocated to the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative

May 28, 2012

At the 8th annual Energy Matters Summit, The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources announced that the Government of Canada is investing an additional $184 million in the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative. This brings the total funding under the program to $281 million

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CGC announces national accreditation program for geothermal loop installers

May 25, 2012

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) has announced that it will offer a new geothermal quality program designation for geothermal loop installers. The CGC Loop Installer accreditation is valid for both residential and commercial installations. According to CGC, the course is

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Uponor names U.S. vice president of sales

May 24, 2012

Brent Noonan has accepted the position of vice president of U.S. sales for Uponor, effective May 21, 2012. Noonan has served as Uponor’s South regional sales director since 2010, where he was responsible for providing leadership for the growth of

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ACEC to meet in the garden province

May 24, 2012

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada will hold its business conference at the Rodd Brudenell River Resort in Prince Edward Island June 21-23, 2012. The theme for this year’s Summit is Connecting Leaders, Driving Business. The business program will

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May 24, 2012

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Mits issues appointment notice

May 23, 2012

Anton Wolmarans has joined distributor Mits Airconditioning Inc. as product manager and application engineering. He was previously employed by Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc. where he was most recently vice president and general manager of the HVAC division.

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Changes to Nova Scotia solar rebates

May 23, 2012

As of April 1, 2012 there is one solar rebate available via the stand-alone Efficiency Nova Scotia solar rebate program.  The solar rebates under Performance Plus and ecoENERGY/EnerGuide for Houses will no longer be available. The Current Solar Rebate is the same

Ed Merwin, Niagara sales leader for Honeywell ECC Niagara Framework-based brands, gives his presentation, Putting It All Together: The Technology & Applications Behind the Savings.
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Technology and Innovation Summit

May 22, 2012

Yorkland Controls and Honeywell recently hosted the 2012 Canada Buildings Summit at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, ON. Industry professionals took the opportunity to sit in on presentations on smart controls and learn ways to improve building efficiency from representatives from

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MCAC heads to the magic isle

May 22, 2012

The Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) of Canada will hold its 71st annual conference in Maui, HI on November 12-15, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa. Education session topics include labour composite rates, and improving profitability and productivity. The

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Update on Ontario geothermal regs

May 22, 2012

Ontario is strengthening the regulation of vertical closed loop drilling for geothermal energy systems, with new rules that take effect immediately. The province is requiring geothermal installers to: obtain provincial approval for vertical closed loop geothermal systems; consult with a

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HRAI tackles DIY hydrocarbon refrigerant kits

May 17, 2012

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) has launched a consumer awareness campaign about the hazards of using hydrocarbon refrigerant DIY kits for air conditioning systems.

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Final call for ENERGY STAR event registration

May 17, 2012

The 2012 ENERGY STAR Participants’ Meeting will be held June 5, 2012 at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa, ON. The one-day event brings Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) ENERGY STAR team together with Participant organizations to share information and experiences,

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Canadians not in Handy Manny’s league

May 15, 2012

Shortage of skilled workers will be a bigger blow than expected

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Become a Health Canada recommended radon professional

May 14, 2012

Health Canada’s on-going radon outreach and education program is raising awareness within the Canadian public about the potential health effects of radon and as a result, demand will increase for certified radon measurement and mitigation professionals. To assist companies wishing

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Self governance at a cost

May 14, 2012

Ontario College of Trades seeks feedback on fees

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Oakville issues advisory note regarding geothermal installations

May 11, 2012

Following the unexpected discovery of a natural gas deposit during a geothermal drilling project, Oakville Mayor Rob Burton wrote to the Province of Ontario urging a moratorium on deep well or borehole drilling for geothermal energy installations until the necessary

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Take a swing for CMCEF this summer

May 9, 2012

The Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation (CMCEF) will host the eighth annual CMCEF Fundraiser Golf Tournament on Wednesday, July 11, at 11 a.m. (scramble format) at the Caledon Golf and Country Club, located at 2121 Olde Baseline Rd. in Caledon,

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Tank Inspection Processes and Protocol webinar date confirmed

May 7, 2012

A web seminar on May 10 will address tank inspection processes and protocol for inspectors. CA Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the end of the COHA program, which will be lead by Marc Raymond of Spectius Underwriting Solutions Ltd.

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Ignore MOE Regs at your peril

May 3, 2012

Further to an article that appeared in the April HRAI Link, representatives of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) met with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) orecently to clarify the regulatory situation concerning use

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Call for abstracts

May 2, 2012

The 12th Pellets Industry Forum will be held October 9-10, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Interested experts from this sector with proposals for congress contributions can submit them to Solar Promotion GmbH before May 25, 2012. Selected speakers will receive tickets

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Free download: 2012 Construction Looking Forward Forecast Report

April 30, 2012

  2012 Construction Looking Forward Forecast Report, Highlights and PowerPoint Presentation are available for download now. The CSC’s annual Construction Looking Forward forecasts offer a detailed nine-year scenario of workforce supply and demand by trade, province and region. These forecasts

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Throw a potty-Saskatchewan toilet replacement rebate program

April 30, 2012

Saskatchewan homeowners (up to three toilets per household) or facility owners (apply directly for up to 20 toilets, preapproval is required for greater numbers), could receive a $50 rebate per eligible toilet when replacing high volume toilets (13-litre per flush

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Report reveals positive program results

April 29, 2012

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada) has released the English version of its third annual BOMA BESt (Building Environmental Standards) program Energy and Environmental Report (referred to as BBEER). The report offers relevant and timely information

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BC ups the ante for efficiency upgrades

April 27, 2012

The provincial government has extended the LiveSmart BC program and increased the incentives, with more than $7000 in rebates now available to BC homeowners. LiveSmart BC incentives, provided in partnership with BC Hydro, FortisBC, and the Province of BC, are

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Selling a potential Canada-EU Trade Agreement

April 27, 2012

The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour, and the Honourable Peter Van

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Workshop: Complying with Part 12 of the Ontario Building Code

April 27, 2012

Effective January 1, 2012, all Ontario homes must be designed to meet the performance level equal to a rating of 80 or more when evaluated in accordance with the EnerGuide Rating System or conform to Supplementary Standard SB-12 referenced in

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Government office first to receive highest level of LEED Canada certification

April 26, 2012

The MOE’s Queen’s Park office on the 10th and 11th Floor of Ferguson Block has received LEED CI Platinum – the first government office to receive the highest level of LEED Canada certification. The Toronto office is home to over

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ASPE and CIPH sign MOU

April 25, 2012

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) have signed a memorandum of understanding designed to establish a framework for cooperation that will enable the exchange of information regarding the American and

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Cofely completes Adelt acquisition

April 23, 2012

The recent takeover of Adelt Mechanical Works by Cofely enables Quebec-based Cofely to offer its services across Canada. Adelt, which has annual revenues of  60M $, has operated from offices in Toronto and Vancouver since 1977 and employs approximately 275

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Watsco to acquire 60 per cent of WWG Totaline

April 20, 2012

Watsco, Inc. has announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire WWG Totaline-Carrier’s HVAC distribution network in Canada. The business will operate as a joint venture under the name Carrier Enterprise Canada with Watsco owning 60 per cent