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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

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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

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ABM builds links in the Maritimes

June 11, 2012

ABM’s subsidiary Linc Network, LLC, recently signed an agreement with Controls & Equipment Ltd., a building automation, HVAC service provider, to become Linc’s first HVAC contractor in the Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI). Controls & Equipment has

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Third annual energy conservation report available online

June 11, 2012

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Chitussi to leave Enbridge

June 11, 2012

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A Selling Tool For Ontario Contractors On The A-List

June 8, 2012

The Ontario Power Authority is offering a rebate of up to $650 for the installation of an ENERGY STAR qualified central heating and cooling system when purchased from and installed by a participating contractor. The incentive is available for residents and businesses (and

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Government of Canada announces 2012 ENERGY STAR winners

June 6, 2012

The ENERGY STAR Market Transformation Awards recognize leadership in promoting energy efficiency in Canada and are presented to utility providers, manufacturers, retailers, advocates and home builders who have shown leadership and commitment in manufacturing, marketing and promoting energy efficient products. This

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Bean tackles CSA B214

June 5, 2012

The Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) is offering an information webinar with HPAC columnist Robert Bean, which will help installers, building officials and plumbing inspectors gain a better understanding of the CSA B214 Installation Code for Hydronic Heating Installations. The standard is now

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CHC creates hydronics industry award

June 5, 2012

The Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC) has created the Award of Merit to acknowledge individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment of their time, energy and knowledge toward improving the professional profile of the hydronics industry. Nominations are open to any industry volunteer

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Contributions to the oil and energy industry win kudos for tekmar

June 1, 2012

Vernon, BC-based tekmar Control Systems is the recipient of the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) 2012 Manufacturer of the Year award. The award was presented at the 59th Annual Convention and Trade Show on May 22,

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Three ASHRAE public review drafts up for comments

May 31, 2012

ASHRAE is inviting comments for  three Public Review Drafts, including ASHRAE Guideline 22-2008R, Instrumentation for Monitoring Central Chilled-Water Plant Efficiency. This guideline defines recommended methods for measuring chilled-water plant thermal load and energy use and for calculating chilled-water plant efficiency.

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PNNL makes the case for impressive savings with commercial HVAC controls

May 31, 2012

A recent report from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is attracting significant media attention. According to a release from PNNL, U.S. commercial building owners could save an average of 38 per cent on heating and cooling

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HRAI participates in HVACR Workforce Development Foundation

May 31, 2012

Eight North American heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and water heating industry associations, including the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI), have announced the formation of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation. HRAI president Warren Heeley, sees good things from cross-border

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Improved energy benchmarks for LEED Canada for Homes

May 30, 2012

Improved energy benchmarks for LEED Canada for Homes take effect August 1, 2012. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is making the move following a survey it conducted in winter 2012. The new minimum for energy performance in the LEED Canada