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Viessmann charity motorcycle tour raises $25K for non-profit air ambulance organization

September 7, 2018

Viessmann Canada’s 2018 Ride for Comfort charity motorcycle ride raised over $25,000 in support of STARS air ambulance of Calgary, AB. STARS–the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society–is a non-profit helicopter air ambulance that provides emergency medical transport for the critically

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Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver sign global agreement to reach net zero by 2050

September 6, 2018

Mayors of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver have signed on to a global agreement comprising 19 cities to meet net-zero carbon standards by 2050. Led by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration requires cities to:

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North American business training company reaches 20-year milestone

September 5, 2018

Business Development Resources (BDR) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The company is a provider of business coaching and training services for HVAC and plumbing contractors, distributors and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada. BDR hosts more than 200 business training

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Industry joins CIPH for sky-high conference

August 27, 2018

Communication, Engagement and Connection” was the theme of this year’s Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) annual business conference. Inline with this message, the association emphasized communication as a key driver of progress. Allen Taylor, newly elected CIPH chairman

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People on the move: Taco, Fujitsu General America, Saniflo, Crosswater London

August 27, 2018

Taco Comfort Solutions has appointed Jeffrey Bredeson to president of its Tennessee-based subsidiary, Hydroflo Pumps. Prior to this position, he served as vice-president of sales for Taco’s wholesale and commercial HVAC solutions.       Fujitsu General America, Inc. has

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Noble acquires Orangeville supplier, announces new Brantford branch

August 24, 2018

Noble has purchased the assets of Orangeville, ON-based Brampton Plumbing, Heating and Industrial Supplies Ltd. The transaction is expected to close on September 24, 2018, at which point Brampton Plumbing, Heating and Industrial Supplies will operate under the Noble banner.

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Former Taco CEO back at the helm after VandeWiel moves on

August 23, 2018

John White, Jr., former Taco Comfort Solutions CEO, will resume his role at the company following the departure of Wil VandeWiel. VandeWiel took over as CEO in January 2017 with the mandate to expand Taco’s presence in Europe. He joined

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DiversiTech completes acquisition of Hilmor

August 23, 2018

DiversiTech Corp. has completed its acquisition of HVAC/R tools supplier hilmor nearly two years after the brand, along with Irwin and Lennox, was purchased by Stanley Black & Decker for $1.95 billion. The acquisition is one of 10 undertaken by

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Share your knowledge of high-impact technologies

August 21, 2018

ASHRAE has issued call for abstracts for the 2019 Buildings XIV International Conference, to be held in Clearwater Beach, FL from December 9 to 12. Papers should focus on the development of high impact technologies and processes that are lifecycle

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Sons of Napoleon founders take the reins as co-CEOs

August 20, 2018

Christopher and Stephen Schroeter will take over the family business at Napoleon as co-CEOs. The newly-appointed duo are the sons of Napoleon co-founders Wolfgang Schroeter, CEO, and Ingrid Schroeter, CFO. Christopher and Stephen have worked at the company for 18

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PPI launches webinar on design, installation of hydronic snow and ice melting systems

August 17, 2018

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) is hosting a webinar on hydronic snow and ice melting systems, intended for mechanical engineers, designers, contractors, building owners, facility managers and architects. Held in conjunction with its education partner RedVector, the first webinar

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Deadline approaches for ASHRAE 2019 conference, technical papers

August 16, 2018

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2019 annual conference Abstract submissions are due August 21, 2018. If accepted, final papers will be due November 30, 2018. Technical papers – 30-pages maximum, to be published in ASHRAE Transactions

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ASHRAE releases guide for energy-efficient building design

August 13, 2018

ASHRAE has published a resource for building professionals designing efficient and grid-responsive buildings. Titled “Building Our New Energy Future,” the guide aligns with ASHRAE’s 2018-19 society theme of the same name. The resource was developed in collaboration with the American

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CIPH hires new program manager for councils, membership committee

August 10, 2018

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) has hired Natalie Petra as program manager. Petra will be responsible for overseeing activities of the institute’s Pipe, Valves and Fittings Council, Education and Training Council, membership committee and Canadian Water Systems

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Honeywell Home spinoff company, Resideo, to be operational by end of 2018

August 9, 2018

Honeywell has announced that Resideo will be the name of its new company, created through a spin-off of its Home and ADI Global Distribution businesses. The spin-off is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Products from

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Aquatherm adds Desco to distribution roster in Ontario

August 8, 2018

Etobicoke, ON-based Desco Plumbing and Heating Supply is the latest distributor for Aquatherm polypropylene-radom pipe. Desco, part of Deschênes Group, is a wholesale distributor of plumbing, hydronic and HVAC Products with 17 locations in central and southwestern Ontario. “We are

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CoolSys purchases New Jersey consulting engineering firm

August 7, 2018

CoolSys has acquired Princeton, NJ-based consulting engineering firm Energy Squared. Adam Coffey, president and CEO of CoolSys, said the acquisition expands the company’s engineering and technology capabilities. Energy Squared provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing and refrigeration engineering analysis and design for

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Johnson Controls relocates air handling systems business in Pennsylvania

August 3, 2018

Johnson Controls is moving its air handling systems and ducted DX businesses from its current location at 631 S. Richland Avenue, York, PA to a renovated facility just a few miles away at 100 JCI Way, also in York. The

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CoolSys awarded for its role in natural refrigerant adoption

August 2, 2018

CoolSys is the recipient of an Accelerate America Award for its role in bringing climate-friendly solutions to the HVAC/R sector in North America. The company received the best contractor award in the food and retail sector for the innovative adoption

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Amal Clooney to kick off 2018 Greenbuild Conference and Expo

August 1, 2018

Human rights lawyer and humanitarian Amal Clooney will deliver opening keynote remarks at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. The expo will be held at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL from November 14 to 16, 2018. This

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Plastics Pipe Institute launches geothermal and polypropylene pipe committees

July 31, 2018

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has created two new groups within its Building and Construction Division (BCD): the Geothermal Steering Committee and Polypropylene Pressure Pipe Steering Committee. Geothermal ground source activities will be the focus of the BCD, and

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Bacharach acquires U.S. manufacturer to deliver test, measurement instrumentation

July 30, 2018

Bacharach has acquired Pennsylvania-based Neutronics Inc., a provider of refrigerant and gas analyzers for the automotive and commercial HVAC markets. Its oxygen analyzers are also used in the semi-conductor industry, and its self contained breathing units in the safety and

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Danfoss acquires stake in California heat exchanger technology start-up

July 30, 2018

Danfoss has purchased minority shares in California-based start-up Nelumbo. The company develops surface treatment technology that aims to improve heat exchanger performance and prevent corrosion. Three engineers from the University of California, Berkeley, formed Nelumbo in 2015. The company currently

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G.S Equpico to take over Atlantic Canada sales for Pfister, Fortis brands

July 27, 2018

G.S Equipco Ltd. will assume sales for the Pfister and Fortis brands, under Spectrum Brands, in Atlantic Canada. Spectrum and Equipco have partnered to cover Western Canada since 2016. The arrangement was expanded in March 2018 to include Ontario. www.spectrumbrands.com

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Saniflo opens new location in Ontario

July 27, 2018

Saniflo Canada has expanded its operations and moved to a new location in Cambridge, ON. The 9,500 square foot facility aims to allow the company to meet “growing demand.” “Our new Cambridge location extends Saniflo’s heritage of redefining the plumbing

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T&S expands global footprint with acquisition of Italian manufacturer

July 26, 2018

T&S Brass and Bronze Works acquired Klarco SRL, an Italian manufacturer of faucets, pre-rinse units and hose reels for the foodservice industry. The deal allows T&S to continue its global expansion, and will offer Klarco support to grow its product

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Technical Safety BC releases Investigation Report into 2017 fatal incident at Fernie Memorial Arena

July 25, 2018

Technical Safety BC has released its investigation report into the ammonia release at Fernie Memorial Arena on October 17, 2017, which resulted in three fatalities, as well as the evacuation of 95 residents from 55 nearby homes. The report provides

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Federal, provincial governments contribute $53.5M for Efficiency Nova Scotia

July 25, 2018

Efficiency Nova Scotia will receive $53.5 million in funding from federal and provincial governments over the next four years. Distributors, contractors, consulting engineers and other energy efficiency trade professionals must complete an online application to be listed in the Efficiency

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U.S. facility management company partners with IFMA Foundation to fund Global Workforce Initiative

July 24, 2018

Facility management company ABM has contributed to the IFMA Foundation Global Workforce Initiative, which aims to close the workforce gap in facilities services. “There is a serious labour shortage on the horizon within the facility management industry,” said IFMA Foundation

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ASHRAE president focused on energy efficiency, innovative technologies for 2018-19

July 23, 2018

Sheila Hayter kicked off her term as ASHRAE president for 2018-19 at the association’s annual conference, held at the George R. Brown Convention Centre in Houston, TX from June 23-27. Hayter’s theme for the upcoming year, “Building Our New Energy