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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

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Video details Partners In Project Green Sustainability Consortiums

May 30, 2012

The Partners in Project Green Sustainability Consortiums has released a video highlighting the activities and successes of its Sustainability Consortiums. The video, available at www.partnersinprojectgreen.com, highlights the  approach the four Sustainability Consortiums take toward collaborating on environmental sustainability issues. Featuring interviews with consortium

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What’s up, or down, with pensions?

May 30, 2012

StatsCan has released its report on pension plans in Canada-it makes for interesting reading.

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Working-age population older

May 29, 2012

The “going” outnumber the “coming” – a census first.

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Tools go to advancing skilled trade education

May 29, 2012

Skills/Compétences Canada, Skills Canada Alberta and Stanley Black & Decker are donating a collection of Stanley and Dewalt tools used at the 2012 Skills Canada National Competition to five schools in Alberta.This donation provides students and educators with industry-leading tools

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CIPH goes True Blue in Collingwood

May 29, 2012

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) hosted its annual Ontario Region Conference, themed True Blue Sustainability, at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, ON. A total of 125 delegates and guests arrived to take part in a variety of events,

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New Business Group Structure for Wolseley Canada

May 29, 2012

At Wolseley Canada the following promotions have been announced as part of its establishing a new business group structure. Gilles Pétrin has been promoted to vice-president, sales and business development for Wolseley Canada.Paul Kennedy has been promoted to vice-president, plumbing, taking

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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