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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

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Sustainable design workshop

April 19, 2012

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is bringing its Sustainable Design workshop to Montreal on June 6-7, 2012. It will be taught in English but handout materials will be in English and French. This two-day Sustainable Design workshop will

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IAPMO R&T Offers Disabilities Act listings for U.S. and Canada

April 19, 2012

IAPMO R&T, a third party certification body for plumbing and mechanical products, has added a Canadian equivalent to its United States Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) listing program. Enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990, the ADA is legislation that

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Biofuel takes to the skies

April 17, 2012

Porter Airlines operates Bombardier Q400 Aircraft in Canada’s first biofuel-powered revenue flight.

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HRAI announces recipients of Orvil L. Davie Award

April 17, 2012

HRAI chair Ron Robinson has announced the most recent recipients of HRAI’s Orvil L. Davie Memorial Fund bursary. Josh Brawn of New Brunswick Community College in Fredericton, NB and Nick Kostaniuk of Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, AB

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HRAI invites nominations for Achievement Awards

April 12, 2012

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) of Canada Awards Task Team is requesting member nominations for the annual HRAI Achievement Awards. The HRAI Merit Award is HRAI’s pinnacle award recognizing an outstanding contribution by an industry representative to

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American Standard Brands to design sustainable toilet

April 12, 2012

American Standard Brands has partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and test a low-cost, prefabricated toilet system. In collaboration with the Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy, and the International Development Enterprises (iDE), American Standard

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Hydronic workshops showcase renewable energy applications

April 10, 2012

Sustainability, innovation and new technology will be the focus of the 2012 edition of the CIPHEX West trade show in Vancouver.  The largest event in Western Canada for plumbing, HVAC/R and water treatment, CIPHEX West will take place at the

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Free webinar on pending ASHRAE Legionella Standard 188

April 5, 2012

HC Info will offer a free 60-minute webinar, “Success with ASHRAE 188P and Legionella HACCP Water Plans,” on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. ET. ASHRAE Standard 188, scheduled to be released later this year, will require a Legionella HACCP

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Furnace recall reissued

April 4, 2012

A joint Recall with Unitary Products Group (UPG) of York International Corp., Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), has been issued for Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T brand furnaces. The recalled products, which

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Cronkhite Supply celebrates 100th anniversary

April 1, 2012

Company credits loyal customer base and dedicated employees to its success

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What do the results of Ontario’s review of its microFIT and FIT programs really mean?

March 30, 2012

Following the first review of Ontario’s signature Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) Program, the provincial government announced that it will implement all the recommendations, which include: Creating more jobs sooner by streamlining the regulatory approvals process for projects while maintaining the highest environmental