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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

Cronkhite Supply celebrates milestone.
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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

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Proposed Changes Related to Combustion Safety, Infiltration

March 29, 2012

Public comment is being sought on proposed changes to ASHRAE’s residential indoor air quality standard regarding combustion safety in existing homes and default infiltration in new construction. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2010, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings,

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Viessmann names top sales reps

March 28, 2012

Viessmann Manufacturing Company Inc. has announced the winners of its “MAX” Sales Awards for 2011. The “MAX” Awards (denoting Marketing, Accomplishment and Excellence) are presented annually to the top two Viessmann sales representatives in Canada. DisTech Inc. of Brockville, ON,

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Slight increase in BC Safety Authority enforcement actions in 2011

March 27, 2012

A total of 195 enforcement actions were taken by the BC Safety Authority (BCSA) against contractors, equipment owners and others doing work or using regulated equipment in BCSA-regulated technologies in 2011, compared to 192 in 2010. As part of an

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Enerworks and Enersol Solar Merge

March 24, 2012

Enerworks and Enersol have announced the merging of their companies. Enerworks is a supplier of flat plate and vacuum tube solar heating and cooling solutions. Enersol is a supplier of unglazed, pool heating technology. “By having such a range of

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Intent statements published for 2010 National Fire and Plumbing Codes

March 20, 2012

Intent statements for the 2010 National Fire Code of Canada and 2010 National Plumbing Code of Canada have been updated and are now available, free of charge, on the National Codes website. The intent statements for the 2010 National Building

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Capacitive imaging sensor holds promise for detecting pipe corrosion

March 20, 2012

Researchers at NRC are investigating the use of capacitive imaging sensors for determining the extent of corrosion on metallic pipe. Detection and quantification of pitting corrosion is required to understand the condition of the pipe and its remaining service life.

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Free webcast highlights dedicated outdoor air systems

March 19, 2012

  While conventional HVAC systems mix fresh outdoor air with the return air in one unit, dedicated outdoor air systems use standard equipment to condition fresh air separately before it enters the building. This break from tradition is quickly becoming

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Online presentations available for the 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings

March 19, 2012

Free online presentations explaining the major technical requirements in the 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) are now available on the National Codes website. These presentations, which replace the cross-country seminars traditionally offered during past model code

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Share Your Knowledge at the 2012 ASPE Convention

March 16, 2012

Call For Papers If you are looking to share your knowledge and design experience with others in the plumbing industry who are eager to learn, contact the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) to be considered for the 2012 Convention

Date set for 2012 Ride for Habitat.
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Third RIDE FOR HABITAT set for July 21, 2012

March 15, 2012

Start your engines. The third annual “Ride for Habitat” will take place on Saturday, July 21. The ride will raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Canada, a national, non-profit organization that makes homeownership possible for low-income families that could not

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Time to enter the 2012 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards

March 15, 2012

The Stage 1 deadline for the 2012 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards is coming up – Tuesday, March 27. This year the number of awards of excellence has been increased to 12. Now in its 44th year, the awards program is

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Register today for CanSIA Webinar: Clarification on Ontario Solar PV Installer Requirements and Qualifications

March 14, 2012

Due to recent solar related accidents the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is examining and re-evaluating their enforcement of existing regulations related to the installation, maintenance and construction of solar PV module systems of all sizes. The MOL has released

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New Brunswick to host first CanmetENERGY English-language process integration workshop

March 14, 2012

Building on the success of workshops held in Québec over the past two years, CanmetENERGY is expanding its offer to train energy specialists in heat recovery and process integration (PI). The first English-language PI three-day workshop will be held March