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GTA Chapter Receives HRAI and HVAC Coalition Updates

January 29, 2020

The HVAC Coalition provided an update on the proceedings with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) regarding the Enbridge Gas Open Bill Access (OBA) service. The hearing is this week.

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Tips for sales and marketing

June 6, 2016

The focus was on sales and marketing at the recent Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) chapter meeting. The five presenters shared strategies on how companies might up the ante with their marketing

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Environment Canada opens consultation on proposed HFC regs

April 7, 2016

On March 23, 2016, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) distributed a communication to stakeholders on phase 2 of the consultations concerning proposed HFC regulations. The work on HFC regulations began on December 6, 2014 ECCC published a Notice of

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Contractor and CE numbers up at CMPX

April 5, 2016

Sponsors of the 2016 Canadian Mechanical Exposition & Trade Show and Learning Forum (CMPX) have reported increases in key attendee categories including contractors (+14 per cent ) and consulting engineers (+73 per cent). Official attendance figures were unavailable at press

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HRAI GTA chapter and HVAC Coalition end year on high notes

November 26, 2015

The HVAC Coalition Inc. held its annual general meeting at a November dinner meeting of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) GTA chapter. Martin Luymes, HRAI director, programs/relations, provided an update on the Coalition’s challenge to

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HRAI provides update on heat pump issue

November 6, 2015

NB Power re-evaluates position on rentals, opts for education and an incentive

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Refrigerant Management Canada to celebrate 15 years of operation

October 7, 2015

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has invited its members to join Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) on November 12, 2015 at the Four Points by Sheraton – Toronto Airport, 6257 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON for its annual

The passing of the gavel: incoming chair Peter Steffes (l) with 2014-2015 HRAI chair, Jim Flowers at the closing banquet on August 28.
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Contractor heads up HRAI board

August 30, 2015

Peter Steffes of Ideal Heating and Cooling Ltd., Windsor, ON, was appointed as chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) at the annual general meeting held last week in Windsor, ON. Steffes served on the

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HRAI AGM and Conference just weeks away

August 4, 2015

Room block deadline at Caesars Windsor extended to August 11.

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Issue of access becomes hot topic at HRAI GTA Chapter meeting

April 30, 2015

Of the code changes, updates and top-10 inspection defects presented at HRAI’s GTA Chapter meeting in April, the issue of access to units when the homeowner is not home received the strongest reaction. Gary Miller, electrical inspector with the Electrical

Refrigerant section chair Dennis Kozina with HRAI president Warren Heeley at the annual product section meeting on April25, 2015.
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Contractors join in on HRAI product section meetings

April 22, 2015

The social dynamic for HRAI’s product section meetings was a bit different this year. Of the 89 attendees at the event held April 16 in Mississauga, ON, 17 were contractors. In past years, the meetings have been targeted at manufacturers

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Contractors invited to weigh in on issues facing the HVAC/R industry

April 7, 2015

HRAI opens up its product section meetings.

Attendee and exhibitor numbers among records set at 2015 AHR Expo.
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Chicago event claims five new records

February 19, 2015

The 2015 AHR Expo claimed the title for the best-attended event ever held in Chicago. Preliminary figures for the HVAC/R show indicate that more than 61,000 total attendees, including 42,400 visitors, participated in the 2015 AHR Expo, January 26 to

Barry Raycroft, HRAI wholesaler division chair.
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Barry Raycroft fills HRAI wholesalers division vacancy

December 4, 2014

Barry Raycroft was elected chair of the HRAI wholesalers division at an HRAI board meeting on November 13, 2014, after former wholesalers division chair, Denis Fraser, resigned to pursue a career in the building products industry. Raycroft is vice president

Enbridge's Jeremy Salazar updates HRAI contractor division (GTA chapter) members on recent changes to CSA B149.1-10, the Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code.
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GTA contractors updated on changes to CSA B149.1-10

November 27, 2014

The HRAI Contractors Greater Toronto Area Chapter met in Vaughan, ON, on November 25 for its annual general meeting. During the AGM portion of the evening contractor members approved housekeeping items, such as the division’s financial report for the previous

HVAC Coalition chairman Roger Grochmal kicks off the coalition's 20th annual general meeting on September 30, 2014 in Vaughan, ON.
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HVAC Coalition celebrates 20 years fighting for contractors

October 1, 2014

Overarching goal is a level playing field.

Jim Flowers (r) and Marc Gendron, 2013-2014 chairman, share a moment on stage during the Chairs' Banquet. Flowers, who is with Linde Canada, is HRAI's 2014-2015 chairman. He has served on the HRAI Board since 2012 as a representative of the manufacturer's division and as chairman of that division since 2012.

Refrigerants, Controls Top Of Mind At AGM

October 1, 2014 by KERRY TURNER

The Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) held its 46th Annual General Meeting and Conference in Montreal, QC, from August 20-23. HRAI, which is in the final year of implementing its three-year strategic plan, opened the conference

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New hires at HRAI

September 4, 2014

Trio to provide program and relations, and technical department support

Incoming HRAI chair Jim Flowers welcomes breakfast speaker Jack Demers, retired NHL coach, to the stage. Demers spoke about how he overcame adversity and shared his insights on how others might do the same.
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Refrigerant panel tackles tough issues surrounding refrigerant phase outs

August 26, 2014

The Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) held its 46th Annual General Meeting and Conference in Montreal, QC, from August 20-23. A highlight of the event was a panel discussion titled The Future of Refrigerants: Get Ready

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Last chance to sign up for HRAI’s annual meeting

July 22, 2014

HPAC’s team looks forward to seeing you in Montreal

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A positive step for Canada’s hydronics industry

July 16, 2014

Industry associations collaborate for the adoption of national certification learning standards

Join your heating and plumbing industry friends for a day of beautiful scenery and a great ride - all for a good cause.
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Ride for Habitat on the radar

June 23, 2014

Riders across southern Ontario are gearing up for the 2014 Ride for Habitat on July 12 in support of Habitat for Humanity Canada, a non-profit organization that makes homeownership possible for low-income families. The ride is organized by Habitat for

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Trade contractors to form chapters

June 3, 2014

Move to increase influence at the local level announced by NTCCC

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Replacement/conversion of CFC chiller stock on the decline

June 2, 2014

The 2013 update on the Canadian CFC chiller stock study from the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) estimates that 83 chillers previously operating on CFC refrigerants were converted or replaced during the year 2013 in Canada. This is

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HRAI GTA chapter serves up smorgasbord of industry info

April 30, 2014

A new Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) ombuds office, Toronto Hydro’s heating and cooling incentive program and Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) were hot topics at the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada’s (HRAI) GTA chapter meeting on

HPAC's Tremendous Tool Take-Away contest winner Gerry Myers of Myers Refrigeration Service in Stittsville, ON poses with his winnings, which included an inspection camera, distance meter, combustion analyzer, CO monitor, dual readout thermometer, portable torch kit and electronic charging scale.
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Contractor happy with Tremendous Tools

April 24, 2014

HPAC’s Tremendous Tool Take-Away contest winner was Gerry Myers of Myers Refrigeration Service in Stittsville, ON. He took home an inspection camera, distance meter, combustion analyzer, CO monitor, dual readout thermometer, portable torch kit and electronic charging scale.

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Cross sector HVAC/R sessions bring HRAI members up to speed

April 16, 2014

Guest speakers and sessions tackle standards, rules and rule making, along with opportunities in IAQ

CMPX Win A Van winner Ron Van Brenk happily accepts the keys to the 2014 GMC Savana 2500 from Will Bachewich, commercial dealer operations manager-ON, GM Canada. Van Brenk is project manager at Hobbs Welding & Boiler Service in London, ON.
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CMPX wraps up to pleasing reviews

March 31, 2014

CMPX 2014, Canada’s national trade show for the air conditioning, heating (forced air and hydronics) hearth, plumbing, piping, refrigeration and ventilation industries, wrapped up on Friday March 21. The show featured more than 500 Exhibitors in 200,000 sq. ft. of booth

Panel of representatives from governing bodies (from left): Linda Jones, manager of program development with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), Royden Trainor, director of policy and programs for the ON College of Trades (OCOT) and John Marshall, director of fuel safety with the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA).
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Gas technician apprenticeship program sparks heated debate

March 27, 2014

A highly anticipated, and well attended, HRAI GTA chapter meeting on March 25 saw a panel of representatives from three major governing bodies face an onslaught of tough questions from the industry regarding the gas technician apprenticeship program in Ontario

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CMPX opens this Wednesday

March 17, 2014

CMPX 2014 opens this Wednesday, March 19 and show organizers tell us there is still time to register online and bring your team. Online registration will remain open until the close of business on Tuesday, March 18 and those registrants’ badges