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Efficiency Amendments published

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November 1, 2018
New regulations affecting energy efficiency standards for a range of HVAC equipment were published in the Canada Gazette, Part 2 at the end of October.
The aim of the changes to the Energy Efficiency Regulations, states Natural Resources Canada, is to improve energy efficiency standards for consumer and commercial products in Canada and… Continue Reading

Haier/GEA appoints Ryan vanDyk

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October 29, 2018
Having represented the Haier Ductless line in Canada and worked closely with Kentucky-based GE Appliances as president of True North HVAC and Hydronics, industry veteran Ryan vanDyk has accepted the position of Commercial Leader – HVAC with Haier/GEA.
VanDyk will lead Haier’s North American team towards continued growth in Canada… Continue Reading

Students rewarded for hard work by MCA Hamilton Niagara

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October 26, 2018
Employer Company members of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Hamilton Niagara (MCAHN) have named the recipients of their 24th Annual Scholarship Awards.
MCA Hamilton Niagara members fund twenty $1,000 scholarships to exceptional students, who are children of salaried employees of their contractor member companies.
The selection… Continue Reading

Ontario government proposes sweeping trades shakeup

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October 24, 2018
The provincial government is planning to wind down the Ontario College of Trades and tackle journeyperson-to-apprentice ratios as part of broad legislation aimed at ”lightening the burden on business and making sure that hard work is rewarded.”
For all trades that are subject to journeyperson-to-apprentice ratios, the government… Continue Reading

ASHRAE technical program tackles the big issues

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October 23, 2018
ASHRAE has announced the technical program for its 2019 Winter Conference, to be held in Atlanta, Ga., from January 12–16.
The five-day event includes eight conference tracks and over 100 sessions, selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership.
New subjects being explored in Atlanta will include ”Renewables and… Continue Reading

HRAI marks 50th anniversary in Mexico

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October 22, 2018
Members of all three divisions of HRAI, as well as Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) headed to the sun and sand of Mexico’s Playa del Carmen for the association’s 50th annual meeting and conference.
A focus on increasing membership numbers, the evolving political and regulatory landscapes, and a need to understand and work with emerging… Continue Reading

Craftsman inks deal with Leafs, Canucks and Oilers

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October 19, 2018
Craftsman, the high-performance tool, storage and equipment company, has announced a sponsorship deal with three Canadian National Hockey League franchises as well as select Canadian Hockey League teams as it relaunches in Canada.
The agreement reached with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks will allow Craftsman… Continue Reading

PPI’s PEX course now available online

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October 19, 2018
The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) has partnered with RedVector, a leading provider of online education content, to provide the CEU-style online course “Designing PEX Plumbing Systems to Optimize Performance and Efficiency”.
The one-hour course is narrated by Lance MacNevin, P. Eng., director of engineering for PPI’s Building… Continue Reading

Instant Rebate program launched in Nova Scotia

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October 17, 2018
Nova Scotia has announced details of the 2018 Instant Rebate program, which will help residents purchase products that improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
The funding for the scheme comes from the federal government’s Low Carbon Economy Fund, which has allocated up to $56 million to Nova Scotia for programs that fight climate… Continue Reading

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