Canadian retailers who adopt sustainable business practices are differentiating themselves in an increasingly competitive marketplace and also significantly reducing their costs, according to a new report released by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and the Retail Council of Canada (RCC).
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Association (SMACNA) is accepting public comments on its HVAC Systems Commissioning Manual. All comments are due on or before the close of business, April 17, to be considered by the task force for inclusion in the newest edition.
As part of the Obama administration’s blueprint for an American economy built to last, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the availability of up to $5.2 million in fiscal year 2012 to develop improved building efficiency technologies, including advanced heating and cooling systems.
More than 250 sheet metal apprentices from the United States and Canada participated in the 40th annual International Sheet Metal Competition, hosted by the International Training Institute (ITI) for the sheet metal and air conditioning industry.
UTC Climate, Controls & Security recently signed an agreement with Watsco Inc. (Coconut Grove, Fla.) to form a joint venture named Carrier Enterprise Canada to distribute Carrier, Bryant, and Payne HVAC products and supplies in Canada.
The TapeMaster™ HVAC-TAPE2 is a 2-inch aluminum foil tape dispenser. It is engineered to remove the paper release liner from foil tapes with ease. The tape dispenser conveniently rolls the waste paper onto a take-up reel for easy disposal, eliminating little pieces of scrap from the jobsite, the company said.
Source Refrigeration & HVAC, Anaheim, Calif., announced that Bruce Buchholz has been named president and chief executive officer. Buchholz replaces Lauren Abrams, who resigned as CEO of Source for medical reasons.
The Emerson Blue™ Wireless Easy Install™ thermostat system is ideal for residential applications where pulling any wire would be difficult or cost prohibitive, said the company. The thermostat system is compatible with most conventional and heat pump systems that are single- or multi-stage.
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) announced that a public review draft of its HVAC Systems Commissioning Manual (second edition) is available for public review and comment.