The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) recently invited stakeholders to comment on proposed changes to the 2010 National Building Code (NBC). Even though the review period has concluded, industry members may wish to note proposed changes include a requirement for venting that outlines minimum separation distances to vent products of combustion.
The manufacturing division of the Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) reports that ductless split systems shipments were up 30 percent in the fourth-quarter of 2011 when compared to 2010.
Canada reintroduced its Energy Star® specifications for gas-fired forced air furnaces, Feb. 1. Only models that have been third-party certified as meeting Version 3.0 or Version 4.0 requirements will appear on the Energy Star qualified product list.
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) is reporting total plumbing, PVF/industrial, waterworks, hydronics, and HVACR estimated sales increased 3.6 percent for the month of November 2011 when compared to 2010.
The Electrical Safety Authority recently notified manufacturers that electrical products are no longer required to be registered with the ESA under the system they created in Ontario to administer the Product Safety Regulation (O. Reg. 438/07).
Refrigerant Management Canada (RMC) announced Linde Canada will no longer act as a collection service for the RMC program. Linde Canada’s work with RMC has ensured the safe collection and disposal of over 2.5 million kilograms of surplus refrigerant.