On Dec. 1, 2011, the British Columbia Ministry of Environment held a public workshop on its recycling regulations. Effective July 1, 2012, the province will require manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, water heating, and refrigeration products to take Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for the life cycle management of their products.
Maxwell Systems Inc., a provider of complete construction business management software solutions, expanded into Canada with additional development efforts, broader industry presence, and enhanced product offerings.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) released its annual statistical forecast, which projects that residential air conditioning, commercial air conditioning, and furnace shipments will change modestly in 2012.
According to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the Honourable Joe Oliver, minister of Natural Resources, announced that the government of Canada is investing $78 million over the next two years to create jobs in the energy sector and save Canadian homeowners money while improving energy efficiency.
According to the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB), which is scheduled to be published on Nov. 18, 2011, will yield significant savings in energy costs of typical buildings.
The International Council of Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Manufacturers’ Associations (ICARHMA) met Oct. 3-5 in Canada to discuss industry trends and approve the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) as an associate member.
HRAI president Warren Heeley and AHRI senior vice president Dave Calabrese attended the Canada-U.S. Manufacturing Summit to discuss the industry’s concerns about the growing problem of local and regional energy efficiency regulations for HVACR products differing from national or international standards.