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.
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.