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Campaign Succeeds to Reinstate ecoENERGY

According to the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), the recently announced Canadian federal budget included the Conservative government’s promised $400 million for a restored ecoENERGY program for a one-year period.
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Canada Consumer Product Safety Act Becomes Effective

According to the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) became effective on June 20, 2011. The purpose of the act is to protect the public by addressing or preventing dangers to human health or safety that are posed by consumer products in Canada.
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HRAI Rolls Out New Tools

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) announced it is now making available complimentary Indoor Air Quality Awareness promotion tools. HRAI said this information is a “must have” to enhance IAQ awareness.
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Heating Systems Skills Competition a Success

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) recently hosted a successful skills competition for heating systems technicians. The event took place at the Skills Canada-Ontario Technological Skills Competition at RIM Park in Waterloo, Ontario.
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HRAI Warns Public About DIY Use of Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) launched a consumer safety awareness campaign to warn Canadians about the risks of using flammable hydrocarbon refrigerants in do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. The theme of the campaign is “Some Jobs Are Best Left to the Experts.”
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HRAI Presses for Action on ecoENERGY

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is again pressing the government for action on the ecoENERGY program. In the months before the federal election, HRAI led a coalition of associations and stakeholders in an effort to convince the government to re-introduce the ecoENERGY home retrofit program.
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Hydronics Manufacturers Promote ‘Beautiful Heat'

Eleven manufacturers of heating equipment have joined forces to launch “Beautiful Heat,” a comprehensive marketing program to promote the benefits of hydronic heating. To help increase market awareness and growth, Beautiful Heat will target consumers to inform and educate them about hydronic heating.
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CIPH Invites Volunteers, Guests to Habitat for Humanity Home Build

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating will host over 250 delegates, companions, and guests in Victoria, British Columbia, at its 79th Annual Business Conference. Many of these members will gather at the build site for the official sod turning ceremony of the Habitat for Humanity home build.
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CFC Chiller Replacement Decreases in 2010

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) released the 2010 update on the Canadian CFC chiller stock study. This update estimates that 253 CFC chillers were converted or replaced during 2010 in Canada. This represents a 3 percent decrease compared to 2009.
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'Ride for Habitat' Date Change

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) announced that the second annual “Ride for Habitat” will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20.
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