A new Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Subcommittee (TSC) has been formed to develop a new edition of CAN/CSA-P.6, Testing Method for Measuring Thermal and Operating Efficiencies of Gas-Fired Pool Heaters.
A delegation of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) representatives and other stakeholders met with representatives of the Nova Scotia Ministry of Environment and Labour concerning provincial adoption of the national strategy to phase out the use of CFCs.
The HVAC Coalition of Ontario has agreed to a settlement that will allow contractors to have access to the Enbridge utility bill on a fee for service basis. The arrangement will present new opportunities for contractors operating in the Enbridge franchise area while eliminating Direct Energy’s exclusive access.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has notified stakeholders that the industry in Canada agrees with expanding the bi-national harmonization effort of IEC 60335-2-40 to a tri-national effort that would include Mexican participation.
Academy has completed its Train the Trainer Program in Good Refrigerant
Management Practices in Nigeria. The three 5-day workshops were conducted in
Lagos by Ron Verch of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada’s (HRAI’s) forecast for 2007 projects that shipments of commercial air
conditioning will increase by 4 percent, residential air conditioning will
increase by 1 percent, and residential furnace shipments will decrease by 1
percent over the projected 2006 figures.
The Nova Scotia Natural Gas Association (NSNGA), a new organization affiliated with the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors of Canada (HRAI), was formally inaugurated at a meeting held late November 2006 in Halifax.