The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has ordered Enbridge Gas Distribution to either find a way to provide "nondiscriminatory access to the utility bill" for the HVAC industry or to remove Direct Energy from the bill by Jan. 1, 2007.
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) chairman Mike Burns has announced the latest recipient of HRAI's Orvil L. Davie Memorial Fund bursary: David Doucett of the College of the North Atlantic.
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), in support of Habitat for Humanity, is nearing its goal of $1 million for the 2006/2007 fundraising campaign. By early February, members have pledged $912,783 dollars in cash and products.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) announced statistical results for the 4th quarter of 2005, showing residential air conditioning shipments with the largest gain, increasing by 311 percent.
Discussions between the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors of Canada (HRAC), other industry partners, and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) resulted in the issuance of a Directors Order, effective Jan. 13, 2006, which sets out the requirements for gas technicians to conduct an inspection of natural gas and propane fired natural draft boilers.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) annual statistics forecast for 2006 projects that shipments of commercial air conditioning will increase by 4 percent, residential air conditioning will increase by 4.5 percent, and residential furnace shipments will increase by 4 percent over the projected 2005 figures.
Ralph Suppa, president and general manager of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), has announced the appointment of Jack Keon as a consultant to the Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC), a council within the Institute.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors of Canada (HRAC) has announced that the CMX/CIPHEX 2006 trade show will host the 2006 Heating System Technician Competition, a provincial level competition that is part of the Skills Ontario 17th Annual Technological Skills Competitions.
Registration for the 2006 CMX/CIPHEX show is now underway. The CMX/CIPHEX Learning Forum will offer educational opportunities for contractors, wholesalers, distributors, designers, and others in the industry.
The Canadian Hydronics Council, along with allied associations the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), worked cooperatively together with the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) Boiler Reduction Group to finalize a strategy to reduce the potential for carbon monoxide (CO) incidents with existing boilers.