Data-Basics Expands To Canada

July 28, 2004
Data-Basics, a provider of enterprise software applications for the service and facilities management industries, is expanding its operations to Canada.
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Replacement/Conversion Of CFC Chillers Gains Momentum

July 23, 2004
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has released the 2003 update on the Canadian CFC chiller stock study. This update estimates that 278 chillers previously operating on CFC refrigerants were converted or replaced during 2003 in Canada. This represents a 33 percent increase in conversions/replacements compared to 2002.
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NRCan Presents Survey Results On Energy Star

July 17, 2004
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) conducted a survey in the spring on the Energy Star high efficiency symbol. A presentation based on the survey results was made during NRCan's Energy Star participants meeting held on May 26 in Montreal.
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EnerGuide For Houses Benefits Homeowners

July 9, 2004
The EnerGuide for Houses program is a professional home energy evaluation service, which helps homeowners to identify cost-effective energy-efficiency upgrades.
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HRAI Requests Harmonization Of A/C SEER Rating

July 2, 2004
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has written to the federal Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) requesting that the federal energy efficiency regulation be revised to harmonize with the recent decision in the U.S. to move to a 13 SEER minimum for residential air conditioning and heat pump equipment by January 2006.
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Skill<I>Tech</I> Academy To Offer Troubleshooting Seminar

June 25, 2004
In response to a need that was identified through the Education Survey that was conducted last year, the Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Institute's (HRAI's) SkillTech Academy will pilot a one-day seminar in June on Troubleshooting Residential Air Conditioning Equipment.
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HRAI Announces Recipient Of Orvil L. Davie Award

June 19, 2004
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has announced the most recent recipient of a bursary from HRAI's Orvil L. Davie Memorial Fund: Peter Christensen, a student at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
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Langford Serves Second Term As ClimateCare President

June 13, 2004
ClimateCare, a Canadian co-operative of independent HVAC contractors, has announced that Wayne Langford of Design Air ClimateCare, Thornhill, Ontario, continues as president of the co-op for 2004.
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Controlled Indoor Environment Key To Aircraft Preservation

June 2, 2004
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, located in Mount Hope, Ontario, is home to some of the most valuable vintage aircraft in the world. Heat, cold, and humidity not only make visitors uncomfortable, they are also enemies to the preservation of historic aircraft.
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HRAI Responds To Toronto's Proposed A/C Setback Bylaw

May 28, 2004
Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) President Warren Heeley recently forwarded a letter to the Toronto Policy Planning department expressing the industry's concerns about a proposal to implement a citywide setback bylaw for residential air conditioning.
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