In early September, a National Hydronics Forum, hosted by the Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC), was held with the purpose of exploring issues and barriers that currently exist in the hot water heating (hydronic) industry. A professional facilitator guided the discussion of 26 of the industry's key stakeholders.
Mike Burns, vice president of sales and marketing, CFM Specialty Home Products, Mississauga, Ontario, was appointed chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) at the association's 37th Annual Meeting.
In response to Hurricane Katrina, which has pummeled the coast of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) board voted to send $2,500 to the Canadian Red Cross to aid the victims of Katrina.
Mark Boncardo, commercial director, Ineos Fluor Canada Inc., was appointed chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) Manufacturers Division at its Annual General Meeting, Aug. 26, 2005 in Huntsville, Ontario.
Two members of the Winnipeg Chapter of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) have been accorded special honors. Sidney Bloomfield passed a Certificate Member Specialist (CMS) exam to be recognized as an Electrical Specialist. Mark Loan has received Certification Member (CM) status.
NAIMA Canada announced that it has been approved for membership in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). The goal of REEEP is to expand the global market for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable development through policy initiatives and the financing of innovative energy projects.
CSA International, a leading provider of product testing and certification services, and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) have announced a strategic alliance to help combat the manufacturing, proliferation, and sale of counterfeit plumbing and heating products bearing false CSA International certification marks.