NAIMA Canada, a trade association for manufacturers of fiberglass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation, is now operating. NAIMA Canada will deal with the localized issues and market drivers unique to Canada.
The Residential Air Conditioning Trade will be a subset of the existing Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Trade (Reg. 1076) once it is officially introduced. A group now is working on developing an exam, which is expected to be in place by January 2005.
Nancy McKeraghan was appointed chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors of Canada (HRAC) at the association's annual general meeting, held August 20, 2004, in Kelowna, British Columbia. McKeraghan is the first woman to be appointed chair of HRAC.
At Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, Ontario, chiller plant improvement dollars were immediately available for only part of the necessary improvements. So priorities had to be established within a context that would allow continuous improvements in future years.
The Brantford, Ontario, Chapter of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors of Canada (HRAC) notes six considerations that consumers should take into account before hiring an HVAC contractor.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has announced the launch of its e-Business Web site, "HRAI e-Business Centre" (www.hrai.ca/e-business). According to HRAI, the site has information that will be useful to members who have been contemplating how to incorporate technology into their businesses.
On Dec. 30, 2003, Protocol Resource Management Inc. was granted a U.S. patent for the refrigerant composition of SP22C, Protocol's blend of ozone friendly HFC refrigerants designed as a retrofit replacement for HCFC R-22.