The Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada’s (HRAI) Contractors Division presented Wayne Fischer with the Gerald Inch Award for chapter leadership within the division at the institute’s annual general meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Regulations restricting the handling of transportation of class 1 ozone depleting substances (CFCs) came into effect in Ontario on July 1, 2012. Since that date, all CFCs have been designated as wastes, and contractors and wholesalers are required to comply with R.R.O. Regulation 347.
Giant Factories Inc. and Rinnai America Corp. announced that they have formed a partnership to market and develop new products. Giant Factories, based in Montreal, designs and manufactures a full line of gas, electric, and oil tank-type water heaters for residential and commercial applications.
Aeroseal LLC announced it has expanded into Canada with two new licensed distributors now offering Aeroseal duct sealing services in the greater Toronto area. The new Canadian dealers are Niagara Duct Cleaning, St. Catharines, Ontario, and Cassidy’s Air Duct Cleaning, Ajax, Ontario.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) SkillTech Academy course schedule has officially been released. In an effort to make HRAI’s training available to a wider cross section of the industry, residential courses have been scheduled in a number of new locations.
In October 2011, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) published amendment 11 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations in the Canada Gazette part II. Affected products include residential gas, oil, and electric boilers with an input rate of less than 88 kW (300,000 Btuh).
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) announced a major reorganization of the HRAI staff. The reorganization is another step in the implementation of the HRAI strategic plan that was adopted in 2011.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) recently launched its annual consumer awareness campaign on the hazards of mass marketers and retailers in Canada promoting hydrocarbon refrigerant do-it-yourself (DIY) kits.