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Distech Controls to be Acquired by Acuity Brands

Company Will Continue Operations at Brossard, Quebec, Headquarters

Distech Controls Inc., a supplier of building automation and energy management solutions, announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Acuity Brands Inc., a leading provider of intelligent lighting solutions.

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Airtron Canada Awarded Major HVAC and Building Automation Contract

Ontario Contract Covers More Than 600 Government Buildings

Airtron Canada announced that it has been selected to perform HVAC and building automation systems (BAS) maintenance services for more than 600 Ontario government buildings. That translates into 21 million square feet of facilities in buildings such as office buildings, laboratories, and correctional facilities.

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Environment Canada Publishes Notice of Intent to Regulate HFCs

New Measures to Control Manufacture, Import, and Certain Uses of Hydrofluorocarbons

Environment Canada announced that it is moving forward with regulatory measures to limit the growth of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It has published a Notice of Intent to Regulate Hydrofluorocarbons in the Canada Gazette outlining the scope of the proposed measures for HFCs, which are considered potent greenhouse gases.

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New CO Alarm Response Policy for Ontario in Enbridge Gas Territory

Policy Aligns with Best Practices

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) announced that it received a notice from Enbridge indicating a change to its carbon monoxide (CO) alarm response policy that will align Enbridge with industry-established best practices and will trigger the fastest response time possible. 

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REGEN Energy Appoints Pete Malcolm as President and CEO

He Will Help Company Continue Expansion of Its Energy Management Solution in the Market

REGEN Energy has announced the appointment of Pete Malcolm as president and chief executive officer. Malcolm brings over 30 years of experience in the software industry, during which time he was named as inventor on over 150 patent applications in over 20 countries.

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RectorSeal Named Canadian Representative for Aspen Pumps

Company Also Handles Product Line in the United States

RectorSeal® Corp., an international manufacturer of HVACR products, has been named the Canadian representative for Aspen Pumps, East Sussex, United Kingdom, a manufacturer of condensate pumps designed specifically for ductless mini split and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioners.

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Canadian Associations Consider Hydronics Standards

All Partner Organizations Will Seek to Train or Support Training to the Agreed Upon Learning Standards

CIPH together with CMMTQ, HRAI, and TECA began a coordinated review of their respective hydronics training programs with the goal of creating a national learning standard for hydronics certification. 

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