Alberta family wins $50,000 for upgrading their home to geothermal
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Samantha, right, Kevin, left, and their youngest two children celebrate winning the 2023 Live Net Zero Challenge. Photo by Craig Van Horne Airdrie, AB — One lucky family from Alberta will receive a sizeable cheque in honour of their “contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and embracing sustainable living practices.” The prize was given as part of the second annual Live Net Zero competition, which is run by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. The Shannon family from Airdrie, Alta, received a $50,000 cash prize as part of their winnings. They were one of eight finalists for the ..read more
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Value of building permits significantly increases in February
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21h ago
Ottawa, ON— The total value of building permits in Canada increased 9.3 per cent to $11.8 billion in February, reports Statistics Canada. Gains were seen across the board, as both the residential and non-residential sectors had positive months. The residential sector increased 7.4 per cent to $7.1 billion. Ontario (up 21.7 per cent) led the growth in value of both single-family and multi-family dwelling permits. Building permit intentions for residential construction growth were divided between single-dwelling (up 9.6 per cent) and multi-dwelling (up 6.0 per cent) permits in February. Additio ..read more
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Green Homes Grant survives but with more questions than answers
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3d ago
The Greener Homes Grant program is anticipated to highlight energy-efficient rebates as part of the updated program. More information to coming in the following weeks. Ottawa, ON — The big question mark surrounding the future of the Greener Home Grant program has become a bit more clear in its intentions moving forward. On April 12th, Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada, Chrystia Freeland, deputy minister and minister of finance, and Sean Fraser, minister of housing, infrastructure, and communities, unveiled the federal government’s new housing plan and green building strategy. When the p ..read more
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BCIT receives funding for new trade and technology complex
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6d ago
Intended to train future trades and technology professionals, the complex will have the capacity for 700 new full-time students annually. Burnaby, B.C. — Students, staff, and faculty at the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s (BCIT) trades and technology programs will soon have access to new training facilities. The newly planned $220 million Trades and Technology Complex (TTC) will host a collection of newly renovated buildings and an enhanced campus infrastructure, which will create increased access to adaptive learning environments for trade education. “Investing in new trades traini ..read more
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Ventilation upgrades coming to some B.C. schools
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by Plumbing & HVAC Staff
1w ago
Victoria, B.C. — Eight schools in British Columbia will receive funding for ventilation upgrades. “Funding to improve indoor air quality is a very worthy investment in the health and well-being of all young learners. We are grateful to receive this federal funding, which will support optimization of both the ventilation and air filtration at Doncaster Elementary School,” said Nicole Duncan, board chair of the Greater Victoria School District. In Victoria, funding will help replace aging air handling units and unit ventilators, increasing outdoor air intake at Doncaster Elementary School and Sp ..read more
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CFIB calls for gov to drop carbon tax hike
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1w ago
Toronto, ON — Small business owners may face higher bills as the federal carbon tax increases 23 per cent to $80 per tonne on April 1. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reports that this hike will force over half (56 per cent) of small firms to raise prices to accommodate the tax. Meanwhile, 45 per cent report they will need to freeze or reduce wages, and 33 per cent say it will reduce their ability to invest in environmental initiatives. “The giant hike in carbon taxes further highlights how unfair this tax is for small businesses. The first thing Ottawa must do is f ..read more
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Saniflo Canada celebrates 35 years in North America
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1w ago
Cambridge, ON — Saniflo Canada is celebrating a milestone. This year marks its 35th anniversary in Canada and North America. The Canadian company was established by the Paris-based SFA Group, which originated macerating plumbing 65 years ago in France. “Every major wholesaler in Canada now buys our products, and every wholesale buying group now also partners with us,” said Phil Warren, national sales manager and managing director at Saniflo Canada. Based in Cambridge, Ont, Saniflo Canada is one of SFA Group’s 29 subsidiaries worldwide. The 29 SFA Group subsidiaries and their approximately 1,2 ..read more
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Yorkland merge’s with Building Controls and Solutions
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2w ago
Toronto, ON – Yorkland Controls announces its a merger with Building Controls and Solutions (BCS), a U.S.-based distributor of innovative building automation and control solutions and parts. “This transformative merger is poised to create a powerful synergy that will offer expanded services and distribution capabilities in the Canadian market,” according to a press release. This merger will see Yorkland and BCS combine and position themselves as a distributor with an expanded portfolio of services, product availability, and in-house technical expertise, as well as a greater capacity to de ..read more
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Hydronics: Technical Training Day Supplement
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3w ago
Primary/secondary piping design Intuitive pumps Future proofing the boiler Condensing vs. non-condensing Hydronics Supplement The post Hydronics: Technical Training Day Supplement appeared first on Plumbing & HVAC ..read more
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Solstice 454B refrigerant to be used in Hisense and Multistack products
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3w ago
Charlotte, North Carolina — Honeywell will now be incorporating its Solstice 454B refrigerant into Hisense air conditioner units for residential applications, and Multistack chillers and heat pumps for commercial building applications. “Our alliance with Honeywell signifies a formidable leap towards sustainability, as we integrate cutting-edge refrigerants into our industry-leading air conditioning units, ensuring unparalleled cooling efficacy with minimal environmental impact,” said Hao Wang, general manager of the supply chain department at Hisense. In 2024, the United States Environmental P ..read more
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