News in Brief: February
Ex-Toronto mayor to address HRAI symposium
(This story first appeared on February 18, 2019)
Former Mayor of Toronto David Miller, now North American director of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, will be the keynote speaker at the HRAI Spring Symposium on April 23.
The symposium has been designed to help inform the industry on some of the opportunities and challenges presented by Canada’s planned transition to a low-carbon economy, as well as provide networking opportunities.
Held at The Joyce Partnership for Innovation in Hamilton, Ont., the day will run from 8.30am to 3pm and include a walk-through of the award-winning, net-zero facility.
To register for the symposium, click here.
MCAC launches program to attract women to trades
(This story first appeared on February 22, 2019)
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) has launched a new program in an effort to attract more women to the trades.
The Women in Mechanical Construction (WiMC) program is designed to promote inclusiveness in the mechanical contracting industry, while inviting women to share experiences, explore new opportunities and learn new skills to assist in career advancement.
WiMC be holding its first webinar on March 17, where Jane Gowing, president of Gowing Contractors, will talk about her own experiences as a woman in the industry.
Canada ranked second in LEED table
(This story first appeared on February 15, 2019)
Canada has again been ranked second in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system for 2018.
The list recognizes markets outside the U.S., where the system originated, that are using LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to create healthier spaces for people, as well as use less energy and water, reduce carbon emissions and save money for families and businesses.
The top countries and regions account for nearly 7,800 certified buildings and more than 210 million gross square metres of space. Mainland China topped the list with more than 68 million gross square metres, although Canada had more than double the number of projects certified overall.
Master Group awarded York distribution rights
(This story first appeared on February 14, 2019)
The Master Group has been awarded distribution rights throughout Western Canada for York brand residential and commercial HVAC products.
The Master Group is already the exclusive distributor of the Johnson Controls-owned York line of residential and commercial products in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada and became a non-exclusive distributor of ducted systems products for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia on February 13.
The agreement will see The Master Group become the exclusive authorized York distributor in Canada for residential ducted systems and commercial rooftop products on May 13.