Plan aims to fill low-carbon building skills gap

February 11, 2019 A new report by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) provides an action plan to close the low-carbon building skills gap in the Ontario construction industry. With buildings accounting for 30% of all greenhouse gas emissions, addressing the current gap in low-carbon building skills is critically important if…

New faces get to work at ECCO Supply

February 10, 2019 Bill Davis is settling into his new position of director of sales branch operations at ECCO Supply, one of Canada’s largest distributors of HVAC and related products. Davis brings a background as a top-level executive in the HVAC industry with a number of the world’s largest manufacturers. He counts several key…

Industry veteran Mike Dennis sets exit date

February 9, 2019 Mike Dennis, president of the Canadian and Latin American subsidiaries of Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group (GPG) has set his retirement date for March 1. He plans to move into this next chapter in his life by spending time consulting, managing investments, travelling and spending time with his family. Dennis…

Fire reveals true value of a good plumber

February 8, 2019 Arctic conditions across large parts of Canada have led to a spate of frozen and burst pipes that have resulted in a large number of emergency calls to plumbers. The value of a professional tradesperson who knows what they are doing was brought into focus after one DIYer's attempt to unfreeze their pipes went…

Astronaut is Saint-Jacques of all trades

February 7, 2019 Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques can add plumber to an already impressive list of skills after he sprang into action this week to fix a leaking toilet on the International Space Station. The 49-year-old engineer, pilot, astrophysicist and doctor from Saint-Lambert, Que., had to grab his tool belt after about…

Awards recognize innovative lower GWP projects

February 6, 2019 Entries are being sought for the ASHRAE and UN Environment Lower GWP Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Innovation Awards. The award promotes innovative design, research and practice by recognizing people who have developed or implemented innovative technological concepts applied in developing countries to minimize…

MCAC Innovation Conference has eye on future

February 5, 2019 The 2019 MCAC Innovation Conference is the ideal place for mechanical contractors to get up to speed on the technologies and ideas that will shape the future of the industry. Attendees of the event, titled The Innovation Mindset: Converting Opportunities into Realities, will learn from experts in the fields of…

Interior Design Show attracts 50,000

February 4, 2019 The Interior Design Show enjoyed its most successful staging to date, with more than 50,000 visitors from around the world taking in the latest products, installations and lectures over the exhibition’s four days. IDS19, staged in January at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, began with the opening of IDS Contract, a…

Call for Danfoss EnVisioneer award entries

February 1, 2019 Danfoss is seeking entries for its 2019 EnVisioneer of the Year competition. The awards have been running since 2010 and seek to recognize North American end users, building owners, municipalities, equipment manufacturers and contractors who have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building…

Loriot joins Ontor as technical sales rep

January 29, 2019 Ontor Limited, a national distributor of HVAC products, has appointed Jean-Sebastien Loriot to the position of technical sales representative. He will be responsible for business development in the regions of Montreal West, East Ontario and Ottawa. Loriot brings more than 17 years of HVAC sales experience to his new…
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