Industry News

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Retrofit fund draws on carbon pricing revenue

Grants of up to $250,000 are available to small business operators in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan for energy-saving and emission-reducing building retrofit projects.
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Collaboration brings new approach to Legionella detection

Leading Legionella companies partner to eliminate Legionnaires’ outbreaks through strategic partnership.
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Partnership urges Canadians to rethink plastics

10,000 Changes has been made possible through funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada.
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ECCC looks to expand protections for migratory birds

Environment and Climate Change Canada is seeking input on the proposed new regulations until July 31, 2019.
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IFMA announces 2019/20 board, exec committee

The newly-elected IFMA team will oversee the association's operations, which support facility management professionals across 100 countries.
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AHRI expands its international footprint

The pilot ptogram kicked off the first round of training sessions for the Refrigerant Driving License (RDL), June 24-27 in Kigali, Rwanda in partnership with UN Environment.
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Cleaning and disinfection standard open for public review

The standard is being developed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) technical subcommittee on cleaning and disinfection of healthcare facilities.
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BCWWA presents 2019 annual awards

BCWWA honoured three individuals for their innovation and excellence at its annual conference and trade show on May 28 in Victoria.
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IFMA launches new chapter, details 2019 conference

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) shared plans to launch a new international chapter and invite several high-profile speakers to its 2019 World Workplace Conference and Expo.
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Darryl Boyce launches term as ASHRAE president

In keeping with ASHRAE tradition, Boyce has a chosen a theme for his leadership tenure: Building for people and performance. Achieving operational excellence.
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ISSA merges with Global Biorisk Advisory Council

Effective immediately, Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) will be known officially as “GBAC, a Division of ISSA.”
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LNG Canada initiative aims to recruit women

LNG Canada has launched a province wide workforce development program aimed at attracting, recruiting, training, supporting and employing women.
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Hospital faucets home to germs: study

Hand hygiene is a critical component of infection prevention in hospitals, but the unintended consequences include water splashing out of a sink to spread contaminants from dirty faucets.
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Edmonton Composting Facility shuts down

Additional investigation of the facility indicated it is no longer safe to continue operations.
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ACI expands communications, advocacy and science teams

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the trade association for the cleaning product supply chain, welcomes three new employees.
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REMI Show and ISSA Show Canada Industry Award winners announced

The awards recognize achievements, contributions, leadership and community service within the Canadian real estate and property management industry.
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NEMA publishes guide for surge protective devices

The guide is the first in a new series intended to provide guidance on the evaluation, specification, and use of surge protective devices.