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March 2017 Pipeline




CIPH Industry News



World Plumbing Day is Tomorrow!

Every year on March 11 we stop and recognize the global impact of the plumbing industry on World Plumbing Day.




Holiday Closing Survey


Each year CIPH does a Holiday Closing Survey to better aid our members.




Prompt Payment Legislation Closer Than Ever!

We're getting closer to Canada's first Prompt Payment Law! Ralph Suppa, President of CIPH, testified at the Senate Standing Committee On Banking, Trade and Commerce about the importance of this law.


We need your help. This is an issue that affects us all and we need you to speak with your Member of Parliament and get them to support the initiative!






CIPH Connects with 1000+ Students at JDC Central and JDC West

In January, CIPH sponsored JDC Central and JDC West as part of its CareerTap focus on introducing the industry to the next generation.


These events were a resounding success giving the Institute the opportunity to connect with more than 1000 business students representing more than 20 universities from coast to coast.



As we build awareness among the student populations it is important that we show them the available careers within CIPH member companies. The CIPH Career Centrewas launched in the fall and we are looking to establish it as a resource for those seeking industry employment.


Use the discount code PIPELINE100 to place unlimited job postings for free through April, 2017.





Region Celebrations

Two of our regions are celebrating big anniversaries this year!


BC Region is celebrating its 50th year!


Calgary Region is celebrating its 25th year!




Codes & Standards


Comments in Response to

NRCan’s December 2016 Technical Bulletin


The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating, The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute are submitting comments in response to NRCan’s December 2016 Technical Bulletin which proposed a process for transitioning NRCan’s current minimum energy factor standards for residential gas and oil storage water heaters to the minimum Uniform Energy Factor standards specified by the U.S. Department of Energy.




Codes & Standards Report


The following Codes & Standards have updates!

  • Ontario - Bill 59
  • CIPH/PMI Comments on the Updates to the Ontario Building Code
  • Vancouver Plumbing Bylaws
  • OCOT
  • Saskatchewan (Codes updates)
  • Bi-National Harmonization of Standards




National Model Energy Code for Buildings


The recently enacted update to the National Model Energy Code for Buildings includes significant insulation requirements for subfloor radiant heating.


Since the code became active on November 1st, many members have seen a significant impact on the demand for hydronic heating installations, especially in the province of Alberta. As a result, the Canadian Hydronics Council is actively seeking to facilitate a change to the insulation requirements which are making energy efficient hydronic heating systems look noncompetitivewith alternatives, in terms of initial investment costs.





Events and Trade Shows


CIPH Women's Network


The CIPH Women's Network had a fantastic first event on March 1st in Mississauga. Women from across the industry came for lunch and to listen to Dr. Claire Carver-Dias speak about the importance of networking.


The next event will be a Dessert Reception at MCEE on April 26, 2017 for any female employee of a member company.



MCEE 2017 is Quickly Approaching!


Montreal, Quebec on April 26 – 27, 2017


The biggest Canadian event for the HVACR, hydronics, plumbing, electrical and lighting industries is coming to Montreal this spring. With thousands of new products, technologies and ideas, MCEE 2017 brings the entire industry together under one roof at Place Bonaventure in Montreal. Visitors will have the opportunity to see displays from more than 400 exhibitors from Canada, the United States and around the globe.


Save $20 by registering before April 25 at Want to avoid line-ups at the door?Register before March 31 and your badge will be mailed to you before the show.




Upcoming Region Events






Companies & People You Know


Our industry is always changing and evolving. Find out more about the companies and people that you know!


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