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MARCH 21, 22, 23, 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Canada
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ASHRAE Training at CMPX 2018

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Summary:

Learn how to use the innovative new performance rating method in Appendix G of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016. Learn to apply the new rules and procedures via whole-building energy simulations to demonstrate that a building has much better energy performance than a building that just meets the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016. See how Appendix G-2016 can be used to show compliance with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016; this is the first time Appendix G has been usable in this manner. Also learn to use Appendix G-2010 in conjunction with LEED V4 to obtain LEED® points. Key performance rating method rules and requirements for HVAC, lighting, and building envelope systems are also discussed.

This course complements the course Save 35% while Complying with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2013. These related programs are best appreciated alongside each other.

Instructors: McHenry Wallace, P.E., Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP and Joseph Deringer, AIA, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP


  • Non-member Price: $184 USD / $234 CAD
  • ASHRAE Member Price: $139 USD / $177 CAD

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Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course Summary:

The 2013 version of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 is widely used by many state and government entities. Learn the background and development of ASHRAE Standard 90.1, its requirements and compliance paths, and how to understand and apply the requirements. Key updates for each of the major building systems will be discussed. This includes the HVAC system, lighting system, building envelope, service water heating, and power. You will learn key mandatory and prescriptive requirements applicable to each system, as well as whole-building compliance options. Case studies and in-class exercises are included as appendices to the classroom presentation. During the course, a number of examples are provided for how to improve building energy efficiency and save money.

This course complements the course Save Over 40% Using Appendix G of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016, and it is recommended that these interconnected courses be taken back to back.

Instructors: McHenry Wallace, P.E., Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP and Joseph Deringer, AIA, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP


  • Non-member Price: $184 USD / $234 CAD
  • ASHRAE Member Price: $139 USD / $177 CAD

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Show Floor Theatre Sponsored by:
Caleffi Hydronic Solutions

Location: Show Floor Theatre

Theme: For Owners & Managers

Session 1 - 10:30am-11:30am

BuildForce: Canada's 2018-2027 Construction and Maintenance Forecast for Ontario

Interpreting the changing investment and labour markets can be particularly challenging. Starting with establishing long term forecasts for construction demands across commercial, institutional and residential activities. Then factoring-in, the market challenges of an aging workforce, where attracting new workers in crucial in meeting long term needs.

In this session, Bob Collins of BuildForce will share insights on the construction outlook for Ontario and expected trends across Canada

Bob Collins - BuildForceSpeaker: Bob Collins - BuildForce Canada

Bob is a senior economist with BuildForce Canada, a national industry-led organization that represents all sectors of Canada's construction industry. Its mandate is to provide accurate and timely labour market data and analysis, as well as programs and initiatives to help manage workforce requirements and build the capacity and the capability of Canada's construction and maintenance workforce.

Session 2 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Lead Update: Valves and Relevant Standards

Plumbing Standard Updates, New Plumbing Standards and Codes for low-lead implementation in Canada.

This seminar will offer key insights and clarity into how your business continues to be affected by changes to low lead plumbing requirements in Canada. The seminar will include the status of the relevant plumbing standards in Canada, the current state of industry readiness for low lead plumbing product compliance, what is in the code and what is planned for future codes; the affected scope of products and tips & questions to ask before a project begins

Kevin Ernst, OS&BSpeaker: Kevin Ernst, OS&B

Kevin has worked in the plumbing industry for 29 years at OS&B. He has been a member on the CSA B125 technical committee for 20+ years and has chaired the committee for the past 10 years. Kevin also is the chair of the Plumbing and Mechanical Advisory Council (PMAC) at CIPH and works with the council to be the voice of industry to the regulatory community. In these roles Kevin has been close to the changes in the standards and codes and will provide insight to what the future holds for lead standards in Canada.

Session 3 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Update on New Door-to-Door Contracting Rules

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services will provide an overview of the Bill 59, Putting Consumers First Act (Consumer Protection Statute Law Amendment), 2017, amendments to the Consumer Protection Act, 2002, and regulations to implement new door-to-door rules. As of March 1, 2018, rules will restrict door-to-door sales of certain products and services. These products and services includes items such as furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters and water filters, among other goods and services. This session helps suppliers selling those products and services understand the new rules and how they may affect their business.

Nick RobinsSpeaker: Nick Robins

Nick Robins is director of the Consumer Policy and Liaison Branch at the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. Nick has been in that role since June 2017. Prior to taking on the director assignment, Nick was the manager of the Consumer Policy Unit in the same branch for approximately two years. Prior to joining MGCS, Nick worked at the Ontario Ministry of Labour as well as the New Zealand Department of Labour.

Session 4 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Online SMART Monitoring

Are you familiar with online and SMART monitoring? Have you come across it and wondered if there are any opportunities for your business? This seminar will provide an overview of online monitoring options; what's available and in demand; and highlight the opportunities (if any) they offer today's contractor.

Steve Goldie - NEXTSpeaker: Steve Goldie - NEXT

Steve Goldie learned the plumbing trade working as plumber in family business for 21 years. Steve joined the wholesale sector in 2002 and most recently joined with colleagues in a new plumbing/hydronics wholesale venture called NEXT. He is a regular hydronics and plumbing columnist with HPAC magazine.

Location: Show Floor Theatre

Theme: Engineering - The Future of Mechanicals

Session 1 - 10:30am-11:30am

A Hands on Approach to 'Psychrometrics'

Are you interested in a slightly deeper look at the properties and processes of moist air and how the psychrometric chart can be used to help determine the 'journey' from one state point of air to another - then dive into this session to stay clear of the fog.

Nick Reggi will bring the charts, you need only bring a straight edge and pencil and together you will explore the psycho-chart as a useful tool in better understanding the conditioning of air.

Nick Reggi - HRAISpeaker: Nick Reggi - HRAI

Nick is a retired Professor and Program Coordinator of the HVACR/ESE Programs at Humber College in Toronto. Presently, Nick is an instructor with the Heating Refrigeration Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) delivering HVAC related design courses. Nick serves on the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) as a Board Director and is a member of the Educational and Examining Board for RSES International.

Session 2 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Natural Refrigerants and the Future

Future Proof Refrigerant as a means of adhering to increasing refrigerant regulations and reducing overall total cost of ownership, are top of mind for many end users. This session will cover refrigeration industry trends, natural refrigerant options and the architectures they are deployed in.

Andre Patenaude - EmersonSpeaker: Andre Patenaude - C.E.T. | Director Food Retail, Business Development Emerson

Andre is responsible for developing the North American marketing and strategy pertaining to Emerson's food retail and chiller market. He most recently became responsible for Emerson's global CO2 development. Andre has more than 33 years of industry experience in sales, marketing, training and business development of HVACR system architectures and applications with compression and component technologies.

Session 3 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Plumbing - From the Eyes of a Plumbing Inspector - a Pictographic Journey

This unique session offers contractors and generalist inspectors reviewing plumbing in houses and small buildings a pictorial overview of key items for plumbing inspections. You will see what to look for when inspecting, including: common mistakes of the trade, how these turn into plumbing mishaps related to sewers, water service, inside drains, rough-ins for stacks, wastes and vents, water distribution, and inspections. This pictorial journey will show how it is done wrong, what to look for and how to address it.

Andrew Quattrociocchi - Township of Oro MedonteSpeaker: Andrew Quattrociocchi CBCO, Deputy Chief Building Official, Township of Oro Medonte

In addition to his position in Oro, Andrew is a licensed plumber and director for the Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association. Andrew is very active maintaining roles in the York/Region Simcoe County Plumbing Inspectors Association, the Ontario Building Officials Association and the Ministry for Municipal Affairs and Housing. He is a columnist for Mechanical Business Magazine.

Session 4 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Water Quality at the Tap

Among the emerging water quality issues including lead, the current state of built and distribution infrastructure presents a number of challenges to assuring the water that comes out of the tap is clean, clear, safe and potable.

This seminar will discuss changes to the Code to enable allowable solutions, implications for building operators, homeowners and small facilities. Water treatment is not new, but the technologies, applications and relevance is changing in the face of aging infrastructure, emerging health concerns and the changing face of the regulatory landscape.

Jason jackson - Fleming CollegeSpeaker: Jason Jackson, Professor / Coordinator of Plumbing and Mechanical, Fleming College and President of the Canadian Water Quality Association (CWQA)

Jason has been involved in the Plumbing and Mechanical industries for more than 20 years. His qualifications include: Journeyman Plumber, Journeyman Pump Installer Mechanic, Class 1 Water Treatment Operator, Class 4 Well Technician, OWWA Back flow and Cross Connection Specialist. He holds numerous memberships and positions in several industry associations. A well regarded speaker and educator, Jason has been involved in training course development for the Clean Water Quality Association, Canadian Hydronics Council, Walkerton Clean Water Centre and Fleming College.

Location: Show Floor Theatre

Theme: Technician Session - Hands-On Smart Solutions

Session 1 - 10:30am-11:30am

Green Ontario Fund: How to Get Involved

The Green Ontario Fund offers a series of incentives to improve home comfort and prevent climate change. These incentives are delivered through a network of participating contractors. In this session, learn about the Green Ontario Fund; what services are available and how to become a participating contractor.

The Green Ontario Fund is not-for-profit provincial agency that invests proceeds from Ontario's carbon market into climate actions that help people and businesses reduce greenhouse gas emissions and use cleaner technology to power their homes and workplaces.

Parminder Sandhu - Ontario GovSpeaker: Parminder Sandhu - Chair, Green Ontario Fund

Parminder has more than 20 years' experience in the energy industry primarily focused on the demand side. His expertise is to design and deliver energy efficiency programs that achieve targets and program directives. Parminder founded Canada's largest privately held energy program implementation firm which he sold in 2015 and then retired. He has returned to the renewable energy sector to lead GreenON

Session 2 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Magnetic Separation

Is the boiler water black? Determine what is going on and what to do about it. Magnetite is a concern in our industry. It can damage circulators and reduce heat transfer in boilers and emitters. In this fast paced seminar we will we will discuss cause and prevention.

Bob 'Hot Rod' Rohr - CaleffiSpeaker: Bob "Hot Rod" Rohr - Caleffi

Bob is the training and education manager for Caleffi Hydronic Solutions. Dedicated to excellence in education, he has developed an online training library to assist current and future tradesmen and industry professionals. He has world-recognition in Caleffi's fast-growing YouTube video training series in which theory, products and technical questions and tips are discussed - hands-on - in ten minutes or less.

Over his 30+ year career, Bob has been a presenter and trainer for various trade groups, numerous manufacturers' representatives, wholesalers and trade associations. He carries a Master Plumbing, Mechanical and Gas Fitters license in Missouri.

Session 3 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm

High Velocity Systems: Their Place in your Business

Come enjoy this session about Hi and Medium Velocity Systems: where they fit into your business and the types of homes they suit; what to look for when selecting equipment and how they differ from conventional systems.

Tom Cates - HRAISpeaker: Tom Cates RASDT, RHDT

Tom is the owner of On the Level HVAC Designs. He holds RASDT & RHDT designations from HRAI and is a licensed BCIN residential HVAC system designer and consultant. He has been involved in various aspects of the HVAC industry for the past 31 years.

Tom has been an HRAI instructor since 2006. He has worked for both large and small contracting companies in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Tom received HRAI's Education Supporter award in 2007and HRAI's Education Leader Award in 2014.