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Energy Conservation

Landfills are becoming lonelier places and Canadians’ carbon footprints are smaller thanks to environmental initiatives spearheaded by the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry.

The industry is continually pursuing greater efficiencies in new and existing products, promoting conservation practices to industry and consumers, working with government on minimum equipment efficiencies and voluntarily implementing recycling and other environmentally-responsible programs.

Manufacturers are being recognized for developing sophisticated products that are highly efficient, rely less on carbon-based fuels to heat and cool homes and businesses, improve indoor air quality, and more. Professional contractors strive to design and install the most energy-efficient equipment available and promote conservation practices and such as right-sizing, equipment maintenance, programmable thermostats and zoning.

In addition to providing contractors with tools to promote energy conservation practices, The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) oversees or manages a number of unique programs that have a direct influence on energy conservation and responsible environmental practices: