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CMPX 2016

March 16 - March 18, 2016

Keynote breakfast sessions have now been announced for CMPX 2016, Canada’s national mechanical & plumbing exposition, held by the Heating Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH).

Breakfast Sessions will take place 7.30 – 9.00 a.m. on the street level beside the CMPX Registration area at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building.

Wednesday, March 16
The Internet of Things (IoT) – the Opportunities and Impact of Connected HVACR Equipment and Devices.

Bill MacGowan of Cisco Systems will share some truly game-changing ideas with the CMPX mechanicals industry audience – everyone will see both impact and opportunity.

With billions of connected devices projected in the next 5 years, the HVACR industry will not be immune to the increasing expectation of their customers to save money, access new services and increase comfort. This trend presents opportunities for manufacturers and service providers to create enhanced services that will have greater value than the intrinsic original cost of the equipment or product.

Thursday, March 17
Low Ambient Air to Water Heat Pumps – An Emerging Renewal Energy Heat Source

Well known hydronics authority John “Siggy” Siegenthaler, P.E. of the engineering firm Appropriate Designs, has a new presentation and new ideas to share.

When it comes to combining heat pumps with hydronics, the common approach has been to use geothermal sources. However, recent advances in “low ambient” air source heat pumps present a viable alternative, even in cold Canadian climates. This session will discuss the basics of low ambient air-to-water heat pumps and give examples of how they can be combined with hydronic heating and cooling distribution systems. It will also compare the performance and cost of such systems to that of a geothermal-source water-to-water heat pump system.

Friday, March 18
What You Need To Know About Changing Refrigerants and Refrigerant Regulations

Rajan Rajendran is vice president, System Innovation Center and Sustainability at Emerson Climate Technologies.

The refrigeration landscape continues to change. The new generation of HFC refrigerants are ‘under fire’ as government regulations globally push manufacturers to devise lower global warming potential (GWP) products. Environment Canada and the EPA (US) have introduced proposed regulations to curb the use of high GWP refrigerants.

New refrigerants and traditional alternatives are being introduced with different composition and characteristics compared to the past and present refrigerants used today. The supply chain will need to change (again) to deal with these new refrigerants and their uses. This session will provide attendees with an overview of what GWP refrigerants will mean to the RAC industry, what types of new refrigerants will be used in HVACR equipment and systems and what the regulatory landscape that is driving these changes looks like.

About CMPX
Online Registration is now open for CMPX 2016, Canada’s national show for the HVACR and Plumbing industries, being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building from Wednesday, March 16 to Friday, March 18, 2016.

The trade show includes 550 exhibiting companies and attracts more than 13,000 attendees.

For technicians, contractors, architects, engineers, specifiers, building managers and other professionals in the mechanicals industry.


• The New Product Showcase is a special area where a large display of the latest new products are gathered for easy viewing. New Products are one of the most important attractions for attendees who are looking for innovations in their business and to benefit their customers. Many companies plan their new product introductions for CMPX.

• The “CMPX Connections” Show Floor Theatre is a new feature for 2016.This theatre will be the home for the CMPX 2016 Learning Forum; a schedule of important educational sessions on industry technologies and trends as well as issues affecting the HVACR and plumbing markets. , The on-floor location for the theatre will be more convenient for attendees.

• In a separate area, CMPX will again feature the Heating System Skills Competition. Technicians, young and old alike, will show off their skills to the audience and the best and brightest young people entering the industry, compete for prizes and recognition.

• Adding even more value for the attendees, there will be a schedule of important CMPX 2016 Keynote Presentations. Watch for future announcements on the speakers and topics.

The size and importance of CMPX attracts a roster of allied organizations like ASPE, ASHRAE, AHRI, MCA, MCAT, OPIA, RSES and UA Canada, who are all going to be at the CMPX show as honorary sponsors. Many will be holding meetings and seminars during the show.

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