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Canadian Industry Subsidies for Coop Student Hiring Made Available

2018-05-03
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) is pleased to announce that member firms hiring registered students from science, technology, engineering, math, or business disciplines, can now qualify for workforce development subsidies of up to $7,000 per hire per fiscal year.
 
Created by industry’s Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC), and supported by Government of Canada, the program aims in particular to help students seeking experience in innovation and technologies critical to their province’s needs, and to help strengthen industry connections to trade and community Colleges and Institutes.
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Industry, Researchers Begin Shallow Geothermal Energy Mapping Initiative

2017-09-06
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) announced today that work has begun to create a detailed resource map of ground thermal conductivity at depths up to 200 meters (650 ft) in one of Canada’s most densely populated areas. The project team at Quebec’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is applying original algorithms to vertical geothermal borehole data reported under CGC System Certification, with support from engineering firm SNC-Lavalin and a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.Read more

CGC, Industry Partners Welcome New Brunswick Power’s Total Home Energy Savings Program

2018-04-11
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) and its members welcomed the news that New Brunswick Power has released a range of energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives including for GeoExchange™ (a.k.a. geothermal heat pump) technology. The new program provides a range of incentives up to $5,000 to homeowners seeking to upgrade, save, and build value through highly efficient and renewable technologies like GeoExchange.
 
“New Brunswick Power and Government of New Brunswick are showing vision and an understanding of our technology’s effectiveness and its potential” said Pat Rudka, CGC Chair. “While many types of New Brunswicker can benefit directly from the improved value of GeoExchange, these new incentives help put renewable, efficient GeoExchange in the hands of lower- and middle-income New Brunswick residents, helping spread the energy benefits more widely and building economic activity.”
 
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CGC Joins Energy Council of Canada

2017-06-07
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) this month joined the Energy Council of Canada (ECC), one of the country’s premier policy dialogue groups. The move is aimed at bolstering geothermal heat pump technology’s presence in energy policy discussions and at growing the industry’s presence in the Canadian energy portfolio and discussions.
“The Energy Council of Canada is our country’s representative on the World Energy Council, and will form a central node in developing Canada’s energy information and policymaker tools” said Ted Kantrowitz, CGC CEO. “CGC has long operated in a spirit of openness and dialogue, and we look forward to adding our industry’s contribution to the broad and high-level energy discussions taking place” he added.
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CGC, Industry Partners Welcome Continuation of Québec Efficiency Incentives

2018-03-28
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) and its members welcomed this month’s news that Gouvernment du Québec has decided to continue its RénoClimat incentive program through to 2021. The energy efficiency renovation program RénoClimat provides up to $5,365 to homeowners seeking to upgrade, save, and build value through highly efficient and renewable technologies like GeoExchange.Read more

CGC Members Elect New Board of Directors

2017-05-26
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC)’s membership confirmed a new board of directors in its Annual General Meeting this month. The new board includes members from each member category, and represents an important expansion of the CGC.
 
“CGC is very pleased to hit this milestone” said Pat Rudka, Chair of the 2016 Board of Directors. “As Canada’s association for geothermal heat pump technology, we will continue to welcome new members in a spirit of openness and dialogue, and look forward to working with the broad range of stakeholders we have in the past.” A priority task for CGC’s new board is strategic development to serve the industry.
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CGC Issues Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

2017-04-12

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition is now accepting nominations for the Board of Director positions listed in the attached form. Nominations will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. local time, Friday, April 28th, 2017.

Nominee has to be CGC member in good standing as of April 28, 2017.

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CGC Joins Canadian Organizing Committee for Global Refrigeration Conference

2017-03-08

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) has accepted an invitation to join the Canadian Organizing Committee of the 25th International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR2019), taking place in Montreal from August 24-30, 2019. The Congress, one of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIF)’s principal activities, occurs every four years and will bring together most of the world’s key refrigeration industry stakeholders, as well as the global academic and research community.


“CGC has long been a valuable partner to many research groups and professionals, and the Canadian organising committee will play a key role in channeling presentations and publicizing the opportunity to industry” said Dr. Vasile Minea, Committee Chair, from Hydro-Quebec Research Institute, Laboratoire des technologies de l’énergie (LTE) in Shawinigan, QC. “We reached out to CGC because this is an exciting opportunity for heat pump technologies to present their results, objectives, and future R&D needs on a world stage, here in Canada.”

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Canadian Geothermal Heat Pump Industry Welcomes Major Swedish Investor

2017-02-22

Canada’s association for geothermal heat pump technology, the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition, today welcomed the announcement that NIBE Industrier AB has acquired 50% of shares in CGC Group of Companies of Ontario.  The investment in the Mississauga-based manufacturer is intended to boost market effectiveness directly related to eighty industry jobs in Fergus ON.

“This investment is part of our North America strategy, and a sign of our confidence in the Canadian national market” said Martin Forsén, NIBE’s Director for International Business.  “For a number of strategic reasons including Canada’s market transformation program and history, we decided that the time to begin investing is now” he added.

 

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Letter to Industry

2017-02-22
Dear CGC Members, Quality Program Participants, and friends,
 
I'm writing to follow up on the letter we sent you before the break, announcing a new team at CGC. First, hello. Many of us know each other from years past and I look forward to reconnecting. The strength of this industry is in its members both large and small, both those at strategic levels who deal with energy system issues, and those at the grass roots who put pipe in the ground and heat pumps in homes. Everyone has an important role to play.
 
Second, we've been quiet for the last weeks at CGC for legal and for administrative reasons. CGC was left without comprehensive, detailed, or clearly organised information on hand. As you can imagine, it was a difficult task for new employees and it took a lot of dedication from our new folks to get CGC back, up and functioning. We are nearing the final week or so of a lengthy transition process.
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