2023 Events


Installing Chimney Vents
in Super-Insulated Homes

Wednesday, September 20 • 1:00pm–3:30pm

HPBAC is excited to announce that we are hosting a virtual training session on Installing Chimney Vents in Super-Insulated Homes on Wednesday, September 20th, at 1-3:30pm ET.

This session will be held on Zoom. A link to the session will be sent out prior to the event.


  • Passive Homes, ICF Homes, Net Zero

  • Determining BTU contribution and housing need

  • Open discussion of existing installation manuals

  • Wall thimbles and attic radiation shields

    Registration Fees

    HPBAC Members: $95/Person
    Non-Members: $145/Person

    Participant Feedback from the Installing Chimney Vents in Super-Insulated Homes Session in Gander, NFLD

    • 100% recommend the session
    • 95% rated the information as helpful
    • 90% will use the information immediately
    • 95% will use the information daily or weekly (5% monthly)
    • 100% would like to learn more about this topic


    Thursday, August 24 • 7:30am–5pm

    Napoleon, 214 Bayfield Drive

    HPBAC is excited to announce a full day of Troubleshooting Electronic Ignition Systems Hands-On Training and Installation Prep at Napoleon’s south end facility in Barrie, ON. Come and attend sessions led by industry experts, and connect with your fellow industry members.


    Wolf Steel Technical SIT & Dexen Electronic Ignition Control Systems
    • Introductory Interactive Quiz
    • Hearth Troubleshooting Tactics – House as a System, Appliance Isolation, Best Practices
    • Components – Valves, Pilot Assemblies, Control Boards (Proflame 0, Proflame 1 & Dexen GM6K), Control Options
    • Hands on Testing  – Proflame 2, Dexen GM6K
    • Questions and Final Interactive Quiz
    Maxitrol GV60 Remote Electronic Ignition Control Systems
    • Covers both generations of control systems – PLUS/MAX and Valor10.
    • Hands-on training for troubleshooting the controls including the use of various testing tools
    • Attendees will learn methods to solve most issues with a single visit to a customer’s home
    Installation Prep to Prevent Service-Related Issues
    • Checklist and setup procedures that will assist the installation teams

    • Planning, Installing, finishing and commissioning tips

    • Troubleshooting and documentation during the install and setup phase


    Wednesday, June 28 • 11am–9pm

    Quality Hotel & Suites

    For the first time ever, HPBAC welcomed industry members from across Newfoundland for an all day training and social event in Gander. Feedback on the sessions was overwhelmingly positive, and the great food and lively atmosphere contributed to making the event a success. Thank you to everyone who participated, with special thanks to the event sponsors and to the trainers and speakers who provided the training sessions.


    Tuesday, May 9 • 6–8pm

    CRAFT Beer Market, Calgary

    HPBAC were thrilled to return to Calgary AB at the beginning of May after a long hiatus. Staff and the Board of Directors hosted a small reception at Craft Brewery in downtown Calgary to welcome and reconnect with approximately 20-30 local industry members. Thank you to everyone who came out and we hope to see you again soon!


    Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27

    Thank you to everyone that attended Dealer Days in Abbotsford, BC. Over 100 people came out to visit open houses at Concorde Distributing, Northwest Stoves and Valor, participated in training sessions, and took the opportunity to network with fellow industry members.
    Special thanks to all of the event sponsors, and to the manufacturers who provided the training sessions.

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