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DiversiTech buys RPC Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:56:37 GMT
Parts and accessories supplier DiversiTech Corp has bought UK-based Rapid Positioning Clips (RPC).RPC produces high-quality clipping products that fit with a variety of channels to seal pipework, electrical wires and cables. DiversiTech CEO Jim Prescott said: “We’re excited about the opportunity to take on RPC’s product lines and make them immediately more available to contractors and d [...]

Airedale upgrades Ultima for R410A Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:26:27 GMT
Airedale International Air Conditioning has launched upgraded editions of its Ultima compact chiller and condensing ranges (30-150kW), optimised for use with R410A refrigerant. The units are compact with single or dual circuit variants, offering regular quiet and extra quiet sound variants. The latest generation edition can achieve an EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) of up to 3.6 and an ESEER (European Seasonal Energy Efficiency [...]

First Choice in Adande partnership Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:23:19 GMT
​The award-winning Adande A+ First Choice Group has announced an official working partnership with refrigerated drawer specialists Adande.A Master Distribution Agreement between the companies means First Choice Group will be able to supply customers with parts from Adande’s range of stock. John Whitehouse, Managing Director at First Choice Group, said: “This will further strengthen our [...]

ISD Solutions wins A$12m Australian contract Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:35:16 GMT
The new freezer storage and distribution facility in Australia ISD Solutions, a specialist subcontractor in the design and construction of composite panel, single envelope coldstore warehouses, has won an A$12m order from Dutch cold chain logistics business NewCold to build a freezer storage and distribution facility near Melbourne, Australia.​​This is ISD Solutions’ first Australian cold store construction project and follows the launch of an Australian subsidiary earlie [...]

New MD for Poppleton Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:30:00 GMT
Tim Hopkinson is the new Managing Director of ventilation ductwork manufacturer and installer E Poppleton and Son. He had previously spent six years as Managing Director of Hargreaves.Mr Hopkinson, who will become President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) later this year, said he was delighted to be joining the 93-year-old family-owned business because of its strong reputation for quality and project delive [...]

ACR Industry applauds award winners Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:48:00 +0000

More than 240 people from all sectors of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry saw Mitsubishi Electric’s Hybrid VRF named as Air Conditioning Product of the Year at the ACR News Awards 2017, which took place last night (23rd March).

BESA appoints new head of Wales Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:58:00 +0000

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) has appointed Cat Griffith-Williams as its new head of Wales following the retirement of Andrew Marchant.

First Choice partners Adande Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:28:00 +0000

First Choice Group and Adande have agreed a distribution deal.

All hands on deck for refurbishment of The Ship Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:37:00 +0000

When the owners of one of Plymouth’s most iconic building were looking to refurbish and upgrade the derelict office within weeks instead of months, they needed a team of installers able to hit the ground running, and a flexible HVAC system that would still deliver the energy savings needed.

Rhokett selects ISD Solutions for new clean room facility Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:25:00 +0000

Specialist composite panel contractor ISD Solutions has completed the fit out of new high care production facilities for Rhokett, a rapidly expanding luxury high volume dessert maker, which supplies big name customers including Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Pret A Manger and Sainsbury's.

Bitzer opens Green Point in Tunisia Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:16:46 +0000
TUNISIA: Bitzer has opened its 47th Green Point site for compressor overhauls, repairs and remanufacturing, this time in Tunisia. The Green Point Tunisia technical team was trained in the Green Point Competence Centre in France and offers field services such as troubleshooting, compressor re-commissioning and oil replacement, in addition to pure compressor repairs. In 2006,...

R1234ze provides cool answer to heat recovery Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:35:25 +0000
FINLAND: Climaveneta heat pump chillers using low GWP, HFO refrigerant R1234ze are to reclaim waste heat from a data centre for one of Finland’s largest district heating networks. The data centre in Kirkkonummi, southern Finland, is operated by telecommunications company Ericsson. The data centre currently generates between 10,000 to 15,000MWh of waste heat annually. The...

DiversiTech buys clip company RPC Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:15:22 +0000
UK: US HVACR parts and accessories manufacturer DiversiTech has purchased UK company Rapid Positioning Clips (RPC). The Hampshire-based company manufactures a range of clips for air conditioning and refrigeration pipework, electrical wires and cables. Formed in 1999, Rapid Positioning Clips was formerly owned and run by Adrian Warrener who sadly passed away last year. The...

US confirms R134a anti-dumping duties Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:29:02 +0000
USA: The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has decided that US industry is being materially injured by cheap imports of refrigerant R134a from China. Yesterday’s decision follows a year-long investigation by the US Department of Commerce, which found that imports of R134a from China were being dumped in the US market at prices below...

On 3 April 2017 the European Commission will release verified EU ETS emissions data and compliance information for 2016 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Commissioner Cañete and Minister McKenna reaffirm commitment to address climate change Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

March 2, 2017 – Ottawa, Canada

EU Emissions Trading System: Council deal paves way for negotiations with Parliament Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100

EU environment ministers today reached an agreement in support of the revision of the ETS Directive for the period after 2020.

Temporary suspension of the Union Registry for software upgrade on 1st of March Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100

From Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:00 CET until 13:00 CET access to the Union Registry will be suspended to undertake a software upgrade.




EU Emissions Trading System: Parliament vote marks major step towards reaching agreement Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The European Parliament has today adopted its position in support of the revision of the ETS Directive for the period after 2021. This concludes a year of intensive deliberations and paves the way for negotiations with the Council.

EU phasedown on track as fluorinated greenhouse gas use falls Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100

The production, import and export of fluorinated gases (F-gases) fell in the European Union last year, according to a new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. F-gases are mainly used in cooling and heating equipment. Since they have a high global warming potential, phasing down HFCs is critical to global efforts to fight climate change.

Commission announces new €3 million project to kick-start HFC action Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission will provide EUR 3 million for early action to replace climate-warming gases in Latin America and the Caribbean. EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete made the announcement today in Kigali, Rwanda, where he is participating in crucial negotiations for a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are potent greenhouse gases.

EU calling for ambitious HFC amendment under the Montreal Protocol Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:28:47 +0200

EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete's speech on tackling climate warming HFCs:

Success in Vienna clears path for HFC amendment to Montreal Protocol in October Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:05:25 +0200

The European Commission has welcomed the significant progress made in Vienna towards agreeing an amendment to the Montreal Protocol this October for a global reduction in the use of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The 196 Parties of the Montreal Protocol, who met from 15-23 July, agreed the key elements of the amendment proposal.

Montreal Protocol negotiations to phase-down climate warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) enter crunch time Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:27:11 +0200

EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will be in Vienna on 21-22 July to take part in negotiations on amending the Montreal Protocol to achieve a global reduction in the use of climate warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs ). An HFC phase-down would be a concrete step towards implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change.

ASHRAE Awards More Than $118,000 to Fund 26 Undergraduate Projects in Eight Countries Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:04:14 GMT
ATLANTA - ASHRAE announced today its 2017 Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants - which encompasses a group of 26 undergraduate projects led by students from around the world ...

ASHRAE Goes West, Takes Annual Conference to Long Beach, Calif. June 24-28 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:07:46 GMT
ATLANTA - ASHRAE is pleased to host industry professionals and experts at its upcoming Annual Conference from June 24-28. The five-day event boasts eight conference tracks, tours, social events and a keynote message from ...

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Apprenticeships…. back in vogue!  
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