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Picture special from the National ACR & Heat Pump Awards 2018 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:57:29 GMT
There were some familiar faces and new friends as the industry celebrated excellence and innovation at the National ACR & Heat Pump Awards in Liverpool.Check our our picture gallery from the event at the spectacular Titanic Hotel... [...]

Winners honoured at National ACR & Heat Pump Awards Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Excellence and innovation were celebrated at the National ACR & Heat Pump Awards in Liverpool.Almost 300 guests gathered at the Titanic Hotel, and the event honoured outstanding performance across the air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump sectors. Joanna Robinson, Managing Director of Yorkshire-based air management specialist Mansfield Pollard, was named RACHP Woman of the Year  [...]

Pipework keeps costs down in heating upgrade Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:20:04 GMT
The scheduled replacement of a heating system integral to a natural gas offtake in Wales has been delivered with a significant cost reduction thanks to an innovative design by Flexenergy and the off-site prefabrication of most of the pipework. Flexenergy specialises in the supply and fabrication of pre-insulated pipe for heating, hot water and cooling systems and was called in by contractors Fowler Gas for technical, onsite s [...]

Cool Technologies database relaunched Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:19:21 GMT
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Greenpeace have relaunched their free online resource designed to  help the commercial sector and others transition away from the use of HFC gases in refrigeration and air conditioning.Cool Technologies is a searchable database of sustainable cooling and refrigeration from around the globe. It was created to help users, manufacturers and policy-makers prepare to and m [...]

ICELAND chosen for urban deliveries Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:30:00 GMT
Marigold Health Foods has expanded its fleet, adding a new DAF LF 18-tonne rigid truck with Carrier Transicold’s ICELAND engineless refrigeration system.The ICELAND undermount system was recommended by leasing provider Petit Forestier (UK) due to the unit’s ability to run entirely on hydro-electric power generated by the truck’s Euro VI engine. The system helps to reduce environmental impact by cutting emissions [...]

RABScreen exhibits at 2018 HVAC & Refrigeration Show Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:37:00 +0000

RABScreen, the external air intake screen company, is making its debut at The HVAC & Refrigeration show, revealing its latest easy-to-fit designs....

Conex Bänninger presents >B< MaxiPro at HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:26:00 +0000

Conex Bänninger is exhibiting its revolutionary >B< MaxiPro, alongside other product innovations, at The HVAC & Refrigeration Show in London’s ExCeL centre on 23-25 January....

Carillion sub-contractors face huge losses Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:57:00 +0000

Condair launches flu awareness campaign Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:41:00 +0000

Humidification specialist Condair is launching a 'Humidity Fights Flu' campaign to promote awareness that an indoor humidity level of 40-60 percent relative humidity (RH) is highly beneficial in combating airborne influenza infections....

Ingersoll Rand acquires ICS Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:56:00 +0000

Ingersoll Rand has announced its acquisition of UK-based ICS Group Holdings (ICS Cool Energy). ICS Cool Energy will be part of the company’s Commercial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning business....

Danfoss Turbocor wins Product of the Year Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:20:08 +0000

USA: The Danfoss Turbocor TTH/TGH high-lift compressor has been named as the AHR Expo Product of the Year. A winner in the Green Building category of the AHR Expo Innovation Awards, the Turbocor compressor was announced the outright winner, yesterday, during the AHR Expo show which concludes its three-day run in Chicago today.    The...

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Vertiv buys Energy Labs Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:23:46 +0000

USA: Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power and owner of Liebert brand precision air conditioners, has acquired US-based custom air handling systems manufacturer Energy Labs. Energy Labs manufactures custom air handling, air cooled, and evaporative cooled roof top DX units, indirect and direct evaporative cooling and energy recovery systems. Vertiv sees the acquisition increasing its commercial...

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Engie Axima expands in marine market Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:47:22 +0000

FRANCE/GERMANY: Engie Axima, the the French refrigeration and climate engineering company, has strengthened its position in the global marine market with the acquisition of Noske Kaeser. Based in Hamburg, Noske Kaeser is a worldwide supplier of turnkey HVAC and refrigeration for the marine, navy and oil and gas markets. Noske Kaeser employs 200 people, including...

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Carilllion: £75m owed to BESA/ECA members Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:22:11 +0000

UK: A snap poll of Carillion engineering sub-contractors shows that around £75m is owed to around 80 specialist engineering services firms. According to new data obtained by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the electrotechnical and engineering services trade body ECA, many companies are facing huge financial losses from the collapse of the construction...

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Two innovative wind farms start operating off German coast Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Two offshore wind farms located off the German coast are the latest innovative renewable energy projects supported by the EU's NER 300 programme to enter into operation.

Car and van manufacturers meet CO2 emissions targets for 2016 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

All large car and van manufacturers in the EU met their CO2 emissions target in 2016, according to data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. The EEA report confirms preliminary findings that the EU fleet average of new vehicles is well below its 2016 emissions target.

Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The European Commission today published a status update on the allocation of allowances from the New Entrants' Reserve 2013 – 2020

Public consultation on the establishment of the EU Innovation Fund Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Innovative low-carbon technologies are vital for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring a healthy environment for the next generations. However, promising technologies often fail to reach the market due to a lack of resources to demonstrate their capabilities on a large scale.

Temporary suspension of the Union Registry for software upgrade on 22nd of January Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

From Monday 22nd of January 2018 08:00 CET until 18:00 CET access to the Union Registry will be suspended to undertake a software upgrade.

European Union receives 2017 Ozone Award Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The European Union has received the 2017 Ozone Award for political leadership, for its role in the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

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.