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The Future of refrigerants at BESA Conference Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:02:00 GMT
The future of refrigerants and dealing with late payment disputes are among the topics to be covered at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Conference in November.Head of Refcom Graeme Fox will lead a session looking at refrigerants, while the Government's Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal will explain how his office can help companies resolve disputes, how effective his role has been so far and where he is t [...]

Panasonic GHP VRF keeping gym customers cool Wed, 13 Jun 2018 07:27:13 GMT
The Panasonic units at the Skyliner Sports Centre A Panasonic gas driven VRF system is keeping customers comfortable at a gym and fitness studio in Suffolk.The Skyliner Sports Centre, in Bury St Edmunds, required an energy efficient and cost-effective air conditioning solution for a new building housing a busy gym and fitness studios. With a limited supply of power to the building,  three Panasonic GHP VRF units were chosen as [...]

FSW and Business Edge join forces for CO2 training Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:24:29 GMT
FSW is working in partnership with training specialists Business Edge to offer a one-day CO2 training course concentrating on the wholesaler's new range of Profroid QuietCOOL  packaged condensing units. The course is designed to enable technicians to plan and undertake installation and commissioning of trans-critical condensing units and is open to all F-Gas qualified technicians who hold a current certificate.  [...]

Rooftop solution from Big Foot Systems Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:43:55 GMT
Big Foot Systems has supplied rooftop plant support on a new commercial office building near King's Cross station in central London. The split-level project used a range of non-penetrative frames including Custom Safe Access systems, Bespoke Frames, Custom HD Frames, HD Cubes and Custom HD Supports to provide safe access and support air handling units, chillers and high level pipes. Big Foot's technical [...]

Fifth award for Adande Aircell cabinet Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:00:34 GMT
Adande’s National Project Manager, Jan Quilliam, left, receives the award from Chris Brazier, Group Event Director, Commercial Kitchen, lunch! & Casual Dining Adande’s Aircell open front, integral refrigerated Grab & Go cabinet was a gold winner in the 2018 Commercial Kitchen Innovation Challenge Awards.This latest success comes just weeks after Aircell achieved first place in the Energy Efficiency category at the 2018 [...]

BSRIA holds STEM event Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:46:00 +0100

BSRIA recently welcomed a group of Year 9 and 10 students from schools in Reading to its world-renowned test facilities to promote a charity scheme which gives students invaluable and tangible experience for a career path in science, technology, ...

Carel makes stock exchange debut Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:58:00 +0100

Carel listed on the stock exchange on 11 June, with an initial offering involved 35 million shares, representing 35 percent of the company’s share capital....

Toshiba launches online training for installers Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:29:00 +0100

Air conditioning installers can now access high quality technical training online using a new portal developed by Toshiba Air Conditioning UK....

Coolair Equipment has £100,000 HQ makeover Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:21:00 +0100

Air conditioning installation specialist Coolair Equipment has given its Manchester head office a £100,000 makeover....

Late payment 'tsar' to speak at BESA national conference Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:55:00 +0100

The 2018 Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Conference has started to take shape with high profile sessions already agreed on the technical implications for contractors of the Hackitt Review and how Brexit will affect the building ...

Belgium is 11th EU nation to sign Kigali Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:54:11 +0000

BELGIUM: The host country of the European Union, Belgium, has become the 38th nation to ratify the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFC refrigerants. After Bulgaria, which signed on May 1, Belgium becomes the 11th EU member state to sign the Kigali Amendment. The full list of those who have signed: 1. Mali 31/3/17 2....

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Republicans call to back Kigali Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:29:53 +0000

USA: A group of Republican senators have written to US president Donald Trump urging him to send the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFC refrigerants to the Senate for its consideration. The letter, signed by thirteen Republicans, follows recent lobbying by both US refrigerant producers and suppliers and air conditioning and refrigeration equipment manufacturers. Stressing...

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Frascold expands capacity Sun, 17 Jun 2018 09:27:32 +0000

ITALY: Frascold has increased the capacity of its refrigeration and air conditioning compressor plant in Rescaldina, Milan, with new production machinery and an enlarged test line. Five state-of-the-art CNC machining stations have been installed at the 53,000m² facility which currently produces over 70,000 screw and reciprocating compressors annually. The company says that this expansion will...

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Carel listed on Italian stock exchange Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:32:25 +0000

ITALY: Air conditioning and refrigeration controls manufacturer Carel has been listed on the Italian stock exchange. The initial offering involved 35 million shares, representing 35% of the company’s share capital. The public float was offered through private placement reserved for qualified investors in Italy and institutional investors abroad. The shares included in the offering were...

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Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in Berlin for international climate talks Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200

On 18-19 June, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will be in Berlin to participate in the 9th Petersberg Climate Dialogue, an annual gathering of over 30 ministers from around the world for discussions in support of the UN climate change negotiating process.

EU for Talanoa: European Commission hosts major conference on climate ambition Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission is hosting a high-level conference in Brussels (13 June) on the EU's contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue, a global process to take stock of the efforts towards the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

EU Budget: Commission proposes to increase funding to support the environment and climate action Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to increase funding by almost 60% for LIFE, the EU programme for the environment and climate action.

Temporary suspension of the Union Registry for software upgrade on 6th and 7th of June 2018 Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200

From Wednesday 6th of June 2018 08:00 CEST until Friday 8th 08:00 CEST access to the Union Registry will be suspended to undertake a software upgrade.

In the unlikely event of any changes to the schedule of the Union registry downtime, updated information will be communicated on this website

EU awards best LIFE projects for nature, environment and climate action Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200

During EU Green Week – Europe’s biggest environmental event – Commissioner Karmenu Vella announced the winners of the 2016 and 2017 LIFE Awards. The nine winners include projects from Belgium, Greece, Spain, Italy, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. A special people's Choice Award, in line with this year's Green Week focus on sustainable cities,  was given to a LIFE green city project, exploring solutions to reduce air pollution in cities.

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.

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Apprenticeships…. back in vogue!  
Cogent Skills is the UK’s strategic body for skills in the science industries, led by sector employers. Lesley Coombes, Business Development Manager at Cogent is