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REFCOM warning on F-Gas renewals Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:07:10 GMT
REFCOM is warning that most registered businesses in the industry will need to renew their F-Gas certification this year.It is now eight years since the F-Gas Regulations came into effect in the UK, with most companies who are registered and compliant to work in the sector having full certification by 2011. The certificates have a three-year validity period, with the first renewals taking place in 2014, meaning that the majority o [...]

Voiles du Froid regatta celebrates 25th anniversary Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:56:01 GMT
Climalife and the Dehon Group welcomed 21 sailing teams from around the world at the 25th annual Voiles du Froid regatta in the south of France.This year saw the 25th anniversary of the event on the Côte d'Azur, with teams from the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Benelux, Russia and, for the first time, China.This year the Climalife UK team was made up of 14 staff and customers, split between two boatsAllan Harper, Managing Dire [...]

​Mansfield Pollard chief to chair BESA Ventilation Group Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:48:08 GMT
Joanna Robinson has been elected as the new chair of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Ventilation Group.The Managing Director of Bradford-based Mansfield Pollard was also described as a “fantastic role model for women in building engineering” by BESA Chief Executive Paul McLaughlin. ​BESA is the UK's leading trade organisation for building engineering services contra [...]

​Geoff Mills is new Commercial Director of Epta UK Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:12:37 GMT
Geoff Mills is the new Commercial Director of commercial refrigeration service and air conditioning specialist Epta UK. He began his new job today and replaces industry stalwart John Austin-Davies, who will stay with the business in a role supporting central Epta activities. John, who plans to retire next year, will also stay on the board of directors of Epta George Barker and Epta Cold Service.  [...]

BESA welcomes reports of Building Regulations review Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:51:48 GMT
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed BBC reports that a full review of the Building Regulations will be carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.​Chief executive Paul McLaughlin said BESA had been flagging up weaknesses in the regulatory framework for many years and had long been a champion of tighter enforcement. Reports suggest that the Department for Com [...]

CBI survey reveals strong output growth for UK manufacturers Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:38:00 +0100

Production among UK manufacturers grew at the fastest pace since January 1995 in the three months to July 2017, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.

J & E Hall appoints new southern area sales manager Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:12:00 +0100

Kyle Bray has been appointed as J & E Hall's new southern area sales manager. 

First UK pre-apprenticeship scheme welcomes second intake Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:54:00 +0100

Engineering solutions company, adi Group, has selected its latest round of students for its pioneering pre-apprenticeship scheme for 14-16-year olds.

Building services engineer gets on his bike for epic charity ride Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:19:00 +0100

A big-hearted building services engineer is to cycle 300 miles through South East Asia for charity.

ASERCOM and AHRI publish new white paper Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:00:00 +0100

Tolerances for product performance data in the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry are becoming ever tighter. 

Mystery surrounds refrigeration explosion Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:01:51 +0000
GERMANY: Mystery still surrounds an explosion and fire at a refrigeration plant in Dissen in Osnabrück, Germany, in which two men suffered severe burns and six others were injured. The explosion took place on Saturday morning (July 22) while engineers were carrying out work on the refrigeration system at a MUK/Transthermos refrigerated warehouse. The routine...

Grimsby plan lifeline for ice factory Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:59:46 +0000
UK: The group fighting to preserve the Grimsby Ice Factory and its 80-year-old refrigeration compressors has been buoyed by plans for a regeneration of the area. North East Lincolnshire Council’s proposed Greater Grimsby Town Deal intends to work in partnership with Government and major private investors. The plan includes major projects at the Port of...

Axair to sell Sanden’s CO2 compressor Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:54:59 +0000
UK: Axair Refrigeration has signed an exclusive supplier partnership with Japanese CO2 refrigeration technology company Sanden. Under the terms of the deal, Axair Refrigeration becomes UK distributor for all Sanden compressor technology including its CO2 horizontal compressor. Debuted at this year’s Euroshop, this ground-breaking compressor is said to be the first that can be installed...

Japan lists low GWP gases as inert Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:32:41 +0000
JAPAN: The refrigerants R448A and the HFO R1233zd have joined a number of low GWP refrigerants classified as inert gases under revisions to Japan’s High Pressure Gas Safety Act. Issued by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the revised regulation aims to expedite the adoption of next-generation refrigerants with lower GWPs and also...

Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

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

EU environment ministers to discuss way forward for implementing Paris climate agreement Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

European Union (EU) environment ministers will meet this week to discuss global developments on climate change and EU implementation of the Paris Agreement, together with Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete.

G20 Summit confirms that the Paris Agreement is irreversible Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

On 7-8 July, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met with other Group of Twenty (G20) leaders for a summit in Hamburg, Germany. This was the first such global meeting following the announcement by the US Administration of its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

EU reiterates commitment to helping Pacific islands cope with impacts of climate change Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The European Union has reiterated its full commitment to helping Pacific island countries and territories cope with adverse impacts of climate change, at an inaugural event of the Climate Action Pacific Partnership held in Suva, Fiji, on 3-4 July.

EU leaders commit to swiftly and fully implement Paris climate deal Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Heads of the EU Member States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission have strongly reaffirmed the EU's commitment to swiftly and fully implement the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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 Sets Technical Program for Building Performance Analysis Conference in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 27-29 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA - ASHRAE is pleased to announce the technical program for its upcoming Building Performance Analysis Conference, which will take place in Atlanta, Ga., from Sept. 27-29.

CMS Issues Directive Requiring Medicare Certified Healthcare Facilities to Implement and Maintain Legionella-Prevention Policies Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:12:20 GMT
ATLANTA - To reduce cases of Legionnaires' disease in health care facilities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that ...

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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