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​Wright Maintenance lands Greystar contract Wed, 24 Apr 2019 08:59:33 GMT
MyLo Nine Elms Point in Vauxhall Wright Maintenance has secured a major service contract with leading rental housing company Greystar.The company, part of leading M&E building services provider J S Wright, will service MyLo, a collection of 172 Greystar-owned and managed high-specification luxury apartments at three London locations: MyLo Nine Elms Point, MyLo Fulham Riverside and MyLo Aldgate. The Gr [...]

Third Queen's Award for Aspen Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:17:41 GMT
Aspen Pumps Group has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise; International Trade, in recognition of its growth in overseas markets in the past three years. The success follows two previous Queen’s Award wins, one for International Trade in 2009 followed by Innovation in 2014. A private equity investment from 3i P [...]

CASE STUDY: Cooling the Fever Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:30:00 GMT
Among the locations where an air conditioning system needs to perform effectively and be reliable is the potentially hot environment of a busy nightclub.When Aircool Technology was commissioned to fit a new air conditioning system at the Fever Clubrooms in Nuneaton, the installer chose Conex Bänninger’s >B< MaxiPro press fittings as the pipework jointing solution. [...]

Maintenance: big impact of small steps Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:30:00 GMT
ECEX Air Intake Screens at the Tate Modern ​John Grenville, managing director of ECEX, offers practical maintenance advice for HVAC equipment.The London Olympics in 2012 saw Team GB cyclists win an impressive seven gold medals; the rest of the world won just three. This outstanding British sporting achievement was made possible because of a man called Matt Parker (now director of performance innovation at the English Institut [...]

Refrigerants: working to develop long-term solutions Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:30:00 GMT
Mexichem's worldwide R&D is centred on the UK ​Mexichem believes UK expertise will help to shape the future of refrigerants. David Todd visited Runcorn to find out more.Mexichem expects to make a significant contribution to the future direction of the global refrigerant market, thanks in no small measure to the depth of knowledge and experience it can call on in the UK. [...]

ABB helps InterContinental Hotel achieve major energy cuts Wed, 24 Apr 2019 09:41:00 +0100

A landmark hotel in Madrid is saving energy and meeting its environmental goals after equipping its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with ABB drives and high efficiency motors. Energy usage has been reduced by 445,000 kWh a ...

Hitachi expands heating team Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:05:00 +0100

Hitachi Cooling & Heating has repositioned its heating team within the business with the appointment of new national sales manager for heating, Kevin Lucas, and key account manager, Lisa Bishop....

Brexit uncertainty leaves storage facilities at full capacity Tue, 23 Apr 2019 13:04:00 +0100

Food, pharmaceutical and consumer products companies up and down the country are struggling to find suitable storage facilities as a direct result of the ambiguity surrounding Brexit....

IOR Annual Conference to focus on refrigerant safety and risk assessment Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:53:00 +0100

For its 2019 Annual Conference, taking place on 12 June at Austin Court in Birmingham, the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) will focus on refrigerant safety and risk assessment requirements....

IIR rallies industry ahead of World Refrigeration Day Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:42:00 +0100

In coordination with the many supporting associations and companies worldwide, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has launched a Call to Action for World Refrigeration Day....

CMA blocks Sainsbury’s/Asda merger Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:10:35 +0000

UK: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has blocked the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda, deciding that UK consumers would be worse off. Following an in-depth investigation, a group of independent CMA panel members concluded that the deal merging two of the country’s largest supermarkets would result in a substantial lessening of competition at …

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World Bank to back sustainable cooling solutions Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:42:23 +0000

USA: The World Bank has announced a new programme to accelerate the uptake of sustainable cooling solutions, including air conditioning, refrigeration and cold chain in developing countries. The programme will provide technical assistance to ensure that efficient cooling is included in new World Bank Group investment projects and mobilise further financing. With demand for cooling …

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Washington state to introduce HFC refrigerant bans Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:17:23 +0000

USA: Washington state lawmakers have passed House Bill 1112, which phases out the use of HFC refrigerants. The bill was passed by 30 votes to 19 by the senate legislature on Monday, and now merely requires signing by Washington state governor Jay Inslee. The bill will phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons in various applications …

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No F-gas exemption for European manufacturers Wed, 24 Apr 2019 22:14:36 +0000

EUROPE: European air conditioning and refrigeration manufacturers seeking a “reconsideration” of  F-gas export provisions, which they say makes their products uncompetitive, have been rejected by the EU commissioner. The manufacturers maintained that the refrigerant in pre-charged equipment manufactured for export outside Europe should not be included in the quota system. Under current interpretations of the …

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EU Emissions Trading System: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to start auctions on the common auction platform soon Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The EEA EFTA states – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway – participating in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) will soon be able to auction emission allowances on the common auction platform. With the formal requirements now cleared, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) will publish the corresponding amendment to the auction calendar shortly.

Clean mobility: Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of first-ever EU-wide CO2 emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The European Parliament today approved the first-ever EU-wide CO2 emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles. The new rules set targets for reducing the average emissions from new lorries for 2025 and 2030.

Clean mobility: New CO2 emission standards for cars and vans adopted Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The Council of Ministers today agreed on CO2 emission standards for new cars and vans in the EU for the period after 2020. In 2030, emissions from new cars will have to be 37.5% lower and emissions from new vans 31% lower, compared to 2021.

The Energy Union: from vision to reality Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The fourth report on the State of the Energy Union, adopted today, shows that the Commission has fully delivered on its vision of an Energy Union strategy guaranteeing accessible, affordable, secure, competitive and sustainable energy for all Europeans. Europe is already a global leader in fighting climate change. European policies implemented over the last five years in all policy areas have put the EU on the right track to fully embrace the clean energy transition, seizing the economic opportunities that it offers, creating growth and jobs and a healthier environment for consumers.

Slight increase in average CO2 emissions from new cars sold in Europe in 2017, while CO2 emissions from new vans continue to decrease Thu, 04 Apr 2019 02:00:00 +0200

The EU fleet average of CO2 emissions of new vehicles in 2017 stayed well below the applicable target, according to final data published by the European Environment Agency. However, for the first time, average CO2 emissions from new passenger cars were slightly higher than in the previous year. For vans, the decreasing trend continued.

EU ratifies Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The European Union has today ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will bring about a global phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - powerful greenhouse gases.

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: