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Be our guests! Win tickets for the National ACR & Heat Pump Awards Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:30:00 GMT
We have 10 pairs of tickets to give away for one of the highlights of the industry calendar, the National ACR & Heat Pump Awards.Next year's event, on 24 January 2019, will be staged at a new venue, the fabulous Midland Hotel. ​For the chance to be the ACR Journal's guests for a champagne drinks reception followed by a sumptuous 3-course meal, simply identify the host city from the following op [...]

Controls: keep it simple Thu, 09 Aug 2018 09:44:10 GMT
Synapsys Solutions is calling for a more simple approach to building controls. With building owners and managers looking for fast and effective solutions to optimise performance to meet the Europe 2020 plan, the controls market is growing quickly. ​Synapsys says energy reductions and potential savings are being missed and that the complexity of some products can result in security and connecti [...]

Case study: power of the press-fit Thu, 09 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Faced with keeping disruption at a residential care home to a minimum during an ACR installation, air conditioning and heating specialist Castle Climate Control (CCC) chose Conex Bänninger’s flame-free >B< MaxiPro fittings as the jointing solution.​Much of the pipework had to be routed within and around residents’ rooms and in loft areas, with working in often restricted spaces another challenge. #element-302167d4-8be9-4f0c-8d6c-4bdb [...]

Positive outlook for chilled beam technology Thu, 09 Aug 2018 08:30:00 GMT
Andrew Gaskell Andrew Gaskell, Chairman of the Chilled Beams and Ceilings Association, explores the history behind the technology and the role it can play in achieving energy-efficient buildings.According to a recent report from the Carbon Trust, ‘Heating, ventilation and air conditioning: saving energy without compromising comfort’, HVAC systems account for almost half (49%) of all consumption, with cooling [...]

BIM: model behaviour Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:00:00 GMT
Building Information Modelling (BIM) promises to revolutionise the way buildings are designed and operated. But what exactly is it? Darren McMullan at Brymec offers a definition of BIM and explains how it works.The take-up of Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been relatively sluggish since it was first brought to the wider attention of the construction sector in the UK government’s Construction Strategy published in 2 [...]

ECEX Air Intake Screens boost malt house refrigeration efficiency Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:01:00 +0100

Eastern Counties Refrigeration (ECR) recommended that ECEX Air Intake Screens be fitted to four large condensers at Boortmalt’s malting plant in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, to prevent clogging and improve their performance....

Brymec appoints valve specialist Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:58:00 +0100

Brymec has appointed Paul Wightman as product development manager specialising in the company’s valve ranges. Mr Wightman ?will add value to Brymec’s overall proposition by providing support and technical insight that will help customers make ...

ACR News Awards – celebrating and inspiring fresh talent Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:57:00 +0100

With entries well underway for the 2019 edition of the ACR News Awards, companies are invited to submit their innovative products, projects and cases of excellence before Friday 19 October 2018....

FläktGroup targets worldwide data centre market growth Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:45:00 +0100

FläktGroup, manufacturer of ventilation and air movement products, has announced the appointment of Yan Evans as Global Director for Data Centre Solutions. The newly-created role reflects the company’s drive for further growth of its data centre ...

FETA announces leadership changes Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:06:00 +0100

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced changes to some of its senior positions, with John Smith standing down as FETA chairman, and Nick Howlett taking over the role....

Mitsubishi R32 ac wins Red Dot Award Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:07:05 +0000

GERMANY: Mitsubishi Electric’s M Series MSZ-AP, R32 wall-mounted air conditioner has won a prestigious Red Dot Award. The internationally recognised Red Dot Award acknowledges products that have achieved the highest levels of design quality. It is judged by an international jury of nearly 40 experts, who said that the MSZ-AP units are “highly user-oriented and...

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Work experience leads to full-time job Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:55:02 +0000

UK: A young man who once received work experience at refrigeration component supplier Titan Engineering has now been taken on as a trainee sales engineer. Matthew Osborne spent a week at Princes-Risborough-based company about three years ago. “In that time”, he said, “I realised that Titan was the type of company I would like to have...

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Danfoss net profit up 27% Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:32:12 +0000

DENMARK: Danfoss has reported increased sales of 9% to €3,041m for the first half of 2018. Earnings improved by 21% to €370m and the net profit improved by 27% to €253m. Danfoss says the improvement in earnings was driven by the higher top line and the gain from the sale of its Thermia heat pump...

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ASHRAE updates legionellosis standard Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:11:24 +0000

USA: ASHRAE has published a revised edition of its legionella standard, providing a more comprehensive approach to preventing its growth and spread. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2018, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems establishes minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems. The 2018 edition provides clarification of compliance requirements, as well as an update...

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German auctions on renewed opt-out platform expected to resume in early 2019 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Germany's contract with its current opt-out auction platform, the European Energy Exchange AG (EEX), will expire on 14 November 2018, with the last auction under the current contract scheduled for 9 November 2018.

Public consultation on the strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission today launched a public consultation on a strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction. All interested citizens and stakeholders can send their contributions by 9 October 2018.

Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve Mon, 16 Jul 2018 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 and China step up cooperation on climate change and clean energy Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The EU and China today reaffirmed their commitment to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement and intensify their cooperation on climate change and clean energy.

Commission to host high-level stakeholder event on EU vision for a modern, clean and competitive economy Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200

On 10-11 July, the European Commission will organise a high-level stakeholder consultation event on the EU’s long-term strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building a prosperous, modern, clean and competitive economy.

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