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​Carrier chillers for new ambulance call centre Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:09:58 GMT
The new ambulance call centre has been supplied with a high-efficiency air conditioning system Carrier has supplied the air conditioning system for the new home of South East Coast Ambulance Service’s regional call centre at Gatwick Diamond, near Gatwick Airport.The centre has three Carrier AquaSnap 30RBP high-efficiency chillers, equipped with a Greenspeed intelligence control system. The chillers supply cooling to six 39MQ [...]

New UK sales manager for Ritchie Engineering Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:44:28 GMT
Adam Radford has joined tools specialist Ritchie Engineering as UK and Ireland Sales Manager, overseeing the sale of all Yellow Jacket products from the company’s European distribution centre.   Adam joins Ritchie from Dawson Rentals – Temperature Control Solutions, where he most recently worked as a technical support engineer. His previous positions within the company included customer support and refrigerat [...]

Bosch appoints UK Air Conditioning Sales Manager Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:24:23 GMT
Bosch Commercial and Industrial has appointed Daniel Lilley as UK Air Conditioning Sales Manager.Daniel, who has a background in design engineering and 14 years of experience in the ventilation industry, will be aiming to expand Bosch Commercial and Industrial’s air conditioning offering. The Bosch Climate 5000 VRF range covers applications from 8kW to 200kW, while the newly-available RAC product r [...]

IOR technical papers programme for 2017/18 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:30:00 GMT
The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has launched its technical papers programme for 2017/18. The presentations include:​Integrated development of a chiller system with an oil-free compressor - 2 November 2017- London. This IOR technical presentation will cover the benefits of magnetic bearing technology for the chiller system.The Impact of Refrigerant Charge on the Capacity and Efficiency of a Sys [...]

Nominations for J&E Hall International Gold Medal Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMT
​The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) is seeking nominations for the J&E Hall International Gold Medal. Now in its 40th year, this internationally respected award is given in recognition of outstanding technical achievements in refrigeration and related fields. It is open to individuals or teams with recent outstanding achievements in one or more of the following areas:​Practical applicat [...]

Silver anniversary at manufacturer thermowave Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:22:00 +0100

thermowave, founded in 1992 as a sister company of Güntner near Berga in Saxony-Anhalt, celebrates its 25th anniversary in September 2017....

Foster-a-thon Duathlon team keep their cool for hospital Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:17:00 +0100

Employees from leading commercial refrigeration specialist, Foster Refrigerator took part in a Foster-a-thon duathlon challenge to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Care Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn....

Hargreaves Ductwork appoints former BESA president as managing director Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:57:00 +0100

Hargreaves Ductwork, a provider of complete HVAC solutions, has appointed Andy Sneyd to the position as managing director....

Ritchie Engineering appoints UK sales manager Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:11:00 +0100

?Ritchie Engineering Company, a leader in service tools for the HVAC&R professional, has announced that Adam Radford has joined the company as UK and Ireland sales manager...

University of Birmingham to host world’s first clean cold congress Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100

In what is said to be the world’s first international congress dedicated to clean cold, academic experts will join leaders from industry and government to map a global response to ever-increasing global demands for cooling....

Foster team runs and rides to Gamko Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:14:10 +0000

  UK: Seven Foster Refrigerator employees have raised around £1,100 in an epic 127 mile charity cycle and run to the Netherlands. The 127 mile duathlon – a 54 mile cycle ride and a 23 mile run – to Foster’s sister company in Etten-Leur, near Breda, was completed in 15 hours. The team left King’s...

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Sneyd named Hargreaves MD Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:22:27 +0000

UK: Former BESA president Andy Sneyd has been named MD of Hargreaves Ductwork. Head of design at Crown House Technologies for nearly 10 years, Sneyd became BESA president in 2014-2015. A chartered engineer and fellow of CIBSE, with over 25 years’ experience in the engineering, manufacturing and commercial sectors, Mr Sneyd joins the company from...

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French revolt over proposed HFC tax Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:53:43 +0000

FRANCE: Twenty ac and refrigeration manufacturers, contractors, and end user associations have announced opposition to the French government’s plan to introduce a tax on HFC refrigerants. In July, the French environment minister Nicolas Hulot announced a proposed tax on HFCs as part of its Climate Plan. In an industry reeling from huge increases on high...

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Iceland fined £2.5m for AC worker’s fall Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:53:14 +0000

UK: Iceland Foods has been fined £2.5m after an air conditioning contractor died in a fall at a store in Rotherham. Tony Hopkins (58) was changing filters on an air conditioning units at the Iceland store when he fell almost 3m from a platform and through a suspended ceiling in the store’s warehouse. He sustained...

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EU co-hosts major international climate meeting with Canada and China Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The European Union, Canada and China are joining forces to strengthen global action in the fight against climate change by co-convening a ministerial meeting on climate action on 15-16 September in Montreal, Canada. This gathering, a first of its kind, seeks to further galvanise global momentum for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

EU citizens increasingly concerned about climate change and see economic benefits of taking action, survey shows Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Europeans have become increasingly concerned about climate change and a large majority believe that taking action will boost the EU economy and jobs, according to a new survey.

Court judgment again confirms benchmarks for free allocation of ETS allowances for 2013-2020 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200

On 26 July 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a judgment in which it confirmed the methodology applied by the Commission when establishing the benchmarks for free allocation of EU emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) allowances for the period 2013-2020 (Commission Decision 2011/278/EU).

EU and Switzerland join forces on emissions trading Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The EU is set to link its emissions trading system with Switzerland's system, after the European Commission adopted two proposals to finalise an agreement between the two sides.

2017 auction calendars for aviation allowances published Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200

EEX and ICE have today published their 2017 calendars for the auctions of aviation allowances.

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 Launches Global Training Center in Dubai Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:37:14 GMT
ASHRAE Launches Global Training Center in Dubai

ASHRAE Opens Registration for Developing Economies Conference Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:21:53 GMT
ASHRAE in partnership with ASHRAE India and the Delhi Chapter of ISHRAE has announced that registration is open for the Developing Economies Conference, Nov. 10 and 11, 2017, in Delhi, India.

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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