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Carrier cooling at Royal Exchange Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:50:19 GMT
One of the AquaForce chillers on site Two high performance Carrier air-cooled chillers with a combined cooling capacity of 1.17MW have been installed at The Royal Exchange in the City of London as part of a major refurbishment. The Grade 1-Listed building, located opposite the Bank of England, has undergone a complete refurbishment of its upper storey serviced office accommodation and a key element of the project was to replace and [...]

Aggreko role for Ryan Wed, 19 Jun 2019 08:33:06 GMT
Ryan Stanley, Aggreko ​Ryan Stanley has joined the building services and construction team at Aggreko to help develop the company's moisture control services.Projects Ryan has worked on include protecting armour that belonged to King Henry VIII against moisture damage throughout a refurbishment of the surrounding building, advising moisture control strategies for governmental buildings, and a number of new build housing devel [...]

HRS award marks WRD Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:41:33 GMT
To mark the inaugural World Refrigeration Day on 26 June, the Hampshire Refrigeration Society is seeking nominations for a special award.The award will be presented by WRD founder Stephen Gill at the HRS annual golf day on 18 July.Nominations should be for an individual who has shown exceptional skills, support or vision, furthering the advancement and recognition of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry. Emai [...]

Debunking F-Gas myths Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:00:00 GMT
​Almost 100 people attended two seminars in Birmingham hosted by Logicool and REFCOM designed to cut through the confusion surrounding the F-Gas legislation.One session was for contractors and the other for resellers, which included manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors. The presentations focused on a number of misconceptions regarding the wording and interpretation of the legislation. Karl Richardson of Logi [...]

Meeting the demands of Lot 21 Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:30:00 GMT
Martin Passingham, DX product manager for Daikin UK, explores the importance of Lot 21 in the industry and how VRV IV+ is leading the way towards meeting the new European Directive for Energy related Products (ErP) requirements by improving the seasonal efficiency.Seasonal efficiency measures the true energy efficiency of heating and cooling systems during a period of one year. Unlike older heating and cooling methodologies, seaso [...]

Pacair celebrates 15 years as VAR Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:36:00 +0100

A specialist in the design and supply of bespoke air conditioning and a Mitsubishi Electric Value-Added Reseller (VAR), Pacair has now been supporting customers with value added services for 15 years....

World Refrigeration Day Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +0100

Industry has embraced the inaugural World Refrigeration Day (WRD) with events happening all over the world....

SkillFRIDGE supports World Refrigeration Day Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:51:00 +0100

The SkillFRIDGE RACHP apprentice competition will be hosting its penultimate regional heat at the Practical Refrigeration Training Centre in Burnley on 26 June, in a show of support for the inaugural World Refrigeration Day....

Star's Ethos helps chilled storage firm save thousands Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:34:00 +0100

Shortlisted for the TCS&D Awards for Partnership of the Year, The Ice Co Storage & Logistics and Star Technical Solutions teamed up to install energy management software, Ethos, at the distribution centre’s refrigeration plant in Wakefield, ...

Skillcard updates health and safety requirements Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:07:00 +0100

In the next of a series of moves to enhance the robustness of cardholder qualifications, CSCS and Skillcard are requiring all applicants to have satisfactorily completed the CITB health, safety and environment test or approved equivalent....

Carrier’s SEER-busting Aquaforce chiller Wed, 26 Jun 2019 20:48:45 +0000

FRANCE: Carrier’s new AquaForce Vision 30KAVP variable-speed air-cooled screw chiller is said to achieve an SEER of 5.6, 25% above the Ecodesign 2021 Tier 2 requirements.  The 30KAVP covers cooling capacities from 500kW up to 1100kW and is said to achieve premium energy performance, even compared to oil-free chillers with magnetic levitation compressors.  Combined with …

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£4m investment for Sure Chill technology Wed, 26 Jun 2019 20:29:10 +0000

UK: Cardiff-based refrigeration company Sure Chill, has announced a further £4m investment in its cooling technology that does not require a constant electricity supply.

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Mexichem urges EU governments to stop illegal HFCs Wed, 26 Jun 2019 16:04:50 +0000

UK: Leading refrigerant manufacturer and supplier, Mexichem is urging governments across the EU to take action against the illegal refrigerant trade. Speaking on the eve of the first annual World Refrigeration Day, Sarah Hughes, Mexichem’s EMEA and India commercial director for its fluorochemicals business, said: “There has been ongoing reports that show the importation of …

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Midea opts for Honeywell’s A1 aircon refrigerant R466A Wed, 26 Jun 2019 15:19:17 +0000

USA/CHINA: Chinese manufacturer Midea is looking to use Solstice N41 (R466A), Honeywell’s new non-flammable, lower GWP refrigerant, in all its VRF and chiller systems. Honeywell’s partnership with Midea Group, follows “promising” test results with the new refrigerant announced by fellow air conditioning manufacturer Toshiba Carrier in January. “As the first non-flammable refrigerant replacement for R410A, …

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Average CO2 emissions from new light-duty vehicles registered in Europe increased in 2018, requiring significant future emission reductions to meet upcoming 2020 and 2021 targets Fri, 21 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The average CO2 emissions of new light-duty vehicles registered in the EU and Iceland in 2018 stayed well below the applicable targets, according to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency. However, average CO2 emissions of both new passenger cars and new vans were higher in 2018 than in 2017. Manufacturers will have to significantly reduce emissions of their fleet to meet the upcoming 2020 and 2021 targets.

Updated information on exchange and international credit use in the EU ETS Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The total number of international credits exchanged now amounts to 452.2 million since the exchange function became operational in March 2014. This is an increase of around 15.9 million credits compared to the number of international credits exchanged that was published in November 2018.

European Commission today announces recommendations for EU Member States’ forestry plans Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200

In order to estimate how much European forests contribute to our EU 2030 climate targets by removing CO2 from the atmosphere, the LULUCF Regulation required Member States to submit National Forestry Accounting Plans.

Energy Union: Commission calls on Member States to step up ambition in plans to implement Paris agreement Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The Commission has today published its assessment of Member States’ draft plans to implement the EU’s Energy Union objectives, and in particular the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets. The Commission’s assessment finds that the national plans already represent significant efforts but points to several areas where there is room for improvement, notably as concerns targeted and individualised policies to ensure the delivery of the 2030 targets and to stay on the path towards climate neutrality in the longer term. The European Union is the first major economy to put in place a legally binding framework to deliver on its pledges under the Paris Agreement and this is the first time that Member States have prepared draft integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). Yet, with plans currently falling short both in terms of renewables and energy efficiency contributions, reaching the EU's overall climate and energy goals will require a collective step up of ambition.

Parties to the Paris Agreement meet in Bonn to move forward on implementation Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The European Union looks forward to participating in the UN climate conference from 17 - 27 June in Bonn, Germany, in preparation for COP25 in Santiago de Chile in December. The Bonn meetings take place six months after COP24, which saw the adoption of the Katowice “Rulebook” that will guide the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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: