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Air quality guidance for food companies Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:30:00 GMT
Brand and consumer protection organisation BRC Global Standards has worked with filtration specialist Camfil to develop new air quality guidance for food manufacturers.Launched at the organisation’s Food Safety Europe Conference in London, the guide is designed to assist managers during an air quality and filter specification risk assessment process. James Draycott, UK segment manager food & be [...]

IOR network for young engineers Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:44:15 GMT
The IOR is launching a network to support the career development of young engineers in the industry.Companies attending the IOR Annual Dinner at the Grange St Paul's Hotel in London on February 21 have been invited to bring their young engineers along to a pre-dinner launch event, hosted by IOR president Kevin Glass.The informal networking event will be a chance for those attending to meet some inspirational people, including the [...]

Coolair takes servicing nationwide Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:03:54 GMT
Mark Cooper heads the national technical and administrative team running Coolair's new National Aftersales Division Air conditioning and heating installer Coolair Equipment has expanded its servicing and maintenance operations nationwide. The company, with bases in Manchester, Cannock and Kent, has consolidated its service department into a UK-wide business under a national technical and administrative management team led by l [...]

Precision's £250k factory investment Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:43:19 GMT
Precision Refrigeration has announced a £250k investment in production facilities and says it will also take on additional staff to meet rising demand. Precision will be restructuring the lay-out of its factory in Thetford, Norfolk, and the way units are manufactured to further increase production capabilities. Managing director Nick Williams said: “Thanks to the hard work of all of our [...]

Virtual air filtration training Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:04:38 GMT
Camfil has launched a virtual reality (VR) experience to help customers understand the benefits and correct usage of air filtration.The Camfil Experience brings to life the invisible threat of particulate matter, while providing training for building services and maintenance engineers focusing on the correct way to specify, install, maintain and change air filters to ensure safety and efficiency. It [...]

Coolair expands aftersales service nationwide Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:03:00 +0000

Air conditioning and heating installation specialist, Coolair Equipment, has expanded its servicing and maintenance operations nationwide....

Construction ended 2018 with mixed performance Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:37:00 +0000

The construction industry experienced a mixed quarter for sales, output and new orders in the final three months of 2018, according to a quarterly survey of the supply chain’s product manufacturers, contractors, civil engineers and SME builders by ...

Covestro and Haier plan digitalisation joint laboratory Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:29:00 +0000

Covestro, one of the world’s leading polymer manufacturers, and the Haier Group, a major global brand for household appliances, have agreed to set up a joint laboratory in Qingdao, China, for the digitalisation of appliance production....

New commercial director at Foster Refrigerator and Gamko Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:15:00 +0000

Rebecca Vincent has been appointed UK commercial director at Foster Refrigerator and Gamko, responsible for the UK sales and aftermarket departments....

Lürssen relies on Engie Refrigeration Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:07:00 +0000

Engie Refrigeration is supplying Marenum chillers with new technology to German shipbuilder Lürssen Werft....

Customs seize more illegal R22 refrigerant Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:58:59 +0000

BULGARIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Over 1000 cylinders of ozone-depleting HCFC refrigerant R22 have been seized in the the past few days. Bulgarian customs officers at Lesovo seized 981 cylinders containing a total of 13,342kg of banned R22 last week. In a separate incident, officials in Papua New Guinea confiscated 36 cylinders of R22 were confiscated in …

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Contractors report market slowdown and increased costs Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:05:03 +0000

UK: The building engineering services sector is experiencing a slowdown in growth, along with increased material and labour costs. The latest sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey for Q4 2108 has revealed that while 26% of businesses reported increased turnover, another 26% said turnover had fallen compared to the previous quarter. Outlook for the first quarter …

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Daikin to launch outdoor air conditioner Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:36:52 +0000

JAPAN: Daikin is to introduce an air conditioning unit in Japan to provide “cool spots” for outdoor event venues and restaurants, bar and cafe terraces. Daikin maintains that, in recent years, Japanese municipalities and businesses have been working on measures to prevent heat stroke and provide comfortable and safe conditions for patrons.  The development of …

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EIA calls on US to act on refrigerant banks Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:29:23 +0000

USA: The EIA has called on all US States to adopt policies similar to those in California and other areas of the world to reduce emissions from the refrigerant bank. The environmental group argues that maintaining and accelerating emission reductions of ODS and HFCs is absolutely essential in order to limit global warming below 1.5°C. …

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Adoption of the Delegated Decision on the carbon leakage list for 2021-2030 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The Commission has adopted a Delegated Decision on the carbon leakage list for the period 2021 to 2030 (EU ETS phase 4). It will be submitted to the European Parliament and the Council for a two-month period. The carbon leakage list is an important step to determine the free allocation that industries will receive against the risk of carbon leakage in the EU ETS phase 4. The other legal acts needed to determine free allocation include the Commission Delegated Regulation on detailed rules for free emission allowances allocation (adopted on 19 December 2018), a forthcoming implementing act on updated benchmarks, an implementing act on activity level changes and the Commission Decision on National Implementation Measures (NIMs).

EU invests € 116.1 million to improve the quality of life of Europeans Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100

New LIFE programme funding will unlock more than € 3.2 billion of additional support to 12 large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten Member States to support Europe's transition to a low-carbon, circular economy.

Commission adopts a proposal to revise the EU system to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions from ships Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The European Commission today adopted a proposal to revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport (Regulation (EU) 2015/757) in order to take appropriate account of the global data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships established by the International Maritime Organisation.

Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100

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

ETS Auctioning Regulation amendment: auctions on renewed opt-out platform for Germany to resume soon Mon, 07 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The amendment to the ETS Auctioning Regulation re-listing Germany’s opt-out auction platform entered into force on 5 January.

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: