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Flowrite acquired by Airedale Group Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:20:00 GMT
Maidstone-based Flowrite Refrigeration Holdings has been acquired by the Airedale Group, a leading catering equipment installation and servicing specialist. Airedale Group CEO Rob Bywell said: “This is a significant and exciting investment and one that creates a compelling proposition. The acquisition of Flowrite coupled with our existing service operation, creates the largest specialist maintenanc [...]

New look as Coolair hits 40 Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:02:32 GMT
Citroen Regional Business Sales Manager James Walton handing keys to Coolair Equipment’s Finance Director Helen Sharratt at the company’s Manchester HQ Coolair Equipment has unveiled a new fleet and a new look for 2020 – the company's 40th year of operations.The new fleet of Citroen commercial vehicles will operate from the air conditioning specialist's sites in Manchester, Cannock and Maidstone. Each vehicle has been wra [...]

Temporary solutions to post-Brexit concerns Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:04:19 GMT
Temporary cooling systems and chillers that can transform ambient temperature warehousing into chilled/cold storage could represent a potential solution to uncertainty surrounding the post-Brexit supply chain, according to Aggreko.Following comments from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen about a UK trade deal, companies across the supply chain may face challenges increasing capacity to stockpile chilled and cold g [...]

Cool Concerns is natural choice for Beijer Ref Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:58:23 GMT
Howard Noble of Beijer Ref UK & Ireland with Stephen Benton of Cool Concerns Wholesaler Beijer Ref UK & Ireland has announced that Tewkesbury-based Cool Concerns will be its exclusive training and support partner for natural refrigerants for the fourth consecutive year.Dean & Wood launched the SCM Cubo2 Smart CO2 condensing unit range in 2018, and fellow Beijer Ref businesses HRP and DWG followed as demand increas [...]

​Fujitsu partners with AUK Distribution Tue, 07 Jan 2020 13:22:22 GMT
From left, Darryl Smith, Managing Director, AUK, Andrew Reah, Operations Director, AUK, and Ian Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK has formed a partnership with Newcastle-based AUK Distribution. Fujitsu says the move strengthens its recent collaboration with Italian group GI Holding to bring a range of applied products to the UK market.Formed in 2009 as a specia [...]

J&E Hall cellar coolers installed at historic inn Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:25:00 +0100

J&E Hall cooling equipment is playing a key role at one of Britain's oldest pubs. Two cellar cooling systems and an ambient beer cooler have been installed at the Angel Inn which can trace its history back to the 11th Century and the time of the ...

Graeme Rees announced as new Vice-President of BCIA Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:12:00 +0100

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced Graeme Rees as its new Vice-President. Mr Rees replaces Terry Sharp who recently took over as President from Jon Belfield....

Contractors urged to review contracts Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:52:00 +0100

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has advised contractors to review their contracts so supply chains can work together to manage inevitable delays to projects during the coronavirus crisis....

Building engineering is a critical service Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:35:00 +0100

The building engineering industry is providing a critical service by ensuring buildings can continue to operate as normal and support essential operations such as the NHS and food suppliers in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the ...

Alan Kirkham to retire Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:15:00 +0100

Alan Kirkham of Refrigeration Wholesale (RW) will retire in May after an industry career spanning 50 years....

Rees is BCIA vice-president Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:27:02 +0000

UK: The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced Graeme Rees of Schneider Electric as its new vice-president in succession to recently appointed president Terry Sharp. Rees is currently the UK & Ireland digital energy marketing manager for Schneider Electric. He has been involved in the building controls industry for more than 30 years, after …

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Daikin signs JPY1bn CO2 capture research deal Sun, 29 Mar 2020 16:15:01 +0000

JAPAN: Leading air conditioning manufacturer Daikin has entered into a co-operation agreement with Kyoto’s Doshisha University with the aim of practical research and development on environmental issues.  The Doshisha-Daikin Next Environment Research Centre will be established within Doshisha University to promote practical research and development on environmental issues. The centre is developing a new technology …

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Book early for BESA’s Covid-19 update webinar Sun, 29 Mar 2020 12:17:24 +0000

UK: The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is advising early bookings for its highly informative Covid-19/Coronavirus update webinars, which begin again on Monday. The daily webinar series, led by BESA CEO David Frise, has become the leading and most valuable resource for all those involved in the UK building services sector, providing important updates from …

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Australian Institute celebrates 100 years Sun, 29 Mar 2020 10:52:36 +0000

AUSTRALIA: Congratulations to the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) which today marks its official 100-year anniversary. While the celebrations will probably have to wait until after the current coronavirus crisis, it was on 29 March 1920 that the group was officially incorporated as the Victorian Institute of Refrigeration. The Victorian Institute …

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Emissions reporting for the EU Emissions Trading System and information on release of verified emissions data and compliance information for 2019 Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100

Innovative projects in transport sector to benefit from NER 300 funds Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100

EU support of some €34 million will help boost three innovative projects for clean transport in Italy and Germany for a total investment of €370 million. The funding comes from unspent funds from the NER 300 programme, reinvested to support innovative low-carbon projects under the Connecting Europe Facility Debt Instrument, an EU financial instrument managed by the European Investment Bank.

Committing to climate-neutrality by 2050: Commission proposes European Climate Law and consults on the European Climate Pact Wed, 04 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100

Today, the Commission presents a proposal to enshrine in legislation the EU's political commitment to be climate neutral by 2050, to protect the planet and our people. The European Climate Law sets the 2050 target and the direction of travel for all EU policy, and gives predictability for public authorities, businesses and citizens. At the same time, the Commission is launching a public consultation on the future European Climate Pact. Through this consultation the public will be involved in co-designing this instrument.

Shaping the European Climate Pact: Commission launches public consultation Wed, 04 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100

Alongside policies and regulation, citizens, communities and organisations in all sectors of our society and economy have a part to play in the transition to a climate-neutral Europe.

Member States’ revised proposals for forest reference levels Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0100

Regulation (EU) 2018/841, adopted in May 2018, requires the Member States to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions from land use, land use change and forestry are balanced by at least an equivalent accounted removal of CO2 from the atmosphere in the period from 2021 to 2030.

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: