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Cutting trailer running costs Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:07:48 GMT
Christine Cullen, Schmitz Cargobull UK Schmitz Cargobull UK and Ireland has appointed telematics expert Christine Cullen to help operators reduce running costs by using the manufacturer’s trailer technology. As sales manager for value added services, Cullen will provide guidance on how to effectively use TrailerConnect, which helps maximise fleet uptime by providing real-time monitoring of tyre condition, load temperature and [...]

BESA launches Outstanding Woman award Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:11:55 GMT
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is launching an award to mark the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).BESA believes engineering professions in general – and building engineering in particular – will not be able to meet future business goals without a far more gender diverse workforce. ​According to the Office for National Statistics, just 12% of [...]

RIP Mark Hanson Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:20:05 GMT
Mark Hanson The family of air conditioning specialist Mark Hanson has announced that he passed away suddenly on July 31, at the age of 52. Mark began his career in the industry as a technical manager at Williams Environmental in Wolverhampton and he went on to work in similar roles for High Cool, Wolseley (Climate Center) and Medal Aircon Accessories. More recently, he ran his own air conditioning and heating consultancy.  [...]

RIP Brian Townsend (1935-2019) Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:02:42 GMT
Brian Townsend Tributes have been paid to Brian Townsend, the former managing director and founder of commissioning specialist contractor End Systems, who died on Sunday, aged 84.A statement from End Systems said: "Obviously true to form, Brian fought his short illness right up until the end and will be sorely missed not only by his family but by the many that know him in the industry and beyond. ​" [...]

Underfloor solution for Farringdon project Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:59:04 GMT
An underfloor air conditioning system has been provided for a mixed-use development in central London.One Benjamin is a new address opposite the new Farringdon station with 43,562 square ft of office, retail, and residential space.The original air conditioning design specified four downflow units per floor, two supplying the rear zone of the building and two for the front zone. Each zone was split into two further zones; one suppl [...]

New condenser produced at German factory Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:57:00 +0100

The first new condenser manufactured by Bitzer in Rottenburg-Hailfingen has been delivered to a French customer....

Waterloo appoints new managing director Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:53:00 +0100

Waterloo Air Products welcomes Russell Shenton as its new managing director....

SBS Birmingham holds open day Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:53:00 +0100

SBS Birmingham held its open day on 05 July. The event began with customers, staff and suppliers celebrating the official opening of the newly relocated Birmingham branch....

BESA launches outstanding woman award Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:12:00 +0100

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is supporting the campaign to attract more women into engineering professions by launching an award to mark the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES)....

Obituary: Mark Hanson Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:11:00 +0100

Mark Hanson, a well-known and respected member in the air conditioning sector, passed away suddenly at the end of July....

Honeywell partners with Sporlan on R466A refrigerant Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:31:47 +0000

USA: The Sporlan Division of controls and components manufacturer Parker Hannifin has given the thumbs up to R466A, Honeywell’s yet to be introduced low GWP, non-flammable replacement for R410A. Honeywell has announced that it will team up with the US manufacturer to commercialise the new refrigerant. Branded by Honeywell as Solstice N41, R466A has a …

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Nominations sought for BESA’s woman of the year Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:25:01 +0000

UK: The building engineering services sector is being invited to nominate women who have become role models in the industry for a special award. Through its Outstanding Woman in Building Engineer Services award, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is supporting the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) campaign to attract more women into engineering professions. According …

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Hillphoenix lands eighth GreenChill award Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:48:15 +0000

USA: Hillphoenix has earned another GreenChill award, this time for installing more advanced refrigeration systems in GreenChill-certified stores than any other partnering manufacturer in the past year.

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Honeywell reports second R1234yf seizure Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:21:45 +0000

BELGIUM: Refrigerant manufacturer Honeywell has announced a further seizure of patent-busting R1234yf in Poland, the second seizure in that country in just three months. The action is the latest taken by Honeywell to stop the sale of R1234yf, which is protected by numerous Honeywell patents. In the past 12 months, Honeywell says it has participated …

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The European Union continues to lead global fight against climate change Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission today adopted a Communication reaffirming the EU's commitment to accelerated climate ambition. Preparing for the Climate Action Summit by the United Nations Secretary General in New York on 23 September, the Commission recalls that the European Union has been at the forefront of global climate action, negotiating an inclusive international framework to respond to this challenge, while acting domestically with unity, speed and decisiveness. The EU has put concrete actions behind its Paris Agreement commitments, in line with the Juncker Commission priority of establishing an Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy.

Commission amends ETS Auctioning Regulation for phase 4 Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200

Today the Commission has adopted a delegated regulation amending the ETS Auctioning Regulation to ensure continued successful auctions in phase 4 (2021-2030) of the EU ETS.

NER300 funds to support innovative projects in wave energy, offshore wind and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The Commission decided to reinvest unspent funds from the NER300 programme to support low-carbon innovation projects under InnovFin Energy Demo Projects (EDP), an EU financial instrument managed by the European Investment Bank. The first three projects are now benefiting from support of some €73 million.

Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve Mon, 15 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200

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

2020 and revised 2019 auction calendars of the common auction platform published Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) published today its revised 2019 calendar as well as the 2020 calendar for the auctions of general allowances in its capacity as Common Auction Platform.

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: