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Cool Projects celebrates 20th anniversary Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:01:05 GMT
Farnborough-based Cool Projects is celebrating 20 years in the HVAC industry and says its success is built on a commitment to customer satisfaction.The family-owned business was established in 1996 and now works across the country for customers including Boots, The Co-op and Poundland. The firm currently employs 28 staff.   Founder and Managing Director Adam Dyne, who set up Cool Projects in 1996, said: “We [...]

'Air quality pollution a very real threat' Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:34:06 GMT
Xpelair is reminding of the importance of ensuring adequate ventilation in the wake of new research into the effects of air quality pollution.According to a new study entitled Can Clean Air Make You Happy? from the University of York, exposure to nitrogen dioxide can have the same negative impact on the human body as major life events, such as losing a job or partner.  ​As one of the UK’ [...]

Klima-Therm and LH setting safety standard Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:45:28 GMT
Klima-Therm and LH pride themselves on safe working practices Klima-Therm's commitment to health and safety has seen it join sister company LH plc in earning Safecontractor accreditation.​The two companies are leading chiller and air conditioning specialists, supplying, installing and servicing high performance, innovative low carbon solutions for some of the biggest names on the high street as well as global Blue Chip [...]

Soft Landings Conference 2017 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:50:37 GMT
BSRIA’s Soft Landings Conference 2017 takes place on 16 June at RIBA Headquarters in London.It aims to help clients and construction professionals to better understand the benefits of Soft Landings and how they could adopt it in their projects. It includes speakers from:AECOMBetter Buildings Partnership (BBP)BSRIACardiff CommissioningIntegrated Project Initiatives LtdMRC Laboratory of Molecular BiologyRIBABook your place here or email  [...]

Star to the rescue at chemical plant Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:00 GMT
The specialist chillers on site at the AGC Chemicals Europe plant in Lancashire Star Refrigeration came up with a swift solution when the failure of a heat exchanger threatened a costly break in production for AGC Chemicals Europe.The problem at the plant in Thornton Cleveleys, near Blackpool, meant that AGC could not operate its Methyl Chloride process line. The process fluid needed to be cooled to -33C which required specialist e [...]

Midea chooses Chemours refrigerant for unitary ac units in North America Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:55:00 +0100

The Chemours Company has announced its Opteon XL55 (R-452B) low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant has been chosen by China-based Midea for use in its unitary air-conditioning units designed for the North America market.

Turnbull & Scott appoints new chairman Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:48:00 +0100

Turnbull & Scott, the heat transfer specialist engineering firm based in Hawick, has appointed David Sigsworth OBE as chairman.

Cool Projects Ltd celebrates 20 years Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:41:00 +0100

Cool Projects, the family owned and operated business, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Nitrile rubber materials awarded Green Guide ‘A’ rating Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:54:00 +0100

The BRE (Building Research Establishment) has added a category for pipe insulation materials to their Green Guide to Specification, with nitrile rubber insulation products such as Armaflex flexible elastomeric foams (FEFs), receiving an A rating.

Aurelius sells compressor manufacturer SECOP to Nidec Group Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:42:00 +0100

Aurelius Equity Opportunities has sold its subsidiary SECOP to the Japanese Nidec Group for €185m.

Eureka 2017 dates announced Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:31:03 +0000
EUROPE: Following the success of its first Eureka conference in 2016, EPEE and the European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) are to repeat the event this year. With its subtitle of Sustainable technologies for a better life, this high-level conference explores how the industry can continue to ensure future generations inhabit a comfortable environment. As with...

Daikin to report further record profits Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:41:45 +0000
JAPAN: Air conditioning manufacturer Daikin is expected to report a fourth consecutive year of record profit when it publishes its 2016 figures on May 10. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, the Japanese manufacturer will report a JPY230bn ($2.06bn) operating profit represents a 5% increase on the year, topping the projected 2% growth. Sales are...

R404A replacement launched in Asia Pacific Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:44:08 +0000
JAPAN: Honeywell has launched its lower GWP R404A replacement refrigerant R448A in the Asia Pacific region. Marketed as Solstice N40, Honeywell promotes R448A as a near drop-in replacement for R22 and R404A. R448A is a blend of R32, R125, R134a,  R1234yf and R1234ze(E). Its GWP is around 1300 and is classified A1 by ASHRAE –...

Daimler faces R134a car recall Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:41:40 +0000
GERMANY: The German government’s Federal Motor Transport Authority has called on Daimler to recall cars filled with refrigerant R134a in contravention of the MAC directive. This latest move could involve 134,000 cars according to German press reports. These are vehicles which were filled with refrigerant R134a after January 1, 2013 and affects Mercedes A-Class, B-Class,...

EU ETS: Climate Change Committee approves technical changes to auction rules Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Today, the Climate Change Committee, in which all Member States are represented, discussed and endorsed the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation to amend the EU ETS Auctioning Regulation in view of the forthcoming implementation of the Market Stability Reserve (MSR) as of January 2019.

New cars sold in Europe: fuel efficiency improvements continued in 2016 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

New cars sold in the EU in 2016 emit around 1% less carbon dioxide (CO2)/km than those sold in 2015, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. However, the increase in fuel efficiency has slowed compared to previous years

Commissioner Arias Cañete in China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will visit the People's Republic of China, from 29 March to 2 April. During his visit, he will hold political talks in Beijing and visit clean energy projects in Hebei province and the city of Ningbo in South Eastern China.

On 3 April 2017 the European Commission will release verified EU ETS emissions data and compliance information for 2016 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Commissioner Cañete and Minister McKenna reaffirm commitment to address climate change Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

March 2, 2017 – Ottawa, Canada

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.

ICC partnership with ASHRAE, AIA, USGBC and IES Means Higher Performing Buildings will be Easier to Achieve Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:09:49 GMT
--Resulting integrated document will become the 2018 version of the International Green Construction Code-- ATLANTA - A unified green building code that could become the foundation for LEED certification was created in 2011 ...

ASHRAE Members Earn National Recognition as "New Faces of Engineering" Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:46:47 GMT
ASHRAE Members Earn National Recognition as "New Faces of Engineering"

Colour & Design  
Aerosol packaging is an ever evolving design challenge. Designers and brand owners are always keen to make the pack designs fresh, appealing, sustainable

Waitrose Gives Top Tips  
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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