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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 [...]

BCIA calls for greater clarity on technical drawings Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:03:00 +0000

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) says significant time and money can be saved on building projects by adapting technical drawings to include specific instructions for Building Energy Management System (BEMS) companies....

Eco-efficiency webinar: a sustainable and responsible approach for refrigeration Fri, 23 Oct 2020 14:10:00 +0000

Climalife, in partnership with Honeywell and ExxonMobil, will present an eco-efficiency approach for refrigeration at a webinar in English, aimed at engineering companies, installers and refrigeration system owners....

Cool Concerns develops A2L training rig Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:37:00 +0000

Cool Concerns, the refrigeration and air conditioning training specialist, has developed what is believed to be the UK’s first training rig for A2L refrigerants...

Hackitt to reinforce safety message at BESA Conference Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:30:00 +0000

Building safety reformer Dame Judith Hackitt will take centre stage at this year’s BESA National Conference, which is being held online on 4 to 5 November....

New fan technology for refrigeration applications Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:28:00 +0000

The digital Chillventa was a challenging new way to process an exhibition. “The new format was more international than the traditional trade fair in Nuremberg,” said Peter Fenkl, chief executive of Ziehl-Abegg. “Besides general technology aspects of ...

Trane bookings up 7% in Q3 Wed, 28 Oct 2020 13:39:27 +0000

IRELAND: Trane Technologies’ bookings rose 7% to $3,490m in Q3, despite ongoing Covid-19 pandemic related impacts. The company, which formally separated its commercial and residential heating and cooling business, building controls and transport refrigeration sectors from Ingersoll-Rand at the beginning of March, also reported revenues up 1% to $3,496m compared to 2019. “In the third …

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Daikin AC wrap overcomes planning restrictions Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:39:10 +0000

UK: A “wrapping” service which enables condensing units to blend into their surroundings has enabled an air conditioning upgrade to meet modern UK planning requirements. Faced with replacing an outdated split system with a new upgraded system in the offices of a former early 1900s school building in historic Bury St Edmunds, local contractor Acorn …

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AEFYT signs co-operation agreement with IIAR Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:20:33 +0000

SPAIN/USA: The Spanish refrigeration association AEFYT has signed an agreement with the US-based International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) to encourage the use of low environmental impact refrigerants. The two associations say they will work together to defend the use of safe and economically-viable energy efficient technologies, as well as to promoting the use of …

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Virus lab confirms nanoe X inhibits coronavirus Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:53:31 +0000

GERMANY: A leading viral testing organisation is said to have verified the inhibitory effect of Panasonic’s nanoe X air cleaning technology on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Panasonic has been conducting research on this technology since 1997 and recently announced the inclusion of nanoe X generators in its PACi and VRF ranges of air conditioners. The …

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Commission sets Forest Reference Levels in a delegated act Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0100

The Commission has today adopted the forest reference levels (FRLs) for each Member State to apply between 2021 and 2025. FRLs are benchmarks to calculate the sum of greenhouse gas removals and emissions from existing forests in each Member State. CO2 removal from existing forestland is the backbone of the EU land use sink.

EU recognises best nature, environment and climate action projects Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200

Europe’s biggest environmental event, EU Green Week, hosted today the 2020 LIFE Awards Ceremony. Presented by the EU’s LIFE programme for environment and climate action, the awards honoured winners in three different categories from Slovenia (Nature), Portugal (Environment), and Hungary (Climate Action). A special award recognising successful adaptation to COVID-19 went to an Italian project for its work in the time of coronavirus crisis.

Opening Remarks by Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans at the European Parliament Plenary Session on the European Climate Law Wed, 07 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0200

Madame President, Honourable Members,

First of all, I have to apologize for being late, it is because of the College, it finished now and I immediately came here.

I am really happy to discuss with you today which is I think a landmark for the European Green Deal: the Climate Law to turn Europe’s political climate ambitions into binding legislation...

More climate-friendly alternatives to harmful greenhouse gases used in air-conditioning and switchgear Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The Commission has published two reports on more climate-friendly alternatives to the damaging F-gases used in split air-conditioning systems and in electrical switchgear.

Commission raises climate ambition and proposes 55% cut in emissions by 2030 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission today presented its plan to reduce net EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. This level of ambition for the next decade will put the EU on a balanced pathway to reaching climate neutrality by 2050.

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: