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Pump House support for school Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:35:48 GMT
Pump House has supplied all rooftop building services support frameworks for the major refurbishment of a school in Swansea.Bridgend-based contractor J. W. Morris was appointed to carry out the work at Pentrehafod School and chose Pump House Flexi equipment to support air handling units and VRF condensers. The Flexi frameworks [...]

Camfil backing Clean Air Bill Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:20:46 GMT
Clean Air London founder Simon Birkett has paid tribute to the support of filtration specialists Camfil, following the introduction of the Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill to the House of Lords.Baroness Jenny Jones introduced the bill, which aims to establish the right to breathe clean air, after working with Clean Air London (CAL). Peter Dyment of Camfil has advised CAL on indoor air quality matters since 2011, providing techni [...]

Toshiba updates VRF design programme Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:46:03 GMT
Toshiba Air Conditioning has updated its VRF air conditioning design platform, DesignAirs, for contractors, designers and consultants.DesignAirs enables users to create detailed project drawings, including pipework and equipment specifications, for a variety of building types. The latest generation includes a new seasonal performance calculator that allows designers to simulate the actual performance and running costs of a system [...]

Securiton for cold store Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:02:42 GMT
A Securiton aspirating smoke detection (ASD) system has been selected as the fire protection method for a new cold store to be operated by one of the UK’s major supermarket retailers. The new 68-truck bay, 30,000 square metre hub in Pineham, near Milton Keynes, has been built alongside an existing 58,000 square metre distribution centre. Located next to Junction 15A of the M1, it will operate as a national frozen food d [...]

Rapid Recovery helps Asda retrofit Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:48:50 GMT
A-Gas Rapid Recovery played a key role in a nationwide refrigerant retrofit involving 110 convenience stores owned by Asda. Operating at night over a six-week period at the former Netto stores, Rapid Recovery worked in partnership with City Building Engineering Services and wholesaler FSW to complete the major refurbishment job on time and with minimum disruption. The timescale presented a challenge [...]

The ACR News Awards 2019 is in full flow Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:14:00 +0100

With the 2019 ACR News Awards opening for entries last month, those that want to be in with an opportunity to win are encouraged to put forward their award-worthy cases. Entries are to be submitted by completing the online entry form before Friday ...

Toshiba hits the road after R32 move Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:48:00 +0100

Toshiba Air Conditioning has held a series of customer events across the UK and Ireland to launch its move to R32 refrigerant for split and multi-split air conditioning systems....

Cooling colleagues feel the heat at Climalife golf day Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:39:00 +0100

Each year, Climalife UK hosts a golf event for customers and colleagues in the cooling industry; this year’s event, held at the Windmill Village Hotel Golf Club in Coventry, took place on 27 June....

Bitzer and Beijer Ref extend partnership Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:31:00 +0100

Wholesaler Beijer Ref and compressor specialist Bitzer have renewed their partnership agreement for the upcoming three years, in a move which ensures the worldwide growth and presence of both companies....

Pump House July newsletter is out now Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:20:00 +0100

Pump House has released its newsletter for July 2018....

Panasonic Pro Awards open for entries Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:11:37 +0000

EUROPE: Panasonic has announced that the third edition of its PRO Awards for cooling and heating installations is now open for entries. The PRO Awards are designed to celebrate excellence in the design, specification, installation and commissioning of Panasonic heating and cooling solutions. With four categories to chose from, architects, consultants, distributors, engineers and installers...

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NASRC a natural choice for supermarkets Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:53:12 +0000

USA: Less than three years since its foundation, a“natural” refrigerants body targeting the US supermarket industry has been its membership grow to 14,000. The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), a California-based environmental non-profit organisation formed in September 2015, announced today that its end-user membership now encompasses nearly 14,000 supermarkets. “The growth of this organisation...

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25th ICR promises to be biggest ever Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:49:58 +0000

FRANCE: The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) says it has received nearly 1000 abstracts for its forthcoming 25th International Congress of Refrigeration. First held in 1908, the International Congress of Refrigeration is now the world’s leading event for research and industry in the HVACR sector, cryogenics included. The next congress is being held from August...

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Toshiba updates VRF design platform Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:40:51 +0000

UK: Toshiba Air Conditioning has launched an updated version of its DesignAirs VRF air conditioning design platform to include a new seasonal performance calculator. DesignAirs enables users to create detailed project drawings, including pipework and equipment specifications, for a variety of building types. The latest generation includes a new seasonal performance calculator that allows designers...

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Public consultation on the strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission today launched a public consultation on a strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction. All interested citizens and stakeholders can send their contributions by 9 October 2018.

Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200

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

EU and China step up cooperation on climate change and clean energy Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The EU and China today reaffirmed their commitment to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement and intensify their cooperation on climate change and clean energy.

Commission to host high-level stakeholder event on EU vision for a modern, clean and competitive economy Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200

On 10-11 July, the European Commission will organise a high-level stakeholder consultation event on the EU’s long-term strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building a prosperous, modern, clean and competitive economy.

EU Regulation on monitoring and reporting of HDV CO2 emissions adopted Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The CO2 emissions of new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) registered in the EU will have to be monitored and reported as of next year, under a new Regulation adopted today.

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:

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.

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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