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Making systems easier to read Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Ben Bartle-Ross of Mitsubishi Electric explores new monitoring software that shows live data. Here’s an idea. What if you could see a live representation of a VRF system? One that showed which systems are in heating, cooling or switched off.As a manufacturer, we have always been willing and able to share the raw data from our systems but in reality, you had to have good working knowledge of our range of products to full [...]

Dean & Wood switches to MHI Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:55:24 GMT
Beijer Ref UK has now secured exclusive distribution rights with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for all its UK businesses, with the announcement that Dean & Wood will switch brands from Mitsubishi Electric in the New Year. Air Creation, the specialist VRF distributor, will merge into 3DPlus, Beijer Ref UK's joint venture with MHI.John Billson, managing director of Beijer Ref UK & Ireland, said: [...]

Picture gallery: ACR Trainee of the Year Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:45:39 GMT

Backing for action on late payments Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:18:51 GMT
Paul Uppal MP in conversation with Alexi Ozioro at the BESA National Conference​ A report from the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee has backed the building engineering industry’s calls for tougher action on late payment.The committee, which carried out an inquiry into small business and productivity, has urged the government to introduce statutory requirements to pay within 30 [...]

Tom Woolston is ACR Trainee of the Year Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:59:01 GMT
Tom Woolston, centre, Oliver Drury, front left, and Tom Fearon, front right, and finalists at the ACR Trainee of the Year Awards Industrial refrigeration apprentice Tom Woolston of Star Refrigeration was named ACR Trainee of the Year 2018 at the annual awards ceremony at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.Oliver Drury of JD Cooling was runner-up and Tom Fearon of Source BioScience highly commended.The judges paid tribute to the high standard of entries this year and seven other finalists were [...]

BSRIA publishes smart building tech report Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:04:00 +0000

BSRIA has launched its new white paper entitled Megatrends: Smart Building Technology....

Hanwell makes triple appointment Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:55:00 +0000

Hanwell Solutions, a leading manufacturer of wireless environmental monitoring solutions, has made three new senior level appointments to underpin its reputation for the consistent supply of technically superior British-made products....

Honeywell makes use of F-Gas quota easier Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:44:00 +0000

Honeywell has launched a range of services to make it easier for companies around the world to maximise the value of their European Union F-Gas refrigerant quota....

BPMA has a new president Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:37:00 +0000

Richard Harden, managing director of Wilo UK, has been announced as the new president of the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA)....

Grade A-listed building gets a breath of fresh air thanks to Waterloo Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:11:00 +0000

Five hundred staff have moved into a flagship council office building in Dumbarton following a £15.4m refurbishment....

Business Edge offers tools Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:39:58 +0000

UK: Hampshire-based Business Edge, best known as an air conditioning and refrigeration training provider, has launched a dedicated tools division. A new e-commerce website will offer a range of selected premium brands including Bosch, Yellow Jacket, Advanced Engineering, Testo, Imperial and TIF. The offering includes gauge manifold sets, recovery machines, vacuum pumps, hand tools and test...

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Lu-Ve to acquire Alfa Laval business Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:00:57 +0000

SWEDEN: Alfa Laval is to sell major parts of its commercial/industrial air heat exchanger business to Italian company Lu-Ve for around €66m. The AL Air products form the major part of Alfa-Laval’s Greenhouse division, which was established in 2016, along with a few other selected product groups, to give it the best possible conditions to...

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Shop-Equip in administration Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:50:23 +0000

UK: Mansfield-based commercial catering equipment supplier Shop-Equip has gone into administration. A statement on the company’s website blames the current economic climate. Shop-Equip was established in 1989 as a regional retail equipment supplier and swiftly evolved to become a leading UK distributor of commercial catering equipment, commercial refrigeration, retail equipment and shopfitting supplies. Its broad...

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Haug joins Güntner Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:18:36 +0000

GERMANY: Former Beijer Ref Germany MD Martin Haug has joined heat exchanger manufacturer Güntner as managing director for sales and marketing in EMEA. Haug, who has over 25 years of experience in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, resigned as Beijer Ref Deutschland MD in October after six and a half years in the role....

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COP24 side event: European strategic vision for long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The European Commission will host a series of side events on strategies and perspectives for long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction on 12-13 December at the UN climate change conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.

EU steps up support to the Adaptation Fund Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The EU and its Member States are stepping up voluntary contributions to the Adaptation Fund, helping developing countries build resilience and adapt to climate change.

Draft delegated Decision on the carbon leakage list for 2021-2030 open for stakeholder feedback Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100

A draft delegated act establishing a list of sectors and subsectors deemed at risk of carbon leakage for the 2021-2030 EU ETS trading period has been published on the Better Regulation Portal for a 4-week stakeholder feedback period. It will be open until 2 January 2019.

2019 auction calendars of the common auction platform published Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) published today its 2019 calendars for the auctions of general and aviation allowances in its capacity as common auction platform.

Poland’s 2019 auctions to include some allowances not used for power sector modernisation Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Poland has informed the Commission about its intention to auction 55.8 million allowances from the volume of free allowances under the derogation from full auctioning for the power sector (Article 10c of the ETS Directive) and which have not been allocated in the period 2013-2017.

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: