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Flexible coldrooms from Williams Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:10:26 GMT
Williams Refrigeration says its new modular dual temperature coldrooms offer a  flexible solution when kitchen space is at a premium.The coldrooms are available in a range of options, including different floors, doors and refrigeration systems, ande modular design allows operators to make maximum use of space. Both fresh and frozen products can be stored in a single room, which can also be located outside if required.&nb [...]

New sales manager for Hitachi Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:03:56 GMT
John James Officer, Hitachi Hitachi Cooling & Heating has appointed John James Officer as area sales manager for Scotland and the north east of England.He joins from Manchester-based HVAC contractor Thermatic, following seven years with Capital Cooling. He said: “Now is a very exciting time to join Hitachi as not only are they a well-known brand in the industry with very good equipment, but even [...]

NRGS trophy time for Richard Dawson Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:54:06 GMT
NRGS captain Gary Hall presents the ACR Journal Trophy to Richard Dawson of Airkool Gary Hall with runner-up Gary Smith of Oceanair UK Richard Dawson of Airkool won the ACR Journal Trophy on the NRGS golf day at Selby, with Gary Smith of Oceanair UK taking second place.NRGS captain for 2019, Gary Hall of TQ Environmental, won the 18-hole event, sponsored by ISD. [...]

Samsung launches full R32 range Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:58:20 GMT
Samsung has announced a 'progressive switch' to R32 refrigerant across its entire residential and light commercial air conditioning split system ranges.The announcement follows last year's launch of R32 residential wall-mounted systems. The process has now been completed by covering the entire split system range, including its award-winning Wind-free products. Perry Jackson, head of air conditioning [...]

Mike Smith honoured by BSRIA Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:54:29 GMT
Mike Smith of BSRIA Engineering director Mike Smith has been made an Honorary Member of BSRIA, only the 11th such honour in the 64-year history of the association.The award recognises what BSRIA describes as 'an extraordinary contribution to the association and the independent promotion of best practice in the building services industry'. Smith joined BSRIA in September 1988 to run The Maintenance Ce [...]

Mike Smith takes home Alan Moor Award Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0000

BSRIA’s engineering director Mike Smith, who was recently made an honorary member of BSRIA, has been awarded the ACR News Alan Moor Award....

Güntner’s GPC turns 20 Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:51:00 +0000

The Güntner Product Calculator (GPC) has now been setting standards in industry for 20 years as the tool of choice for quickly and easily designing a heat exchanger....

Waterloo puts contingency plans in place for Brexit Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:43:00 +0000

Waterloo Air Products has developed a programme to strengthen its supply arrangements, in order to reduce possible disruption as the UK plans to leave the EU....

IIR and ASHRAE define five refrigeration keywords Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:40:00 +0000

For over a year, a group of experts from the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have been working together to establish common definitions of five ...

LG welcomes FETA updates on flammables Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:30:00 +0000

LG Electronics has welcomed news from the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) relating to guidance on compliance with dangerous substance regulations to ensure worker safety when handling a growing number of flammable refrigerant ...

Plaque commemorates Joule’s energy Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:48:33 +0000

UK: The 200th anniversary of the birth of physicist James Prescott Joule is to be commemorated with the unveiling of a plaque in Sale, Cheshire, next month. The English physicist, mathematician and thermodynamics pioneer, who gave his name to the unit of energy, was born on December 24, 1818 in Sale.  He worked with Lord …

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Aspen wins innovation award Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:48:20 +0000

UK: Aspen Pumps has been recognised for its product innovation, growth and business achievement at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards. The awards, announced at a black-tie event at the Effingham Park Hotel on Thursday evening, were presented to companies operating within the Gatwick Diamond, a loosely defined economic area surrounding Gatwick Airport. Aspen Pumps won …

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Bitzer adds bus air conditioning courses Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:02:33 +0000

GERMANY: Compressor manufacturer Bitzer has introduced training for bus air conditioning using its Roadstar compressors.

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Lu-Ve sees profits rise 156.3% Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:44:45 +0000

ITALY: In a year when sales rose 13.6% to €306.9m, heat exchanger manufacturer Lu-Ve saw net profits soar by 156.3% to €16.1m in 2018. The latest financial statement from the Italian manufacturer reports that turnover exceeded the €300m threshold for the first time, a significant improvement on 2017’s €270m. Adjusted EBITDA reached €38.4m, an increase …

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Commission organises international Carbon Market Workshop in Florence, Italy Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:00:00 +0100

For the third consecutive year, carbon market experts from around the globe met yesterday in Florence to gain insight and exchange experiences related to the development and the day-to-day operation of emissions trading systems.

On 1 April 2019 the European Commission will release verified EU ETS emissions data and compliance information for 2018 Mon, 18 Mar 2019 01:00:00 +0100

On 1 April 2019 at 12:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST), the European Commission will grant unlimited access to installation-level 2019 verified emissions data on the European Union Transaction Log (EUTL) website. The data will also be published at the same time in an Excel spreadsheet on the Union Registry page of this website. Access to this data will be granted irrespective of the amount of data available. No aggregate data or interpretation will be made available.

EU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on funding for the environment and climate action Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:00:00 +0100

The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and Council on the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action, as part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027.

Towards a climate-neutral Europe: EU invests over €10bn in innovative clean technologies Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The Commission is today announcing an investment programme worth over €10 billion for low-carbon technologies in several sectors to boost their global competitiveness. Innovative climate action has a range of benefits for the health and prosperity of Europeans with an immediate, tangible impact on people’s lives – from the creation of local green jobs and growth, to energy-efficient homes with a reduced energy bill, cleaner air, more efficient public transport systems in cities, and secure supplies of energy and other resources.

Clean mobility: Putting an end to polluting trucks. Commission welcomes first-ever EU standards to reduce pollution from trucks Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The European Parliament and the Council today reached provisional agreement on a Regulation setting, for the first time in the EU, strict CO2 emission standards for trucks.

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: