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Tesco switching 1,200 stores to Honeywell's Solstice N40 Fri, 26 May 2017 09:04:31 GMT
Supermarket giant Tesco is converting more than 1,200 stores in the UK from R-404A to Honeywell's Solstice® N40 refrigerant (R-448A). The move is expected to cut Tesco's carbon footprint by up to 40%, equivalent to removing 70,000 cars from the road over the next three years. In November 2015, Tesco committed to the parties of the United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris  to carbon reduction from refrig [...]

IOR hosts international conference on HFO refrigerants Thu, 25 May 2017 14:44:06 GMT
​An international conference looking at the use of HFO refrigerants will be hosted by the IOR in Birmingham next year.The inaugural IIR International Conference on 2-5 September will bring together global experience on the use of low flammable A2L classification refrigerants. It  will cover essential information for designers, manufacturers, end users and installers about characteristics of lo [...]

Quiet Mark endorsement for Mitsubishi's MSZ-LN Wed, 24 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Mitsubishi Electric’s M Series MSZ-LN wall mounted air conditioning units have been awarded the Noise Abatement Society’s Quiet Mark for their almost silent performance.The MSZ-LN is the first in the company’s range of units utilising the new R32 refrigerant – which has a low global warming potential (GWP).  ​“The Quiet Mark has been awarded to the new MSZ-LN rang [...]

Aggreko's flexible cooling keeps vegetables fresh Tue, 23 May 2017 10:38:28 GMT
Fruit and vegetable supplier Reynolds turned to temperature control and mobile power specialist Aggreko to provide additional cooling capacity for its vegetable packing lines during the summer months. Because temperature integrity is critical to Reynolds they wanted a cooling package capable of delivering a stable 4-5 °C across one of their packing lines – to help maximise the freshness of their produce.  At th [...]

MBO at TEV Tue, 23 May 2017 10:16:53 GMT
YFM Equity Partners has backed the management buy out of  TEV, the leading cooling, refrigeration and heating manufacturer.TEV operates through the bespoke Marstair and Quartz brands. Marstair supplies air conditioning and refrigeration equipment into a variety of end markets, such as retail, leisure, food manufacture and solutions for harsh climates. Quartz focuses on chilled water cooling solutions for commercial, residenti [...]

First IIR International Conference on HFO Refrigerants to be held in Birmingham Thu, 25 May 2017 12:45:00 +0100

The IOR will be hosting the inaugural IIR International Conference on the application of HFO Refrigerants from 2nd to 5th September 2018 in Birmingham.

Jet Environmental appoints sales manager Thu, 25 May 2017 12:14:00 +0100

Jet Environmental, the provider of temperature control solutions for industrial and commercial buildings, has appointed Anthony Nightingale as sales manager.

Tesco switches to Honeywell refrigerant to cut carbon emissions Wed, 24 May 2017 11:18:00 +0100

Honeywell has announced that Tesco, one of the world’s largest supermarket chains, is converting more than 1,200 stores across the UK its Solstice N40 refrigerant in order to meet its carbon reduction commitments.

BESA calls for special sector deal Wed, 24 May 2017 10:55:00 +0100

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) says whoever is in power after the General Election should agree a ‘sector deal’ with the built environment industry that reflects the important role buildings play in human health, well-being and productivity.

Midea officially opens new production line Wed, 24 May 2017 09:54:00 +0100

Earlier this week (22nd May) the official opening ceremony took place for the new production line at the Clivet plant in Feltre (Belluno).

Funding increase for RACHP apprenticeship Sat, 27 May 2017 17:08:57 +0000
UK: The government funding cap for the RACHP EngTech Apprenticeship has been increased up to £18,000 (Band 12) with an additional £2,000 funding for younger or disadvantaged apprentices. The announcement by the Institute of Refrigeration follows a review prompted by the Employer Group and evidence from colleges of anticipated delivery costs. The new rate is...

Daikin announces more R32 courses Sat, 27 May 2017 12:57:34 +0000
UK: Daikin UK has released dates and details for its next round of R32 training courses. The course, entitled R32 System Installations – Are you ready?, is designed to provide all you need to know about installing R32 Systems. This includes an update on the F-gas regulations, an understanding of the properties of R32, relevant...

Lennox CU with dual compressors Sat, 27 May 2017 12:33:25 +0000
FRANCE: Lennox EMEA has introduced a range of condensing units with dual compressors that can be used with a number of existing and lower GWP refrigerants. The DUO CU is a range of encased condensing units comprising 25 models for medium and low temperature applications. The DUO CU MT is compatible with R404A, R134a, R407F...

Golf sponsorship drives awareness Fri, 26 May 2017 17:38:00 +0000
UK: Mitsubishi Electric is again sponsoring the BMW PGA Championship, Europe’s flagship golfing tournament, currently underway at the Wentworth Club in Surrey. As the official cooling and heating partner of the event, Mitsubishi Electric Europe and its customers have been enjoying the fantastic weather the tournament has brought. Key customers also took part in the...

Running for the climate: EU staff to take part in Brussels 20km race Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Around 40,000 runners will take part in this year's '20km of Brussels' race on Sunday 28 May – and among them will be many staff members from the European Union institutions.

EU welcomes steady progress on Paris Agreement implementation at UN climate talks Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Tangible progress was made on a number of elements for implementation of the Paris Agreement at a conference of the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC), held on 8-18 May 2017 in Bonn, Germany.

CO2 emissions from new vans sold in Europe continued to decrease in 2016 Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200

New light commercial vehicles sold in the EU in 2016 emit 4.5 g less carbon dioxide (CO2)/km than those sold in 2015, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. This is the highest annual reduction since 2013.

EU and 79 African, Caribbean, Pacific countries in joint push to defend and implement global climate deal Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The European Union and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries, who together make up more than half of the signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, today reaffirmed their strong and steadfast commitment to full implementation of the agreement, urging all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.

Emissions trading: emissions fall in 2016 Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Emissions of greenhouse gases from all operators covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) are estimated to have decreased by approximately 2.6%[1] in 2016.

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.

Last Call for ASHRAE Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Savings Tue, 23 May 2017 12:39:26 GMT
Last Call for ASHRAE Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Savings

ASHRAE Learning Institute Announces Course Offerings for 2017 Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif. Tue, 02 May 2017 18:10:43 GMT
ATLANTA - The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) has announced the 10 courses that will be offered during ASHRAE's 2017 Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

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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