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​Energy efficiency in focus at Climalife event Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:36:24 GMT
Back, from left, Dave Richards (Climalife), Colin Anderson, Karl Roberts (both Bacharach), Neil Roberts (Chemours), Pawel Wisnik (Honeywell). Front, Bert-Jan Hermsen (Mobil Exxon), Allan Harper (Climalife), Peter Dinnage (Climalife) and Mark Hughes (Chemours) A strong focus on the importance of energy efficiency and a rare opportunity to compare at first hand the respective offers of refrigerant heavyweights Chemours and Honeywell [...]

Six new apprentices for J & E Hall Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:37:23 GMT
​Grimsby Institute senior training consultant Jason Clark with four new J & E Hall first year apprentices J & E Hall has taken on six new apprentices as it expands its scheme to introduce young people to the business and the refrigeration industry. New first year apprentices working in the service business are Jack Blackmore (Cardiff), Scott Pyne (Manchester) Jonathan Burns (Glasgow) and Isacc Dynes (Southampton). J [...]

Airedale seals Yorkshire double Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:32:58 GMT
From left, Paul Golding, Richard Nicholls and Jeremy Hodgin of Airedale International with the CIBSE Yorkshire Manufacturer of the Year Award 2019 Airedale International Air Conditioning picked up a second award in a matter of weeks as it was named Manufacturer of the Year at the CIBSE Yorkshire Awards. The Leeds-based company enjoyed success in the same category at the recent Yorkshire Post Business in Excellence Awards. The [...]

Coolair lands £300,000 office contract Tue, 19 Nov 2019 09:47:42 GMT
How the new office building at Gloucester Business Park will look Coolair Equipment has secured a contract worth more than £300,000 to provide heating and cooling for a new office development in Gloucester.The company's Cannock office is installing air conditioning with heat recovery to allow simultaneous heating and cooling of different areas of the building forming the new apex of Gloucester Business Park. [...]

Scottish dinner hits new heights Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:51:10 GMT
Julie Murray welcomes guests to the record-breaking IOR Scotland Annual Dinner ​The IOR Scotland Annual Dinner just keeps getting bigger and better...The 40th anniversary event at Glasgow's Crowne Plaza Hotel saw all 490 places snapped up in under five weeks, a new record and a remarkable effort by chairperson Julie Murray and fellow dinner committee members Lizzie Dunlop, Linda McVittie and Norrie Fraser.Donations on the nig [...]

ASHRAE confirms non-flammable refrigerant for industry Fri, 22 Nov 2019 11:56:00 +0000

Honeywell’s new stationary air conditioning refrigerant, Solstice N41, has received the official designation ‘A1’ for R466A by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)....

Skills shortage grows in the construction market Fri, 22 Nov 2019 11:53:00 +0000

An increasing labour shortage is now an undeniable trend in the construction market. Meanwhile, technological developments mean that products and systems are increasing in complexity and, on top of this, older generations of installers are gradually ...

RICS calls on future government to focus on domestic policies Fri, 22 Nov 2019 11:51:00 +0000

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched its General Election 2019 manifesto, calling on the future government to move past Brexit and to overhaul current domestic policies to build a more sustainable country....

Gel Clear tablets reduce maintenance costs Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:57:00 +0000

A recent Sauermann Australasia Gel Clear tablet trial was conducted at a store located in Sydney, NSW. The store has a problematic history of water leaks on the store trading floor....

Chemours files lawsuit in Japan for HFO-1234yf patent infringement Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:26:00 +0000

Chemours has announced today that it is filing a patent infringement lawsuit in Japan against AGC, Inc....

Mechanic fined for possession of illegal R134a refrigerant Fri, 22 Nov 2019 21:05:26 +0000

AUSTRALIA: An auto mechanic in Victoria has been fined an undisclosed amount for being in possession of 26 illegal disposable cylinders of R134a refrigerant. Inspectors from Australia’s Department of the Environment and Energy are said to have executed a search warrant on the mechanic’s business in April this year. During the search, inspectors identified and …

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Lennox launches eComfort chiller on R32 Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:32:49 +0000

NETHERLANDS: Lennox EMEA has officially announced the introduction of its new eComfort range of inverter scroll chillers using lower GWP refrigerant R32. First revealed by the Cooling Post in July, the new chillers are available in sizes from 170 to 400kW, initially in cooling-only models. Heat pump versions will be added in June 2020. These …

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Area takes CO2 condensing indoors Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:32:59 +0000

SPAIN: Area Cooling Solutions has introduced what it claims is the first indoor-based CO2 high-pressure-air ducted condensing unit. The iCool Max CO2 has been designed as a solution for urban retail stores in areas where installations of powerful refrigeration units have become difficult due to regulations.  This new condensing unit is said to be compact …

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AUD2m funding for renewable energy trials Fri, 22 Nov 2019 12:33:57 +0000

AUSTRALIA: A system integrating thermal energy storage with renewable energy for HVACR applications has received AUD2m (€1.22m) in funding from the Australian government. The innovative new cooling technology developed in South Australia by Glaciem Cooling Technologies will be trialled at food, agriculture and tourism businesses to help reduce their energy costs and emissions from heating …

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EU invests €240 million for nature, environment and climate action Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100

This autumn more than 120 new projects will be funded under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action, helping Europe shift to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. Approximately €240 million will go to projects in the fields of nature and biodiversity, environment and resource efficiency, and climate action, mobilising additional investments in these areas.

Five beneficiary Member States opt to transfer additional allowances to the Modernisation Fund Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The Modernisation Fund set up under the revised ETS Directive will more than double compared to the size initially envisaged, following the decision by five beneficiary EU Member States to increase the number of emission allowances they will transfer to the fund.

Auctioning Regulation amendment for phase 4 of the EU ETS published and to enter into force Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100

Today, the delegated regulation amending the ETS Auctioning Regulation to ensure continued successful auctions in phase 4 of the EU ETS (2021-2030) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

2020 auction calendars for aviation allowances published Tue, 05 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) published today the 2020 calendars for the auctions of aviation allowances.

Adoption of the Regulation on adjustments to free allocation of emission allowances due to activity level changes Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The Commission adopts the Regulation on adjustments to free allocation due to activity level changes.

The Commission has reached an important milestone in the preparation for phase 4 of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), starting in 2021 with the adoption of the Regulation setting out the rules on how the free allocation of emission allowances will reflect the changes in the activity of the installations.

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: