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Brymec business development role Thu, 23 May 2019 13:11:26 GMT
Andy Lenton Building services supplier Brymec has appointed Andy Lenton as business development director. He has spent the  last 28 years in the supply industry, working for a major competitor.He said: "Brymec's ambition is to double the business in the next two years and from what I have seen so far from our own branded products to the exceptional customer service we offer I firmly believe we are well placed to achieve this. [...]

Abstract call for Rankine conference Thu, 23 May 2019 12:58:30 GMT
The Institute of Refrigeration has issued a call for abstracts for the IIR International Rankine 2020 Conference - Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation. The event will take place next year at the University of Glasgow,  from 26-29 July, and will include a celebration of the life and legacy of William Rankine. The conference is said to be the first to bring together the disciplines [...]

New project manager for J S Wright Mon, 20 May 2019 09:36:42 GMT
Terry Anderton Mechanical and electrical building services provider J S Wright has appointed Terry Anderton as a mechanical project manager.Working from the London office of the Birmingham-based company, Terry was previously a member of the mechanical and electrical services installation management team for a global construction contractor. With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, the fo [...]

​Coolair boosts children’s charity Mon, 20 May 2019 08:50:39 GMT
Scott Lightfoot from Coolair Equipment (centre) with John Stankevitch and Emma Beaton from Integral UK below the indoor unit in the function room at the Cathie Stankevitch Foundation youth centre in Widnes Manchester-based Coolair Equipment has donated new air conditioning equipment following a plea for help from a charity for disadvantaged youngsters. Coolair teamed up with property maintenance partner Integral UK to support a you [...]

Adande reaches new heights in New York Mon, 20 May 2019 08:15:15 GMT
Adande has supplied refrigerated drawer units to the Wild ink restaurant and bar at the newly developed Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side in New York City. The 5,800 sq ft restaurant and bar is on the fifth floor of 30 Hudson Yards which, at 1,296 feet, is the second tallest building in New York.Wild ink is owned and operated by London-based rhubarb, a provider of luxury culinary events at a variety of iconic arts, sport [...]

Capital Cooling rebrands Mon, 20 May 2019 09:28:00 +0100

Following a refreshed operational focus, Capital Cooling has now launched revitalised branding and a new online platform....

J S Wright appoints mechanical project manager Mon, 20 May 2019 09:20:00 +0100

Leading mechanical and electrical building services provider J S Wright has appointed Terry Anderton as mechanical project manager....

globalFACT tackles refrigeration realities Mon, 20 May 2019 09:16:00 +0100

There is more to consider than low global warming potential (GWP) when considering environmental sustainability. This and other pressing issues are covered in the Refrigerant Realities: Six Things You Need to Know podcast from the Global Forum for ...

Construction suppliers prepared for Brexit Mon, 20 May 2019 09:06:00 +0100

As part of a larger survey which included merchants and other construction industry stakeholders, MRA Research, the specialist research division of MRA Marketing, asked building and home improvement product suppliers what they thought the impact of ...

Incentive Tec secures EPAM contract Mon, 20 May 2019 08:59:00 +0100

Incentive Tec, part of leading independent facilities services company Incentive FM Group, has been awarded a contract by property asset management specialist EPAM to provide a comprehensive range of engineering services across a portfolio of ...

“Cool wood” could take the heat out of buildings Sun, 26 May 2019 12:44:52 +0000

USA: University research groups claim to have developed a new wood-based building material which is able to passively take heat out of homes or offices. Researchers at the University of Maryland and University of Colorado Boulder have created the new material by removing lignin, the key organic polymer that gives wood its strength and colour. …

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Kylie Farrelley appointed to Refrigerant Reclaim Australia Fri, 24 May 2019 06:39:25 +0000

Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA), the product stewardship organisation for the Australian refrigerants industry has named Forane business manager Kylie Farrelley as its new general manager. Farrelley is taking over from Michael Bennett, who will be stepping down in June after serving the organisation since 1997. Refrigerant Reclaim Australia Ltd was formed in 1993 and is …

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Minister warns of tough new rules on payments Thu, 23 May 2019 21:11:00 +0000

UK: The government has warned the construction industry that companies could be excluded from major government contracts if the ignore tough new rules on paying their suppliers on time. In November last year, the minister for implementation, Oliver Dowden, announced that large companies could be prevented from getting major government contracts if they do not …

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EIA calls for better monitoring of ODS emissions Thu, 23 May 2019 17:02:31 +0000

USA: The Environmental Investigation Agency has called for greater monitoring capacity and enforcement of the Montreal Protocol after a new report confirmed large scale emissions of ozone depleting CFC11. A report published yesterday by an international team of atmospheric scientists pinpointed eastern China, in particular the provinces of Shandong and Hebei, as being the source …

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EU celebrates best projects for nature, environment and climate action Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200

During EU Green Week – Europe’s biggest environmental event – the LIFE programme announced the winners of the 2018 LIFE Awards. The three winners come from Italy (Nature category), Spain (Environment category), and Greece (Climate Action category).

Emissions trading: Revised 2019 auction calendars including EEA EFTA volumes published Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) today published the revised 2019 calendars for the auctions of general and aviation allowances in order to include the auction volumes of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EEA EFTA states).

ETS Market Stability Reserve to reduce auction volume by almost 400 million allowances between September 2019 and August 2020 Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200

Forthcoming publication of annual surplus indicator for ETS Market Stability Reserve Mon, 13 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200

On 15 May 2019, after 18:00 / 6 pm CEST, the European Commission will publish the total number of allowances in circulation on the European carbon market.

Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in Berlin for international climate talks Mon, 13 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200

Today and tomorrow, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will be in Berlin to participate in the 10th Petersberg Climate Dialogue, an annual gathering of over 30 ministers from around the world for discussions in support of the UN climate change negotiating process.

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: