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Toshiba goes offsite for pioneering hotel build Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT
One of the hotels nearing completion after the modules are shipped back to the UK Toshiba air conditioning systems are being installed offsite in modular construction units in China for shipping to the UK for assembly into new hotels.The manufacturer is working with modular offsite specialist CIMC on the pioneering projects for two major UK and international hotel chains. The first hotels to be constructed by this method are located in London, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. [...]

Sweet solution from Advanced Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:30:00 GMT
Clearing the build-up of fine sugar layers Advanced Engineering believes it is taking problem-solving to the next level with its specification visits to large sites.The visits are designed to identify the most efficient solution to problems and Advanced’s engineers assess the situation to determine the most suitable product from its range.  When no existing solution is available, the company sometimes sets about creating [...]

Career development day for women Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:43:03 GMT
The IOR and Women in RACHP Network is holding a career development training session aimed at women working in RACHP. Hosted on 23 June by Cool Concerns, the session coincides with the International Women in Engineering Day and will include:A practical workshop run by former IOR President Jane Gartshore. This will give participants a unique chance to acquire hands-on experience using the latest alternative refrigerants at the Cool [...]

Dearman showcased at UK-Qatar forum Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:33:00 GMT
The Dearman Engine, which uses the expansion of liquid nitrogen to produce zero emission cold and power, is being exhibited at the UK-Qatar Business and Investment Forum hosted by the UK and Qatari Governments in Birmingham.Dearman is part of the University of Birmingham Energy Capital exhibition to demonstrate world-class UK expertise which can support the Qatari 2030 National Vision. The Forum aims to strengthen and broaden UK-Q [...]

New head of Wales for BESA Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:01:48 GMT
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Cat Griffith-Williams as its new head of Wales, following the retirement of Andrew Marchant.Cat joins from the communications agency Grayling, where she was responsible for its overall strategy in Wales and charged with enhancing the agency’s offer to existing and new clients.  She oversaw public affairs, strategic partnerships and stakeholder relations; [...]

Cable & Wireless: new HVAC technology responsible for over 88% of total efficiency gains Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:06:00 +0100

In late 2014, and though to the middle of 2015, Cable and Wireless (BTC Bahamas) undertook a significant energy saving initiative investment with the aim of reducing total building energy consumption.

Johnson Controls wins Online Initiative of the Year 2017 award Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:54:00 +0100

Johnson Controls has won an award for its EasyParts website, following a dramatic shift among customers to online ordering of spare parts for chillers and air conditioning equipment.

CIAT to showcase innovative cooling and heating solutions Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:43:00 +0100

CIAT has announced the start of its 2017 INTERNATIONAL CIAT TOUR presenting its newest product developments and comprehensive system offerings in more than 70 cities across three continents.

BSRIA welcomes triggering of Article 50 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:59:00 +0100

BSRIA has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Government that it has now triggered Article 50, starting the two-year process for Brexit.

IOR Marks INWED with a career development day Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:24:00 +0100

The IOR and Women in RACHP Network is holding a career development training session aimed at women working in RACHP.

Chemours takes XP40 down Mexico way Wed, 29 Mar 2017 22:33:58 +0000
MEXICO: Super X24, a Mexican retailer with more than 100 convenience stores across Veracruz, plans to convert all of them to lower GWP refrigerant R449A. Marketed by Chemours as Opteon XP40, R449A is designed as a replacement for R22 and R404A for both new equipment and retrofits. Its GWP is 1397, a reduction of some...

Toshiba a pioneer in modular hotel project Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:50:33 +0000
UK: In a ground-breaking initiative, Toshiba air conditioning is being installed offsite in modular construction units in China for shipping to the UK for assembly into prestigious new hotels. The manufacturer is working with leading modular offsite specialist CIMC on the pioneering projects for two major UK and international hotel chains. The first hotels to be...

BSRIA’s Andrew Giles retires Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:26:15 +0000
UK: Andrew Giles, worldwide market intelligence business manager at research and consultancy organisation BSRIA is to retire in April after 32 years with the company. Andrew was recruited by BSRIA in 1985 to start winning and carrying out commercial contracts for the three people in the Bracknell-based company’s statistics and forecasting unit, as it was...

IoR holds womens’ workshop Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:03:43 +0000
UK: The IOR and Women in RACHP Network is holding a career development training session aimed at women working in RACHP. Coinciding with Women in Engineering Day on June 23, the event is being hosted by training company Cool Concerns at its premises in Twyning, near Tewkesbury. The practical workshop run by Cool Concerns owner...

Commissioner Arias Cañete in China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will visit the People's Republic of China, from 29 March to 2 April. During his visit, he will hold political talks in Beijing and visit clean energy projects in Hebei province and the city of Ningbo in South Eastern China.

On 3 April 2017 the European Commission will release verified EU ETS emissions data and compliance information for 2016 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Commissioner Cañete and Minister McKenna reaffirm commitment to address climate change Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

March 2, 2017 – Ottawa, Canada

EU Emissions Trading System: Council deal paves way for negotiations with Parliament Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100

EU environment ministers today reached an agreement in support of the revision of the ETS Directive for the period after 2020.

Temporary suspension of the Union Registry for software upgrade on 1st of March Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100

From Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:00 CET until 13:00 CET access to the Union Registry will be suspended to undertake a software upgrade.




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.

ASHRAE Enhances eLearning Catalog, Launches New Courses on Professional Ethics and Controlling Moisture in Buildings Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:30:49 GMT
ATLANTA - ASHRAE has added two new courses to its eLearning Center catalog ...

ASHRAE Awards More Than $118,000 to Fund 26 Undergraduate Projects in Eight Countries Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:04:14 GMT
ATLANTA - ASHRAE announced today its 2017 Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants - which encompasses a group of 26 undergraduate projects led by students from around the world ...

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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