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News Archive - August 2006

MHI transfers commercial ac to China and Thailand 14 August 2006
MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries is to transfer its commercial packaged air conditioning production to factories in China and Thailand

Industry faces two shows in same year 14 August 2006
THE acr industry, a significant sector of which has argued against an annual international show, now faces the prospect of two shows within weeks of each other in the same year following a falling out between the VDKF, owners of the IKK show, IKK organiser NurnbergerMesse and a group of influential exhibitors.

DEFRA revises greenhouse figures 14 August 2006
DEFRA'S revision of its 1990-2004 methane emission estimates for the UK has had a small effect on the overall UK greenhouse gas emission estimates.

$165,000 fine for CFC emissions 14 August 2006
THE New York City Transit Authority is to pay $165,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the US government alleging that it failed to repair air conditioning systems on its subway cars in a timely manner.

Hot times drive cooling sales 01 August 2006
THE pronounced effect of the weather on UK air conditioning sales is highlighted in a new report from MBD covering the period 2001-2005.

Comments sought on energy directive 01 August 2006
THOSE involved in the air conditioning industry are invited to comment and contribute to a study supporting the European Energy-using Products Directive
The Directive is intended to help consumers distinguish between products with higher or lower environmental impacts. It covers a range of product types, including air conditioners.

Cool guide to employment law 01 August 2006
THE HVCA has launched a guide to employment law and personnel management practice specifically aimed at businesses in the hvacr sector.

Heat pump is 3x more efficient 01 August 2006
A GROUND-SOURCE heat pump system is said to have has proved itself to be over 300% more efficient than a chiller/boiler combination in trials carried out by Mitsubishi Electric.

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