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News Archive - November 2007

Carrier invests $50m R&D base in India 29 November 2007
Carrier Corp will invest $50m in India during the next three years to build a global R&D centre in the country.

Danfoss warns UK public of fridge and freezer fire risk 27 November 2007
THE Danfoss group is warning the public that domestic refrigerators and freezers with a Danfoss compressor produced in or before 1994 are a possible fire risk.

AC skill preserves nation's written works 26 November 2007
AIR-conditioning is a key contributor to the British Library's £20m Yorkshire depository designed to protect 7 million of the UK's written works.

Bus fleet delivers low blow in Cardiff 26 November 2007
CARDIFF'S schoolchildren may have to use their heads to avoid getting a headache from a low-fitted ac unit on the schoolbus.

Mitsubishi urges pre-winter AC check ups to save energy 21 November 2007
Mitsubishi Electric says regular check ups for heating and cooling systems will save money, energy and ensure they perform well through the winter.

Cool tube plans under review 20 November 2007
PLANS to air-condition the Tube are under threat as TFL works to save money following the collapse and takeover of the tube's former maintenance company Metronet.

AC can reduce sick days caused by high CO2 19 November 2007
SICK days could be reduced and staff productivity raised if the UK's employers tackle high CO2 levels with proper air-conditioning.

Nickl wins European Natural Refrigeration award 16 November 2007
THE brainpower of student Jörg Nickl succeeded in fuelling his path towards claiming the European Natural Refrigeration award.

Cooling views sought for skills review 14 November 2007
THE views of HVAC professionals are wanted to revise the cooling industry's national occupational standards (NOS) and S/NVQs.

Thermofrost's MD named Boss of the year 13 November 2007
PHILIP Sloper, md of Thermofrost Cryo has been named Boss of the Year by Executive PA magazine.

Boreholes to cool MPs' hot air at Westminster 13 November 2007
HAVING given up on the idea of using hot air emitted by politicians to power the Houses of Parliament, a new plan suggests using a borehole to cool air in debating chambers.

SAS gains more ground in Ireland 12 November 2007
SAS INTERNATIONAL is opening new offices and warehouses in Dublin as part of its expansion plans to stock more products for the Irish market.

Worthington Nicholls to make Beart CEO 09 November 2007
THE management of Worthington Nicholls is to be handed to Simon Beart and his team, before its general meeting on December 6.

Slow growth in UK AC equipment market 07 November 2007
The UK air-conditioning equipment market will rise by 1% only in 2007, taking the market value to £688.6m, according to a report by Market and Business Development.

UK's refrigeration champion in Skills Olympics 06 November 2007
THE UK's refrigeration hopes are pinned on Matthew Lander, the nation's bright, young refrigeration engineer tasked with winning this coveted category at World Skills.

Daikin's recycling up for global green award 02 November 2007
DAIKIN UK’s recycling scheme has been shortlisted in the World Business Green Awards for the ‘Best Leadership Driving Change’ category.

LG expects 50% rise in ac sales by 2010 01 November 2007
THE world's no.1 maker of air-conditioners, LG Electronics, expects a 50% rise in commerical ac sales by 2010, following its plans to expand its energy solutions business.

Editors Comment: An open letter to the EC 01 November 2007
Dear European commissioners / parliamentarians,

I was gratified to see that you took on board my heartfelt comments in the September issue of this magazine regarding the imperial and metric system and the fact that I felt that both could now quite happily co-exist.

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