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News Archive - October 2013

HFC phase out fizzles out in Bangkok 30 October 2013
Progress towards phasing out HFCs was curtailed at the annual Montreal Protocol summit in Bangkok, which took place last week.

Reducing corporate property energy costs 30 October 2013
A conference run by the BRE Trust's online news portal Building4change.com is set to tackle the questions, challenges and practical options for improving energy efficiency across corporate property portfolios.

Integral integrates WR 30 October 2013
WR Refrigeration, which went into administration last week, has seen key parts of the business bought out by Integral.

BSRIA publishes new water treatment guide 28 October 2013
BSRIA has launched the Water Treatment for Closed Heating and Cooling Systems guide.

MDS visits Rotherham as part of UK Tour 25 October 2013
The Motor Driven Systems Conference visited Rotherham on Wednesday in the second of five UK dates aimed at helping industry professionals generate financial savings from motor driven apparatus.

Government launches Balance of Competence Review on Energy 25 October 2013
The government has today published a call for evidence on the balance of competence between the United Kingdom and the European Union on energy.

Local training aids business fitness for DCI 25 October 2013
With vocational training at the heart of its employee development, DCI Refrigeration & Electrical is sending six employees back to local colleges this Autumn to continue their City & Guilds qualifications in refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical disciplines.

Steady growth and rising optimism among manufacturers 25 October 2013
Optimism among UK manufacturers rose at the fastest rate since April 2010 as orders and output continued to grow steadily in the three months to October.

MDS visits Rotherham as part of UK Tour 25 October 2013

The Motor Driven Systems Conference visited Rotherham on Wednesday in the second of five UK dates aimed at helping industry professionals generate financial savings from motor driven apparatus.


New technologies and legislation updates top seminar bill at ACR Show 25 October 2013
Seminars on the latest ground-breaking cooling technologies, and vital changes in the law affecting the industry, are among the hot topics to be covered in the ACR Show 2014 seminars, the programme for which has now been published.

Time to add value to customers’ businesses 25 October 2013
Porkka UK is calling for catering equipment suppliers to do more to support their customers’ businesses by listening to their requirements and ensuring they provide the right solutions.

Cupori celebrates with Dean & Wood 25 October 2013
Cupori, formerly Outokumpu has reached a 50-year milestone in the supply of refrigeration copper tube into the United Kingdom.

Construction adds to UK economic growth 25 October 2013
Today’s GDP figures, published by the ONS, highlight that the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the third quarter of 2013 and construction grew 2.5% over the same period.

Mobile block ice for agricultural communities 25 October 2013
GHANA: Australian business man Mr. James Appiah has signed a contract with KTI for the supply of a mobile block ice plant for the Kingdom Ice Center in Accra, Ghana.

COA fights counterfeit gases with new database 25 October 2013
The Container Owners Association (COA) has created a database of refrigeration machinery repair / service companies around the world in an effort to reduce the likelihood of counterfeit refrigerants being used to service equipment.

New managing director for Hotchkiss 25 October 2013

As a further stage in the development of Hotchkiss Air Supply (HAS), Phil Johnson has been appointed managing director and will join the business on the 4 November 2013.


Time to add value to customers’ businesses 25 October 2013

Porkka UK is calling for catering equipment suppliers to do more to support their customers’ businesses by listening to their requirements and ensuring they provide the right solutions.


Cupori celebrates with Dean & Wood 25 October 2013
Cupori, formerly Outokumpu has reached a 50-year milestone in the supply of refrigeration copper tube into the United Kingdom.

Construction adds to UK economic growth 25 October 2013

Today’s GDP figures, published by the ONS, highlight that the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the third quarter of 2013 and construction grew 2.5% over the same period.


Mobile block ice for agricultural communities 25 October 2013
GHANA: Australian business man Mr. James Appiah has signed a contract with KTI for the supply of a mobile block ice plant for the Kingdom Ice Center in Accra, Ghana.

COA fights counterfeit gases with new database 25 October 2013
The Container Owners Association (COA) has created a database of refrigeration machinery repair / service companies around the world in an effort to reduce the likelihood of counterfeit refrigerants being used to service equipment.

Local training aids business fitness for DCI 25 October 2013

With vocational training at the heart of its employee development, DCI Refrigeration & Electrical is sending six employees back to local colleges this Autumn to continue their City & Guilds qualifications in refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical disciplines.


Steady growth and rising optimism among manufacturers 25 October 2013
Optimism among UK manufacturers rose at the fastest rate since April 2010 as orders and output continued to grow steadily in the three months to October.

Government launches Balance of Competence Review on Energy 25 October 2013
The government has today published a call for evidence on the balance of competence between the United Kingdom and the European Union on energy.

WR Refrigeration 23 October 2013

Retail refrigeration and air conditioning supplier WR Refrigeration has gone into administration.


WR Refrigeration 23 October 2013
Retail refrigeration and air conditioning supplier WR Refrigeration has gone into administration.

One Angel Square scoops RICS Project of the Year 21 October 2013
RICS has today named Manchester's One Angel Square as Project of the Year at the RICS Awards Grand Final held at the Savoy Hotel in London.

SkillPIPE finalists announced 21 October 2013
The five competitors who will compete in the 2013 SkillPIPE UK final have been named following two challenging semi-finals earlier this year.

Daikin Europe NV celebrates fortieth anniversary 21 October 2013
Daikin Industries opened its European headquarters in Ostend exactly forty years ago. Since 1973, the resort town has served as a key hub for the international activities of the Japanese climate control specialist.

Toyota announces voluntary recall in the US 21 October 2013
Toyota Motor Sales, USA has announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 803,000 model year 2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and Venza vehicles due to a problem with the air conditioning condenser unit housing.

The CIBSE ASHRAE Young Engineer Awards winners announced 21 October 2013
William Holley, a graduate building services engineer with Buro Happold has been named the CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year 2013.

Optimum Group Services wins contract with the Wellcome Trust 21 October 2013
Global charitable foundation, the Wellcome Trust, has selected Optimum Group Services to deliver hard services across their London-based buildings.

DuPont demands closure 21 October 2013
DuPont is calling on German and European Union authorities to quickly bring closure to questions about safety related to HFO-1234yf.

HVAC drives training course gets CPD approval 21 October 2013
Engineers involved with the use of variable-speed drives in the building services sector can now get a free one hour energy efficiency seminar from ABB that counts towards their continuous professional development (CPD).

Construction to Boost UK Economic Growth 21 October 2013
The Construction Products Association (CPA) is anticipating growth of 19.0% for the £111 billion construction industry by 2017. This is an upward revision from the summer, reflecting an increase in activity, which will boost UK GDP by an additional £20bn.

Viessmann acquires Norpe and expands refrigeration offer 16 October 2013
The Viessmann Group has acquired commercial refrigeration specialist Norpe for an undisclosed sum.

HSE fines air conditioning firm after apprentice falls through ceiling 15 October 2013
Air conditioning firm Select Air Services has been fined £10,000 by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) after an apprentice engineer fell three metres through a fragile plasterboard ceiling and broke his arm.

Sales restructure for BAC Balticare 11 October 2013
Baltimore Aircoil has reorganized its European sister and service company Balticare.

Private Housing Fuels Construction Growth 11 October 2013
The latest figures from ONS published today confirmed that the construction industry is generally improving. Overall, construction output in August was 4.0 per cent higher than it was one year ago.

UK emissions reductions are on track 11 October 2013
The UK is on track to reduce emissions by 34% by 2020 as a result of Government reforms to move to a low-carbon economy.

Rising costs threaten building recovery 11 October 2013
Increases in material and labour costs could pose a serious threat to the fragile recovery in the building industry, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

LG to launch new generation heat recovery and heat pump system 10 October 2013
LG is holding four regional events this November, to launch the new generation of VRF Multi V IV heat recovery and heat pump system.

Samsung VRF systems gain ECA status 10 October 2013
Samsung Electronics has been awarded Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) status by the Carbon Trust for its DVM S Inverter VRF systems.

Mitsubishi Electric renews partnership with Logicool 10 October 2013
Mitsubishi Electric has renewed its ongoing partnership with Logicool Air Conditioning Distribution, following the company's success as an official Value Added Reseller (VAR) and Continued growth in market share by Mitsubishi Electric in all areas of the business.

Ex-Enodis directors invest in Hubbard and Taylor 07 October 2013
HTG Trading, the company that owns Hubbard Ice Systems and Taylor UK, has been bought by two former Enodis and Scotsman Industries directors, Dave McCulloch and Dave Wrench.

Air con systems could be ‘in breach of the law’ 07 October 2013
The Government is in serious danger of killing off the air conditioning inspection regime, according to Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES).

Inta and Zilmet offer trainers top quality products 07 October 2013
Inta and Zilmet are demonstrating a commitment to the next generation of plumbers and installers by offering to supply colleges and training facilities in the UK with a trio of their best-selling products.

Improve energy efficiency of existing buildings with CIBSE 07 October 2013
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published ‘TM53: Refurbishment of non-domestic buildings’, in print and online from the CIBSE Knowledge Portal.

Testing the political will to deliver the green economy 07 October 2013
Mitsubishi Electric’s Sustainable Solutions Manager, Martin Fahey has just completed a tour of the three major political party conferences as part of the Sustainability Hub initiative, which takes the sustainable message to the nation’s policy makers.

100th CO2OLtec Integral System installation in a Swiss SPAR store 07 October 2013
Carrier Kältetechnik Schweizhas achieved a significant milestone with the installation of its 100th CO2OLtec Integral system in the Swiss SPAR supermarket in Schüpfen, which opened its doors in June 2013.

CIBSE and CHPA partnership aims to underpin heat network quality 03 October 2013
CIBSE and CHPA (the Combined Heat & Power Association) have formed a new partnership to develop a new code of practice for heat networks.

NAPIT reacts to Labour's proposals to overhaul Green Deal 03 October 2013
Responding to a speech by Caroline Flint at Labour's recent Party Conference, in which she pledged that Labour would overhaul the Government's Green Deal initiative if they come into power, NAPIT (National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers) says that no rash decisions should be made.

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe launches aircademy training centre 01 October 2013
Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe has launched its newly refurbished aircademy training centre in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

RDM wins international award for pioneering CO2 refrigeration installation in New Zealand store 01 October 2013
Control and monitoring company Resource Data Management (RDM) has won a major international award for its contribution to a pioneering refrigeration project in New Zealand.

NAPIT urges installers to take advantage of construction growth 01 October 2013
Following the latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association indicating an upward trend for the construction industry, NAPIT believes it is the perfect time for installers to consider expansion and use new skills to take advantage of the trend.

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