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News Archive - December 2013

Daikin to unveil major breakthrough in air conditioning technology at ACR Show 18 December 2013
Daikin UK will use the ACR Show 2014 as the launch pad for a major breakthrough in HVAC technology, which it says will have "important implications for energy efficiency, running costs and occupant comfort".

Honeywell invests in US R1234yf production 18 December 2013
Honeywell and some of its key suppliers are investing around $300m in increase production capacity for R1234yf in the United States.

Airedale - a family affair 18 December 2013
Airedale International Air Conditioning, has always enjoyed a 'family' culture and, with three pairs of brothers employed in its service division alone, it really is a family affair.

Wolseley UK appoints new multichannel director 18 December 2013
Jeremy Maxwell has been appointed multichannel director at Wolseley UK.

Product Launch 17 December 2013

Airedale International on ‘double whammy’ shortlist for ACR News Awards 2014 17 December 2013

Airedale International on ‘double whammy’ shortlist for ACR News Awards 2014

Airedale International on 'double whammy' shortlist for ACR News Awards 2014 17 December 2013
Airedale International Air Conditioning, has been shortlisted for the ACR News Awards 2014 in two separate categories.

EU agrees partial ban of HFCs 17 December 2013
Yesterday (16 December), the European Union agreed a tentative deal to partially ban the use of a group of the super greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air-conditioning.

Winner of ACR Trainee of the Year Awards revealed 16 December 2013
The winner of the ACR Trainee of the Year Award 2013 was announced on 12 December at a special luncheon held at the Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.

Survey reveals cautious confidence over future of retail building industry 16 December 2013
Built environment job board has revealed that 37% of professionals are uncertain about the prospects of the retail building industry. This follows a 7% drop in retail projects starts during 2013, according to industry analysts Glenigan.

Daikin UK adds weight to ACR News Awards 16 December 2013
Daikin UK is the latest big name to add its support to the ACR News Awards by taking up the sponsorship of the Environmental Initiative Award.

FSW and Aspen Pumps announce promotion winners 16 December 2013
FSW, in collaboration with Aspen Pumps, has recently handed out one of eight prizes to lucky winners.

B&ES presents Peter Hoyle with Distinguished Service Award 16 December 2013
Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) past president, Peter Hoyle, has become only the sixth person in the association's 109-year history to receive its Distinguished Service Award.

Commercial real estate lending market becomes more competitive 16 December 2013
According to De Montfort University's Commercial Property Lending Market report, debt held against UK commercial property fell by 2.5% from the end of 2012 to £193bn at mid-year 2013.

ONS reports rise in construction output 16 December 2013
Construction output increased by 2.2% in October compared with September and by 5.3% compared with a year earlier, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Pro-Temp wins Green Gateway award 12 December 2013
Pro-Temp Air Conditioning has received an award from Mitsubishi Electric for its work with Liverpool Football Club, replacing old R22 air conditioning at Anfield, in the first year of the new the Green Gateway Awards.

Judgement day is here! 10 December 2013
The judges have gathered today, and dissected, discussed and debated the entries for the ACR Awards 2014. The standard was very high which made judging particularly difficult, and the judges were "impressed with a lot of the product innovation. It bodes well for the future."

FMB says new fair payment rules will help SMEs 10 December 2013
According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the Government's new fair payment rules will make a real difference to construction SMEs by helping finance flow down through the supply chain.

CPA responds to Government's Autumn Statement 09 December 2013
The Construction Products Association (CPA) says it sees little support for industry in the Government's Autumn Statement.

BOC launches environmentally friendly car refrigerant in UK and Ireland 09 December 2013
BOC has introduced Opteon YF (R1234yf), a new environmentally friendly refrigerant for cars, in the UK and Ireland.

CDL raises money for charities 09 December 2013
CDL's (Cool Designs Ltd) managing director, Darrel Birkett, and sales engineer, Chris Oldroyd, recently took part in a tandem skydive, raising £855 for The Newcastle Chronicle's Sunshine Fund.

Exhibitors rush to book places at the ACR Show 2014 09 December 2013
With just over two months to go before doors open, a flood of exhibitor bookings has confirmed the industry's support for the ACR Show 2014, the UK's only national exhibition dedicated to air conditioning and refrigeration.

Toshiba extends warranty 05 December 2013
Six months after launching its seven-year ‘Total Peace of Mind’ warranty to accredited installers, Toshiba Air Conditioning (a division of Toshiba Carrier UK Limited) has announced it is expanding the 'Total Peace of Mind' scheme to include qualified installers during 2014.

New director at Bitzer GmbH 05 December 2013
Volker Stamer is the new director of stationary products at Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau GmbH in Sindelfingen. He is taking over from Axel Scherrieble, who will be leaving the company at the end of the year.

Regeneration but no rate reforms in Autumn Statement 05 December 2013
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement was presented today, with key measures in place for planning, infrastructure and business rates.

DECC increases support for non-domestic RHI 05 December 2013
The DECC has published the Government response document ‘Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: Improving support, increasing uptake’, which sets out a range of improvements and increased support under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Johnson Controls and Hitachi announce air conditioning joint venture 03 December 2013
Johnson Controls and Hitachi have announced that they have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) through which Johnson Controls will obtain a 60% stake in Hitachi Appliances' global air conditioning business (excluding sales and service operations in Japan and certain other assets).

British Property Federation welcomes new report 03 December 2013
Building Efficiency, a report by the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum and Carbon Connect, has been welcomed by the British Property Federation.

IoR plays key role in new European learning programme 02 December 2013
The Institute of Refrigeration is involved in a new European learning programme called REAL Alternatives that will address skills shortages among technicians working in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector.

Daikin UK plants trees to offset carbon 02 December 2013
Daikin UK has donated funds for almost 10,000 trees to be planted at a wilderness reserve in northern Scotland, as part of its efforts to offset the environmental impact of its business.

FMB backs change to finance scheme 02 December 2013
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has welcomed government plans to adjust the Funding for Lending scheme to better support small businesses.

Manufacturing job creation reaches new high 02 December 2013
KPMG reports that manufacturing job creation is currently at a high thanks to new orders and an increase in production.

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