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News Archive - August 2013

Consider a career in Building Services Engineering 30 August 2013
As students receive their exam results this summer, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is encouraging them to consider a career in the fast developing sector of building services engineering.

Refrigerated trucks to keep their cool with fuel cell technology 30 August 2013
Grocery merchants in Texas, California and New York will soon have ice cream, frozen foods and fresh produce delivered by tractor trailers whose refrigeration units are powered by fuel cells, a clean technology that makes energy silently and with dramatically reduced emissions.

Ammonia leak at refrigeration plant in China 28 August 2013
Ammonia gas leaked from a refrigeration plant in Xiamen’s mainland Xiang’an District last week.

France lifts Mercedes ban 28 August 2013
France's Conseil d'Etat yesterday lifted a ban on selling Mercedes vehicles which use R134a.

Toyota reverts to R134a to appease customers 28 August 2013
Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has announced that it is using R134a instead of R1234yf amid safety concerns raised by its customers.

Climate Center supports ACR News Awards 28 August 2013
Climate Center has become the latest big name to support the industry’s foremost Awards event.

B&ES survey reveals growing business confidence 27 August 2013
Research among members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has revealed an improvement in market conditions over the past six months, with more firms experiencing an increase in orders and enquiries.

Closing the performance gap 22 August 2013
Discussion across the industry is focussing on closing the performance gap between design intentions and real operational energy use. The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has just issued new guidance on how to address operational energy use at the design stage.

Contractors urged to profit as students turn away from University 20 August 2013
Career Academies UK is urging those contractors working in the fields of air conditioning, heating and ventilation to take advantage of the fact that there are many bright 'A' level students who lack the financial means, but not the aptitude, to go to university.

McLean hands the reins to Anderson at Capital 20 August 2013
After more than 40 years in the refrigeration industry, 17 of those at the helm of Capital Cooling, Alister McLean has chosen to stand down as managing director handing over the reins to James Anderson.

ACR Show retains Neil Everitt 19 August 2013
Veteran editor Neil Everitt has been retained as editorial consultant on the ACR Show 2014 as well as ACR News magazine. He will work alongside publishing and event director Jan Thorpe and recently appointed editor Lynn Sencicle.

Strong growth for Toshiba 16 August 2013
Toshiba Air Conditioning, a division of Toshiba Carrier UK, has reported continuing strong growth in sales despite challenging UK market conditions.

BSRIA endorses AHR Expo 14 August 2013
BSRIA has announced that it has signed an Endorsing Association Agreement with AHR Expo in the US.

Bitzer is a sponsor of the WorldSkills 2013 13 August 2013
Leipzig was the venue for the 42nd WorldSkills, the world’s largest and longest-standing international skills competition. 1,100 young skilled workers and trainees from 56 countries competed in 46 disciplines.

Construction Bounces Back in Q2 12 August 2013
The latest Construction Trade Survey, published today, shows that conditions in Q2 improved across all construction sectors and throughout the supply chain.

Another 1234ze based blend receives ASHRAE designtion 12 August 2013
Mexichem Fluor’s HFO-refrigerant blend AC6 has now joined AC5 in gaining recognition from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Bitzer opens new plant in Atlanta 12 August 2013
Bitzer US has been manufacturing products in Atlanta for the North American market since 2005. Growth in output has been very positive, with annual production levels increasing tenfold by 2012. Having reached its capacity, the company therefore decided to construct a new company building in the immediate vicinity of the existing factory.

IoR Conference takes a lead on the future of refrigerant use 09 August 2013
On 2 December the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) is calling together members and industry representatives to explore the linked themes of refrigerant containment, efficiency and reliability.

PACAIR and Mitsubishi Electric renew contract 06 August 2013
Mitsubishi Electric has renewed its five-year rolling contract with bespoke design and air conditioning supplier PACAIR following the company’s on-going success as an official Value Added Reseller (VAR).

Emerson to present at Baltimore conference 06 August 2013
Emerson Climate Technologies has announced that Rajan Rajendran, vice president, engineering services and sustainability, has been selected to lead a session that will help the supermarket and food service industries navigate new regulations and select appropriate choices among 'greener' alternatives at the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) Energy & Store Development Conference.

CDL doubles Warrington operation 06 August 2013
Cool Designs (CDL) has doubled the size of its operation in Warrington by acquiring premises next to its existing site at Cranford Court.

CIBSE highlights contractors 06 August 2013
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has announced the categories for its Building Performance Awards 2014.

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