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News Archive - September 2014

All-star football team achieves new record for Children in Need 29 September 2014

An all-star charity XI, made up of former professionals, television celebrities and leading lights from the air conditioning industry, has achieved a new record in football by playing five matches in five nations in less than 48 hours and raising £20,000 for charity.


Five young women engineers shortlisted for IET award 29 September 2014

Five young female engineers have been shortlisted for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards.


Grässlin invests in R&D and product marketing 24 September 2014

Grässlin, the German manufacturer of energy control solutions, announced that it is investing in its research and development, engineering and product marketing teams in St Georgen, Germany, to meet growing demand from its OEM and distribution customers worldwide.


Thermo King offers new options to reduce emissions from transport refrigeration 24 September 2014

Thermo King has announced that it will offer its transport customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa a choice on how and when to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint.


EIA calls for action to eliminate HFCs at UN Climate Summit 24 September 2014

As global leaders and industry heads gather in New York for the UN Secretary-General’s historic climate summit, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on governments and the private sector to commit to firm action to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).


Ingersoll Rand pledges to cut Greenhouse Gas emissions in half by 2020 24 September 2014

Ingersoll Rand will stand on the global stage this week as part of the Clinton Global Initiative and United Nations Climate Summit to declare the importance of, and its commitment to, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


Team from TF Solutions and Lawton Tubes conquers Snowdon for charity 24 September 2014

Last weekend a team of 16 from TF Solutions and Lawton Tubes joined forces to tackle Mount Snowdon with the aim of raising £1,500 for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust.


LJJ announces internal promotion 24 September 2014

Building services specialist, LJJ, has promoted Steve Poulter to the position of contracts director for its southern region.


Glasgow air conditioning firm gains Investors in Young People award 24 September 2014

Glasgow-based air conditioning firm B-DACS has become one of the first companies in Scotland to achieve a new accreditation recognising its work with young people.


Tickets selling fast for IOR’s 2015 Dinner 24 September 2014

The Institute of Refrigeration will be holding its Annual Dinner on 19 February 2015 at the Grange St Paul's Hotel in London.


RDM acquires Asian operation as global expansion continues 22 September 2014

Resource Data Management has acquired RDM Asia as part of its global growth strategy.


CBI survey says UK manufacturing growth remains strong but orders weaken 22 September 2014

According to the CBI’s latest Industrial trends Survey, UK manufacturers had a mixed month in September, with production continuing to rise steadily but order books deteriorating.


Trane opens first European store 22 September 2014

Trane has opened its first Trane Store in Europe to provide better and quicker solutions to customers’ needs.


CDL launches air conditioning training blitz 22 September 2014

CDL launches air conditioning training blitz Toshiba distributor Cool Designs Ltd, which pioneered online video-based training, is now launching a comprehensive programme of classroom-based courses for air conditioning engineers, consultants and end users.


Aston re-launches website as part of 50th anniversary 22 September 2014

As part of its 50th birthday celebrations, Aston Group, based in Romford, has launched a new website to provide better navigation and clearer visibility of the complete range of building services that it now provides.


JS Humidifiers rebrands as Condair plc 22 September 2014

JS Humidifiers is rebranding to Condair plc from 15 October.


First ASERCOM-certified products at Chillventa 2014 17 September 2014

ASERCOM, the Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers, has created greater transparency in the refrigeration sector with a new certification programme for condensing units.


Integral and ETH link up for national training initiative 17 September 2014

Integral UK Ltd has agreed a partnership with Energy Training Hub (ETH) to offer a comprehensive programme of courses in refrigeration, energy and electrical skills.


ACR Show 2016 set to connect, inspire and engage 17 September 2014

The ACR Show, the UK's only dedicated event for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry returns to the NEC, Birmingham 16-18 February 2016.


DuPont announces full-scale production of HFO-1336mzz 16 September 2014

DuPont Fluorochemicals has announced plans for full-scale production of HFO-1336mzz, the new foam expansion and refrigerant solution based on hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology, to meet growing demand for solutions that reduce global warming potential (GWP) and improve energy efficiency. 


ESTA forms new group 15 September 2014

A new initiative to help organisations reduce energy costs and improve efficiency is being launched at this year’s Energy Event on 16 September.


Cool-Therm acquires AC AirCon 15 September 2014

Cool-Therm has acquired AC AirCon Ltd, the specialist supplier of chiller and compressor parts.


SIRACH event to look at heating and cooling innovation in commercial applications 15 September 2014

On 22 October, the SIRACH Network will meet to explore the topic of heating and cooling innovation in commercial applications.


State of trade survey highlights continuing market improvement 15 September 2014

According to the latest state of trade survey conducted by the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES), business is continuing to improve for its members, with increased order books and enquiries being reported virtually across the board.


UK construction giants meet to discuss the circular economy 15 September 2014

On 17 September construction giants will meet to pool the latest thinking and progress towards adoption of the circular economy in the built environment.


Eaton-Williams names new sales director 11 September 2014

Guy Hutchins has been appointed sales director for the Eaton-Williams Group.


Leeds College of Building launches air conditioning course 11 September 2014

A new refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship course has been launched in Leeds in response to environmental concerns and modern building standards.


J&E International Gold Medal: call for nominations 10 September 2014

The Institute of Refrigeration is calling for nominations for the J&E Hall International Gold Medal.


Government sets out vision for global climate deal 09 September 2014

The Government’s new vision for a global climate deal is published today and explains that prosperity and carbon reduction can go hand in hand to grow the world economy.


The Sure Chill Company names new ceo 09 September 2014

The Sure Chill Company has appointed Marc Evans as its new ceo as it expands its commercial offering and moves to its next phase of international development.


Hydratech employee nominated for award 08 September 2014

Hydratech employee Ricky Owen has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Achiever of the Year accolade at this year’s Welsh Apprenticeship Awards.


CIBSE ASHRAE Young Engineer Awards shortlist revealed 08 September 2014

Nine leading young building services engineers have been shortlisted for the 2014 CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year Award, with six companies in the running to be CIBSE Employer of the Year.


B&ES calls for training support 05 September 2014

At the B&ES President's Luncheon yesterday, president Andy Sneyd spoke passionately about the need for training in the modern construction industry."Being under 50, I'm considered to be a young man by the standards of construction," he said. "...


dpac UK to offer Thermocold range 04 September 2014

dpac UK Ltd has reached an agreement to exclusively distribute Thermocold products to the UK and Ireland.


Trane announces European road shows 04 September 2014

Trane is taking to the road across Europe with its Acceleration Now European Tour through which it will showcase its commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, controls and services to building owners and operators, architects, engineers and contractors in France, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, UK, Ireland and Switzerland.


Big Foot Systems names new technical marketing manager 04 September 2014

Big Foot Systems has appointed Joe Rose as technical marketing manager.


RW acquires Banfield Refrigeration 03 September 2014

RW Refrigeration Wholesale has continued the implementation of its UK growth plan with the acquisition of Banfield Refrigeration.Based in High Wycombe, Banfield Refrigeration was founded in 1981 as family-based wholesaler and distributor of air ...


ACRN Customer Service Award 02 September 2014

Following the successful launch of the Customer Service Award last year, ACR News is once again running this Award online and open to all sectors within the acr industry. This Award is aimed specifically at frontline acr staff - those people on the ...


B&ES names Mark Oakes as head of new department 02 September 2014

Mark Oakes has been appointed to the new post of head of specialist group services and association secretary at the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES), following the retirement of Gareth Keller after 18 years of distinguished service.


Carrier Rental Systems expands UK operation 01 September 2014

Carrier Rental Systems is expanding its UK operations with a major investment at its headquarters in Thorpe, Surrey.


Swegon names new HR and SHEQ director 01 September 2014

Swegon UK Group has appointed Beth Young as human resource and safety, health, environment and quality (HR & SHEQ) director.


CAREL UK figures exceed expectations 01 September 2014

CAREL UK has released its latest figures which reveal significant growth.


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