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News Archive - February 2017

Last chance to vote! 27 February 2017

Voting for the ACR News Awards has been thick and fast since it opened, but must come to an end. It's the last chance to make your opinion count with tomorrow, 28 February being the last day before voting closes.Who has gone the extra mile for their ...

Report to say education system fails STEM students 27 February 2017

Baker Dearing Educational Trust, the charity that promotes University Technical Colleges, will publish a report tomorrow (28th February) looking at how education fails students in the real world when it comes to careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

J S Wright recognises suppliers with awards 27 February 2017

A specialist pump distributor in Wolverhampton has been named Supplier of the Year by leading building services provider J S Wright for the seventh year running.

IOR celebrates refrigeration stars of 2017 27 February 2017

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has honoured some of the outstanding members of the RACHP industry at its Annual Dinner.

BSRIA publishes Brexit Topic Guide 27 February 2017

BSRIA has launched a Brexit Topic Guide which aims to demystify the issues surrounding the UK's decision to leave the EU.

See new products and engage in fresh debate at The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 27 February 2017

The HVAC & Refrigeration Show will take place from 23-25 January at London’s ExCeL

ThermOzone re-accredited as Carbon Trust supplier 27 February 2017

ThermOzone has achieved successful re-accreditation as a Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier.

Asda Q4 comp sales decline by 2.9% 23 February 2017

Asda’s comp sales fell by 2.9% in the fourth quarter to 31 December 2016, according to parent company Walmart.

Airedale International joins Made in Britain scheme 23 February 2017

Airedale International Air Conditioning has joined the Made in Britain initiative.

Leeds City Council gets grant to tackle polluting refrigeration units 23 February 2017

Leeds City Council has been awarded a major air quality grant from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to help it tackle highly polluting transport refrigeration units.

J S Wright wins £8m Docklands deal 23 February 2017

J S Wright has won a contract worth more than £8m to provide the engineering infrastructure systems for a new high rise development in London’s Docklands.

J & E Hall Gold Medal goes to Thomas Watson 22 February 2017

Thomas Watson has been presented with the Institute of Refrigeration's J & E Hall Gold Medal in recognition of his groundbreaking work to improve the efficiency of chillers and industrial heat pumps.

Drones could soon be vital to every tradesperson’s toolkit 21 February 2017

ConsortiQ, the provider of bespoke and innovative drone solutions for businesses worldwide, believes that drones could soon become a vital part of every tradesperson’s toolkit.

Eurovent signs joint declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy 20 February 2017

The Eurovent Association has co-signed the ‘Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industry strategy’, in which 92 leading sectoral associations call for the EU to implement a determined and coordinated strategy for Europe’s manufacturing sector.

Clean Air Act should support safe havens, says BESA 20 February 2017

According to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), proposals for a new Clean Air Act should include measures supporting the role of buildings as ‘safe havens’ from pollution.

ebm-papst to host data centre energy efficiency and design seminar 20 February 2017

ebm-papst UK is hosting its first seminar in the 2017 energy saving series.

BESA’s new membership director looks ahead 20 February 2017

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) has appointed Wayne Terry, as its new membership director.

Vertiv identifies data centre infrastructure trends for 2017 20 February 2017

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has detailed a number of data centre infrastructure trends to watch in 2017.

Emerson Network Power rebrands and appoints new ceo 20 February 2017

Emerson Network Power has rebranded as Vertiv and has appointed Rob Johnson as its new ceo.

Hubbard Systems showcases icemaker technology 20 February 2017

On 31 January Hubbard Systems took a group of consultants to visit the Scotsman factory in Milan to find out about Scotsman’s latest nugget ice machine technology.

IET engineering scholarships go to more women 20 February 2017

For the first time in the history of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Diamond Jubilee Scholarships, more than half of the recipients of the prestigious engineering scholarship programme are female.

HRS supports Eastleigh College Employer Forum 14 February 2017

Hampshire Refrigeration Society (HRS) is supporting Eastleigh College with its Employer Forum which takes place on Wednesday 22nd February.

ASERCOM celebrates 25 years at annual convention 13 February 2017

More than 80 participants attended ASERCOM’s annual meeting in Brussels on 13th January, to talk, network and exchange ideas.

UK construction growth driven by infrastructure investment 13 February 2017

According to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association (CPA), construction output is expected to grow by 0.8% in 2017, 0.7% in 2018 and 2.2% in 2019.

Dearman to double size of research and development centre 13 February 2017

Clean cold technology firm Dearman is to double the size of its technology centre ahead of further trials of its ground-breaking engine powered by liquid nitrogen.

Honeywell launches video warning about hearing damage 13 February 2017

Honeywell has created a new video to raise awareness of the life-changing consequences of hearing damage.

ACR News Awards 2017: We Need You! 09 February 2017

Once again the trade has engaged with dynamic annual awards programme the ACR News Awards to nominate their top air conditioning and refrigerating companies and individuals of the past 12 months.

Ingersoll Rand set to acquire Thermocold Costruzioni 08 February 2017

Ingersoll-Rand plc is to acquire Thermocold Costruzioni Srl, a privately held Italian company that manufactures and distributes HVAC systems and solutions for residential, commercial and industrial buildings in Europe.

Rising cost pressures could hamper construction industry growth 08 February 2017

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has revealed the results of its Construction Trade Survey for the final quarter of 2016.

University wins CIBSE building performance award 08 February 2017

At this year’s CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) Building Performance Awards, the University of Bradford has been named Building Performance Champion, for the second time, for its pioneering Ecoversity programme.

BSRIA welcomes Government’s Brexit white paper 07 February 2017

BSRIA has welcomed last week’s Government Brexit White Paper, which sets out 12 key principles and provides further details about the process.

BPMA continues to lobby for removal of illegal pumps 06 February 2017

The British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) is calling on the National Measurement Regulatory Office (NMRO), in its role as UK Market Surveillance Authority, to take all appropriate action to ensure that illegal pumps are removed from the market and that all future imports are curtailed with immediate effect.  

Andy Pearson wins ASHRAE Award 06 February 2017

Dr Andy Pearson, the engineer who led the design of the world’s largest ammonia water source heat pump for a town’s district heating and cooling scheme in Norway, has won ASHRAE’s prestigious Comfort Cooling Award for Project Excellence at the Society’s Winter Meeting on 28th January.

EAL calls on Government to save vital qualifications 06 February 2017

EAL, a leading UK industry specialist awarding organisation, will urge the Government to save what it says are vital qualifications in new trailblazer apprenticeships.

UK cooling firms urged to help Indian farmers 06 February 2017

Scientists from the University of Birmingham are calling on innovative British cooling businesses to join them in India as part of a research initiative to help double farmers’ incomes, while reducing their impact on the environment.

BESA says apprenticeship is just start of a journey 06 February 2017

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) says that criticisms of the Government’s plans to boost apprenticeships are failing to see the big picture.

J S Wright in management buy-out 02 February 2017

J S Wright, one of the UK’s longest established building services providers, has been bought out by its senior management team.

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