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 25 Jun 2021

George Clarke to open BESA Conference

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has confirmed that this year’s National Conference will take place on November 3 and 4 and will once again be a ’virtual’ event.... 
 25 Jun 2021

The authors of community energy paper win IOR’s Kenneth Lightfoot Medal

The IOR’s Kenneth Lightfoot Medal has been awarded to the team of authors from the London South Bank University (LSBU) led by Catarina Marques for their GreenSCIES project paper on Green Smart Community Integrated Energy Systems - Integration with ... 
 22 Jun 2021

Emerson joins sponsors of World Refrigeration Day 2021

Emerson has added its support for World Refrigeration Day (WRD) 2021 on June 26 by becoming sponsors alongside other well-known brands. WRD is an international event that raises visibility, awareness and understanding of the significant role that ... 
 22 Jun 2021

Star sponsors International Women in Engineering Day

Star Refrigeration is sponsoring an event to commemorate International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23 June. This year’s event will consist of an online meeting hosted by the Institute of Refrigeration’s (IOR) Women in Refrigeration, Air ... 
 18 Jun 2021

FEA warns against energy-labelling misrepresentation

The Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA) is concerned that some foodservice refrigeration suppliers are not complying with regulations covering the Energy Labelling Directive. While the Directive is EU legislation, it has been adopted by the UK ... 
 17 Jun 2021

Actuate UK asks for UKCA Mark transition for construction products to be extended

Leading engineering services sector body Actuate UK has issued a warning about serious consequences for businesses, public and commercial projects as well as domestic customers in only six months if a major issue regarding product compliance and ... 
 16 Jun 2021

Nidec invests US$ 70 million to increase Embraco production capacity

Nidec Global Appliance, holder of the Embraco brand of refrigeration solutions, has announced the investment of 70 million dollars to leverage and set up new production lines of refrigeration compressors and condensing units in several parts of the ... 
 16 Jun 2021

Neil Roberts joins Climalife

Climalife has welcomed Neil Roberts as senior technical sales manager in the UK.... 
 14 Jun 2021

Mike Nankivell awarded OBE

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is delighted to announce that Mike Nankivell has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the UK Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry.... 
 11 Jun 2021

Sustainability and the Cold Chain conference scheduled for April 2022

The seventh IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain will be taking place from 11 to 13 April 2022 in Newcastle (UK).... 
 11 Jun 2021

Webinar looks to protect children's health from air pollution

Head of Sustainability for Mitsubishi Electric, Martin Fahey is joining a special webinar at 4pm on Clean Air Day 2021, 17th June, to focus on what companies should be doing to reduce their own impact on the environment.... 
 10 Jun 2021

The IOR promotes Cool Careers during World Refrigeration Week

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR)’s Cool Careers Event will take place on 24 June to mark World Refrigeration Day with a celebration of careers, skills and education initiatives in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps (RACHP). The ... 
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 8 Jun 2021

Mitsubishi Electric increases air conditioner production in Turkey

Mitsubishi Electric has announced a $18m investment in its Turkish factory to boost air conditioning production and start the manufacture of air source heat pumps at the 40,000m2 facility in Manisa, just inland from the Aegean Sea port of Izmir.... 
 8 Jun 2021

IIR highlights issues with the cold chain carbon footprint

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has issued an updated document addressing the carbon footprint of the cold chain. It highlights the food safety and environmental benefits of an improved global cold chain.... 
 8 Jun 2021

DiversiTech acquires ACR Supplies

DiversiTech, parent company of Pump House, has acquired ACR Supplies, a leading manufacturer and distributor of air conditioning and refrigeration ancillaries.... 
 8 Jun 2021

Chris Yates announced as new FETA CEO with Russell Beattie stepping down

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced that the new FETA chief executive will be Chris Yates. This decision follows a rigorous and thorough selection process involving representation from across the Federation’s ... 
 8 Jun 2021

African explosions send refrigerant warning to the world

A spate of fatal accidents linked to faulty repair work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in Nigeria should prompt a swift response from the international community, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 8 Jun 2021

Skills gap threatens cooling sector’s safety and environmental aims

A shortage of skilled technicians will make it increasingly difficult for the refrigeration and air conditioning sector to adopt new ‘alternative’ refrigerants, which are critical to achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets, according to the ... 
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