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 15 Dec 2006

Houses of the future to be 'self cooling'

A new study from Zurich Insurance, in conjunction with Arup Associates, has suggested that the homes of the future could pose a threat to the air conditioning industry. 
 15 Dec 2006

Australian camels attack air conditioning

Wild camels have gone on the rampage in the Australian outback, attacking air conditioning units in search of water. 
 15 Dec 2006

Magnetics prove attractive

MAGNETIC refrigeration could provide the answer to combating rising energy bills and improving consumption, according to an article in the Guardian. 
 8 Dec 2006

New force in industrial fans

RENOWNED as a manufacturer of domestic ventilation, Xpelair has entered the industrial fan market with a range of products targeted at its existing blue-chip client base, UK refurbishment, new build and key overseas markets. 
 8 Dec 2006

Raising the humidity issue

THE HEVAC Association's Humidity Group has produced another Code of Best Practice document, this time covering live steam humidification. 
 8 Dec 2006

Tube air con solution moves closer

LONDON Underground is getting closer to solving the problem of excessive heat on the Tube. 
 8 Dec 2006

Sporlan agent moves north

PARKER Hannifin is relocating all its UK refrigeration and air conditioning activities - Parker, Sporlan and Virginia KMP - to the Virginia KMP site in Brampton, Barnsley. 
 8 Dec 2006

Major contractor in takeover talks

CHESHIRE-based contractor Worthington Nicholls is understood to be in take-over talks with two UK companies and is looking into the possibility of acquiring two further targets. Earlier this year, the firm bought Project Air for £4.6. 
 1 Dec 2006

SkillCard: time for renewal?

THE operator of the Engineering Services SkillCard has introduced a simple renewal process for those holders with cards reaching their expiry date. Since being introduced in late 2001, thousands of cards have been issued to individuals across the hvacr sector. The first tranche of these cards are now reaching their expiry date. 
 1 Dec 2006

Carrier increases Chinese investment

CARRIER is reported to be investing up to $50m in research and development in China over the next three to five years. 
 1 Dec 2006

Energy gap threatening businesses

THE energy gap in the UK is widening faster than expected and will have a significant impact on businesses and industry in the future, a new report states. 
 1 Dec 2006

Energy advice in the north

CONCERN about climate change and the growing need for organisations in the public and private sectors to make energy savings have led energy management and engineering company Efficient Air to open new offices and a training centre in the north of England. 
 27 Nov 2006

Honeywell moves to certify Chinese manufacturers

IN AN effort to combat R410A counterfeiters and protect its customers, refrigerant producer Honeywell has introduced a new certification programme for Chinese air-conditioner manufacturers. As holders of worldwide patents for R410A, Honeywell's new scheme identifies the manufacturers as licensed users of the refrigerant purchased from licensed suppliers. 
 24 Nov 2006

Preston Group adds Gelfred products

COMPRESSOR remanufacturer the Preston Group has become the sole distributor in several European countries for the full range of Spanish manufacturer Gelfred's Gelpha range of semi-hermetic compressors, spare parts, ancillary equipment and condensing units. To support the range in the UK, the Preston Group has appointed Climate Center as sole UK distributor for Gelfred compressors. 
 23 Nov 2006

Greens call for an end to R22 production incentives

ENVIRONMENTAL groups are calling for an end to incentives for third world countries to over-produce HCFCs. 
 22 Nov 2006

WR to purchase Hussmann's UK contracting operations

WR Refrigeration Ltd, the Leicester-based commercial refrigeration and air conditioning contractor - is set to acquire the UK service and contracting operations of Hussmann Europe Ltd. 
 22 Nov 2006

WR to purchase Hussmann's UK contracting operations

WR Refrigeration Ltd, the Leicester-based commercial refrigeration and air conditioning contractor - is set to acquire the UK service and contracting operations of Hussmann Europe Ltd. 
 21 Nov 2006

SEC looks to the Olympics as retentions decline

WHILE over 12% of construction contracts, by turnover, are now retention free, the Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group has voiced concerns that there are still too many contractors insisting on retentions, even though clients are not requiring them. 
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