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 14 Aug 2006

DEFRA revises greenhouse figures

DEFRA'S revision of its 1990-2004 methane emission estimates for the UK has had a small effect on the overall UK greenhouse gas emission estimates. 
 14 Aug 2006

$165,000 fine for CFC emissions

THE New York City Transit Authority is to pay $165,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the US government alleging that it failed to repair air conditioning systems on its subway cars in a timely manner. 
 1 Aug 2006

Hot times drive cooling sales

THE pronounced effect of the weather on UK air conditioning sales is highlighted in a new report from MBD covering the period 2001-2005. 
 1 Aug 2006

Comments sought on energy directive

THOSE involved in the air conditioning industry are invited to comment and contribute to a study supporting the European Energy-using Products Directive
The Directive is intended to help consumers distinguish between products with higher or lower environmental impacts. It covers a range of product types, including air conditioners. 
 1 Aug 2006

Cool guide to employment law

THE HVCA has launched a guide to employment law and personnel management practice specifically aimed at businesses in the hvacr sector. 
 1 Aug 2006

Heat pump is 3x more efficient

A GROUND-SOURCE heat pump system is said to have has proved itself to be over 300% more efficient than a chiller/boiler combination in trials carried out by Mitsubishi Electric. 
 13 Jul 2006

Troubled Caravell bought by Brazilian rival

FINANCIALLY-troubled Danish commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer the Caravell Group has been acquired by Brazilian rival Metalfrio Solutions Ltda. 
 13 Jul 2006

Danfoss to buy Carrier/Bristol scroll compressor business

DANFOSS A/S is to acquire Scroll Technologies, the 50/50 US joint venture business owned by Carrier and York's Bristol compressor business. 
 13 Jul 2006

DuPont "encouraged" by MAC refrigerant tests

DUPONT'S proposed HFC-based, refrigerant replacement for automotive air conditioning has a GWP of just 40 and will be a direct replacement for R134a, according to new information released by the company. 
 21 Jun 2006

Understanding the F-gas regs

MITSUBISHI Electric has published a booklet explaining the implications of the F-Gas regulations. 
 21 Jun 2006

Daikin sales up

DESPITE a relatively depressed market Daikin Europe still closed its 2005 financial year with an 8% increase in sales over 2004. Recently released figures for Jan-Dec 2005 show that turnover reached Euro1,222m, an increase of Euro88m. 
 21 Jun 2006

Room air conditioner demand continues to grow

WORLDWIDE demand for room air conditioners is expected to increase by 6% per year to 2010, reaching $20.5bn, according to a new report by the US-based Freedonia Group. 
 21 Jun 2006

Work suffers when the heat is on

A NATIONWIDE survey into the optimum UK office working temperature has found that nearly two-thirds of workers are too hot during the summer, making them sleepy, lethargic and inefficient. 
 5 Jun 2006

Material increases signal the end of copper-bottomed prices

THE industry must steel itself for an imminent rise in the price of air conditioning and refrigeration products and components as a result of escalating material costs, particularly copper. 
 5 Jun 2006

Magnetic refrigeration attracts UK ingenuity

SCIENTISTS at Cambridge University would appear to be leading the world in research into the commercial potential of magnetic refrigeration. One group at the college has just announced the development of a protoype magnetic fridge that could be 40% more energy efficient than conventional models. 
 5 Jun 2006

More fans of EC

THE undoubted popularity of energy-saving EC fan technology has enabled Chelmsford-based manufacturer Ebm-Papst to celebrate the sale of its 25,000th EC fan in the UK. 
 5 Jun 2006

Now DuPont warns of dangerous gases

LEADING refrigerant producer DuPont has added its voice to concerns over the availability of dangerous counterfeit refrigerants. 
 23 May 2006

VRF will still dominate

THE UK head of the world's biggest volume producer of air conditioning products - LG - says that some sectors of the industry of are using 'scare tactics' over the forthcoming F-gas regulations. 
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