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 12 Oct 2006

Better air con boosts performance

Children learn more quickly and effectively in schools with better air quality, according to new research from the US. 
 21 Sep 2006

Parker pens new European chapter

FOLLOWING the acquisitions of Herl, Kenmore (Virginia KMP), Sporlan Valve and, most recently the acr division of Acal, US manufacturer Parker Hannifin is to "re-introduce" itself to the European market under an integrated sales team. 
 21 Sep 2006

Bitzer UK appoints new md

BITZER UK has a new managing director following the departure of Howard Davis at the end of August. 
 21 Sep 2006

UK concern over rise in LD cases

THE UK's Health Protection Agency is investigating a surge in the number of cases of legionnaires' disease since the beginning of August. Reports have been received from all regions in England and Wales and include both cases acquired in the UK and abroad. 
 21 Sep 2006

Ductwork contractors join FETA

ADCAS, the ductwork contractors' association has come under the umbrella of FETA, the hvacr manufacturers association. FETA will provide a full secretarial and administrative service to ADCAS, an association formed 10 years ago. 
 14 Aug 2006

MHI transfers commercial ac to China and Thailand

MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries is to transfer its commercial packaged air conditioning production to factories in China and Thailand 
 14 Aug 2006

Industry faces two shows in same year

THE acr industry, a significant sector of which has argued against an annual international show, now faces the prospect of two shows within weeks of each other in the same year following a falling out between the VDKF, owners of the IKK show, IKK organiser NurnbergerMesse and a group of influential exhibitors. 
 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. 
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