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 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 ... 
 8 Jun 2021

BESA welcomes fast tracking of wellbeing standard

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has praised the British Standards Institute (BSI) for deciding to speed up the development of a new standard for measuring indoor environment quality (IEQ).... 
 8 Jun 2021

Worcester Bosch educates and entertains with sustainability

On World Earth Day 2021, Worcester Bosch launched a new children’s storybook A Robot Called B4, a brand-new adventure book for children aged 7-11, available in both audiobook and hard copy formats.... 
A CGI of what Nine Elms Parkside’s amenities will look like.
 8 Jun 2021

JS Wright wins amenities package for Nine Elms Parkside

Building services specialist J S Wright has secured a £1.6m-plus contract to fit out the amenities for one of London’s biggest build-to-rent luxury developments.... 
 27 May 2021

Star sponsors FemEng in Malawi project from star students at University of Glasgow

Star Refrigeration is sponsoring FemEng in Malawi, a pioneering student project led by a group of seven female engineering students from the University of Glasgow in collaboration with Malawi University of Science and Technology.... 
 27 May 2021

IOR Education Guidance notes creating a careers roadmap for the RACHP sector

This week the IOR has published a new Guidance note for the occupations of Design and Applications Engineer as part of its series of roadmaps setting out the skills, knowledge and behaviours required in key occupations. It sits alongside the ... 
 21 May 2021

BESA backs scientists’ call for overhaul of ventilation standards

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is supporting a campaign led by an international group of scientists and engineers to have current building ventilation regulations completely rewritten.... 
Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE.
 19 May 2021

Post pandemic growth fuelled by skills 

A new Skills Taskforce for Global Britain, tasked with creating a post pandemic plan to deploy world class skills to attract inward investment, is being launched on 19 May.... 
Easy Air Conditioning Managing Director Neal Gooding and Haier HVAC Solutions European General Manager Bob Cowlard welcome the new agreement.
 19 May 2021

Haier makes an Easy match

Easy Air Conditioning is the latest UK distributor to team-up with Haier HVAC Solutions. Easy Air Conditioning is a leading HVACR distributor in the UK market and will sell the full range of Haier air conditioning products.... 
 19 May 2021

IOR conference focuses the industry on steps to net-zero

This year’s IOR Annual Conference in April tackled one of the biggest issues facing users of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps – the journey to net zero. Clearly a popular topic, over 120 delegates from the UK and overseas attended the ... 
L-r: Paul Hancock and Andrew Pinder.
 12 May 2021

Pinder expands presence in healthcare sector

Commercial refrigeration and air conditioning specialists Pinder Cooling & Heating has won a trio of hospital contracts, boosting its presence within the UK healthcare sector.... 
 11 May 2021

Calls for regulation of low indoor humidity

Many studies have shown that dry indoor air is a significant contributing factor to the rise of seasonal respiratory illness. A group of 17 internationally recognised scientists has called upon the UK Government to implement a minimum lower limit of ... 
 11 May 2021

IIR supports UN sustainability goals

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has published its first activity report which emphasises the role of refrigeration at the heart of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.... 
 11 May 2021

CIBSE focuses on apprentices

This year CIBSE is introducing new categories for apprentices into its Young Engineers Awards programme for 2021 to distinguish between technical and degree levels.... 
 10 May 2021

BRA issues latest guide for pipework jointing

The British Refrigeration Association (BRA) has announced the release of an updated guide on the Jointing of Pipework for Refrigeration Systems. This latest issue is the sixth version of the guide and the first update since the 2014 edition.... 
 10 May 2021

New MD for Tecumseh

Ricardo Maciel has become managing director of Tecumseh EMEA based in Vaulx-Milieu, France.... 
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