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 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 ... 
John Kellett.
 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 ... 
 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.... 
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