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 21 Oct 2020

Cool Concerns develops A2L training rig

Cool Concerns, the refrigeration and air conditioning training specialist, has developed what is believed to be the UK’s first training rig for A2L refrigerants... 
 21 Oct 2020

Hackitt to reinforce safety message at BESA Conference

Building safety reformer Dame Judith Hackitt will take centre stage at this year’s BESA National Conference, which is being held online on 4 to 5 November.... 
 19 Oct 2020

BESA launches associate membership scheme

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a new membership category catering for individuals with a particular interest in the building services industry. This is a significant development for the 116-year-old trade body, ... 
Kelly Bullivant.
 8 Oct 2020

Bullivant steps up at Fujitsu

Kelly Bullivant is moving on from product and marketing co-ordinator to take up her new role as distribution account manager at Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK.... 
 7 Oct 2020

BESA calls for greater focus on IAQ

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says there should be more emphasis placed on the quality of air inside buildings ahead of this year’s national Clean Air Day on Thursday 8 October.... 
Roland 'Roly' Gurner.
 6 Oct 2020

Gurner joins Oceanair

Roland Gurner has joined Oceanair UK to head up the air-to-water division. Mr Gurner comes with nearly 10 years’ experience designing, installing and commissioning all things renewable with a particular focus on air source heat pumps.... 
 5 Oct 2020

U-3ARC makes history

The first General Assembly of the newly founded Pan-African Union of Associations of African Actors in Refrigeration and air-Conditioning (U-3ARC) took place on 24 September 2020, seen by many as the beginning of a new chapter in the history of ... 
 5 Oct 2020

FETA lunch postponed

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has taken the decision to postpone its Annual Luncheon, which was due to take place at The Brewery, London, on Thursday 10 December, having been rearranged from its usual April date.... 
 1 Oct 2020

Skillfridge competition cycle postponed to 2021

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and with the safety of competitors, judges and supporters paramount, Skillfridge will not be going ahead for 2020.... 
Matthew Toone.
 30 Sep 2020

Toone joins Bacharach

Bacharach, a provider of HVAC-R gas instrumentation, has appointed Matthew Toone as chief executive officer. Mr Toone joins Bacharach from Emerson, where he served as vice president of sales, service and solutions for Emerson’s cold chain platform. ... 
Jose Manuel Alves.
 30 Sep 2020

Alves appointed UK and IRE country manager for Panasonic

Panasonic has announced the appointment of Jose Manuel Alves as the new UK and IRE country manager for the heating and cooling division.... 
Rolf Brink (left) and Matt Evans.
 24 Sep 2020

Cool wars: Data centre cooling experts go head-to-head

Two leading players in the data centre cooling market are to go head-to-head in a live online showdown on Wednesday 14 October at 3pm to debate whether air or liquid represents the future of data centre cooling.... 
 24 Sep 2020

How philanthropy can bend the cold chains emissions curve

A new report from the Carbon Trust, Net zero cold chains for food – A discussion document on the case for philanthropic action, outlines the challenge of reducing emissions from rapidly growing food cold chains and how philanthropy can help ‘bend ... 
 24 Sep 2020

IIR to influence EU quotas for 2030-2036

?The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has responded to the European Commission consultation 'Fluorinated greenhouse gases – review of EU rules (2015-20) which aims to collect opinions and suggestions about the update of the F-gas ... 
 24 Sep 2020

SWSWRS to host its first online Cool Talk Breakfast Briefing

The South West and South Wales Refrigeration Society (SWSWRS) is to hold its first online IOR Cool Talk Breakfast Briefing on 5 October 2020 covering practical advice from manufacturers and suppliers.... 
 24 Sep 2020

Demand for healthcare FM services continue to soar as retail plunges

The latest 2020 RICS UK Facilities Management Survey results continue to point to demand conditions being heavily influenced by the ongoing pandemic.... 
Alan Carter, Aqua engineer (left) with Joe Barnes.
 18 Sep 2020

Aqua takes up 'Transfer to Transform' apprenticeship initiative

Joe Barnes is the latest new addition to the Aqua Group team, joining as an apprentice service engineer through the Government’s Transfer to Transform scheme.... 
 18 Sep 2020

BESA Conference moves online

The annual BESA National Conference and Exhibition will be held online this year on November 4 and 5.... 
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