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Refcom offers online F-gas checks

Refrigerant safe handling register Refcom has created a search facility on its website to allow refrigerant suppliers to check whether customers are properly F-gas certified. Air conditioning and refrigeration engineers…


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ADCAS members urged to register interest in Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme

As part of a sustained effort to tackle the growing skills gap, ADCAS is calling on its members to back the new Trailblazer apprenticeship and help breathe new life into…


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2017 BCIA Awards finalists announced

The BCIA are delighted to have received a record number of entries for the 2017 BCIA Awards, showing an increased standard of excellence across the entire industry. Such high calibre…


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EPEE and EVIA release Visionary Paper

A new paper released today by EPEE and EVIA attempts to predict the HVAC and refrigeration needs of future generations. Jointly developed by the two associations, the Visionary Paper is based on…


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2018 HVAC and Refrigeration Show

The industry has reacted positively to the new name, date and venue for the event formerly known as The ACR Show with a number of exhibitors and sponsors already signed…


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BSRIA Young Engineers Event

This Young Engineers event is aimed at those who have been in the industry for less than 10 years and gives an interactive overview of some of the key elements…


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Refrigerant fact sheet free to download

Now available for free download is the latest ASHRAE/UN Environment fact sheet on new refrigerant designation and safety classification. Updated twice a year, after the ASHRAE winter and summer conferences,…


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7th IIR Ammonia and Carbon Dioxide Refrigeration Conference

The 7th International Conference on Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies will take place on May 11-13, 2017 in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.  Among the speakers will be Andy Pearson, from…


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Update on EU ventilation unit regulations

The European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) and the Eurovent Association have released a new FAQ on ecodesign and energy labelling requirements for ventilation units.  The document aims to provide answers…


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UL to run webinars on flammable refrigerants

UL, the American safety consulting and certification company, is holding a series of webinars on flammable refrigerants. The series of four one-hour webinars is organised against a background of global…


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FETA backs new Power Players initiative

FETA has announced its support for the Power Players initiative – a new Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) enterprise that aims to facilitate the ambitions and showcase the success of young…


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Energy Now Expo 2017

The Energy Now Expo is the only renewable energy event organised exclusively for the agricultural and rural sectors and the HPA has been pleased to be associated with the event for…


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CBI releases report on 5th Carbon Budget

As the government finalises its Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) to meet the 5th Carbon Budget, the CBI has issued its latest report "Stepping up to the challenge", setting out what…


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HPA welcomes encouraging signs in heat pump sector

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has reaffirmed its belief that there is plenty of room for further growth within the heat pump sector. In the commercial air conditioning sector, reverse…


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SCA set to deliver new training course

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) is getting ready to deliver a new training course aimed at building services engineers, building control inspectors, fire engineers and SCA members. Entitled ‘Introduction to…


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Each Home Counts Report

The Each Home Counts review was launched in 2015 to consider issues relating to consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement in relation to home energy efficiency and renewable energy measures…


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CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2017

The 2017 theme, "Delivering Resilient High Performance Buildings", is inspired by this year’s ASHRAE and CIBSE presidential themes, respectively “Adapt Today to Shape Tomorrow” and “Improving Performance”. The aim of…


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IOR: Gaining Business Advantage from 20-20-20 targets

This IOR International Refrigeration Committee Business Briefing will focus on the business opportunities of environmental policy and international energy reduction targets.  In an uncertain global community there are questions about…


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AEME and BSB announce landmark training success

The first candidates to complete the AEME Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) approved Inspection and Testing of Fire and Smoke Dampers course are now ready to help improve industry standards.…


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ADCAS voices concerns over minimum galvanised steel coating

Over the past 12 months steel prices have risen significantly and are predicted to rise further still. While this may be good news for the steel mills that are still…


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Axis Ductwork introduces new apprenticeship scheme

Axis Ductwork has recently embarked on its first ever apprenticeship scheme.  Axis has employed two apprentices, Jake Bonney and Saxon Scott-Melia, who now spend one day per week at South…


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DecarbHEat 2017 - Acting together to decarbonise Europe

The #DecarbHeat initiative aims at bringing together the major players of the heating and cooling industry and other major stakeholders, to make the vision of a 100% decarbonised European heating and cooling…


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Update from BSI - Brexit and Standards Update

Brexit Update from BSI BSI issued a statement immediately following the referendum in June 16 and that is still available on http://www.feta.co.uk/news/archived-news BSI has now issued an update following the…


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CBI reaction to Government green paper

The Government today launched its green paper for a modern industrial strategy; a statement of intent that ministers will use targeted interventions where necessary to boost business and drive the…


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Building controls-help us show their true value

Building controls are responsible for the long term performance of a building and ultimately achieving energy efficiency - something which the industry should celebrate and be proud of. Why not…


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FETA Lunch 2017

The ever popular FETA Annual Lunch will take place on 27th April 2017.  The venue is The Brewery, located in the centre of the City of London.  The lunch is…


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BRA Past President retires

Graham Young, Area General Manager of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency UK Ltd, retired on 31st December 2016. Graham was President of the British Refrigeration Association from 2004-2006,  Vice President for…


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EU report on barriers to using climate-friendly technologies

The EU has published a report on barriers posed by codes, standards and legislation to using climate-friendly technologies.  The report aims to highlight what might get in the way of…


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FSDF and BFFF to host DSEAR Seminar

The Food Storage and Distribution Federation and the British Frozen Food Federation are to host a seminar on DSEAR - the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations.  Whilst the seminar…


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