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John Lightfoot, one of FETA's long serving chairmen, retires

John Lightfoot, Sales Director at TEV Limited, has retired and is standing down as chairman of both a HEVAC and a FETA Group. John, who first got involved in the…


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First IIR International Conference on the application of HFO Refrigerants to be held in the UK

The IOR will be hosting the inaugural IIR International Conference on the application of HFO Refrigerants on 2 to 5 September 2018 in Birmingham. The three-day conference will provide a…


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BCIA Award winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards were announced at the prestigious ceremony and gala dinner on 11 May 2017 at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham.  This…


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Targeting training to meet the Building Performance Challenge

The Building Controls Association (BCIA) is encouraging both the current and next generation to invest in training, to ensure that the industry continues to move in the right direction.  To…


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Learn about HVAC and building technology with the BCIA

Building services professionals looking to develop their knowledge of HVAC and building technology are urged to enrol on the first of a suite of six courses offered by the Building…


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Invest in training for future success

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is inviting building services professionals to expand on their building controls knowledge with the second in a suite of six courses to be offered…


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The full decarbonisation of Europe is possible

25 representatives of the major players of the European thermal industry signed the DecarbHeat Industry Pledge, committing thus to align their business development plans with the vision of a 100%…


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FETA annual lunch brings industry together once more

The ever-popular FETA annual lunch once again attracted the great and good from the heating, ventilating, building controls, refrigeration and air conditioning industries, with over 600 guests enjoying an exquisite…


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New FETA working group and guidance document set to offer vital insight into the use of A2L refrigerants

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has set up a new A2L refrigerants working group and has released a guidance note entitled ‘An introduction to A2L refrigerants and their…


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Refcom guide: Sales of pre-charged equipment

Refcom have produced a guide for distributors and end users to explain the responsibilities of both parties when selling and buying pre-charged equipment.  This area has caused some confusion in…


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DECARBHEAT Forum 11-12th May 2017

The DecarbHeat Forum will be held in Brussels on 11-12th May. In the ambitious post-Paris COP21 world in which countries, cities and citizens are vying to keep global greenhouse gas…


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New ACRIB website launched

ACRIB, the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industries Board recently revealed its new and updated website. ACRIB, of which FETA is a board member, provides a central forum for all sectors…


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ADCAS marks 20 years as the voice of the ductwork industry

ADCAS, the Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. As part of the celebrations, ADCAS will be hosting a Thames Dinner Cruise on the 29th…


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'POWER PLAYERS' INITIATIVE OPENS TO ENTRIES

Leading younger people from across the engineering services sector have a new opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for their achievements, following the formal launch of the ECA’s 'Power Players'…


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FETA to support STBA

FETA is to become a supporting organisation to The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance.  The STBA is a collaboration of not-for-profit organisations that acts as a forum for sustaining and improving…


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New face at FETA

Elizabeth Hawkins has joined FETA as Secretariat Support Manager in succession to Rebecca Joyce.  Rebecca is leaving for pastures new, and everyone at FETA wishes her well in her new…


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Tony Bendall

Tony Bendall, who worked for FETA as the Heat Pump Manager in the '90s, passed away on the 7th March 2017 after a long illness.  He was 82. Tony spent…


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ASHRAE and IOR sign new MoU Agreement

ASHRAE and the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the organizations’ relationship, which dates back more than a century. The new MoU outlines…


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XVII EUROPEAN CONFERENCE, MILAN

The 17th European Conference on the latest technologies in Refrigeration and AIr Conditioning will take place in Milan on 9-10th June.  A wide selection of speakers will discuss latest regulations…


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Smoke Control Association delivers successful training course

The Smoke Controls Association’s (SCA) recent training course proved to be hugely successful with 30 delegates in attendance. ‘Introduction to Smoke Control – A Beginner’s Guide’ was aimed at building…


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BRA launches new guide to Temperature Glide

The British Refrigeration Association (BRA) has launched another in its series of Fact Finders on the subject of temperature glide.  The guide gives an overview of the practicalities involved in…


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HPA acknowledges RHI reform delay

Although the 2017 reform of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Regulations was placed before parliament on 14th March 2017, it became apparent by Friday 31st March that due to drafting…


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Major refrigerant manufacturer to cease R404A sales

In a statement today Honeywell says it plans to exit the sale of R404A and R507 refrigerants in the European Union in 2018 One of the worlds main refrigerant producers,…


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Wander ter Kuile

FETA and HEVAC recently lost a long standing member and contributor with the passing of Wander ter Kuile of Waterloo Air Products.  Wander first became associated with HEVAC when working…


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BCIA welcomes new Executive Officer

The Building Controls Association (BCIA) is pleased to announce that they have appointed Roger Borer as their new Executive Officer. Roger’s role in the organisation is pivotal to the operation…


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All-Energy 2017

The 17th All-Energy will be held at the Glasgow Event Campus (SEC – formerly SECC) on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May, bringing together some 7,000 participants from home and…


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Rushlight Summer Showcase

The Rushlight Summer Showcase takes place on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London.  It is THE marketplace that brings together cleantech developers and…


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Ofgem publishes guidance on Domestic RHI

Ofgem has published three guidance documents around the spring/summer 2017 RHI regulations changes and they are live on their website. The links are below. These factsheets only cover domestic RHI,…


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Eurovent Association releases new air filter guidebook

The Product Group ‘Air Filters’ within the Eurovent Association has released the first edition of its guidebook ‘Air Filters for General Ventilation’. On 28 pages, the document provides for a…


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HPA and FETA call on Government to devise climate action plan

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) and The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) have joined other leading organisations in writing to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial…


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The Delta-ee European Heat Summit 2017

This brand new, invitation-only event for 2017 will bring together Delta-ee's Heat Pump Research Service, Micro-CHP Research Service and Heat Insight Service to explore disruption, change and opportunity in European heating…


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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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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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