USEFUL LINKS

Trade Associations– UK

Trade Associations - Europe & International

Other Organisations of Relevance to the HVAC&R Sector

Business Advice

Climate Change Levy & Related Topics

Climate Change Programme Issues (European)

Directives / Regulations / Standards

E-Commerce Advice

Energy & Energy Efficiency

Europa

Europarl

Europarl UK

Exhibitions & Trade Shows

Heat Pump Technology

Health & Safety

Information Sites

Refrigeration / Refrigerants

Search Engines

Skills, Training & Education

Standards and Certification

Statistics Services

Testing Organisations

UK GovernmentParliamentary sites

UK Government Departments


TRADE ASSOCIATIONS – UK

ADCAS 
The Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services

ASFP www.asfp.org.uk 
Association of Specialist Fire Protection 

B&ES www.b-es.org/ 
Contractors association for the HVAC&R sector

BARMA www.barma.co.uk/
Boiler and Radiator Manufacturers' Association

BESCA www.besca.org.uk
Building Engineering Services Competence Accreditation
Competent persons scheme and self certification

BFCMA www.feta.co.uk/    
Chimney and Flue specialists 

BSRIA www.bsria.co.uk/
Testing and information provider for the building services sector

Confederation of British Industries www.cbi.org.uk/

Fan Manufacturers Association www.feta.co.uk/

FETA www.feta.co.uk/    
The main Association for the HVAC&R sector

Heat Pump Association www.feta.co.uk/

HEVAC Association www.feta.co.uk/

Specialist Engineering Contractors' Group www.secgroup.org.uk
The Voice of the Specialist Engineering Contractor

Trade Association Forum www.taforum.org.uk/


TRADE ASSOCIATIONS - Europe & International

AREA www.area-eur.be/
The Airconditioning and Refrigeration Contractors European Association is the European Federation of National Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Associations covering all Europe

AMCA www.amca.org/
"Testing for fans, louvers, dampers, air curtains"

ASHRAE www.ashrae.org
"American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers" 

EPEE www.epeeglobal.org
European Partnership for Energy and the Environment

Eurovent Certification www.eurovent-certification.com/ 
A voluntary certification programmes established and administrated by Eurovent. Comparison of product performance by third party testing based on well-defined procedures ensures healthy, solid competition within a market, which is open to all manufacturers

Certiflash  www.certiflash.com 

Certiflash enables an easy & quick access to up-to-date certified products performances. Certiflash appears on the internet page you’re surfing, when you come across a certified product. Certiflash operates through main search engines.


OTHER ORGANISATIONS OF RELEVANCE TO THE HVAC&R SECTOR

ACRIB www.ior.org.uk/
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Board in the UK

AHRI www.ahrinet.org
ARI and GAMA have merged to reaate the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute

CABE www.cabe.org.uk
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment is the champion for architecture in England. They promote high standards in the design of buildings and the spaces between them. They will help and offer advice to all those who create, manage and use the built environment.

CIBSE www.cibse.org
Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers 

Institute of gas engineers and managers www.igem.org.uk/

Institution of Mechanical Engineers www.imeche.org/

Institute of Refrigeration www.ior.org.uk | Membership Leaflet

International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) www.iifiir.org/


BUSINESS ADVICE

Aecportico www.aecportico.co.uk
A leading information web portal for the UK construction industry. 

Beta Technology www.betatechnology.co.uk
Beta Technology can assist you with your technology transfer requirements throughout Europe and beyond. For more information click the link.

Business Link www.businesslink.org/
If you run a small business in the United Kingdom or you are thinking about starting one up - then this website is for you.

Business Link Solutions (Bucks; Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire area) www.businesslinksolutions.co.uk
Business Link is a convenient, simple and impartial route to business advice, and information. Business Link is the gateway to a whole range of national and local services for small businesses. Whatever your business activity, Business Link accesses the support you need. We offer you a direct route to the available resources in the business marketplace. Through Business Link you can access the very best business advice, guidance and support, to help you to develop soundly based plans and strategies for future growth.

Frontiers www.feta-frontiers.com/
Directory of UK companies that export 

Grants for Business www.j4b.co.uk/
"j4b claims to strive to give you a transparent, honest interface between grant applicants and grantproviders"

Work place law www.workplacelaw.net
Workplacelaw Network Online brings together those responsible for managing people or their workplace with the UK’s experts in employment, health and safety, and premises law.

 


CLIMATE CHANGE LEVY & RELATED TOPICS

CCL Taxation information www.hmce.gov.uk/business/othertaxes/ccl.htm

Climate Change Levy www.climate-change-levy.com/ and www.cclevy.com/

Combined Heat & Power www.chpa.co.uk/

ECA Database (UKEPIC) www.ukepic.org/
An energy technology list for ECA qualifying equipment 

Enhanced Capital Allowances www.eca.gov.uk/index.cfm


CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMME ISSUES (European)

European Climate Change Prog www.europa.eu.int/comm/environment/climat/eccp.htm

Europa Climate Change Portal www.europa.eu.int/comm/environment/climat/home_en.htm 

Ozone Layer Protection www.europa.eu.int/comm/environment/ozone/index.htm


DIRECTIVES / REGULATIONS / STANDARDS

See under separate heading in members area


e - COMMERCE ADVICE

ePolitix.com epolitix.com/ 
"Britain's leading political and parliamentary website, developing real on-line democracy, 24-hours a day, 52 weeks a year" 

e4M www.e4m.biz/ 
"e4M is the UK's first non-commercial web site guide to the theory and best practice of e-marketing. Developed by The Marketing Council, the site brings together examples of over 100 companies, from the UK and abroad, that have demonstrated how a strategic approach to e-marketing can reap substantial rewards. It also features unique insights from senior marketing professionals and academics on key e-marketing issues" 

uk On-Line for Business www.ukonlineforbusiness.gov.uk/ 
Freely available information and advice on applying e-commerce to business


ENERGY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY

ACE www.ukace.org/
Association for the Conservation of Energy

CADDET www.caddet-ee.org/  
"The Centre for Analysis and Dissemination of Demonstrated Energy Technologies is a source of information on proven, commercial applications of the latest energy-saving technologies and techniques from around the world"

Canadian Office of Energy Efficiency oee.nrcan.gc.ca/

Carbon Trust www.thecarbontrust.co.uk/

Emissions Trading Scheme www.defra.gov.uk/environment/climatechange/trading/index.htm

Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme www.energy-efficiency.gov.uk/ 

Energy Saving Trust est.org.uk/

EPEE www.epeeglobal.org/
European Partnership for Energy and the Environment

Future Energy Solutions www.future-energy-solutions.com/

Greentie www.etsu.com/greentie 

Heating energy efficiency www.boilers.org.uk/
An energy efficiency site dealing with heating systems and boilers 

International Energy Agency www.epeeglobal.org/ 

Renewable Energy www.inreb.org/

Technology development www.faradaypartnerships.org.uk/


EXHIBITIONS & TRADE SHOWS

Database of Trade Shows www.tsnn.co.uk/ 

Interbuild www.interbuild.com/ 
Interbuild is the largest and most important event for the UK building and construction industry

RAC Exhibition www.rac2003.co.uk/


HEAT PUMP TECHNOLOGY

Earth Energy Society of Canada www.earthenergy.ca/conta.html
The Earth Energy Society of Canada was incorporated to represent the earth energy (ground-source or GeoExchange heat pump) industry

Energy Web www.energyweb.net/default.asp

European Heat Pump Assoc. www.ehpa.org/

Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium (Geoexchange) www.epeeglobal.org/ 

Heat Pump Association www.heatpumps.org.uk  

Heat Pump Centre www.heatpumpcentre.org/ 
"International Energy Agency's information centre for heat pumping technologies, applications and markets" 

IGSHPA www.igshpa.okstate.edu/
International Ground Source Heat Pump Association


HEALTH & SAFETY

British Safety Council www.britishsafetycouncil.org/

Health & Safety Executive www.hse.gov.uk/index.htm

SkillCard www.skillcard.org.uk/
Engineering Services SKILLcard provides a register of the skills and competence of people working thoroughout the mechanical services sector of the building services engineering industry 

Health & Safety Information www.hsedirect.com/
"Developed by the Health and Safety Executive in partnership with Butterworths Tolley, hsedirect is a new online health and safety information resource. The site provides access to HSE guidance on legislation including the L, COP and HSR series, as well as consolidated health and safety legislation. HSE guidance on workplaces, processes and substances including the HSG series and Industry Advisory Committee publications, is also available." 

INFORMATION SITES

Barbour Product Search www.barbourproductsearch.info/
Designed to meet the needs of architects and other specifiers to find and specify building products. Fully searchable database of products and suppliers, including images, case studies, technical data, catalogues, news and project data.

 

BSRIA Infonet www.bsria.co.uk/  
"Click members area once in the BSRIA site.  Infonet is a BSRIA member service. It is an information service which allows you to search IBSEDEX, BSRIA's bibliographic database of nearly 100,000 records; or to read the full text of their recently published research" 

Construction Plus www.constructionplus.co.uk/ 
"Contains free, up-to-date information dedicated to the construction industry" 

CIBSE www.cibse.org
Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers 

HSC Consultative Documents www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/
The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) issues consultative documents to those bodies which appear to it to be appropriate before submitting proposals to Ministers for the making of Regulations and the issue of Approved Codes of Practice 

H & V News www.hvnplus.co.uk

HVAC and Refrigeration News On Line www.refrige.com
The portal includes a Directory listing data about many HVACR Associations from all over the world.

Property Owners Directory www.propertyownersdirectory.com
Directory of recommended tradesmen and property professionals across the UK


REFRIGERATION / REFRIGERANTS

EFCTC www.fluorocarbons.org/ 

ARAP www.arap.org/docs/regs.html
Alliance for responsible Atmospheric Policy 

Disposal of Fridges www.defra.gov.uk/environment/waste/fridges/smbusiness.htm
Advice to Small Business from Department for Environment, Food & Rutal Affairs

EPEE www.epeeglobal.org/
European Partnership for Energy and the Environment

United Nations Environmental  Programme www.unep.org/

United Nations Environmental  Programme www.unep.ch/ozone/index-en.shtml
"Montreal Protocol, Text and amendments" 

AFEAS www.afeas.org/ 
Alternative Fluorocarbons Environmental Acceptability Study 

IIAR www.iiar.org/ 
International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration is an international organization serving those who use ammonia refrigeration technology through education and advocacy.


SEARCH ENGINES

Altavista | Yahoo  |  Web Crawler  |  Lycos Internet Catalogue  |  UK Index


SKILLS, TRAINING & EDUCATION

ACRIB www.acrib.org.uk/
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board

Association of Colleges - London www.londoncolleges.com
web guide to further and adult education colleges and courses in London

Campaign to promote Engineering CPE www.engineering.org.uk

Careers in Cooling www.careersincooling.org
Help and advice from the IoR on a career in refrigeration

City & Guilds www.city-and-guilds.co.uk
City & Guilds is the leading provider of vocational qualifications in the United Kingdom

FridgeHub www.fridgehub.com
The online directory and information service for Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, Heat Pump, Energy and Environmental products and services.

GWINTO www.ginto.co.uk/ 
"GWINTO, the Gas and Water Industries National Training Organisation, is part of the government recognized National Training Organisation network and is one of 72 NTOs, which cover UK industry and occupational sectors."  

Institute of Refrigeration www.ior.org.uk/

Legal Experts www.legalexperts-uk.com/
Directory of Experts & Expert Witnesses offering Legal Expert advice and Services in the UK

Refrigeration Service Engineers Society www.rses.org/

Summit Skills www.summitskills.org.uk
SummitSkills is the sector skills council for the building services engineering (BSE) sector representing the electrotechnical, heating and ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration and plumbing industries.


STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION

  BSI www.bsi-global.com/

CEN (European standards) www.cenorm.be/

CENELEC www.cenelec.be/
For European electrical standards

  Eurovent Certification  www.eurovent-certification.com/ 

IEC www.iec.ch/
For International electrical standards 

  ISO  www.iso.ch/ 
  For International standards  


STATISTICS SERVICES

Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics www.dti.gov.uk/epa/dukes.htm

Energy statistics in MS Excel www.dti.gov.uk/energy/energystats/energystats.htm

UK Energy in Brief www.dti.gov.uk/EPA/eib/index.htm 


TESTING ORGANISATIONS

See under separate heading for laboratories in members area for additional information

Building Research Establishment www.bre.co.uk/

BRE Loss Prevention Council           www.brecertification.co.uk/default.htm
Fire testing                                    

BSRIA www.bsria.co.uk
Testing for Building Services 

National Engineering Laboratory www.nel.uk
Testing for fans 

Warrington Fire Research Centre www.wfrc.co.uk/index.htm
Fire testing  


UK GOVERNMENT

Parliamentary sites

UK Government www.ukonline.gov.uk/Home/HOHome/

UK Parliament www.parliament.uk/

Scottish Executive www.scotland.gov.uk/ 

Northern Ireland Assembly www.ni-assembly.gov.uk/

Welsh Assembly www.wales.gov.uk/

Local Government sites www.ukonline.gov.uk/Quickfind/QFLocGov/ 
Alphabetical listing of local government sites 


UK GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS

  Climate change agreement www.defra.gov.uk/environment/ccl/index.htm

Climate Change: www.defra.gov.uk/environment/climatechange/index.htm 

DEFRA www.defra.gov.uk/

DBERR www.dberr.gov.uk              

Emissions Trading Scheme www.defra.gov.uk/environment/climatechange/trading/index.htm

Environmental Reporting www.defra.gov.uk/environment/envrp/general/pdf/envrptgen.pdf
"28 pp  DEFRA / DTI report, general guidelines"  

Foods Standards Agency www.food.gov.uk/

Her Majesty's Stationery Office www.hmso.gov.uk/ 
"All HMSO information, including applying for a ""Click-use"" licence to use Crown copyright material" 

Scottish Building Regulations www.gov.scot/Topics/Built-Environment/Building/Building-standards

Treasury  www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/