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London Build 2019: Show Preview Available for Download

London’s leading construction and design show is back for 2019 and this time it is bigger and better than ever before. Spanning across two floors, London Build is more than…


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Heat Pump Association to launch Roadmap and vision for the future at Westminster

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has announced an event at Westminster for the launch of its ‘Roadmap’ document. The report outlines the heat pump industry’s vision for how the deployment…


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Be the star of the show at the BCIA Awards 2020

The box office event of the year is back! Entries are officially open for the 2020 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards. The distinguished ‘Oscar’ style ceremony has rightfully earned…


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Abstract Deadline for IIR International Rankine 2020 Conference extended

Due to numerous of requests to extend the deadline, the organisers of “Rankine 2020 – Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation”, have decided to extend the deadline to 16th…


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London Build 2019: Show Preview

London’s leading construction and design show is back for 2019 and this time it is bigger and better than ever before. Spanning across two floors, London Build is more than…


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Rushlight Awards 2019-20

The Rushlight Awards are open now - with a closing date of 30 November 2019 These are the only set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the…


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Cool topics at BESA Conference

The BESA National Conference will feature two ‘must attend’ sessions for building engineering contractors linked to the future of cooling. The one-day conference held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London on…


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IIR International Rankine 2020 Conference

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to present at the IIR International Rankine 2020 Conference in Glasgow – Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation. Celebrate the life and legacy of…


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London Build: Women in Construction

London Build has been celebrating women within the construction industry since 2015, hosting an annual Women in Construction networking attended by over 1,200 women working across all sectors – making…


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What to expect at Hotel360

FETA is partnering with the Hotel360 show this year. Uniting the leading innovators from the worlds of marketing, branding, facilities management, operations, technology and beyond, Hotel360 is the hub of…


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BESA Conference aims to turn theory into practice

This year’s BESA National Conference will take place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London on November 21st. Taking its overall theme as ‘Competence, compliance and climate change – turning theory…


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BRA and IOR announce update to Guide to Good Commercial Refrigeration Practice

Working in partnership, the BRA and IOR have revised Part 2 of the Guide to Good Commercial Refrigeration Practice series. This series was produced to ensure good practice guidelines are…


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FETA shows support for World Refrigeration Day

The first ever World Refrigeration Day took place on 26th June and FETA demonstrated its full support for the inaugural event by participating in a refrigeration themed seminar at the…


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ADCAS northern meeting hailed as unqualified success

A recent ADCAS meeting held at the offices of Doby Verrolec in Stanley near Durham has been well received by members of the group. Attracting an impressive number of attendees,…


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Hotel360 update

FETA is partnering with the Hotel360 show. Coming to London’s ExCel on the 18th and 19th of September, Hotel360 will be covering he whole breath of the hospitality sector, providing…


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CIBSE Build2Perform Live 2019

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is hosting its fifth building performance exhibition Build2Perform Live at Olympia London on 26 & 27 November 2019. The two day event will feature 80+ hours of approved…


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HOTEL 360 Exhibition 18-19 September

FETA are supporting the Hotel 360 show this year! Uniting the leading innovators from the worlds of marketing, branding, facilities management, operations, technology and beyond, Hotel360 is the hub of…


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CHANGES AT FETA

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced two changes in its senior officer roles. Nick Howlett has stepped down as FETA Chairman, and is replaced by Mark Woods…


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Heat Pump Association welcomes 2050 target

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed the government’s announcement that the UK will become the first major nation to commit to reaching a net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050.…


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EURIS writes to Conservative leadership candidates to highlight dangers of a no-deal Brexit

The EURIS Taskforce, a body of trade organisations representing UK manufacturing worth £148 billion in turnover and with 1.1 million employees, has today written to all Conservative leadership candidates to…


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HVACR LIVE 20 - 22 April ExCel London 2020

After much discussion with, and support from, major industry brands, it has been agreed to move the date of this show to 20 – 22 April 2020, ExCel, London This…


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Rushlight Summer Showcase, 20 June 2019, London

A reminder that the Rushlight Summer Showcase takes place on Thursday 20 June 2019 at the Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour Street, London, W2 2HF.    It is THE marketplace…


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The International IIR Rankine 2020 Conference is now accepting abstracts.

The Institute of Refrigeration has issued a call for abstracts for the IIR International Rankine 2020 Conference - Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation.  This conference will take place…


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How will you celebrate World Refrigeration Day

The industry will be celebrating the first World Refrigeration Day on 26 June 2019. Aiming to raise the profile of the important contribution that our sector makes globally to modern living,…


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European Heat Pump Markets show double-digit growth for the 4th year in a row

One week ahead of the European elections, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) gathered more than 200 industry experts to discuss latest developments in the market and to assess how…


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POWER PLAYERS 2019 OPEN FOR ENTRIES

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


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Hotel360, 18th/19th of September 2019, Excel, London

FETA is partnering with Hotel360, UK’s leading hospitality event dedicated to increasing hotel profitability! Taking place on the 18th & 19th of September, the event is set to transform London’s…


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2019 BCIA Awards winners revealed

The winners of the 2019 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards were announced at an exclusive ceremony and gala dinner on 09 May at the swanky Hilton Birmingham Metropole Birmingham.…


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HPA responds to Committee on Climate Change Net Zero report

The Heat Pump Association (HPA), as the UK’s leading authority on the use and benefits of heat pump technology, welcomes the publication today of the Committee on Climate Change’s Net…


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ADCAS welcomes introduction of new pre-qualification system

ADCAS has announced its full support for a newly introduced pre-qualification (PQ) system – a joint venture by Build UK and the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) designed to tackle…


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The latest on SkillFRIDGE 2019

It’s a busy time for some of the brightest young engineers from the RACHP industry. This year’s SkillFRIDGE cycle is well underway as qualifying apprentices get set to face the…


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Rushlight Summer Showcase, 20 June 2019, London

The Rushlight Summer Showcase takes place on Thursday 20 June 2019 at the Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour Street, London, W2 2HF.  It is THE marketplace that brings together cleantech…


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Holly Walsh to host 2019 BCIA Awards

The event of the century within the building controls industry is almost upon us - are you ready? The illustrious 2019 BCIA Awards will be hosted by award winning comedian…


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EHPA debate on Heat Pumps

On the 9th April 2019, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA), in collaboration with SME Europe and DryFiciency, organised a breakfast debate on tackling the subject of “Industrial and Commercial…


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Future of Heat Conference

The Heat Pump Association is a proud supporter of the first Future of Heat Conference taking place on 8 May 2019 in Birmingham.   The Future of Heat is a…


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FETA announces its latest recipient of Arkwright Scholarship Award

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is delighted to announce Joe Cairns as its second recipient of an Arkwright Scholarship Award. Joe was unable to make it to the…


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Building Controls Industry Association celebrates 100 members

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to announce that it now has a grand total of 100 members. The recent addition of Kernow Controls has enabled the BCIA…


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EFCTC launches illegal refrigerant reporting hotline

A new website, established by the refrigerant producers group EFCTC, will allow easy and confidential reporting of illegal refrigerant imports and sales activity in Europe.  The HFC phase down, which…


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SCA discusses third party accreditation at House of Lords symposium

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) was recently invited by the Fire Sector Federation to present to a House of Lords symposium on third party certification and accreditation. Sponsored by Lord…


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SkillFRIDGE ace reaches WorldSkills Kazan 2019

Orlando Rawlings, silver medal winner from the 2017 SkillFRIDGE cycle, has been selected to represent the United Kingdom at the WorldSkills international competition final in Russia later this year. Orlando,…


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IOR TechTalk , 4th April, Birmingham

With the UK’s commitment to reduce fossil fuels usage and CO2 emissions, heat pumps provide a viable alternative to current heating methods, however uptake remains low. The IOR and HPA are…


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FETA supports World Refrigeration Day

FETA is supporting World Refrigeration Day. Confirming its support, FETA Chief Executive Russell Beattie said: “Initiatives such as this are important to help raise and increase awareness of the remarkable…


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FETA issues new DSEAR risk assessment guidance

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is issuing new Guidance on Risk Assessments for compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR). With the increasing use of…


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HPA welcomes government plan to ban gas boilers in new homes by 2025

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) says the government’s announcement in the Spring Statement that gas boilers will be banned in new homes from 2025 is a step in the right…


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Heat Pump Association gives evidence as part of parliamentary inquiry into emissions reduction targets

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) was recently invited to give evidence during a parliamentary session held by the Science and Technologies Committee as part of its inquiry into ‘Technologies for…


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BCIA Awards 2019 finalists announced

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to announce the finalists for the BCIA Awards 2019. After being inundated with a record number of entries, the judges faced a…


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LOW CARBON HOMES

Low Carbon Homes brings global domestic energy efficiency innovation to the UK’s regions via a nationwide event series – the Low Carbon Homes Forum. Low Carbon Homes wants to drive…


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CIBSE Technical Symposium 2019 - Transforming Built Environments

The 2019 CIBSE Technical Symposium will provide an opportunity to examine and share research, development and applications that will drive change in the regulation, creation and maintenance of the built…


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ASHRAE and UNEP Accepting Entries for Lower Global Warming Potential Award

ASHRAE and the UN Environment Programme are accepting entries for a jointly established international award program to promote the innovative designs, research and practices of low-GWP alternative refrigerants and related…


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HPA highlights benefits of heat pumps in wake of Committee on Climate Change report

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) that calls for a ban on gas boilers in homes by 2025. The report,…


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HPA comments on BEIS document on decarbonisation of heat

The HPA has reviewed and commented upon a recent document from BEIS entitled "Clean Growth - Transfoming Heat". This report focuses on ways the UK can de-carbonise heat, and move…


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Registration opens for SkillFRIDGE 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 cycle of SkillFRIDGE, the competition which aims to put the RACHP industry on the map, tackling the UK skills crisis while helping young…


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Graeme Rees elected on to BCIA Management Committee

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced that Graeme Rees has been elected on to its Management Committee. Graeme has been involved in the building controls industry for nearly…


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IOR TechTalk on sustainable refrigeration road transport - 7th March

Dr Christina Francis from London South Bank University won the IOR’s Ted Perry award last year for her research into carbon emissions from Direct-Drive Last mile Refrigerated Vehicles.  On the…


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ASHRAE/UNEP award targets low GWP solutions

ASHRAE and UN Environment have announced an awards programme for innovative designs, research and practices of low-GWP alternative refrigerants applied in developing countries. The Lower-GWP Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Innovation Award…


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Publication of the UKCA Marking

BEIS continues to supply FETA with information regarding Brexit. The Government is accelerating no deal preparations to ensure the country is prepared for every eventuality, as it is the responsible…


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FETA involvement with EURIS

As many members will know, FETA is closely involved with EURIS (European Union Relationship & Industrial Strategy). The EURIS Taskforce is an advisory body for the potential impacts of the…


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FETA members take on industry roles

Two long standing members of FETA associations have taken on senior roles in two industry bodies. Kevin Glass, MD of Bitzer UK and a stalwart member of BRA, took over…


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FETA Lunch update

The ever popular FETA Annual Lunch will be held this year on Thursday, 11th April.  The venue, as always, is The Brewery in Chiswell Street in the City of London.…


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AIRAH and Institute of Refrigeration sign Memorandum of Understanding

Two of the world’s leading HVAC&R member organisations have put pen to paper on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and…


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SkillFRIDGE returns for 2019

The 2019 cycle of SkillFRIDGE, the skills competition dedicated to engaging the next generation of engineers and raising the profile of the RACHP industry, will get underway next month when…


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SCA welcomes Hackitt implementation plan

In response to the recent announcement that the Government plans to introduce a tougher regulatory system for building safety, the Smoke Control Association (SCA) has voiced its full support for…


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BEIS Committee demands late payment and retentions policy overhaul

Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has urged the government to bring forward proposals to introduce mandatory project accounts with a mechanism to independently release cash retentions owed…


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RUSHLIGHT SHOW - LONDON, 30 JANUARY 2019

The 10th Rushlight Show, kindly sponsored by Innovate UK, BEIS, Flanders Investment & Trade,  Carbon Limiting Technologies, Granted Consultancy, Venner Shipley, Prova PR, Everoze and Climate-KIC, is taking place on…


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Building controls vital to compliance

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is encouraging the wider industry to consider the importance of implementing effective building controls from the outset of building projects in order to meet…


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BSI secures membership of CEN and CENELEC

FETA were joint signatories to a letter in May this year from BSI to Secretary of State Greg Clark in which BSI requested a commitment from Government to the UK’s…


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Mike Nankivell to stand down as HPA President

Mike Nankivell has announced that he intends to stand down as Heat Pump Association (HPA) President at the end of 2018. Graham Wright, currently Vice President of the HPA, will…


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European groups produce leaflet on Flammable Refrigerants

A new leaflet – Get Ready for Flammable Refrigerants! – has been prepared by EPEE, AREA, Asercom and the EFCTC as part of a broad communications campaign. It follows a…


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EPEE launches leaflet on HFO and HCFO

EPEE (European Partnership for Energy and the Environment) has produced a Q&A leaflet on the low GWP HFO and HCFO refrigerants. Whilst these products have been available for some time,…


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Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme to close

It was announced in the recent Budget that the Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme will be closing (though still available to purchasers of the related Energy Technology List (ETL) products until…


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Rushlight Awards 2018-19 - Closing date 30 November 2018

The Rushlight Awards are the only set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations and initiatives for businesses and other organisations throughout UK,…


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Be crowned the best at the 2019 BCIA Awards

Do you have what it takes to be crowned the best of the best in the building controls industry? If the fierce competition is no match for you - prove…


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SCA signs up to support 100% Hackitt initiative

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has declared its backing for a new industry initiative launched to encourage the government to deliver on all of the recommendations laid out in Dame…


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Energy and Rural Business Show launched

The Energy and Rural Business Show is a pioneering event which comes from the creators of The Energy Now Expo, which the Heat Pump Association has supported for several years.…


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Leading EU associations express concerns about the illegal trade of refrigerants

EPEE, representing the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump industry in Europe, and three leading associations in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) sector – EFCTC, AREA and ADC3R…


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Follow the SCA on LinkedIn and Twitter

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) now has its own Company Page on LinkedIn. If you would like to stay up to date with the latest news and developments in the…


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BRA STALWART JOHN AUSTIN-DAVIES RETIRES

John Austin-Davies, whose name became synonymous with the UK commercial refrigeration industry, has retired after a career spanning 40 years.  John was a past Chairman of FETA, and a past…


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SAP v10.0 software tool released

The software tool for SAP v10.0 has been published and is available via https://www.isap.org.uk/. This is based on the SAP v10.0 specification which is published here: https://bregroup.com/sap/sap10/ The purpose of providing this…


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BRE launches SBEM industry forum

Former FETA chairman Graham Wright has volunteered to spearhead FETA’s involvement in a new SBEM industry forum launched by BRE. SBEM stands for Simplified Building Energy Model and is a…


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ADCAS looks to lead the way on fire-rated ductwork

ADCAS continues to offer support and guidance to ‘Working Group 2 – competencies of installers’, one of a number of working groups set up in the wake of the Grenfell…


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Smoke Control Association participates in CIBSE round table

Representing the Smoke Control Association (SCA), Ian Doncaster was recently asked to attend the recent CIBSE Round Table to discuss smoke control regulation post Grenfell. An in-depth debate and sharing…


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FETA A2L GROUP HOLDS WORKSHOP DURING HFO CONFERENCE

The FETA A2L working group organized a workshop during the recent inaugural IIR conference on the use of HFO refrigerants.  Entitled “Practical considerations in the use of HFOs and HFO…


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WorldSkills UK live

Preparation for the last leg of the SkillFRIDGE competition has begun as the six qualifying apprentices from the national heats hone their skills and sharpen their knowledge in readiness to…


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Invest in building controls to reduce operational costs

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is urging the industry to invest in building controls at the design stage of a building in order to lower the overall operating costs…


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Your Ticket to London Build

London's leading construction and design show, London Build, will return to Olympia in London on October 23rd & 24th. Since its launch four years ago, London Build has established itself…


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The BCIA Awards are back

Entries are now open for the 2019 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards and you are invited to submit your entry for the most distinguished awards ceremony in the industry’s…


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Role models inspire the new face of construction

Talented people working in construction and the HVAC industry are to be recognised as part of a campaign to encourage others to follow their own career in the sector. Launched…


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CIBSE SEMINAR BUILD2PERFORM 2018

CIBSE are organising their Build2Perform seminar, whci will be held on 26-27 November 2018, at Olympia in London. The CIBSE CPD accredited programme is highly relevant to those working in…


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CIBSE TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM 2019

CIBSE will be organising their 2019 Technical Symposium at the University of Sheffield from 25-26 April. This will be titled Transforming Built Environments – driving change with engineering Reshaping regulation,…


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FETA A2L Working Group to run short course at IIR HFO Conference

The FETA A2L Working Group is to run a course on Monday 3rd September 2018 at the 1st IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants. The course, ‘Practical…


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New Building Services Live event comes to Excel London in January 2020

An exciting new show co-locates with the HVAC & Refrigeration Show, to offer visitors a 2020 vision of all that is new in building services An appetite for a dedicated…


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FETA announces leadership changes

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced changes to some of its senior positions, with John Smith standing down as FETA Chairman, and Nick Howlett taking over the…


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Does wellbeing need to be regulated asks BCIA

The topic of wellbeing continues to create discussion in all quarters – and it is highly prevalent in the building controls sector. Therefore, the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) ponders…


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IOR Publishes Five FREE Titles for Members

The summer holiday is now well and truly underway and there’s never been a better time to polish up your skills and update your knowledge with the latest titles available…


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Record attendance for BRA meeting

A recent British Refrigeration Association (BRA) meeting saw a record attendance of 47 people, necessitating a move from our own Hare Hatch conference room to larger premises at the Holiday…


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Building retrofit market survey from University College London

Improving the energy efficiency of the UK economy could deliver a net benefit of £7.5 billion, with the building sector being a key contributor to these energy savings with most…


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Landmark week of action to celebrate Clean Growth

Working in partnership with business and civil society, the government is introducing the first ever Green GB Week – an annual week designed to highlight the opportunities clean growth offers…


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150 Industry Leaders write to Prime Minister to express concern over No deal scenario

150 Chief Executives, including the CEO’s of some of Britain’s biggest engineering employers as well as those of some of its most innovative smaller companies have today written to the…


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First IIR Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants unveils its programme

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has just released the programme for the conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants taking place in Birmingham from 2 to 5 September 2018. With…


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SCA helps develop new certification scheme for contractors installing smoke control systems

A new certification scheme developed by the Smoke Control Association (SCA), in partnership with IFC Certification, has been finalised and is expected to help raise standards across the industry. The…


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Aspiring engineers start to show their skills

Regional heats are well underway for the SkillFRIDGE 2018 Competition Series, giving aspiring RACHP engineers the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills and a chance to secure a…


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Getting HVAC ready for the future

Addressing skills shortages in building services, and the latest initiatives to create a new pipeline of talent into the heating and ventilation industries, are just two of the big issues…


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SkillFRIDGE - Bright sparks prepare to compete in regional heats

In the months since January, colleges from across the UK have been identifying their most outstanding RACHP students and have put them in the running to compete in the SkillFRIDGE…


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BCIA launches new and improved introductory building controls course

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to offer the perfect starting point for professionals working in the building controls industry: BCM00 Introduction to Building Controls and HVAC training…


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Entries open for CIBSE Graduate Engineer/Employer of the Year Awards

The prestigious CIBSE Young Engineer Awards recognises and rewards innovative thinking, hard work and skills of graduate engineers, as well as employers who pro-actively champion young people in the building…


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Winners of the BCIA Awards revealed

The winners of the 2018 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards were announced at the prestigious ceremony and gala dinner on 10 May at the Hilton Metropole Birmingham.   Multi…


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Final report from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

The final report from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was published on 17 May 2018 and is available to download from MHCLG website The Smoke Control Association…


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New co-operation announced between IOR and ISHRAE

The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) in India and The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) in the UK are pleased to confirm that they have agreed…


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GSHPA Technical Seminar

The Ground Source Heat Pump Association’s Technical Seminar will be hosted by the University of Leeds which has active ground source energy research interests. The event takes place on 24th…


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FETA seeking member input for the EURIS Expert Panel to work with Government on BREXIT issues

FETA has been working over recent months as part of the EURIS Task Force in lobbying the UK government to get the best possible outcomes for our industry sectors from…


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Industry members gather in their hundreds for FETA Annual Lunch

On Thursday 19th April more than 600 manufacturers, suppliers, installers and contractors assembled for the FETA Annual Lunch. With the temperature soaring well over 20˚C, members of the Federation of…


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Feedback needed on new BEMS Controls Engineer Standard

The challenge of developing BEMS Controls Engineers in sufficient numbers and quality for the industry, is one that the BCIA continues to address. The main focus at present is to…


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Environmental Audit Committee publishes report on UK Progress on Reducing F-gas Emissions

The Environmental Audit Committee has today published its report, UK Progress on Reducing F-gas Emissions. The report calls on the Government to enforce existing F-gas regulations and use its procurement…


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SkillFRIDGE 2018: Toshiba Carrier UK leads the way for future engineers

With revenue contributions of over £4.5 billion GDP to the UK economy but a talent pool that is running dry, the impending skills crisis within the engineering sector poses a…


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Hotel Facilities Management Expo 2018

The Hotel Facilities Management Expo is the ultimate destination for the products, features and services optimising the functionality of hotels. The event takes place on the 25th & 26th of…


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REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE to hold events across Europe

The EU project, REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE, will organise a programme of Study Days and Train the Trainer events during the second half of 2018 and into 2019 to reinforce…


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Smoke Control Association - Raising the Bar

Over the last 6 months the Smoke Control Association have been working on raising the bar/getting their house in order within the Smoke Control Association. The primary aim is to…


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IoR free guide to weight scale calibration

The IoR has released a new Good Practice Guide to refrigerant weight scale calibration, which is free to download for a limited period. Good Practice Guide 69 outlines how scales…


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BSI Brexit Position Paper

BSI has consulted its members and stakeholders about the possible implications of Brexit for standards. The BSI Brexit Position Statement sets out the eight key principles on which BSI’s post-Brexit…


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UK Construction Week delivers new Building Tech Live

Building Tech Live will be the most important event in the integrated building technologies sector this October, at the NEC Birmingham. Taking place on 9-11 October 2018, Building Tech Live…


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Smoke Control Association submits proposals to Building Regulations review team

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has submitted proposals to improve smoke control guidelines within Approved Document B of the Building Regulations. The SCA fully supports the current independent review of…


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BESA appoints new chief executive

David Frise has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). He has been combining the roles of head of sustainability at BESA…


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Lucy Porter to host BCIA Awards

Tickets are now on sale for the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards which will be hosted by multi award-winning Lucy Porter. Lucy has been a huge hit with comedy…


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IOR updates Code of Practice for Refrigerants

The Institute of Refrigeration has updated its Safety Code of Practice for Non Flammable, Lower Toxicity Refrigerants (Group A1). The publication provides essential industry guidance for owners, designers, installers and…


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Rushlight Summer Showcase – 14 June 2018, London

The Rushlight Summer Showcase takes place on Thursday 14 June 2018 at Church House Westminster, Dean’s Yard, London, SW1P 3NZ.  It is THE marketplace that brings together cleantech developers and sustainable…


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Low GWP Alternative Refrigerant Learning

A set of free newly updated learning materials are now available from the REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE project. The English versions of nine modules have been developed by a team…


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BCIA welcomes Jon Belfield as a new President

Jon Belfield has been appointed the new President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). He steps up from his position of Vice President and takes over the role from…


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BCIA Awards 2018 finalists announced

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to announce the finalists for the most prestigious industry awards ceremony – the BCIA Awards 2018. This year’s leading industry awards received…


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FETA issues warning against using A2L refrigerants as a retrofit solution

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has recently been advised that there have been some instances of R410A (classified as A1; non-flammable) being completely removed from an air conditioning…


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HPA supports Energy Now Expo 2018

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 a…


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RAC announce F Gas Question Time event on 17th May

RAC Magazine is to hold another of its popular free F-Gas Question Time events, seeking to get to grips with the issues surrounding refrigerants and the F-Gas legislation. The annual…


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IOR to sponsor International Women in Engineering Day 2018

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring the International Women in Engineering Day 2018 (INWED 2018) taking place on 23 June 2018. This…


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EURIS welcomes call for mutual recognition of standards

Responding to the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union’s speech in Vienna, the EURIS Task Force today welcome his call for the mutual recognition of standards between the…


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ADCAS responds to recent cash retention bill

The Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services (ADCAS) has welcomed the recent Government retention payment consultation and responded accordingly. ADCAS endorsed the headline findings in the related report by…


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FETA encourages both ETL registered and non-registered members to take part in ICF research

FETA is encouraging its members to share their views on the Energy Technology List (ETL) and Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme by taking part in ICF’s survey and helping to…


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FETA members get together at the SAP Workshop

Following the appointment of Robust Details Ltd (RDL) and NHBC’s three-year Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) quality control contract, the NHBC hosted a SAP Workshop on Thursday 01 February 2018 at…


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2018 SkillFRIDGE Competition Series

Talented apprentices and students in the air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump sectors are invited to put their technical and professional knowledge to the test and showcase their potential in…


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REFCOM launches new software platform

Specially designed software to help refrigeration and air conditioning contractors manage their projects and track refrigerant usage is available to Refcom members. Launched during the HVACR Show at London’s Excel…


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BRA releases PURR report second edition at HVACR Show

The British Refrigeration Association (BRA) has produced a second edition of its PURR report.   The updated edition was announced last week at the HVACR Show, which took place at…


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EURIS calls for clarity from Government on Transition Period

The EURIS Taskforce has this week issued a call for clarity from the Government over the proposed two-year transition period and what it actually means for UK industry.  EURIS has…


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London Build 2018

FETA are official event partners of London Build - the leading construction exhibition for London and the UK - to be held on 23rd & 24th October, National Hall Olympia.…


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CIBSE Technical Symposium 2018

The CIBSE Technical Symposium 2018 will be held at the London South Bank University from 12-13 April. Themed as 'Stretching the Envelope', the Symposium aims to provide the industry with…


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Join FETA Chief Executive Russell Beattie at the Building Services Forum 2018

FETA is proud to announce its support for the Building Services Forum which is taking place on Thursday, 8 February 2018 at the Building Centre, London. This exciting one-day event…


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FETA welcomes first reading of retentions bill

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has welcomed the first reading of a new retentions bill in parliament on 9th January 2018.   The ‘Aldous Bill’ has been introduced…


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Last chance to enter the BCIA 2018 Awards

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is calling on the industry to seize the opportunity to enter the BCIA 2018 Awards. Time is running out to be in with a…


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RUSHLIGHT SHOW - LONDON, 25 JANUARY 2018

RUSHLIGHT SHOW - LONDON, 25 JANUARY 2018 The 9th Rushlight Show, kindly sponsored by Innovate UK, BEIS, Flanders Investment & Trade,  Carbon Limiting Technologies, Sage, Granted Consultancy, Venner Shipley and…


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Air System Engineering and Technology (ASET) Conference

The Air Movement and Control Association International Inc. (AMCA) has announced the inaugural Air System Engineering and Technology (ASET) Conference-Europe, which will be held on February 20, 2018, in Lyon,…


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Cash Retentions letter - featuring in Daily Telegraph

In a letter to the Daily Telegraph on 18 December 2017 a consortium of more than 20 trade associations and professional bodies representing many small and medium-sized businesses, highlighted facts…


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Interim report into the Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

DCLG issued a News release on 18 December 2017 on behalf of the independent review into building regulations and fire safety. Dame Judith Hackitt, who was appointed by government to…


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Time is running out to enter the BCIA 2018 Awards

The BCIA 2018 Awards return for a 12th successive year which will bring industry professionals under one roof to celebrate innovation, product development, project delivery and excellent training in the…


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RUSHLIGHT SHOW - LONDON, 25 JANUARY 2018

The 9th Rushlight Show, kindly sponsored by Innovate UK, BEIS, Flanders Investment & Trade,  Carbon Limiting Technologies, Sage, Granted Consultancy, Venner Shipley and Smith & Williamson, is taking place on…


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EURIS calls for post Brexit Industry and Government Liaison Body

The EURIS Taskforce is today calling on the Government to establish a post Brexit Industry and Government liaison body with the remit of confirming and recommending for adoption aspects of…


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Ecobuild 2018

Following its acquisition by Futurebuild Events, Ecobuild – the UK’s leading exhibition and conference for construction, design and energy in the sustainable built environment – has revealed the direction and…


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BCIA announces new training courses for 2018

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is pleased to announce the release dates for the new and improved building control training courses for 2018. The brand-new courses will offer building…


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Energy Now Expo 2018 - latest news

The Energy Now Expo showcases the renewable energy options available to the agricultural and rural communities of the UK. Providing practical guidance on the latest opportunities available, the event also…


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Government and industry cement deal to give UK construction the edge

A transformative deal between government and the construction industry which could add billions of pounds to the economy has been announced by Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark today (29…


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Building for 2050

Building for 2050, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, highlights the need to construct housing which is low carbon through its design rather than through reliance…


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Business plan for the CEN standards committee for Ventilation for Buildings

BSI has published the Business plan for the CEN standards committee for Ventilation for Buildings CEN/TC156 deals with all aspects of ventilation for buildings. The scope covers the standardization of…


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Join with key industry professionals at the Building Services Forum 2018

Tickets are now available to purchase for the inaugural Building Services Forum. This brand new industry event will feature a CPD accredited educational seminar programme offering exclusive, specialised content. Attending…


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Energy Now Expo 2018

The Energy Now Expo will be returning to Telford, Shropshire, on 7 and 8 February 2018 for its ninth year, and farmers and landowners across the UK are being urged…


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SCA open letter to the Building Regulations and Fire Safety Review

Following the call for evidence for the independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety by the DCLG on 12 September 2017, the Smoke Control Association (SCA) has written an…


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ASERCOM announces retirement of President Claude Blanc

After more than 4 years as president of ASERCOM, the Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers, Claude Blanc has announced that he is retiring from his position at the end…


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Lifetime Achievement Award for Tom Dee

At the recent Heating and Ventilating Review Awards, long serving HEVAC member, Tom Dee of Johnson and Starley, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Tom has been in the…


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Mike Nankivell strikes gold at RAC Cooling Industry Awards

Mike Nankivell has been honoured for his outstanding work in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.  The RAC Cooling Industry Awards ‘Gold Award’ recognises and rewards those who have made…


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Poll finds European retailers are optimistic about transition from HFCs but challenges remain

One year after the global Kigali amendment to phase-down HFCs, new survey findings from Emerson and international polling company ComRes examine how European retailers are navigating away from HFCs towards…


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EUREKA 2017

“Sustainable technologies for a better life” is the guiding theme of the second edition of EUREKA, an innovative and participatory conference organised by EPEE and EVIA, two leading associations headquartered…


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EURIS highlights importance of successful UK-EU trade deal for the industrial product supplies sector

Further to the recent letter on trade by Leave means Leave, the EURIS Task Force which represents over 3500 UK companies with a turnover of £105 billion across the electrotechncial,…


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UK inquiry into F Gas Regulations

The UK government has launched an inquiry into F-gas emission policies and the future of the F-gas regulations post-Brexit. The inquiry by the Environmental Audit Committee will also look at…


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GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT COULD SIGNAL BEGINNING OF THE END FOR OIL HEATING SYSTEMS

It was announced today (12th Oct 2017) by Claire Perry MP, Minister for Climate & Industry, during a government briefing, “Building on the UK’s Clean Growth Credentials”, that the government…


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Retail Report on HFC Phase-Down in Europe

A new report from the University of Birmingham, commissioned by Emerson to coincide with the one year anniversary of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, has highlighted the significant…


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Transport for London - Fit for Purpose Stations Project

Transport for London is an executive body of the Greater London Authority (GLA), created in 2000 as the integrated body responsible for the Capital’s transport system. Its primary role is…


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BCIA Awards 2018 - Entries are now open

The most anticipated event in the industry’s calendar, the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards 2018 is back for another year. Once again the Hilton Birmingham Metropole will play host to…


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New BSI Publication available

BSI have just issued their publication "What Brexit means for industry standards".  The publication explains the global system of standards and BSI’s role in representing the interests of UK stakeholders.  It…


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Rushlight Awards 2017-18

The Rushlight Awards are the only set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations and initiatives for businesses and other organisations throughout UK,…


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The Post-Brexit UK Trade Policy Summit

To assist companies with their planning and decision-making, City & Financial are organising ‘The Post-Brexit UK Trade Policy Summit’ on 8th November in London. An impressive array of top experts…


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CIBSE Course: Fundementals of Digital Engineering

Following feedback from the highly successful CIBSE BIM Roadshow, attended by hundreds of delegates across the UK and Ireland, CIBSE Training have released a one-day training course to allow engineers, and the wider supply…


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EUREKA 2017: Programme announced

For the second year in a row, EPEE and EVIA will host a high-level conference bringing together NGOs, academia, decision-makers, and industry professionals across the HVAC-R value chain to brainstorm,…


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Kevin Glass to be next IoR President

Bitzer UK MD Kevin Glass will be the next president of the Institute of Refrigeration after his nomination passed unopposed.  Glass was proposed by the IoR’s executive council in July…


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IOR Launches Technical Papers Programme for 2017/18

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR), the leading charity run for the public benefit of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump professionals has just launched its technical papers programme for 2017/18, which…


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The J and E International Gold Medal seeks nominations

The Institute of Refrigeration is calling for nominations for the J&E Hall International Gold Medal. Now in its 40th year, this internationally respected award is given in recognition of outstanding…


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CIBSE Launches Society of Digital Engineering

CIBSE has launched the Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) at the Royal Academy of Engineering. Recognising the increasing percentage of engineering tasks being conducted in a purely digital environment, the…


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BCIA Management Committee welcomes three new members

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the Management Committee. Following a vote by BCIA members, Sandy Damm, Terry Sharp…


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IIR HFO Conference - Abstract submission deadline approaching

There is still time to submit your abstract for the inaugural international conference on the application of HFO refrigerants. Abstracts are due on 2 October 2017 and are required to…


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LEADING INDUSTRY STARS WIN POWER PLAYERS 2017

Two young and outstanding performers in the electrotechnical and engineering services industry have won the inaugural ‘Power Players’ initiative, following an announcement at the ED&I Expo in Birmingham. 26-year-old project…


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SIRACH event at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

SIRACH will be holding an event on Application for Cryogenic Cooling on 12 October at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).   The day will be a great opportunity to find…


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BRA stalwart Don Belcher retires

Don Belcher, a long standing member of the BRA and managing director of Aylesbury-based refrigeration equipment distributor Titan Engineering, has recently retired after more than 40 years in the industry.…


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BESA National Conference 19th October 2017

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) National Conference will be held in London on October 19th. The full day event at the four-star Park Plaza Riverbank hotel will focus heavily…


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Register now for The HVAC and Refrigeration Show

Registration is now open for the UK’s only national exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors taking place at ExCeL, London from 23-25 January 2018.…


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Build2Perform Live programme announced

CIBSE’s Build2Perform Live event for building performance professionals takes place at London Olympia, on 21 and 22 November 2017. The programme has now been released.  You can now book your…


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FETA supports the Building Services Forum

FETA has announced its support of the inaugural Building Services Forum. The one-day event will incorporate a comprehensive CPD accredited seminar programme designed to open the debate on the future…


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BFCMA supports Chimney Fire Safety Week 2017

The BFCMA is supporting Chimney Fire Safety Week 2017. Brought to you by Fire Kills and HETAS, Chimney Fire Safety Week was introduced in 2009 and aims to raise awareness…


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Danfoss event focuses on refrigerants

Danfoss is to present a week of training and events to help engineers and decision makers adapt to the ever-changing refrigerant landscape. Faced with refrigerant phase-downs, price increases and possible…


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HVAC and Refrigeration Show Update

With less than seven months to go, the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors is over 70% sold. The HVAC &…


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The smart effects of wellbeing in the workplace

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is highlighting the importance of occupant wellbeing in commercial buildings. As technology continues to evolve, there is an increasing focus on the wellness of…


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Top Young Professionals Reach Power Players final

Four leading young professionals from across the engineering and electrotechnical industry have reached the final of Power Players – and now face an online public vote. The shortlisted entrants to…


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Government announces an independent review of building regulations and fire safety.

An independent review of building regulations and fire safety has been announced by the government.  This follows the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, which raised serious questions about the fire…


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ADCAS celebrates 20 years

ADCAS – the Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services – recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary in style with a dinner cruise along the Thames. Guests on the night enjoyed…


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SkillFRIDGE competitors set their sights on the final

The qualifying heats of the 2017 SkillFRIDGE competition series have come to a close and the apprentices and students who took part now have their sights firmly set on the…


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FETA announces leadership changes

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced changes to its senior positions, with Graham Wright standing down as FETA Chairman, and the British Refrigeration Association (BRA) President John…


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CIBSE announces Build2Perform Live

Coming to London Olympia on 21-22 November 2017 is CIBSE’s newest event Build2Perform Live.  FREE to attend, visitors will be able to choose from a seminar programme with over twenty…


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BESA launches national technical conference and awards

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) will hold a combined national technical conference and awards dinner on October 19th in London. The full day event at the Park Plaza Riverbank…


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European Heat Pump Summit 2017

For the fifth time, international heat pump experts will be gathering at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg for the European Heat Pump Summit on 24 and 25 October 2017. Speakers at the…


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12th IEA Heat Pump Conference

The 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference took place in Rotterdam in May. The recently released issue of the HPT Magazine summarises some of the numerous sessions, Workshops, Award ceremonies, and…


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New BESA President to focus on youth

Tim Hopkinson has been elected President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) for 2017/18. The managing director of the ductwork manufacturer and installation contractor E Poppleton and Son took…


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HPA expresses disappointment following further delays to RHI reform

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has expressed its disappointment and frustration following news that the delay in bringing in the vital Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms will now extend beyond…


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SkillFRIDGE 2017 Update

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Latest news on the HVAC and Refrigeration Show 2018

Stand sales gather pace as new format excites industry participation In line with feedback that 60% of companies and attendees at previous shows carry out most of their business in…


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London Construction Awards 2017

The London Construction Awards are the leading and most prestigious construction awards in London.  The LCA’s recognise achievements, developments and innovation within London’s booming construction industry and feature a wide…


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Refcom Technical Bulletin on refrigerant recovery

Refrigerant recovery is the topic for the latest technical bulletin from certification company Refcom. The bulletin is designed to inform members of their responsibilities under relevant regulations, and the vital…


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REAL Alternatives to be expanded across Europe with support of European Commission environment and climate action programme

As part of its environment and climate action funding programme the European Commission will be co-financing the expansion of the REAL Alternatives blended learning programme for low GWP refrigerants.  ”REAL…


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FETA and HPA sign DecarbHeat Declaration of Support

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) and the Heat Pump Association (HPA) have demonstrated their commitment to carbon free heating and cooling by signing the DecarbHeat Declaration of Support.…


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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

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Invest in training for future success

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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

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Refcom guide: Sales of pre-charged equipment

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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

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ADCAS marks 20 years as the voice of the ductwork industry

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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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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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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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HPA announces support for new RHI scheme reforms

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) broadly welcomes the release today (14th December) of the Government’s intended reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in Spring 2017. Mike Nankivell, President…


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IOR Presidential Address and Debate

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) President, Steve Gill FInstR will be hosting a debate on the topic of “Is Air Conditioning for Comfort Cooling necessary for the UK?” on the…


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EVIA membership update

The European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) is the European association for the ventilation industry. It is located in Brussels, so is well placed to communicate with the European Commission. FETA…


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Smoke Control Association unveils new training course

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


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HPA outlines key points in new CCC report

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) is greatly encouraged that the report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) – ‘Next steps for UK heat policy’ - repeatedly emphasises the leading…


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Gain recognition at the leading industry awards

The BCIA calls for the entire controls industry to submit their entries for the 2017 BCIA Awards, to gain the recognition they deserve and celebrate the achievements of their industry.…


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European Commission publishes Ecodesign Working Plan

The European Commission has recently published its Ecodesign Working Plan for the period 2016-2019.  This gives a useful overview of the whole Ecodesign process, and highlights the important market sectors…


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AREA F Gas guide update

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New F Gas studies available

Two new F Gas studies on standards and training have been published by DG CLIMA.  These cover possible barriers to the use of climate friendly technologies, and availability of training…


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NEW CBI Report Launched

A new CBI report lays out plans to power UK productivity and increase UK economy by more than 10% in a decade. Unlocking higher regional productivity could add £208bn to…


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CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2017

The most impressive shortlist yet has been announced, as the CIBSE Building Performance Awards prepares to celebrate 10 years. Judges were particularly impressed to see that more projects were considering…


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ECA Annual Awards 2017

Engineering services organisations are encouraged to submit entries for the ECA Annual Awards.  The industry-leading ECA Annual Awards 2017, which recognise some of the top-performing organisations across electrical and other…


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F Gas Regulation: Updated guidance for importers of precharged equipment

Importers of pre-charged equipment into the EU will be required to have sufficient quota to cover the quantity of fluorinated greenhouse gases the equipment contains from January 1st 2017.  Updated…


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Technical Report available

The FETA Technical Report for November is available in the members area of the website 22-11-2016


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FETA supports edie Live 2017

edie Live is the only event in the calendar giving energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals the opportunity to experience everything that’s new in this marketplace, in real life.  From…


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Firetrace Ductwork issues reminder on ductwork installation responsibilities

Firetrace Ductwork Ltd is reminding organisations to consider their responsibilities and legal liability when specifying or installing fire rated ductwork. As made clear in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order…


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ADCAS set to unveil new Trailblazer apprenticeship

ADCAS – the Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services – is assisting in implementing a new apprenticeship standard as part of the Government’s Trailblazer initiative. What is Trailblazer? In…


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HPA supports the Energy Now Expo 2017

The Energy Now Expo, the renewable energy event designed specifically for farmers and landowners, will return to the Telford International Centre, Shropshire on 8th & 9th February 2017. Being held…


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BFCMA releases Commercial Flue guide

Designed to provide a clearer understanding of how chimneys and flues should be selected and installed in commercial applications, the new Commercial Flue Guide from the British Flue & Chimney…


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BCIA awards 2017

Now is the time to ask yourself, have you got what it takes to be a winner? Start working on your entry for the next BCIA Awards; the most prestigious…


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Building Services Summit 2016 tackles the big issues for our sector head on.

The Building Services Summit will be asking the hard questions and looking for input from delegates as well as industry experts. This year, it's all about finding solutions to make…


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News from the Birmingham Energy Institute

At a recent meeting of the BRA Contractor’s section, Gavin Harper of the Birmingham Energy Institute, gave a very interesting presentation on their project “Doing Cool Smarter”, which was launched…


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Paris Climate Agreement News

The European Parliament has voted to give its consent to the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement. This vote represents an important milestone towards the formal ratification of the Agreement…


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Awareness of IAQ continues to grow

FETA has continued to push the agenda on indoor air quality (IAQ) and general awareness surrounding this important topic is now growing at an increasing rate. Inexorably linked to outdoor…


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FETA calls for a balanced approach to BREXIT

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is calling on the Government to think carefully about any potential changes to agreed policies, regulations or directives, following the vote to leave…


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FETA perspective on A2L refrigerants

Due to the F Gas Regulations there is now significant pressure to reduce the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of fluorocarbon refrigerants. Non-fluorocarbon refrigerants all have low GWP but the only…


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Value engineering is highlighted as key cause of poor building performance

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has highlighted value engineering as one of the main causes of poor building performance and emphasises that working together is the best way forward…


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FMA appoints Alan Macklin as their new chairman

On 6th October, at a full capacity meeting of the Fan Manufacturers Association, Alan Macklin of Elta Group Ltd, took over as chairman for the next two year period.  Outgoing…


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EUREKA 2016

The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) and the European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) are holding their inaugural conference “EUREKA 2016: Heating, Cooling, Ventilation & Refrigeration: Sustainable technologies…


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SCA Guidance Note for the use of Inverters

The Smoke Control Association has produced an SCA Guidance Note for the use of Inverters or Variable Speed Drives in powered smoke ventilation systems. This one-page guidance note is intended…


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CIBSE BIM Roadshow

For all the publicity surrounding BIM and the Government requirement for the use of BIM Level 2 on its contracts, many working across the construction supply chain still lack real…


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Energy Now Expo 2017

The Energy Now Expo is set to return on 8 – 9 February 2017, at Telford International Centre. The Expo showcases the renewable energy opportunities available to the agricultural and…


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NMRO now part of Regulatory Delivery

Regulatory Delivery was formed on 1st April 2016 and brings together the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) and the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) to focus on regulation and…


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AREA develops F Gas logbook for record keeping

AREA has developed a simple spreadsheet that will serve as a tool for contractors and their clients to fulfil their record keeping obligations under the F-Gas Regulation. Article 6 of…


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Technical Report available

The FETA Technical Report for August is available in the members area of the website 01-09-2016


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FMA works with HSE to raise awareness on the ATEX directive

The Fan Manufacturers Association (FMA) is warning company directors and employers that selecting the wrong fan for their working environment could put premises and occupiers at risk. This has become…


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Blue Guide on the implementation of EU products rules 2016

EPEE have advised us that the EU Blue Guide on the implementation of product rules 2016 has now been published.  This guide gives a huge amount of information regarding EU…


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EPEE-ASERCOM Symposium at Chillventa 2016

Reducing Europe’s energy consumption and dependency on imports remains Europe’s greatest challenge. Europe’s 2020 targets call for a 20 percent energy savings target, which has been updated to 27 percent…


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Energy Efficiency and Skills high on the agenda at HVAC 2016

HVAC 2016, the only construction show in the UK dedicated to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, has released the details of its comprehensive seminar schedule. Day one of the event addresses…


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Lee Coffin takes over as Chairman of the BCIA Marketing Working Group

Lee Coffin has been appointed as the Chairman of the Marketing Working Group for the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). Lee is Chief Operating Officer for Western Automation, a national…


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Celebrity engineer Kate Bellingham to chair Building Services Summit 2016

Former BBC presenter and engineer Kate Bellingham is to host a series of panel discussions at this year’s Building Services Summit. Kate is one of the UK’s best-known engineers and…


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BCIA elects Jon Belfield as Vice President

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has elected Jon Belfield, managing Director of InTandem Systems, as its new Vice President. Jon has been in the building controls sector for over…


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SkillFRIDGE regional heats under way

Designed to test students studying up to Level 3 in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) sectors, the national SkillFRIDGE competition is well under way. With two regional…


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The Building Services Summit 2016 announces new speakers

New speakers have been announced for the Building Services Summit 2016, which has been launched by three leading industry services trade associations; The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), Building Engineering…


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Apprenticeship Funding extension - government request for employer views

£2.5 billion will be invested in apprenticeship training by 2020 under plans unveiled by the government. The apprenticeship programme - launched in 2010 - has already given 2.9 million people…


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CBI responds to apprenticeship levy consultation

The CBI has responded to the Government’s launch of the Apprenticeship Levy funding consultation. CBI Director-General, Carolyn Fairbairn, said: “We welcome the Government’s focus on growing investment in apprenticeships, and…


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FETA Chairman's letter on the EU Referendum

Dear FETA members, In the wake of the EU referendum there has been much political activity, both within the UK and beyond, and endless speculation as to how things may…


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HVAC Industry heads discuss new strategies

FETA Chairman Graham Wright and HPA President Mike Nankivell were panellists at the latest HVAC Advisory panel, hosted by HVAC 2016 as part of UK Construction Week.   Attended by…


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EPEE and EVIA host inaugural conference

EPEE  and EVIA will be holding their inaugural conference “EUREKA 2016: Heating, Cooling & Ventilation: Sustainable technologies for a better life”.  This unique event, to be held in The Hague on…


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New Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department a welcome nod to joined up government says HPA President.

Commenting on Teresa May’s new cabinet, Mike Nankivell, President of the Heat Pump Association (HPA) said. "Few could have predicted the political upheaval that resulted from the BREXIT vote, or…


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New President for the British Refrigeration Association

John Smith, Group Technical Director for Beijer Ref UK & Ireland, has taken over the role of President of the British Refrigeration Association.  John (pictured left) succeeds Mike Lawrence (right) –…


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News from EVIA

Since joining EVIA, it has become evident that a lot of information is generated by this organisation which is of importance to our industry, but there is also a lot…


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New CIBSE Guide B released

Guide B is one of CIBSE's most popular publications, representing a consensus on what constitutes relevant good practice guidance on the applied design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)…


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Developing European Standards - BSI says its business as usual

One of the areas that FETA members are involved in is the development of European standards, and some members have questioned what will happen following the referendum result on 24…


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CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2017

Each year the CIBSE Technical Symposium programme is created from reviewed papers and case studies that have been submitted from a broad spectrum of professional and academic practitioners. The 2017…


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CBI Briefing for members

The CBI has published a Briefing for Members - Brexit: What happens next? which members may find useful. A checklist of considerations for companies now, details of alternatives and the…


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Another successful FETA Lunch

The annual FETA Lunch held on 14th April was, once again, a great success.  Over 600 members and their guests enjoyed a delicious lunch at The Brewery in London.  The…


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EVIA Indoor Air Quality seminar

FETA joined EVIA (European Ventilation Industries Association) last year and we are beginning to forge firm links with this Brussels based association.  EVIA arranged a seminar on Indoor Air Quality…


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FETA members at RAC Question Time event

FETA members sponsored the recent RAC magazine F Gas Question Time event held on 19th May, which focused on EN378 and new developments on low GWP, mildly flammable refrigerants.  The event…


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EHPA Forum

The European Heat Pump Association, of which our own HPA are members, held its annual meeting in Paris on 18-20th May.  The event included the EHPA General Assembly, and the…


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FETA represented at International standards meeting for fans in China

Fan experts from the UK and eleven other countries participated in the recent ISO technical meetings on fans in Beijing in April 2016. This important technical committee is chaired by…


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BRA member in Top 50 Women in Engineering

We are proud to announce that BRA Council member, Jane Gartshore BSc FInstR has been named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering by the Daily Telegraph.  The list,…


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PURR Report

The new report from BRA Putting into Use Replacement Refrigerants is available to download. 28-04-2016


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Humidity Group White Paper on Indoor Air Quality

The HEVAC Humidity Group launched their paper on Indoor Air Quality at the recent ACR Show.  It is available to download here. 28-04-2016


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FMA ATEX documents

Responding to the new edition of the ATEX Directive, the Fan manufacturers Association (FMA) has revised their two ATEX guides 28-04-2016


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GAMBICA/SCA Guide - Fire Mode in Variable Speed Drives

This Guide is to provide a reference for Variable Speed Drive (VSD) manufacturers and users to establish criteria by which Fire Mode in VSD should be defined. This is to…


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FETA's Mike Duggan awarded

Congratulations to Mike Duggan, our Technical Manager, who received the Alan Moor award at the ACR News Awards on 17 Feb 2016. The award is presented every year in recognition…


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