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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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