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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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