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RUSHLIGHT SHOW - LONDON, 30 JANUARY 2020

The 11th Rushlight Show, kindly sponsored by Innovate UK, BEIS, Flanders Investment & Trade,  Carbon Limiting Technologies, Granted Consultancy, Venner Shipley and London South Bank University is taking place on…


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Karen Perry becomes the new Chair of The IOR's Women in RACHP Network

Karen Perry from Daikin has recently become the new Chairperson for the Institute of Refrigeration’s (IOR) Women in RACHP Network. She follows in the footsteps of Samantha Buckell who held…


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Heat Pump Association launches vision report

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has launched its vision report; “Delivering Net Zero: A Roadmap for the Role of Heat Pumps”. The report, available to download from the HPA website,…


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Apprentices show off their talent at the SkillFRIDGE final 2019

The WorldSKills UK Live final, November 21-23, saw the SkillFRIDGE finalists go head to head to compete for the coveted gold medal. The finals were held at the NEC in…


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IOR members in South West set up local Society

The new South West and South Wales Refrigeration Society was officially launched earlier this month during an Institute of Refrigeration Cool Talk Breakfast Briefing. With over 35 participants at the…


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IOR announces appointment of new President-Elect and trustees

At the recent IOR AGM held on 6th November the current President, Kevin Glass, announced that Mike Creamer had been voted in as the next President-Elect. The role of the…


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Heating Installers Have Their Say

To tackle climate change, the UK has a legal commitment for carbon emissions to be net zero by 2050. This means that high carbon fossil fuels currently used to heat…


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Play a starring role at the 2020 BCIA Awards

Does your company deserve to be in the spotlight? Perhaps a fellow colleague deserves some extra recognition after exceeding expectations on a project? Don’t miss the chance to put your…


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Heat pump industry rises to meet low carbon challenge

Reducing or eliminating domestic carbon emissions will involve transforming the UK’s entire housing stock through a combination of improved insulation, behavioural change and a reduction in the use of carbon…


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Major fair payment and mental health initiative launches

A major new payment and mental health survey has been launched by 27 bodies in the UK construction industry, to understand how poor payment practices are impacting mental health and…


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SKILLcard renewals now available online

Holders of Engineering Services SKILLcards are now able to renew their cards online following another upgrade of the online SKILLcard application system operated by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).…


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Women in RACHP Network launches survey

The Women in RACHP Network is encouraging everyone in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector to take a survey to be in with a chance of winning a…


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House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Report published

The Science and Technology Committee has highlighted the lack of Government policies in place to deliver the net zero target by 2050 and recommends 10 steps the Government should take…


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European groups produce leaflet on illegal refrigerant imports

With the European market swamped with cheap, illegal refrigerant, the contractors association AREA, refrigeration component manufacturers group ASERCOM, refrigerant producers organisation EFCTC, and EPEE, the European Partnership for Energy &…


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New AREA guide to EN 378

AREA, the European refrigeration contractors association, has issued a new publication "Introduction to Refrigeration Standard EN 378".  This is a useful and practical guide to the standard, and the calculations…


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