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Keep the heat on in critical infrastructure

A disaster plan involving temporary measures may be critical for heathcare and education buildings undergoing boiler repairs in the coming months.... 
 11 Jun 2021

Lower GWP R515B offered on water-cooled heat pump chillers

Aermec has announced that its WFGN and WFGI water-cooled chiller and heat pumps will now be available with the option of using R515B, a lower GWP HFO refrigerant that has an A1 non-flammable classification.... 
 11 Jun 2021

Ask anything at Heat Heat Pump Month

Heat Pump Month opens next week with an Ask Me Anything online event where attendees can get any heat pump-related question answered by industry experts, while enjoying a sociable get-together with peers and colleagues.... 
 11 Jun 2021
OFTEC appoints Kevin Steadman, John Vinter and Andrew Borland

Triple appointment at OFTEC 

OFTEC has announced three new appointments to its technical and inspection teams as the trade association continues to strengthen its off-grid services for technicians working across liquid fuel, solid fuel and renewable heating technologies.... 
 10 Jun 2021

UK Energy industry commits to net zero target

UK energy sector trade bodies have come together to present a united voice to Government and build back greener ahead of COP26.... 
 10 Jun 2021
John Kellett, Mitsubishi Electic

Mitsubishi increases AC production in Turkey

Mitsubishi Electric has announced a $18m investment in its Turkish factory to boost air conditioning production and start the manufacture of air source heat pumps at the 40,000m2 facility in Manisa, just inland from the Aegean Sea port of Izmir.... 
 8 Jun 2021
Baxi Assure

Baxi Assure strengthens specification team

To help meet demand for residential specification hot water and heating solutions, the Baxi Assure sales team has been strengthened with the addition of two new specification managers in the North and South of the UK.... 
 8 Jun 2021

Johnson Controls selects R-454B refrigerant

After extensive research, testing and evaluation, Johnson Controls has selected R-454B, a lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, to replace R-410A in its ducted residential and commercial unitary products as well as air-cooled scroll ... 
 8 Jun 2021
Chris Yates takes on the role of chief executive of FETA in September

FETA names new chief executive

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced that the new FETA Chief Executive will be Chris Yates.... 
 7 Jun 2021

HVR Awards: Get your entries in by July 30

The deadline for The HVR Awards 2021 has now been extended to July 30 to allow everyone in the industry a chance of success.... 
 7 Jun 2021

Explosions send refrigerant warning

A spate of fatal accidents linked to faulty repair work on refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in Nigeria should prompt a swift response from the international community, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 3 Jun 2021

Wellbeing risk when converting shops into flats

Building specifiers and contractors must champion a healthy approach to M&E solutions when converting shops into flats according to REHAU, following claims that this trend could lead to ‘low quality homes’.

The move towards turning commercial premises into housing is already underway, with thinktanks like the Social Market Foundation suggesting that turning collapsed retail businesses into residential space could create 800,000 new homes.

While new Permitted Development Rights ensure space standards will be upheld and extremely small ‘rabbit hutch’ flats avoided, polymer supplier REHAU has expressed concern with regards to wellbeing being ‘value-engineered’ out of these buildings later on. 

 1 Jun 2021

China's HVAC trade fairs welcome 980 exhibitors 

ISH China & China International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Sanitation & Home Comfort Systems (CIHE) concluded its three-day run on 14 May after welcoming 69,243 visitors and 980 exhibitors 
 1 Jun 2021

Heat Pump Month schedule released

Heat Pump Month, backed by Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSPHA), Heat Pump Association (HPA) Heat Pump Federation and MCS kicks off on Thursday 17th June with a month-long series of free-to-attend online events to bring together housing, ... 
 1 Jun 2021
Albion

Albion offers opportunities for local community

Albion Valves UK has taken on an additional two apprentices, bringing its total number of apprentices in the business to three.... 
 1 Jun 2021
New starters marketing specialist Richard Reid; technical support manager Will Griffiths; customer service assistant Sara Nevett; and trainee internal sales assistant Natalie Hands

Lochinvar reports surge in demand as market recovers

Commercial hot water and heating company Lochinvar has recruited four new members of staff at its Banbury HQ in response to growing demand for its products and expertise.... 
 28 May 2021
BESA head of technical Graeme Fox

Skills gap threatens safety and environmental aims

A shortage of skilled technicians will make it increasingly difficult for the refrigeration and air conditioning sector to adopt new ‘alternative’ refrigerants, which are critical to achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets, according to BESA.

The Association’s head of technical Graeme Fox said this week that too many operatives had out-of-date practical skills and were unfamiliar with renewable technologies and the flammable refrigerants that were quickly taking over from global warming gases. 

 28 May 2021

BESA welcomes fast tracking of wellbeing standard

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has praised the British Standards Institute (BSI) for deciding to speed up the development of a new standard for measuring indoor environment quality (IEQ).... 
 28 May 2021

Brits concerned over air quality after lockdown

As businesses plan to return employees to their workplaces over the coming weeks and months, new research shows that Brits are getting increasingly concerned about air quality.... 
 26 May 2021

Battery Storage training course launched

Renewable energy training provider, GTEC, has launched a battery storage training course, offering electricians and renewable installers the chance to upskill to install Electrical Energy Storage Systems (EESS)... 
 26 May 2021
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