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Tenth Anniversary Cooling Awards tomorrow!

23 September 2014 | Updated: 23 September 2014

The biggest event in the industry calendar, the Cooling Industry Awards is set to celebrate its tenth anniversary tomorrow!

Tesco persuades M&S to release CFO Alan Stewart early amid accounting crisis

23 September 2014

Tesco’s new chief financial officer, Alan Stewart, will join the grocer today after a deal was struck with Marks & Spencer to terminate his contract early.

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Call for supply chain to embrace training

23 September 2014

Trainer and consultant Business Edge has added its voice to those who believe that the forthcoming F-Gas regulations will put pressure on the whole supply chain and engineers in particular.

Ingersoll-Rand announces plan to convert to HFO refrigerants

22 September 2014

Owner of Trane and Thermo King believes strategy of exiting HFCs by 2030 and halving CO2 emissions by 2020 is more far-reaching than competitors

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Integral joins forces with Energy Training Hub for national refrigeration, energy and electrical training

22 September 2014

Contractor and trainer collaborate on new courses centred on Integral’s Cooling Award-winning Minworth training centre

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Institute of Refrigeration's Grand Dinner 2015

22 September 2014

On the 19th February 2015 the Institute of Refrigeration will be holding its Annual Dinner at the Grange St Pauls Hotel in the heart of the City of London.


RDM acquires Asian operation as part of global expansion strategy

22 September 2014

Resource Data Management has acquired RDM Asia, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, as part of its global growth strategy.


US industry announces $5 billion refrigerant research plan

17 September 2014

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) president and CEO Stephen Yurek announces American HVACR industry will invest $5 bn in research and development funds over the next decade for new-generation refrigerants and equipment

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HVAC Service Franchises Industry Forecast to See Growth

29 August 2014

The HVAC service franchises market has seen improved performance over the last two years, and can expect industry growth to 2019, according to a report from IBISWorld.


Study says 70% of 'Internet of Things' devices vulnerable to attack

29 August 2014

HP has announced the release of its Internet of Things State of the Union Study, which indicates that 70 percent of the most commonly used Internet of Things (IoT) devices exhibit serious vulnerabilities to attack by hackers.

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‘Prepare for new ways of working’ as F-Gas refrigeration regs come to pass

22 May 2014

Speakers at RAC’s F-Gas Question Time warn that for cooling industry ‘it can no longer be business as usual’

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Sign up to RAC’s F-Gas Question Time now! – 21st May

29 April 2014

RAC’s forthcoming F-Gas Question Time event, in association with Daikin UK, is set to cover a whole range of issues on the revised regulation, including refrigerant selection – don’t miss out, sign up now!

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Intrepid cyclists from Pipe Center and Climate Center hit the road for Help for Heroes

6 August 2014

A team from Pipe Center and Climate Center hit the road earlier this month for a 60-mile charity cycle ride through the lanes of glorious Worcestershire.




European Commission set to take Germany to court over Mobile Air Conditioning Directive

15 September 2014

The Reuters news agency has reported that the EC is now ready to further its case against Germany, following carmaker Daimler’s continued flouting of the MAC Directive

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We’ve helped the cooling industry to face the future

28 August 2014

The Cooling Awards have played a major role in helping the industry improve its green credentials, writes Andrew Gaved

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The Cold Chain advocates need to show their mettle

29 July 2014

The cooling industry can make a significant difference to people in the developing world

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Don’t let communication let us down

23 June 2014

The F-Gas regs make it vital to make clear to customers what their responsibilities are.

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Big Data driving data centre growth in Australia

9 July 2014

Three-quarters of local businesses and organisations expected to increase spending on data centre facilities in the next 12 months due to Big data, virtualisation and business continuity.

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PGS moves on up

30 April 2014

When PGS needed to upgrade its exisiting data-centre facility due to an expansion in business, it turned to original partner Keysource, says Rob Elder

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