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Now is the time to influence the future of retail click here for editor’s view

Andrew Gaved, Editor

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Daikin looks to change US air conditioning habits with £270 million Houston factory

19 January 2015

Daikin has announced plans to build a $410 million (£270 million) factory campus near Houston, Texas, as it seeks to convert the US market to VRV and VRF technology, rather than the more common ducted systems.


Bosch acquires building technology business Climatec

19 January 2015

Robert Bosch North America Corp. has acquired Climatec LLC, a provider of energy efficiency, building automation, security, and life-safety solutions for the U.S. market.

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nomos introduces 'Internet of Things' automation solution to connect any device

19 January 2015

nomos system AG has introduced three products that the company says provide universal automation for a seamless path into the Internet of Things (IoT) market.

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Waitrose to expand with 230,000 sq ft of new store space

28 January 2015

Retaier announces seven new supermarkets, seven convenience stores and two major extensions in Spring campaign

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Emerson Climate Technologies offers to help supply chain move to lower-GWP refrigerants

28 January 2015

Compressor giant Emerson Climate Technologies has announced that it is willing to devote more resources to hasten adoption of new refrigerants in wake of F-Gas and expected US EPA rules

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Honeywell announces commercial launch of HFO refrigerant range

28 January 2015

Honeywell has announced the commercial launch of four new HFO products, including its first HFO blends, designed to replace R134a and R404A

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Tony MacWhirter, chief executive of MacWhirter group and cooling pioneer, dies after battle with cancer

28 January 2015

Tony MacWhirter, a pioneer in the growth of commercial air conditioning in the UK and charismatic boss of the family firm, has died after a battle with cancer

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B&ES publishes manifesto for HVAC and construction change

28 January 2015

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has published its BusinessManifesto in orderto highlight the issues it believes the next Government, whatever its political colour, must address if UK construction is to remain ‘genuinely fit-for-purpose’

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Ignorance of refrigerant rules will have 'major impact on building owners' warns BSRIA

28 January 2015

Building services body warns that confusion and ignorance over R22 could significantly impact business for building owners and operators. “The time to act is now” says BSRIA

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Roy Holden, one of the AC industry’s influencers of the 1970s and 1980s, dies

26 January 2015

TEV has announced that its original managing director Roy Holden, passed away on 16 January after a long illness.


Mexichem appeals against US Commision refrigerant ruling

21 January 2015

Mexichem Fluor has appealed the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling that the import of Chinese refrigerant gas does not harm U.S. industry.

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Rod Pettigrew unexpectedly resigns B&ES leadership after two years

20 January 2015

The B&ES is looking for a new chief executive after the resignation of Rod Pettigrew. The reasons for his resignation were not disclosed, although his departure was described as ‘entirely amicable.’

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Work at height worst practice revealed as 'Idiots on Ladders' crowned

12 January 2015

Equipment body the Ladder Association reveals results of its annual search for unsafe practice with jaw-dropping pictures sent in by the public

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Final day for cooling industry to have its say on F-Gas

20 January 2015 | Updated: 20 January 2015

The consultation on how the new F-Gas regulations should be implemented finishes today, January 20, giving cooling firms less than a week to offer its input on how the regulations should be policed and inspected.


DEFRA launches guidance on new F-gas regulation

19 January 2015

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has released a guide to the requirements of the updated F-Gas regulation, including the phasing down of HFCs and product bans.



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Honeywell begins full-scale production of R1234ze

7 January 2015

Honeywell has announced it has started full-scale commercial production of R1234ze.

andrew gaved

Now is the time to influence the future of retail

17 December 2014

Collaboration across the cold chain is the industry’s great opportunity to make a real difference to save energy

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Let’s not get dragged back by the current

28 November 2014

The industry has made such great progress on the F-Gas Regulations – but that doesn’t mean we can be complacent

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Can we blame India for putting the brake on an HFC refrigerant phasedown?

25 November 2014

India has made some pretty compelling arguments for not rushing to sign up for the global rush to HFC phasedown. It is now up to the developed nations to achieve an acceptable resolution

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GEA recieves Data Centre product award

4 December 2014

GEA Heat Exchangers receive China Data Center Product Application Award 2014 for its GEA Multi-DENCO close-control precision climate-control system.

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Airedale launches AireTile floor fan solution to target data centre hotspots

13 November 2014

Airedale International has introduced a simple air flow management system to target data centre hotspots and improve the efficiency of aisle containment systems.

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