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The Cold Chain advocates need to show their mettle – click here for editor’s view

Andrew Gaved, Editor


Man gets prison time in US for venting R-22

13 August 2014

A 35-year-old man has pleaeded guilty in federal court to violating the Clean Air Act after law enforcement officers witnessed him cutting a refrigerant line on an AC unit and illegally venting R-22 into the atmosphere.


Wireless controls set to grow to 57.4 million by 2023

11 August 2014

According to a new report from the research firm Navigant Research , shipments of wireless control nodes for commercial buildings will grow from 12.9 million in 2014 to 57.4 million by 2023.

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ASHRAE announces ‘In Operation’ building energy rating

11 August 2014

ASHRAE has announced it is now using methodology from its standard for energy efficiency in existing buildings to calculate the rating.

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RAC magazine offer – Save 70% of the usual rate and pay just £23!

15 August 2014 | Updated: 15 August 2014

For a limited time only, you can save 70% off the usual annual subscription rate on RAC magazine – instead of paying £79, you pay just £23 - now there’s an offer you can’t refuse!


Viessmann launches new line of cold rooms

19 August 2014

Refrigeration and cold storage manufacturer Viessmann launches a new range of affordable cold rooms designed for private gastronomy customers, small restaurants, hotels and caterers.

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Construction industry growth continues but firms warn on labour and material costs

19 August 2014

New data from the CPA’s Construction Trade Survey shows an increase in activity across all areas of construction during Q2, but highlights that rising costs may represent a significant barrier to future growth.


Morrisons fights back as it extends opening hours across half its estate

18 August 2014

Struggling grocer Morrisons has extended opening hours at nearly half of its stores as it aims to win back share in the tough market.

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First-ever UK map of water-source heat pump potential published in bid to kickstart development

15 August 2014

DECC says its map, identifiying 40 urban rivers and estuaries that could provide 1 MW should help local authorities and developers to identify prime locations for low-carbon heat.

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Bumper digital edition of RAC August now available with highlights of IIR Cold Chain Conference Subscription Required

15 August 2014 | Updated: 15 August 2014

August digital edition of RAC contains all the magazine, plus 12 full papers from the recent IIR Cold Chain Conference. Simply register to download

Asda expects Christmas growth but cautions over 'two-speed recovery'

15 August 2014

Asda boss Andy Clarke expects to deliver growth over Christmas despite tough conditions, but has cautioned that a two-speed recovery could hamper the revival.

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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.

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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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The new F-Gas is here. Don’t panic. Don’t do nothing

28 May 2014

Want a quiet life after R22? Think again – it’s time to embrace a new way of working.

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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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IoR blazes a trail

The Institute is working with employers and the government to develop a new apprenticeship specifically for rac engineers. Secretary Miriam Rodway reports



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RAC Engineer Summer 2014 issue free to view online!

9 July 2014

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