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Building Energy Management for Smaller Buildings to Top $6 Billion from 2014 to 2022

13 October 2014

The market for building energy management systems for small and medium-sized commercial buildings is expanding as building owners and managers demand more energy savings and easier ways to manage energy use in their facilities, says research

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Johnson Controls, WRI Launch New Building Efficiency Initiative

13 October 2014

Johnson Controls and the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization, have announced the creation of the Building Efficiency Initiative to support and accelerate energy efficiency action in cities.

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New Report Highlights Value of Solar Heating and Cooling

13 October 2014

A new report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) illustrates the benefits achieved by utilizing solar heating and cooling (SHC) systems for U.S. businesses and commercial buildings.

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Winners and losers in controversial refrigeration report

14 October 2014

The Environmental Investigation Agency has released its annual ‘Chilling Facts’ report, which grades the performance of the UK’s major supermarkets on refrigeration policy.

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Sainsbury's, Waitrose and M&S sign up for Retail Question Time!

14 October 2014

Three major supermarkets sign up for the forthcoming RAC Retail Question Time, sponsored by Resource Data Management, and to be held on 26th November at RICS in London.

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Tesco 'leaderless' says supplier as accounting scandal creates culture of fear

20 October 2014

Tesco’s accounting scandal has created a culture of fear among its buyers and is impeding the running of the business, according to one of its major suppliers.


Waitrose introduces 'Click and Collect' temperature controlled lockers

17 October 2014

Waitrose has become the first supermarket in the UK to launch a trial of automated, temperature-controlled lockers for online grocery orders in third party locations.

New BREEAM Refurbishment & Fit-Out scheme is launched

New BREEAM Refurbishment & Fit-Out scheme is launched

17 October 2014

The latest in the BREEAM family of sustainability rating schemes was launched yesterday at the property trade show, MIPIM, in London.


Viessmann launches new CO2 evaporator

15 October 2014

Viessmann has launched a new CO2 refrigerant based evaporator, aimed at food retailers with cold rooms, as well as wholesalers and installation and service companies,

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AREA releases new F-gas Regulation guide

15 October 2014

European contractor’s association AREA has launched its guide on the new F-Gas regulation, aimed at clarifying the forthcoming changes for engineers who work in the refrigeration, AC and heat pump sectors

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AREA releases new F-gas Regulation guide

15 October 2014

European contractor’s association AREA has launched its guide on the new F-Gas regulation, aimed at clarifying the forthcoming changes for engineers who work in the refrigeration, AC and heat pump sectors

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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’




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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US shows Europe the way on low-GWP cooling

13 October 2014

Yes we can! That’s the message from the US president on going green but will Europe listen?

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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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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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10 October 2014

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Climate Center’s Andy McEwan describes the industry’s embracing of online activity and how the wholesaler is meeting the demand


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