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Andrew Gaved, Editor

Industry body EPEE to set up 'Low Emissions Taskforce' to improve uptake of low GWP refrigerants

30 September 2014

Suppliers’ body EPEE is to set up a taskforce to work with the industry and public authorities as part of a series of pledges to support the new F-Gas rules

Spanish courts reject appeal over patents for drop-in refrigerants

26 September 2014

The Spanish courts have rejected an appeal by Du Pont against a patent court ruling over the drop-in R22 replacements R424A and R434A

"European parliament could be heated by the nearby river Senne" says heat pump expert

26 September 2014

Water-source heat pumps could heat parliament in Brussels and cut CO2 emissions by 11,000 tonnes a year, says Star’s Dave Pearson, ahead of European Heat Pump Association conference

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Adcock follows Cooling Awards win with unveiling of hydrocarbon chiller range

26 September 2014

Fresh from being recognised for environmental achievement, contractor launches range of chillers running on R1270

Cooling Industry Awards photo gallery online!

25 September 2014

You’ve heard the results, you’ve celebrated the success, you’ve managed the hangover….now check out the photos of the industry’s Oscars, online and ready view!

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The 2014 Cooling Industry Awards photos now online!

25 September 2014

Check out the photos from the fantastic 2014 Cooling Industry Awards, held at the Park Lane Hilton, London last night!

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European Commission gives Germany two-month deadline to stop Daimler using banned refrigerant

25 September 2014

EC sends formal request to Germany to take ‘necessary action to apply the EU Directive on Mobile Air Conditioning’.Next step would be to refer it to European Court of Justice for allowing continued use of R134a in new models.


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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RAC Engineer Summer 2014 issue free to view online!

9 July 2014

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