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Andrew Gaved, Editor

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EC officially adopts F-Gas regulation

22 April 2014

The European Council has announced it has adopted the proposed revisions to the F-Gas regulation, which will see a reduction in HFC emissions by two-thirds by 2030


EC refers Poland for failure to comply with F-Gas law

17 April 2014

The European Commission has referred Poland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to notify the Commission regarding F-Gas penalties

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Fatalities ‘at risk of increasing’, HSE construction chief admits

23 April 2014

Deaths and injuries on UK building sites could increase as the industry comes out of the downturn, the Heath and Safety Executive’s chief inspector of construction has warned.

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23 April 2014 | Updated: 23 April 2014

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New technology set to improve the thermal efficiency of windows

Technology to improve thermal efficiency of windows

23 April 2014

After two and a half years of scientific research and technological development in polymer compounding and multi-layer extrusion techniques, a solution has been found to make windows more energy efficient.

Association chairman calls for supply chain to work together

Association chairman calls for supply chain to work together

23 April 2014

Construction Products Association chairman John Sinfield has called on the industry to address persistent and serious challenges facing the entire supply chain through the creation of a new, cross-party manufacturing strategy.

Climate change expert calls for more renewable technology

Climate change expert calls for more renewable technology

23 April 2014

Installers of renewable technology could benefit from the recent IPCC report which is calling for a shift away from cheaper fossil fuels to help cut CO2 emissions, the BBC has reported.

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New HCFC regulations call for alternative cooling solutions

23 April 2014

Companies should start to find alternative solutions to systems using R22 refrigerants in plenty of time before 1 January 2015.

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Women paid up to a third less than men in construction

23 April 2014

Women are paid up to 33 per cent less than their male counterparts in the same role in the construction industry, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.



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Honeywell hits back over ‘poisonous’ 1234yf claims

10 April 2014

Honeywell, one of the manufacturers of HFO-1234yf, calls refrigerant report ‘misleading and biased’.

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R1234yf should be reassessed due to ‘poisonous chemical’

10 April 2014

Researchers at German university Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) recommend that R1234yf be reassessed for its safety as the refrigerant releases the highly poisonous carbonyl fluoride in a fire, according to findings.

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Opportunities for cooling – if we get the strategy right

26 March 2014

These are crucial times for the cooling industry. You have probably read that line before, and indeed I have probably written it before.

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Time to get closure on the doors on fridges debate

18 March 2014

Usually when I mention doors on fridges to a retail refrigeration manager, it is greeted with a rolling of the eyes.

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Andrew's Blog: Time to get closure on 'doors on fridges' debate

25 February 2014

The retail bosses in the British Retail Consortium may have given us a chance to get the merchandising teams to listen to the ‘no brainer’ for energy reduction

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Efficiency drives data centre growth

26 March 2014

The demand for greater energy efficiency will continue to be a key driver of data centre market growth, and in turn cooling technology, according to a new sector report.

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'Cooling sector needs to up pace of development to match data centre changes" says expert

25 March 2014

Faster development of new ideas needed as data hosting companies usher in shorter timescales for construction and independents seek innovations, says Data Centre Question Time panelist.

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WR administrators ‘had to act fast’ to secure customer base

28 January 2014

WR Refrigeration administrator’s PwC has hit back over claims that it sold off the company on the cheap, claiming it needed to act immediately to preserve key customer contracts before the business’s value slid further.

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WR administrator's report provokes industry reaction

14 January 2014

The industry has hit out over the failings of WR Refrigeration following the release of the administror’s report, which exposed significant financial discrepencies in the operation


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The standard bearers

The update of European standard EN378is going to be of crucial importance to the cooling industry, so all eyes will be on the upcoming technical discussions, reports IOR’s Miriam Rodway


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25 March 2014

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