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Andrew Gaved, Editor

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Less than a month until F-Gas Question Time - May 22 - sign up now!

22 April 2015 | Updated: 22 April 2015

The countdown to the free-to-attend F-Gas Question Time event, sponsored by DuPont Opteon XP40 and featuring expert panellists, has begun!

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Less than two weeks until Cooling Awards entry deadline - 1 May!

20 April 2015

The clock is ticking with less than two weeks left to submit your entries to the Cooling Awards, the industry Oscars, so don’t delay and get involved now!

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New! Building Energy Focus magazine now online!

30 March 2015

Building Energy Focus - new digital supplement looks at the wider energy landscape, bringing readers a snapshot of best practice, policy, trends and technology.

Allies and Morrison’s £400 million twin-towers project at Vauxhall in south London - view from new square

Unclaimed building allowance could exceed £2bn, HMRC says

24 April 2015

Analysis from the HMRC estimates that as much as £2.1bn of tax may have gone unclaimed since the implementation of the Finance Act 2012 in April last year.

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Building services engineers top confidence charts

24 April 2015

An industry survey has shown that 87 per cent of engineers questioned reported that they were either very or quite sure about their future prospects.

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REPORT: Cooling environmental challenge greater than thought

24 April 2015

A new report has found that the environmental challenge caused by booming global demand for cooling could be far greater than previously thought

Sainsbury's to axe 800 jobs as part of in-store management restructure

23 April 2015

Sainsbury’s will axe 800 jobs as it restructures its in-store staffing structure in a bid to make £500m of savings over the next three years.


Food retail employment continues to fall as customers change shopping habits

23 April 2015

Employment in the food retail sector has continued to decrease as consumers shift towards convenience shopping and online.

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Less than a month until F-Gas Question Time - May 22 - sign up now!

22 April 2015 | Updated: 22 April 2015

The countdown to the free-to-attend F-Gas Question Time event, sponsored by DuPont Opteon XP40 and featuring expert panellists, has begun!

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Tesco plunges to worst-ever pre-tax loss of £6.38bn after 'difficult year'

22 April 2015

Embattled supermarket giant Tesco has revealed statutory pre-tax losses of £6.38bn for 2014/15, the biggest loss in the grocer’s history.

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Central AC and Heat Pump Shipments Up Nearly 20%

14 April 2015

US shipments of central AC and air-source heat pumps totaled 475,926 units in February 2015, up 19.9% from 396,863 units shipped in February 2014.


Emerson creates live kitchen to study food industry

13 April 2015

Emerson Climate Technologies announces fully operational commercial kitchen to research and develop solutions to food service industry challenges.


Washington ranked as tops EPA efficiency list

13 April 2015

Washington tops U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) seventh-annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014

EPEE event discusses Ecodesign and F-Gas in China

21 April 2015

The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) co-hosts event with the China Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Industry Association (CRAA) during China Refrigeration in Shanghai.


Industry to press Defra for mandatory F-Gas database

24 February 2015

Government response to consultation on F-Gas enforcement is effectively ‘business as usual’ but Defra does commit to considering database issue in more depth

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Good news for apprenticeships –and the future

30 March 2015

Let’s hope the reward is a new generation of cooling engineers with a broad outlook on their industry

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Training is vital to maintaining the industry’s future

23 February 2015

Companies need to make a leap of faith and invest into something intangible but essential – someone’s future

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Enforcement is the key to proper regulation

3 February 2015

Can Defra really ensure that the F-Gas regulations are taken seriously by all levels of the industry?


Military precision

26 March 2015

With energy savings of up to 80 per cent for its computer room air conditioning energy consumption, Airedale’s retrofit project for BAE Systems hit the target.

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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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Latest RAC Engineer magazine online and free to view!

10 April 2015

Check out the latest issue of RAC Engineer -Spring 2015 - with the latest news on training, technology and skills!

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A man with a plan

Having noticed that there were limited long-term solutions to tackling the issue of germs in air conditioning systems, Andrew Northover set about inventing his own


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