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Good news for apprenticeships –and the future click here for editor’s view

Andrew Gaved, Editor

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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.

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Come and discuss legislation and refrigerant options at F-Gas Question Time on May 22

31 March 2015 | Updated: 31 March 2015

Free-to-attend debate, with DuPont Opteon XP40 as headline sponsor, features expert panellists from across the supply chain

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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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Johnson Controls to sell GWS facilities and energy management business to FM giant CBRE

1 April 2015

Sale of Global Workplace Solutions for $1.475 billion will see Johnson Controls become preferred supplier to CBRE for HVAC equipment on its managed properties

BES cover spring 2015

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.

Neighbours oppose plans for David and Victoria Beckham's luxury air conditioning installation

1 April 2015

Celebrities £5m renovation plan for their £31.5 million Kensington Home brings objections from adjoining houses over noise and vibration

UK loses to Germany again - this time on HVAC training

1 April 2015

Survey of 1200 companies in six countries finds UK is mid-table in Europe on amount of training, but far out front on taking online courses

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IOR to host natural refrigerants conference on 21st August

1 April 2015

Experts to gather in Edinburgh to for the International Institute of Refrigeration 12th Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluid Conference

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Climate Center annouces appointment of technical expert to support sales

1 April 2015

Peter Woods will run custom build operation in Newbury and offer technical expertise, replacing verteran Gordon Adams

Sainsbury’s creates 480 digital jobs to develop in-store technology

31 March 2015

Sainsbury’s is creating 480 specialist digital jobs which will allow the grocer to develop innovative consumer-facing technologies.

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US installs 6.2 GW of Solar in 2014, Up 30 Percent Over 2013

17 March 2015

Newly installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity for 2014 reached a record 6,201 megawatts (MW), growing 30 percent over 2013’s total, according to a report.

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Central Air Conditioner, Heat Pump Shipments Jump Nearly 30 Percent in January

17 March 2015

United States combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 479,484 units in January 2015.

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ASHRAE Publishes Revision of Ground Source Heat Pump Book

17 March 2015

ASHRAE has announced a newly published book, Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Design of Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems (GSHP).

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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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Calls for improved F-Gas enforcement ignored

3 February 2015

A ‘light-touch’ approach towards F-Gas enforcement looks set to continue despite calls from industry figures to set up a national database to encourage compliance.

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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

andrew gaved

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?

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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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