Ambitions at both a national and EU level to realise fully decarbonised buildings over the next three decades have come under fire from the HVACR industry for a lack of clear political action and consensus.
With the first World Refrigeration Day in June seeking to build greater awareness of the pressing challenges facing the cooling sector, July’s RAC Magazine looks at how industry is looking to embrace a need for alternative refrigerants and better overall compliance with EU F-Gas legislation.
The influential independent government advisory group the Committee on Climate Change has slammed the government for delaying publishing a route map for ’restricting the use of F-gases to the very limited uses where there are currently no viable alternatives.’
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee is to examine how the UK government’s estate is capable of meeting recent national commitments to be net zero by 2050.
The shortlist for the 2019 RAC Cooling Industry Awards has been unveiled with face to face judging set to commence in the coming weeks.
The Toshiba Carrier joint venture has announced the launch of a specially designed module for its 3-pipe VRF air conditioning technology that allows for water to be heated up to 82 deg C.
Community ‘cooling hubs’ that would address a range of needs, such as protecting food supplies, students and medicines from high temperatures, are to be trialled in India as part of a collaboration with clean cold academics.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has demanded greater powers for city authorities to set stricter carbon standards for its buildings as part of calls for stronger government intervention on climate change.
A joint global initiative between the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the UN Environment Programme has launched this week to support a range of developing nations to move to alternative refrigerant.
Expanded educational programmes covering some core fundamentals of cooling science and efforts to play up a range of sustainable innovations are some of the ways industry is celebrating the first ‘World Refrigeration Day’.