A need to balance increasing demand for cooling functions with more sustainable products and systems, as well as ensuring sufficient skills are introduced and retained across the industry, have been identified among AREA’s key objectives up to 2025.
Day-long event will help contractors understand handling and standards
Several dozen members of the US Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) are pushing for fresh federal legislation that would re-establish work to phase down the use of HFCs at a national level.
Diverse manufacturer GEA said it is exploring a possible sale of GEA Bock as part of the group’s continued focus on its strategic core markets – the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
AREA will this week set out its Vision 2025 strategy that will take a medium-term view of key challenges informing the organisation’s work.
Efforts to tackle overheating via passive design principles is among the focuses of new guidance for planning authorities to consider how buildings can be more sustainable, safer and better meet local priorities.
R454A system in Trafford Park store claims efficiency improvement over natural alternatives
A new survey looking to better understand attitudes towards women in the cooling sector, and how the industry can be made more appealing to a wider number of people with different backgrounds has been launched.
Manufacturers’ body publishes safe handling guidance for use of flammables in compression refrigeration circuits
This year’s 2019 RAC Cooling Industry Awards saw a host of innovations and initiatives being recognised by our judges, such as a retail project by Aldi to limit greenhouse gas emissions from its estate and AI solutions that can control and predict thermal behaviour in buildings.
Bitzer has signed a five-year collaboration agreement with shipbuilding specialist Fassmer which will see the two companies develop natural refrigeration systems based on carbon dioxide and Rankine Cycle technology, with organic rankine cycle systems providing energy from waste refrigeration heat.
Climalife has announced a new safety campaign for refrigeration engineers outlining basic handling tips during their work.
BESA president John Norfolk has said specialists working across the HVACR sector are facing a “perfect storm” of political and economic challenges moving into 2020 and beyond.
A predicted tripling of heat-related deaths in the UK over the next 30 years will require a drastic rethink of overheating in buildings and cooling provision in urban areas, a parliamentary select committee has warned.
Challenges posed by changes to product labelling that will impact refrigerants, as well as upheaval facing the cooling sector due to climate change, will be among key topics at the upcoming BESA National Conference.
Mitsubishi Electric has said that lower flammability R32 refrigerant will remain a vital solution to help industry curb its environmental footprint up until at least the late 2020s. The appeal of the gas as a readily available lower GWP solution could also then be further extended beyond the next decade in a blended form, the manufacturer has claimed.
The government has announced it will be delaying the introduction of a new process for receiving VAT payments by twelve months following concerns from the construction sector about introducing the changes.
The Women in RACHP Network has launched a survey intended to determine how the cooling sector can be made more attractive as a prospective career for women.
Indian refrigerant manufacturer SRF says it has obtained Ashrae certification for R467A, its new, low-GWP refrigerant blend for stationary air conditioning applications.
This month’s issue looks at neurodiversity and how growing awareness of supporting individuals with conditions such as ADHD and dyslexia may help the cooling industry to rethink how it tackles critical challenges.