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    Parliamentary report backs rethink of urban passive cooling plans

    19 September, 2019 By Neil Merrett

    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.

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    BESA conference to include cooling compliance reform focus

    17 September, 2019 By Neil Merrett

    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.

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    Mitsubishi Electric braces for decade-long R32 push

    13 September, 2019 By Neil Merrett

    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.

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    Government announces 12-month delay to VAT reforms

    11 September, 2019

    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.

  • female engineering

    Cooling survey seeks to expand sector’s appeal to women

    10 September, 2019 By Neil Merrett

    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.

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    R467A is first Indian-developed refrigerant to get Ashrae designation

    6 September, 2019 By Andrew Gaved

    Indian refrigerant manufacturer SRF says it has obtained Ashrae certification for R467A, its new, low-GWP refrigerant blend for stationary air conditioning applications. 

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    Imminent F-Gas service bans to be focus of RAC Question Time

    4 September, 2019 By Neil Merrett

    October’s RAC Magazine F-Gas Question Time will focus on major upcoming changes to the flagship EU environmental legislation, such as the introduction of its first service bans in January 2020.

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    RAC Magazine September digital issue is online now

    3 September, 2019

    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.

  • coolingpaint

    Cooling paint product evokes stealth jet research to tackle overheating

    30 August, 2019 By Neil Merrett

    Danish manufacturer Nowocoat has obtained a US patent for a solvent-free coating that builds on research into stealth jet technology in order to limit heat absorption from the sun and lower the overall temperatures in buildings.

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    UK refrigeration specialist awarded WorldSkills medal for excellence

    28 August, 2019 By Neil Merrett

    The UK has secured a haul of medals at the WorldSkills Finals in Russia, where trained individuals compete to display high levels of skills in a range of disciplines such as cooling, plumbing and engineering.

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