An EU-funded project to support the uptake of climate friendly cooling and heating alternatives in smaller-scale retail is seeking respondents for an international survey to better understand the opportunities and key drivers at present to move to new solutions.
Daikin’s Karen Perry has been appointed the new chairperson of the Institute of Refrigeration’s (IOR) Women in RACHP Network.
Construction group falls into administration, leaving HVAC supply chain fearing further risk of losses
The latest digital edition of RAC Magazine takes a detailed look at the broad range of approaches and technologies that have been selected to compete for the Global Cooling Prize.
The UK’s first refrigeration compressor dismantling facility has been installed at Environcom’s recycling plant in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Freezing in liquid nitrogen has potential to save ‘thousands of pounds’
A fifth consecutive year of growth in the value of the global air-conditioning market is expected over the course of 2019, according to recent industry analysis from BSRIA.
The future of the UK cooling sector is inextricably linked with the heating industry and many of the training and environmental challenges faced in the drive to decarbonisation, a panel of industry experts have said during the latest BESA National Conference.
Greater consideration of cooling system performance and energy efficiency should be made in the retail sector alongside the drive to make use of lower-GWP refrigerant, the latest RAC Magazine webinar has heard.
The backers of the Global Cooling Prize have announced the eight finalists who will compete for the top prize of one million dolllars. Runners up will meanwhile compete for prizes worth a further $2 million in total. Entrants were assessed on their technology’s ability to offer at least five times lower climate impact than that of the baseline AC unit of a 5.3 kW fixed speed split AC unit with an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of 3.5 and using R410A refrigerant with a GWP of 2088.
The finalists for the Global Cooling Prize reveal a diverse range of approaches to reducing carbon output
Cross Rental Services Group has acquired Swegon Hire UK.
Networked cooling systems, paired with energy storage technology and renewable power are seen as vital steps to becoming a more sustainable sector
RAC’s Cooling Business of the Year award is unique in that it seeks to recognise firms as businesses, looking at how they develop their staff; their work in the community; their efforts at compliance and raising standards; alongside innovation, project and customer service.
This month’s issue considers the cooling industry’s progress in trying to meet the demands of F-Gas regulation and the Montreal Protocol, as well as the major barriers and opportunities ahead.
Montreal Protocol parties to discuss sustainable cold chain, global HFC phasedown and rise in R11 emissions
Meeting in Rome this week (4-8 November) will consider what actions should be taken to build on Kigali Amendment to reduce global warming
New bipartisan legislation proposed in the US will attempt to introduce a national phasedown schedule to support the cooling industry to switch to lower GPW products from using HFC refrigerant.
Cool for School will seek to get Key Stage 3 pupils involved in refrigeration experiments
The industry’s calls to define a clear direction for leaving the EU, while fully avoiding the ‘worst case-scenario’ of a no-deal withdrawal will continue for at least several more months with an additional New Year Brexit extension agreed and a General Election set for 12 December.
More must be done to simplify the process of supporting companies to switch to lower GWP, lower flammability A2L refrigerant, as has already been seen with other alternative gas products used in cooling, an industry expert has warned.