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  • f gas question time 2019 feature

    F-Gas Question Time 2019: industry embraces the end of the R404A era

    A rapid drop in industry reliance for R404A refrigerant seemingly in favour of lower GWP alternatives has shown the effectiveness of EU F-Gas regulation to tackle HFC use. However, experts warn that industry still must address major challenges around energy efficiency and counterfeit trade.

  • f gas implications online

    EU authorities seeking more “teeth” for F-Gas law enforcement

    The European Commission is in the process of ensuring regulators have more teeth to tackle a black-market refrigerant trade that industry argues is undermining efforts to curb use of higher GWP refrigerant.

  • eurotunnel online

    Eurotunnel lauds cooling efficiency gains after HFO switch

    A decision by Channel Tunnel management to implement new technology that makes use of HFO products to cool the structure is said to have reduced energy usage by 4.8 GWh over the course of 2017 when compared to its previous solution.

  • eu puzzle

    EURIS taskforce sees post-Brexit hope in pan-EU industrial consensus

    The EURIS advisory body, which brings together manufacturing and mechanical engineering bodies such as BEAMA and FETA, has this week launched a new network with EU counterparts intended to alleviate potential market disruption by creating a single industrial voice on key Brexit ambitions.

  • brexitglobe

    Industry faces up to post-Brexit compliance challenges

    A significant number of regulatory compliance challenges linked to the trade of specialist goods such as cooling equipment and other related components will need to be addressed as a result of the UK government’s intention to leave the European Customs Union.

  • ray gluckman

    Industrial Refrigeration and Low-GWP refrigerants: Still work to do

    Our industrial refrigeration round table sponsored by Chemours brought the industrial supply chain debate together to debate low-GWP options, refrigerant availability and the sector’s ‘special challenges’. Ian Vallely reports

  • F gas panel

    F-Gas Question Time: Understanding the urgency

    Experts at our annual supply chain debate were of a consensus that end users have to plan now to exit higher-GWP gases, reports Ian Vallely

  • dust

    Report lays bare need for significant improvements to air quality

    Report from major doctors’ groups finds ’significant public health burden’ of pollution and makes recommendations for policy change, including improving Indoor Air Quality

  • heat pump

    Beware the BMS banditsSubscription

    CIBSE’s Building Performance Conference and Exhibition was dominated by talks on BMS security and the influence of occupant behaviour on building performance

  • cctable

    A roadmap for coldSubscription

    The latest strategic document from Birmingham University’s Policy Commission is a roadmap setting out what it believes needs to happen to technology between now and 2030. Andrew Gaved takes a look

  • nasrc logo

    A natural advance for the USSubscription

    The newly formed North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council aims to break down the barriers to natural refrigerant selection

  • cityscape

    Time for changeSubscription

    BSRIA’s Future Building Trends – Impacts – Solutions white paper 
gives an in-depth insight into where the HVAC industry is heading

  • Johnson controls

    Visible benefitsSubscription

    Johnson Controls has worked with IT giant Cisco to provide closer integration between the BMS and the IT systems. The approach has paid dividends in making the data more accessible, as RAC reports

  • district heating

    Share in the communitySubscription

    A district heating scheme in Finland is using waste energy from a computing centre, via heat pump technology, to heat 1,500 homes

  • data centre

    Cool under pressureSubscription

    Such was the performance of the cooling technology employed at an expanded flagship data centre, there was no need to retain chiller technology onsite

  • Data centre cloud copy

    Rise of the machines

    With growth in data centre demand set to continue unabated, the focus on using efficient cooling technology is becoming even more important, says Lone Hansen

  • Eje layout1

    Go with the flow

    The benefits of ejectors in the refrigeration vapour compression cycle aren’t just applicable to CO2 systems, says Daniel Clark

  • city scape

    ​Efficiency gainsSubscription

    European policymakers and researchers alike are putting their collective minds to the challenge of reducing the energy produced by cooling and heating in buildings. Andrew Gaved reports

  • The sun sets behind a barn and windmill on Sunday, May 20, 2012, southwest of Ellis, Kans, during a partial solar eclipse.

    An exact fit

    The operating cost per unit for evaporative cooling is low compared with air conditioning technology, but its benefits can be very application-dependent, says Reginald Brown

  • city scape

    On closer inspection

    The lack of compliance in building inspections suggests many managers are still not getting on board to reap the benefits. Salim Deramchi of BSRIA goes back to basics

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