A £5m energy storage project has been launched to study how approaches such as liquid air could be harnessed to expand opportunities for making use of waste cold and waste heat to address power demand.
A focus on pushing architects to consider new materials and passive design approaches for delivering cooling and a desert-based green village are among the projects competing for a global prize to honour heatwave mitigation.
February’s edition of RAC Magazine takes a look at the early impacts from the introduction of the first F-Gas service ban on equipment designed for higher GWP products, including use of R404A at certain levels. The ban came into effect early last month.
Updated guidance detailing a range of qualifications and skills certification available across the cooling sector has been issued by two major industry bodies.
Refrigerant manufacturer Honeywell has launched the latest in its line of very-low-GWP HFOs, with the unveiling of the R134a replacement R515B. The product will be marketed as Solstice N15 at the AHR Expo in Orlando.
BSRIA has partnered with to jointly manage a new research and innovation centre focused on building services and the built environment.
The EU and UK will mutually recognise professional certification concerning F-Gas compliance for the remainder of 2020 at least, Refcom has confirmed.
The potential introduction of district cooling systems in Paris and the development of pay-as-you-use cold stores in Africa are being cited as major examples of industry efforts to introduce more innovative and sustainable refrigeration that can limit overall energy use.
Combined demand for air conditioning and heat pump technologies with capacities of up to 50kW totalled €13.7bn (£11.5bn) in Europe over the course of 2019 – representing continued growth in the market, research from BSRIA has concluded.
The joint venture between Toshiba and Carrier will establish a new facility in Poland, therefore establishing a manufacturing presence in Europe to meet demand for air conditioning equipment and heat pump technology.