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.
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.
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.