Powrmatic launches heat load calculation app

13 January 2014 Powrmatic has launched a heat loss app, designed primarily to help heating engineers calculate the heating load for a simple rectangular building such as a factory, warehouse or retail...


Study on alternatives for high-GWP refrigerants released

Jan. 13, 2014 | AFCE, the French association for climatisation and air conditioning ? with support of UNICLIMA and ADEME ? has just published a large study on alternatives to high GWP HFCs. The study ...


CPA forecasts renewed optimism in construction sector

13 - January - 2014 Growth in private house building, infrastructure work and commercial activity will drive recovery in the construction industry over the next four years, according to the latest forecast from the Construction Products Association (CPA).  The report says that construction output is expected to rise by 3.4% in 2014 and by a further 5.2% in 2015. Growth is projected to contin...


ICS Cool Energy teams up with law firm to urge AC inspection

13 - January - 2014 Paris Smith LLP, a leading commercial law firm, has joined temperature control specialist ICS Cool Energy in advising businesses to ensure that their air conditioning systems comply with UK law by carrying out a TM44 inspection. A TM44 inspection is required for all AC systems with an effective output rating above 12kW, and should be monitored within five years of installation...


Kevin McCloud backs Grimsby Ice Factory and virtual tour is

13 - January - 2014 Kevin McCloud MBE of Channel Four’s Grand Designs fame has joined the supporters of Grimsby Ice Factory. Kevin is the Ambassador for the World Monuments Fund Britain and his comments about the Grimsby Ice Factory are now available on its home page at http://ggift.co.uk/  In addition, it is now possible to download a virtual tour of the Grimsby Ice Factory.  As the ...


France: refrigeration (excluding air conditioning) accounts

10/01/2014 According to the CEREN (Centre for Economic Studies and Research on Energy), energy production in the refrigeration sector accounts for 52 TWh in total annual electric energy consumption: 2...


SummitSkills to review National Occupational Standards

13 January 2014 SummitSkills is undertaking a review of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) in the building services engineering sector.   These NOS define the competencies that are required by those carrying out certain functions within their job role to a nationally-recognised level.   They inform the content, design and delivery of skills-based appraisals of individuals and org...


Fuel efficiency in the fast laneJanuary 2014

01/13/2014 The analysing of post combustion air to identify that the clean and efficient burn of the fuel and the resulting optimum level of performance of an appliance is a well-established practise ...


Expanded CO2 product range

January 2014 Extensive product range: BITZER expands its compressor series for transcritical CO2 applications.   ? New CO2 compressors for transcritical applications   Sindelfingen, 09.01.2...


Mitsubsihi Ecodan animations highlight heat pumps benefits

10 January 2014 Mitsubishi Electric has launched two new online videos to highlight the benefits of renewable heat pump technology for both homeowners and landlords. The first animation focuses on ho...


Italy introduces a new ‘eco’ electricity tariff for houses h

Jan. 10, 2014 In 2014, in Italy a special “eco” electricity tariff will be implemented. The innovative aspect of this tariff is that its amount will be calculated without taking into account the real ...