UK: John Lewis, owners of Waitrose supermarkets, says it will make a “significant investment” in new refrigeration technology as part of its efforts to achieve net zero operations by 2050.
EUROPE: Illegal refrigerant imports and sales activity in Europe can now be easily reported, and in confidence, through a new website established by the refrigerant producers group EFCTC.
DENMARK: The Danish government looks set to change the maximum allowable limit of HFCs in new refrigeration and air conditioning systems to 5 tonnes of CO2 equivalents.
UK: Green Point, the compressor remanufacturing business of Bitzer UK, is now supplying Bitzer Roadstar compressors, a specialist range designed for bus and coach air conditioning systems.
FRANCE/USA: The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and US body ASHRAE have spent the last year working to establish common definitions of five commonly used refrigeration words and terms.
UK: BSRIA engineering director Mike Smith has been made an honorary member of the association he joined more than 30 years ago.
UK: Samsung has announced a progressive switch to new and lower GWP refrigerant R32 across its entire residential and light commercial air conditioning split system ranges.
UK: A new state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz retail centre now under construction near Stockport will be air conditioned with Toshiba’s latest three-pipe heat recovery SHRM-e VRF.