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HVAC & Refrigeration Live returns

Datateam Business Media has announced that HVAC & Refrigeration Live is returning in the spring of 2023 after the pandemic hiatus.  The only dedicated national show in the UK for the HVACR industry, HVAC & Refrigeration Live will be taking place at London Excel on 18 and 19 April 2023. The event will be packed full of topical seminars and a wide variety of exhibitors. Visitors can expect to meet familiar faces as well as new companies from around the world...

Empowering women within STEM

Balancing gender equality. STEM, (which stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), involves industries in which men are stereotypically linked. Compared to men, the ratio for women in STEM industries is considerably low. Taking a look at some statistics from 2017 which show only 23 per cent of the STEM workforce. While this is low, it is 105,470 higher than what it was back in 2016. STEM-related careers, however, are changing, with more women taking on the roles. This year...

The air we breathe

As air distribution solutions become increasingly bespoke to achieve good quality indoor air while meeting aesthetic design requirements, Joe Jones, engineering and development manager at Waterloo, looks at how manufacturers are turning to computational fluid dynamics for optimum results. At some point in our lives, most of us will have experienced that unpleasant waft of stale air, perhaps walking into an office space or stuffy hotel room. Reach for the air conditioning switch, and the loud...

Manifesto puts consumers at centre of future policy

The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) are calling on the next government to “make the big decisions required for decarbonisation” and to “put consumers front and centre of future policy,” in its manifesto, released November 28 2019. Mike Foster, chief executive, EUA said: “Decarbonisation is high on the political agenda and rightly so. But for the UK to meet the 2050 Net Zero targets, the incoming government must consider the consumer journey to decarbonisation.” “Consumers should be front...

Stepping up to the decarbonisation challenge

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has launched its vision report; ‘Delivering Net Zero: A Roadmap for the Role of Heat Pumps’. The report outlines the heat pump industry’s commitment and readiness to step up to the challenge of delivering the necessary decarbonisation of heat through the scaling up of heat pump deployment. The industry’s efforts to establish wide-scale deployment of heat pumps in the UK will be delivered through three key pillars: Putting the consumer at the heart of change...