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13 - 15 October 2020 // Nuremberg, Germany

Chillventa Newsroom

News of the industry

  • World bank: Clean Cooling in Developing Countries

    The World Bank announced a new program to accelerate the uptake of sustainable cooling solutions, including air conditioning, refrigeration and cold chain in developing countries. The program will provide technical assistance to ensure that efficient cooling is included in new World Bank Group investment projects and mobilize further financing. Source: Cooling Post

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  • Ontario: Fine of Ammonia Release to the Environment

    Air Liquide Canada was recently fined $100,000 for an offence under the Ontario Environmental Protection Act. The company was found by the court to have permitted the discharge of a contaminant (ammonia) into the natural environment, which was likely to cause an adverse effect. Air Liquide Canada was convicted of one violation under the Ontario Environmental Protection Act and was fined $100,000 plus a victim fine surcharge of $25,000, with eight months to pay the fine. Source: Cooling Post

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  • EVIA: Inspection of ventilation systems

    Following Article 19a of the EPBD, a feasibility study on the introduction of inspections of stand-alone ventilation systems has been launched. The study aims to assess the relevance, feasibility, timing and overall impacts of introducing EU provisions (legislative or non-legislative) for the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems (i.e. ventilation systems whose sole function is to ventilate a building) in buildings. EVIA takes the view that regular inspections of ventilation systems can help achieve healthy and energy-efficient buildings.

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  • Mitsubishi: AC with Environmentally Friendly Refrigerant

    The R454C refrigerant has an ozone depletion potential (ODP) of 0 and a GWP of 146. The latter value is approximately 1/14th and 1/5th the respective GWP levels of refrigerants currently and most widely used in air-conditioners of small/medium scale: R410A (2090) and R32 (675). The overall global warming impact (GWP x refrigerant volume) from the demonstration units refrigerant represents a 91.3% reduction from the level of MHI Thermal Systems previous model for the European market.

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  • Data Centers: Microsoft

    Microsoft says at the end of 2018 half the power used by its data centers came from renewable energy and it should hit 60 percent by the end of 2019.

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