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PRESS RELEASE: Changes at FETA

5th July 2019

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced two changes in its senior officer roles. Nick Howlett has stepped down as FETA Chairman, and is replaced by Mark Woods, currently President of the British Refrigeration Association (BRA). Nick remains as HEVAC President, and he will be closely involved in the review and update of…

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PRESS RELEASE: FETA announces its latest recipient of Arkwright Scholarship Award

1st May 2019

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is delighted to announce Joe Cairns as its second recipient of an Arkwright Scholarship Award. Joe was unable to make it to the official award ceremony so a special presentation was made at his school by Arkwright Liaison Officer John Thompson. The Arkwright Scholarships Trust is an independent…

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PRESS RELEASE: FETA issues new DSEAR risk assessment guidance

14th March 2019

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is issuing new Guidance on Risk Assessments for compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR). With the increasing use of refrigerants with various levels of flammability, it is important for the industry to understand how to comply with DSEAR. This regulation was amended in 2015…

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PRESS RELEASE: FETA A2L Working Group to run short course at 1st IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants

29th August 2018

The FETA A2L Working Group is to run a course on Monday 3rdSeptember 2018 at the 1st IIR International Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants. The course, ‘SC1-Practical considerations in the use of HFOs and HFO blends’, is aimed at consultants, designers, contractors, end users and anyone who is likely to use these products…

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PRESS RELEASE: FETA announces leadership changes

17th August 2018

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced changes to some of its senior positions, with John Smith standing down as FETA Chairman, and Nick Howlett taking over the role. Nick, who is now a year into his role as HEVAC President, is Non-Executive Director at Titon and was instrumental in creating the company’s…

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PRESS RELEASE: FETA welcomes government response to EAC report but believes more support is still required to reduce F-gas emissions

6th August 2018

  The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has welcomed the government’s response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report on the UK’s progress on reducing F-gas emissions, but has highlighted areas where it believes greater effort can be made in tackling non-compliance. FETA was supportive of the EAC’s inquiry, which took a close look…

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PRESS RELEASE: Industry members gather in their hundreds for FETA Annual Lunch

9th May 2018

On Thursday 19thApril more than 600 manufacturers, suppliers, installers and contractors assembled for the FETA Annual Lunch. With the temperature soaring well over 20˚C, members of the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations headed to The Brewery, London, for the most anticipated event in the FETA calendar. Professionals from the heating, ventilation, building controls, refrigeration and…

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PRESS RELEASE: FETA issues warning against using A2L refrigerants as a retrofit solution

23rd March 2018

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has recently been advised that there have been some instances of R410A (classified as A1; non-flammable) being completely removed from an air conditioning system, and the system simply being recharged with R32 (classified as A2L; low flammability). Given the differences in properties of these two refrigerants, this is…

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PRESS RELEASE: FETA welcomes first reading of retentions bill

16th January 2018

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has welcomed the first reading of a new retentions bill in parliament on 9th January 2018. The ‘Aldous Bill’ has been introduced under the ‘Ten Minute Rule’ by Conservative MP for Waveney Peter Aldous, and has received cross-party support from 12 sponsoring MPs, including Sir Henry Bellingham (Conservative),…

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PRESS RELEASE: FETA announces leadership changes

28th July 2017

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced changes to its senior positions, with Graham Wright standing down as FETA Chairman, and the British Refrigeration Association (BRA) President John Smith taking over the role.

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PRESS RELEASE: FETA and HPA sign DecarbHeat Declaration of Support

20th July 2017

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) and the Heat Pump Association (HPA) have demonstrated their commitment to carbon free heating and cooling by signing the DecarbHeat Declaration of Support.

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PRESS RELEASE: FETA offers insight into the use of A2L refrigerants

19th July 2017

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has set up a new A2L refrigerants working group and has released a guidance note entitled ‘An introduction to A2L refrigerants and their use in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump applications’.

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PRESS RELEASE: FETA annual lunch brings industry together once more

19th May 2017

The ever-popular FETA annual lunch once again attracted the great and good from the heating, ventilating, building controls, refrigeration and air conditioning industries, with over 600 guests enjoying an exquisite three course meal at The Brewery, London. The 2017 lunch took place on Thursday 27th April and featured a keynote speech by departing FETA Chairman…

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PRESS RELEASE: Alan Green honoured at ACR News Awards

10th April 2017

Alan Green, technical consultant at Trox, former chairman of the Chilled Beam and Ceiling Association (CBCA) and senior member of FETA, picked up the prestigious Alan Moor Award at this year’s ACR News Awards in recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the industry. This year’s event at Chelsea Harbour Hotel attracted over 240…

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PRESS RELEASE: HPA and FETA call on Government to devise climate action plan

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) and The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) have joined other leading organisations in writing to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon. Greg Clark MP. The joint letter urges the UK Government to use its forthcoming plan to reduce carbon emissions, now confirmed to…

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PRESS RELEASE: FETA backs new Power Players initiative

FETA has announced its support for the Power Players initiative – a new Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) enterprise that aims to facilitate the ambitions and showcase the success of young leaders and innovators within the building engineering services sector. It will open to entries in late spring 2017. Power Players is a completely digital initiative aimed at…

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PRESS RELEASE: Awareness of IAQ continues to grow

7th October 2016

FETA has continued to push the agenda on indoor air quality (IAQ) and general awareness surrounding this important topic is now growing at an increasing rate. Inexorably linked to outdoor air quality, over the past two years IAQ has hit the mainstream with a number of high profile reports helping to engage the public. Those…

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PRESS RELEASE: FETA calls for a balanced approach to BREXIT

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is calling on the Government to think carefully about any potential changes to agreed policies, regulations or directives, following the vote to leave the EU. The industry body strongly believes that trade associations can help to retain links to important groups within Europe, channelling information on product standards…

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PRESS RELEASE: A2L refrigerants – A FETA perspective

Due to the F Gas Regulations there is now significant pressure to reduce the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of fluorocarbon refrigerants. Non-fluorocarbon refrigerants all have low GWP but the only family of pure compounds that have a very low GWP are the Hydro Fluoro Olefins (HFO). HFOs are significantly less flammable than current Class 2…

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PRESS RELEASE: Value engineering is highlighted as key cause of poor building performance

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has highlighted value engineering as one of the main causes of poor building performance and emphasises that working together is the best way forward for all stakeholders. BCIA President Malcolm Anson says: “The focus on capital costs for construction projects is leaving building owners and managers with properties that…

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PRESS RELEASE: Picking the wrong fan can be dangerous

26th August 2016

The Fan Manufacturers Association (FMA) is warning company directors and employers that selecting the wrong fan for their working environment could put premises and occupiers at risk. This has become particularly important since the update of the ATEX legislation in April 2016. The FMA has been so concerned about non-compliance with ATEX that it has…

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PRESS RELEASE: Graham Wright becomes FETA president

14th September 2015

At the end of July, 2015 Graham Wright of Daikin took up the role of FETA President for the next twelve months. He believes the Federation plays a very important part in the building services sector, which is faced with a raft of new and challenging legislation and targets. “FETA brings together several different areas…

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