World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom


Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology


General articles, applications and industry analysis

Heat pump chillers in R32 and R454B versions

ITALY: Swegon is launching a new range of chillers and heat pumps using lower GWP refrigerants R32 and R454B.

The Blue Box Zeta Sky range is ErP 2021 compliant with SEERs of up to 5.2 and SCOPs to 5.01. 

In a range of sizes from 30 to 240kW, with inverter versions, the new units include scroll compressors and plate heat exchangers with single or double circuits. Energy saving EC axial fans can be specified and there are multiple low noise options.

Described as one of the most compact unit in the market in the 100-250kW range, the new chillers and heat pumps still allow plenty of room for hydronics circuits, and recovery exchangers.

Latest News

20th July 2024

Munters set to acquire Geoclima

SWEDEN/ITALY: Pioneering Italian chiller manufacturer Geoclima is set to be acquired by Swedish air treatment and climate solutions company Munters. 
19th July 2024

Bank to retrofit 62% of branches to heat pumps

CANADA: The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has announced a multi-million-dollar retrofit of its branches in Canada to low-carbon heating and cooling systems such as heat pumps.
19th July 2024

Madrid installs cool bus shelters

SPAIN: Madrid’s municipal bus company EMT has installed bus shelters with in-built cooling systems at two locations in the city. 
19th July 2024

Beijer Ref reports record profit in Q2

SWEDEN: Wholesaler Beijer Ref has revealed Q2 as its best ever quarter, with sales of SEK9,681m (€835m) and record profitability.
18th July 2024

Climate committee calls for action on heat pumps

UK: A UK government advisory body has backed calls to make electricity cheaper by removing policy costs from electricity prices. 
18th July 2024

Customs block quota-busting F-gas shipment

ITALY: An unnamed “specialised” company from the Piedmont region of northwest Italy faces a fine of up to €150,000 for exceeding its F-gas import quota.