ACR Journal

NEWS 10 RIBA approved heat pump CPD course now available via Grant eLearning Academy A zone dedicated to specifiers and architects is now available on the Grant eLearning Academy, providing these professionals with online training content focused on renewable heating technologies. This includes access to Grant’s RIBA approved online Air Source Heat Pump CPD course. Online training has become increasingly important within the last twelve months, enabling heating professionals to complete relevant product courses safely and at a time to suit them. In addition to the CPD training, the architects and specifiers zone on the Grant eLearning Academy also has a selection of other on-demand courses including an express introduction to Grant air source heat pumps as well as introductory courses to some of Grant’s heat emitter ranges and support schemes. Architects and specifiers who want to access this new online training area from Grant simply need to visit , sign-up with the enrolment key GUKSPEC21 and create an account. Once they have successfully set up their account, users can begin enrolling onto courses straightaway. AGGREKO INVESTS £4.5M IN NET ZERO The temporary power solutions company is now putting its money where its mouth is with a £4.5million upgrade to its production facility in Scotland. As part of Aggreko’s Net Zero strategy, the site will turn into a future energy hub, replacing all diesel with low-emission HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) as well as exporting surplus power generated during production tests of next generation gas gensets back to the national grid. Smart battery storage systems and LED lighting systems will also be used to make the use of energy at the facility more e•cient. The investment and plans form part of the Aggreko’s commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions from its own operations by 2030 – something the business has been supporting customers with since 2019. The business has significantly invested into a plethora of research and insights to better-understand industry’s paint points and divers when it comes to Net Zero targets, as well as investing in the latest green technology to facilitate change. Rolling out a significant project of this magnitude was a natural next step for such work. The scheme includes the acquisition of land at Lomondgate Park next to the existing site, which is owned by Strathleven Regeneration CIC (SRCIC). Construction started in November 2020 and represents an investment of £4m with local firms, bringing over 300 employees together in a campus environment which will add a state-of-the-art rental depot to the existing manufacturing site. BEYOND THERMAL ENGINEERING LORDAN • Unit 1 North Road, Penallta Industrial Estate, Hengoed, CF82 7SS • 01443 812222 • Design and manufacture Small to Large coils MADE IN BRITAIN ACR-SEP19-LORDAN.qxp_Layout 1 12/08/2019 16:18 Page 1 Women in RACHP Network to host recruitment event with BBC’s The Apprentice finalist The IOR Women in RACHP Network will be hosting an online event on 4 March dedicated to apprenticeships and recruitment with BBC’s The Apprentice 2019 Finalist Scarlett Allen- Horton. Renowned as a top performing International Executive Search Recruiter, Scarlett, who is passionate about championing equality in the workplace, will be sharing her tips on how to attract workers from diverse backgrounds as well as her advice for anyone starting in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) industry. The session will also include advice for employers who are considering taking on apprentices and both organisations and apprentices will share their experience of this route into the industry. To see the full programme and to register for this free webinar, visit .

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