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News Archive - November 2010

Air Diffusion launches 24-hour service 30 November 2010
Ventilation product supplier Air Diffusion has launched a next day delivery service for its Stock range of grilles and diffusers.

Heat pump engineers get online help 29 November 2010
Danfoss Heat Pumps is helping installation engineers maximise their online presence with a new course.

BEAMA appoints new installation sector deputy director 29 November 2010
Keith Smith is BEAMA's new installation sector deputy director. His key responsibilities include co-ordinating activities across the industrial, single phase and cable management product groups of BEAMA as well as taking the role of secretary to its Anti-Counterfeit Working Group.

BSS charity cycle ride raises £8,000 29 November 2010
Following their successful London to Paris Cycle Challenge in 2009, BSS Industrial MD Frank Elkins, along with finance and supply chain director Steve Harris and business development director Tom Wilson, have traveled through five countries in just two and a half days to raise £8,000 for Rainbow Trust.

Carbon Trust identifies energy saving opportunities 29 November 2010
The Carbon Trust claims to have identified immediate opportunities for the public sector to achieve net savings of £1 billion through energy efficiency projects.

Retrofit conference sees unveiling of Salford University's Energy House 25 November 2010
On January 26 and 27, 2011 the University of Salford will hold what it says is the UK's first conference on the challenge of how to sustainably retrofit existing housing stock which will also feature the unveiling of the world's first Energy House.

MHS Boilers becomes part of ELCO 25 November 2010
MHS Boilers has been acquired by ELCO Heating Solutions, part of the Ariston Thermo Group.

BSS Industrial introduces own-brand heat exchanger 25 November 2010
Pipeline and heating distributor BSS Industrial has launched a range of plate heat exchangers under its own brand, BOSS.

Dimplex solar PV training gets accredited 25 November 2010
Dimplex claims it is helping installers to access the solar photovoltaic (PV) market with its Logic Certification-approved solar PV installer training course.

BSE sector has renewables mountain to climb: SummitSkills 25 November 2010
New research by SummitSkills, the Sector Skills Council for building services engineering, has revealed the sector has a steep training climb ahead if it is to be ready for the future demand for environmental technologies.

Code for Sustainable Homes guidance favours microCHP claim 25 November 2010
The Government's revised Code for Sustainable Homes Technical Guidance will encourage private and social housing developers to specify micro-CHP (Combined Heat and Power) when seeking Code Level 4 compliance, according to low and zero carbon heating and hot water systems specialist Baxi Group.

Late payment scourge continues 25 November 2010
The latest survey of credit management professionals, from leading business information provider, Equifax, and the Institute of Credit Management (ICM), reveals that late payments continue to be the big challenge for many businesses.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week wins CIPHE backing 25 November 2010
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness week was launched by CO Awareness the Charity at the House of Lords on November 16. Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) chief executive Blane Judd was there to support the event, along with industry representatives including members of Gas Safe Register and the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Ellis Training Works celebrates 1,000th student with F-Gas pass 25 November 2010
The Ellis Training team is celebrating the success of its 1000th candidate to pass the City & Guilds 2079 F Gas qualification.

Sustainable Business launches 'Investing for Sustainability' conference 25 November 2010
The importance of the corporate sustainability agenda is growing bigger all the time. Businesses are realising that improving the environmental performance of their company can lead to benefit both on a financial and operational basis, but knowing what to invest in, how to raise capital, getting boardroom buy-in and mapping return on investment is their next real challenge.

Vaillant opens new training centre 25 November 2010
Vaillant Group has opened its latest training "Centre of Excellence" in Cambridge.

Robinson Willey makes a comeback 25 November 2010
Following its successful acquisition by the GDC Group Ltd - the UK heating division of Glen Dimplex - Robinson Willey says it is "back with a vengeance".

Daikin UK launches dedicated Installer Business Support Programme 25 November 2010
Daikin UK is launching an initiative to support heating and plumbing installers' businesses.

Shard team looks to Ormandy 17 November 2010
Prefabrication specialist Ormandy has won the contract to provide pre-packaged solutions to the Shard at London Bridge, which will be Western Europe's tallest building when it is completed in 2012.

EEIBA Midlands branch heads for christmas fund raiser 17 November 2010
The Midlands branch of the Electrical and Electronics Industries Benevolent Association (EEIBA) is hoping for a sell-out bumper fund raiser at this year's Christmas Ball.

Matrix opens Glasgow energy management centre 17 November 2010
Energy management company Matrix has opened a new facility in Glasgow that will manage the energy outputs of some of the UK's largest organisations.

Nuaire establishes new smoke ventilation department 17 November 2010
Ventilation products supplier Nuaire has extended its portfolio by offering clients a one-stop service for smoke ventilation.

Huhne visits Dimplex 17 November 2010
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne has visited the Southampton offices of UK electric heating and renewables supplier Dimplex to discuss energy issues and the need for energy efficient heating solutions for the low carbon buildings of the future.

Seeley International wins green award 17 November 2010
Seeley International's cooling product, Climate Wizard, won the only Gaia Gold Medal awarded for the Big 5 International Building and Construction Show in Dubai.

Ecodan CERT funded in deal with British Gas 17 November 2010
Mitsubishi Electric's Ecodan range of residential air source heat pumps is now CERT (Carbon Emissions Reduction Target) funded, meaning that all equipment installed and working before March 31, 2011 will be eligible for an average rebate of £500.

PH Jones fights carbon monoxide poisoning 17 November 2010
Property maintenance and multi-utility metering services provider PH Jones is helping raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning by alerting consumers to the dangers, promoting awareness and providing training for all its engineers.

Coalition claims to be greenest government ever 17 November 2010
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which will be launched in June 2011 is a world first and real fillip to an industry that will boost green growth in Britain, according to Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker. He claimed it was likely to provide support for a wide range of renewable heat technologies from household solar-thermal panels to industrial wood pellet boilers.

'CO warning being disregarded' warning 15 November 2010
Two of the four deaths caused by Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning incidents involving domestic gas boilers and heaters could have been avoided if warning notices left by gas operatives had not been ignored, reports the Gas Safety Trust.

Armstrong offers energy saving help 15 November 2010
Armstrong has published a free eight-page energy saving guide which identifies various upgrade options and their paybacks. Scenarios range from simply replacing a belt-driven pump with a close-coupled alternative (requiring no pipe changes and offering a payback period of around three years), right up to replacing the pump with a new high efficiency unit (which requires pipe changes but offers payback periods within two years).

Double awards win for BG Controls 15 November 2010
Building controls specialist BG Controls had a double success at this year's Barnsley & Rotherham Business Awards having been awarded the 'Business Growth Award' and the 'Excellence in Manufacturing Award'.

ebm-papst acquires boiler valve manufacturer 10 November 2010
ebm-papst is to acquire part of a gas valve manufacturing group for wall-mounted and floor standing gas boilers from Karl Dungs GmbH & Co KG.

Vokèra appoints md in Ireland 10 November 2010
Heating equipment supplier Vokèra has appointed Neil Gaffney as its new managing director in Ireland.

Space Air's relocates Manchester office 10 November 2010
Space Air has relocated its Manchester branch to new offices in Cheadle, Cheshire.

New Saudi institute backs UK training methods 10 November 2010
The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, one of the leading UK providers of vocational air conditioning and refrigeration training, is to work with a major new training institute in Saudi Arabia which is determined to base its courses on UK qualifications.

Carrier relinquishes control of its Korean operations 10 November 2010
Carrier has sold a controlling equity interest in its Korean air conditioning operations, CLK, to Sinokor Pipe Co, a Korean industrial manufacturing company. CLK will continue to be Carrier's distributor in Korea.

ADCAS welcomes new ductwork courses 10 November 2010
The Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services (ADCAS) has welcomed the launch of new classroom-based courses for ductwork specialists to NVQ L2 and L3 by Alpha Building Services & Engineering.

McBains Cooper appoints Scotland head 10 November 2010
Property and construction consultancy McBains Cooper has appointed David Guy to head up its operations in Scotland.

Polypipe Ventilation joins TEHVA 08 November 2010
Polypipe Ventilation has joined TEHVA, the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association's (BEAMA's) electric heating and ventilation association.

Kitemark launched for gas engineers 08 November 2010
The BSI Kitemark certification mark is now available for gas fittings, providing gas engineers with what the British Standards Institution (BSI) says is "an easy and dependable way of ensuring that the fittings they use meet the requirements of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998".

Vent-Axia appoints group sales director 08 November 2010
Vent-Axia has appointed Derek Gow as group sales director. He joins Vent-Axia from power tool company Hilti where he was director of sales.

Schneider Electric launches online energy university 05 November 2010
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has launched Energy University by Schneider Electric, a free online educational community designed to help those involved in energy management to implement successful solutions.

Baxi publishes downloadable specifiers' guide 05 November 2010
Hot water and space heating systems supplier Baxi Group has launched a second Baxi Group Know-How guide in a bid to help ease system specification on commercial, mixed use, public and private sector developments.

Cofely wins major FM contract 02 November 2010
Energy services company Cofely has been appointed facilities management services provider for East London LIFT Co for the next five years.

Environment and Energy Awards call for entries 02 November 2010
Organiser of Sustainabilitylive!, Faversham House, is inviting entries for the 2011 Environment and Energy Awards.

Transforming Technologies conference dates announced 02 November 2010
Following a well received first event in March this year, the Transforming Technologies conference, organised by H&V Review's sister publication ACR News, will return to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London on March 9, 2011.

Construction firms ignorant on Eurocodes claim 01 November 2010
UK construction companies are accused of having a poor understanding of Eurocodes by international construction consultancy McBains Cooper.

SPC invests in £375,000 machine 01 November 2010
S & P Coil Products (SPC) has bought a £375,000 bespoke tube manipulation machine to improve its radiant panel, coil, fan convector and air curtain production.

BBES Awards announced 01 November 2010
Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES), one of the UK's largest mechanical and electrical building services businesses, announces top student awards from Liverpool Community College.

Bosch chief highlights green opportunities 01 November 2010
UK business should embrace the environment as an innovation challenge, not regard it as a threat, according to Peter Fouquet, President of Bosch in the UK.

Industry experts meet to fast-track green infrastructure 01 November 2010
A new UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) task group has met for the first time in a bid to cut costs and improve delivery of district heating and other types of sustainable community infrastructure.