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News Archive - October 2011

Carbon Trust launches Supplier Accreditation scheme 31 October 2011
Carbon Trust Implementation Services (CTIS) is launching a Supplier Accreditation scheme which aims to help businesses reduce their energy costs, use more efficient technology and give accredited suppliers the opportunity to bid for pre-screened tenders with companies ready to invest in new projects.

Environment and Energy Awards 2012 now open 31 October 2011
The Environment and Energy Awards event 2012 is now open for entries to reward innovative work in the environmental and energy sector.

Wolseley UK sells insulation business Encon 31 October 2011
Wolseley UK has sold its Encon business for an undisclosed sum in a management buy-out led by CEO Stuart Moore.

Consultation launched to guard against solar boom and bust 31 October 2011
Urgent action is needed to put the solar industry on a steadier, clearer and sustainable growth path, avoid boom and bust and protect the wider Feed-in Tariff scheme (FiTs), according to Climate Change and Energy Minister Greg Barker.

Employment Minister visits Airedale's 'high end technology' 31 October 2011
Employment Minister Chris Grayling and Stuart Andrew MP have visited Airedale's new research and manufacturing plant in Leeds.

Renewable budget up 33% for social landlords 28 October 2011
Speaking to Solar Power UK, the Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said that he will shortly be announcing that the portion of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme set aside for social landlords will go up by 33 per cent on the original budget.

Study finds CO2 eq emissions will beat reduction targets 28 October 2011
A new study by EPEE suggests that the European refrigeration and air conditioning industry will exceed the emission reductions targets set by the EC.

Government urged to increase gas storage capacity 27 October 2011
The UK needs to double its gas storage capacity by 2020 in order to safeguard energy supplies and tackle price hikes, a group of MPs have warned in a new report.

ENER-G opens new r&d centre in Salford 26 October 2011
ENER-G has opened its new research and development centre in Salford, Greater Manchester.

EC approves State aid for RHI 26 October 2011
The European Commission has given State aid approval to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) subject to the large biomass tariff being reduced.

Heat pump industry body appoints new chairman 26 October 2011
The Domestic Heat Pump Association (DHPA) has appointed Stiebel's technical director John Felgate as chair of its Technical Committee.

Hot Water Association appoints new chairman 25 October 2011
Ian Hughes has been elected to the position of chairman at the Hot Water Association (HWA) for its 'Vented Committee'.

Register now for the ACR Show 2012 25 October 2011
Visitors can now register online to attend the forthcoming Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Show (ACR Show), which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 13 to 15 March 2012.

Sustainability study in China and Japan wins CIBSE travel bursary 25 October 2011
Anderson Barcellos has won the CIBSE Ken Dale Travel Bursary for 2011.

Encraft sells solar trading business 25 October 2011
Encraft has announced the sale of a controlling interest in its solar photovoltaic trading subsidiary, Encraft Technology Products (ETP) to Soleg Group AG of Germany.

AvantiGas brand introduced to UK energy market 24 October 2011
UGI Corporation has purchased Derbyshire-based Shell Gas (LPG) UK, making American-owned UGI one of the largest LPG providers in the world.

WRAS appoints new managing director 24 October 2011
WRAS Ltd, the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme, has appointed Julie Spinks as managing director.

BSRIA launches new certification body 24 October 2011
BSRIA has launched its new certification body, BSRIA Cert.

DECC rejects calls for RHI revision 24 October 2011
The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has requested that air to water heat pump technology be reconsidered for the RHI ahead of the creation of a revised document.

Illegal gas fitter jailed for two years 21 October 2011
An Accrington man has been jailed for two years for falsely claiming to be a registered gas engineer and endangering the lives at two properties in Lancashire, including a baby boy.

Solar panel subsidies to be cut 20 October 2011
Subsidies for households to install solar panels are expected to be slashed.

ClimaCheck wins Climate Solver award from WWF 19 October 2011
ClimaCheck has been named one of four "Climate Solvers 2011" by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Bluesky to get €2.4m funding for green research 18 October 2011
Aerial surveying company Bluesky has secured European funding for research into the development of a web based renewable energy rating platform.

Senior Hargreaves appoints new chief executive 18 October 2011
Tim Hopkinson is the new chief executive at ventilation ductwork specialist Senior Hargreaves.

Humidity Solutions to distribute Electro Vap 18 October 2011
Humidity Solutions has made an exclusive distributor agreement with Devatec, the manufacturers of the Electro Vap electrode boiler humidifiers.

Installers urged to act before FiT solar deadline 18 October 2011
Installers looking to move into the solar energy market are being urged to apply now for Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation or risk losing out on an expected surge in sales.

Infrastructure underpins construction growth 18 October 2011
Recent data from research organisation Glenigan reveals a 4 per cent growth in construction projects starting on site for the three months to September compared to the same period a year ago.

Sentinel launches new commercial division 18 October 2011
Sentinel Performance Solutions has launched a commercial division.

New online portal for microgeneration tools 18 October 2011
A new online portal providing access to free information and project specification tools has been launched.

More industry training available for employers 18 October 2011
The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies has widened the reach of its training provision following the sign-up of six new hubs.

Cameron calls for cuts in energy costs 17 October 2011
The Government needs to work to bring down energy bills and create a "trusted, simple and transparent" environment for customers the Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Systemair AB to acquire IAPL 17 October 2011
Systemair has reached an agreement to acquire International Air conditioning Products Pvt. Limited (IAPL) in India, which is a part of Suvidha Group.

BSS Industrial appoints national sales manager 17 October 2011
BSS Industrial has appointed Mick Jeffery as the national sales manager for its heating and renewables offering.

And the winners are... 13 October 2011
The second annual HVR Awards for Excellence ceremony hosted by Heating and Ventilating Review saw well known industry names pitted against smaller companies for the prestige of winning an award in their sector.

Heating oil thefts double 13 October 2011
Thefts of heating oil in Cornwall and Devon from properties have doubled in a year.

Plumb Center calls for more RHI support 13 October 2011
Plumb Center has called for the Government to restore confidence to the renewables industry in the wake of the surprise suspension of the £860 million Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

BW Fabrications expands into new premises 13 October 2011
Commercial catering ventilation specialist BW Fabrications has moved to Ashton Vale Industrial Estate in south Bristol after outgrowing its base in St Phillips.

BSE Angela Malynn named Graduate of the Year 13 October 2011
Angela Malynn of Arup has been chosen as this year's CIBSE/ASHRAE Graduate of the Year.

SummitSkills Board seeks skills enthusiasts 13 October 2011
Experienced building services engineering sector professionals are being invited to apply to join the SummitSkills Board from 1 January 2012.

EAL launches suite of qualifications for Gas Engineers 13 October 2011
EAL has launched a suite of qualifications for the gas industry.

Vocational training applauded at Awards for Excellence 13 October 2011
On Friday 7 October 2011, SummitSkills held its annual Awards for Excellence (formerly the National Training Awards).

BSRIA updates thermal imaging guidance 13 October 2011
BSRIA has updated the Thermal Imaging of Building Fabric guide in the light of new updates to building regulations, advances in camera technology and improved methods of analysing images.

Builder given community service for unsafe gas work 12 October 2011
A self-employed Lockerbie builder has been given a Community Service Order after he carried out an unsafe gas installation.

Carbon Trust launches new carbon footprint service 12 October 2011
The Carbon Trust has launched the Footprint Verification service to provide companies and organisations with independent verification of their corporate carbon footprints.

Business Edge appoints new technical engineers 10 October 2011
Business Edge has appointed two new technical support engineers to its engineering department.

Energetix appoints new commercial director 10 October 2011
Energetix has appointed Tony Stiff as commercial director.

SSIP launches new contractor portal 10 October 2011
Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) has launched a new internet portal to improve standards of health and safety and contractor assessment in the construction industry.

Plumber's apprentice statue unveiled at Cannon Street 10 October 2011
HRH The Duke of Gloucester has unveiled a sculpture of the Plumber's Apprentice at Cannon Street Station to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers receiving its Royal Charter from King James I in 1611.

New-look for Wolseley UK brands 10 October 2011
Wolseley UK is revamping its look with a range of new look logos for Plumb Center, Parts Center, Pipe Center, Climate Center and Drain Center.

NIBE appoints technical sales engineer 10 October 2011
NIBE Energy Systems has appointed Neil Hope as technical sales engineer.

Norland appoints new chairman 10 October 2011
Norland Managed Services has appointed Paul Lester as its new chairman.

BSE excellence helps UK success at WorldSkills London 10 October 2011
SummitSkills is celebrating the BSE sector's vocational training after Team UK won a gold medal in plumbing and heating, a bronze medal in refrigeration and air conditioning and a medallion of excellence in electrical installation at WorldSkills London 2011.

Green Deal Alliance to offer skills events 07 October 2011
Free Green Deal Connections events are now available from the Green Deal Alliance (GDSA) for those working in energy assessment, advice and installation.

Remeha Commercial appoints new BDM 07 October 2011
Chris Meir has been appointed as national business development manager at Remeha Commercial.

Regulations alone can not stop scalding deaths 06 October 2011
New research released by anti-scald specialist Inta shows that three people have died this year from scalding and many more have been hospitalised with severe burns in spite of new of stricter legislation and high-profile prosecutions for negligence.

Polypipe launches new-look planning tool 06 October 2011
Polypipe's online Ventilation Specification Web planner, has been upgraded with more features to help specify and install domestic ventilation.

BSRIA releases new utility services guide 06 October 2011
A new guide from Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) provides guidance to assist with planning, design and installation of utility services.

New Green Deal finance company announced 05 October 2011
A Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) has been formed to create a consortium investigating how to finance the best value Green Deal option for consumers.

Workers stage protest over working agreement 05 October 2011
Construction workers have staged a protest near Cambuslang fire station in Scotland over plans by some firms to introduce new terms of employment.

Biomass exchange to launch in November 05 October 2011
The world's first biomass exchange will open in Rotterdam on 3 November.

BBES supports Action for Children 05 October 2011
Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has partnered with Action for Children (AFC) for the second year running.

DCC to sell price comparison site Boilerjuice 04 October 2011
DCC Group is selling off its Boilerjuice website after criticism from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

Investigation launched into F-gas certification 03 October 2011
F-Gas Support is investigating why some businesses have failed to upgrade to a full Company Certificate to ensure F-gas compliance.

Environmental technologies courses launched in North West 03 October 2011
Oldham College has launched a Green Technology Centre offering courses in environmental technologies.

Husband sets up charity for carbon monoxide awareness 03 October 2011
A man who's wife died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning has set up a charity in her name to raise awareness of gas leaks.

RHI launch hits EU road block 03 October 2011
Objections from the European Commission has delayed the launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive.