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News Archive - February 2011

Specflue opens training centre 25 February 2011
Specflue will be opening Britain's biggest, dedicated HETAS training facility at their head office in Sudbury, Suffolk.

PH Jones supports young people with apprenticeship placements 25 February 2011
PH Jones is backing the Government's drive to create 100,000 more apprenticeships in the UK by 2014.

Naco louvres help Savoy look the part 25 February 2011
Designed to fit in with the grandeur and style of the building, Naco has been involved with the prestigious restoration project at The Savoy.

JS Air Curtains goes to great lengths 24 February 2011
JS Air Curtains has supplied and installed a 7.4 m long stainless steel Rund air curtain system for a recent refurbishment in central London.

Passivhaus approve MVHR system 24 February 2011
The Duplexvent DV150SE from Airflow has been awarded Passivhaus approval.

New appointees signal Gas Safety Trust's new medical focus 23 February 2011
The Gas Safety Trust has appointed two new trustees to expand its work especially within the medical profession.

Spirax Sarco select Babcock Wanson for its new boiler house 23 February 2011
Spirax Sarco has opted to install Babcock Wanson steam generators into its new central boiler house in its Cheltenham based manufacturing facility.

Space Air launch new look website 22 February 2011
Space Airconditioning plc, has re-launched online with a new site designed to be easier to read and navigate. The site contains information about Daikin's heat recovery ventilation VAM units, details of the Part F building regulations and explains why ventilation is necessary.

ESG acquires two new companies 22 February 2011
Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG) have announced the addition of Henley Water and Q-Lab to the Group to extend its testing and analysis capabilities.

Alpha welcomes new sales staff 22 February 2011
Alpha Heating Innovation has announced the appointment of Darren Rowe as technical sales manager for the south west.

Piper acquisition leads to relocation 22 February 2011
Piper Assessment has announced its acquisition of RAD Training, and has relocated its operations to RAD's former premises in Sittingbourne, Kent.

Sharp Solar opens Renewable Energy Academy 17 February 2011
The brand new academy will train 25 to 50 people a month, from electricians to roofers. Training up the workforce to meet the expected growing demand for solar panel installation, and giving professionals a chance to change career and move into the renewable energy sector.

PH Jones expands management team 16 February 2011
Property maintenance and multi-utility metering services provider PH Jones has appointed Gary Conway as business improvement manager.

Public recognition for CIPHE brand values 16 February 2011
Members of the public are said to be showing increasing awareness of the integrity and capability of plumbing and heating professionals registered with the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).

New Carel manufacturing plant in Brazil 16 February 2011
Refrigeration, air conditioning and humidification control supplier the Carel Group, leaders has opened a new manufacturing plant in Brazil. The new site in the Valinhos industrial district around 100km north-west of Sao Paulo features high technology systems, including automatic assembly, soldering and test equipment and covers an area of more than 1,000 sq m.

Jim Gale appointed group MD at Weatherite 16 February 2011
Weatherite Group has announced the appointment of Jim Gale to the newly created position of group managing director.

Ductbusters launches risk assessment service 16 February 2011
Ductbusters has launched a risk assessment service allowing companies to plan for cleaning programmes when setting budgets.

New commercial director at Greenwood Air Management 16 February 2011
Greenwood Air Management has appointed Ian Weakford as its new commercial director.

Charity ramble for S&S Northern 16 February 2011
A team from S&S Northern from Chorley in Lancashire have signed up to do a sponsored walk, the Rainbow Ramble to support disabled children's charity, The Legacy Rainbow House.

Fernox appoints new area sales manager 16 February 2011
Water treatment manufacturer Fernox has appointed Barney Wharton-Jones as area sales manager for the North West of England and Northern Wales.

Cautious optimism for commercial property market 15 February 2011
The latest RICS Commercial Property Market Survey shows further modest improvement in the real estate market but highlights pronounced regional and sector differences in both the occupier and investment arenas.

Bluesky Maps UK's solar energy potential 14 February 2011
Bluesky is rolling out nationwide coverage of its Solar Suitability Map.

New sales director to steer Salus growth 14 February 2011
Salus have appointed Rob Fenton to the new position of Northern Sales Director as part of the restructuring of its growing UK sales territory.

Dalkia gels more with major manufacturer 14 February 2011
Dalkia has extended its energy management contract with PB Gelatins for a further 10 years in a new £2.1 million contract.

Construction starts 2011 on a low 14 February 2011
Construction project starts for the three months to January 2011 fell by 28 per cent compared to the same period last year reports the Glenigan Index.

UK needs carbon reduction project rules - BRE Trust Report 14 February 2011
Funding for small-scale solar, biomass and other carbon reduction projects in the UK could rise significantly if consistent reporting guidelines for these schemes can be agreed, according to a recent study from BRE Trust.

Increased demand for Sabien's M2G boosts sales by 285 per cent 14 February 2011
Sabien Technology, manufacturer and supplier of the M2G intelligent boiler load optimiser, has announced a 285 per cent rise in sales for the six months to 31 December 2010, with a sales pipeline now standing at around £5.7 million.

Dimplex welcomes ruling on misleading advertising for heaters 14 February 2011
Dimplex has welcomed a ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) which has banned an electric heating manufacturer from using unsubstantiated and misleading claims related to energy efficiency and emissions.

BSS Industrial celebrates trade counter transformation 14 February 2011
BSS Industrial has launched its first retail style trade counter, following extensive market research into buying trends and habits across its nationwide branches. The leading distributor's Nottingham branch has been completely refurbished.

The search begins for the UK's top H&V engineer 14 February 2011
The 2011 SkillPIPE competition is looking for the industry's most promising talent to be named the UK's best heating and ventilating engineer.

ADAS appoints Divyesh Jansari as Head of Energy & Resource Efficiency 14 February 2011
Divyesh Jansari has joined the Sustainability Leadership Team at ADAS, the UK's leading environmental consultancy, as the Head of Energy and Resource Efficiency.

Act now on hidden dangers 14 February 2011
Landlords and homeowners need to take action now to meet new rules for concealed flues serving gas boilers, including fitting a carbon monoxide alarm if one is not present, as an interim measure.

Adey bolsters boardroom 07 February 2011
Magnetic filtration technology manufacturer Adey Professional Heating Solutions has made two key boardroom appointments.

John N Dunn Group appoints electrical / renewables job estimator 07 February 2011
North East's largest building services provider John N Dunn Group has appointed Robbie Richardson as an electrical / renewables job estimator.

Gas Safety Trust targets Energy Bill 07 February 2011
With advocacy and carbon monoxide (CO) awareness as core objectives, the Gas Safety Trust has embarked on a parliamentary campaign calling for the installation of audible CO alarms alongside energy efficiency improvements under the Green Deal Scheme.

Vokèra backs plans for extension of Green Deal 07 February 2011
Following the announcement that the Government might extend the Green Deal programme to include new build homes, leading boiler and renewable manufacturer Vokèra is showing its support for this notion.

Fläkt Woods celebrates biggest contract win 07 February 2011
2011 has started well for Fläkt Woods; it is celebrating after winning its largest ever single contract, a €7 million project to supply ventilation fans for the massive Marmaray tunnel rail project in Turkey.

National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies gets go-ahead 07 February 2011
A new nationwide network of accredited training provision for low carbon and renewable skills has been given the go-ahead by Government.

John N Dunn appoints estimator 04 February 2011
John N Dunn Group, one of the North East's largest building services providers, has appointed Robbie Richardson as an electrical / renewables job estimator.

Sharp selects solar partner 04 February 2011
Solar power manufacturer Sharp has chosen renewable energy company Eco Environments to become its partner.

UK carbon emissions 'still driven by money' 03 February 2011
The latest figures from the Department of Climate Change showing a 9.8 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions may be put down to the effects of the recession in 2009, according to Stephen Hopkins, product marketing manager at Alpha Heating Innovation.

J S Wright appoints operations director 03 February 2011
Birmingham-based building services provider J S Wright has appointed its first operations director for London and the South East. Paul Featherston, who began his career as an apprentice electrician, has 25 years' experience in building services, including the previous six as operations director for one of the UK's largest M&E contractors where he delivered multi-million pound projects in the schools, commercial, data centre and residential sectors.

Gas Safety Trust launches funding push 03 February 2011
The Gas Safety Trust has opened its 2011 funding allocation and is inviting potential partners and prospects with a gas safety agenda to apply for a grant to fund a project. Applications must match the Trust's key objectives and interests including a unique all-fuel focus on carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and an increasing international outlook.

J S Wright to fit out apartment scheme fit for a king 03 February 2011
One of the most luxurious new living spaces in the UK is to be fitted out by a Birmingham-based firm of building services engineers.

4See Risk Management acquires energy consultancy 03 February 2011
4See Risk Management, a leading health and safety consultancy, has acquired the Milton Keynes based company Burcote Consultancy.

Titan Products moves 03 February 2011
HVAC and building management systems manufacturer Titan Products has moved to larger premises in Bredbury, Stockport.

Growth and expansion for PH Jones 03 February 2011
PH Jones, property maintenance and multi-utility metering services provider, has reported record growth for its Utility Services Division and a subsequent recruitment drive.

Pimlico Plumbers' revenue rockets 03 February 2011
Pimlico Plumbers has announced a 15 per cent growth in revenues for October-December 2010.

HRP to open Olympic Trade Centre 02 February 2011
Refrigeration and air conditioning supplies wholesaler HRP is to open an Olympic Trade Centre based in Orient Way, just off the A12, a key London access route.

A-Gas and FSW sign new distribution deal 02 February 2011
A-Gas has signed a new five-year distribution agreement with national refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler FSW.

Eaton-Williams strikes Gulf deal 02 February 2011
Eaton-Williams has struck a deal to market its data centre cooling solutions across the Middle East following a distribution agreement with Saudi based Alessa Industries.

Contractors can help customers save money claim 02 February 2011
Air conditioning and heating contractors have been advised to tell customers that current and previous installations can be claimed against tax using capital allowance.

Jon Richardson to present the ACR News Awards 2011 02 February 2011
Comedian Jon Richardson is to be the presenter at this year's ACR News Awards.

Trading Standards taking little action over the EPBD 02 February 2011
Little or no action is being taken to enforce the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, according to accreditation company Quidos. The regulations require that all air conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kW must be regularly inspected by an energy assessor.