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News Archive - April 2011

New customer service managers at Balfour Beatty 28 April 2011
Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has appointed two new managers.

A-Gas secures investment for expansion 26 April 2011
A-Gas is set to execute a rapid expansion strategy in the UK and internationally after securing a significant investment from leading mid-market private equity firm LDC, in a deal worth £70 million.

Matrix announces major expansion plans 21 April 2011
Energy management company Matrix has launched the latest phase of its expansion plans by relocating and expanding in two areas of the UK.

Ravenheat supports VAT discount campaign for boilers 21 April 2011
Louis Pickersgill, managing director of Ravenheat, has voiced his support of the campaign to reduce VAT to 5 per cent on professionally installed domestic central heating boilers and passive flue heat recovery.

Ubbink takes over Systaic Energy Roof 21 April 2011
Ubbink Group is acquiring German energy systems supplier Systaic AG, which went into liquidation in December 2010.

Balfour Beatty Engineering Services backs Go4SET challenge 21 April 2011
Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) has sponsored and mentored high school pupils taking part in a science and engineering competition in Scotland.

Ormandy puts Ugandan president in hot water 20 April 2011
Ormandy Electric is providing hot water storage at the State House, Uganda, home to the country's President, Yoweri Museveni.

Levy payers given a boost on skills investment 20 April 2011
CITB-ConstructionSkills has announced that levy payers will receive an extra 12 per cent supplementary payment on their grant claims for the next three years giving employers an added incentive to train this year.

Renewables Roadshow scheduled for September 20 April 2011
This September, the Renewables Roadshow focuses on the renewables revolution. Giving visitors the opportunity to interact with exhibiting manufacturers, merchants nd professional bodies, in addition to four theatres designed to simplify technologies & training.

Vokes Air has a brand new look 20 April 2011
Vokes Air has launched an international re-branding campaign to mark the restructuring of the organisation which will lead to the harmonisation of national brands in Denmark, Germany and Sweden with the rest of the organisation under the Vokes Air brand name.

Stiebel Eltron signs major partnership deal with UK distributor 20 April 2011
Stiebel Eltron has agreed a partnership deal with Leicester-based renewable energy distributor Underfloor Warehouse (UFW).

Cameron under fire over FiT review 19 April 2011
Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of pursuing an "anti-renewables agenda" and reneging on a promise made by Business Secretary Vince Cable.

Green energy conference to be hosted in Wales 19 April 2011
The Green Power Forum (GPF) has unveiled plans for a UK-wide green energy training and networking forum to be held in North Wales in June.

'Robust enforcement key to extended DEC regime' 18 April 2011
The HVCA is backing the call for wider use of display energy certificates (DECs), but warns that the scheme is bound to fail unless enforcement is also stepped up.

REHAU hosts ground source workshop 18 April 2011
REHAU is hosting the first of its regional ground source workshops at Salford Quays on Wednesday 18 May.

Biasi spearheads VAT scrappage campaign 18 April 2011
Biasi UK has launched an online e-petition campaign to lobby the coalition Government to scrap VAT on all renewable products and high efficiency boilers.

BRE release report on reducing the impact of urban air pollution 18 April 2011
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has issued new guidance to help architects and designers achieve acceptable indoor air quality in areas with high outdoor pollution levels, while also providing sufficient ventilation for the building.

Cold Service appoints new senior management team 15 April 2011
Cold Service Group has appointed Andrew Baxendine as its new group managing director.

JCT marks 80 years with new education mission 15 April 2011
The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) is celebrating its 80th anniversary year with a new focus on training and education.

Hoval sponsors BSD engineer in Ducati Challenge 15 April 2011
Hoval is to sponsor building services engineer Jamie Poole in the 2011 Ducati 848 Challenge, which runs as a support race to the British Superbike Championship.

Making the most of renewable energy investments 15 April 2011
The UK has dropped from third to 13th place in the global league table of renewable energy investment, according to rankings published in the Guardian.

Viessmann strengthens renewable sales team 15 April 2011
Viessmann has created dedicated leadership roles for domestic and commercial sales teams targeting renewables.

Countdown to the RHI 13 April 2011
Two months ahead of the anticipated parliamentary approval of the RHI scheme, the Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Institute (ACHPI) says that installers are giving the scheme a cautious welcome ahead of further details being released.

BSS Industrial appoints new key account director 13 April 2011
Matt Trott has been appointed as key account director for the power generation sector at BSS Industrial.

ADCAS and HVCA urge industry to continue Information Overload campaign 13 April 2011
The Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services (ADCAS) and the HVCA Ductwork Group have announced the culmination of their highly successful joint campaign to tackle the problem of Information Overload.

Xpelair launches guide to Building Regulations 11 April 2011
Xpelair Ventilation Solutions has produced a guide to the Building Regulations 2010.

Swedish pump firm Nibe bids $700 million for Schulthess 11 April 2011
Swedish heat pump maker Nibe Industries has bought a 31 per cent stake in Swiss heating, cooling and washing technology firm Schulthess Group AG and launched a bid for the whole company worth around $700 million.

CentraHeat has launched in Swindon 11 April 2011
New heating, plumbing and renewable energy firm CentraHeat has launched in Swindon to offer renewable energy services across Wiltshire.

Cosaf wins hvac contract for West Mercia Supplies 11 April 2011
Cosaf has won a competitive contract to redevelop Shrewsbury-based West Mercia Supplies hvac provision.

Cofely delivers low carbon district energy across Leicester 08 April 2011
Cofely has signed a 25 year contract with Leicester City Council (LCC) to link and extend four existing district heating schemes across the City of Leicester.

Williams & Co appoints managing director 08 April 2011
Ray Stafford has been appointed as managing director of Williams & Co, a trade-only plumbing and heating merchant.

Stelrad radiators rise to the occasion at Rise Hall 08 April 2011
A last minute plea for heating at the Sarah Beeny restoration project gave Stelrad the chance to shine.

Spirotech appoints new sales manager 08 April 2011
Spirotech’s commercial division has appointed Stephen Simmonds as its new London and South East sales manager.

Panasonic sponsors H&V Review Awards 08 April 2011
Air conditioning giant Panasonic is sponsoring the Sustainable Product of the Year category in the 2011 HVR Awards being held in London this October.

Copper thefts see sales soar at Durapipe 07 April 2011
Durapipe has reported an increase in sales of 25 per cent due to widespread thefts of copper pipework across the UK.

AT Green sign solar energy deal with Stiebel Eltron 07 April 2011
North Wales based contractor AT Green is teaming up with renewable products manufacturer Stiebel Eltron to explore opportunities for solar installations across the region.

Plumbase branches out to new areas 07 April 2011
The Plumbase network has grown by 12 branches following the acquisition of 11 PTS branches and one City Plumbing Supplies branch from Travis Perkins.

Walter Meier Group acquires JS Humidifiers 06 April 2011
Humidification specialist JS Humidifiers has been acquired by the Swiss climate and manufacturing technology group Walter Meier.

Renewable training centre targets knowledge gap 06 April 2011
Mitsubishi Electric has opened a new Renewable Training Centre at its headquarters in Hatfield to double course availability and expand awareness of technology.

New strategic appointment for ENER-G 06 April 2011
ENER-G has appointed Yan Evans as group business development director.

New sales appointment for Allen Martin Conservation 06 April 2011
Allen Martin Conservation has increased its business development team with the appointment of Philip Manning as sales engineer.

Collaboration is key to a sustainable supply chain 06 April 2011
Businesses need to collaborate more, share their learning and foster better sectorial working practices if they are to effectively engage their supply chains in sustainability; that was the conclusion made by some of UK's biggest businesses gathered together for a debate.

J S Wright given 'Green' light for sustainable build 06 April 2011
Birmingham-based J S Wright has been chosen to design and fit mechanical services at a new sustainable office development project.

Asbestos awareness survey launched 06 April 2011
A national survey has been launched exploring general awareness and understanding of asbestos in buildings and the regulations designed to protect UK workers from being exposed to asbestos in their workplace.

Glow-worm embarks on national CPD tour 04 April 2011
Glow-worm is offering guidance on new renewable legislation and incentive schemes such as Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed in Tariff (FiT) in a series of CPD seminars taking place across the country.

Pipe Center presented with Supplier of the Year Award 04 April 2011
Pipe Center has been named Supplier of the Year by J S Wright, following a long association with the Birmingham and London-based building services engineer.

New appointment at Victaulic 04 April 2011
Tony Carter has joined Victaulic as a new territory manager for the East and West Midlands.

HVCA's Toolbox Talks updated for increased on-site safety 04 April 2011
The HVCA's newest revision of the Toolbox Talks series is now available.

Olympic Park to provide green power to Stratford 04 April 2011
Pipes are to be laid to bring low carbon heat, produced on the Olympic site, to homes and businesses in Stratford High Street.

Airedale and Gram take top product awards 01 April 2011
Over 300 people from all sectors of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry saw Airedale International's Turbochill Freecool chiller crowned as air-conditioning product of the year in this year's ACR News Awards.

£40m Eco-Homes development awarded to Hill Partnerships 01 April 2011
Social housing landlord Genesis has awarded builder Hill Partnership a £40m+ contract to build a landmark housing development in London using renewables.

Wilo comes out on top at pump industry awards 01 April 2011
Wilo has won the 'Manufacturer of the Year 2011' award at the Pump Industry Awards 2011.

Severe scalding of patients now included in DoH guidance 01 April 2011
The Thermostatic Mixing Valve Manufacturers' Association (TMVA) has successfully secured the inclusion of 'Severe Scalding of Patients' in the expanded list of 'Never Events'.

WWF-UK resigns from Zero Carbon Taskforce 01 April 2011
The WWF has resigned from the Zero Carbon Taskforce with immediate effect following the Government's decision, that the definition of Zero Carbon Homes will no longer include the emissions from unregulated energy use within the home.