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News Archive - August 2011

New ‘Visible Rewards’ from Viessmann 31 August 2011
Viessmann has launched a reward promotion open to all UK Gas Safe Registered installers.

A. O. Smith acquires Lochinvar 30 August 2011
A. O. Smith Corporation has completed its acquisition of Lochinvar Corporation for around $418 million.

Altecnic appoints specification specialist 30 August 2011
Altecnic has appointed Neil Parry to head up its building consultancy support division.

REA urges the Government to back biomass 30 August 2011
The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has launched a campaign urging the Government to back its proposals on the incentives regime for renewable energy.

Barclays launches £100m renewable fund for farmers 30 August 2011
Barclays has announced a £100 million fund for UK farmers to invest in renewable energy to help farmers reduce energy bills and generate new income.

Hoval helps create historic Jubilee woodland 26 August 2011
Hoval has signed a three-year deal to plant 45,000 trees as part of the Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods project.

CTC appoints new general manager 25 August 2011
CTC has appointed Cliff Arnold as its general manager as part of the expansion in product development and marketing activity for the company, which is the renewables division of international heating and combustion manufacturer Enertech.

BCIA Awards open for nominations 25 August 2011
The Building Controls Industry Association is now taking nominations for its 2012 BCIA Awards.

Altecnic cycle to success 25 August 2011
A team of 10 colleagues and friends from pipework supplier Altecnic have raised over £11,000 for charity during a 1,200 kilometre cycle ride over the Alps from Stafford to Milan.

Willmott Dixon offers jobs for school leavers 25 August 2011
Willmott Dixon Partnerships has launched a scheme to offer youngsters vocational training across the country.

GETC appoints a low carbon expert 25 August 2011
Merseyside's Green Energy Training Centre (GETC) has appointed Joe Martin to head up the centre.

ENER-G launches healthcare division 25 August 2011
ENER-G, the sustainable energy solutions business, has launched a specialist healthcare division following its appointment to a framework of approved contractors that will deliver low carbon infrastructure improvements across the NHS Estate.

Panasonic's Aquarea gets MCS accreditation 25 August 2011
The Aquarea air source heat pump from Panasonic has gained accreditation as an approved technology under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

BSW Timber fires up major biomass boiler 23 August 2011
BSW Timber has installed what is claimed to be the UK's largest biomass hot water boiler plant at its sawmill in Powys.

Stelrad appoints new managing director 23 August 2011
Stelrad has appointed Mike Conlon as its new managing director.

Alpha offers toy promotion 22 August 2011
Throughout September the purchase of a CDC or CDS boiler from Alpha will qualify installers for a free toy Maisto Rock Crawler.

Systemair buys cooling company 22 August 2011
Systemair has agreed to take over the assets of Swedish company Kryotherm AB.

SE Controls expands Fradley Park premises 19 August 2011
Ventilation specialist SE Controls has invested more than £1 million to buy new premises.

BSS Industrial backs apprentices at SkillPIPE 2011 19 August 2011
BSS Industrial has continued its support of the SkillPIPE competition for a third year.

Daikin installs solar panels at Ostend plant 18 August 2011
Daikin Europe N.V. is adding to its green energy arsenal with the installation of 1,932 solar panels at its Ostend plant.

Panasonic signs distribution deal 18 August 2011
Panasonic has announced a new distribution deal with Burdens Energy.

BSRIA launches new online database 17 August 2011
BSRIA has launched a new online resource for users to keep on top of the latest legislation, regulations and compliance information in the United Kingdom.

Balfour Beatty announces interim results 17 August 2011
Balfour Beatty has posted resilient interim results despite facing cuts in public spending in its UK and US construction markets.

Walter Meier announces earnings increase 16 August 2011
Walter Meier has announced increased net sales for the first half of 2011 against the same period in the previous year, by 3.3 per cent to CHF 317.4 million.

HETAS receives European certification 16 August 2011
HETAS has been approved by the European Pellet Council as the only UK accreditation body for the ENplus scheme.

Emerson announces sale to NIBE Industrier AB 16 August 2011
Emerson has announced that it has agreed to sell its Heating Products business to NIBE Industrier AB.

Vaillant gets social 16 August 2011
Vaillant has launched into social media with its own Facebook and Twitter pages and a YouTube channel.

Social housing to get RHPP funding 16 August 2011
A £3 million scheme has been launched to help install eco-heaters in social housing.

Npower joins the energy price hike 16 August 2011
Npower has announced that it will be raising the price of gas by 15.7 per cent and electricity prices by 7.2 per cent from 1 October.

Faulty air conditioning heats up riot 12 August 2011
A faulty air conditioning unit has been blamed for a riot breaking out in the Spanish holiday resort of Lloret de Mar.

HygroMatik appoints new technical sales engineer 12 August 2011
HygroMatik has appointed Martin Hunt as new technical sales engineer.

Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are now open 12 August 2011
Organisers of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are calling for submissions from UK businesses focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

NIA launches new affiliate membership 11 August 2011
Non-insulation organisations now have the chance to join as an affiliate member of the National Insulation Association (NIA).

Balfour Beatty tops contractor league 11 August 2011
The City will be looking for reassurance from Balfour Beatty to maintain a healthy outlook despite cuts in public spending on construction, when the international infrastructure group reports its interim results on 17 August.

Biasi appoints new sales managers 10 August 2011
Biasi has appointed Andrew Wakefield and Claire Poole to its sales team.

EU green energy policies could destroy jobs 10 August 2011
A new report argues that claims that the low-carbon economy can deliver so-called 'green collar' jobs are far-fetched and unsubstantiated by official measures.

New sponsor and judges for H&V Review Awards 10 August 2011
Humidity Solutions has signed up to sponsor the Commercial/Industrial Ventilation Product of the Year in the HVR Awards due to take place in London on 11 October, 2011.

Stelrad launches the Radiator Book 08 August 2011
Stelrad Radiators has launched The Radiator Book to provide specifiers and installers with details of the company's range of radiators.

Gas fitter fined for unsafe work 08 August 2011
A Seaton gas fitter has been found guilty of leaving a gas boiler in an unsafe condition.

New appointment for Pipe Center and Climate Center 08 August 2011
Roger Hoskins has been appointed regional sales manager (building services) for Pipe Center and Climate Center.

Bradford Cathedral to be UK solar first 05 August 2011
Bradford Cathedral has been granted permission for a £50,000 scheme to generate its own power with solar roof panels.

E.On hikes energy bills 05 August 2011
E.On is the fourth of the six big energy companies to put up its gas and electricity prices.

Soler & Palau appoints new technical manager 05 August 2011
Ian Davis has been appointed Soler & Palau's technical manager.

Sponsorship gives Jamie Poole the edge 05 August 2011
Support from building services sponsorship has sent Jamie Poole to the European rounds of the 2011 Ducati 848 Challenge, moving him up to sixth position for the UK rounds.

Bradford to host Europe's largest sustainable business site 05 August 2011
A new sustainable building development in Inspire Bradford Business Park is set to become Europe's largest construction of environmentally friendly office spaces after securing funding.

Insulation best practice awards now open 04 August 2011
The third National Insulation Association (NIA) Best Practice Awards are now open for entries.

Dimplex offers installers EC-EAU cashback 04 August 2011
Dimplex has launched the Green Cylinder Cashback Scheme for installers to earn up to £250 cashback on purchases from the new EC-Eau range.

Football loo makeover kicks-off 04 August 2011
One lucky football club will win a £100,000 makeover for its toilets as part of the Best Loo-sers competition.

ASA finds energy saving claims 'misleading' 03 August 2011
The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a pamphlet distributed by ACS Renewable Solutions made claims which were "misleading" stating that air-source heat pumps could "reduce winter fuel bills by 40%."

Installers step up to the Geberit Challenge 03 August 2011
This November the Geberit Challenge is coming to Glasgow, Birmingham and London, giving installers the chance to test their skills and win a trip to Dubai.

Thames Water to become biggest solar power generator 03 August 2011
Thames Water has signed a deal to install photovoltaic systems large enough to cover 15 football pitches at three key sites in London.

Researchers develop heat-regulating building material 03 August 2011
Researchers have developed an innovative heat-storing material that can retain and release heat according to specific temperature requirements which could change the way we heat and cool our buildings.

Geberit appoints new commercial sales director 02 August 2011
Geberit has appointed Andy Lever as commercial sales director.

National Skills Academy seeks board directors 02 August 2011
The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies is looking for people committed to low carbon skills development to become its board directors.

CfSD launches new website 02 August 2011
The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) has launched a new site to better keep users informed on research, projects and training offered by the centre.

Baxi launches new heateam commercial service 01 August 2011
The newly launched heateam commercial service from Baxi aims to provide support for all products supplied under the company's brands, including Andrews Water Heaters, Potterton Commercial and Baxi-SenerTec UK.

CO2 reduction through voltage optimisation 01 August 2011
VO4HOME has entered into a new venture to reduce CO2 with not-for-profit business support consultancy CO2Sense.

New MCS training from Dimplex 01 August 2011
Dimplex has introduced the MCS Made Easy training course to help installers to get involved in the renewables industry.

Joint Investment Programme opens up training 01 August 2011
SummitSkills and the Joint Investment Programme (JIP) are making more than 1,800 training opportunities available to employers in the building services engineering (BSE) sector over the next year.

Vaillant launches new flue safety training 01 August 2011
Vaillant is using its commercial training programmes to bring installers of light commercial appliances up to speed with flueing regulations.