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News Archive - December 2012

Worcester, Bosch Group supports Government move on fracking 19 December 2012
Worcester, Bosch Group has welcomed the Government's decision to resume fracking to extract shale gas in Lancashire.

IE-CHP (UK & Eire) names new MD 19 December 2012
Colin Gardner has been appointed managing director of IE-CHP (UK & Eire), the joint venture between Intelligent Energy and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE).

BFCMA website offers guidance on chimneys for wood burning appliances 19 December 2012
A new website has been launched by the BFCMA (British Flue and Chimney Manufacturers Association) in response to increasing growth in the number of flue and chimney installations for wood burning appliances.

Trade Skills 4U backs call for quality apprenticeships 19 December 2012
Trade Skills 4U has joined other groups in backing the BIS (Business, Innovation and Skills Committee) report which concludes that the quality of British apprenticeships is more important than quantity.

BEAMA welcomes Government move on smart meters 19 December 2012
BEAMA ceo, Dr Howard Porter, has welcomed the Government's publication of rules for consumer engagement, privacy, and security for the smart meter programme.

Viessmann takes 51% stake in MSR-Solutions 19 December 2012
Viessmann Group, has acquired a 51% stake in MSR-Solutions, a hardware and software solutions provider for the automation of buildings.

Property group fined for poisoning residents 19 December 2012
Apollo Property Services Group, one of the UK's largest property service organisations, has been ordered to pay more than £300,000 in fines, costs and compensation after seven people were hospitalised when carbon monoxide (CO) fumes escaped into their homes.

Government outlines solar and biomass support packages 19 December 2012
The Government yesterday (18 December) clarified its position on projects that will be supported under its Renewables Obligation (RO).

B&ES to support BCIA National Conference 13 December 2012
BCIA is joining forces with B&ES (Building and Engineering Services Association) at its National Conference next year to underline the importance of integration for better building performance.

HE Simm aims to upskill UK supply chain 13 December 2012
Engineering services provider HE Simm is launching an initiative to upskill its entire UK supply chain as part of a new 'Passport to Work' safety initiative.

SummitSkills hails review as "a useful reminder of real apprenticeships" 13 December 2012
SummitSkills, the sector skills council for building services engineering, has welcomed The Richard Review as a useful reminder of what makes a real apprenticeship.

Cofely finishes first phase of Leicester District Energy Scheme 12 December 2012
Cofely has completed the first phase of the Leicester District Energy Scheme - a 25-year partnership between Leicester City Council and Cofely District Energy.

Hoare Lea appoints new partner 12 December 2012
Richard Brown has joined the Hoare Lea Partnership.

UK Pellet Council gears up for RHI 12 December 2012
Ahead of the introduction of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive next year, the biomass industry is preparing to ensure that a high quality supply of wood pellets is available to meet demand.

Building Services Event abandoned 11 December 2012
UBM Live has announced that Building Services, its annual event aimed at those working within building services industry, will not return in 2013 and beyond.

Briggs & Forrester completes college project 10 December 2012
Briggs & Forrester has completed phase 2 of an extension project at the Booth Lane Campus at Northampton College.

Seeley International makes BRW top 30 companies 10 December 2012
Seeley International has been named as one of BRW's 30 Most Innovative Companies for 2012, achieving 14th place on the list.

Worcester welcomes action over Green Deal cashback scheme 10 December 2012
Worcester, Bosch Group has applauded the DECC's decision to advance the Green Deal cashback scheme for boiler replacements to the second week in January.

GI Energy supports Ofgem guidance 10 December 2012
GI Energy has welcomed new guidance issued by Ofgem on the Renewable Heat Incentive.

Armstrong unveils new London office 06 December 2012
Armstrong has opened a new sales office in London.

DECC adds two new heat pump training roadshow dates 06 December 2012
Two new heat pump training roadshow dates have been announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Briggs & Forrester helps to transform Hippodrome Casino 06 December 2012
Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services has recently completed refurbishment work on the Hippodrome Casino, a grade II listed building in London's West End.

Heatrae Sadia invests in BIM modelling 06 December 2012
Heatrae Sadia has joined sister company Baxi Commercial to become one of the first heating manufacturers in the UK to invest in BIM (Building Information Modelling).

Communicate the efficiency message, says Baxi md 05 December 2012
Baxi's managing director, Andrew Keating, is calling for a greater emphasis to be put on efficiency.

Green Energy makes two key appointments 05 December 2012
Green Energy EU, a leading green energy technology firm and UK distributor of Redwell infrared technology, has appointed two senior managers to help grow its business.

Briggs & Forrester apprentices celebrate graduation 05 December 2012
Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services is celebrating the success of 12 of its technical apprentices.

Gas Safety Trust takes new direction 05 December 2012
Gas Safety Trust, the UK's leading fuel safety charity, has revealed plans for a new strategic direction.

Climate Energy placed in Sunday Times top 100 05 December 2012
Climate Energy, the carbon reduction group based in Witham, has again been ranked alongside the UK's 100 fastest growing businesses in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100.

CIBSE calls for action on Part L revisions 04 December 2012
CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has expressed concern about the delay by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in announcing 2013 revisions to the Building Regulations and in particular Part L.

CIBSE says consultation on EDR is 'better late than never' 03 December 2012
CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) is working with its members across the building industry to prepare a full response to the Department of Energy & Climate Change's (DECC) Consultation on Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR), announced by the Government last week.

Survey exposes installers' ignorance of regulations 03 December 2012
Installers and plumbers surveyed at a recent trade show are still confused about the Part G building regulations and what is required by law - two years after they were introduced.

BSS Industrial makes two key appointments 03 December 2012
BSS Industrial has appointed David Rose as supply chain director and has promoted David Broughton to national sales manager for BOSS Valves.

SummitSkills awards recognise vocational excellence 03 December 2012
SummitSkills celebrated the talent and exceptional standards of work of employees in the building services engineering sector at its annual Awards for Excellence on 16 November.

J S Wright joins call for quality apprenticeships 03 December 2012
J S Wright has joined Balfour Beatty, SummitSkills and others in welcoming a House of Commons report suggesting that apprenticeships should focus on quality and not just quantity.

Hoare Lea marks 150 years 03 December 2012
Hoare Lea has celebrated its 150th anniversary with a reception at Goldsmiths' Hall, London, on 19 November.