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News Archive - May 2013

OFTEC launches electronic pocket guide 31 May 2013
An electronic version of the OFTEC pocket guide to oil heating and cooking is now available to download from Amazon, iTunes or WH Smith.

Nottingham City Homes first to complete CORGI Accreditation 31 May 2013
Nottingham City Homes has become the first organisation to complete the quality standard of CORGI Accreditation, a process which gives universal recognition for their gas safety management systems.

Sabien helps to reduce MoD's energy consumption 30 May 2013
Sabien Technology has received orders totalling £1.0m for the installation of its M2G intelligent boiler load optimiser across the MOD South East Regional Prime Contract.

Remeha Commercial expands sales team 29 May 2013
Remeha Commercial has appointed two new people to its sales team.

Biomass Heating Group holds first meeting 29 May 2013
The inaugural meeting of the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) Biomass Heating Group was held on 22 May.

BEAMA launches Green Deal indoor air quality guide 29 May 2013
BEAMA has published a guidance document challenging all Green Deal Providers to specify continuous ventilation with insulation packages.

BSRIA publishes guidance on measuring airflow rates 29 May 2013
BSRIA has published the New Domestic Ventilation Systems Guide - A guide to measuring airflow rates (BG46/2013).

Kensa Engineering wins heat pump award 29 May 2013
Kensa Engineering has won the Product Innovation of the Year award for its innovative Shoebox Heat Pump at this year's National Heat Pump Awards, which were held at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham on 16 May.

EEF launches new health and safety award with RKHIS 29 May 2013
Manufacturers' organisation EEF and RK Harrison Insurance Services (RKHIS), EEF's official insurance provider, have launched a new Health & Safety award as part of the fifth national Future Manufacturing Awards competition.

Vulcana and DRU join forces 29 May 2013
Vulcana Gas Appliances and DRU Verwarming have signed an agreement through which Vulcana will distribute DRU's commercial heaters to customers in the UK and provide project specification, installation and servicing.

OPEN BIM Network links up with BuildingSMART UK 23 May 2013
OPEN BIM Network, the UK's primary network for building information modelling (BIM) users, with the support of its partner Construction Excellence, is joining forces with BuildingSMART UK and Ireland, which provides the standards that are driving the adoption of Open BIM in line with Government's 2016 compliance target.

Culligan recruits new service manager 23 May 2013
Culligan UK has appointed Maurice Beasley as service manager.

BSRIA ceo announces departure in 2014 23 May 2013
BSRIA ceo Andrew Eastwell has announced that he is stepping down from the role in April 2014.

CIBSE launches new guidance on Legionella control 23 May 2013
CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has published a new guide on the control of Legionella.

TSG benefitting from Trained Installer Register 22 May 2013
TSG Building Services was one of the first businesses to join the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies Trained Installer Register and is now reaping the benefits.

MITIE exits m&e sector 21 May 2013
MITIE Group is pulling out of the mechanical and electrical engineering contracting sector to concentrate on the facilities management, healthcare and energy services markets, which it says offer a higher return.

Industry welcomes boost to RHPP vouchers 21 May 2013
Money off vouchers available under the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme have been increased to £2,300 for ground source heat pumps, £2,000 for biomass boilers, £1,300 for air source heat pumps and £600 for solar thermal systems, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced yesterday (20 May).

Wilo Group continues on upward trajectory 20 May 2013
Wilo UK's parent, the German Wilo Group, has announced record results for 2012, its third consecutive year of growth.

JS Wright introduces Foremen's Academy 20 May 2013
J S Wright has launched its own Foremen's Academy in conjunction with management training expert Dale Carnegie.

PICVs guide launched 20 May 2013
Marflow Hydronics has introduced a 'Definitive Guide to Pressure Independent Control Valves'.

NICEIC signs up more for Green Deal 20 May 2013
NICEIC, the voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry, says that more than 380 companies have now signed up with it for Green Deal installer status.

Guardian appoints business development managers 20 May 2013
Guardian Water Treatment and Air Hygiene has added two new and experienced members of staff to its senior team as it continues to expand in the North of England.

SkillPLUMB names best Welsh young plumber 20 May 2013
Owain Powell from GVJ Plumbing & Heating in Ceredigion has been named best young plumber in Wales, following the SkillPLUMB Wales national final at Deeside College on 14 May.

Nuaire apprentice wins quality award 16 May 2013
An apprentice from Nuaire has won the Welsh Chartered Quality Institute's top award for implementing a quality and efficiency improvement programme at the company's headquarters.

Wilo gains CEMARS certification 15 May 2013
Wilo UK has been awarded CEMARS certification following an arduous 18 month process.

System Hygienics recruits new sales staff 15 May 2013
System Hygienics has made two additions to its sales department.

CBI chief predicts economic growth at ICOM seminar 14 May 2013
ICOM Energy Association held a seminar prior to its Annual Lunch earlier this month.

J & E Hall recruits regional sales manager 14 May 2013
J & E Hall has appointed Paul O'Brien as its new regional sales manager for commercial products in the North of England.

FMB warns Green Deal may falter without SME support 14 May 2013
Responding to the latest statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) says that small building companies need fairer access to the Green Deal market if the shortage of installers is to be addressed.

First semi-final winner of SkillPIPE named 13 May 2013
Ross Parkin has won the first UK semi-final of the 2013 SkillPIPE competition, after a challenging one-day event at Burnley College.

New CIBSE president delivers address 13 May 2013
Incoming CIBSE President, George Adams, has delivered his first address at the Institute's agm on 9 May, at the Royal Society in London.

BMF welcomes boost to apprenticeship training 13 May 2013
The BMF (Builders Merchants Federation) has welcomed a pledge from the NMBS on its 50th Anniversary to bring at least 50 new apprentices into the industry.

Air curtains gain favour in Eastern Europe 13 May 2013
UK air curtain manufacturer Thermoscreens is reporting a significant rise in the number of Eastern European retailers using air curtain technology and has seen an increase in its export sales as a result.

BCIA award winners revealed 13 May 2013
The winners of this year's BCIA (Building Controls Industry Association) awards were revealed on Thursday 9 May during the annual Gala Awards Dinner held at St John's Hotel in Solihull.

Sussex contractor hosts German apprentices 13 May 2013
Independent heating contractor, BSW Building Services, has hosted two German apprentice students at its Haywards Heath site in Sussex, during a four week work experience programme.

GSHPA names Kensa md as new chairman 08 May 2013
Managing director of Kensa, Simon Lomax, has been elected as the new chairman of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA).

Stokvis expands sales team 08 May 2013
Stokvis Energy Systems has boosted its sales team with the appointment of two new area sales managers.

BSS Industrial appoints key account director 08 May 2013
BSS Industrial has recruited Chris Gaunt as key account director for the water sector, providing dedicated support, expertise and complete solutions to new and existing clients.

BMF finds a sustainable solution for new HQ 07 May 2013
Following its recent relocation to new headquarters, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) chose one of its own members, the Green Energy Centre at John A Stephens, to develop a sustainable strategy and practical solution to ensure the building's energy efficiency.

NIBE looks to boost renewables take-up 07 May 2013
NIBE is extending its cashback initiative until 31 March 2014, in line with the Government's recently extended Renewable Heat Incentive Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme, with the aim of encouraging the uptake of domestic renewables.

New sales director at Spirax Sarco 07 May 2013
Spirax Sarco has appointed Sheldon Banks as sales director for the UK and Republic of Ireland. He replaces Marc Eggermont, who is relocating to Belgium to assume the role of general manager.

SummitSkills invites entries for Awards for Excellence 07 May 2013
SummitSkills is calling for nominations for this year's Awards for Excellence.

WBS keeps IT centre cool 07 May 2013
Galliford Try Communications chose Weatherite Building Services (WBS) to install an air conditioning system for secure managed IT service provider, InTechnology, at its latest facility in Reading.

BBES uses BIM in college construction 07 May 2013
Balfour Beatty Engineering Services is using Building Information Modelling (BIM) to help to deliver a new sports technical college in Stoke-on-Trent, with the aim of creating more sustainable buildings and to improve efficiency during the construction process.

CIBSE Technical Symposium focuses on saving energy in buildings 07 May 2013
Occupant behaviour is the key to saving energy in buildings, according to engineering practitioners and researchers who attended the recent Rinnai-sponsored CIBSE Technical Symposium 2013.

Fläkt Woods appoints Far East sales manager 07 May 2013
Fläkt Woods has appointed Faye Young as its new Far East sales manager to improve the company's presence in South East Asia.