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News Archive - September 2013

SPP Pumps recognised in National Apprenticeship Awards 30 September 2013

SPP Pumps has been recognised as one of the Thames Valley's best Apprenticeship Employers in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2013.

B&ES welcomes Government decision on TUPE proposals 30 September 2013
B&ES has welcomed the Government's decision not to proceed with a proposal to remove changes in service provision from the scope of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.

OFTEC reminds installers that oil storage tanks must be CE marked 30 September 2013
OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association) is advising installers and consumers to only buy oil storage tanks that are CE marked following new legislation which took effect from 1 July.

FMB urges Government to incentivise consumer demand for energy efficiency 30 September 2013
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is warning that the Green Deal will fail unless the Government takes swift and decisive action to incentivise consumer demand for energy efficiency.

Airedale focuses on returning to full production 30 September 2013
Airedale International Air Conditioning is set to move production to a new temporary site in Leeds within the next few weeks, following the fire at its existing site in Rawdon on 6 September.

RDM wins international award for refrigeration installation in New Zealand 30 September 2013
Control and monitoring company Resource Data Management (RDM) has won a major international award for its contribution to a pioneering refrigeration project in New Zealand.

Survey shows continued growth for construction product sales in Q3 30 September 2013
The latest State of Trade Survey published by the Construction Products Association today (30 September) reveals that sales of construction products continued to increase during the third quarter of 2013, following the recovery in Q2.

Westbury recruits projects director 26 September 2013
Air filter manufacturer Westbury Filtermation has appointed Alan Moles as projects director.

Viessmann ad campaign focuses on weather compensation technology 26 September 2013
Viessmann has launched a national advertising campaign to coincide in with the heating season and raise awareness of weather compensation technology.

National Skills Academy opens new centre at Blackburn College 25 September 2013
The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies' hub, Blackburn College, has opened a new centre with state-of-the-art facilities for students undertaking environmental technologies, construction, science, engineering and maths courses.

Airedale International's parent company set to acquire Barkell 25 September 2013
Airedale International's parent company, Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD), has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire privately-held Barkell Limited, a market-leading manufacturer of custom-built air handling units based in Consett, County Durham.

Stiebel Eltron director wins green energy award 25 September 2013
Stiebel Eltron UK's technical director, John Felgate, has won a prestigious green energy award.

BEAMA to offer greater expertise on water safety 23 September 2013
BEAMA has launched a new Water Safety and Hygiene group, incorporating the Thermostatic Mixing Valve Association.

Motor Driven Systems Conference goes on the road 23 September 2013
The Motor Driven Systems (MDS) Conference is taking to the road over the next few weeks.

Heat 2013 puts heat at the centre of the energy debate 23 September 2013
Accounting for half of UK energy demand, affordable heat is vital for industry and householders alike.

HSE prosecutes Devon man for illegal gas safety checks 23 September 2013
A Devon man has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to carry out community work after forging the details of a Gas Safe registered engineer and carrying out illegal gas safety checks.

Toshiba Air Conditioning and Cool Designs in epic night at St James's Park 23 September 2013
A star-studded line-up, which included Newcastle legends Alan Shearer and David Ginola, said farewell to veteran footballer Steve Harper recently, when Newcastle Utd took on the AC Milan Glorie team at St James's Park.

CIPHE pushes CO message 23 September 2013
CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering) is campaigning to push carbon monoxide poisoning up the agenda ahead of CO Awareness Week, which runs from 19 to 23 November.

Innasol appoints technical sale specialist and sees further growth 23 September 2013
Renewable heat company Innasol has recruited its twentieth member of staff.

NHBC sets new standard for MVHR systems 23 September 2013
NHBC is setting a new standard for Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems following recent research which raises issues about the performance of the technology.

Energy Efficiency Exhibitions travel round the UK 19 September 2013
Aberdeen, Belfast, Cardiff and Norwich will all welcome the Energy Efficiency Exhibitions in October.

Mitsubishi Electric offers free Green Deal and RHI CPD guides 19 September 2013
Mitsubishi Electric has launched two free CPD-certified guides focusing on the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Green Deal.

HETAS alerts installers to changes to air quality regulations 19 September 2013
Changes to the air quality regulations which affect biomass applications for the non domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) come into force next week and HETAS is reminding installers and specifiers to take action.

Labcold secures new premises as business booms 19 September 2013
Specialist manufacturer of medical and laboratory refrigerators and freezers, Labcold, is doubling the size of its premises, following increased sales across its product and service divisions worldwide.

ENVIRON appointed to consultancy framework by Carbon Trust Wales 19 September 2013
International environmental, health, safety and sustainability consultancy, ENVIRON, has been appointed by The Carbon Trust Wales to provide carbon management and energy efficiency advice and consultancy services.

New data reveals increasing consumer interest in Green Deal 19 September 2013
More than 71,000 Green Deal assessments have now been completed according to the latest Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) statistics published today (19 September).

Survey aims to attract energy efficiency innovation 18 September 2013
BRE and Birmingham City Council are conducting a market survey to get views on procurement from manufacturers and suppliers of innovative energy efficiency technologies for retrofitting public buildings.

FMB welcomes Government support for self-build homes 18 September 2013
According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), new measures announced by the Government to help more people build their own home will increase choice and affordability in the housing market.

DECC says research shows Green Deal assessments are helping householders 17 September 2013
Research published today (17 September) by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) claims that Green Deal assessments are helping householders across England and Wales to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

Alpha Heating Innovation recruits technical sales manager 16 September 2013
Alpha Heating Innovation has appointed Chris Deacon as technical sales manager for East Anglia.

CIBSE reveals Employer of the Year award shortlist 16 September 2013
CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has revealed that six companies have been shortlisted for this year's CIBSE Employer of the Year Award.

ICOM Energy Association unveils new website 16 September 2013
ICOM (Industrial & Commercial Energy Association) has launched a new website at, providing useful information for members and non-members.

Sustainability hub receptions push green message 16 September 2013
A series of Autumn Party Conference receptions was launched last week by The sustainability hub, with a debate in the House of Commons, Delivering the green economy; is there a political will? with MPs Edward Davey, Luciana Berger and Peter Aldous.

Ashden Awards launches 2014 call for entries 16 September 2013
Ashden, the national green energy charity, is seeking entries for its 2014 Awards.

Daikin UK confirms support for The ACR Show 12 September 2013
Daikin UK has confirmed its support for The ACR Show 2014, with a substantial exhibition presence and title sponsorship of the event.

Essex installer prosecuted for unsafe gas work 12 September 2013
A Colchester man has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to carry out 240 hours of community service after he illegally fitted two gas fires and serviced a boiler despite not being registered to work with gas.

New board members at BPF 11 September 2013
The British Property Federation (BPF) has appointed two new members to its board with immediate effect.

Panasonic and Viessmann launch Europe's first PEFC system for homes 11 September 2013
Viessmann and Panasonic have developed a new fuel cell cogeneration system, which will become the first polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) system available for homes in Europe.

UK firm wins ventilation contracts at CERN 10 September 2013
UK firm Arcade has won contracts worth £1m at CERN, home of the Higgs boson discovery, to upgrade ventilation systems essential in the day-to-day running of the experiment.

Stelrad gains Achilles accreditation and is shortlisted in awards 09 September 2013
Stelrad Radiators has achieved Achilles Building Confidence Level 5 accreditation and has been shortlisted for the SHP IOSH national safety awards in the Best Health and Safety Achievement in Manufacturing category.

Mitsubishi Electric offers free CPD guide 09 September 2013
Mitsubishi Electric has launched a free CPD certified guide to illustrate how effective ventilation can help protect occupants' health and ensure the overall efficiency of a building.

4See Group completes acquisition of environmental business 09 September 2013
Northamptonshire health, safety and environmental consultancy 4See Group has completed the final stage of the acquisition of its environmental business.

Actionair revises product literature as CE marking becomes mandatory 09 September 2013
Actionair is revamping its published specification information to coincide with the start of mandatory CE marking in the UK, which started on 1 July.

Ten finalists in the running for CIBSE ASHRAE award 09 September 2013
Ten young engineers have been shortlisted for this year's CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year award - the largest group of finalists for the prize in more than a decade.

More responsible CHP system design is needed, says Bosch 09 September 2013
Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating is calling for a more responsible approach to CHP system design.

B&ES says businesses need to adapt to face future challenges 09 September 2013
The construction industry - and the building engineering services sector - must continue to ensure that they remain entirely fit for purpose in today's ever-changing business environment, according to Bruce Bisset, president of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES).

Gallant Airconditioning launches new ventilation company 09 September 2013
Gallant Airconditioning has created a new sister company, Gallant Ventilation, to capitalise on the opportunities created by the ongoing need to provide low carbon energy efficient solutions.

Minister says climate change targets will not be sacrificed for shale gas development 09 September 2013
Today (9 September), Secretary of State, Ed Davey, made the case for the safe and responsible exploration of shale gas in the UK, in line with the UK's climate change targets.

Blaze breaks out at Airedale site 09 September 2013
Firefighters were called to tackle a major blaze at Airedale Air Conditioning's site in Rawdon, West Yorkshire, last Friday (6 September).

CIBSE calls for papers for technical symposium 09 September 2013
CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) is inviting experts to submit papers for the CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2014: 'Moving to a New World of Building Systems Performance'.

Judgement Day has arrived! 04 September 2013
An independent panel of judges have today considered and evaluated the entries for the 2013 HVR Awards.

CIBSE asks students to consider a career in building services engineering 03 September 2013
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is encouraging students who have received their exam results this summer to consider a career in building services engineering.

Stelrad appoints business development manager 02 September 2013
Radiator manufacturer Stelrad has recruited Mark Bradley as its new business development manager for Yorkshire.

Stiebel Eltron launches free mobile app 02 September 2013
Green energy manufacturer Stiebel Eltron UK has launched a new app to give architects, consultants and installers access to its full library of products and services.

Nu-way urges firms to replace gas boosters every five years 02 September 2013
All gas boosters must be inspected at least once a year and the fan bearing replaced every five years, according to burner manufacturer and spares supplier Nu-way.

Business confidence is growing, says B&ES 02 September 2013
Research by the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) among its members has revealed an improvement in market conditions over the past six months, as more companies see an increase in orders and enquiries.