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News Archive - June 2014

Oil heating industry talent recognised at OFTEC Awards for Excellence 26 June 2014

OFTEC’s 2014 Awards for Excellence were held on 24 June and showcased the best talent in the oil heating industry, with installers and manufacturers recognised for their achievements.

Honeywell responds to demand for ‘smart homes’ 26 June 2014

Honeywell has launched a white paper entitled Smart Homes of the Future in response to increasing demand on installers by homeowners to fit ‘smart home’ technology.

Airedale makes Middle East appointment 26 June 2014

Following the opening of its Dubai office in February, Airedale International has appointed Nissar Rahman as sales and applications engineer for the Middle East, supporting area manager, Andrew Walker.

Fernox golf day helps two charities 25 June 2014

Fernox golf day helps two charities Fernox has raised more than £10,000 at its fifth annual charity golf day for two charities Scotty’s Little Soldiers and Shooting Star Chase.

Industry calls for energy efficiency to be top priority 24 June 2014

A major new coalition of 20 organisations from the construction, housing and environment sectors is calling on the Government to make energy efficiency in UK homes a “national infrastructure priority”.

Scottish gas engineer pleads guilty to breaching safety regulations 23 June 2014

A domestic gas engineer from Aberdeenshire has been sentenced to 90 hours community service after he carried out work on commercial catering premises when he wasn’t competent to do so.

Toshiba introduces BIM solution for air conditioning projects 23 June 2014

Toshiba Air Conditioning has developed a complete Building Information Modelling (BIM) support solution for consultants, contractors and designers.

BSRIA launches guide to the selection of control valves 23 June 2014

BSRIA’s has introduced the new Selection of Control Valves in Variable Flow Systems guide (BG 51/2014) to help designers avoid problems with the selection and application of control valves and will assist with the design of energy efficient variable flow systems.

Sabien helps MoD in major energy-saving initiative 19 June 2014

As part of a major energy-saving programme, Sabien’s M2G boiler load optimisation controls have been installed at 28 Ministry of Defence sites across south east England.

Ruskin acquired by Johnson Controls 18 June 2014

Global, multi-industrial company Johnson Controls has completed the acquisition of Air Distribution Technologies, which includes Kent-based Ruskin Air Management, for $1.6bn.

CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2015 open for entries 18 June 2014

CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2015 open for entriesThe CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’) Building Performance Awards 2015, which recognise demonstrated excellence in building performance, are now open for entries.

ABEC and Delta Controls strike partnership deal 18 June 2014

Automated Building & Energy Controls (ABEC) has entered into a strategic partnership with building controls manufacturer, Delta Controls to become an official supplier.

New CIC Green Construction Panel chairman appointed 16 June 2014

George Adams, past President of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Engineering Director at SPIE UK, was yesterday formally appointed Chairman of the new CIC Green Construction Panel at the CIC Council meeting, with immediate effect.

ADEY brings commercial filters back to the UK 16 June 2014

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions, the magnetic filtration specialist, has partnered with a leader in precision engineering to bring the production of its new MagnaClean Commercial filter range back to the UK.

Hyde builder prosecuted for dangerous gas work 16 June 2014

A builder from Hyde who illegally carried out gas work at two homes in the town has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Ideal recruits new trainer 16 June 2014

Ideal Boilers has welcomed a new member to its training team.

Weger acquires assets of Thermal Technology (Sales) 16 June 2014

Weger GmbH has been selling its ranges of high quality air handling units in the UK for the past decade through Thermal Technology (Sales) Limited.

CIBSE expands leading climate change and thermal comfort design guidance offering 13 June 2014

‘TM49: Design Summer Years for London’, is the latest addition to the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ (CIBSE) range of guidance.

ICOM Apprentice of the Year announced 13 June 2014

Thomas Thomson from Cochran Ltd has become the winner of the first ever ICOM Apprentice of the Year award.

B&ES updates two ductwork publications 12 June 2014

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has published new, updated editions of two essential industry publications: DW/144: Specification for Sheet Metal Ductwork and DW/143: Guide to Good Practice – Ductwork Air Leakage Testing.

HVR website better than ever 12 June 2014

Heating & Ventilating Review has re-launched its website www.heating& with a fresher, more modern look and all the hottest news in the heating and ventilation industries.

Airedale announces internal promotion 11 June 2014

Following the significant expansion of its engineering department over the past year, Airedale International has recently promoted Robert Bedard to project engineering team leader.

Industry responds to Queen’s Speech 10 June 2014

Following the Government’s proposed legislative programme set out in the Queen’s Speech last week (4 June), James Parkinson, commercial director and group marketing director of Ideal Boilers has welcomed the measures aimed at stimulating the housing/construction and manufacturing sectors.

AmbiRad makes two appointments 10 June 2014

AmbiRad has appointed two new sales managers, Stuart Roberts and Tiago Martins.

CPA survey shows fourth consecutive quarter of growth 10 June 2014

According to the latest Construction Trade Survey, published by the Construction Products Association (CPA) on 9 June, construction activity was up again in the first quarter of the year.

Essex man gets suspended sentence for endangering householders 09 June 2014

Following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), an unregistered gas fitter has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to do 180 hours of community work after carrying out illegal and dangerous work at two homes in Essex.

Colin Denby retires from Smith’s Fan Convectors 09 June 2014

Smith’s Fan Convectors has announced the retirement of Colin Denby from his position as North West, North Wales and North East Regional Manager, after eight years of service.

Workshop focused on Government’s Construction 2025 strategy 09 June 2014

Stakeholder representatives from professional institutions, academia and contractors met last week, together with the CITB and CIC, for an E4BE education strategy workshop.

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund now open 09 June 2014

Today (9 June) the Government has launched its Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF).

BSS appoints industrial specialist 09 June 2014

BSS Industrial, has appointed Paul Norton as regional sales director for the industrial sector.

HETAS sees surge in demand for training 09 June 2014

The launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has increased demand for HETAS training, particularly for its biomass course.

Fujitsu introduces new development strategy 09 June 2014

Fujitsu is currently implementing a raft of new initiatives aimed at developing the VRF sector with major end users, growing its market share and directing more business through its nationwide network of independent distributors.

Baxi Commercial announces new MD 09 June 2014

Baxi Commercial has appointed Andrew Maclagan as its new managing director to further strengthen and grow its operations.

Securing future skills through apprenticeship scheme 06 June 2014

BSS Industrial, the distributor of heating and pipeline solutions, has launched its own management apprenticeship scheme to nurture home-grown talent and attract external applicants, securing the next generation of highly-skilled and knowledgeable staff across its branch network and central support functions.

HETAS clarifies CE marking requirements 05 June 2014

HETAS has agreed a statement with Trading Standards following confusion over the CE marking of solid fuel, wood and biomass appliances.

New centre set to design low-carbon buildings of the future 05 June 2014

A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment at the University of Bath was launched on 29 May by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Climate Center unveils new website 05 June 2014

Climate Center has launched a new transactional website that gives customers unprecedented access to stock and pricing information and the ability to order products online.

ADEY’s training centre gets CIPHE approval 05 June 2014

CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering) has approved ADEY Professional Heating Solutions’ training and conference centre.

Wood Heating Company responds to DECC announcement 05 June 2014

Following the announcement by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on 23 May that the small (<200kW) non-domestic biomass tariff would reduce from 8.8p to 8.4p/kWh for tier one and from 2.3p to 2.2p/kWh for tier two, The Wood Heating Company’s commercial director has spoken out.

Reznor expands sales team 05 June 2014

Reznor has made two additions to its sales team.

Clivet celebrates 25 years 05 June 2014

Clivet Group, the European manufacturer of energy efficient climate control solutions, recently marked its 25th anniversary.

Baxi Commercial launches new website 05 June 2014

Baxi Commercial has revamped its website to make it fully responsive.

Report reveals sharp increase in construction output 04 June 2014

According to the Markit/CIPS Construction PMI for May, there was another sharp increase in UK construction output, with house building the strongest performing area of activity.

Heating oil sees major price drop 04 June 2014

The latest quarterly data from the Sutherland Tables, the respected provider of comparative home heating costs for the most common fuel types in the UK and Republic of Ireland, has shown heating oil has seen the biggest price drop in the last year and has also fallen below the four-year average.

CIBSE publishes Building for extreme environments: Arid 04 June 2014

CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has launched a new publication called Building for extreme environments: Arid.

CIPHE shows support for CO campaign 03 June 2014

CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering) ceo, Kevin Wellman, is backing the campaign spearheaded by Plumb Center and Honeywell to change the law on carbon monoxide alarms.

B&ES reveals winners of Craft Trainee award 03 June 2014

B&ES has announced the joint winners of this year’s Craft Trainee of the Year Award.

Firms hail changes to non-domestic RHI 03 June 2014

Changes to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) have now taken effect after parliamentary approval.