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 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.
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 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.
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”.
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 Air Conditioning has developed a complete Building Information Modelling (BIM) support solution for consultants, contractors and designers.
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.
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.
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 entriesThe CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’) Building Performance Awards 2015, which recognise demonstrated excellence in building performance, are now open for entries.
Automated Building & Energy Controls (ABEC) has entered into a strategic partnership with building controls manufacturer, Delta Controls to become an official supplier.
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 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.
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 Boilers has welcomed a new member to its training team.
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.
‘TM49: Design Summer Years for London’, is the latest addition to the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ (CIBSE) range of guidance.
Thomas Thomson from Cochran Ltd has become the winner of the first ever ICOM Apprentice of the Year award.
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.
Heating & Ventilating Review has re-launched its website www.heating&ventilating.net with a fresher, more modern look and all the hottest news in the heating and ventilation industries.
Following the significant expansion of its engineering department over the past year, Airedale International has recently promoted Robert Bedard to project engineering team leader.
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 has appointed two new sales managers, Stuart Roberts and Tiago Martins.
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.
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.
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.
Stakeholder representatives from professional institutions, academia and contractors met last week, together with the CITB and CIC, for an E4BE education strategy workshop.
Today (9 June) the Government has launched its Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF).
BSS Industrial, has appointed Paul Norton as regional sales director for the industrial sector.
The launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has increased demand for HETAS training, particularly for its biomass course.
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 has appointed Andrew Maclagan as its new managing director to further strengthen and grow its operations.
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 has agreed a statement with Trading Standards following confusion over the CE marking of solid fuel, wood and biomass appliances.
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 has launched a new transactional website that gives customers unprecedented access to stock and pricing information and the ability to order products online.
CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering) has approved ADEY Professional Heating Solutions’ training and conference centre.
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 has made two additions to its sales team.
Clivet Group, the European manufacturer of energy efficient climate control solutions, recently marked its 25th anniversary.
Baxi Commercial has revamped its website to make it fully responsive.
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.
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 (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has launched a new publication called Building for extreme environments: Arid.
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 has announced the joint winners of this year’s Craft Trainee of the Year Award.
Changes to the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) have now taken effect after parliamentary approval.