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News Archive - July 2014

DECC offers online RHI calculator 30 July 2014

Today (30 July) the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has introduced an online calculator to give households a clear idea of the payments they could receive if they install a renewable heating system.

EHPA calls for more ambition to transform European energy system 30 July 2014

Following the recent proposal regarding a 30% energy efficiency target (23 July), the European Commission says that a bigger push is needed to transform the European Energy system.

Norfolk gas fitter gets suspended prison sentence 30 July 2014

Following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a gas fitter has been given a suspended prison sentence for carrying out repeated illegal and dangerous gas work at homes and businesses in Norfolk.

Viessmann launches online RHI calculator for consumers 30 July 2014

Viessmann has launched an online calculator to help consumers work out the most appropriate renewable technology for different homes, following the introduction of the government’s domestic RHI scheme.

Government closes Green Deal Home Improvement Fund six weeks after launch 29 July 2014

Despite only having launched on 9 June, the Government has already closed its Green Deal Home Improvement Fund for applications, citing ‘overwhelming popular demand’ for its decision.

DYSK reveals ambitious expansion plans 28 July 2014

Air conditioning distributor DYSK, which is currently celebrating 10 years in business, has unveiled ambitious expansion plans for the future.

Partner of building firm prosecuted for gas safety failings 28 July 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted the senior partner of a Crawley building firm for carrying out illegal and incompetent work on gas fittings and exposing a local family to the dangers of fire or explosion.

Flogas opens new energy centre 28 July 2014

Flogas has launched its flagship energy centre, which provides installers with a one-stop-shop for all their needs, from LPG innovations to a range of renewable technologies.

Toshiba and Cool Designs attempt football world record for charity 28 July 2014

General manager of Toshiba Air Conditioning, David Dunn, has teamed up with Cool Designs and other distributors, Dysk, GT Phelan and AMP, for a world record attempt to play five football matches in five nations in 48 hours, raising a substantial sum of money for Children in Need.

FETA announces new appointments 28 July 2014

FETA has made a number of new appointments.

AmbiRad names new product manager for Europe 24 July 2014

AmbiRad has appointed Steve Walford as product manager for engineered products, Europe.

Airedale International apprentice gets a first 23 July 2014

Airedale International is currently celebrating its first apprentice to achieve a degree in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineering.

J S Wright staff raise £3,655 for British Heart Foundation 23 July 2014

Staff from building services provider J S Wright have raised £3,655 for the British Heart Foundation after taking part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride.

Ideal Boilers encourages installers to take up training opportunities 23 July 2014

Ideal Boilers is urging installers to take advantage of opportunities to update their knowledge and skills.

Sentinel relocates and doubles size of HQ 23 July 2014

Water treatment specialist Sentinel has relocated its headquarters to Daresbury Park, one of the largest business parks in the northwest.

J S Wright names new London office manager 23 July 2014

Mechanical building services specialist J S Wright has appointed Christine Wiesztort as its new London office manager.

FETA celebrates 30th anniversary 22 July 2014

FETA recently marked its 30th anniversary with a drinks reception at London’s Savoy Hotel.

Remeha staff raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care 22 July 2014

Last week staff from Remeha Commercial joined in a static bike ride to raise funds for the company’s chosen charity partner, Marie Curie Cancer Care.

TF Solutions recruits technical services engineer 22 July 2014

TF Solutions has appointed Lewis Jones as technical support engineer.

B&ES “more than just a trade association” says new president 22 July 2014

Construction and building engineering services are living through an era of unprecedented change, according to Andy Sneyd, newly elected president of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES).

Remeha appoints area sales manager 22 July 2014

Remeha Commercial has appointed Ray Lloyd as area sales manager for the North West region.

BSRIA comments on Cabinet reshuffle 22 July 2014

BSRIA has responded to last week’s Government’s Cabinet reshuffle in which Amber Rudd has replaced Greg Barker in a Ministerial role at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Bosch expands sales team 22 July 2014

Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, has recruited two new heating and hot water specialists to its expanding sales team to meet increased customer demand.

Kensa joins national scheme to champion British manufacturing 17 July 2014

Kensa Heat Pumps has joined a national campaign to boost British industry as part of a major re-brand.

Fish processing facility operating on high efficiency HFC refrigerant 17 July 2014

A spiral freezer plant at a Grimsby fish processing facility is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK to be converted to operate on the new high efficiency refrigerant R407F.

Hot Water Association welcomes new member 17 July 2014

The Hot Water Association (HWA) has added a new member - Heatrod Elements.

Energy efficiency course launched 17 July 2014

Asset Skills Training has launched a new energy efficiency course for housing in response to a demand for clarification of the new government green schemes.

Bosch launches Twitter and LinkedIn accounts 17 July 2014

Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating has gone live with its own dedicated Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

Waterloo gains ISO 14001 certification 17 July 2014

Waterloo Products has achieved ISO 14001 certification.

CIBSE Conference & Exhibition open for bookings 16 July 2014

Bookings are now being taken for the CIBSE Conference & Exhibition Leadership in Building Performance, which takes place at the QEII in Westminster from 28-29 October 2014.

Adey Professional Heating Solutions joins ICOM 16 July 2014

ICOM (the Industrial & Commercial Energy Association), has welcomed Adey Professional Heating Solutions as a new member.

B&ES elects president for 2014/15 14 July 2014

Andy Sneyd has been elected president of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) for 2014/15.

House of Lords to host ASGM review into boiler procurement in social housing 14 July 2014

A review into the procurement of boilers and their installation, service and maintenance in social housing, organised by the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM), will be held at the House of Lords on 17 July.

HRP announces appointment of new director 14 July 2014

HRP announces appointment of new directorHRP has appointed Dugie McKerrow as director of air conditioning brands, as part of a strategy to increase support to the market and drive sales in new areas.

FETA appoints new chief executive 14 July 2014

The FETA Board has chosen Russell Beattie to take over from its current director general Cedric Sloan when he retires in September 2014.

Vaillant invests in renewables team to drive sector growth 14 July 2014

Vaillant has created a dedicated renewables sales team with specific expertise and a remit to work with installers, contractors and specifiers to accelerate and ease the adoption of renewable heating technologies.

The UK’s only dedicated event for the building controls sector is back 10 July 2014

From building management Systems (BMS) to wireless controls, energy management solutions and simple devices to help people take control of the environment, The Building Controls Show provides a launch pad for new technology roll-outs and product enhancements.

CIC invites participation in online consultation 10 July 2014

Construction Industry Council (CIC) has completed a review of the national occupational standards (NOS) for Built Environment Design and Consultancy Practice.

Biddle appointment boosts retail presence 10 July 2014

Biddle is boosting its presence in the retail sector with appointment of Gary Fuller, to a specialist role focused on developing the company’s offering for retail customers.

Alpha appoints regional specification manager 10 July 2014

Alpha Heating Innovation has appointed Neil Noades as a regional specification manager, covering the north of the country.

Suffolk builder prosecuted for dangerous gas work 09 July 2014

A builder from Suffolk has been prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) for safety failings after he carried out illegal and dangerous gas work at a house in Ipswich.

Bosch calls on Government to recognise GAHPs in non-domestic RHI 09 July 2014

Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating is urging the Government’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) not to miss the opportunity to recognise gas absorption heat pumps (GAHPs) within the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

Stiebel Eltron strikes partnership deal with Irish firm 09 July 2014

Renewable energy specialist Stiebel Eltron UK has agreed a major partnership with engineering distribution company Modern Plant Ltd, through which it will expand into Ireland.

Concerns grow about illegal circulator pumps entering UK market 07 July 2014

Non-compliant circulator pumps are entering the UK market from China and the Far East, raising concerns about market surveillance across the European Union, according to Xylem.

REHAU recruits applications engineer 07 July 2014

REHAU has appointed a new applications engineer to help cope with demand from local authorities now carrying out district heating feasibility studies.

Euroheat urges firms to take advantage of non-domestic RHI 07 July 2014

Following the announcement on 1 July that there will be a 5% reduction in the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs, Euroheat is urging eligible businesses that have not yet taken advantage of the scheme to do so now.

Vent-Axia wins product of the year award 07 July 2014

Vent-Axia has won the Best Brand New Product of the Year award at the Housebuilder Product Awards 2014 for its Lo-Carbon Response dMEV solution.

Greenwood Air Management merges with Zehnder Group UK 07 July 2014

Domestic ventilation specialist Greenwood Air Management has now officially merged with Zehnder Group UK, with effect from 1 July.

Airflow offers CIBSE approved CPD presentation 07 July 2014

Airflow Developments is now offering a CIBSE approved CPD presentation, which it says will provide a greater insight into the specification of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery within non-residential buildings.

ADEY R&D facility gets industry accreditation 07 July 2014

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions’ R&D facility in Kent is now a BuildCert approved laboratory to test products for the Chemical Inhibitor Approval Scheme (CIAS).

Government construction pipeline increases by £13 billion 07 July 2014

The Government has published plans detailing billions of pounds worth of proposed construction projects, in partnership with construction intelligence specialist Barbour ABI.

Specflue opens new northern depot 07 July 2014

Specflue opened its new northern depot in Gilcar Way, Castleford, West Yorkshire on 3 July.

Nuaire names new chairman 07 July 2014

Ventilation manufacturer Nuaire has appointed Kevin Sargeant as its new chairman.

AMP raises over £7,000 in charity bike ride 07 July 2014

A team from AMP, the Toshiba air conditioning distributor, took part in this year’s London to Brighton charity cycle ride and raised more than £7,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

BSS Industrial helps Sussex charity 07 July 2014

BSS Industrial has supported a project to provide eco-friendly and energy efficient heating solutions to a charity in East Sussex.

ESS experiences Italian engineering design 07 July 2014

Last month heat pumps and hvac distributor ESS (Environmental Site Supplies) took a group of UK consulting engineers to experience the best of Italian engineering design.

B&ES Publications launches updated TR/19 07 July 2014

B&ES Publications has launched an updated TR/19 Guide to Good Practice - Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems, which offers guidance on the testing and cleaning of ventilation systems to meet required standards.

Mitsubishi Electric introduces new CPD guides 07 July 2014

Mitsubishi Electric introduces new CPD guides Two new CPD-certified guides covering the London Plan and Part L of the Building Regulations have been launched by Mitsubishi Electric.

Somerset installer prosecuted by HSE 03 July 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a plumber from Somerset who falsely claimed to be Gas Safe registered and left a boiler he installed in a dangerous condition.

Report highlights boom in renewables 02 July 2014

 According to statistics produced by SmartestEnergy for this year’s Energy Entrepreneurs Report, almost £300m was invested in commercial-scale independent renewable energy projects by businesses, communities, farmers and landowners last year.

Ideal donates boiler to help raise funds for Lapland trip 02 July 2014

Ideal donates boiler to help raise funds for Lapland trip Ideal has donated a new Logic+ boiler to help a fundraising drive in Merseyside.

Futureproof urges Government to protect ECO installers 02 July 2014

According to the managing director of Futureproof, Adam Mitchell, installers have not been paid for “thousands” of boilers fitted under the ECO and, in many cases, up to six months ago.

Airedale International hosts Labour Party report launch 02 July 2014

On 1 July Airedale International hosted the launch of a report by the Labour Party’s Lord Adonis entitled Mending the Fractured Economy: Smarter State, Better Jobs.

Johnson Controls opens customer and learning centre in Denmark 02 July 2014

Johnson Controls has officially opened its new customer and learning centre in Aarhus, Denmark.

Integral relocates refrigeration business headquarters 02 July 2014

Integral UK has relocated the headquarters of its national refrigeration business to new, purpose-built premises in Birstall, Leicester.

Lochinvar appoints new area sales manager 02 July 2014

Lochinvar has appointed Terry Simmonds as its new area sales manager for London, Kent and East Sussex.

Powrmatic acquires SHEV Company 01 July 2014

Powrmatic has acquired the assets of SHEV Company Limited, a supplier of smoke and heat exhaust ventilation products.