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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Air conditioning distributor DYSK, which is currently celebrating 10 years in business, has unveiled ambitious expansion plans for the future.
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 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.
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 has made a number of new appointments.
AmbiRad has appointed Steve Walford as product manager for engineered products, Europe.
Airedale International is currently celebrating its first apprentice to achieve a degree in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineering.
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 is urging installers to take advantage of opportunities to update their knowledge and skills.
Water treatment specialist Sentinel has relocated its headquarters to Daresbury Park, one of the largest business parks in the northwest.
Mechanical building services specialist J S Wright has appointed Christine Wiesztort as its new London office manager.
FETA recently marked its 30th anniversary with a drinks reception at London’s Savoy Hotel.
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 has appointed Lewis Jones as technical support engineer.
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 Commercial has appointed Ray Lloyd as area sales manager for the North West region.
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 Commercial and Industrial Heating, has recruited two new heating and hot water specialists to its expanding sales team to meet increased customer demand.
Kensa Heat Pumps has joined a national campaign to boost British industry as part of a major re-brand.
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.
The Hot Water Association (HWA) has added a new member - Heatrod Elements.
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 Commercial & Industrial Heating has gone live with its own dedicated Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.
Waterloo Products has achieved ISO 14001 certification.
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.
ICOM (the Industrial & Commercial Energy Association), has welcomed Adey Professional Heating Solutions as a new member.
Andy Sneyd has been elected president of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) for 2014/15.
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 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.
The FETA Board has chosen Russell Beattie to take over from its current director general Cedric Sloan when he retires in September 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.
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.
Construction Industry Council (CIC) has completed a review of the national occupational standards (NOS) for Built Environment Design and Consultancy Practice.
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 Heating Innovation has appointed Neil Noades as a regional specification manager, covering the north of the country.
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 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.
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.
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 has appointed a new applications engineer to help cope with demand from local authorities now carrying out district heating feasibility studies.
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 has won the Best Brand New Product of the Year award at the Housebuilder Product Awards 2014 for its Lo-Carbon Response dMEV solution.
Domestic ventilation specialist Greenwood Air Management has now officially merged with Zehnder Group UK, with effect from 1 July.
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 Professional Heating Solutions’ R&D facility in Kent is now a BuildCert approved laboratory to test products for the Chemical Inhibitor Approval Scheme (CIAS).
The Government has published plans detailing billions of pounds worth of proposed construction projects, in partnership with construction intelligence specialist Barbour ABI.
Specflue opened its new northern depot in Gilcar Way, Castleford, West Yorkshire on 3 July.
Ventilation manufacturer Nuaire has appointed Kevin Sargeant as its new chairman.
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 has supported a project to provide eco-friendly and energy efficient heating solutions to a charity in East Sussex.
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 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 Two new CPD-certified guides covering the London Plan and Part L of the Building Regulations have been launched by Mitsubishi Electric.
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.
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 Ideal has donated a new Logic+ boiler to help a fundraising drive in Merseyside.
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.
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 has officially opened its new customer and learning centre in Aarhus, Denmark.
Integral UK has relocated the headquarters of its national refrigeration business to new, purpose-built premises in Birstall, Leicester.
Lochinvar has appointed Terry Simmonds as its new area sales manager for London, Kent and East Sussex.
Powrmatic has acquired the assets of SHEV Company Limited, a supplier of smoke and heat exhaust ventilation products.