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News Archive - November 2015

BSRIA technical manager speaks in Hong Kong 26 November 2015

Tom Jones, technical manager of the compliance department at BSRIA, recently gave a series of successful speeches at prestigious industry events in Hong Kong.

Fernox makes two new appointments 26 November 2015

Fernox makes two new appointments Fernox, the chemical water treatment and filter manufacturer, has appointed Anna Tarbuck as product management director and Gavin McLeod as product manager to strengthen further and expand globally its product ...

Industry responds to Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 26 November 2015

CBI director general Carolyn Fairbairn has responded in detail to the Chancellor’s Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement announced yesterday (25 November) to the House of Commons.


Flexenergy appoints new regional manager 26 November 2015

Flexenergy, the pipe specialist based in Fife, has appointed Andy Watts to a new regional manager role, covering all areas of the UK south of the M62 corridor.

A-Gas to attend ACR Show 2016 24 November 2015

A-Gas is attending next year’s ACR Show, which takes place from 16-18 February at the NEC in Birmingham.

Integral expands into industrial refrigeration and HVAC 24 November 2015

Integral UK has expanded into the Industrial Refrigeration and HVAC sectors.

Seminar looks at successful energy reducing strategies 23 November 2015

Earlier this month fan manufacturer ebm-papst hosted a seminar at its Chelmsford headquarters which looked at energy reducing strategies and initiatives.

Data centre testing division renamed 18 November 2015

Mafi Mushkila’s data centre testing division has been renamed to better reflect its activities in this area.

Flogas to host free biomass event at Cranfield University 17 November 2015

Businesses looking for a cost-effective, sustainable energy solution are invited to learn about the real benefits of biomass at a free event in Bedfordshire.

Environment Agency relaxes ESOS penalty rules 17 November 2015

The Environment Agency has announced that it is relaxing the penalty rules under the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, giving non-SMEs, who are not ISO 150001 compliant, an extra 10 weeks to comply with ESOS rules.

B&ES subsidiary Welplan Pensions gains independent accreditation 16 November 2015

Welplan Pensions has become one of the few pension schemes in the UK to achieve independent accreditation under the Master Trust Assurance framework.

Bob Cowlard appointed MD of Daikin Applied UK 16 November 2015

Bob Cowlard has been appointed managing director of Daikin Applied (UK) Ltd.

Oil boiler sales reach five year high 16 November 2015

Sales of oil boilers have hit a five year high, while oil prices have fallen to a six year low, making 2015 a winning year for the oil heating industry and consumers alike, according to OFTEC.

B&ES member employee receives ‘smart’ SKILLcard 16 November 2015

The first ‘smart’ Engineering Services SKILLcard was presented in front of a packed conference room at the Wellcome Collection in London last week.

Long-standing staff enter the Hall of Fame 16 November 2015

Five long-standing Pipe Center and Climate Center employees, with a combined service of more than 150 years, have been awarded Hall of Fame status for their outstanding contribution to the business and industry.

Airedale International announces passing of co-founder 12 November 2015

Airedale International has sadly announced the passing away of Alan Duttine OBE on 7 November 2015.

Daikin UK joins fuel poverty campaign 11 November 2015

Daikin UK has become a member of National Energy Action (NEA), the leading UK fuel poverty charity.

BSRIA publishes guide on Legionella 11 November 2015

BSRIA has published its second topic guide on Legionella, which is available to download free from its website.

BSRIA soft landings training shortlisted for award 10 November 2015

BSRIA’s Soft Landings Training has been shortlisted for next year’s CIBSE Building Performance Training Programme Awards.

OFTEC urges installers to protect consumers and notify work 10 November 2015

OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association) is calling on installers to ensure their work is correctly notified, as failing to do so could be a breach of their duty of care.

BSRIA backs industry initiative in Australia 10 November 2015

BSRIA is supporting a four-month feasibility study to develop a prototype UK scheme which has the potential to deliver the energy performance specified in client briefs.

Hamworthy Heating nominated for three awards 10 November 2015

Hamworthy Heating has reached the final stages of three different awards competitions.

Former GEA Heat Exchangers Group rebrands as Kelvion 10 November 2015

Kelvion is the new name for the former GEA Heat Exchangers Group, which formally separated from the GEA Group, the company announced yesterday (9 November).

Conference examines occupant behaviour and building performance 05 November 2015

The influence of occupant behaviour on building performance was explored by psychologists and specialists in building use and adaptation on the second day of the CIBSE conference.

Fire sector and construction industry call for clarity over guidance 05 November 2015

The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) and Construction Industry Council (CIC) are calling for change to Building Regulations Guidance which they say uses complex and inconsistent language.

HETAS launches retailer training course 05 November 2015

Retailers registered with HETAS, the official body for approving heating appliances, fuels and services, will now have access to a tailor-made training course to assure their customers that they are delivering top-quality service.

BSRIA head of sustainable construction speaks in Hong Kong 05 November 2015

BSRIA head of sustainable construction speaks in Hong Kong BSRIA’s head of sustainable construction, Joanna Harris, recently spoke at the CIBSE One-Day Seminar on CIBSE Guide M: Maintenance Engineering & Management in Hong Kong. The conference ...

Toshiba appoints Alpha Air as distributor 05 November 2015

Toshiba has appointed Alpha Air Building Management Systems as a distributor of its full range of air conditioning products, expanding its UK distribution network.The agreement covers Toshiba split systems, ...

ELCO UK appoints area sales manager 05 November 2015

ELCO UK has appointed Alan Hough as its new area sales manager for the South West of England and South Wales. Replacing Graham Salmon, who has retired from the company, Alan has a proven track record in field ...

Security tops the agenda at CIBSE Conference 05 November 2015

Security tops the agenda at CIBSE Conference Security dominated talks on the opening day of CIBSE’s Building Performance conference and exhibition, as some of the UK’s top engineers addressed the issue. Key findings from the sessions focused on ...

ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2015 sets new visitor record 02 November 2015

This year’s ISH Shanghai & CIHE – Shanghai International Trade Fair for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, recorded record-breaking attendance figures.

BSRIA expresses concern over NHBC house building figures 02 November 2015

BSRIA says it is concerned about the first set of significant house building figures published by the National House Building Council (NHBC) since the Conservative Party Conference.

Airedale International appoints engineer in UAE 02 November 2015

Airedale International has welcomed an extra engineer to its Dubai Airport Freezone office, which was opened in early 2014.

Mansfield Pollard upgrades school kitchen ventilation systems 02 November 2015

Air management firm Mansfield Pollard’s kitchen ventilation team installed new ventilation packages at schools and universities across nine different counties this summer. 

AMP staff raise funds for breast cancer charity 02 November 2015

Staff at specialist air conditioning distributor, AMP, recently took part in a fundraising initiative for Breast Cancer Now’s Wear It Pink day.

Elta boosts dedicated building services business 02 November 2015

Elta boosts dedicated building services business Elta Group Ltd has revealed new investment plans that will see the business structured to support its growth and that of the UK construction industry. The West Midlands based company has seen ...