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News Archive - June 2015

Greenworks to hold ErP seminar in July 29 June 2015

Greenworks Training Academy is helping installers get to grips with the latest phase of the Energy Related Products Directive (ErP) and is holding a seminar on 22 July for people to find out more about the next phase of the Directive, which comes into force in September.

Big Solar wins ENGIE’s Big Pitch competition 29 June 2015

ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ) has announced Big Solar as the winner of its Big Pitch UK competition to find the UK’s most innovative clean energy and smart technology idea.

Andrews Water Heaters boosts sales team 29 June 2015

Andrews Water Heaters has expanded its sales team and appointed four new area sales managers.

Driving sustainable refurbishment and fit-out worldwide 29 June 2015

Following the launch of BREEAM International Refurbishment and Fit-Out this month, the sustainability credentials of building refurbishment and fit-out projects around the world can now be assessed and recognised under BREEAM.

VSS welcomes guests to new headquarters 29 June 2015

Customers, suppliers and staff were treated to Champagne and celebration cake as they were given their first official tour of Ventilation Surveys & Services (VSS) Ltd’s new headquarters.

DECC grant will stimulate innovation in heat networks arena 29 June 2015

ZERO, a renewable energy company based in Exeter, is celebrating after being told it would receive a substantial pot of government funding to invest in promoting the uptake of heat networks in the UK.

Heat pump market continues to grow 29 June 2015

According to a new study on heat pumps by BSRIA, the global heat pump market is continuing to grow, with the market value reaching US$5.4 billion (€4 billion) in 2014, up 1.7% from 2013.

ICS Cool Energy expands Scottish operations 29 June 2015

ICS Cool Energy has increased its presence in Scotland taking larger offices and opening a new depot to support its growing customer base in Scotland and the North of England.

HVR Awards: Still time to enter 26 June 2015

Don’t forget to get your entries into the HVR Awards 2015.

Pioneering mentor scheme set to launch in September 25 June 2015

An innovative mentoring scheme is being launched for the air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump industry.

Andrews Chillers launches London depot 25 June 2015

Andrews Chillers Hire has opened a new 10,000sq m service depot which will benefit London’s commercial and industrial businesses.

REHAU launches Hub at The Building Centre 25 June 2015

Renewables and underfloor heating specialist REHAU has officially launched its new REHAU Hub at The Building Centre in London.

Vent-Axia names new managing director 25 June 2015

Vent-Axia has announced that Mark Hoskins has been promoted to managing director of Volution Group plc’s UK Ventilation Division.

B&ES past president wins training award 25 June 2015

Brian Townsend, a past president of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES), has been honoured in the first ever industry awards scheme organised by the Commissioning Specialists’ Association (CSA).

Baxi Commercial achieves ISO 14001:2004. 25 June 2015

The Baxi Commercial family of brands are geared up to manage their environmental impact more effectively, after achieving ISO 14001:2004.

OFTEC announces new chair 25 June 2015

Martyn Bridges, director of marketing and technical support at Worcester Bosch, is standing down as chair of OFTEC after two years.

Report forecasts growth for ventilation and air conditioning market 23 June 2015

According to a new report by AMA Research, the UK ventilation and air conditioning market experienced growth of 4% in 2014.

BSRIA welcomes Scottish government low carbon heat plans 23 June 2015

BSRIA has welcomed the Scottish Government’s plans on low carbon heat.

ADEY golf day produces new course record 23 June 2015

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions’ annual Pro-Am golf day delivered a new course record at the Cotswold Hills’ championship course with pro Jon Bevan registering a 64.

BSRIA hosts House of Lords reception 23 June 2015

 As a part of its 60-year celebration BSRIA has held a reception at the House of Lords.

Marflow Hydronics unveils new premises 23 June 2015

Marflow Hydronics has moved to a bigger office and factory space following its recent significant growth.

Big Foot staff complete charity bike ride 23 June 2015

Big Foot Systems' staff have taken part in a charity bike ride from Eastbourne Pier to Paris and back in one weekend.

Poor ventilation linked to cardiovascular disease 18 June 2015

New research that highlights the dangers of poor indoor air quality has been welcomed by Vent-Axia.

MyGreenHeating and Kensa host RHI funded heat pump workshop 18 June 2015

A ‘Renewable Heat Incentive’ (RHI) Funded Heat Pump Solutions full-day workshop co-hosted by MyGreenHeating Finance and Kensa Heat Pumps and organised by Glen King PR/Marketing, was held recently at The Buckerell Lodge Hotel in Exeter.

Smith’s recruits new regional manager 18 June 2015

Smith’s Fan Convectors has appointed experienced sales professional Kane Harris, as regional manager for the South East of England.

Ideal takes training to installers 18 June 2015

Ideal Boilers, is urging installers to prepare for a busy heating season and the forthcoming implementation of the EU’s Energy Related Products (ErP) Directive, by updating their knowledge and skills.

Research says few consumers willing to use government subsidies 17 June 2015

According to new research from Pay4Later, a UK provider of point of sale credit, just 21% of those people planning to make energy efficient changes to their homes over the next 12 months are considering taking advantage of government subsidies in this area.

ICOM names Apprentice of the Year 17 June 2015

Powrmatic apprentice Tom Case has been revealed as the ICOM Energy Association’s 2015 Apprentice of the Year, winning through against strong competition.

Humidity Solutions launches new website 17 June 2015

Humidity control specialist Humidity Solutions has launched a new website at, which features improved navigation, enhanced compatibility with mobile devices and instant access to social media links.

Construction Industry Council appoints new deputy chairman 17 June 2015

At a meeting of its Council, members of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) voted in Professor John Nolan as its new deputy chairman, with immediate effect.

Remeha Commercial appoints new business development manager 17 June 2015

Remeha Commercial has recruited Paul Hawkins as national business development manager.

Viessmann boosts sales team 17 June 2015

Viessmann Refrigeration Systems has strengthened its sales team with two new appointments.

Company director carried out illegal gas work 15 June 2015

Following an investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), a company director from Dudley has been prosecuted for carrying out illegal gas work on a property in Kingswinford and risking the owners' lives.

Construction output declined in April 15 June 2015

According to the latest construction output report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), overall activity in the industry fell by 0.8% in April compared to March 2015.

Vaillant voted a Business Superbrand 2015 15 June 2015

Vaillant has been awarded Business Superbrands status for the second year running.

Smart building pioneers win national green award 15 June 2015

Environmental engineers Max Fordham and Demand Logic, a cleantech company that helps big buildings to make significant savings on their energy bills, have won Ashden Awards.

Waterloo restores cannon to mark centenary 15 June 2015

Waterloo Air Products plc is supporting this year’s bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and, by collaborating with the Royal Armouries, is helping to preserve one of the six surviving cannon from the battle, which form an important part of arms at the Tower of London.

Ravenheat appoints new area sales manager 15 June 2015

Ravenheat has appointed Mike Maher as area sales manager to join its growing sales force.

Klima-Therm to distribute additional Gree systems in UK 15 June 2015

Klima-Therm has been appointed a distributor for Chinese manufacturer Gree’s photovoltaic-powered VRF air conditioning and split systems.

Gas servicing firm prosecuted by HSE 11 June 2015

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a Halifax gas servicing firm for safety failings following an explosion in the boiler room of a local primary school.

Worcester, Bosch Group rewards environmental excellence 11 June 2015

Worcester, Bosch Group has announced the winners of its annual Environmental 2020 Awards, held in recognition of those who have made an outstanding commitment to tackling climate change through the use of high-efficiency heating technologies.

Survey finds installers unprepared for ErP 11 June 2015

A new survey by Worcester, Bosch Group has revealed that 78 per cent of installers do not feel prepared ahead of the introduction of the ErP Energy Labelling Directive this September.

Oil prices fall again 11 June 2015

According to the latest industry figures heating oil prices have fallen further, with oil now 13% cheaper than mains gas to heat the average home.

Mansfield Pollard appoints business development manager 10 June 2015

Air management expert Mansfield Pollard has appointed Stephen Badgery as its business development manager – kitchen ventilation.

NIBE and SEA speak out on EU VAT ruling 10 June 2015

The European Court of Justice ruled last week in favour of a legal attempt by the European Commission to outlaw reduced VAT rates on energy-saving products for the home, which could drive up the cost of renewables for UK consumers.

Fernox golf day raises over £8,000 10 June 2015

Fernox held its annual charity golf day on the 14thMay and thanks to the support of customers, partners and suppliers within the plumbing and heating sector, raised £8,648 for its nominated charity- Shooting Star Chase.

B&ES specialist groups reward most talented 10 June 2015

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has presented awards to six of the industry’s most talented young people.

New report calls for insulation for every UK home 10 June 2015

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ has published a new report called Heat Energy: the Nation’s Forgotten Crisis and is calling for the UK Government to urgently introduce legislation for a national insulation programme to cover every UK home.

ICS Cool Energy names new group marketing director 10 June 2015

ICS Cool Energy has appointed Paul Griffin as group marketing director.

BSRIA publishes new BIM Roadmap guide 09 June 2015

BSRIA’s new BIM Roadmap guide provides a method for organisations to chart or map their corporate BIM strategy (which meets the Level 2 requirement by UK Government) via a number of clear stages or layers.

RIBA launches Role Models project 09 June 2015

RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) has launched the Role Models project as part of its ongoing commitment to promote diversity and inclusion and inspire a wide talent pool in the construction industry.

BSRIA visits ASM Engineering 09 June 2015

Chief executive of BSRIA Julia Evans visited ADCAS (Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services) member ASM Engineering in April to find out more about the manufacture of ductwork and its importance for efficient and effective buildings.

Fläkt Woods to host Energy Efficiency Symposium 09 June 2015

Fläkt Woods is running its second Energy Efficiency Symposium on Thursday 18 June, following the success of a similar event held last December.

CDL reports a record year 09 June 2015

Expanding Toshiba distributor Cool Designs Ltd has reported record results following the continued success of its strategic growth plan.

CIBSE calls for new energy strategy 09 June 2015

MPs gathered at a reception hosted by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) at Westminster’s Portcullis House on 3 June to discuss developing a vision for energy in buildings.

Mitsubishi Electric brings compact low-carbon chiller to market 04 June 2015

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a range of advanced, inverter-driven chillers to the UK market to challenge the traditional way of delivering cooling and heating.

New products for Fläkt Woods 04 June 2015

Fläkt Woods has introduced three new high efficiency products to its offering.

BEAMA launches campaign for a ‘Healthy Home Mark’ 04 June 2015

Effective, continuous and sustained mechanical ventilation has been identified as being integral to the maintenance of healthy indoor air, and the health of occupants, within new and existing homes.

Viessmann offers extended warranties for homeowners 02 June 2015

Viessmann has made it possible for installers to buy extended boiler warranties for homeowners, speeding-up the purchase process and eliminating the need for the customer to wait for the manufacturer to contact them with paperwork.

Energy legislation website launched 02 June 2015

A new energy legislation website dedicated to the UK commercial property markethas been launched by Carbon2018 Limited.

Worcester aims to make ErP as easy as ABC 01 June 2015

Worcester, Bosch Group has pledged to make ErP as easy as possible by dedicating a week in June to educating installers on the requirements of the forthcoming EU directive.

Daikin to run CPD seminars in June and July 01 June 2015

Daikin UK is again inviting building services engineers and engineering consultants to attend the latest series of its CPD-accredited Future Thinking seminars in June and July this year.

Uponor named sole supplier for all Sunesis projects 01 June 2015

Uponor has become the sole supplier of radiant heating systems for the Sunesis range of schools.

Ideal Commercial Boilers offers HIU training course 01 June 2015

Ideal Commercial Boilers has introduced a one-day course covering the features and installation requirements of the company’s new Logic Heat Interface Units (HIUs).

CIBSE collaboration will promote best practice in facilities management 01 June 2015

CIBSE’s (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) Facilities Management Group has announced plans to co-operate with fellow industry names The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) and The Building Futures Group.

Ventilation hygiene firm moves to new HQ 01 June 2015

Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd (VSS) has relocated to Liverpool from Hertford and is using regional business funding to drive its growth and expansion.

LG relocates headquarters to Surrey 01 June 2015

LG has moved from Slough to new headquarters in Weybridge, Surrey, near junction 11 of the M25.

Smith’s recruits new regional manager 01 June 2015

Smith’s Fan Convectors has appointed experienced heating and plumbing sales professional, Craig Scanlon, as regional manager for North London and the South East.

Rural Energy and Herz offer free biomass boiler workshop 01 June 2015

Biomass boiler distributors Rural Energy and Herz are inviting heating engineers from all sectors to attend open days with free biomass workshops, which take place from 15 – 18 June 2015 at their Biomass Training & Skills Centre in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

Airflow Developments marks 60th anniversary 01 June 2015

Airflow Developments is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Mansfield Pollard sponsors college awards 01 June 2015

Air management expert Mansfield Pollard has strengthened its growing relationship with Bradford College by sponsoring two categories at its Higher Education Awards ceremony.