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News Archive - July 2015

HVR Awards: Deadline tomorrow! 30 July 2015

There's still time to enter the HVR Awards, but don't hesitate because the deadline is tomorrow.

Danfoss launches new digital actuator 28 July 2015

Danfoss has launched its innovative NovoCon digital actuator – a multi-functional actuator that makes it possible to connect a HVAC system to the Building Management System (BMS) via the BACnet communications protocol – adding advanced levels of ...

Bosch welcomes new heat network standards 28 July 2015

The introduction of new heat network standards, developed in partnership between the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), has been ...

BSRIA disappointed energy-saving materials no longer qualify for reduced rate VAT 28 July 2015

BSRIA disappointed that energy-saving materials no longer qualify for reduced rate VAT The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the UK has failed to comply with the VAT Directive as it has applied a reduced rate of VAT to the supply and ...

Converting rainwater into energy 28 July 2015

Reliable sources of energy remain a world-wide subject of geopolitical anxiety but a successful British trial that converts rainwater into the ultimate renewable resource could alter the entire international picture....

Space Air celebrates 35 years 28 July 2015

Space Airconditioning, the Guildford based Daikin Distributor is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Founder and Managing Director, Neil Afram commented. “We have always felt privileged to represent the UK technical sales arm of Daikin, arguably the ...

Hitachi increases technical support in Ireland 28 July 2015

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS is continuing to expand its customer service offering with the appointment of a new Applications and Technical Support Engineer for Ireland, Robin Chandler. Robin joins Hitachi’s Dublin office from award-winning ...

New ventilation learning guide 27 July 2015

Drawing on the expertise of sponsors Airflow Developments, The National Training Group (NTG) has released a new Ventilation Learning Guide, which explains the importance of ventilation and best practice principles for those specialising in the ...

25 years with B&ES 27 July 2015

Peter Rimmer, head of employment affairs and skills with the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES), has completed 25 years’ service.In marking this milestone, president Jim Marner thanked Mr Rimmer for the valuable contribution ...

Scrapping ‘zero carbon’ has serious implications, says ICOM 23 July 2015

The government’s decision to abandon plans for achieving zero carbon homes by 2016 – a policy that will also be applied to non-domestic properties – has significant implications for the HVAC industry, says the Industrial and Commercial Energy ...

Air source replaces ground source at Northeast Eco Centre 21 July 2015

When the Hebburn Eco Centre needed to replace its 20-year-old ground source heating, the building's owners turned to a cascade air source heat pump system from Mitsubishi Electric.Designed and built by Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle (STAN) ...

Training centre expands to support growth 21 July 2015

AMP Air, the independent air conditioning specialist, is investing in new training facilities and expanding its technical team to support growth.

Armstrong celebrates sustainability achievements 21 July 2015

Armstrong Fluid Technology’s sustainability initiative – Planet Proposition – is celebrating a successful second year, with significant energy savings achieved via its HVAC solutions, solid progress towards its key operational environmental goals ...

J&E Hall names two new service centre managers 20 July 2015

J & E Hall has appointed two new managers in its Manchester and Midlands service centres.

Next generation facility for Pipe and Climate Center 17 July 2015

Pipe and Climate Center has opened a new, purpose-built branch and fabrication facility in Basildon, Essex. 

Brian Townsend receives Distinguished Service Award 16 July 2015

B&ES past president Brian Townsend has become only the eighth person in the association’s 111-year history to be awarded its Distinguished Service Award.

BSRIA speaks out over gender pay gap 16 July 2015

BSRIA has issued a statement in response to David Cameron’s recent announcement on plans to tackle the gender pay gap “within a generation”.

Toshiba provides an insight into latest air conditioning developments 16 July 2015

Toshiba recently hosted an event at its Plymouth facility giving leading consultants and engineers an insight into the latest developments in air conditioning technology.

B&ES publications introduces new off-site construction guide 16 July 2015

B&ES Publications has launched a new, first of its kind, guide to off-site construction, supported by the trade association Buildoffsite.

Hamworthy appoints new area sales manager 16 July 2015

Hamworthy Heating has named Russ Walliss as the new area sales manager for Central Southern England.

ADEY sales manager puts his gloves on for charity 16 July 2015

ADEY sales manager Ben Garrett is stepping into the ring for a charity boxing match on 19 July.

New B&ES president highlights challenges and opportunities ahead 15 July 2015

According to newly elected B&ES president Jim Marner, a key role of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) is to help its members to face up to the challenges of the marketplace and to turn them into business opportunities.

Warmafloor opens new Doncaster office 14 July 2015

 Warmafloor has opened a new office in Doncaster.

ICOM welcomes Fernox as a new member 14 July 2015

Fernox has been welcomed into the membership of the Industrial and commercial Energy Association (ICOM), joining a number of other water treatment specialists within the group.


B&ES elects Jim Marner as president 14 July 2015

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has elected Jim Marner as president for 2015/16.

ICS Cool Energy appoints group human resources director 14 July 2015

ICS Cool Energy has appointed Neil Gibbs as group HR director.

BR Network delivers more than £1bn of projects 14 July 2015

BR Network says that during the first five months of 2015 its Resource Centre has delivered projects with a combined value of more than £1 billion to specialist sub-contractors in the construction industry.

BSRIA appoints new US business development manager 14 July 2015

BSRIA has appointed Raphael Chalogany as new business development manager for its North American Market.

CPA survey reports continued growth 14 July 2015

According to the Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey for the second quarter of 2015, construction product manufacturers’ sales increased for the ninth consecutive quarter, driven by growth in all key areas of the UK market, together with a rise in export demand.

Suffolk builder fined for dangerous gas work 14 July 2015

A builder from Suffolk has been fined after carrying out illegal and dangerous gas and electrical work at a home in Ringshall.

B&ES appoints Paul McLaughlin as chief executive 13 July 2015

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has named Paul McLaughlin as its new chief executive.

Construction Industry Summit unveils two day programme 09 July 2015

The Construction Industry Summit: Government and Industry Working Together is a major two day event in the 2015 construction industry calendar, taking place in London on 8-9 September at Grange, St Paul’s Hotel, in Central London.

RegenSW highlights recent changes to RHI 09 July 2015

Following some recent changes to changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) by the Department of Energy and Climate (DECC), RegenSW has highlighted some of what it considers to be the most important elements.

Industry responds to Budget announcement 09 July 2015

Following Chancellor George Osborne’s budget announcement yesterday (8 July) BEAMA’s independent campaign, Ask for Underfloor, says there was a lack of positive news for the renewable and green economy.

CIPR joins the CIC as associate member 07 July 2015

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has become an associate member of the Construction Industry Council (CIC).

Research reveals industry not yet up to speed for BIM targets 07 July 2015

According to research conducted by UK Construction Week in partnership with BRE, three quarters of construction professionals do not believe the industry is ready to meet mandatory BIM Level 2 requirements by 2016.

BSRIA supports call for an urgent action plan 06 July 2015

BSRIA is backing a report by the Committee on Climate change that calls for an urgent action plan to deliver low-carbon heat and energy efficient homes.

KPMG says rocketing demand is increasing strain on construction industry 06 July 2015

According to the latest Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI published on 2 July, the construction sector saw output growth grow at its fastest level for four months in June, following a 22-month low recorded in April.

Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions makes new appointment 06 July 2015

Michael Power has joined the team developing Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions.

Waterloo pedals to victory 06 July 2015

Staff from Waterloo Air Products have successfully completed a cycle ride from Belgium to London, to raise funds for Walking with the Wounded.

GDL Air Systems staff to take part in charity bike ride 06 July 2015

Staff from GDL Air Systems are taking part in a charity bike ride to raise as much money as possible for three charities: Cancer Research UK, Meningitis Now and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation Liver Transplant Unit.

Fläkt Woods hosts second Energy Efficiency Symposium 02 July 2015

Held in June, Fläkt Woods reports that its second Energy Efficiency Symposium was a resounding success, with more than 50 guests attending the event at the Building Centre in London.