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News Archive - August 2015

BSRIA publishes study on impact of hyper data centres 27 August 2015

BSRIA has published a new market study which shows that large hyper data centres are changing the market for precision cooling.

HETAS Live! Roadshow scheduled 27 August 2015

The next HETAS Live! roadshow has been confirmed for Tuesday 8 September in Guildford.

Green Point expands remanufacturing service 27 August 2015

Green Point, the specialist compressor remanufacturing operation launched by Bitzer, is expanding its service to include other makes of compressor.

Government approval for apprenticeship standards 27 August 2015

Standards which future apprentices in the ductwork and service and maintenance sectors of the building engineering services industry will be expected to achieve by the end of their training have gained government approval.

Industry expert says government subsidy briefings are undermining solar sector 27 August 2015

According to David Hunt, managing partner of specialist renewables recruitment company Hyperion Executive Search, the UK’s solar industry is being ‘undermined’ by briefings from Ministers about imminent cuts to renewable energy subsidies.

Fujitsu appoints VRF business development manager 27 August 2015

Fujitsu has appointed Leeds-based Steve Pickles as VRF business development manager for the Midlands and northern England.

A1 recruits area sales manager 27 August 2015

A1 Flue Systems has made a second key appointment as part of its growth plan for its new domestic flue supply company.

ACR Show wins the backing of yet more leading names 27 August 2015

Located at the very heart of the UK, at the premier National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, The ACR Show is the ONLY national exhibition for refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors.

BSRIA publishes World Heating Market Reports 27 August 2015

BSRIA has launched its findings on the latest Traditional and Renewable Heating World Markets Analysis (May 2015) publishing 80 reports for 22 countries as part of its World Multi-Client Study.

Air tightness and thermal comfort on top at CIBSE awards 24 August 2015

Papers on ventilation and air tightness and on how users adapt to temperature in buildings in tropical climates have won annual awards from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.

Polypipe Terrain achieves BES6001 accreditation 24 August 2015

Polypipe has been recognised by independent built environment expert BRE for its commitment to sustainability.

Fujitsu offers new courses 24 August 2015

Fujitsu has announced details of its latest hands-on training courses, running from this autumn to next spring.

Renewables drive growth in utilities construction market 24 August 2015

According to a new report published by AMA Research, Construction output for utilities, as with other infrastructure sectors, was fairly robust in 2014 with 9% growth, representing a significant increase on the previous year.

CIBSE announces Young Engineers Awards shortlist 24 August 2015

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has unveiled its shortlist for the 2015 Young Engineers Awards.

AvantiGas announces three-way partnership 24 August 2015

AvantiRenewables, a division of AvantiGas, a major off grid energy supplier, has announced a three-way commercial partnership that is set to bring environmental and financial savings to businesses looking for industrial biomass steam boilers.

Jet Environmental appoints technical manager 24 August 2015

Jet Environmental appoints technical manager Jet Environmental, the provider of temperature control solutions for industrial and commercial buildings, has appointed Ivan Gonzalez as technical manager.

Powrmatic appoints engineering manager 20 August 2015

Powrmatic has appointed Melanie Sadler as engineering manager, with responsibility for the day-to-day management of the engineering department, as well as new product development.

Obituary: Peter Schaufler 19 August 2015

Bitzer Group is mourning the loss of ceo and company owner Peter Schaufler, who has died unexpectedly at the age of 74, in Salzburg.

New BSRIA publication focuses on achieving carbon targets 18 August 2015

BSRIA has published a White Paper on Achieving Carbon Targets which looks at what the industry needs from government to deliver and achieve carbon targets over the next 10 years.

Mansfield Pollard MD shortlisted for award 18 August 2015

Mansfield Pollard’s managing director, Joanna Robinson, has been shortlisted in this year’s Forward Ladies Yorkshire Women in Business Awards.

Toshiba targets air conditioning growth in Ireland 17 August 2015

Toshiba is targeting growth in Ireland as its resurgent economy opens up significant opportunities in both the commercial and residential air conditioning and heat pump sectors.

Avondale completes sale of Heat Combustion Supplies to Newbury Investments 17 August 2015

Avondale, the  commercial business sales and acquisitions service provider has completed the sale of Heat Combustion Supplies Ltd to Newbury Investments Ltd.

BSRIA expresses concern over funding for science A-levels 17 August 2015

Following last week’s announcement about sixth form colleges, BSRIA is concerned that science A-levels could be cut due as a result of financial pressures.

Ideal Boilers urges installers to push key safety message 17 August 2015

Ideal Boilers’ customer service director, Chris Jessop, is encouraging installers to use the key messages communicated during Gas Safety Week when talking to their customers about boiler servicing, maintenance and ongoing, efficient and safe operation.

CIBSE Conference boosts building performance through co-operation 17 August 2015

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has released the full programme of events for this year’s Building Performance Conference entitled Working Together for Resilient, Efficient and Healthy Buildings.

CDL unveils training and technical support programme 17 August 2015

Expanding Toshiba distributor, Cool Designs Ltd, has launched a comprehensive programme of training and technical support to enable air conditioning installers  to achieve national accreditation and grow their businesses.

ECEX strengthens sales team 17 August 2015

ECEX has appointed Steve Bell as manager for the Air Intake Screens arm of the business.

BSRIA launches new White Paper 17 August 2015

BSRIA has launched a White Paper on Bridging the Skills Gap.

Daikin UK and Business Edge join forces to train installers 13 August 2015

Daikin UK and the specialist training provider, Business Edge, are working together to ensure installers are confident and competent when working with low carbon R32 refrigerant.

Staff at Ideal Boilers continue with charity fundraising 13 August 2015

Staff from Ideal Boilers have been raising funds to help Elly West, the wife of Rory, one of the company’s production operatives, who was recently been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

Oil prices fall to six year low 13 August 2015

Heating oil prices have fallen by a further 4.7% over the past three months to reach a six year low, according to the latest figures from the Sutherland Tables.

BSRIA backs ICE BIM 2015 Conference 13 August 2015

BSRIA says it is delighted to be supporting the ICE BIM 2015 Conference, Realising the Promise, which will be held on Wednesday 21 October at the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, London.

Waterloo’s test lab offers hi-tech solutions 12 August 2015

Waterloo Air Products’ hi-tech test lab is offering state-of-the-art facilities for product development and customer training.

Report shows 7% growth in M&E contracting market in 2014 12 August 2015

A new report from AMA Research says that the market for mechanical and electrical (M&E) contracting was estimated to be valued at around £16bn in 2014, following strong growth of around 7% during the year.

New research highlights workplace heating and cooling issues 12 August 2015

According to the preliminary findings of new research, more than one in three employees (38%) in UK businesses say that air conditioning, heating, water and overall environment at their workplace is a regular talking point.

Unregistered fitter prosecuted by HSE 11 August 2015

A Bedford man has been fined for safety failings after installing an LPG fuelled boiler at a domestic property when he was not gas safe registered or qualified to carry out the work.

Daikin Applied Service appoints sales manager 11 August 2015

Daikin Applied Service has appointed Paul Lewis as sales manager for the company’s recently established A/C unitary equipment division.

Ideal Boilers comments on proposed ErP changes 11 August 2015

Ideal Boilers has issued a comment following the announcement by the EU Commission of its proposal to revise the energy efficiency labelling regulations in 2016.

B&ES revises heat metering guide 11 August 2015

To help specifiers, installers and operators to meet the heat metering requirements of the Government’s non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (RHI), B&ES Publications has revised its Guide to Good Practice: Heat Metering for the RHI to reflect the changes to the scheme and to incorporate some of the lessons learned.

Survey will test readiness for new BIM requirements 10 August 2015

The building services sector’s ability to engage with BIM will be tested by a major new survey, conducted by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), supported by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), alongside building services and engineering consultancy BSRIA.

Toshiba-AMP launch Rugby World Cup competition 10 August 2015

Toshiba distributor AMP is joining forces with the air conditioning manufacturer to launch a competition with the chance to win tickets for this year’s Rugby World Cup.

Skills shortages remain a concern despite industry growth 10 August 2015

According to the latest Construction Trade Survey from the Construction Products Association (CPA), firms across the construction industry reported growth in activity in the second quarter of 2015, showing the ninth consecutive quarter of growth. 

Ruskin sponsors Tonga in Rugby World Cup 10 August 2015

Ruskin Air Management is sponsoring Tonga in this year’s Rugby World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales during September and October.

BSRIA acoustic test facility now UKAS accredited 06 August 2015

BSRIA has extended its scope of UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to include laboratory based acoustic testing.

BSRIA welcomes US President’s speech 06 August 2015

BSRIA says it welcomes the key messages in President Obama’s ‘Clean Power Plan’ speech.

GEA Air Treatment becomes DencoHappel 05 August 2015

Following the acquisition of the Heat Exchanger Division of the GEA Group AG by the European private equity investment firm Triton last year, the air treatment part of the Heat Exchanger business, which contains GEA Denco, will now continue to operate independently in a more focused way.

Ideal Boilers launches new portals for social housing sector 05 August 2015

Ideal Boilers has introduced new ‘Ideal Partnership’ and ‘Contractor Connect’ portals for local authorities, housing associations and contractors.

CIBSE calls for technical papers 05 August 2015

CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) is calling for submissions for its 2016 Technical Symposium.

Two new area sales managers at Hitachi 05 August 2015

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe SAS has appointed two new area sales managers to cover Scotland and the North East, as part of growth plans for 2015.

Government to cease Green Deal Finance Company funding 03 August 2015

The Government has announced that in view of low take-up and concerns about industry standards, there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company and Green Deal Home Improvement ...

Dimplex and Ecoliving showcase renewable heat 03 August 2015

Heat pump manufacturer Dimplex and renewable energy installer Ecoliving recently joined forces to host a Renewable Heat Showcase at Dumfries House in Scotland, demonstrating the opportunities for renewable heat in commercial properties.

ADEY calls for more straightforward approach to achieving climate targets 03 August 2015

Following the Government’s announcement that its Green Deal programme is to be scrapped, ADEY Professional Heating Solutions believes that Westminster should take a more straightforward approach and rely on existing technology to help deliver critical UK climate and energy goals.

Dimplex discusses fuel poverty with Housing Minister 03 August 2015

Dimplex highlighted the importance of energy efficient heating systems in tackling fuel poverty to the Minister for Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis, during a visit at the recent Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) conference and exhibition.

Worcester, Bosch ceo retires 03 August 2015

Richard Soper has retired as ceo of Worcester, Bosch Group.

BSRIA says government is sending mixed messages 03 August 2015

BSRIA has expressed concern over messages from Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, in her first major speech since the general election, particularly those centering on the ending of and reliance on subsidies for energy saving schemes.

CIBSE publishes new edition of Guide A 03 August 2015

 CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has published a new edition of its Guide A, which provides guidance on the environmental design of buildings.

Trane’s new testing facility now fully operational 03 August 2015

Trane has announced that its new state-of-the-art testing facility located in the production and design centre at Epinal, France, is fully operational.

BSRIA supports introduction of airtightness testing data lodgment 03 August 2015

BSRIA is supporting the introduction of airtightness testing data lodgment to the Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association (ATTMA) Competent Person Scheme (CPS).

BPMA to hold ESOS Energy Audits course 03 August 2015

The BPMA (British Pump Manufacturers’ Association) is offering the opportunity to attend a four day residential course on ESOS Energy Audits.

Toshiba named official sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015 03 August 2015

Toshiba Corporation has been appointed an Official Sponsor of the Rugby World Cup 2015, renewing the company’s support for the biggest tournament in rugby for the third consecutive year.

Bitzer UK unveils training initiative 03 August 2015

Bitzer UK is launching a training initiative designed to update the technical knowledge and practical skills of designers, installers and service engineers in compressor application and maintenance.

BSRIA appoints press officer 03 August 2015

BSRIA has appointed a dedicated press officer within its marketing team to maximise press coverage across all communication channels, build press interest in existing products and services and manage reactive media enquiries.