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News Archive - October 2016

Continuing the quest for excellence in building services 28 October 2016

Now in its seventh year and firmly established as a leading event for the industry, The HVR Awards took place at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London last night (Thursday, 27th October). 

HVR Awards: The winners revealed! 28 October 2016

Congratulations to all the winners of the HVR Awards 2016 who were announced at the annual event at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel last week.

Daikin UK introduces flexible finance 26 October 2016

Daikin UK is facilitating the introduction of affordable flexible and convenient finance packages for its customers via independent finance company, Shire Leasing Plc.

Envirovent offers new NICEIC training course 26 October 2016

Envirovent, the UK designer and manufacturer of ventilation systems, is one of the first manufacturers to offer the NICEIC Certification accredited training and assessment course for installers of ventilation equipment.

BSRIA looks at how wellbeing can boost profits 26 October 2016

At BSRIA’s annual Briefing and Luncheon on 11th November one of the industry’s hottest topics, performance and wellbeing beyond compliance – and how it can boost profit margins – will be highlighted.

New study focuses on healthy buildings 26 October 2016

Considering all the time we spend at work, have you ever wondered if the building you are working in is healthy?

Toshiba helps UK’s top air conditioning students prepare for SkillFRIDGE finals 25 October 2016

Toshiba has organised a programme of training courses around the country to help students prepare for their participation in the national SkillFRIDGE finals, which take place at the NEC in November.

Chillventa 2016 hailed a success 24 October 2016

This year’s Chillventa show has been hailed a success by organiser NürnbergMesse.

OFTEC says oil industry ahead of the game on emissions 24 October 2016

According to OFTEC, the oil heating industry is keeping ahead of the game and, following manufacturer innovations, should be ready to comply with the new lower NOx emission legislation on a range of appliances before the September 2018 deadline.

ECA launches new website 24 October 2016

Building services engineering trade body the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has launched a new website at


CIC members elect three new board members 24 October 2016

Three new members of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) Board of Directors were elected at its Council of Members on 18th October.

Mason makes top three in graduate award  21 October 2016

Lochinvar’s Scott Mason has become the first engineer employed by a manufacturer to secure a top three finish in the annual CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year Awards.

Mansfield Pollard sponsors student to go to Mexico 20 October 2016

Air management expert Mansfield Pollard has strengthened its relationship with Skipton Girls’ High School by sponsoring one of its promising students to attend the International Science Exposition in Mexico.

Construction Industry Council unveils new logo 20 October 2016

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has introduced a new logo with a new strapline: Built Environment Professions Together.

Worcester, Bosch says report is a welcome roadmap for heating efficiency 19 October 2016

A new report issued by the Government’s official climate advisors has been welcomed by a spokesperson for the Worcester, Bosch Group.

GSHPA welcomes report on UK heat policy 19 October 2016

GSHPA (the Ground Source Heat Pump Association) has welcomed a new report by the Committee on Climate Change entitled ‘Next steps for UK heat policy’.

Vent-Axia awarded ISO 14001 certification 19 October 2016

British fan manufacturer Vent-Axia has gained ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification for its Crawley manufacturing facilities, recognising its commitment to environmental excellence.

BSRIA hails deal to cut use of Hydrofluorocarbon gases 19 October 2016

Delegates from more than 150 countries meeting in Rwanda reached what was described as a “monumental” deal by agreeing an amendment to the Montreal protocol on the phase out of the use of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), the gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration.

ADEY hosts charity golf day 19 October 2016

ADEY Professional Heating Solutions recently held its annual Northern Golf Day at the Breadsall Priory club in Derby.

Remeha relaunches CHP range 17 October 2016

Remeha has bolstered and relaunched its CHP range.

Fläkt Woods and DencoHappel complete merger 17 October 2016

Fläkt Woods, a leading air technologies solutions provider for HVAC systems, and DencoHappel, a leading technology innovator in air treatment, air conditioning, filter technology and cooling process air, completed their merger on 13 October.

EOGB helps engineers to benefit from burner training in Italy 17 October 2016

Burner solutions provider EOGB Energy Products Ltd has reported another successful summer of burner training in Italy.

CIBSE reveals winners of Young Engineers Awards 2016 17 October 2016

CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has announced that Antoni Sapina Grau of Brunel University and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, and TÜV SÜD Wallace Whittle have won the Graduate of the Year and Employer of the Year accolades at its Young Engineers Awards.

CIBSE and ASHRAE mark 40th anniversary with historic agreement 13 October 2016

CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) and ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) have signed a partnership agreement to mark the 40th anniversary of their relationship.

Snow could reduce need for air conditioning 13 October 2016

A recent study by The University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that snow cleared from winter roads can help to reduce summer air conditioning bills.

BFCMA publishes new commercial flue guide 12 October 2016

The British Flue and Chimney Manufacturers Association (BFCMA) has introduced a new Commercial Flue Guide.

Rockwool launches marketing campaign 12 October 2016

Rockwool has launched ‘Origins’, a new integrated marketing campaign which explores the benefits of stone wool insulation.

UK BIM Alliance to host workshops at ICE conference 10 October 2016

UK BIM Alliance, the industry led body established to respond to the challenges set by the Government to achieve BIM Level 2, is to host six sector specific, afternoon workshops at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Annual BIM Conference at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London on the 19th October.

Building Services Summit 2016 tackles major issues 10 October 2016

This year’s Building Services Summit will be asking tough questions and looking for input from delegates as well as industry experts.

Rinnai sponsors rugby league team 10 October 2016

Rinnai, the manufacturing supplier of hot water heating systems, is sponsoring the Widnes Vikings rugby league team.

Riello revamps UK website 10 October 2016

Riello Ltd has updated its UK website at with improved navigation, enhanced compatibility with mobile devices and instant access to social media links.

Eaton Williams closure confirmed 07 October 2016

Nortek Global HVAC (UK) Ltd has confirmed the closure of Eaton Williams.The company closed its doors and ceased production at its Edenbridge site on 30th September. All employees will leave the business on 30th November. 

Alpha donates boiler to raise funds for boy’s charity 06 October 2016

Alpha Heating Innovation has donated one of its most popular boilers as part of a money raising campaign for Kye Vincent, an eight-year-old boy who has had both his legs removed after hecontracted meningococcal septicaemia caused by meningitis. 

Take responsibility for indoor air quality, urges BSRIA 06 October 2016

BSRIA urged industry to take responsibility for indoor air quality (IAQ) when experts spoke at September’s AGM in London.

REHAU appoints specification manager 06 October 2016

REHAU has appointed Vincent Ng as its new specifications manager, specialising in the company’s heating and cooling systems, including its underfloor heating, Thermally Activated Building Structure (TABS) and chilled ceiling solutions.

Mansfield Pollard celebrates 150 years in business 05 October 2016

Air management expert Mansfield Pollard is celebrating 150 years in business.

Swegon acquires Ruskin Air Management 04 October 2016

Swegon, the producer and supplier of indoor climate systems and products, has acquired Ruskin Air Management Ltd (RAML) from Johnson Controls International plc.

Groupe Atlantic supports children’s hospice 04 October 2016

The UK & ROI division of Groupe Atlantic has announced it will be making a donation from product sales from across all of its brands to the children’s charity Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.

Entries go live for the 2017 BCIA Awards 04 October 2016

Entries are now open for the 2017 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards which take place on Thursday 11 May 2017 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

Brochure highlights energy saving options for commercial buildings 04 October 2016

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new brochure that highlights all of the central plant solutions it can offer to help reduce energy consumption in the built environment.

EOGB appoints technical sales manager 03 October 2016

Following positive business growth, burner manufacturer and distributor EOGB has expanded its technical team with the appointment of Daniel Hanslip as technical sales manager.