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News Archive - December 2016

OFTEC responds to Bonfield report 22 December 2016

OFTEC registrations director Adrian Lightwood has responded to the release of the Bonfield Report, an independent review of consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement for domestic energy efficiency and renewable energy, on the 16th December.


BSRIA publishes Blue Book 2017 22 December 2016

BSRIA has launched its Blue Book for 2017.


Fernox appoints new EHS, Regulatory and REACh officer 22 December 2016

Fernox has appointed Dr Jason Vuong as Environment Health and Safety (EHS), Regulatory and REACh officer.


Energy legislation puts commercial properties at risk of devaluing 22 December 2016

According to a research paper by tech developer CO2 Estates, as much as £16.54bn could be wiped off the value of the UK’s commercial property portfolio due to upcoming energy legislation.


Climate Center opens three new London branches 22 December 2016

Leading air conditioning and refrigeration distributor, Climate Center has opened three new branches in London.


Baxi Heating gains Investors in People award 21 December 2016

Baxi Heating has been awarded Investors in People.


BIM in close up 21 December 2016

Since its ­infancy, BIM has evolved swiftly to the point that the systems of today are barely recognisable from BIM’s modest beginnings. Ideal Commercial Boilers' chief commercial officer Darren Finley discusses


Survey seeks feedback from construction professionals 20 December 2016

Leading software solutions and services provider Causeway Technologies has teamed up with construction intelligence services specialist Barbour ABI to launch an industry-wide survey that explores the construction industry’s key issues, challenges and opportunities for 2017.


Rinnai is official event sponsor of FIFA Club World Cup 2016 20 December 2016

Rinnai has announced its official event sponsorship of the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup tournament.


Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems to launch on 1st January 19 December 2016

Climaveneta, RC Group and DeLclima Finance will merge into Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems SpA with effect from 1st January 2017.


Klima-Therm reports increasing demand for low GWP solutions 19 December 2016

Growing international momentum against the use of HFC refrigerants has prompted a surge in UK demand for and interest in low Global Warming Potential (GWP) options, such as propane R290 and HFOs, according to cooling specialist Klima-Therm.


HPA backs new RHI scheme reforms 15 December 2016

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has broadly welcomed yesterday’s release (14th December) of the Government’s intended reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in Spring 2017.


Long service rewarded 13 December 2016

Gilberts Blackpool, the UK air movement specialist, has honoured its technical product manager Alastair McGowan with a ceremony recognising his 25 years’ service.


HVAC apprentices benefit from Remeha workshop 13 December 2016

HVAC apprentices studying at Salford City College’s City Skills Centre have seized the opportunity to hone their boiler servicing skills at a free practical workshop held by leading commercial heating manufacturer Remeha.


Start the New Year with HETAS training 13 December 2016

HETAS is urging installers to book onto one of its training courses to learn something new in 2017 or just to refresh and brush up on knowledge and skills that haven’t been used for a while.


Worcester, Bosch Group launches online advent calendar 13 December 2016

Worcester, Bosch Group has launched an online advent calendar to give installers the chance to win daily prizes, as part of its very own 12 days of Christmas.


BSRIA appoints business manager of WMI 12 December 2016

BSRIA has appointed Krystyna Dawson BSc (Hons), MBA, MA as its new business manager of Worldwide Market Intelligence (WMI), effective from 3rd January 2017.


Big battery project paves the way to low carbon future 12 December 2016

A trial of the largest grid-scale battery in Britain has proved it can potentially transform the energy grid and play a major role in the transition towards a low-carbon economy.


New A1 Flues recruit off to flying start with £100,000 of orders 12 December 2016

A1 Flue Systems’ newest recruit has hit the ground running after securing five new projects worth more than £100,000 in his first two weeks with the company.


Vokèra marks 25 years in Scotland 12 December 2016

Heating manufacturer Vokèra is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Scotland this year by relocating to a new state-of-the-art building.


Airedale appoints product development director 12 December 2016

Airedale has appointed Adam Yarrington as product development director.


JG Speedfit boosts nationwide network 12 December 2016

JG Speedfit is expanding its nationwide sales and technical support network so it can work more closely with merchants and plumbers throughout 2017 and create much higher demand for its range.


Waterloo increases capacity 12 December 2016

Waterloo Air Products has boosted its capacity to support customers following significant growth in demand for air terminal devices.


Airsynergy appoints new ceo 07 December 2016

Airsynergy, the innovator of cleantech products has appointed Gerry Butler as its new ceo.


Bitzer establishes subsidiary company in Iran 07 December 2016

Bitzer has opened a subsidiary company in Iran with the aim of expanding its presence in the country.


Airedale celebrates highest week of sales since Rawdon return 06 December 2016

Airedale has revealed that its unit sales for week commencing 21st November 2016 were the highest recorded since its return to its former Rawdon site on the 4th January 2016 and the second highest since July 2014.


ATAG Commercial helps DIY SOS Big Build 06 December 2016

ATAG Commercial donated two Q60 boilers to the Blackpool Carers Centre as part of the DIY SOS Big Build for BBC Children in Need in July this year.


Hamworthy product manager moves into new role 06 December 2016

Trevor Struck, formerly product manager at Hamworthy Heating, is taking on the new role of area sales manager for Central Southern England.


Orkney Housing Association wins award for heat pump project 06 December 2016

Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) has won a national award for Best Practice in Involving Customers at the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) National Good Practice Awards.


Mansfield Pollard welcomes work experience student 06 December 2016

Mansfield Pollard has opened the doors of its Bradford Headquarters to an inspiring student from Skipton Girls’ High School so she can gain valuable work experience.


Fernox charity golf day raises £5,300 05 December 2016

Whitefields Golf Club in Rugby, Warwickshire, was the venue for Fernox’s recent annual charity golf day.


Arup engineering graduates benefit from work placement with Daikin 05 December 2016

Daikin UK has facilitated a two-week work placement of four participants as part of the Arup graduate engineer training scheme at Daikin factories in Ostend and Brussels.