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News Archive - May 2016

Ziehl-Abegg invests €28m in EC production facility 25 May 2016

Ziehl-Abegg is investing €28m in a new EC production facility at the Hohenlohe Business Park in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, in response to increasing global demand for energy-saving fans and motors.

BESA Yorkshire recognises talent 24 May 2016

Presentation of this year's Yorkshire Training Awards took place during the annual ball organised by the Yorkshire Region of the Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA) at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.

FARM 2000 celebrates major milestone 24 May 2016

Biomass boiler manufacturer FARM 2000 is celebrating 40 years of boiler production, with more than 3000 installations to-date.

Climate Center invests in bracketry rollout 23 May 2016

Climate Center has invested £500k to place an inventory of 185 essential bracketry products into every branch nationwide, to provide off-the-shelf availability.

CDL set to expand following appointment as CIAT distributor 23 May 2016

Cool Designs Ltd has revealed ambitious plan to expand following its appointment as a distributor for CIAT products.

Amtech becomes Trimble 19 May 2016

UK building services software company Amtech is changing its name to Trimble following its acquisition by the company in November 2014.

ENGIE partners Cheshire East Council in district energy scheme 19 May 2016

ENGIE (formerly Cofely GDF SUEZ) is forming a joint venture with Cheshire East Council to create a new flagship company to promote eco-efficient district heating networks in the borough.

Heatrae Sadia boosts sales team 19 May 2016

Heatrae Sadia has created a dedicated Megaflo sales team, offering a new tailored support service for installers fitting its flagship product.

ECA names new president 19 May 2016

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has appointed David Kieft as its new president.

New categories added to CIBSE Building Performance Awards 18 May 2016

CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has announced that entries for the 2017 Building Performance Awards have opened with two additional categories, for building services consultancy and product innovation.

Per Jonasson re-elected president of AREA 18 May 2016

Per Jonasson has been re-elected President of AREA for a further two years at the AREA General Assembly spring meeting in Dublin on 14 May.

Overclean appoints business development manager 17 May 2016

Overclean Ltd, the ductwork cleaning company, has appointed Phil Johnson as business development manager in the North of England.

New Airedale facility opened by HRH Princess Royal 17 May 2016

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal officially opened Airedale International’s new state of the art manufacturing facility in Rawdon, Leeds, during a visit on 10 May.

Celebrity engineer to chair Building Services Summit 2016 17 May 2016

Kate Bellingham, the former BBC presenter and engineer, is to host a series of panel discussions at this year’s Building Services Summit.

Braze free 16 May 2016

Last week HVR had the opportunity to learn about Zoomlock, a new braze free connecting process based on patented crimping technology.

Dimplex helps to produce new air curtains guidebook 16 May 2016

Dimplex has played a key role in the production of a new air curtains guidebook.

DWP publishes progress report 12 May 2016

A progress report for the Built Environment Professional Education (BEPE) project has been issued by the Office for Disability Issues, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) two years on from its inception as part of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic legacy. 

Max Fordham appoints senior partner 11 May 2016

Max Fordham, the environmental engineering practice, has appointed sustainability expert Tamsin Tweddell as a senior partner.

New CIBSE president delivers inaugural address 09 May 2016

John Field, the new president of CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers), has used his inaugural address to urge engineers to ‘talk the talk’ and fight for their place at the heart of modern life.

BSRIA encouraged at House of Lords zero carbon homes u-turn vote 06 May 2016

BSRIA is expressed its support for the House of Lords approach to zero carbon homes.The Lords defeated the government by 48 votes on the zero carbon homes amendment during the report stage of the Housing & Planning Bill. 

Climate Center stocks R32 06 May 2016

Climate Center, the supplier of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, is now stocking the industry’s leading alternative to R410A in every branch.

Rural Energy becomes certified Bosch Commercial Industrial partner 06 May 2016

Rural Energy, the provider of low carbon solutions and full turnkey project management is the first company in the UK to complete the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Design and Installation Training Course from Bosch Commercial and Industrial.

New face at Dunham-Bush chiller division 06 May 2016

Dunham-Bush Ltd, the specialist manufacturer of heat emitters and air conditioning equipment, has appointed Everett Bunt as regional sales manager for its chiller division.

BSRIA responds to ventilation in modern homes warning 04 May 2016

BSRIA has responded to an announcement by experts at the Glasgow School of Art stating that people who do not ventilate their homes properly expose themselves to harmful levels of pollutants.

CIBSE releases new weather data for building designers 04 May 2016

CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has issued a new version of the weather data that is used by building designers in their calculation of heating and cooling requirements for buildings. 

UK businesses could save millions in energy costs 03 May 2016

A leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, Ameresco Inc, says that some UK businesses are sitting on millions of pounds worth of energy cost savings that are waiting to be implemented.

HIP UK reveals Heating Apprentice of the Year winner 03 May 2016

HIP UK has announced the winner of its Apprentice of the Year competition and winner of the BBC’s The Apprentice and owner of ImpraGas, Joseph Valente presented the crown at ADEY Professional Heating Solutions’ head office.

Mansfield Pollard MD shortlisted for award 03 May 2016

Mansfield Pollard’s managing director Joanna Robinson has been shortlisted in this year’s Bradford Means Business Awards for the drive and energy she has shown in her role.

AREA provides guidance on equipment for flammable refrigerants 03 May 2016

AREA, the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump contractors association, has published a guide on equipment for low GWP flammable refrigerants.