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George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, visits Gwinear School in Cornwall which has adopted the renewable liquid fuel (right)

Over 100 oil homes switch to fossil-free HVO

Calls for the government to back a wider rollout of the renewable liquid fuel HVO continue to grow following the announcement that over 100 oil heated properties across the UK have now converted to the fossil-free kerosene alternative.... 
 27 Apr 2022
LG

New national sales manager for LG

Peter Spurway has joined LG Electronics as national sales manager – heating projects based at the company’s HQ in Weybridge, Surrey.... 
 27 Apr 2022

We don’t need to choose between air quality and energy efficiency

The pandemic has focused attention on the need for better building ventilation, but this need not come at the expense of saving energy and cutting carbon, according to a leading building services engineer.... 
 26 Apr 2022

New research finds heat pumps now less expensive to run than gas boilers

For the first time, efficient heat pumps in the UK are cheaper to run than gas boilers according to new analysis from RAP - The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) - an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organisation dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable, and efficient energy future.

This is mainly down to gas prices increasing more than electricity pricing.

The detailed analysis shows that with a coefficient of performance (COP) of 3, a heat pump starts to become cheaper to run than a gas boiler. In the past, a COP of around 3.7 was required to achieve the same running costs as a gas boiler. 

 26 Apr 2022

MP attends opening of Sustainable Home Centre in Wales

Daikin UK has opened its first Sustainable Home Centre in North Wales, in partnership with Thorncliffe Building Supplies, one of the largest independent builders’ merchants in North Wales and the North West of England.... 
 26 Apr 2022
Ziehl-Abegg chief executive Peter Fenkl

Ziehl-Abegg announces top management changes

The Künzelsau-based motor and fan manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg has announce the chief executive Peter Fenkl will leave the company after 22 years.... 
 26 Apr 2022

BESA praises upgraded senior technician apprenticeship

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) believes a newly updated and better financed Level 4 apprenticeship for senior technicians will play an influential role in raising professional standards across the building services sector.... 
 26 Apr 2022

Domus appoints new general manager

Domus Ventilation, manufacturer of energy saving ventilation systems has appointed Jessica Cook as general manager.... 
 20 Apr 2022

NAADUK celebrates launch of NAAD21

The National Association of Air Duct Specialists UK (NAADUK) marked the launch of NAAD21 at Palace of Westminster this month.... 
 20 Apr 2022
Seismic is a four-year project developed by MMC experts

Collaboration set to bring about new era for IAQ standards

Global ventilation manufacturer Nuaire has unveilled its collaboration with the team behind Seismic – a four-year project developed by a consortium of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) experts poised to bring about a new era of standardised, ... 
 20 Apr 2022
Daikin launches Sustainable Homes Centre

Sustainable Home Centres launched

Daikin UK has announced the launch of two new Sustainable Home Centres, making its national network 30-strong.... 
 20 Apr 2022
ICOM

New vice chair of ICOM group

Lochinvar’s sales director Liam Elmore has been appointed vice-chair of ICOM’s Commercial Heating Group.... 
 20 Apr 2022
Heat Merchants distribution centre and business support offices

Triple acquisition for Wolseley UK

Wolseley UK has acquired the heating, plumbing, tiling and bathroom businesses Heat Merchants, Tubs & Tiles, and Hevac Ltd.... 
 20 Apr 2022
BESA’s head of technical Graeme Fox

BESA and BSRIA refrigerant guide published ‘at crucial time’

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has joined forces with research body BSRIA to produce a comprehensive free guide for the use of refrigerant gases in building services.... 
 14 Apr 2022
Chair of BESA’s Health & Well-being in Buildings Group, Nathan Wood, BESA chief executive David Frise and health campaigner Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah

Government urged to think again over air quality targets

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called for the government to “be more ambitious” with its proposed changes to air quality standards.... 
 14 Apr 2022
Mark Walsh of Coolair Equipment

Coolair Equipment expands into Scotland and North East

Air conditioning specialist Coolair Equipment Limited has announced a new hire to head-up expansion into Scotland and the North East.... 
 13 Apr 2022

Call for heating engineers to deliver new £450 million BUS

Hundreds of installers are being asked to help deliver a £450 million government scheme to heat the nation’s homes and small businesses with new green technology.... 
 12 Apr 2022
Kensa

New management team at Kensa

Kensa Group, the ground source heat pump specialist, has appointed a dynamic new senior leadership team to help meet the UK’s target for 600,000 heat pump installations a year by 2028.... 
 12 Apr 2022

ISH China & CIHE 2022 to be postponed 

The organisers of ISH China & CIHE have made a decision to defer the fair in order to support pandemic containment efforts.... 
 12 Apr 2022
BESA chief executive David Frise

BESA chief executive joins skills taskforce 

The City of London Corporation has invited Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) chief executive David Frise to play a key role on a taskforce set up to address skills shortages in engineering and construction.... 
 12 Apr 2022
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