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Johnson Controls acquires Cool Solution

Johnson Controls, the global specialist in smart and sustainable buildings, has announced it has acquired Cool Solution, a prominent service provider of air conditioning and refrigeration within the UK and Ireland.... 
 5 Mar 2021
Darrell Mitchell is JS Wright

JS Wright appoints human resources manager

Birmingham-based mechanical and electrical building services specialist JS Wright has appointed Darrell Mitchell as its new human resources manager.... 
 5 Mar 2021
Nathan Wood, chair of BESA’s Health & Wellbeing in Buildings group

Opening windows will not protect schools, says BESA

The return of thousands of children to schools in England next week has reignited the debate about how best to minimise the risk of virus transmission including the need for better ventilation, according to the Building Engineering Services.

The Association believes that decades of under-investment in school buildings has been brought sharply into focus by the pandemic. It says current strategies focused around “natural” ventilation are not adequate for dealing with the current health emergency or to give school children the healthy conditions they need for the future. 

 4 Mar 2021

Industry welcomes budget commitments

Industry commentators are largely encouraged by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak's budget in which he recommited to existing green policies and offered extra support to businesses, the self-employed and SMEs... 
 4 Mar 2021
Paul Mickleburgh is a new appointment for ELCO Heating Solutions

ELCO appoints new area sales manager

Commercial heating manufacturer ELCO Heating Solutions has appointed Paul Mickleburgh as area sales manager for the South East of England.... 
 2 Mar 2021
Equipment hire could be key post lockdown

Equipment hire key to post-lockdown recovery

Innovative equipment hiring strategies could be key for COVID-impacted organisations looking to ramp up production and improve competitiveness following the loosening of lockdown restrictions, says a manufacturing sector expert.... 
 2 Mar 2021
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WHO campaigner backs ‘beginner’s guide’ to indoor air quality

With public interest in the quality of the air we breathe at an all-time high, a new ‘Beginners Guide’ to improving Indoor Air Quality’ (IAQ) has gained the support of one of the UK’s most high-profile child health campaigners.... 
 1 Mar 2021

Whitepaper targets heat pumps as climate neutral solution

Samsung has published its latest whitepaper report on ‘The Indoor Climate Solution of tomorrow for Residential Buildings’ and discusses how the use of heat pumps and smart solutions can create a sustainable heating and cooling system in order to ... 
 1 Mar 2021
PACAIR becomes APS

PACAIR adds Applied Projects to expand customer service

Bespoke design and air conditioning supplier, PACAIR has expanded its range of services with the addition of a specialist applied project team, which will assist customers looking to capitalise on the many opportunities behind the legislative drive ... 
 1 Mar 2021

Armstrong relocates to larger premises

Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced plans to relocate its West Midlands factory, warehouse and offices to larger premises in nearby Droitwich.... 
 24 Feb 2021
UV-C has proven successful in tackling previous coronaviruses

Partnership helps manufacturers fight COVID

PP-L, an infection mitigation specialist has partnered with an engineering and fabrication firm to help manufacturing names across the UK get COVID-secure through effective UV-C solutions.... 
 24 Feb 2021

Installers can now access 70% off renewable training

The Renewable Heat Installer Training & Support Scheme (RHITSS) has launched, offering installers up to 70% off the training and associated certification required to become a heat pump or solar thermal engineer – two of the most popular and ... 
 24 Feb 2021

Industry groups call for rethink on Green Homes Grant cut

Actuate UK, the new alliance of eight engineering services organisations, has urged Government to reconsider its intention to remove funding from the £2bn Green Homes Grants (GHG) scheme....

“Such drastic reduction of funding sends out all the wrong signals, especially as the Government aims to put the green economy at the heart of plans for rebuilding the economy” says Julia Evans from Actuate UK member BSRIA. 

 24 Feb 2021
BESA’s head of certification Duncan Sibbald

BESCA strengthens vent hygiene scheme

BESCA has responded to growing demand for improved fire safety in buildings by adding new features to its Ventilation Hygiene Elite (VHE) scheme website.... 
 24 Feb 2021
Neil Gibbard, managing director of Coolair Equipment

Coolair to focus on employee wellbeing and the environment

Air conditioning specialist Coolair Equipment has announced two key areas of focus for the business in 2021: sustainability and employee wellbeing.... 
 24 Feb 2021

Report highlights best place for public investment

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has published an in-depth report aimed at helping public bodies make decisions on where public funding in construction gives the highest economic returns to help support a green recovery.... 
 22 Feb 2021

HNIP helps council drive to net zero target

Over £165 million of Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) funding has been awarded since the scheme opened in 2019 with the most recent recipient, Kent County Council, securing £2,478,000 to support the development of a low carbon heat network in ... 
 22 Feb 2021
BSRIA technical director Tom Garrigan

BSRIA appoints new technical director

BSRIA chairman Tom Smith has announced the appointment of Tom Garrigan as the new BSRIA technical director.... 
 19 Feb 2021
Alan Macklin is the new vice-president for HEVAC

New vice-president for HEVAC

Alan Macklin, group technical director at Elta Group, has been appointed as the new vice-president of HEVAC, the trade association for heating, ventilation and air conditioning.... 
 18 Feb 2021

Actuate UK welcomes guide to embodied carbon in building services

Engineering services umbrella alliance Actuate UK has welcomed the publication of guidance from CIBSE that outlines the assessment of embodied carbon for products that deliver mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) systems.... 
 18 Feb 2021
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