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Simon Lunt is BESA

BESA appoints first head of business development

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Simon Lunt as its first head of business development as part of a wider strategic review.... 
 18 Jan 2024
Image render of the Community Heat Hub at Vistry Kent’s Bexhill site.

Networked heat solution for UK house build market

Utility infrastructure partner GTC has launched a new solution that aims to transform how new homes are heated across the UK.... 
 18 Jan 2024
BESA’s director of training and skills Helen Yeulet

New year boost for heat network training

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched an industry-wide training scheme for heat network engineers backed by government funding.... 
 18 Jan 2024
Women lead the way in green developments at Kensa

The women leading the charge towards a greener future 

From the boardroom to the factory floor, women in science and engineering are playing a pivotal role in helping The Kensa Group bring zero carbon heating and cooling to the masses.... 
 18 Jan 2024

Clean Heat Cashback Pledge

Worcester Bosch plans to introduce an exclusive new Clean Heat Cashback Pledge to support consumers and installers alike with the transition to Bosch electrified heat pumps and hybrid systems.... 
 18 Jan 2024

Best practice guide to prevent frozen condensate issues during cold snaps

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is encouraging heating engineers to ensure that condensate discharge pipes are installed correctly, and any installations are upgraded where they have a risk of freezing in extreme cold weather.

With cold temperatures predicted across Europe, some households could experience issues related to the condensate discharge pipe freezing and becoming blocked with ice. While it is the responsibility of a heating engineer to confirm that the condensate discharge pipe has been fitted and insulated correctly, prolonged sub-zero temperatures may still raise the need to thaw the pipe.



 18 Jan 2024

New ventilation training programme tackles damp and mould in homes

A training course and qualification, focused on creating a new generation of specialists with the skillset to help address the issues of damp and mould in UK housing, has been launched by national trade body the Property Care Association (PCA)... 
 11 Jan 2024
Jen Vickers is the BCIA

BCIA announces new VP, plus new additions to the management committee

Jen Vickers of Crown House Technologies has been elected as the next Vice-President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA).... 
 11 Jan 2024

Could your business benefit from an apprentice in 2024?

Building services training provider, Logic4training, is introducing a new 19+ apprenticeship programme and is calling for employers interested in taking on an apprentice.... 
 11 Jan 2024

Considered approach needed to address humidity threat to construction projects from latest storms

With the opening days of 2024 seeing widespread flooding across Europe in the wake of Storm Henk, temporary power and temperature control solutions provider, Aggreko, is raising awareness within the construction industry of the risks to projects ... 
 11 Jan 2024
The screenshot image is taken from the results page of the British Gas Carbon Cruncher calculator.

What you can achieve by switching to a heat pump revealed

British Gas has created a calculator where the user can get a personalised estimate for how much CO2 they could reduce their household emissions by switching from traditional home heating systems to a modern heat pump. The service provider estimates ... 
 11 Jan 2024

Carrier completes acquisition of Viessmann Climate Solutions

Carrier Global Corporation has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Viessmann Climate Solutions from the Viessmann Group. The transaction marks a step forward in Carrier’s portfolio transformation, further strengthening the company’s ... 
 11 Jan 2024

Confusion over UK energy direction

Chris Goggin examines the current state of UK domestic energy policy that focuses on the implementation of clean energy dispersal. As the UK phases out fossil fuels for renewable alternatives a considerable amount of work must be completed for the UK to become carbon neutral. Following is a brief overview of the indecision, chaos, and confusion that the UK energy market finds itself in. 
 10 Jan 2024

Heat pump production begins at Stiebel Eltron's German manufacturing site

Stiebel Eltron’s supply chain is set to be further strengthened throughout 2024 as heat pump production began at the company’s Höxter facility in Germany.... 
 4 Jan 2024

Milton Keynes installer wins £500 Christmas treat from smart thermostat firm

A Newport Pagnell heating installer had a £500 boost for Christmas just a month after signing up to smart thermostat company tado°.... 
 4 Jan 2024
Kevin Wellman, chief executive of the CIPHE

New Year’s resolutions for the industry

As many look to set goals for the year ahead, Kevin Wellman, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) sets out what he hopes will be collective resolutions for plumbing and heating engineers in 2024:... 
 4 Jan 2024
BESA technical director Graeme Fox

Make 2024 the year of retrofit – BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged the UK government to help accelerate growth in the number of whole building retrofit projects carried out during 2024.... 
 4 Jan 2024
Office Administrator Connor Docherty, front, is pictured at Ideal Heating’s factory in Hull with, from left, Carl Southcoat of HEY LEP; Louise O

Ideal Heating reinvests apprenticeship funding to support local small business

Ideal Heating has thrown its support behind an independent business by funding an apprenticeship for one of its employees.... 
 21 Dec 2023
Wolfgang Mayer is Ziehl-Abegg

Ziehl-Abegg appoints new CTO

The Supervisory Board of Ziehl-Abegg SE has appointed Wolfgang Mayer as the new Chief Technology Officer. The 50 year-old will be taking up his new role in February 2024.... 
 21 Dec 2023

HPA applauds Government support for warmer homes

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has commended the UK Government’s proactive stance on energy efficiency and warmer homes with the announcement of a comprehensive package of measures, signalling a significant step towards a low-carbon future.... 
 21 Dec 2023
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