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New starters marketing specialist Richard Reid; technical support manager Will Griffiths; customer service assistant Sara Nevett; and trainee internal sales assistant Natalie Hands

Lochinvar reports surge in demand as market recovers

Commercial hot water and heating company Lochinvar has recruited four new members of staff at its Banbury HQ in response to growing demand for its products and expertise.... 
 28 May 2021
BESA head of technical Graeme Fox

Skills gap threatens safety and environmental aims

A shortage of skilled technicians will make it increasingly difficult for the refrigeration and air conditioning sector to adopt new ‘alternative’ refrigerants, which are critical to achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets, according to BESA.

The Association’s head of technical Graeme Fox said this week that too many operatives had out-of-date practical skills and were unfamiliar with renewable technologies and the flammable refrigerants that were quickly taking over from global warming gases. 

 28 May 2021

BESA welcomes fast tracking of wellbeing standard

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has praised the British Standards Institute (BSI) for deciding to speed up the development of a new standard for measuring indoor environment quality (IEQ).... 
 28 May 2021

Brits concerned over air quality after lockdown

As businesses plan to return employees to their workplaces over the coming weeks and months, new research shows that Brits are getting increasingly concerned about air quality.... 
 26 May 2021

Battery Storage training course launched

Renewable energy training provider, GTEC, has launched a battery storage training course, offering electricians and renewable installers the chance to upskill to install Electrical Energy Storage Systems (EESS)... 
 26 May 2021
Steve McConnell, director of ICOM and MEHNA

Water treatment essential for commercial heating systems

Industry Bodies, the Industrial and Commercial Heating Equipment Association (ICOM) and the Manufacturers of Equipment for Heat Networks Association (MEHNA) have launched a Quick Guide to Water Treatment, to help designers, owners, insurers, ... 
 26 May 2021
Rinnai managing director Tony Gittings

Polarising positions hamper decarbonisation progress

Progress and attention to the real issue of net zero is being seriously hampered by specific interest groups lobbying for their own aims and targets, according to Rinnai.

The manufacturer believes the need for balanced and objective attention to the remedial actions needed right now on the effects of climate change is being lost in a manufactured race to the financial gains from the fuel and energy transitions. 

 25 May 2021
Mike Foster, chief executive of the Energy and Utilities Alliance

EUA warning over heat pump roll-out

The government has been warned that its plans for the mass roll-out of heat pumps to UK homeowners takes no account of market demand.... 
 25 May 2021

Funding and support for apprentice scheme

Baxi is inviting its approved installers to apply for funding and support if they are taking on an apprentice in 2021. 
 24 May 2021

GSHPs to cut emissions by 82% for Leeds high rise blocks

Cenergist, a specialist in high efficiency district heating and ground source heat pumps (GSHPs), has been appointed to deliver Leeds City Council’s £24 million ‘Clustering for Warmth’ initiative.... 
 24 May 2021

BESA backs scientists’ call for overhaul of ventilation standards

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is supporting a campaign led by an international group of scientists and engineers to have current building ventilation regulations completely rewritten.... 
 21 May 2021
Chair of the GSHPA Laura Bishop; director for growth & external affairs Heat Pump Federation, Bean Beanland; vice chair Heat Pump Association, Max Halliwell; chief executive MCS, Ian Rippin

Heat Pump Month campaign announced

From Monday 14 June a month-long series of free-to-attend online events will bring together housing, built-environment, policy and installation professionals to collaborate around one the UK’s greatest carbon-reduction challenges – our homes.... 
 19 May 2021

Daikin Europe delivers sustainable growth in challenging year

Daikin Europe Group has closed its 2020 financial year with sustainable sales growth, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.... 
 19 May 2021
Easy Air Conditioning managing director Neal Gooding and Haier HVAC Solutions European General manager Bob Cowlard welcome the new agreement

Haier teams up with new distributor

Easy Air Conditioning is the latest UK distributor to team-up with Haier HVAC Solutions and will sell the full range of its air conditioning products.... 
 18 May 2021

Johnson Controls makes prestigious Climate Leaders list

Johnson Controls has been named to the inaugural Financial Times Climate Leaders in Europe list.... 
 18 May 2021
tado° senior management Emanuel Eibach CFO, Christian Deilmann co-founder & CPO, Johannes
Schwarz co-founder and CTO, Toon Bouten chief executive

tado° raises €38 million and announces a partnership with noventic

Intelligent home climate company tado° has announced a large investment of €38 million into the development and distribution new energy-efficient proptech solutions for the commercial housing market... 
 18 May 2021
Isaac Occhipinti, head of external affairs, EUA

Believe the hype over hydrogen heating

The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has labelled calls for the Government to drop funding for hydrogen as short sighted and ‘without consideration of UK consumers. 
 17 May 2021

ISH Digital 2021 welcomed 82,000 participants

The first digital edition of HVAC and water trade fair, ISH, shone a spotlight on networking, knowledge transfer, high-grade content, an extensive programme of events and the numerous solutions and innovative products ... 
 17 May 2021
Andy Devlin, business development manager for North West and Trevor Betts, business support officer for Midlands.

ACV strengthens support across UK

ACV UK is strengthening its sales team with Andy Devlin who is appointed business development manager for North West and Trevor Betts who is appointed business support officer for Midlands.... 
 14 May 2021
Rinnai managing director Tony Gittings

Rinnai calls for one industry council in drive to net zero

Rinnai has called for a single body or council to represent all buildings, products & services industries sectors to create a pragmatic and non-partisan pathway to achieve and promote the goal of net zero carbon emissions.... 
 11 May 2021
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