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e2 launches ductwork trading division

e2 Environmental Engineering (Mansfield) has launched a new ductwork trading division called ecoduct, after gaining recognition as a Kingspan KoolDuct system delivery partner. 
 19 Apr 2012

eu.bac outlines five steps to a greener future

eu.bac, the European Building Automation and Controls Association, has produced a paper to coincide with the informal meeting of energy ministers currently taking place (17 to 20 April) in Horsens, Denmark. 
 19 Apr 2012

Giacomini launches hydrogen powered boiler

Giacomini (UK) has developed a new hydrogen burner and is looking for a high-tech, new build home with high insulation values, in which to carry out its first UK installation of the system. 
 18 Apr 2012

Alex Salmond to address delegates at All-Energy 2012

Alex Salmond MSP will deliver the keynote address at All-Energy 2012, the UK's biggest renewable energy exhibition and conference, which takes place on 23 and 24 May at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC). 
 18 Apr 2012

BMF reports slight rise in sales of building materials

Sales of building materials nationally rose by just over 0.6% for the three months from December 2011 to February 2012, compared to the same period in 2010/11, according to the latest figures from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). 
 18 Apr 2012

Swedish Energy Agency funds work to establish guidelines

ClimaCheck and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden have been awarded funding worth €120,000 by the Swedish Energy Agency to lead the development of methods and guidelines for field measurements of the System Efficiency Index (SEI) - a method of verifying and improving the energy performance of air conditioning and heat pump systems. 
 18 Apr 2012

Gas fitter jailed for manslaughter

Somerset gas fitter, Andrew Hartley, has been convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence and jailed for three years, following the death of Zoe Anderson from carbon monoxide poisoning in 2010. 
 18 Apr 2012

Travis Perkins and Toriga partner for Green Deal proposition

Travis Perkins Group and Toriga Energy have formed a strategic alliance to provide a comprehensive Green Deal proposition for the trade and consumers. 
 18 Apr 2012

Vokera voices disappointment over RHI delays

Vokera has welcomed the extension to the RHPP (Renewables Heat Premium Payment) scheme but says it is still disappointed about delays to the domestic RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive). 
 18 Apr 2012

British plumbers are indispensable but still stereotyped

Britain's plumbers are still stereotyped as too expensive and lazy, according to research carried out by In-Home 24, a group which maintains over 140,000 housing association properties. 
 18 Apr 2012

New commercial manager at Ashworth

Ashworth has promoted Keith Allen to the new role of commercial manager. The position will see Mr Allen manage the commercial teams' sales support function. 
 17 Apr 2012

Vokera offers cashback on boilers for APHC members

Vokera is offering an exclusive cashback deal to members of the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) with the launch of its APHC chequebook. 
 17 Apr 2012

Walter Meier acquires US company Port-A-Cool

Climate and manufacturing technology group Walter Meier has acquired US evaporative cooling manufacturer Port-A-Cool for an undisclosed sum. 
 16 Apr 2012

Elta publishes guide to ErP legislation

Elta Fans has published a 48-page document entitled "How fans are affected by the ErP Directive". The Directive was implemented in EU member countries by the European Parliament, on November 20, 2010 and adopts the European Commission's (EC) proposal to widen the scope of the Eco-design Directive 2005/32/EC to include energy-related products. 
 16 Apr 2012

MHS Boilers appoints Ulster distributor

MHS Boilers, part of Elco Heating Solutions, has a new Distribution Partnering Agreement with Sermet NI. The County Down-based company will have exclusive access to MHS Boilers' portfolio of products including; central heating boilers, heat interface units, hot water generation and storage, pressurisation units and the latest renewable technology. 
 16 Apr 2012

Mitsi appoints VAR for heat recovery vent units

Mitsubishi Electric has appointed SK Sales as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for the company's range of Lossnay heat recovery ventilation units. 
 16 Apr 2012

Pension reforms set to impact on your business warns Welplan

The Government has proposed new threshold figures for the automatic enrolment earnings trigger and qualifying earnings band for new Workplace Pension requirements that are due to start this October. 
 13 Apr 2012

'MCS consultation offers prospect of quality installations'

The latest update from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is a positive step towards securing a skilled workforce for environmental technologies, SummitSkills said as it urged employers to respond to the consultation which begins in May. 
 13 Apr 2012

Australia and New Zealand launch big migration drive

Australia and New Zealand are conducting one of their biggest migration drives in years to attract skilled trades people down under. 
 13 Apr 2012

Double digit growth forecast for building automation users

The market for building automation equipment in institutional users such as education and hospitals will see double digit growth over the coming three years, according to the latest research from IMS Research. 
 11 Apr 2012
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