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Government loses solar tariff appeal

The Government has lost an appeal over its Feed in Tariff (FiT) plan to cut subsidies for solar panels on homes. The appeal in January was against a High Court ruling that blocked a plan to halve to around 21p per kW hr the payments made to households with solar panels. 
 23 Mar 2012

HVCA Publications renamed, but existing literature remains valid

B&ES Publications is the new name for HVCA Publications to reflect its full coverage across the building and engineering services sector. 
 22 Mar 2012
 22 Mar 2012

Skills Minister praises EAL for building skilled workforce

Skills Minister John Hayes has commended EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for building services qualifications, for encouraging employers to take on apprentices and helping to boost the economy by up skilling the industry workforce. 
 22 Mar 2012

MITIE launches integrated fit-out business

MITIE has introduced a new £240m integrated fit-out business called Built Environment. 
 21 Mar 2012

Budget 2012: Osborne cuts corporation tax

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that he will cut corporation tax, reducing it to 22p by 2014, signalling Britain's competitiveness to foreign investors. 
 21 Mar 2012

Government frees up another £150m to get Britain building

The Government has announced that it will release an extra £150m for the Get Britain Building Fund, taking the total to £570m. 
 20 Mar 2012

Elta appoints SE account manager

Glenn Hughes has been appointed as a new key account manager for Elta Fans Building Services. 
 19 Mar 2012

Organisers confirm ACR Show as regular biennial event

The first staging of the ACR Show 2012 proved to be an outstanding success, with exhibitors praising the quality and buying-power of visitors. 
 19 Mar 2012

New account exec for Pipe Center

Pipe Center has appointed Patrick Reid as account executive in its industrial sales team. 
 19 Mar 2012

Specialist Groups AGM set for Thursday 3 May

The Annual General Meetings of B&ES's four specialist groups will return to Trinity House on London's Tower Hill, on Thursday 3 May. 
 19 Mar 2012

RHI tariffs for biomass to increase from April 1

OFGEM has announced that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs for solid biomass will be increasing from April 1, 2012 
 19 Mar 2012

Culligan UK appoints area sales manager

Industrial and commercial water treatment solutions supplier Culligan UK has appointed Dave Heard to the position of area sales manager. 
 19 Mar 2012

Mitsi aims to raise £75K for SCF

Mitsubishi Electric's Commercial Heating team is aiming to raise £75,000 for Save the Children by embarking on an eight day trek to Machu Picchu, Peru in a charity challenge that will test the strength and endurance of all the participants. 
 19 Mar 2012

Is BIM the future of project information, asks BSRIA?

Results from an annual industry-wide survey undertaken by NBS have provided a detailed picture of UK BIM (Building Information Modelling) and its growing influence within the built environment industry. 
 16 Mar 2012

Embodied carbon guide launched

A guide designed to improve understanding of the embodied carbon impacts of construction products has been launched by the Construction Products Association. 
 16 Mar 2012

Climate change to cost business up to £355m extra a year, says RICS

The annual electricity bill for the business sector could rise by hundreds of millions of pounds by 2030 as a result of climate change, warns the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). 
 16 Mar 2012

Ploughcroft creates 25 new jobs

Solar panel specialist Ploughcroft is expanding its national team with the appointment of 25 new staff. The company said it had recognised the opportunities that will arise as a result of the Green Deal and has created the new roles for Energy Assessors. 
 16 Mar 2012

Building professionals urged to join web energy use debate

Mitsubishi Electric is urging everyone involved in designing, creating and maintaining our built environment to join an online debate on how the nation can lower energy use in buildings. 
 16 Mar 2012

Climaveneta expands sales team

Climaveneta has appointed Sam Bainborough to its external sales team, with responsibility for sales in the areas surrounding the M1 corridor and into London. 
 16 Mar 2012
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