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Plumber gets six months for illegal gas work

A plumber from Lowestoft in Suffolk has been sentenced to six months in jail for carrying out illegal work on domestic gas appliances. 
 2 Feb 2012

Vent-Axia gains quiet recognition

Vent-Axia's new Silent Fan has been awarded the Quiet Mark 2012 by the Noise Abatement Society and appears on the new online Quiet Mark Directory launched on 1 February. 
 2 Feb 2012

HVCA updates commercial and legal contracts

HVCA Publications, the publishing division of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association, has launched three updated commercial and legal contracts - CL21 Conditions of Trading, CL70 Maintenance Agreement and CC8/11 Conditions of Sub-Sub-Contract. 
 2 Feb 2012

Cash injection for wood-burning boiler firm

A North East firm specialising in wood-burning boilers has received a £150,000 cash injection from venture capitalist Northstar Ventures. 
 1 Feb 2012

Renewable Heat Incentive conference launched

RenEnergy is hosting its first Renewable Heat Incentive Conference on 29 February at Dunston Hall in Norwich. 
 1 Feb 2012

Green media bans rogue traders

BusinessGreen has joined forces with four other leading green media companies, ClickGreen, GreenWise, Renewable Energy Installer and YouGen, to implement a voluntary three-month ‘blackout’ on rogue solar pv companies trying to exploit consumers who are confused about the Feed-in Tariff. 
 1 Feb 2012

Plumb Center joins Micropower Council

Heating products supplier Plumb Center is joining the Micropower Council. 
 31 Jan 2012

Sales trio for Humidity Solutions

Humidity Solutions has recruited three new sales staff. 
 31 Jan 2012

Six big-name sponsors confirm support for ACR Show

With just over a month before doors open, six major sponsors have confirmed their backing for the forthcoming Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Show, which takes place at the NEC, 13-15 March 2012. 
 31 Jan 2012

Renewables firm offers solar subsidy

A renewable energy firm says it is guaranteeing customers the highest rate of return on solar PV installations "in a bid to end the confusion which currently exists in the market". 
 31 Jan 2012

Uni develops system to regulate building temperatures in extreme climates

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have developed a system designed to regulate the temperature inside buildings in extreme climates. 
 31 Jan 2012

Downgrading vocational qualifications in schools 'threatens skills'

The specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications, EAL, has condemned the cull of vocational qualifications from school league tables. 
 31 Jan 2012

S&P launches quiet revolution

Soler & Palau (S&P) claims to be the first fan manufacturer in the UK to be awarded the Quiet Mark, a mark of approval from the Noise Abatement Society. 
 30 Jan 2012

Continue to invest in energy efficiency, warns Sabien

Despite the recent cut in energy prices the overall trend is upwards so organisations should not be deterred from investing in energy efficiency measures, warns Sabien Technology. The company particularly recommends investigating relatively low cost/fast payback measures that are available using proven retrofit technologies. 
 30 Jan 2012

KSB pumps up sales revenue

Pumps and valves manufacturer KSB Group increased its sales revenue by 7.2 per cent in 2011, exceeding the two billion euros mark for the first time. The total sales revenue was €2,079.1 million, representing growth in its three market segments (pumps, valves and service) as well as in all four sales regions. 
 30 Jan 2012

Split opens in renewables sector as Solarcentury resigns from BPVA

Solarcentury has resigned from the British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) over its stance on Feed-in tariffs. 
 27 Jan 2012

Ecoenergy adds to commercial team

Econergy has made two additions to its commercial team. 
 27 Jan 2012

Danfoss launches MIS 3005 training

Danfoss Heat Pumps UK has introduced a bespoke training course designed to help approved installers with the understanding and interpretation of the new version of the MIS 3005 standard, which is essential for compliance to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). 
 27 Jan 2012

Buderus £1.5m training academy opens

Buderus has opened a new £1.5 million training and assessment facility at its headquarters in Worcester. 
 27 Jan 2012

Alpha launches courses for heating engineers

Alpha has launched two new training courses for 2012 and expanded the length of its training season. 
 27 Jan 2012
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