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Mechanical ventilation cuts COVID risk in half

Building ventilation systems reduce the spread of airborne diseases by half compared to natural ventilation for schools, offices and hospitality venues, research shows.... 
 11 May 2021

Time to upskill with BESA’s heat pump installer course

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) free-of-charge heat pump installer course is available now... 
 10 May 2021

BCIA releases new technical guide: Selection of Control Valves

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has released a new technical guide to add to its portfolio of online guides available to download.... 
 10 May 2021
Natalie Butler, learning and development business partner Polypipe Building Services

Polypipe commits to employee mental health

Polypipe Building Services has announced its commitment to taking care of the mental health of its employees by recently adding four more mental health first aiders.... 
 10 May 2021

Survey reveals benefits of CHP for manufacturers

The benefits and potential of combined heat and power (CHP) technology are being increasingly recognised by UK manufacturers post-pandemic, according to a new survey by Aggreko.... 
 10 May 2021
Eurovent launches summer label for AHUs

New Eurovent ‘summer label’ available for certified AHUs

Eurovent Certification is set to launch the Energy Efficiency Classes for Summer Application (EECS) label for air handling units (AHUs), which includes cooling and accommodates warmer weather conditions.... 
 10 May 2021

Workers need more protection from poverty in retirement

The revelation that just 36% of workers in the construction industry are saving into a pension scheme means thousands face poverty in old age.... 
 10 May 2021
IRSAP MD Andy Phillips

New MD for IRSAP

Manufacturer of designer towel rails and radiators, IRSAP, has promoted Andy Phillips to the position of managing director. 
 10 May 2021
Kevin Kelly, incoming president of CIBSE

COVID, climate and sleeping frogs

A more diverse profession is essential to help us build resilience against future crises and better respond to the pandemic and climate change, Kevin Kelly, incoming President of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) said in his presidential address.

Mr Kelly pointed to the “warning shots” of the SARS, MERS and Ebola outbreaks that should have spurred an international effort to prepare for a pandemic. Instead, lulled into a false sense of security by the containment of these warning shots, the world was woefully unprepared to deal with the arrival of COVID-19. 

 10 May 2021

Get used to COVID site safety

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has fully integrated Site Operating Procedures (SOPs) into its health and safety courses.... 
 6 May 2021

Vent-Axia welcomes BMJ ventilation advice

Ventilation specialist Vent-Axia has welcomed new advice published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on ventilation reducing COVID-transmission... 
 5 May 2021

CIBSE verifies software

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is offering a software verification assessment (SVA) service to provide independent testing of software systems used for specific design functions.... 
 4 May 2021

Store atmospherics influence retailers' purchasing decisions

Recent research shows that consumers’ buying behaviour can be influenced by their physiological responses to a store’s ambiance. This means retailers are on the lookout for products and fixtures that can add to the aesthetic appeal of stores and go ... 
 4 May 2021

Industry training has ‘even steeper hill to climb’

Meeting the Government’s new carbon emissions target will need an unprecedented surge in training and recruitment across the building services sector, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 4 May 2021
The Private

Partnership drives smart and green solutions

Viessmann has formed a strategic partnership with Priva Group, a Netherlands-based climate and process control technology company operating in horticulture, indoor and city farming and utility buildings such as offices, retail, hotels and hospitals.... 
 4 May 2021

Rinnai hot water heating units and systems 'hydrogen ready'

Rinnai has announced that, after an extensive testing and verification process, its N Series product range is ‘hydrogen ready’ for the proposed initial supply of natural gas and hydrogen blends fed through the gas pipeline infrastructure.... 
 4 May 2021

Armstrong wins Queen's Award

Armstrong Fluid Technology has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.... 
 4 May 2021

All change for heat network association

As part of its commitment to promoting the interests of equipment manufacturers involved with all aspects of a heat network, the Manufacturers’ of Equipment for Heat Networks Association (MEHNA) has launched a new digital face with it new website ... 
 4 May 2021

Apprenticeship will tackle engineer shortage

National training provider Group Horizon has joined forces with the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) in a Level 4 Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Controls Engineer Apprenticeship.... 
 4 May 2021

Urgent need for UK school heating refurbishment identified

Taking immediate action to refurbish ageing school heating systems is vital to put ‘hard-to-tackle’ educational buildings on the road to the future of heating, according to a new report by Baxi Heating.

The ‘Refurbishment of School Heating Systems’ whitepaper comes on the heels of the UK government’s announcement that it will legislate a new target to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035, as part of a new Sixth Carbon Budget. 

 29 Apr 2021
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