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VKR Holdings buys Exhausto

VKR Holding has acquired 70% of the shares in the Exhausto Group. The acquisition includes Novema Aggregater, which became part of the group in January 2010, whereas the affiliated company Exhausto CDT is not covered by the transaction. 
 17 Sep 2010

Report urges government rethink on irresponsible renewable heat incentive

A new report released today by the environmental consultancy Renewable Energy Forum, urges a government rethink on what the authors, Dr John Constable and Dr Lee Moroney, describe as the irresponsible plan for a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). 
 16 Sep 2010

FPB calls on public sector to stick to 10-day payment target dispite new 30-day Euro standard

The Forum of Private Business is calling on the UK’s public sector to retain its target of paying small firms in 10 days following a new ruling to make 30 days the standard across the European Union (EU). 
 16 Sep 2010

A cool green hot solution for Addenbrooke's hospital

They may look like regular flats and apartments, but the four buildings at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge conceal structural and design features to meet the demands and lifestyle of the residents – and have the potential to influence the local economy massively. 
 15 Sep 2010

LABC president addresses commencement of work concerns

Homes built in 2013 and 2014 could still be built to 2006 standards, warns LABC, the member organisation representing all local authority building control departments in England and Wales. 
 15 Sep 2010

London HEVAR: talk to the industry experts

London HEVAR opens its doors next week inviting the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry to come along to this premier exhibition and seminar programme. 
 15 Sep 2010

CO alarms warning

The new Building Regulations Part J, coming into force from October, will require a carbon monoxide alarm wherever a new or replacement solid fuel heating appliance is installed. 
 15 Sep 2010

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 15 Sep 2010

CBI calls for clearer data on climate risk to business

The CBI has called on government to make its environmental data more easily available to help businesses prepare for the risks of climate change. 
 14 Sep 2010

Integrated business approach is key to data centre optimisation

Businesses need to take an integrated approach if they are truly to understand the environmental and financial impact of their IT infrastructure, according to Mike West, managing director of Keysource. 
 14 Sep 2010

Are fuel cells commercially viable for providing on-site energy?

A forum to share knowledge among those considering what their options are to reduce their carbon footprint significantly as well as those already actively using fuel cells and other alternative energy sources. 
 14 Sep 2010

Government cuts outpace private sector construction growth

Growth in private sector construction is failing to keep pace with cuts in Government funded projects according to the latest Glenigan Index which tracks the flow of new construction projects starting on site. 
 13 Sep 2010

Ecodan team grows with increasing demand

Mitsubishi Electric is expanding its sales and support team for the Ecodan range of air source heat pumps with seven new employees joining the growing domestic heating systems division. 
 13 Sep 2010

F-gas standards: fears of last minute rush to qualify

With up to 35,000 gas engineers still not trained to required F-Gas standards, there are fears that a last-minute rush to gain qualifications may mean demand for courses could easily outstrip supply. 
 13 Sep 2010

SI Sealy to design Co-op's new HQ

Stockport-based building services consulting engineer, SI Sealy has been appointed by Rotary North West as the detailed engineering designer of The Co-operative Group’s new headquarters building. 
 13 Sep 2010

New look for A&E at Moorfields

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London has appointed multi-disciplinary practice Pick Everard to design and manage a £500k refurbishment of its Accident & Emergency (A&E) department. 
 13 Sep 2010

Smith's Environmental appoints southern sales manager

Smith's Environmental Products has appointed Mark Elliott as sales and specification manager for the South of England. 
 12 Sep 2010

Law firm offers advice to Connaught subbies

Following news yesterday of the collapse of construction firm Connaught, a leading law firm Thomas Eggar's construction team offers advice to small contractors employed by Connaught in the wake of its administration. 
 9 Sep 2010

President Burton calls on partners to help m&e firms achieve excellence

Martin Burton, HVCA president, has called upon construction partners to help building services companies to contribute to the achievement of excellence. 
 9 Sep 2010

BEAMA welcomes Est's heat pump field trial report

BEAMA, the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association, has welcomed the Energy Saving Trust’s (EST) public report, Getting warmer: a field trial of heat pumps, on the interim findings of the UK’s first domestic heat pump field trial. 
 8 Sep 2010
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