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Coalition claims to be greenest government ever

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which will be launched in June 2011 is a world first and real fillip to an industry that will boost green growth in Britain, according to Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker. He claimed it was likely to provide support for a wide range of renewable heat technologies from household solar-thermal panels to industrial wood pellet boilers. 
 17 Nov 2010

'CO warning being disregarded' warning

Two of the four deaths caused by Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning incidents involving domestic gas boilers and heaters could have been avoided if warning notices left by gas operatives had not been ignored, reports the Gas Safety Trust. 
 15 Nov 2010

Armstrong offers energy saving help

Armstrong has published a free eight-page energy saving guide which identifies various upgrade options and their paybacks. Scenarios range from simply replacing a belt-driven pump with a close-coupled alternative (requiring no pipe changes and offering a payback period of around three years), right up to replacing the pump with a new high efficiency unit (which requires pipe changes but offers payback periods within two years). 
 15 Nov 2010

Double awards win for BG Controls

Building controls specialist BG Controls had a double success at this year's Barnsley & Rotherham Business Awards having been awarded the 'Business Growth Award' and the 'Excellence in Manufacturing Award'. 
 15 Nov 2010

ebm-papst acquires boiler valve manufacturer

ebm-papst is to acquire part of a gas valve manufacturing group for wall-mounted and floor standing gas boilers from Karl Dungs GmbH & Co KG. 
 10 Nov 2010

Vokèra appoints md in Ireland

Heating equipment supplier Vokèra has appointed Neil Gaffney as its new managing director in Ireland. 
 10 Nov 2010

Space Air's relocates Manchester office

Space Air has relocated its Manchester branch to new offices in Cheadle, Cheshire. 
 10 Nov 2010

New Saudi institute backs UK training methods

The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, one of the leading UK providers of vocational air conditioning and refrigeration training, is to work with a major new training institute in Saudi Arabia which is determined to base its courses on UK qualifications. 
 10 Nov 2010

Carrier relinquishes control of its Korean operations

Carrier has sold a controlling equity interest in its Korean air conditioning operations, CLK, to Sinokor Pipe Co, a Korean industrial manufacturing company. CLK will continue to be Carrier's distributor in Korea. 
 10 Nov 2010

ADCAS welcomes new ductwork courses

The Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services (ADCAS) has welcomed the launch of new classroom-based courses for ductwork specialists to NVQ L2 and L3 by Alpha Building Services & Engineering. 
 10 Nov 2010

McBains Cooper appoints Scotland head

Property and construction consultancy McBains Cooper has appointed David Guy to head up its operations in Scotland. 
 10 Nov 2010

Polypipe Ventilation joins TEHVA

Polypipe Ventilation has joined TEHVA, the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association's (BEAMA's) electric heating and ventilation association. 
 8 Nov 2010

Kitemark launched for gas engineers

The BSI Kitemark certification mark is now available for gas fittings, providing gas engineers with what the British Standards Institution (BSI) says is "an easy and dependable way of ensuring that the fittings they use meet the requirements of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998". 
 8 Nov 2010

Vent-Axia appoints group sales director

Vent-Axia has appointed Derek Gow as group sales director. He joins Vent-Axia from power tool company Hilti where he was director of sales. 
 8 Nov 2010

Schneider Electric launches online energy university

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has launched Energy University by Schneider Electric, a free online educational community designed to help those involved in energy management to implement successful solutions. 
 5 Nov 2010

Baxi publishes downloadable specifiers' guide

Hot water and space heating systems supplier Baxi Group has launched a second Baxi Group Know-How guide in a bid to help ease system specification on commercial, mixed use, public and private sector developments. 
 5 Nov 2010

Cofely wins major FM contract

Energy services company Cofely has been appointed facilities management services provider for East London LIFT Co for the next five years. 
 2 Nov 2010

Environment and Energy Awards call for entries

Organiser of Sustainabilitylive!, Faversham House, is inviting entries for the 2011 Environment and Energy Awards. 
 2 Nov 2010

Transforming Technologies conference dates announced

Following a well received first event in March this year, the Transforming Technologies conference, organised by H&V Review's sister publication ACR News, will return to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London on March 9, 2011. 
 2 Nov 2010

Construction firms ignorant on Eurocodes claim

UK construction companies are accused of having a poor understanding of Eurocodes by international construction consultancy McBains Cooper. 
 1 Nov 2010
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