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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

Shouksmiths acquires KLG Refrigeration

York-based building services company JH Shouksmith and Sons has completed a deal to buy KLG Refrigeration and the KLG team has joined the company to create Shouksmiths’ Refrigeration Division. 
 8 Sep 2010

Bell rings the changes

David Bell is back in the building services industry as a director of Causeway Technologies, an IT software company. 
 8 Sep 2010

Call to action to take advantage of ECA

Commercial heating manufacturer Buderus is driving a call to action with the Carbon Trust to encourage more business to take advantage of the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) initiative. 
 7 Sep 2010

Unimer acquires stake in on-line trading business

United Merchants (Unimer), a leading invoice clearing house for the building products industry, has recently acquired a 10% equity stake in the on-line trading business eBuildingsupplies. 
 7 Sep 2010

‘Green’ experts help new doctor’s surgery get an "Excellent" bill of health

A team of leading environmental consulting engineers are playing a key role in the innovative design of a new doctor’s surgery by maximising its ‘green’ credentials and helping it meet the government’s building sustainability standards. 
 7 Sep 2010

New charity to help families of injured or sick construction workers

A special construction charity reception will take place at The Savoy on November 3 2010. The reception will launch the Deeney Fund in aid of the Lighthouse Club, which is a charity that helps families of construction workers affected by serious accidents or illnesses. 
 6 Sep 2010

UK construction heading for double dip recession

The UK construction industry is heading for a double dip recession, according to the latest Construction Products Association’s industry forecasts, published today. 
 6 Sep 2010

BPF hails landmark deal to deliver 555 new rented homes

The British Property Federation has welcomed today’s landmark deal between a housebuilder and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) that will create 555 new homes for rent by June 2012. 
 6 Sep 2010

NICs holiday scheme for new businesses launched

A new National Insurance Contributions (NICs) holiday scheme to encourage new business start-ups in key UK regions has been launched. 
 6 Sep 2010
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