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Grandad wins over third generation with Wii prize

A Brighton granddad has become the proud winner of the Nintendo Wii prize offered in's Spring competition. 
 22 Apr 2008

BRE made MCS operator

BRE Global has achieved UKAS accreditation as scheme operator for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). 
 21 Apr 2008

Sector Skills Agreement unveiled to industry

SummitSkills is ready to roll out its Sector Skills Agreement (SSA) to tackle the skills shortage in the building services engineering sector. 
 21 Apr 2008

Industry bitten by construction cartel allegations

The Office of Fair Trading is alleging 112 construction firms were involved in price-fixing to push contract prices up and is not ruling out the possibility of more OFT investigations into construction tenders. 
 17 Apr 2008

EPEE fights for heat pumps' rights

The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment is calling for ambient air, water and ground sources to be recognised as renewable energy. 
 17 Apr 2008

HVCA gets quality praise

The HVCA has gained ISO 9001:2000 quality assurance certification for its membership handling and review processes. 
 16 Apr 2008

Sun shines for Glow-worm's solar trainees

Glow-worm is offering training for installers keen to learn how to install solar thermal systems. 
 16 Apr 2008

Foskett and Lee join Kem Edwards

Construction services supplier Kem Edwards has made two appointments to strengthen its management team. 
 16 Apr 2008

Travis Perkins equips Toolstation with 100 outlets

Travis Perkins has invested £12 million in heating and plumbing supplier Toolstation and will to expand the number of Toolstation sales counters in operation to 100 outlets in five years time. 
 15 Apr 2008

HVCA's new ally is employment agency org

The Heating and Ventilating Contractors Association has launched an organisation to improve professional standards among employment agencies. 
 15 Apr 2008

Don't rubbish CIOB tips on waste law

The UK government must clearly define what constitutes as waste before the construction sector can meet its waste disposal targets, says the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). 
 14 Apr 2008

Construction panel tackles Olympic contract disputes

An Independent Dispute Avoidance Panel (IDAP) and an adjudication panel have been set up to try to avoid or resolve contractual disputes during construction for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 
 14 Apr 2008

Trade cowboys will feel the heat warns OFTEC

The Oil Firing Technical Association, OFTEC, is warning all non-OFTEC registered businesses and technicians who illegally use the OFTEC logo that they will get their fingers burnt. 
 14 Apr 2008

Buderus gives UK solar thermal

Boiler manufacturer Buderus has entered the UK solar panel market for the first time and hopes to capitalise on this years' 'dramatic increase' in demand for this renewable technology. 
 11 Apr 2008

Public sector green grants on offer

Grants of up to 1 million per site are available for managers of public sector buildings adopting renewable energy technology. 
 11 Apr 2008

SSE buys 20% stake in Geothermal International

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has agreed to invest up to £ 15 million for a 20% stake in Geothermal International Ltd (GI). 
 11 Apr 2008

Wolseley and Daikin give UK green heating

Daikin UK and Wolseley have signed a three year contract to supply local authorities and housing associations with renewable heating technology to meet CO2 emission reduction targets and remove fuel poverty. 
 9 Apr 2008

Safety sparks HVCA's welding update

The Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association has updated its guide to welding. 
 8 Apr 2008

BRE makes intelligent purchase with i&i

Building Research Establishment (BRE) has bought two specialist divisions of i&i, in the hope of expanding its capability in its acquisition's area of expertise - intelligent buildings. 
 7 Apr 2008

Thermal Energy buys UK's GEM

Thermal Energy International has announced it will buy Bristol-based firm Gardner Energy Management (GEM) . 
 7 Apr 2008
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