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Trade body sends strong message on International Women's Day

Women are woefully under-represented in engineering professions, but one of the industry’s leading trade bodies is bucking the trend and practicing what it preaches about the need for greater gender equality and opportunity.... 
 8 Mar 2022

Kensa’s women shine in business

To mark International Women's Day Kensa shone the spotlight on women in the business who are leading the way in enabling the UK’s transition to Net Zero.... 
 8 Mar 2022
BESA chief executive officer David Frise

BESA calls for compromise in safety insurance row

Contractors and insurers must work together to ensure the rising cost of professional indemnity insurance does not undermine efforts to improve building safety, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 8 Mar 2022

Heat pumps to demonstrate 80% cut in carbon emissions in new homes

Baxi air source heat pumps (ASHP) are to be used in a pioneering project to implement low carbon heating in new houses.... 
 8 Mar 2022
Panasonic Heating & Cooling’s regional sales manager Rachel Wales

Celebrating 30 years in air conditioning

Panasonic Heating & Cooling’s regional sales manager Rachel Wales is celebrating her 30th anniversary within the business.... 
 8 Mar 2022

Sustainability led competition launched

Worcester Bosch has re-launched its Environment Awards with new sustainability-focused criteria aimed at installers, as well as new build and social housing customers.... 
 7 Mar 2022
Outgoing BCIA President Terry Sharp

Outgoing BCIA President reflects on an eventful two years

As Terry Sharp prepares to step down as BCIA President he has taken time to reflect on his two years at the helm of the organisation that represents the UK’s Building energy Management Systems (BEMS) sector.... 
 7 Mar 2022
Mike Foster, chief executive of the EUA

Call for “big punt” on hydrogen to free the UK from Russian gas

Mike Foster, chief executive of the trade body Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), has called upon the Prime Minister to free the UK from Russian gas by bringing forward the announcement to convert the UK’s world-leading gas networks from natural ... 
 7 Mar 2022

Viega opens new London exhibition space

Viega has opened the doors to its ‘LONDON’ space in the Building Centre, providing a central location for showcasing products and interacting directly with visitors.... 
 1 Mar 2022

Daikin Applied puts safety first

HVAC manufacturer and service specialist Daikin Applied UK has successfully acquired a comprehensive range of health, safety, quality, and environmental accreditations for its contracting and service business.... 
 1 Mar 2022
Liz Mcareavey, chief executive at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, cut the ribbon for the New Wolseley branch

New Wolseley branch opens in Edinburgh

Wolseley has opened a Plumb & Parts contract branch on the outskirts of Edinburgh, in Newbridge.... 
 1 Mar 2022

Water sampling key to harnessing coalmine geothermal energy

Using the UK’s abandoned coalmines as a source of geothermal energy for district heating schemes is a positive development for the nation’s Net Zero goals, though experts have warned that it will need to be allied to a stringent water sampling ... 
 1 Mar 2022

Energy activist congratulated for CIBSE Gold medal

Energy activist Phil Jones has been awarded CIBSE’s highest honour. He is just the 42nd person to receive the Institution’s Gold Medal in 110 years and described himself as “humbled, honoured and thrilled by this fantastic recognition”.... 
 1 Mar 2022
Patrick Harvie visits Queens Quay to announce Heat Network Fund

£300 million Heat Network Fund announced at Queens Quay

Scottish Government Zero Carbon Minister, Patrick Harvie, visited the award-winning Queens Quay district heat pump system in Clydebank to announce a new £300 million Heat Network Fund to accelerate the rollout of environmentally-friendly ... 
 23 Feb 2022

Report reveals poor supply chains are a barrier to Net Zero

A new report, ‘Sustainable by design’, based on research with 100 senior executives of UK construction firms, reveals that despite the majority (85%) believing the industry is doing enough to reach Net Zero by 2050, there are significant barriers to ... 
 23 Feb 2022
Nick Eastwood is the new technical manager - heat pumps at Secon Renewables

New appointment for renewables distributor

Specialist renewables distributor Secon has further strengthened its support team with the appointment of Nick Eastwood as technical manager – heat pumps.... 
 23 Feb 2022

Online training surge during lockdown improves installer skills

Toshiba has reported a dramatic increase in online air conditioning training during the recent COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, as installers and maintenance staff took the opportunity to improve their skills.... 
 22 Feb 2022

Industry agrees hydrogen appliance labels

With progress being made towards decarbonising domestic use of gas, using hydrogen, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has agreed new, clear labelling for hydrogen appliances.... 
 22 Feb 2022

Ventilation rates must not be sacrificed for energy efficiency

Changes to the Building Regulations will ensure the need for better ventilation is not compromised by increasingly tough targets for reducing energy consumption, according to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).... 
 22 Feb 2022

AFNOR UK approved to deliver new UKCA marking for gas products in UK

One of the world’s largest certification bodies has become an approved body for the UKCA product certification scheme.... 
 22 Feb 2022
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