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Pilot project monitors air quality in schools

Scottish proptech company arbnco has deployed its air quality monitoring system across 30 primary schools, after being chosen as a partner in a Government pilot that aims to improve ventilation and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in classrooms.... 
 10 Nov 2021
Graeme Fox has been elected president of the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR)

BESA congratulates new IOR president Graeme Fox

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has congratulated its head of technical Graeme Fox on being elected as the next president of the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR).... 
 10 Nov 2021
Alan Macklin, technical director at Elta Group and chairman of the FMA (Fan Manufacturer’s Association)

Ventilation expert backs new IAQ guidance

A leading ventilation specialist has hailed recent guidance from the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) as a turning point for IAQ.... 
 10 Nov 2021
Professor Cath Noakes, a member of the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)

No excuse for poorly ventilated buildings

One of the Government’s top scientific advisors has called for a concerted programme of ventilation improvements in buildings including professional accreditation for contractors.... 
 8 Nov 2021

New guidance on heat pumps for non-domestic buildings

A CIBSE team has been awarded a BEIS contract for new guidance for large heat pump installations in non-domestic... 
 8 Nov 2021

Be safe, not sorry: scalding and burns data released

Kevin Wellman, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), warns that scalding and central heating system related contact burns continue to pose a grave risk to households, as NHS Digital reveals its ... 
 8 Nov 2021
Andy Green, technical director at Baxi Commercial Solutions

Why businesses should act now to future proof their hot water systems

Regulations relating to non-condensing water heater replacement could well be changing in the near future. If businesses and organisations are to avoid costly, extended downtime in the months ahead, they need to start planning now, says Andy Green, ... 
 8 Nov 2021

Viessmann develops pure hydrogen wall-mounted boilers

Viessmann has shared details of its 100% H2-ready boiler programme.

Hydrogen boiler prototypes are currently running on test beds in the research and development centre at the company’s headquarters in Allendorf (Eder) in Germany prior to approval, endurance testing and deployment in actual heating systems. 

 8 Nov 2021

Multi-million pound investment into smart factory to meet heat pump demand

Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe is investing £15.3m in its Livingston manufacturing facility to significantly increase its productivity, efficiency and research & development (R&D) capabilities to meet increasing European ... 
 4 Nov 2021
TV personality and architect George Clarke

George Clarke calls for scrapping of VAT on refurbs

TV personality and architect George Clarke has urged the Government to help power “a global retrofit revolution” by abolishing VAT on the restoration and conversion of existing buildings.... 
 3 Nov 2021

HVACR chief among global leaders calling for action at COP26

Danfoss CEO Kim Fausing is among 90 members of the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders who are committed to reducing emissions by more than 1 Gigaton annually by 2030 and believe that businesses can do more if agreement is reached at COP26 that would put us on a 1.5° pathway. 
 2 Nov 2021
BCIA President Terry Sharp

BCIA’s BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship is underway

The first cohort of Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) apprentices have started their BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship through the BCIA’s national training provider, Group Horizon.... 
 2 Nov 2021
Pictured (left) is Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE, Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, presenting the Queen’s Award for Enterprise to Steve Cooper, Director of Sustainable Design at Armstrong Fluid Technology.

HVAC fluid flow specialist wins Queen’s Award for sustainability

Armstrong Fluid Technology was presented with the Queen's Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development... 
 1 Nov 2021

Summit reunites the heat pump community

The international heat pump community enjoyed two days of knowledge sharing about current market developments, research and development topics, and trends in heat pump applications at the seventh European Heat Pump Summit last month.... 
 1 Nov 2021
Kevin Wellman, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE)

What the Budget means for plumbing and heating

The Budget 2021 and Spending Review announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, last week covered several issues of particular interest to the plumbing and heating industry.... 
 1 Nov 2021
BESA President Neil Brackenridge

Budget boost for green skills welcomed

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has applauded the Chancellor for setting aside £3.8bn for education and skills with particular focus on additional support for SMEs and the creation of new T-levels to help young adults take up ... 
 1 Nov 2021

Setting a new standard for healthcare ventilation

Research into the effective, healthy ventilation in operating theatres is published by leading independent air movement specialist Gilberts Blackpool.... 
 1 Nov 2021
Lena Hebestreit, marketing manager at Vent-Axia

Heat and Buildings Strategy requires ventilation for healthy indoor environment

Ventilation manufacturer, Vent-Axia has welcomed the Government’s Heat & Buildings Strategy published ahead of COP 26, in particular the identification air quality and ventilation in the Government’s vision for a greener future.... 
 1 Nov 2021

Ventilation contractors urged to play part in air quality revolution

A leading ventilation specialist is urging contractors to play their part in ongoing improvements to indoor air quality (IAQ) by ensuring ventilation systems are future-proofed.... 
 1 Nov 2021
BESA chief executive officer David Frise

Built environment engineering will be ‘crucial’ to COP26 pledges

World leaders attending the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow will need to prioritise decarbonising buildings to achieve their wider climate change goals, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 28 Oct 2021
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