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Baxi MD Karen Boswell OBE

BAXI MD calls for swifter action on hydrogen

The managing director of Baxi UK & Ireland has called for swifter measures to speed up the introduction of hydrogen in order to decarbonise home heating.... 
 12 Nov 2021

Surge in tradespeople looking to upskill in heat pumps 

There has been a surge in demand for training courses in the installation and maintenance of heat pump systems following the Government’s plans to subsidise the replacement of some gas boilers for low-carbon heat pumps.... 
 12 Nov 2021
Rab Fletcher, BESA President Elect and Iain McCaskey, head of devovled nations

Five years and counting for the BESA Scotland Local Authority Forum

BESA Scotland’s Local Authority Forum is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week. It first started out with just three attendees and over the years has grown to more than 25. At the height of the pandemic, the forum went from meeting once a ... 
 12 Nov 2021
President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado presenting Award to the Kensa Group

Kensa wins Climate Innovation award at COP26

Kensa Group, the manufacturer of low carbon ground source heat pumps, was among a global cohort of winners of the Ashden Awards handed out at CO 26.... 
 12 Nov 2021

Spirotech acquires Austrian firm for pressurisation in HVAC installations

Spirotech is acquiring the Austrian family business EDER for its technology, knowledge and experience in the field of pressurisation in HVAC installations.... 
 12 Nov 2021
FETA chairman Paul White speaking at the FETA Annual Lunch

Industry comes together once more at FETA’s Annual Lunch

Following a challenging 18 months, during which time the FETA Annual Lunch was postponed on several occasions, representatives from the heating, ventilating, building controls, refrigeration and air conditioning sectors finally met once again at The ... 
 11 Nov 2021
Rinnai’s Chris Goggin

Global investment piles high into hydrogen

Rinnai’s Chris Goggin looks at the huge sums being invested by the superpowers, sovereign funds and major multinational companies into the production and storage of hydrogen as one of the coming fuels in the road to decarbonisation.

Hydrogen is attracting huge levels of worldwide investment running into the billions and trillions and UK end users should be aware that this pattern of financing is indicative of global adoption of hydrogen as a major fuel source.

In the UK, JCB, a company with no ties to the energy industry, has announced its decision to invest heavily in hydrogen. The deal means JCB will take 10% of the green hydrogen made by the Australian firm Fortescue Future Industries (FFI). 

 11 Nov 2021

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
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