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Chief executive of the EUA Mike Foster

Call for VAT cut on energy bills

The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has called for a VAT cut on spiralling energy bills this winter.... 
 12 Oct 2021
Average annual running costs of gas boilers, oil boilers, and air source heat pumps

Report highlights affordability gap between heat pumps and gas boilers

New research for Baxi shows the ongoing affordability gap between low-carbon heat pumps and traditional gas boilers.

The UK Government is targeting the installation of 600,000 heat pumps-a-year which would lead to a sizeable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Yet the paper, commissioned by Baxi a provider of heating solutions, quantifies the ongoing higher running costs that will be an obstacle to progress towards low carbon heat in the UK. 

 12 Oct 2021

Electrical manufacturers commit to industrial decarbonisation

BEAMA has published its industry climate commitment signed by 37 leading UK manufacturers.... 
 12 Oct 2021

HVAC rental company acquisition

Cross Rental Services Group has acquired All Seasons Hire Limited from HSS Hire Group...


 12 Oct 2021

Innovative heat pump design steams ahead

Honeywell is collaborating with UK-based company Futraheat, for a heat pump technology that aims to help industry radically reduce its carbon emissions cost-effectively.... 
 7 Oct 2021
Jack Govers is the new chief executive at A-Gas

A-Gas appoints Jack Govers as chief executive

A-Gas, the specialist in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated products, has appointed Jack Govers as chief executive of the A-Gas Group.... 
 5 Oct 2021
Leading industry figure Norman Mitchell’s son Garrion was presented with a certificate by REFCOM head of technical Graeme Fox as both a tribute to his father and to commemorate Mitchell’s (Gloucester) Ltd, as one of the founding companies that remains in membership to this day.

Industry pays tribute to refrigerant pioneers

The refrigeration and air conditioning industry owes a huge debt of gratitude to the founding members of what is now the country’s main F-Gas register, according to a former President of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 5 Oct 2021

Free service aims to clear up apprentice confusion

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a free advisory service to help employers and potential apprentices navigate the increasingly complex recruitment and training process.... 
 5 Oct 2021

VIP guests attend Daikin Sustainable Home Centre opening

Daikin UK has opened its first Sustainable Home Centre in Greater London, in partnership with The Quantum Group, the air source heat pump (ASHP) installation company. Representatives from national and local government attended the launch.... 
 5 Oct 2021
Conor Evans of the Future Talent Initiative

Future Talent Initiative launched

Boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch has announced the launch of its latest educational programme - the Future Talent Initiative (FTI).... 
 5 Oct 2021
Scott Kavanagh, head of commercial business, Ilias Katsoulis, managing director (c), retiring commercial director, Dougie Stoddart (R) pictured at Hubbard Products new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

Changing of the guard at Hubbard

Hubbard Products has announced that Dougie Stoddart is retiring as commercial director after 34 years of continuous service.... 
 5 Oct 2021

Smith Brothers branch network continues to grow

SBS Sheffield is officially open and with additional branches in Cambridge and High Wycombe opening soon, the SBS network will consist of 17 branches which are situated across the UK.... 
 4 Oct 2021
Anthony Watton is Baxi

New head of BAXI residential specification

As part of a strategic Baxi Specification team restructure, Anthony Watton has been promoted to head of residential specification. This new role will oversee the Baxi Assure product and service portfolio, offered to social housing, new build ... 
 4 Oct 2021

HVR Awards: Voting closes Friday

The voting form for the 2021 HVR Awards will be closing on Friday and it's up to you to decide who claims first prize in these three industry-renowned awards.... 
 30 Sep 2021

Aermec sponsors Essex Royals FC

Aermec UK is sponsoring the Wickford based (now) under 13s blues team of Essex Royals Football Club.... 
 29 Sep 2021

REFCOM welcomes £1m penalty for F-Gas offender

The UK’s primary F-Gas register REFCOM has welcomed the Environment Agency’s decision to hammer a company with a fine of more than £1m for breaching the F-gas Regulations.... 
 28 Sep 2021

Worcester Bosch wins award for hydrogen prototype boiler

Worcester Bosch's hydrogen-ready boiler prototype has won the award for Sustainability Project of the Year at this year’s ASCP Conference and Exhibition.... 
 26 Sep 2021
Mike Foster the chief executive of Energy and Utilities Alliance

Public demands action on alternative energy sources

In an exclusive opinion poll, conducted on behalf of the not-for-profit trade association Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), in the middle of the current energy crisis, the public have blamed the Government for the current gas crisis and have demanded the fast-tracking of alternative energy sources to heat their homes.


 26 Sep 2021
Nathan Wood, chair of the BESA Health and Well-being in Buildings group

BESA calls for practical response to WHO targets

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed tough new air quality targets contained in updated World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines but stressed the need for indoor targets to be practical and affordable....

In its first update to air quality guidelines since 2005, the WHO blamed exposure to pollution for seven million premature deaths a year worldwide. It slashed the recommended maximum levels for several pollutants, including particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) saying there was “clear evidence” that air pollution harmed human health “at even lower concentrations than previously understood”. 

 26 Sep 2021
Architect and TV personality George Clarke

George Clarke heads growing cast for BESA Conference

The architect and TV personality George Clarke is to deliver a keynote address at this year’s Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) National Conference.... 
 26 Sep 2021
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