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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

Energy price rises push green agenda

In response to the current energy crisis, heating industry commentators have called for an accelerated push for zero carbon technologies to make buildings more energy efficient. 
 22 Sep 2021

BESA secures extra funding for heat pump training

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has secured extra government funding to provide a further 200 free places on its online heat pump training course.... 
 22 Sep 2021

Vaillant white paper combats misconceptions

Vaillant has unveiled its “Decarbonising Home Heating in the UK” white paper which gives an overview of the mix of heating technologies and the support available to ensure installers and specifiers are able to make the most of all opportunities....

Set out into three different chapters - Heat Pumps, Hydrogen and Hybrid Heating Systems - the white paper aims to provide one source of truth across all energy efficient and sustainable technologies to ensure the right information is presented to customers. Ultimately, the white paper will help installers, landlords, developers and homeowners to make knowledgeable choices about how they heat homes now and in the future. 

 21 Sep 2021
Local MP Simon Jupp cuts the ribbon at the opening of Unitherm

Unitherm Heating Systems launches in UK

One of the most successful names in renewable heating in Ireland has launched its UK operation from new premises in Exeter.... 
 21 Sep 2021
Author: Biatur Mandia, MEng

Instantaneous low temperature systems, a pathway to reduce carbon in commercial domestic hot water usage

Domestic Hot water (DHW) plays a significant role in the total energy used in buildings. While the energy used for space heating or lighting has decreased over the past years, the energy used for DHW has increased considerably in the last 20 years. ... 
 20 Sep 2021
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