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Craig Mclachlan will head up a new division at CMS

CMS announces head of new AC division

Commercial Maintenance Services UK (CMS) has appointed Craig Mclachlan to lead its newly launched air conditioning division.... 
 26 Apr 2021
Mark Wilkins, director of technologies and training at Vaillant and Steve Richmond, head of marketing and technical at Rehau

Bold emissions target welcomed

There has been further positive reaction to the UK government's new emissions target of a 78% cut in emissions by 2035.... 
 26 Apr 2021
BESA Health & Wellbeing Group chairman Nathan Wood with BESA chief
executive David Frise and
Rosamund Kissi-Debrah

Don’t forget about the indoor air

Measures to tackle increasingly dangerous levels of air pollution inside buildings must be part of the new air quality laws proposed in a landmark coroner’s report, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 23 Apr 2021

Just 1% of buildings complying with vital fire safety measure

Despite their crucial fire safety role, huge numbers of fire and smoke dampers remain untested in thousands of buildings across the UK, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 23 Apr 2021
Mike Foster, chief executive of the EUA

Report warns decarbonisation will fail without choice of different heat technologies

Heat pumps alone will not solve the question of UK domestic heat decarbonisation, and must be supported by a mosaic of heating solutions, including a hydrogen gas network, if the UK is to deliver on its net zero ambition, a new report has revealed.

Published by the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) in partnership with Leeds Beckett University and UK gas distribution networks Cadent, Northern Gas Networks, SGN and Wales & West Utilities, ‘Decarbonising heat in buildings: putting consumers first’ takes a deep dive into UK housing stock old and new. 

 22 Apr 2021
BESA’s head of technical Graeme Fox

Call to put buildings at heart of new climate challenge

A major retrofit strategy for existing buildings could be crucial to the Prime Minister’s radical new targets for cutting carbon emissions, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
 21 Apr 2021
Jeff House, head of external affairs at Baxi Heating

Baxi welcomes decarbonisation recommendations

Baxi Heating has welcomed news that the Government has taken on board decarbonisation recommendations made by the Climate Change Committee (CCC).... 
 21 Apr 2021
Rishi Sunak with installer Darren Jones, of Jones Plumbing & Heating, testing a solar thermal system to make sure it can work all year round

Chancellor visits renewables training provider

MP for Richmond (Yorks) and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, visited renewables training provider, GTEC – a company striving to creating the ‘green' installers needed to meet carbon reduction targets.

At the end of last year, GTEC won a bid to provide heavily discounted training and certification to individuals and companies looking to upskill into heat-based renewables, backed by The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) through Midlands Energy Hub (MEH). 

 20 Apr 2021

Investment strategy sees Aqua aim for industry top spot

Temperature control specialist, Aqua, has announced a multimillion pound investment as part of a large-scale growth plan.... 
 20 Apr 2021

Healthy buildings key to sustainable multi-residential developments

Amid the current UK multi-residential development boom, the majority of contractors and consultants claim sustainability will be the most important design issue over the next 10 years, according to an industry report.... 
 19 Apr 2021
Ian Allan, head of market strategy for Switch2 Energy

Retrofitting heat networks for affordable carbon reduction

Retrofitting heat networks for decarbonisation – at a price customers can afford – will be discussed by Ian Allan, head of market strategy for Switch2 Energy, at The Future of Heat Conference on 12 May 2021.... 
 19 Apr 2021

New Toshiba Carrier factory begins production

Toshiba Carrier Air-Conditioning Europe in Gniezno, Poland, has commenced operation and is now manufacturing and shipping products.... 
 19 Apr 2021
BESA’s director of training and skills Helen Yeulet

Labour market feeling the heat as industry rebounds

The speed of the economic recovery is already revealing cracks in the building services labour market, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

During a webinar hosted by the Association, recruitment experts warned that without significant investment in upskilling existing workers and adding to the sector’s headcount the industry would struggle to keep pace as the industry bounces back from the pandemic. 

 19 Apr 2021
Martyn Ives, Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK

Fujitsu announces organisational changes

Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK has announced the promotion of Martyn Ives to distribution sales and technical director. It is the first time in 20 years that a member of the UK team has been promoted to a director role within the organisation.... 
 16 Apr 2021

Baxi boiler ranges achieve certification for use with 20% hydrogen

Baxi has achieved certification for the Baxi 600, Baxi 800 and Baxi Assure ranges of gas boilers to run on a 20% hydrogen blend.... 
 16 Apr 2021

BESA launches new jobs board

BESA is partnering with the recruitment specialist PRS Recruitment to deliver a new online ‘Jobs Board’ to help members attract new recruits and match skilled people with the right job.... 
 15 Apr 2021
A clearer definition of

Urgent call to change how we define fresh air

As the UK emerges from lockdown, a ventilation specialist is accelerating calls for a clearer definition of ‘fresh air’, in order to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in our public buildings.... 
 15 Apr 2021

Bosch Commercial launches online booking

Heating, cooling and hot water technology provider Bosch Commercial has launched a new online booking system, saving contractors hours when arranging a project consultation call or site visit.... 
 15 Apr 2021
Ashley Pellegrina

Albion expands project support

Valve supplier Albion Valves (UK) has appointed Ashley Pellegrina as project coordinator.... 
 15 Apr 2021

Dust extraction specialist achieves occupational health & safety certification

Dustcontrol has been officially certified according to ISO 45001 on Occupational Health and Safety, highlighting its commitment to provide a reduced ecological impact and safer working environment.... 
 15 Apr 2021
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