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Phil Pallister, chief executive, PHS

Viessmann takes control of PHS

The Viessmann Group has taken a majority stake in Pacifica Home Services (PHS), simultaneously backing the reinvestment of the management team.... 
 24 Jan 2022

Invest in your future and meet demand

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is offering a number of training courses for engineers wishing to upskill or begin their journey as a building controls engineer.... 
 24 Jan 2022

Climate impact of new buildings much too high, report finds

A failure to decarbonise newly constructed buildings could prevent the EU from achieving its climate targets for 2030 and 2050, according to a recent report, Ready for carbon neutral by 2050? Assessing ambition levels in new building standards ... 
 18 Jan 2022
Isaac Occhipinti, director of external affairs at the HWA

18 million homes may be unable to decarbonise heating – Hot Water Association

Around 18 million homes may need to install a hot water cylinder in order for the UK to meet Net Zero according to the Hot Water Association (HWA).... 
 17 Jan 2022
Jolyon Berg, head of technical at CCF

Insulation choice key in reaching carbon target

Following the announcement of a mandatory 30% cut in carbon for all new buildings, an industry expert is urging the construction industry to make appropriate considerations when enhancing building performance.... 
 17 Jan 2022
Former BESA President Edgar Poppleton

BESA salutes former President Edgar Poppleton

Former Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) President Edgar Poppleton has sadly passed away.... 
 17 Jan 2022
Mike Foster chief executive of Energy and Utilities Alliance

Red Wall backs calls to scrap VAT on energy bills

Facing unprecedented increases in energy bills, residents in 18 Red Wall constituencies in the north of England have given overwhelming backing to calls for VAT on energy bills to be scrapped.... 
 17 Jan 2022

SCA releases two new industry guides

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has released two new reference guides designed to encourage best practice and raise industry standards.... 
 11 Jan 2022
EUA’s chief executive Mike Foster

Red Wall voters hit by energy crisis

Exclusive polling conducted for the not-for-profit trade body Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), has revealed that the cost-of-living crisis is hitting ‘Red Wall’ voters hard, with 79 per cent saying the Government does not ... 
 10 Jan 2022

Heat pump technology supported by HNIP

Following the publication of the Heat and Buildings Strategy, a suite of low carbon heat network projects have been awarded funding through the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP).... 
 10 Jan 2022
Steve Richmond is the new BPF Pipes Group president

New BPF Pipes Group president announced

Steve Richmond is the new British Plastics Federation Pipes Group president, taking over from Richard Hill this month.... 
 7 Jan 2022

World Refrigeration Day announces international Stemazing Programme

World Refrigeration Day (WRD) has announced that it is partnering with STEMAZING to launch the International WRD Stemazing Inspiration Academy.... 
 7 Jan 2022
BESA’s head of technical Graeme Fox

CO2 monitors are ‘a good start’, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed new measures to improve ventilation, indoor air quality (IAQ), and tackle overheating as part of revisions to the Building Regulations.... 
 7 Jan 2022

Building design key to hitting university sustainability targets

A polymer system supplier is advocating the specification of more sustainable heating and cooling solutions in educational buildings following the publication of analysis suggesting most UK universities are not on track to hit emissions targets.... 
 7 Jan 2022

Vent-Axia provides ventilation for Crawley charity

Vent-Axia has donated ventilation units to local charity, Giving Back Crawley, as part of the refurbishment of its new base.... 
 7 Jan 2022
Last year’s winners of the Green Award Crown Oil receiving their award from UKIFDA

Liquid fuels trade body launches green award 2022

Trade association the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) has begun its annual search for the most environmentally-friendly companies that are supporting a decarbonised future, with the launch of its Green Award 2022.... 
 7 Jan 2022

Industry urged to ‘change the conversation’ about skills

The building engineering sector will not be able to address its skills shortages if it keeps trying to replicate the past, according to several leading industry figures.... 
 7 Jan 2022
Phil Harris CEO and Nicol Low COO in the factory at Vert Technologies

£2 million expansion boost for Vert Technologies

UK-based compression specialist Vert Technologies (Vert) has received £1.9 million investment to expand the presence of its Conical Rotary Compressor (CRC) technology in the refrigeration and heat pump sectors.... 
 7 Jan 2022
BESA’s chief executive officer David Frise

BESA shortlisted in four categories at trade association awards

The Building Engineering Services Association has been recognised for four different aspects of its work at this year’s Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards.... 
 7 Jan 2022

Retailer makes 300 stores greener by 2029 through BREEAM

Penny, a major central and eastern Europe (CEE) retailer in Romania, has made a significant sustainability commitment, pledging to make 300 stores greener by 2029 through its adoption of BREEAM, the sustainability assessment method for buildings.... 
 14 Dec 2021
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