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B&ES launches heat metering guide

The Building & Engineering Services Association has launched the first new publication under its new identity. 
 23 Jul 2012

Ploughcroft agrees partnership with Good Energy

Renewable energy installer, Ploughcroft, is joining forces with Good Energy, the 100% renewable electricity supplier, to offer customers a completely sustainable energy service. 
 23 Jul 2012

TROX makes three key appointments

David Burkhill has returned to TROX UK as key accounts manager, based at the company's northern regional sales office in Manchester. 
 23 Jul 2012

Exemplar groups to help industry prepare for Green Deal

Six organisations that are leading the way in preparing for the Green Deal scheme are to share their knowledge with the wider industry. 
 23 Jul 2012

BMF names Newcomb as new md

John Newcomb has been appointed managing director of The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) effective from 1 August 2012. 
 23 Jul 2012

Jail sentence for Barnsley plumber who bungled boiler installation

A Barnsley plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence after claiming to be a qualified gas engineer and badly fitting a new boiler, seriously endangering the homeowner. 
 18 Jul 2012

Retrofit solution for UK's older housing stock

Quinn Radiators have been installed to upgrade a Victorian house, reducing CO2 emissions by 80% against a 1990 baseline figure, as part of a social housing retrofit project by Eco-Energy (NI). 
 12 Jul 2012

eu.bac urges members to back agreement

eu.bac has sent a letter to members of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) about today's (12 July) vote on the agreement reached with the European Parliament, European Commission and the Council of the European Union on the new Energy Efficiency Directive (EED1), urging them to support the agreement. 
 12 Jul 2012

EU Directive could wreck Green Deal, says BMF

Enforcing an EU Directive may damage the Green Deal - and further depress the market for everyday building materials due to higher VAT, according to The Builders Merchants' Federation (BMF). 
 12 Jul 2012

Local authority fined £83,600 for failing to arrange gas safety checks

Failure to arrange annual safety checks on gas appliances in tenanted accommodation has landed the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham with an £83,600 fine, following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 
 12 Jul 2012

Kershaw wins £2m contract

Kershaw Mechanical Services has won a contract worth around £2m to install the mechanical package, at the new Discovery Academy in Stoke-on-Trent. 
 12 Jul 2012

Briggs and Forrester wins Canary Wharf Crossrail contract

Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services has won a contract to install the mechanical, electrical and public health services for the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station. 
 11 Jul 2012

Construction equipment manufacturers to see major growth

Manufacturers of construction equipment worldwide can expect to see major growth over the next few years, according to a new study by global business-advisory firm, AlixPartners. 
 11 Jul 2012

New date for the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Show 2014

Following the successful launch earlier this year, organisers Faversham House have announced that the next Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Show will take place from 11 to 13 February, 2014, at the NEC in Birmingham. 
 11 Jul 2012

Qatar calls for greater transparency in tender process

Foreign companies hoping to win lucrative infrastructure projects in Qatar will have to reconsider the approach they take to the tender process, according to experts assembled for the MEED Qatar Infrastructure Projects conference, held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London last week (2-5 July). 
 11 Jul 2012

ebm-papst demystifies ErP regulations

ebm-papst, the fan and motor manufacturer, says it is already well prepared for the new efficiency targets for fans, which take effect from 2013, as part of the EU's Energy-related Products (ErP) directive. 
 11 Jul 2012

Profits up at Sabien Technology

Sabien Technology Group, manufacturer of the M2G intelligent boiler load optimiser, has reported a rise in pre-tax profits of around 32% and an 18% increase in turnover for the year ending 30 June 2012. 
 11 Jul 2012

Flogas expands sales team

Flogas has appointed Nicola Horn and Juliette Moore as area sales managers and has promoted Graham Wimberley to regional sales manager. 
 11 Jul 2012

EnOcean Alliance sees membership boom

EnOcean Alliance, the independent, non-profit organisation, which comprises leading international companies from the building sector, has seen a 50% surge in membership in one year and is currently undergoing the strongest period of growth since it was established in 2008. 
 11 Jul 2012

BSRIA publishes new guide

BSRIA has launched a new Asset Management and Maintenance Audits guide (BG/24/2012). 
 11 Jul 2012
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