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Travis Perkins buys Focus stores

Builders' merchant Travis Perkins is to buy up to 13 stores from the administrators of Focus for £8.4 million. 
 19 May 2011

Vokèra adds to marketing team

Boiler and renewables manufacturer Vokèra has appointed Carla Miskell as brand manager and Dharmini Mistry as trade marketing assistant. 
 19 May 2011

Wolseley UK achieves Carbon Trust Standard

Wolseley UK has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard for cutting the carbon footprint of all of its UK operations including all subsidiaries. 
 19 May 2011

Join the CARE Construction Challenge

Aid and development agency CARE International is calling for construction workers to join the CARE Construction Challenge on 2 July to tackle global poverty. 
 17 May 2011

Trainers forum for CO2 courses

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) will host a trainers forum on Monday 4 July for training providers and managers to discuss the changing education market in the wake of the passing of the F Gas individual certificate deadline. 
 17 May 2011

British Gas acquires PH Jones

Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has acquired PH Jones for £30 million. 
 16 May 2011

TA Hydronics appoints regional specification engineer

Aaron Parker has been appointed specification engineer for the Midlands and South West England and Wales at TA Hydronics. 
 16 May 2011

ENER-G solutions help Government cut costs

ENER-G and Telereal Trillium have teamed up to help the Government save £90,000 a year through the use of CHP at a site in Leeds. 
 16 May 2011

Community order served for illegal gas work

A Shropshire man has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for carrying out gas work at an elderly couple's home without being Gas Safe registered. 
 16 May 2011

Xpelair gains BPEC approval

Xpelair Ventilation Solutions has become an approved BPEC assessment centre, offering installers training on the installation, inspection, testing and commissioning of domestic ventilation systems in accordance with the requirements of Part F and the Domestic Ventilation Compliance Guide 2010 that such work is performed by a suitably qualified person. 
 13 May 2011

New show launched for cutting edge ac technology

The ACR Show has been launched as a national showcase for innovation, networking and knowledge transfer for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry and equipment end users. 
 13 May 2011

Defra asks for input on greenhouse gases emissions

Businesses and investors are being asked for their views on the most effective way to improve the reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 
 13 May 2011

E.ON starts RE:FIT project at Newham Hospital

E.ON has begun working with Newham University Hospital in East London to improve its energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. 
 13 May 2011

Construction recovers from tough winter

Glenigan research shows a year-on-year decline in the underlying value of project starts during the three months to April 2011, which masks an increase in new work from the moribund levels experienced over the turn of the year. 
 12 May 2011

UK's carbon reduction strategy 'missing a trick'

Low-carbon building specialist LowC Communities has warned that the UK Government's carbon reduction strategy for buildings is missing a trick in terms of easily-reached, cost-effective emissions savings. 
 12 May 2011

Smart Metering Centre opens in Nottingham

Energy minister Charles Hendry has opened E.ON's new Smart Metering Centre of Excellence in Nottingham, which provides a contact point for customers with smart meters. 
 12 May 2011

Unregistered gas fitter fined £23,000

An unregistered gas fitter from Chelmsford has been fined for illegally stating that he was a registered gas engineer on adverts and paperwork. 
 11 May 2011

CIBSE leads Part L review

CIBSE is leading the non-domestic working group advising the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) on the planned changes to Part L for 2013. 
 11 May 2011

Manufacturer fined £25,000 for worker injury

An employee suffered multiple injuries after large steel flange rings fell on him whilst he was working at pipe coupling manufacturer Viking Johnson. 
 11 May 2011

Landlords to face minimum energy standards

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has announced plans to ensure all landlords meet minimum energy efficiency standards under the Green Deal. 
 11 May 2011
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