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CBI releases report on 5th Carbon Budget

As the government finalises its Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) to meet the 5th Carbon Budget, the CBI has issued its latest report "Stepping up to the challenge", setting out what…


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HPA welcomes encouraging signs in heat pump sector

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has reaffirmed its belief that there is plenty of room for further growth within the heat pump sector. In the commercial air conditioning sector, reverse…


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SCA set to deliver new training course

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) is getting ready to deliver a new training course aimed at building services engineers, building control inspectors, fire engineers and SCA members. Entitled ‘Introduction to…


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Each Home Counts Report

The Each Home Counts review was launched in 2015 to consider issues relating to consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement in relation to home energy efficiency and renewable energy measures…


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CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2017

The 2017 theme, "Delivering Resilient High Performance Buildings", is inspired by this year’s ASHRAE and CIBSE presidential themes, respectively “Adapt Today to Shape Tomorrow” and “Improving Performance”. The aim of…


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IOR: Gaining Business Advantage from 20-20-20 targets

This IOR International Refrigeration Committee Business Briefing will focus on the business opportunities of environmental policy and international energy reduction targets.  In an uncertain global community there are questions about…


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AEME and BSB announce landmark training success

The first candidates to complete the AEME Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) approved Inspection and Testing of Fire and Smoke Dampers course are now ready to help improve industry standards.…


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ADCAS voices concerns over minimum galvanised steel coating

Over the past 12 months steel prices have risen significantly and are predicted to rise further still. While this may be good news for the steel mills that are still…


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Axis Ductwork introduces new apprenticeship scheme

Axis Ductwork has recently embarked on its first ever apprenticeship scheme.  Axis has employed two apprentices, Jake Bonney and Saxon Scott-Melia, who now spend one day per week at South…


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DecarbHEat 2017 - Acting together to decarbonise Europe

The #DecarbHeat initiative aims at bringing together the major players of the heating and cooling industry and other major stakeholders, to make the vision of a 100% decarbonised European heating and cooling…


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Update from BSI - Brexit and Standards Update

Brexit Update from BSI BSI issued a statement immediately following the referendum in June 16 and that is still available on http://www.feta.co.uk/news/archived-news BSI has now issued an update following the…


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CBI reaction to Government green paper

The Government today launched its green paper for a modern industrial strategy; a statement of intent that ministers will use targeted interventions where necessary to boost business and drive the…


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Building controls-help us show their true value

Building controls are responsible for the long term performance of a building and ultimately achieving energy efficiency - something which the industry should celebrate and be proud of. Why not…


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FETA Lunch 2017

The ever popular FETA Annual Lunch will take place on 27th April 2017.  The venue is The Brewery, located in the centre of the City of London.  The lunch is…


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BRA Past President retires

Graham Young, Area General Manager of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency UK Ltd, retired on 31st December 2016. Graham was President of the British Refrigeration Association from 2004-2006,  Vice President for…


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EU report on barriers to using climate-friendly technologies

The EU has published a report on barriers posed by codes, standards and legislation to using climate-friendly technologies.  The report aims to highlight what might get in the way of…


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FSDF and BFFF to host DSEAR Seminar

The Food Storage and Distribution Federation and the British Frozen Food Federation are to host a seminar on DSEAR - the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations.  Whilst the seminar…


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HPA announces support for new RHI scheme reforms

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) broadly welcomes the release today (14th December) of the Government’s intended reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in Spring 2017. Mike Nankivell, President…


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IOR Presidential Address and Debate

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) President, Steve Gill FInstR will be hosting a debate on the topic of “Is Air Conditioning for Comfort Cooling necessary for the UK?” on the…


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EVIA membership update

The European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) is the European association for the ventilation industry. It is located in Brussels, so is well placed to communicate with the European Commission. FETA…


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Smoke Control Association unveils new training course

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has announced a new training course aimed at building services engineers, building control inspectors, fire engineers and SCA members. Entitled ‘Introduction to Smoke Control –…


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HPA outlines key points in new CCC report

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) is greatly encouraged that the report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) – ‘Next steps for UK heat policy’ - repeatedly emphasises the leading…


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Gain recognition at the leading industry awards

The BCIA calls for the entire controls industry to submit their entries for the 2017 BCIA Awards, to gain the recognition they deserve and celebrate the achievements of their industry.…


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European Commission publishes Ecodesign Working Plan

The European Commission has recently published its Ecodesign Working Plan for the period 2016-2019.  This gives a useful overview of the whole Ecodesign process, and highlights the important market sectors…


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AREA F Gas guide update

The AREA F Gas Guide has been updated to include the latest information on record keeping, and training and certification. The guide can be viewed at http://area-eur.be/publications/guide-new-f-gas-regulation 07-12-2016  


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New F Gas studies available

Two new F Gas studies on standards and training have been published by DG CLIMA.  These cover possible barriers to the use of climate friendly technologies, and availability of training…


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NEW CBI Report Launched

A new CBI report lays out plans to power UK productivity and increase UK economy by more than 10% in a decade. Unlocking higher regional productivity could add £208bn to…


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CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2017

The most impressive shortlist yet has been announced, as the CIBSE Building Performance Awards prepares to celebrate 10 years. Judges were particularly impressed to see that more projects were considering…


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ECA Annual Awards 2017

Engineering services organisations are encouraged to submit entries for the ECA Annual Awards.  The industry-leading ECA Annual Awards 2017, which recognise some of the top-performing organisations across electrical and other…


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F Gas Regulation: Updated guidance for importers of precharged equipment

Importers of pre-charged equipment into the EU will be required to have sufficient quota to cover the quantity of fluorinated greenhouse gases the equipment contains from January 1st 2017.  Updated…


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Technical Report available

The FETA Technical Report for November is available in the members area of the website 22-11-2016


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FETA supports edie Live 2017

edie Live is the only event in the calendar giving energy, sustainability and resource efficiency professionals the opportunity to experience everything that’s new in this marketplace, in real life.  From…


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Firetrace Ductwork issues reminder on ductwork installation responsibilities

Firetrace Ductwork Ltd is reminding organisations to consider their responsibilities and legal liability when specifying or installing fire rated ductwork. As made clear in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order…


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ADCAS set to unveil new Trailblazer apprenticeship

ADCAS – the Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services – is assisting in implementing a new apprenticeship standard as part of the Government’s Trailblazer initiative. What is Trailblazer? In…


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HPA supports the Energy Now Expo 2017

The Energy Now Expo, the renewable energy event designed specifically for farmers and landowners, will return to the Telford International Centre, Shropshire on 8th & 9th February 2017. Being held…


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BFCMA releases Commercial Flue guide

Designed to provide a clearer understanding of how chimneys and flues should be selected and installed in commercial applications, the new Commercial Flue Guide from the British Flue & Chimney…


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BCIA awards 2017

Now is the time to ask yourself, have you got what it takes to be a winner? Start working on your entry for the next BCIA Awards; the most prestigious…


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Building Services Summit 2016 tackles the big issues for our sector head on.

The Building Services Summit will be asking the hard questions and looking for input from delegates as well as industry experts. This year, it's all about finding solutions to make…


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News from the Birmingham Energy Institute

At a recent meeting of the BRA Contractor’s section, Gavin Harper of the Birmingham Energy Institute, gave a very interesting presentation on their project “Doing Cool Smarter”, which was launched…


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Paris Climate Agreement News

The European Parliament has voted to give its consent to the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement. This vote represents an important milestone towards the formal ratification of the Agreement…


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Awareness of IAQ continues to grow

FETA has continued to push the agenda on indoor air quality (IAQ) and general awareness surrounding this important topic is now growing at an increasing rate. Inexorably linked to outdoor…


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FETA calls for a balanced approach to BREXIT

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is calling on the Government to think carefully about any potential changes to agreed policies, regulations or directives, following the vote to leave…


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FETA perspective on A2L refrigerants

Due to the F Gas Regulations there is now significant pressure to reduce the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of fluorocarbon refrigerants. Non-fluorocarbon refrigerants all have low GWP but the only…


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Value engineering is highlighted as key cause of poor building performance

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has highlighted value engineering as one of the main causes of poor building performance and emphasises that working together is the best way forward…


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FMA appoints Alan Macklin as their new chairman

On 6th October, at a full capacity meeting of the Fan Manufacturers Association, Alan Macklin of Elta Group Ltd, took over as chairman for the next two year period.  Outgoing…


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EUREKA 2016

The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) and the European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) are holding their inaugural conference “EUREKA 2016: Heating, Cooling, Ventilation & Refrigeration: Sustainable technologies…


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SCA Guidance Note for the use of Inverters

The Smoke Control Association has produced an SCA Guidance Note for the use of Inverters or Variable Speed Drives in powered smoke ventilation systems. This one-page guidance note is intended…


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CIBSE BIM Roadshow

For all the publicity surrounding BIM and the Government requirement for the use of BIM Level 2 on its contracts, many working across the construction supply chain still lack real…


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Energy Now Expo 2017

The Energy Now Expo is set to return on 8 – 9 February 2017, at Telford International Centre. The Expo showcases the renewable energy opportunities available to the agricultural and…


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NMRO now part of Regulatory Delivery

Regulatory Delivery was formed on 1st April 2016 and brings together the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) and the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) to focus on regulation and…


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AREA develops F Gas logbook for record keeping

AREA has developed a simple spreadsheet that will serve as a tool for contractors and their clients to fulfil their record keeping obligations under the F-Gas Regulation. Article 6 of…


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Technical Report available

The FETA Technical Report for August is available in the members area of the website 01-09-2016


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FMA works with HSE to raise awareness on the ATEX directive

The Fan Manufacturers Association (FMA) is warning company directors and employers that selecting the wrong fan for their working environment could put premises and occupiers at risk. This has become…


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Blue Guide on the implementation of EU products rules 2016

EPEE have advised us that the EU Blue Guide on the implementation of product rules 2016 has now been published.  This guide gives a huge amount of information regarding EU…


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EPEE-ASERCOM Symposium at Chillventa 2016

Reducing Europe’s energy consumption and dependency on imports remains Europe’s greatest challenge. Europe’s 2020 targets call for a 20 percent energy savings target, which has been updated to 27 percent…


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Energy Efficiency and Skills high on the agenda at HVAC 2016

HVAC 2016, the only construction show in the UK dedicated to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, has released the details of its comprehensive seminar schedule. Day one of the event addresses…


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Lee Coffin takes over as Chairman of the BCIA Marketing Working Group

Lee Coffin has been appointed as the Chairman of the Marketing Working Group for the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). Lee is Chief Operating Officer for Western Automation, a national…


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Celebrity engineer Kate Bellingham to chair Building Services Summit 2016

Former BBC presenter and engineer Kate Bellingham is to host a series of panel discussions at this year’s Building Services Summit. Kate is one of the UK’s best-known engineers and…


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BCIA elects Jon Belfield as Vice President

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has elected Jon Belfield, managing Director of InTandem Systems, as its new Vice President. Jon has been in the building controls sector for over…


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SkillFRIDGE regional heats under way

Designed to test students studying up to Level 3 in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) sectors, the national SkillFRIDGE competition is well under way. With two regional…


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The Building Services Summit 2016 announces new speakers

New speakers have been announced for the Building Services Summit 2016, which has been launched by three leading industry services trade associations; The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), Building Engineering…


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Apprenticeship Funding extension - government request for employer views

£2.5 billion will be invested in apprenticeship training by 2020 under plans unveiled by the government. The apprenticeship programme - launched in 2010 - has already given 2.9 million people…


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CBI responds to apprenticeship levy consultation

The CBI has responded to the Government’s launch of the Apprenticeship Levy funding consultation. CBI Director-General, Carolyn Fairbairn, said: “We welcome the Government’s focus on growing investment in apprenticeships, and…


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FETA Chairman's letter on the EU Referendum

Dear FETA members, In the wake of the EU referendum there has been much political activity, both within the UK and beyond, and endless speculation as to how things may…


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HVAC Industry heads discuss new strategies

FETA Chairman Graham Wright and HPA President Mike Nankivell were panellists at the latest HVAC Advisory panel, hosted by HVAC 2016 as part of UK Construction Week.   Attended by…


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EPEE and EVIA host inaugural conference

EPEE  and EVIA will be holding their inaugural conference “EUREKA 2016: Heating, Cooling & Ventilation: Sustainable technologies for a better life”.  This unique event, to be held in The Hague on…


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New Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department a welcome nod to joined up government says HPA President.

Commenting on Teresa May’s new cabinet, Mike Nankivell, President of the Heat Pump Association (HPA) said. "Few could have predicted the political upheaval that resulted from the BREXIT vote, or…


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New President for the British Refrigeration Association

John Smith, Group Technical Director for Beijer Ref UK & Ireland, has taken over the role of President of the British Refrigeration Association.  John (pictured left) succeeds Mike Lawrence (right) –…


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News from EVIA

Since joining EVIA, it has become evident that a lot of information is generated by this organisation which is of importance to our industry, but there is also a lot…


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New CIBSE Guide B released

Guide B is one of CIBSE's most popular publications, representing a consensus on what constitutes relevant good practice guidance on the applied design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)…


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Developing European Standards - BSI says its business as usual

One of the areas that FETA members are involved in is the development of European standards, and some members have questioned what will happen following the referendum result on 24…


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CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2017

Each year the CIBSE Technical Symposium programme is created from reviewed papers and case studies that have been submitted from a broad spectrum of professional and academic practitioners. The 2017…


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CBI Briefing for members

The CBI has published a Briefing for Members - Brexit: What happens next? which members may find useful. A checklist of considerations for companies now, details of alternatives and the…


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Another successful FETA Lunch

The annual FETA Lunch held on 14th April was, once again, a great success.  Over 600 members and their guests enjoyed a delicious lunch at The Brewery in London.  The…


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EVIA Indoor Air Quality seminar

FETA joined EVIA (European Ventilation Industries Association) last year and we are beginning to forge firm links with this Brussels based association.  EVIA arranged a seminar on Indoor Air Quality…


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FETA members at RAC Question Time event

FETA members sponsored the recent RAC magazine F Gas Question Time event held on 19th May, which focused on EN378 and new developments on low GWP, mildly flammable refrigerants.  The event…


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EHPA Forum

The European Heat Pump Association, of which our own HPA are members, held its annual meeting in Paris on 18-20th May.  The event included the EHPA General Assembly, and the…


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FETA represented at International standards meeting for fans in China

Fan experts from the UK and eleven other countries participated in the recent ISO technical meetings on fans in Beijing in April 2016. This important technical committee is chaired by…


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BRA member in Top 50 Women in Engineering

We are proud to announce that BRA Council member, Jane Gartshore BSc FInstR has been named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering by the Daily Telegraph.  The list,…


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PURR Report

The new report from BRA Putting into Use Replacement Refrigerants is available to download. 28-04-2016


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Humidity Group White Paper on Indoor Air Quality

The HEVAC Humidity Group launched their paper on Indoor Air Quality at the recent ACR Show.  It is available to download here. 28-04-2016


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FMA ATEX documents

Responding to the new edition of the ATEX Directive, the Fan manufacturers Association (FMA) has revised their two ATEX guides 28-04-2016


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GAMBICA/SCA Guide - Fire Mode in Variable Speed Drives

This Guide is to provide a reference for Variable Speed Drive (VSD) manufacturers and users to establish criteria by which Fire Mode in VSD should be defined. This is to…


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FETA's Mike Duggan awarded

Congratulations to Mike Duggan, our Technical Manager, who received the Alan Moor award at the ACR News Awards on 17 Feb 2016. The award is presented every year in recognition…


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