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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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7th IIR Ammonia and Carbon Dioxide Refrigeration Conference

The 7th International Conference on Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies will take place on May 11-13, 2017 in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.  Among the speakers will be Andy Pearson, from…


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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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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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