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New Building Services Live event comes to Excel London in January 2020

An exciting new show co-locates with the HVAC & Refrigeration Show, to offer visitors a 2020 vision of all that is new in building services An appetite for a dedicated…


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FETA announces leadership changes

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced changes to some of its senior positions, with John Smith standing down as FETA Chairman, and Nick Howlett taking over the…


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Does wellbeing need to be regulated asks BCIA

The topic of wellbeing continues to create discussion in all quarters – and it is highly prevalent in the building controls sector. Therefore, the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) ponders…


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IOR Publishes Five FREE Titles for Members

The summer holiday is now well and truly underway and there’s never been a better time to polish up your skills and update your knowledge with the latest titles available…


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Record attendance for BRA meeting

A recent British Refrigeration Association (BRA) meeting saw a record attendance of 47 people, necessitating a move from our own Hare Hatch conference room to larger premises at the Holiday…


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Building retrofit market survey from University College London

Improving the energy efficiency of the UK economy could deliver a net benefit of £7.5 billion, with the building sector being a key contributor to these energy savings with most…


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Landmark week of action to celebrate Clean Growth

Working in partnership with business and civil society, the government is introducing the first ever Green GB Week – an annual week designed to highlight the opportunities clean growth offers…


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150 Industry Leaders write to Prime Minister to express concern over No deal scenario

150 Chief Executives, including the CEO’s of some of Britain’s biggest engineering employers as well as those of some of its most innovative smaller companies have today written to the…


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First IIR Conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants unveils its programme

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has just released the programme for the conference on the Application of HFO Refrigerants taking place in Birmingham from 2 to 5 September 2018. With…


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SCA helps develop new certification scheme for contractors installing smoke control systems

A new certification scheme developed by the Smoke Control Association (SCA), in partnership with IFC Certification, has been finalised and is expected to help raise standards across the industry. The…


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Aspiring engineers start to show their skills

Regional heats are well underway for the SkillFRIDGE 2018 Competition Series, giving aspiring RACHP engineers the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and practical skills and a chance to secure a…


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Getting HVAC ready for the future

Addressing skills shortages in building services, and the latest initiatives to create a new pipeline of talent into the heating and ventilation industries, are just two of the big issues…


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SkillFRIDGE - Bright sparks prepare to compete in regional heats

In the months since January, colleges from across the UK have been identifying their most outstanding RACHP students and have put them in the running to compete in the SkillFRIDGE…


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BCIA launches new and improved introductory building controls course

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to offer the perfect starting point for professionals working in the building controls industry: BCM00 Introduction to Building Controls and HVAC training…


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Entries open for CIBSE Graduate Engineer/Employer of the Year Awards

The prestigious CIBSE Young Engineer Awards recognises and rewards innovative thinking, hard work and skills of graduate engineers, as well as employers who pro-actively champion young people in the building…


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Final report from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

The final report from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was published on 17 May 2018 and is available to download from MHCLG website The Smoke Control Association…


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GSHPA Technical Seminar

The Ground Source Heat Pump Association’s Technical Seminar will be hosted by the University of Leeds which has active ground source energy research interests. The event takes place on 24th…


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FETA seeking member input for the EURIS Expert Panel to work with Government on BREXIT issues

FETA has been working over recent months as part of the EURIS Task Force in lobbying the UK government to get the best possible outcomes for our industry sectors from…


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Industry members gather in their hundreds for FETA Annual Lunch

On Thursday 19th April more than 600 manufacturers, suppliers, installers and contractors assembled for the FETA Annual Lunch. With the temperature soaring well over 20˚C, members of the Federation of…


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Environmental Audit Committee publishes report on UK Progress on Reducing F-gas Emissions

The Environmental Audit Committee has today published its report, UK Progress on Reducing F-gas Emissions. The report calls on the Government to enforce existing F-gas regulations and use its procurement…


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Smoke Control Association - Raising the Bar

Over the last 6 months the Smoke Control Association have been working on raising the bar/getting their house in order within the Smoke Control Association. The primary aim is to…


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BSI Brexit Position Paper

BSI has consulted its members and stakeholders about the possible implications of Brexit for standards. The BSI Brexit Position Statement sets out the eight key principles on which BSI’s post-Brexit…


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IOR updates Code of Practice for Refrigerants

The Institute of Refrigeration has updated its Safety Code of Practice for Non Flammable, Lower Toxicity Refrigerants (Group A1). The publication provides essential industry guidance for owners, designers, installers and…


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