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7th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain

The IOR is hosting the 7th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain from 11-13th April and in keeping with the theme it will be held on line –…


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FETA joins National Home Improvement Council

One of the core values of FETA is to support improvements in decarbonisation productivity and to play our part in achieving global carbon reduction targets. By becoming members of the…


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Neil Roberts appointed BRA Vice President

The British Refrigeration Association (BRA) has announced Neil Roberts, senior technical sales manager at refrigerant supplier Climalife as its new Vice President. This follows the appointment of Mark Hughes as…


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Max Halliwell

Statement about the late Max Halliwell, Heat Pump Association Vice Chairman by Phil Hurley, Chairman, Heat Pump Association “The entire heat pump industry is shocked and saddened at the passing…


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BCIA BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship is underway

The first cohort of Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) apprentices have started their BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship through the BCIA’s national training provider, Group Horizon. Applications for the second cohort…


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Student Prizes on offer for best technical paper on sustainable cold chains

As organisers of the 7th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain the Institute of Refrigeration is delighted to announce the launch of a student prize, which will…


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Support for Heat Pumps Will Boost Confidence and Drive Growth

The Heat Pump Association warmly welcomes the launch of the UK’s Heat and Buildings Strategy today in the hope that it will encourage exceptional market growth over the next few…


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2021 BCIA Awards winners revealed as event returns to Hilton Birmingham Metropole

The winners of the 2021 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards have been announced at an exclusive ceremony and gala dinner, which returned to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 9th…


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Two engineers share their experiences since the formation of BCIA 30 years ago

As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations, the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has interviewed two of its members who are both at different stages of their career. Roger Woodward…


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BCIA underlines importance of efficiency in buildings as IPCC report warns of impact of global warming

In the wake of a landmark report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has underlined the need for well-maintained building controls…


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Secretary of State Welcomes Ground-breaking New Training Course Launched by Heat Pump Association

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, has welcomed the launch of a new training course that will overhaul the route…


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Two changes in senior FETA positions

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced two changes in its senior officer roles. Paul White has been appointed FETA Chairman, replacing Mark Woods who has stepped down…


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Government is reluctant to acknowledge problems around UKCA Mark, according to BCIA

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is backing calls for an extension on the transition time for products to display the new UKCA Mark instead of the established EU ‘CE’…


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BCIA Advanced Technical Certificate

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is encouraging trades personnel looking to build on their existing knowledge gained from the BCM01-03 training courses to maximise their career potential with three…


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BCIA celebrates landmark 30th anniversary

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), which has grown from 11 members in its earliest days to around 120 members, accounting for 80…


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World Refrigeration Day 26th June

World Refrigeration Day is an international awareness campaign established by the World Refrigeration Day Secretariat to raise the profile of the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat-pump sector and focuses attention on the significant…


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Actuate UK asks for UKCA Mark transition for construction products to be extended

Actuate UK has issued a warning about serious consequences for businesses, public and commercial projects as well as domestic customers in only six months if a major issue regarding product…


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Mike Nankivell awarded OBE for services to the UK Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is delighted to announce that Mike Nankivell has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to the UK…


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BCIA Introduction to Building Controls and HVAC

With efficient building management taking on increasing importance in a post-COVID world, as well as the UK’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is…


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IOR promotes Cool Careers during World Refrigeration Week

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR)’s Cool Careers Event will take place on 24 June to mark World Refrigeration Day with a celebration of careers, skills and education initiatives in the…


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Chris Yates announced as new FETA CEO

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is delighted to announce that the new FETA Chief Executive will be Chris Yates. This decision follows a rigorous and thorough selection process…


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IOR Education Guidance notes creating a careers roadmap for the RACHP sector

This week the IOR has published a new Guidance note for the occupations of Design and Applications Engineer as part of its series of roadmaps setting out the skills, knowledge…


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Growing importance of efficient building management promises for rewarding career

A diverse, stimulating and profitable career is the potential reward for anybody looking to pursue one of the many professions available in the Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) industry, according…


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BCIA releases new Technical Guide: Selection of Control Valves

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has released a new Technical Guide to add to its portfolio of online Guides available to download. The new guide, entitled “Selection of Control…


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BRA announces latest guide on Jointing of Pipework for Refrigeration Systems

The British Refrigeration Association (BRA) has announced the release of an updated guide on the Jointing of Pipework for Refrigeration Systems. This latest issue is the sixth version of the…


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BCIA releases new Technical Guide: Control Sensor Selection and Installation

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has released a new Technical Guide to add to its portfolio of online Guides available to download. The new Guide, entitled “Good Practice Guide…


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Launch of BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship heralds a bright future for the industry

National training provider Group Horizon Ltd, in partnership with the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced the launch of their delivery of the Level 4 Building Energy Management Systems…


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BCIA Awards 2021 finalists announced

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to announce the finalists for the BCIA Awards 2021. Despite a difficult and unprecedented year the record has once again been broken…


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FETA LUNCHEON - NEW DATE

FETA are pleased to announce that their Annual Luncheon - that had to be postponed in 2020 - will now be held on Friday 5th November 2021.  Russell Beattie, FETA…


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George Lee appointed new Executive Officer of BCIA

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced that George Lee will be taking over the role of Executive Officer, following the retirement of Roger Borer who has been in…


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FETA joins new engineering services alliance

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) is now part of a newly formed industry alliance made up of eight leading professional bodies from the engineering services sector. Created as…


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UK Heat Pump market set to almost double this year

The Heat Pump Association, which represents around 95% of the heat pump manufacturing market share, has surveyed its members to estimate the supply of heat pumps in 2021. This has revealed…


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