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Building controls vital to compliance

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is encouraging the wider industry to consider the importance of implementing effective building controls from the outset of building projects in order to meet…


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BSI secures membership of CEN and CENELEC

FETA were joint signatories to a letter in May this year from BSI to Secretary of State Greg Clark in which BSI requested a commitment from Government to the UK’s…


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Mike Nankivell to stand down as HPA President

Mike Nankivell has announced that he intends to stand down as Heat Pump Association (HPA) President at the end of 2018. Graham Wright, currently Vice President of the HPA, will…


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European groups produce leaflet on Flammable Refrigerants

A new leaflet – Get Ready for Flammable Refrigerants! – has been prepared by EPEE, AREA, Asercom and the EFCTC as part of a broad communications campaign. It follows a…


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EPEE launches leaflet on HFO and HCFO

EPEE (European Partnership for Energy and the Environment) has produced a Q&A leaflet on the low GWP HFO and HCFO refrigerants. Whilst these products have been available for some time,…


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Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme to close

It was announced in the recent Budget that the Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme will be closing (though still available to purchasers of the related Energy Technology List (ETL) products until…


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Rushlight Awards 2018-19 - Closing date 30 November 2018

The Rushlight Awards are the only set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations and initiatives for businesses and other organisations throughout UK,…


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Be crowned the best at the 2019 BCIA Awards

Do you have what it takes to be crowned the best of the best in the building controls industry? If the fierce competition is no match for you - prove…


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SCA signs up to support 100% Hackitt initiative

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has declared its backing for a new industry initiative launched to encourage the government to deliver on all of the recommendations laid out in Dame…


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Energy and Rural Business Show launched

The Energy and Rural Business Show is a pioneering event which comes from the creators of The Energy Now Expo, which the Heat Pump Association has supported for several years.…


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Leading EU associations express concerns about the illegal trade of refrigerants

EPEE, representing the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump industry in Europe, and three leading associations in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) sector – EFCTC, AREA and ADC3R…


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Follow the SCA on LinkedIn and Twitter

The Smoke Control Association (SCA) now has its own Company Page on LinkedIn. If you would like to stay up to date with the latest news and developments in the…


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BRA STALWART JOHN AUSTIN-DAVIES RETIRES

John Austin-Davies, whose name became synonymous with the UK commercial refrigeration industry, has retired after a career spanning 40 years.  John was a past Chairman of FETA, and a past…


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SAP v10.0 software tool released

The software tool for SAP v10.0 has been published and is available via https://www.isap.org.uk/. This is based on the SAP v10.0 specification which is published here: https://bregroup.com/sap/sap10/ The purpose of providing this…


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BRE launches SBEM industry forum

Former FETA chairman Graham Wright has volunteered to spearhead FETA’s involvement in a new SBEM industry forum launched by BRE. SBEM stands for Simplified Building Energy Model and is a…


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ADCAS looks to lead the way on fire-rated ductwork

ADCAS continues to offer support and guidance to ‘Working Group 2 – competencies of installers’, one of a number of working groups set up in the wake of the Grenfell…


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Smoke Control Association participates in CIBSE round table

Representing the Smoke Control Association (SCA), Ian Doncaster was recently asked to attend the recent CIBSE Round Table to discuss smoke control regulation post Grenfell. An in-depth debate and sharing…


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FETA A2L GROUP HOLDS WORKSHOP DURING HFO CONFERENCE

The FETA A2L working group organized a workshop during the recent inaugural IIR conference on the use of HFO refrigerants.  Entitled “Practical considerations in the use of HFOs and HFO…


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WorldSkills UK live

Preparation for the last leg of the SkillFRIDGE competition has begun as the six qualifying apprentices from the national heats hone their skills and sharpen their knowledge in readiness to…


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Invest in building controls to reduce operational costs

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is urging the industry to invest in building controls at the design stage of a building in order to lower the overall operating costs…


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Your Ticket to London Build

London's leading construction and design show, London Build, will return to Olympia in London on October 23rd & 24th. Since its launch four years ago, London Build has established itself…


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The BCIA Awards are back

Entries are now open for the 2019 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards and you are invited to submit your entry for the most distinguished awards ceremony in the industry’s…


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Role models inspire the new face of construction

Talented people working in construction and the HVAC industry are to be recognised as part of a campaign to encourage others to follow their own career in the sector. Launched…


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CIBSE SEMINAR BUILD2PERFORM 2018

CIBSE are organising their Build2Perform seminar, whci will be held on 26-27 November 2018, at Olympia in London. The CIBSE CPD accredited programme is highly relevant to those working in…


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CIBSE TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM 2019

CIBSE will be organising their 2019 Technical Symposium at the University of Sheffield from 25-26 April. This will be titled Transforming Built Environments – driving change with engineering Reshaping regulation,…


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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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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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