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World Refrigeration Day set to promote Cooling Matters theme

World Refrigeration Day 2022 will take place on 26th June and this year the theme is ‘Cooling Matters’. Now in its fourth year, the day serves as a platform to…


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IOR Annual Conference Call for Abstracts

The 2022 IOR Annual Conference which will be held in Birmingham on 1 December 2022 will be focusing on the UK’s net-zero ambitions and what the RACHP industry is putting…


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IOR Cool Talk - Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations (UK)

Join the IOR on 8 June for an online Cool Talk event on Pressure Equipment Safety Regulations with experts David Paget Chair of the IOR Technical Committee and Bob Wright…


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Heat Pump Association confirms Craig Dolan as Vice Chair

Craig Dolan, European Heat Pump Business Development Manager at Vaillant Group, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Heat Pump Association (HPA).   Craig Dolan steps into the role to support…


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IOR to feature a free webinar on F-Gas regulation review

The IOR is hosting a webinar on 12 May where UK expert on F-Gases, Ray Gluckman will explain what the proposed changes to the EU F-Gas Regulation might mean for…


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BCIA tees off to launch Young Engineers Network

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) launched its Young Engineers Network on Thursday 7th April 2022 at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, where young engineers were able to meet…


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Graeme Rees outlines his aims and objectives as the new President of the BCIA

After taking over from Terry Sharp, Graeme Rees has outlined some of the key issues he would like to address during his tenure as President of the Building Controls Industry…


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Heat Pump Association Welcomes Green Tax Cut

The Heat Pump Association has long been calling for financial incentives to maintain support for low carbon heating and drive uptake. This was a key recommendation within our Roadmap for…


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Graeme Rees announced as new President of BCIA

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced Graeme Rees as its new President. Graeme takes over from Terry Sharp who has held the role for the past two years,…


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Outgoing BCIA President Terry Sharp reflects on an eventful two years in the role

As Terry Sharp prepares to step down as BCIA President he has taken time to reflect on his two years at the helm of the organisation that represents the UK’s…


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BCIA Awards 2022 Finalists Revealed

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to announce the finalists for the BCIA Awards 2022. Once again, the BCIA received a very high number of entries for the…


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BEIS Minister for Industry kicks off National Apprentice Week by meeting apprentices working in the home improvement sector

The National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) host Industry Minister Lee Rowley on a tour of Ideal Standard, the only remaining manufacturer of sanitary ware in the UK, where he met…


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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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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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