Industry News

  • Britain’s high health and safety standards must be protected after Brexit, demands British Safety Council

    By Sarah on December 12, 2018
    The British Safety Council reiterates its demand that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU must not in any way erode the progress made in the UK over the last four decades on workplace health, safety and welfare standards, together with the protection of worker’s rights and product safety. The adoption of EU directives into the UK legislative framework has been […]
  • The unforeseen results of the drive for energy efficiency in buildings

    By ZehnderUK on December 12, 2018
    Building design and the renovation of the current housing stock should be holistic; considering elements such as energy efficiency, indoor air quality, ventilation, lighting and acoustics, etc. The health, comfort and wellbeing of residents should be at the heart of good building and infrastructure planning. Jim Shannon MP- Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings   Anyone reading the White […]
  • Lords to debate report on off-site manufacture for construction

    By Sarah on December 11, 2018
    The House of Lords will tomorrow, Wednesday 12th December, debate the Science and Technology Committee’s report “Off-site manufacture for construction: building for change. Among those listed to speak are several members of the Committee including Lord Fox, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and Lord Mair, Past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The […]
  • New industry task group on net zero carbon buildings launched by UKGBC

    By Sarah on December 6, 2018
    BSRIA is to be part of a new task group spearheaded by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) being launched today which will develop an industry-led definition for net zero carbon buildings. The task group brings together over thirty experts from across the building value chain and is being supported by 12 leading industry bodies. Following the recent IPCC report and […]
  • CIBSE clarifies Building Regulations amendment regarding combustible cladding ban

    By Sarah on December 5, 2018
    The Government has introduced an amendment to the Building Regulations, which will prohibit the use of ‘combustible cladding’ in high-rise residential buildings above 18 metres. This will come into force on 21 December 2018 and affect buildings over 18, high. Hywel Davies, Technical Director of CIBSE, looks at the detail. The Building (Amendment) Regulations, SI 2018/1230, come into force on 21 […]
  • Toshiba launches new website for rapid access to customer support and technical data

    By Sarah on December 4, 2018
    Toshiba Air Conditioning has launched an updated website that gives customers quick access to the company’s comprehensive range of product support, training and technical resources. Toshiba Air Conditioning UK is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. David Dunn, managing director of sales for TCUK Ltd, said: “We have a simple philosophy at […]
  • Distech Controls hosted Canadian Ambassador at the European Head Office in Lyon

    By Sarah on November 27, 2018
    Distech Controls, an innovation leader connecting people with intelligent building solutions, hosted the Canadian Ambassador Isabelle Hudon at the company’s European headquarters in Brignais, France on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The Canadian Ambassador is in Lyon to meet with those engaged in the Canada-France relationship, notably on the occasion of the inauguration of the new consulate of Canada and of […]
  • BOC launches new campaign to encourage customers to order their gas online

    By Sarah on November 19, 2018
    BOC, the UK and Ireland’s largest provider of industrial, welding and specialist gases, is raising awareness of its online ordering service through a new nationwide campaign, ‘Stop gassing, start clicking!’, which asks businesses to switch from phone to online ordering. BOC enables its customers to control every aspect of their account at the click of a button, from managing their […]
  • Panasonic Hybrid VRF wins HVR Award

    By Sarah on November 19, 2018
    Panasonic are delighted to be titled the Commercial/Industrial Heating Product of the Year winners at the recent HVR Awards with their Hybrid VRF solution, in addition to receiving the Highly Commended Award for nanoe X in the Commercial Air Conditioning Product of the Year (AC Systems) category. The 2018 HVR Awards Judging Panel remarked, “The Panasonic Hybrid VRF is a […]
  • Introduction to the new ISO 16890 filtration standards

    By ZehnderUK on November 19, 2018
    How have the standards changed since EN 779 The new standard, ISO 16890 (ISO), supersedes the previous standard EN 779, with regard to filter assessment and classification since August 2016 and was published in 2017. It officially replaced EN 779 when it came into force on the 1st of July 2018. ISO tests the performance of the filters and their ability to filter […]