Industry News

  • Fulham Acquires Control Network Solutions

    By Debbie Eales on April 19, 2017
    Fulham Co Inc, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has acquired the assets of partner company Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedali smart lighting control and management system. This transaction continues Fulham’s strategic European expansion. Fulham has been developing its relationship with CNS for over a year and utilising […]
  • Grand opening for Distech Controls’ new European head office

    By Debbie Eales on April 11, 2017
    Distech Controls, the energy management solutions specialist held an opening ceremony for its new European Head Office in Brignais – Rhone-Alpes, France. With office and production areas, the new building has double the space of the previous facility, supporting the company’s continued growth in Europe. Occupied since January 2017, the building is home to 80 of Distech Controls’ 250 worldwide […]
  • Introducing the Building Services Forum – a groundbreaking one day event for the building services sector

    By Debbie Eales on April 10, 2017
      Key themes, such as cyber security and ‘well buildings’, will offer thought-provoking content with the bonus of being able to gain valuable CPD credits.     As building services evolve to encompass an ever more innovative raft of environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient technology, a new event for the industry asks: “What is the future for Building Services in the 21st Century?”. […]
  • Enjoy thrills and spills with Andrews Water Heaters at this year’s Fun Cup

    By Debbie Eales on April 7, 2017
    Andrews Water Heaters is sponsoring the endurance racing event, Fun Cup UK, for the second year running, with complimentary tickets available for heating engineers who want to enjoy a day out at the races. The commercial water heater brand is backing the race team led by Neil Plimmer and Tim Wheeldon, with its logos displayed on the drivers’ uniforms and […]
  • BCIA urges building services professionals to invest in training

    By Debbie Eales on April 7, 2017
    The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is encouraging building services professionals to improve their knowledge of building controls by enrolling on its suite of training courses. The six modules are designed for facilities managers, installation engineers and technicians who are responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of building control technologies and systems for ventilation and air conditioning. The courses […]
  • Resilience to climate change leads debate at CIBSE Technical Symposium

    By Debbie Eales on April 7, 2017
    The impact of climate change was the key issue of the 2017 CIBSE Technical Symposium’s first day, as discussion centred on the resilience of new and old buildings to future conditions. Hosted by Loughborough University, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) presented over 50 industry-leading speakers who delivered a range of talks from case-studies to published academic papers […]
  • Ingersoll-Rand strengthens HVAC portfolio with latest acquisition

    By Debbie Eales on April 3, 2017
    Ingersoll-Rand plc, a global leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, has completed the acquisition of Thermocold Costruzioni Srl. The acquisition strengthens the company’s comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient, climate-friendly heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) products for buildings in Europe with opportunities to extend Thermocold technologies to other parts of the world. Thermocold operates from one location in Bari, Italy, […]
  • HPA and FETA call on Government to devise climate action plan

    By Debbie Eales on March 30, 2017
    The Heat Pump Association (HPA) and The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) have joined other leading organisations in writing to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP. The joint letter urges the UK Government to use its forthcoming plan to reduce carbon emissions, now confirmed to be called the ‘Clean Growth […]
  • The search for 2017’s Power Players begins!

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2017
    by Steve Bratt (pictured), CEO, Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) The ECA will be launching in late April Power Players, a brand new industry-wide initiative developed to find and promote exceptional talent within building services engineering. Aimed at those up to 39 years of age, the initiative aims to capture the innovation and skill of individuals in the earlier stages of […]
  • BESA appoints new head of Wales

    By Debbie Eales on March 27, 2017
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Cat Griffith-Williams as its new head of Wales following the retirement of Andrew Marchant. Cat (pictured) joins from the communications agency Grayling, where she was responsible for its overall strategy in Wales and charged with enhancing the agency’s offer to existing and new clients. She oversaw public affairs, strategic partnerships and stakeholder […]