Industry News

  • Energys Group encourages NHS Trusts to take advantage of NEW £46m funding

    By Sarah on October 24, 2018
    Energys Group is encouraging NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts to take advantage of an additional £46m of funding available for LED lighting installations. The funding has been announced by NHS Improvement, and will inject £46m of Public Dividend Capital (PDC) to the NHS Energy Efficiency Fund (NEEF) in order to drive direct energy efficiency in the NHS. LED lighting […]
  • Why occupancy health is so important when considering building design

    By ZehnderUK on October 22, 2018
    When it comes to building houses, a number of factors are deemed important, from using sustainable materials to implementing and maintaining high levels of energy efficiency. Energy, in particular, has been a core focus of the building services and construction industries for a long time, with insulation and air-tightness being pushed right to the top of the agenda. This prioritisation […]
  • ErP – We Are Ready

    By Sarah on October 22, 2018
    Warm air, radiant and heating products are now affected by European regulations. Warm air heaters are subject to Lot 21 of the directive and radiant heaters Lot 20. Minimum efficiencies for warm air is now 72% and radiant heaters is now 74%. Crucially, these minimum criteria are applicable for both new installations and when replacing existing products. As a result, […]
  • Trade bodies call on Chancellor to back SMEs in budget

    By Sarah on October 22, 2018
    Ahead of next week’s Budget, BESA and ECA have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond MP to take decisive action to support small and medium sized businesses in the construction and engineering industry. The two leading engineering services trade bodies have issued a five-point plan to the Treasury, calling for the following to be prioritised in the Budget to boost productivity, […]
  • Wirelessly interconnected sensor-switched LED diffuser luminaire for modernisation and refurbishment

    By Sarah on October 19, 2018
    The new RS PRO Connect 5100 LED sensor-switched diffuser luminaire is installed in next to no time for an energy-efficient, convenient lighting solution to replace an old diffuser luminaire. Existing wiring and drill holes from the lights being replaced can be used for installing the new ones. All of the luminaire’s parameters are easily set via free STEINEL app. Several […]
  • HIU standard gets testing boost

    By Sarah on October 18, 2018
    The UK’s first test standard for Heat Interface Units (HIUs), which is managed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has been revised and updated in response to growing demand from the district heating industry. Two UK-based test houses have now been approved to carry out testing to the standard – BSRIA and Enertek International – in addition to the […]
  • Bathroom solutions manufacturer offers BIM insight and product demos at London Build 2018

    By Debbie Eales on October 15, 2018
    Bathroom solutions manufacturer, Armitage Shanks, is showcasing its washroom ceramics and brassware for the commercial sector on stand E63 at this year’s London Build. As well as live product demonstrations, Ana Martin-Alvarez, European BIM Manager, Ideal Standard, will also be hosting a session on how specifiers can best make use of BIM, outlining the current benefits of the process and […]
  • WorldSkills UK LIVE: Accelerating young people’s careers

    By Sarah on October 11, 2018
    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 compete in the SkillFRIDGE final, taking place at WorldSkills UK LIVE. After a period of intensive training with RACHP experts to ensure the competitors can compete according to industry’s stringent […]
  • IHEEM champions steam systems training

    By Sarah on October 10, 2018
    Members of The Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) will now be able to take advantage of industry-leading training for steam systems as part of a new partnership. IHEEM is the UK’s largest specialist Institute for the Healthcare Estates Sector and is adding its seal of approval to Spirax Sarco’s City & Guilds accredited courses to help develop […]
  • New touchScreen solutions from SyxthSense

    By Sarah on October 10, 2018
    SyxthSense has announced its latest in-house design and built range touchscreen interfaces, controllers and thermostats. Shipped direct from our production centre in Devon – UK all are full-colour and can be used stand-alone and with Modbus or BACnet communications. The range has a very attractive design look and will flush mount onto standard UK single wall boxes for wiring ease. […]