Features

  • HPA welcomes revised RHI regulations

    By Debbie Eales on September 14, 2017
    The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has responded to the long-awaited government reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), first announced on 16th December 2016. While the unexpected laying of part of the RHI Reform package may have caught many by surprise (in that it arrived a little earlier than expected), Mike Nankivell, President of the HPA, has welcomed it, saying: […]
  • Veolia celebrates its apprentices’ success at House of Commons awards ceremony

    By Debbie Eales on September 14, 2017
    Resource management company, Veolia, has recognised the vital role apprenticeships play in its business by hosting its third consecutive National Apprentice of the Year Awards ceremony at the House of Commons. With some 300 apprentices across the business, the company has again demonstrated its commitment to its apprentices, as it believes they play a vital role in closing the national […]
  • AEI Cables provides vital link for offshore wind project

    By Debbie Eales on September 14, 2017
    Specialist supplier AEI Cables has completed the supply of specialist fire performance products for control and instrumentation at the £1.5billion Galloper Wind Farm Project off the Suffolk coast. The products were supplied to ensure protection against flame propagation, smoke and acid gas emissions for 56 wind turbines in a challenging environment. Working with main contractor Petrofac, the AEI Cables’ products […]
  • Ventilation manufacturer makes a difference in community

    By Debbie Eales on September 14, 2017
    Twelve community projects in the Harrogate area have been given a boost by more than 200 staff from ventilation manufacturer EnviroVent. EnviroVent staff in Harrogate, were given a day away from work as part of an ‘In it together’ initiative where they volunteered to help out on a range of projects. This included assisting with the set-up of a fund-raising Urban […]
  • The secret to being sustainable and successful – new Schneider Electric research

    By Debbie Eales on September 14, 2017
    Cross-sector research from Schneider Electric explores how organisations are tackling the challenge of balancing sustainability with urbanisation, digitisation and industrialisation Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation has launched a report that reveals 87 per cent of UK organisations find themselves torn between doing the right thing for the environment and meeting the business objectives of today. […]
  • ESP expands range of Aperta Door Entry Kits

    By BSEE on September 13, 2017
    ESP has introduced a range of new door entry kits, which bring together in one handy boxed unit, all the elements required to install a simple video door entry system. Designed for the domestic market, as well as small to medium commercial installations, there are four different video door entry kits in the range, with each one available with either […]
  • Why are my electricity costs increasing?

    By BSEE on September 13, 2017
    Wholesale power prices have been volatile in recent years however they are currently at levels similar to 2013 as the below graph represents. WHY therefore are commercial customers seeing an increase in electricity costs on the bill? Joes Warren, co-founder of ZTP, a strategic energy management consultancy, explains. Answer – “Non- commodity” Costs Within the makeup of a standard electricity […]
  • Concerns rise over building owners’ attitude to life safety

    By Debbie Eales on September 12, 2017
    Research from life safety systems manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, suggests European installers are becoming increasingly concerned about their customers’ understanding of life safety systems and regulation. The survey, which questioned European installers, shed light on some worrying findings, including more than 60 per cent of respondents reporting that they visit a site where ‘the responsible person’ for fire safety is unknown […]
  • Top six SkillFRIDGE competitors announced as sights are set on the national final

    By Debbie Eales on September 8, 2017
    The SkillFRIDGE competition has toured the UK searching for the best apprentices and trainees studying up to Level 3 RACHP, and we can now reveal the six competitors who have come out on top in this year’s hotly contested series. Those invited to compete in the SkillFRIDGE national final are: Jonathon Lansdowne – Glasgow College Orlando Rawlings – Grimsby College […]
  • Leading industry stars win Power Players 2017

    By Debbie Eales on September 7, 2017
    Joseph Wu of T Clarke and Charlie Harwood of CEF crowned inaugural winners Two young and outstanding performers in the electrotechnical and engineering services industry have won the inaugural ‘Power Players’ initiative, following an announcement at the ED&I Expo in Birmingham yesterday (6 September). 26-year-old project manager Joseph Wu of T Clarke, and 24-year-old Charlie Harwood, a branch manager of […]