• BESA Training pauses apprentice end point assessments

    By Elizabeth Jordan on April 3, 2020
    The training arm of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has announced, following discussions with the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), that it is suspending the delivery of End Point Assessments (EPA) for apprentices during the Coronavirus pandemic. EPAs include a practical assessment of the apprentice’s work, which is not realistic during the current lockdown and with social distancing rules […]
  • High-Efficiency Carrier Chillers Chosen for New MRI Scanner Facility at University Hospital of Wales

    By Elizabeth Jordan on March 26, 2020
    A new multi-million pound MRI scanner facility at NHS University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, is being cooled by high-efficiency chillers from Carrier. Carrier’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) business is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Three Carrier AquaSnap® 30 RBP air-cooled liquid chillers have been installed […]
  • 10 top tips for energy professionals when shutting your building down

    By Elizabeth Jordan on March 25, 2020
    With the recent announcement made by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, your organisation may be shutting down the office for the foreseeable future. To help ensure this can be done as efficiently as possible, we asked our Senior Energy Consultant, Sam Arje, to share some advice on ensuring your office is running safely while you’re away, whilst still saving you […]
  • Steam Systems expert “BOAS’ts” training accreditation

    By Elizabeth Jordan on March 24, 2020
    Steam systems expert and trainer at Spirax Sarco’s UK Steam Technology Centre (UKSTC) Mike Maslanka is only one of 20 people in the UK to be awarded the highly regarded Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) Trainer Certification by the Combustion Engineering Association (CEA). The BOAS is a nationally recognised certification for boiler operators and helps employers demonstrate that they have […]
  • Worcester Bosch comments on the budget

    By Elizabeth Jordan on March 16, 2020
    Commenting on the Budget, Martyn Bridges, director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch commented; “There are encouraging signs for the decarbonisation of the heating industry within this year’s Budget, in particular the £100m grant for homes to adopt low-carbon heating. However, if the £100m fund is to be an outright “donation” to persuade someone to change their […]
  • Energy Management series: Where to begin

    By Elizabeth Jordan on March 12, 2020
    Over the next 12 months, we are going to guide you through the process of establishing an energy management strategy that is fully embedded in your organisation. It’s a process like any other and in this introductory strategic overview, we want to give you the basic secrets to success; knowledge, power and resilience. Knowledge This element is all about knowing […]
  • Why aren’t more women in trades?

    By Elizabeth Jordan on March 6, 2020
    To mark International Women’s Day, Karen Sloan, Managing Director – gas maintenance at national property services business Liberty, discusses why attracting more woman into the sector is key to its long-term future More women are in work than ever before. Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed a record 72.1% of UK women aged over 16 were […]
  • HVACR Live 20 – 22 April 2020 ExCel London

    By Elizabeth Jordan on March 5, 2020
    HVACR Live, the UK’s only dedicated national event for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration sectors, which was due to take place from 20-22 April 2020 at ExCeL London, has been postponed. Event organiser Karena Cooper said: “This was a very difficult decision as HVACR Live was set to be a fantastic event and unlike anything we’ve done before. […]
  • Energy management series: Who will be my buddy?

    By Elizabeth Jordan on March 2, 2020
    Adopting good energy management practices can present significant challenges to an organisation. To successfully introduce an energy management strategy that will potentially disrupt and seek to influence a wide audience will need good support throughout the business. One person will never be enough, not only to launch such a strategy, but also to sustain it. This leads us back to […]
  • BPMA Signs Membership Swap with HHIC

    By Sarah on December 27, 2019
    Building on the unprecedented success that the British Pump Manufacturer’s Association (BPMA) has enjoyed over recent months in securing new members, it has recently agreed a reciprocal membership agreement with the Heating & Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC). The HHIC (www.hhic.org.uk/) which has its headquarters in Kenilworth, Warwickshire is the industry voice for the UK domestic heating and hot water industry. […]