Industry Comment

  • Non-domestic buildings must not be the ‘poor relation’

    By Debbie Eales on November 13, 2014
    “Non-domestic buildings must not be the poor relation if we are serious about tackling carbon emissions; they account for over a third of buildings emissions and around 13 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions overall,” says Ross Anderson, Director of the Industrial and Commercial Energy Association (ICOM). He made the comment following the publication of the Labour Party’s […]
  • Energy efficiency – global powerhouse, local challenge

    By BSEE on November 11, 2014
    By Steve Harrison, President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) In October, the International Energy Agency (IEA) identified energy efficiency as the ‘invisible powerhouse’ that is improving energy security, lowering bills and helping to reach climate goals in many of the world’s most developed countries. For those involved in building services and building controls, the report is significant because […]
  • Is construction still a losing game for most women?

    By BSEE on August 20, 2014
    With so few women in the construction industry that the figure is “unmeasurable”, Julia Evans (pictured), Chief Executive of BSRIA, calls for a more inclusive approach… Cynics might cast a sceptical eye at the timing of the Cabinet reshuffle, but the fact that women are more prominent in politics is a cause for celebration. Women comprise 52% of Britain’s population, […]
  • CE marking is a ‘minefield’ for construction industry

    By Debbie Eales on April 30, 2014
    The UK’s construction industry and its supply base is walking a tightrope over CE markings for construction products, according to one of the industry’s leading suppliers. The warning, from Tarmac Building Products, is aimed at specifiers, contractors and local authorities who have a duty of care to ensure that all products used on construction projects conform to the new regulations, […]
  • Heating industry shake up

    By BSEE on April 1, 2014
    BEAMA Association Director Colin Timmins discusses the issues concerning regulations and energy labelling with regards to heating.   The installation of wet heating systems is due for a bit of a shake up next year when the long awaited EU Ecodesign and energy labelling regulations for space heaters and water heaters come into force. Or at least that’s the intention. […]
  • Level the playing field for domestic VO to join SAP

    By BSEE on April 1, 2014
    By Jeremy Dodge, Head of Marketing & Technical Services for Marshall-Tufflex Installing voltage optimisation systems in all UK homes would deliver annual energy savings of more than 10,000GWh, equivalent to 4.6MtCO2, putting many millions of pounds back into the pockets of hard-pressed householders.   Even if just 10% of the population adopted this approach the power, carbon and cash savings […]
  • Boiler refurbishment is good business sense

    By BSEE on April 1, 2014
    Darren Finley, National Sales Director for Ideal Commercial Boilers, explains why now is the perfect time for businesses to invest in energy saving building refurbishment, and how manufacturers of high efficiency appliances can use their knowledge of the industry to inform companies about the many financial benefits of installing modern condensing boilers.   Over recent months, there has been a […]
  • Let technology lead the way

    By BSEE on February 26, 2014
    By Stuart Gaunt of Reggiani Lighting   From the moment LED emerged as an effective light source it has taken the market by storm and this technology is now seen as the only way to achieve cost effective lighting installations.   In fact LED is widely thought to be the perfect replacement technology for our beloved halogen lamp as well […]
  • The holistic approach to heating

    By BSEE on February 26, 2014
    Amidst the current climate of rising fuel costs, Pete Mills, Commercial Technical Operations Manager at Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, explains how taking a more holistic approach to the provision of heating and hot water can result in maximum efficiency levels.   The impact of rising fuel costs is undoubtedly a hot topic in the building services industry. Given the […]
  • New blood for the building services sector

    By BSEE on January 31, 2014
    By Rob Moore, Operations Manager for JTL   Arguably, there has never been a time when attracting new blood into the building services sector has been so important. Over the past few years of recession, there has been a marked reduction in the number of young people entering the building services sector as many employers, understandably, found themselves having to […]