Industry responds to CCC recommendations to ban gas boilers from new homes by 2025

The industry offers a mixed response to the CCC's proposal that the UK moves away from gas-fired domestic heating. And points out that more must be done to make the UK's housing stock sustainable.

CIBSE's Technical Symposium speakers will address the issue of air quality at the event at the end of April

Certsure, ECA and Electrical Safety First (ESF) join forces to drive measurement and recognitition

UK consumers embrace smart home technology, driving demand for digital heating controls

SES Engineering Services will be working on the new office scheme M7 in Stratford London

REL Building Services wins contract of the new BREEAM Excellent Richmond upon Thames college.

FETA offers guidance on risk assessments for flammable refrigerants



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Nicola Gillen, director and architect at Aecom talks about her new book 'Future Office' and why we need to focus on building workplaces for people.

"Over the years 'sustainability' has become the most overused word"- MBE Ant Wilson, Director, and AECOM Fellow

Director and AECOM fellow, MBE Ant Wilson talks about the importance of wellbeing for the industry and its clients.

Steve Martin, director of technical for the ECA considers if fundamental reform is finally on the way in the post-Grenfell construction sector and explains government plans for change.

In the third in a series of articles by the Commissioning Specialists Association, we continue to highlight some of the misconceptions about the role of commissioning, by asking four quite simple questions; what, why, when and who. Here we expand on the all-important ‘when’?

MBS reporter Renu Chopra looks into the future of building services design for offices.

New guidelines on pressure relief valves and safety valves have been published by SAFed. Les Littlewood outlines the key points and the correct usage.

Angela Reid outlines the numerous labelling schemes available for buildings, and notes the importance of understanding what each offers owners and managers.

With a 51% increase in the Climate Change Levy occurring on 1st April, Sebastian Gray explains one method to calculate your CCL tax liability accurately.

With a growing trend towards off-site construction, Andrew Miele looks at the benefits and considerations of prefabricated modular solutions for the UK’s buildings.

Chris Caton explains how environmental and financial demands are driving the market for modular boilers, particularly in buildings where demand varies widely every day.

More than being the answer in an emergency, boiler hire has other advantages. Russ Baker discusses how customer considerations are changing.

Stephen Booth explains how a variable speed cold water booster could be a better option for promoting a greener future.

Is reluctance to move away from traditional materials still holding us back when it comes to drainage pipes and fittings? 

Improving the performance of hydronic balancing valves requires accurate commissioning, says Paul Wightman.

The option of gas-fired radiant heating offers a solution for industrial and commercial projects.

Times are changing for the heating sector. Russell Dean maps out the route from harmful fossil fuels to clean energy.

Stephanie Gregory looks at the alternative approach to heating for a decarbonised future.

Paul Collins highlights the importance of proactive maintenance for saving energy and running costs.

Dave Cooper looks at the heavy load of documentation, legal obligations and standards to be reached at the varying stages in the life cycle of a lift and shares his experiences in the field of lift maintenance.

Space is now at a premium in urban areas, and we’re seeing more and more buildings being constructed upwards resulting in people having to live in closer proximity to one another.

How one university successfully updated the cooling and capacity for its data centre.

Mike Hefford, looks at how a high-efficiency technology like CHP can help hospitals reduce energy costs, improve environmental performance, and increase energy security

Mission-critical data centres require high security and reliability, and indoor air quality plays a crucial role in keeping blade server racks and electronic components fully functional. Mark Taylor explains

At this point it would be useful if MBS could give its readers a clear indication of how Brexit will affect the industry. Unfortunately, at the time of writing (26th March), I’m unable to offer any concrete conclusions – rather like the government itself.

Smart Buildings Expo, a major new addition to Facilities Show 2019, is set to showcase the products, innovations and thought leadership driving the smart buildings market.

The pump has always been the beating heart of any HVAC system, however with the latest generation of Armstrong DE pumps the heart of your building now has a brain.

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