The CCC proposes the ultimate push to solve climate change

In May, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) proposed new ambitious targets for the government to reduce greenhouse gases to zero by 2050. The CCC report Net Zero – the UK’s contribution to stopping climate change calls for the UK to adopt a new, zero greenhouse gas emission target by 2050 and large-scale low or zero-carbon heating installation by 2030.

BSRIA’s annual World BACS study for 2018 shows that the global market for BACS products grew by an estimated 4% annual growth rate (AGR) to reach…

The winners of the 2019 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards were announced at an exclusive ceremony 09 May at the Birmingham…

Willmott Dixon has selected REL Building Services to deliver the M&E package for a new £12m facility at the University of…

Highly respected businessman and electrical engineer Jim Pridham of JR Pridham Services, has become ECA President.

In the wake of the recent insolvency statistics published by Office of National Statistics (ONS) the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC)…

Reports from Deloitte and Barbour ABI highlight growth in the construction sector in spite of the challenging economic conditions and…



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Dr Gavin Dunn, CEO of CABE discusses how the industry needs to handle responsibility better. 

Facilities Show's Director, Chris Edwards tells us what to expect from this year's exhibition.

David Taylor, president of CABE talks about how to deal with the major skills shortage and the need to attract young people to rebuild the industry. 

In May, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) effectively put Government on the spot with a remarkable recommendation that the UK moves rapidly towards a ‘zero net carbon’ economy. Paul Reeve of the ECA examines the implications.

Renu Chopra reports on an interview with the author of a book that looks at the future of our workplaces, and puts people at the heart of design and engineering

A roundtable of industry experts and legal specialists calls for regulations on air quality in our cities. 

Adrian Walker discusses how the UK’s shifting energy sources and decarbonisation of the grid are changing the choices for heating in sectors such as hotels, schools and leisure centres.

Maintaining a comfortable environment for shoppers in a retail ‘shed’ can be challenging. Ian Dagley explains how a flexible approach helps to address these challenges

London’s Danubius Hotel upgraded its boilers with a space-saving solution to provide a reliable flow of hot water for demanding clientele.

Martin Fahey examines the wellbeing arguments for effective use of modern cooling technologies.

Colin Goode asks some searching questions about the design of air conditioning systems in a market that has some pretty tough demands.

Virgin founder and world-famous marketeer Richard Branson wants the air conditioning market to make radical technical changes, but Daikin Applied UK’s James Henley* believes that manufacturers are already on the right track.

Mark Todd, chairman of the Commissioning Specialists Association, explains why BiPolar UK is his chosen charity for this year.

The judging for the 2019 CSA Awards took place on 14th May at the CSA’s headquarters in Horsham. The judges worked hard through an extensive manual of entries – with all agreeing that this year has seen some of the highest-quality entries since the Awards were established.

Steven Booth explains that some of the common practices employed during pre-commissioning cleaning have the potential to introduce problems rather than solve them.

Reliable, clear and effective lighting in hospitals plays a key role in all aspects of operational effectiveness, patient recovery as well as staff productivity. Nathan Cole explains the benefits of lighting control.

Smart buildings can deliver a whole host of benefits for any business and open up a wealth of opportunities. Daniel Lilley explains

Jon Belfield, president of the BCIA, compares a well-designed smart building argues it’s not the quantity of technology implemented that makes a building truly smart, it’s about choosing the right technology for the right system.

Maximising use of on-board and cost-effective optional controls is a simple step that can enhance both boiler and system performance, says Paul Arnold

Drew Clough explains why contractors should be changing their business model to accommodate offsite construction and in doing so improve the efficiency and productivity of their business.

Andy Green outlines the current legislative requirements to reduce NOx emissions and how the commercial HVAC sector should continue to implement change.

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.

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.

Renu Chopra considers the impact of social media on retail property.

When building occupants think of wellbeing and how to improve their surroundings, HVAC systems may not be at the top of their list.

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