2020 August

This year's CIBSE Napier Shaw medal was awarded to Jenny Crawley, Jez Wingfield and Cliff Elwell for their paper entitled ‘The relationship between airtightness and ventilation in new UK dwellings’. Jenny Crawley gives us an overview of their work. 

Covid

As buildings are reoccupied new challenges have appeared, not least limiting the risk of spreading the virus

A slightly scary statistic is that we now spend around 90% of our time indoors. How can BMS help improve the experience?

A slightly scary statistic is that we now spend around 90% of our time indoors. What can a well-designed BMS system do to improve that experience?

The new generation of Floodlight luminaires from LEDVANCE are now available in 10 to 50 watt models.

LG has greeted the latest news from Government regarding the Green Homes Grant positively with clarification received that the Grant can be used alongside the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI) as an upfront payment to provide an immediate offset for the capital cost of the heat pump, rather than having to wait for quarterly payments to cover this cost.

Delivery of a key, complex element of a core services building for a world-class centre without “a huge song and dance” has laid the foundation for a long-term working relationship.

System Hygienics have joined forces with Compliance Air and Water, following their successful attainment of an IFSM (The Institute of Fire Safety Managers) accreditation for a Fire Damper Testing Training Course.

A Yorkshire based boiler manufacturer is pleased to announce that its Murelle Revolution 30 hybrid boiler is now recognised in SAP.

Testing is now complete for Elta Fans’ Applied Technology division, so ventilation specifiers can access fully compliant high-temperature fan packages complete with a variable speed drive (VSD).

A leading building technologies manufacturer has announced the launch of a new, safe way to stay connected with customers, consultants and Partners.

British fan manufacturer Vent-Axia has been specified as part of a luxury 1,300mnew-build family home in Kingswood, Surrey. 

National engineering specialist SES Engineering Services has announced it is to commence work on its latest state-of-the-art custody suite project with lead contractor, Willmott Dixon.

The Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) industry has introduced a new Occupational Qualification Structure leading to Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Card recognition.

A series of recommended training routes have been developed by The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) to provide clear direction on the right paths to becoming a qualified electrician.

Zehnder Group UK has launched the Zehnder ZFP, a new generation of radiant ceiling panels.

The FCZ-H range of fan coils announced by Aermec addresses hygiene concerns by sanitising indoor air using ultraviolet (UV) light. 

Octave Design Services have been recognised by SME News as Leading Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Consultancy 2020-Cheshire. 

Making the transition to net zero operations is an important priority for every business, says Kirti Rudra of ENGIE

The Chancellor's Summer Statement indicates the government has heard the calls of the renewables industry. Max Halliwell asks: What next?

Retrofit

Optimising efficiency

12 August, 2020

As we work towards full decarbonisation of heat, we mustn’t neglect the current opportunities to improve and optimise the efficiency of the heating and hot water provision in buildings. Baxi Heating’s Dan Martindale explains.

Zero Carbon

The UK Green Building Council has released their framework for net zero carbon buildings. Beverley Quinn of TUV SUD talks us through it. 

The North East’s largest housing association, Thirteen is transforming its facilities management (FM) services with new mobile workforce management technology supplied by Leeds-based BigChange. 

New portfolio from Ledvance provides smart lighting

Schneider Electric and Sustainable Ventures have named the finalists of their Net Zero Home Programme. 

Adam Norton

Condair, has appointed Adam Norton as a humidifier service engineer based out of Edinburgh.

WSCAD announces the launch of the new SUITE X PLUS

Now available from Rinnai are Restart/Spares kits for all those sites coming out of lockdown. 

Hot water temperature precision and control are now being stated as major factors in the design, specification, and installation of any hot water delivery system. 

Britain’s first ever polyphase SMETS2 smart meter was installed on the 4th of August at a property in Gloucestershire.

Britain’s first ever polyphase SMETS2 smart meter was installed on the 4th of August at a property in Gloucestershire.

Dev portal

Distech Controls has launched a new Developer Portal.

Gilberts can make air as fresh as possible within educational buildings, and thus achieve compliance with Government guidelines.

COrefrigeration specialist Isentra has helped Uk food service wholesaler Brakes reach a new milestone in its goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% by 2025.

The tool now includes Mechanical & Control section (BMS) section to meet building management needs

SES Engineering Services’ (SES) has announced its latest contract win in the student accommodation sector.

BACnet International, KNX Association, OCF, Thread Group and the Zigbee Alliance today announced they are working together to better align commercial buildings with users' connectivity needs and to improve the integration of smart building products. The organisations behind the leading technology standards in the field of building automation are collaborating on this new initiative: "IP Building and Lighting Standards" (IP-BLiS). Together they are promoting a secure multi-standard IP-based infrastructure as a backbone in building automation to replace the inefficient, still-widespread use of siloed solutions. For this purpose, the operation of leading technology standards is to be harmonised, the fragmentation in smart building connectivity reduced and a broad acceptance of coexistent solutions promoted.

Carrier is offering three new Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses 

Viessman launches the new new Vitocal 100-A heat pump




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Richard Alger, MD of Fermod, Dies aged 78

It is with great sadness and regret that Fermod Ltd have to advise of the passing of their Managing Director, Richard Alger, after two years of poor health, having worked for Fermod for the last 47 years.

Priva Building Automation on Tour: Building technologies manufacturer takes latest innovations direct to customers

A leading building technologies manufacturer has announced the launch of a new, safe way to stay connected with customers, consultants and Partners.

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