2023 January

Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah and Nathan Wood

Air quality and child health campaigner Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah has been made a CBE for services to public health in the King’s New Year Honours. 

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ABB has achieved carbon neutral operations at its factory in Porvoo, Finland, reducing CO2 emissions by 636 tons in its first year. 

Heat Pump Award Forum

Trane® by Trane Technologies  has been awarded the European Heat Pump Association’s (EHPA) People’s Choice Award for its Thermal System installation at Broomfield College in Derby.

CIBSE Graduate of the year

CIBSE Young Engineers Awards (YEAs) 2022 recognised future industry change makers, as they address the big questions around the role of engineering in delivering a safe, healthy, and sustainable built environment for all.

Time to look at buildings

Hunting for carbon

19 January, 2023

The pivotal role of the built environment in achieving global climate change goals was highlighted again at the recent COP27 gathering in Egypt, but David Frise, Group Chief Executive Officer at Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) points out that to reduce carbon emissions, you must first find where they are coming from. 

It's a long way down!

 Eur Ing Dave Cooper, CEO of LECS (UK),  an independent engineering consultancy for lifts and escalators, looks at one key aspect of lift safety - using a release key.

Electrical Installation

Paul Allen, head of power distribution at CMD Ltd, discusses the need for flexibility in the specification of power distribution systems for office buildings as the commercial property sector continues to adjust to new working cultures and practices.

Pete Mills, Commercial Technical Operations Manager for Bosch Commercial & Industrial, outlines why the company has made CO sensors mandatory on cascade systems.

CSA Index Cover

MBS is pleased to carry a link to the CSA Index - the Commissioning Specialists Association newsletter - several times a year. If you didn't get a print edition of the magazine you can read it here in PDF form. 

Car Park Ventilation.

Simon Plummer, Divisional Manager for Axials at Nuaire, says ongoing maintenance is key for working buildings to remain safe and compliant when it comes to smoke management and fire safety.

The editorial programme for 2023 is now available. Click below to download the 2023 editorial programme.

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Manufacturer helps equip skills centre

Ideal Heating has helped to equip a new £500,000 green energy centre in Merseyside which is seeking to attract fresh talent into the heating industry.

Acoustic solutions suite with easy access to services at University of Birmingham

A suite of ceiling and wall acoustic solutions have been specified for The University of Birmingham’s new landmark Molecular Sciences building, which will provide a hub for research and academic work.