College named official Hub for renewables training

Central Sussex has been awarded Hub status by the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies for its high-quality provision and expertise in renewables training and assessments — as identified in an initiative aimed for training providers which can offer the best range of specialist skills for the installation and maintenance of technologies such as solar energy

The range of courses offered includes the installation and maintenance of solar thermal, solar PV, heat pumps and rainwater harvesting and recycling. All training is mapped against National Occupational Standards.

Dean Wynter, director of the faculty of construction, said, ‘The Government’s agenda to reduce carbon emissions means that green energies are a huge growth area, and the college is committed to ensuring that local building-services workers are competent in installing sustainable-energy devices and are meeting the legislative demands of the industry.’




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Grenfell is the building industry's Piper Alpha says CIBSE

The recent passage of the Building Safety Act is a welcome recognition of the fact that making safe buildings is a highly skilled operation says the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, endorsing the need for more effective regulation and a profound change in culture.

Underlying project-starts uptick indicates gradual recovery, Glenigan data suggests

  • 13% rise in detailed planning approvals against the preceding three months
  • 18% decline in main contract awards against the previous year
  • 9% increase in underlying starts during the three months to May

Glenigan has released the June 2022 edition of its Construction Review.