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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.

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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. 


The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says it is heartened by new statistics showing rapid growth in the low carbon and energy efficiency jobs market but says there is still a “sizeable skills gap” in many of the technical areas vital to delivering low carbon solutions. 

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The ECA took home the CO2onstruct Zero Partner of the year Award from the Construction Leadership Council.

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The 2050 target is getting closer, but clarity over exactly what organisations need to do to achieve net zero carbon remains hard to come by. Designed to help clients navigate complexity, global professional services firm RPS is delighted to be launching its first podcast – Building Sustainably: The Road to Net Zero.

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  • Marginal rise in overall construction output
  • Business optimism slumps to lowest for twoand-a-half years
  • Cost inflation eases to 22-month low

UK construction companies signalled a renewed slowdown in business activity growth during November, reflecting subdued demand and reduced risk appetite among clients. A number of survey respondents noted that higher borrowing costs and worries about the economic outlook had curtailed construction activity.


Following a record number of entries, CIBSE announce the shortlist for the 2023 Building Performance Awards.

Practical actions on building safety and accelerating the UK's progress to meeting its 2050 net zero emissions target are the focus subjects of this year's Build2Perform Live, the flagship event of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

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Electrical and sustainable energy specialists, Powercor, has announced the acquisition of one of the South East’s leading electrical businesses, Osborne & Collins.

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ABB and Caverion, a Northern & Central European-based expert for smart and sustainable built environments, today announced an agreement to strengthen their collaboration to advance energy efficiency and sustainability. 

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Lochinvar heat pump technology is playing a key part in reducing the carbon emissions at one of England’s leading universities.

Graham Bentley of Jasun Envirocare

An air filter manufacturing firm is investing in new automated equipment following increased demand, thanks to support from Lloyds Bank.

JS Wright Lakes Challengers

Intrepid team members from Birmingham building services provider J S Wright have raised more than £5,000 for their adopted charity after completing an epic challenge in the Lake District.

Net Zero Building Guide

The UK is committed to creating a net zero carbon economy by 2050. This places huge challenges on the construction and facilities management industries, which will need to rethink how buildings are designed, constructed, operated and maintained.

Scott Young of Samsung

Samsung Climate Solutions are delighted to welcome Scott Young (TMIET) to lead our expanding training programme. 

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The expected surge in the energy price cap to a rumoured £4,266 in January 2023 is not only causing distress for households but has also blown a hole in the Government's domestic heating strategy.

Steve Lister of Worcester Bosch

Worcester Bosch Sales & Marketing Director Steve Lister is taking early retirement after holding the position for nearly 20 years.


Showcasing the latest developments in practice, technology, and policy, the CIBSE Technical Symposium is a platform to engage with the latest research, guidance, and innovation.

Baxi Heat Pumps

The transition to low carbon heating is at a finely balanced tipping point with installers split on whether they will be installing heat pumps in their customers’ homes.

Veolia at Royal Berkshire Hospital

Veolia is now increasing energy savings at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading following a 15 year extension to the existing contract. 

Biotecture Canary Wharf

Biotecture - a company in the living wall sector - is celebrating its 15th year anniversary with an eye on the future.


CIBSE has launched the updated Commissioning Code M: Commissioning management. The original Code was published in 2003. This new document better represents modern commissioning and reflects current commissioning management best practices.

Signify has announced five new CIBSE accredited Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses to arm specifiers, lighting designers, facilities managers and installers with the knowledge to be able to respond to a range of business needs from meeting sustainability goals to protection from COVID-19. 


New for 2023, CIBSE introduce Best Digital Innovation category as part of the Building Performance Awards.

Idronics Magazine

The two new issues of Idronics UK aim to enhance industry knowledge of modern plumbing and heating best practice, covering topics such as, Heat Interface Units, system balancing, net-zero building and heat network design.  


The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has enjoyed further membership growth in recent weeks, with three new full members joining the association.

Vital Energi

Vital Energi has secured £72.3m of Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme funding for clients across the country, and will deliver projects using the latest technologies to save almost 15,000 tonnes of carbon per year.

Schneider Electric and RIB

Schneider Electric and RIB have partnered with Building Transparency, a non-profit organisation that has developed the Embodied Carbon Calculator.

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New regulations for existing homes mean that, from June 15th, 2022, heating installers will be required to install thermostatic room controls when replacing a boiler.

Baxi training.

Baxi Commercial Solutions is pleased to announce the return of face-to-face product training at its Warwick Commercial Training Academy.

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The Heat Network Design Guide aims to ensure specifiers, consultants, and contractors achieve the designed system performance post build, and how maximum energy savings from Heat Interface Units (HIUs) can only be achieved if the system is designed, installed, and commissioned correctly.

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CIBSE has launched the updated Commissioning Code M: Commissioning management. The original Code was published in 2003. This new document better represents modern commissioning and reflects current commissioning management best practices.

Net Zero Carbon Buildings

A cross-industry steering group, representing stakeholders across the built environment, have joined together to develop a standard for verifying UK buildings as net zero carbon.

Inclusivity in Engineering

In response to the lack of women and other under-represented groups in the building services engineering sector - less than 1% of tradespeople are female - leading Awarding Organisation (AO), LCL Awards has launched an Inclusivity Charter for its centres, to encourage them to take steps to make their training facilities welcoming places, with flexible course options to suit people from all walks of life.


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.

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  • 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.

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A snap survey of members of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) reveals long-term concerns over inflation, with 80% of respondents viewing it as an issue in the next 12 months and beyond. 

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The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have launched new guidance AM17: Heat pumps for large non-domestic buildings. 


The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has completed its trilogy of free guides designed to help building owners and managers turn their buildings into ‘safe havens’ that protect occupants from health risks linked to airborne contaminants and viruses. 

SELECT’s campaign for regulation of the electrical industry continues to attract more backing, with two major industry organisations and four MSPs adding their names to the trade association’s Wall of Support.

BPEC 30 years

This year BPEC will celebrate 30 years of delivering industry leading qualifications, assessments, training courses and learning materials to the plumbing and heating industry and the wider energy sector. Established in 1992, it is a unique organisation led by employers for the benefit of the sectors, and all surplus funds generated by its activities are re-invested by The BPEC Charity.


Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has developed a ‘Smart Check’ app to help construction site operators verify the identities and qualifications of more than two million skills card holders. 

Operated by the AEMT and produced by Touchwave Media, the awards will again acknowledge the skill, effort, and dedication of the people and businesses serving this important industry sector.

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Property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard has strengthened its presence in the Southwest by opening an office in Bristol city centre. Situated in the heart of Bristol, Pick Everard’s 15th national office will be headed up by director, Kieran Bradley. 


GEZE UK, has updated its Product Guide and Price List to help architects, architectural ironmongers and specifiers choose the most effective product for their needs.

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The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has developed a new training course focused on the Building Safety Bill. The course is designed to support building services professionals in preparing for and complying with the most significant reform to building regulations in 50 years.

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Engineering services alliance Actuate UK is working with Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) – an independent, not for profit, centre of excellence for energy systems innovation and transformation for net zero - on a strategy to boost the creation of a skilled workforce that will play a central role in reducing emissions from the built environment and deliver on the government carbon targets.

Michael Lennox, Partnership Manager at CITB

The Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) launches a new guide - Summary of Funding and Business Support Available to Scottish Construction Companies. The guide is just one of the actions from the Scottish Government (SG) funded CLF Recovery Plan of actions aligned with SG policies and the Construction Scotland Industry Strategy.

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Combat Heating Solutions have launched a new website which has been designed and updated to offer a more user-friendly experience with improved navigation, functionality and the addition of a technical help page providing users with easy access to essential information.


A leading UK Retail giant’s distribution centre, located in Milton Keynes is a state-of-the-art facility and is one of the UK’s largest, covering a 45 acres site – the size of 12 football pitches.

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Peak performance from Quickfridge

Calling it a Quickfridge might be stretching it, but charity fundraiser Daniel Fairbrother made the most of support from Beijer Ref in the gruelling 100km Peak District Ultra Challenge.

LIA launches its new Website, Online Learning Portal and Member Engagement Platform

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) has announced the successful launch of its newly refreshed website, which went live on 2nd July 2024. This launch marks a significant milestone in the LIA's ongoing commitment to enhancing member experience and providing key resources for continuing professional development.