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News Archive - July 2021

BESA guidance opens door to air quality ‘safe havens’ 29 July 2021

The removal of most Covid restrictions in the UK has increased calls for clearer practical guidance and the setting of specific indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminant targets to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants....


National Refrigerants steps up with Beijer Ref UK 29 July 2021

The long standing partnership between National Refrigerants and Beijer Ref UK has been further strengthened by the recent signing of a five year exclusive supply deal for RW Refrigeration Wholesale....


CIBSE calls for comment on Guide M 22 July 2021

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is asking for comment on one of its most widely used guidance documents- Guide M: Maintenance Engineering and Management, ahead of a complete update....


Government “reluctant to acknowledge problems” around UKCA Mark, according to BCIA 21 July 2021

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is backing calls for an extension on the transition time for products to display the new UKCA Mark instead of the established EU ‘CE’ Mark....


A-Gas Italia launched 21 July 2021

A-Gas, a leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated products and services, has launched A-Gas Italia. This follows completion of the company’s purchase of the Safety Hi-Tech reclamation business in Italy. Based in ...


New look for contactless SKILLcard 20 July 2021

One of the building services industry’s largest personnel registration schemes has revamped the cards operatives must carry to gain access to sites....


Driver shortage set to disrupt supply chain 20 July 2021

The supply chain to the UK’s leading manufacturers is teetering on the edge of collapse this summer and needs urgent Government intervention – Enginuity has warned. A ‘perfect storm’ brought about by a Brexit exodus of European drivers, Covid ...


ECAC joins REAL Alternatives 20 July 2021

ECAC, a refrigeration, HVAC and F-Gas training and certification provider has joined REAL Alternatives, the international programme for low GWP alternatives technician training, as National Lead on REAL Alternatives training for Ireland....


Cold stores warning as government plots new energy rules for industrial buildings 19 July 2021

The Cold Chain Federation has urged government to ensure that any plans to set new ‘energy performance standards’ for industrial buildings must reflect the unique role of cold storage facilities and energy challenges involved in keeping products ...


Christian Wehrle appointed CEO of Bitzer 19 July 2021

Bitzer SE has appointed Christian Wehrle, long-standing member of the executive board and chief operations officer, as chairman of the executive board with immediate effect. At the same time Rainer Große-Kracht, member of the executive board and ...


Covid fallout could lead to a harsh winter for construction 19 July 2021

The lifting of Covid restrictions has been greeted with much excitement, with the buzz of freedom and foreign holidays filling the headlines for the past few weeks. Yet construction experts claim Covid continues to cast a dark shadow on their ...


BESA urges firms to ‘play fair’ on payment 09 July 2021

It is more important than ever that companies treat their supply chain partners fairly, especially when it comes to payment, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....


Illegal refrigerant trade flourishes in Europe 09 July 2021

With the world heading for a temperature rise above 3°C this century, far beyond the universally recognised Paris Agreement target of 1.5°C, Europe’s ambitions to fight climate change are under threat by increasing trade in illegal ...


Two changes in senior FETA positions 08 July 2021

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced two changes in its senior officer roles. Paul White has been appointed FETA chairman, replacing Mark Woods who has stepped down after two years in the role. Mark Woods has also ...


Aermec’s six of the best 08 July 2021

Aermec has bolstered its sales team with six strategic appointments to meet increasing workloads and continued business growth....


Construction recovery led by house building and commercial work 06 July 2021

The recovery in UK construction output gained further momentum during June, according to the latest PMI data....


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