Industry News

  • BSRIA extends scope of its UKAS accreditation for hot water heat pumps testing

    By Sarah on May 13, 2019
    BSRIA has successfully extended the scope of its UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to include testing of domestic hot water heat pumps in accordance with BS EN 16147:2017. BSRIA provides testing of domestic hot water heat pumps to determine thermal performance and provide test results suitable for applications including the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), Heat Pump Keymark and the […]
  • BCIA Awards winners revealed

    By Sarah on May 13, 2019
    The winners of the 2019 Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards were announced at an exclusive ceremony and gala dinner on 09 May at the swanky Hilton Birmingham Metropole Birmingham. Multi-award winning comedian and writer Holly Walsh hosted this year’s distinguished awards which saw not only a record number of entries but also a record number of guests. Anyone who […]
  • How to beat stress and keep the mind healthy

    By Sarah on May 13, 2019
    British Safety Council launches wellbeing videos with exercises and advice to help workers beat stress and maintain good mental health. As we enter Mental Health Awareness Week (13 – 19 May), it is still true to say that mental health is considered the poor relation of physical health. Too many people are suffering in silence while at work. The British […]
  • Xylem invites water challenges on board its demo van at Water Equipment Show 2019

    By Sarah on May 10, 2019
    Global water solutions and technology provider Xylem is inviting delegates of the Water Equipment Show 2019 to visit its brand new demo van stand and discuss their most challenging water issues. The event will be presented by Pump Centre at the Telford International Centre on 16 May and is themed ‘Pumping & Pumping Systems – A New Horizon?’. As one […]
  • Green electricity for more affordable hydrogen

    By Sarah on May 10, 2019
    Research platform with optimised electrolyzer up and running at commercial power-to-gas plant. Hydrogen sourced from green electricity can increase the share of renewables in the transportation sector and reduce particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions. There is a catch, though – green gas production is still too expensive. The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and its […]
  • Business leader Jim Pridham becomes new ECA President

    By Sarah on May 8, 2019
    Highly respected businessman and electrical engineer Jim Pridham of JR Pridham Services Limited, has become ECA President. Pridham began his electrical training in the Royal Navy, where he held various roles as an electrical mechanic on ships and submarines between 1971 and 1978. Pridham finished his time in the Navy as a leading ordnance electrical mechanic and went on to […]
  • Major housebuilder launches pilot scheme to address the needs of future generations 

    By Sarah on May 7, 2019
    Local MSP and Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP has revealed two prototype homes at Taylor Wimpey’s Dargavel Village development at Bishopton. These aim to respond to customer feedback and gather information, changing the way one of the UK’s largest housebuilders hopes to build homes in the future. As part of its research […]
  • Holly Walsh to host 2019 BCIA Awards

    By Sarah on May 3, 2019
    The event of the century within the building controls industry is almost upon us – are you ready? The illustrious 2019 BCIA Awards will be hosted by award winning comedian and writer Holly Walsh in an evening of unrivalled entertainment. Holly has wowed audiences across the UK by performing multiple sold out, critically acclaimed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe […]
  • Leading businesses shortlisted for ECA Awards

    By Sarah on May 3, 2019
    Winners of industry-leading awards will be announced on 7 June. Twenty-one high-performing businesses from across the electrotechnical and engineering services sector have been shortlisted by an independent panel of judges for the prestigious ECA Industry Awards 2019. The successful organisations have been recognised for their outstanding performance and achievements in the last year, with awards including ‘Contractor of the Year’, […]
  • ECA responds to Climate Change Report

    By Sarah on May 2, 2019
    Leading electrotechnical and engineering services trade body ECA has welcomed the Net Zero Report, issued today by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). ECA agrees with some of the main recommendations of the report, which advises that Government take actions to reach net-zero UK carbon emissions by 2050. ECA Energy & Emerging Technologies Solutions Advisor Luke Osborne said: “As well […]