BESA, low margins, Lord Adonis, Rob Driscoll, Tim Rook
Driscoll: Adonis insensitive and detached from reality.

BESA slams Adonis’ criticism of industry’s worries over margins

The Building and Engineering Services Association (BESA) has reacted in the strongest terms to Labour peer Lord Adonis as he dismissed fears over low margins in the construction industry.

Panasonic
Panasonic acquires AMP with sights set on UK growth

Panasonic aims high in UK air conditioning market

Electronics giant Panasonic has its sights set on major growth in the UK and European markets. At the start of September this year, Panasonic made its first move with the acquisition of AMP Air Conditioning, one of UK’s largest distributors.

CIBSE, Society of Digital Engineering
More building services engineers are entering the digital sphere as new technology impacts on the industry.
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CIBSE launches Society of Digital Engineering

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has launched the Society of Digital Engineering (SDE). At the launch on 12th September, CIBSE president Peter Y Wong said: “The formation of the Society of Digital Engineering demonstrates the importance of digital technology in the building services sector and the commitment of CIBSE to develop the art and science of digital engineering.”

Electrical Contractors' Association, ECA, energy market, distributed energy, Ofgem, energy storage, batteries, renewables, Paul Reeve
Paul Reeve

Smart energy revolution

Paul Reeve looks at government plans to enable a distributed energy future and sees the disruption of our energy market – and future opportunities for our industry.

Brace for impact

As Ofgem and National Grid rethink how commercial customers are charged for electricity transmission costs, businesses will see significant changes in what they’re paying and when. MBS considers the proposed changes and how they might impact energy use.

The real cost of your pump

Steve Schofield explains why it’s vital to consider lifetime costs when specifying pumps – and why over-sizing is to be avoided.

Heat of the moment

Graham Hazell provides an update on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme and looks at how proposed reforms could impact on the industry.

Ofgem and National Grid propose changes to business electricity charging

Two of the national bodies for distributing and overseeing the country’s electricity market are working on proposals that will impact how businesses pay for their power – and how much.

BEIS aims to push UK to forefront of battery technology

The Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched the £246 million Faraday Challenge to boost UK expertise in battery technology.

Aldi commits to renewable and low energy technologies

Supermarket success story Aldi has committed to converting all of its UK stores to CO2 refrigeration. By the end of 2018 up to 100 stores will be converted, at a cost of £20 million.

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