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Latest news on the initiatives and activities being undertaken by the BESA in support of its members and the building engineering services sector.

Friday, May 20, 2022

BESA backs CIBSE president’s ‘inspire the next’ vision

The building services industry has been urged to rally behind new CIBSE President Kevin Mitchell’s campaign to inspire a new generation of engineers who can help society solve its big technical and scientific challenges.  The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) congratulated Mitchell on taking up this prestigious role and called for greater collaboration between industry bodies,...

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Friday, May 20, 2022

BESA updates air quality guidance to mirror WHO targets

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has updated technical guidance designed to help building managers improve the health, well-being, and productivity of occupants.  Its revised ‘Guide to Good Practice: Indoor Air Quality for Health & Well-being’ (H&W002) now reflects tougher targets set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which revised its own air quality advice last...

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Trade unions push for indoor air quality pledge

Trade unions and scientists want employers to sign a pledge to protect the health and well-being of their employees by improving workplace conditions, including turning their buildings into ‘safe havens’ from polluted air.  The Public & Commercial Services (PCS) union is seeking high level government support for an ‘Employer Pledge’ developed by Independent SAGE – the group of scientists...

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Friday, May 13, 2022

CBI Conference Series: Achieving Net Zero

CBI is offering BESA members free tickets to its Achieving Net Zero conference, taking place on 7 - 8 June 2022 at the Science Museum in London.  Following COP26, the context for decarbonisation has changed dramatically. Amidst a global energy crisis and geopolitical turmoil, businesses must still lead the UK's transition to net zero. Join CBI to gain insights on how the UK's net zero strategy...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Business survey takes on greater significance

The latest survey of members carried out by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) will provide vital market intelligence that can help the industry shape a strategy to cope with extremely challenging economic conditions.  Rising material prices, shortages of staff, and turbulent financial markets are creating a confusing picture so BESA is urging all of its members to provide...

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