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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, December 16, 2022

BESA welcomes trebling of green jobs

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.  There were three times more ‘green’ jobs advertised in the UK this year than in 2021, according to the business...

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Whitty report can be turning point for ventilation

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says support from the UK’s Chief Medical Officer for more investment in indoor air quality (IAQ) could unleash a wave of ventilation improvements in buildings. 

The Association praised Professor Chris Whitty for making air quality the focus of his 2022 annual report and for making better IAQ a medical priority. 

He wrote that IAQ was becoming...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

BESA welcomes ‘shot in the arm’ for heat pump training

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says the £9.2m in government funding for energy efficiency and heat pump training announced last week is a welcome boost for green skills.  The new money is designed to support 8,900 training courses across England and was awarded by the department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) following its Home Decarbonisation Skills...

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Friday, December 2, 2022

BESA thanks Steve Hudson for ‘exceptional service’

BESA chief executive David Frise paid tribute to Steve Hudson, divisional manager at Derry Building Services, who is stepping down as a trustee marking the end of more than 30 years’ service to the Association.  Hudson is retiring from Derry after 27 years with the company and almost half a century in the building engineering sector. As well as being a BESA trustee, he is a former chair of the...

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Building Safety Act is “massive, but not new”

There is nothing in the Building Safety Act for building services contractors to fear, according to a senior spokesperson for the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).  Neil Hope-Collins urged delegates at CIBSE’s Build2Perform conference and exhibition to embrace the new building safety laws that came into force in April and take advantage of the legal powers they give to specialist...

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