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

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

BESA disappointed by axing of green homes grant

The decision to axe the Green Homes Grant scheme could undermine the government’s entire decarbonisation strategy, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The industry body said it was “disappointed by this short-sighted decision” and pointed out that it would make the building services industry even more suspicious of any future government initiatives linked to the...

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Powerful business case for air quality

Improving air quality is not just the right thing to do in terms of public health but will also have a significant impact on business profitability and productivity, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). Research carried out by CBI Economics on behalf of the Clean Air Fund shows that, apart from the obvious health impacts, poor air quality also reduces productivity,...

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Energy data must underpin decarbonisation plan

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the government’s £1bn decarbonisation strategy to improve the performance of industrial and commercial buildings. However, it has called for clearer focus on energy efficiency backed by a renewed campaign to improve measuring and monitoring of “actual, real life energy use”, which it believes should underpin every decarbonisation...

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Positive and puzzled – BESA reacts to Budget

The Chancellor deserves credit for increasing investment in apprentices, committing to infrastructure investment and low carbon projects in this week’s Budget, but cuts to the Green Homes Grant and failure to address the industry’s concerns of changes to the VAT regime are disappointing, according to the Building Engineering Services Association. Rishi Sunak doubled the funding available to...

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Opening windows will not protect schools, says BESA

The return of thousands of children to schools in England next week has reignited the debate about how best to minimise the risk of virus transmission including the need for better ventilation, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association believes that decades of under-investment in school buildings has been brought sharply into focus by the pandemic. It...

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