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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.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

BESA flags critical fire damper safety issue

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has issued an urgent warning about a potential fire safety weakness in a large number of building ventilation systems.  It has issued an interim technical bulletin (VH001) ahead of a full update of its industry guidance for the ‘Installation of Fire Dampers and Smoke Dampers’ (DW145) which is due for launch at the Association’s National...

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

BESA puzzled by missed opportunity to mandate clean air

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says it is surprised that changes to pollution laws announced by the government ignore the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and do not reflect the latest advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The Association welcomed new measures from the Department for Food, the Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) aimed at helping local...

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Industry must take circular route says BESA

The Circular Economy could play a crucial role in helping the building services sector develop more effective net zero strategies, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  In welcoming a new report from the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), the Association pointed out that adopting more reusable materials and cutting waste could also go some way towards tackling the...

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

BESA launches national conference programme

This year’s BESA National Conference will take place on Thursday, October 20 at the Novotel London West.  The over-arching theme is: ‘Bringing buildings to life’ and it will feature a wide range of speakers considering how the industry can make buildings “fit for people, fit for purpose, and fit for life”.  The one- day event marks a return to an ‘in person’ format after two-years of virtual...

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

German lessons should inspire UK net zero action

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged the UK government to follow the example of Germany, which has announced plans to spend €177.5bn on climate action, including €56bn on a huge programme of building renovations.  Germany’s Climate and Transformation Fund aims to reduce the 30% of the country’s total energy consumption that is used to generate space and water heating...

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