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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, October 28, 2021

BESA welcomes Budget boost for green skills

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has applauded the Chancellor for setting aside £3.8bn for education and skills with particular focus on additional support for SMEs and the creation of new T-levels to help young adults take up vocational careers. The new funds announced in this week’s Budget back up promises made by the government in last week’s Net Zero strategy to create...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

BESA's COP26 Manifesto – turning vision into reality

Environmental activist Greta Thurnberg dismissed the COP26 conference in Glasgow as a talking shop. Just more ‘blah, blah, blah’ and no action, however, some in our sector believe it doesn’t need to be like that. 74% of respondents to a recent BESA webinar poll said the COP26 Conference would be a ‘game changer’ for our industry and 81% said it would increase business across the sector. The built...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Built environment engineering ‘crucial’ to COP26 pledges

World leaders attending the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow will need to prioritise decarbonising buildings to achieve their wider climate change goals, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  The Association has drafted a ‘manifesto’ for the conference, which highlights the role of the built environment as both polluter and potential source of climate change...

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Skills plan needed to back up heat strategy, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the Heat and Buildings strategy published by the government this week. New gas boilers will be banned from 2035 as the government seeks to transition homes to low carbon alternatives. It has pledged to drive down the cost of installing and operating electric heat pumps by shifting green surcharges from electricity to gas bills to...

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Friday, October 15, 2021

BESA wins industry Covid award

BESA has become the first ever winner of the Covid Innovation Award as part of this year’s HVR Awards. The judges praised the Association for quickly setting itself up as a go to point of contact for business and technical information from the very start of the pandemic. It brought the sector together around a series of online events, including daily webinars hosted by chief executive David...

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