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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.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

New Joblogic Refcom Software Module Ensures Fast and Accurate F-GAS Compliance

Joblogic and Refcom have collaborated to launch a software module in the UK that ensures F-Gas compliance.  It also makes it simpler and faster for HVAC engineers to comply since they can now input the data directly into a compliant logbook via a mobile app. Legislation demands that an engineer must track and record any movement of refrigerant gas in an official logbook.  There also needs to be a...

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

BESA secures extra funding for heat pump training

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has secured extra government funding to provide a further 200 free places on its online heat pump training course. BESA developed the installer training in collaboration with the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and heating equipment manufacturer Worcester Bosch. Launched in March, it has already trained for free more than 700 qualified plumbing...

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Monday, September 20, 2021

BESA launches comprehensive guide to heat pumps

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has updated its technical guidance on heat pump technology. The Guide to Good Practice for Heat Pump Installation (TR/30) is the most comprehensive summary of the technology produced so far. It clearly identifies and explains all the different types of heat pump available and clarifies which version to choose for each application. The guide,...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Record Infrastructure Plan Will Need ‘Colossal’ Skills Drive

The government’s announcement of a record £650bn investment in infrastructure projects over the next decade will be a massive boost to the building services sector but will need to be matched by an unprecedented surge in training and recruitment, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). A mixture of public money, private sector investment and the recruitment of more than...

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Heat network fund is a good start, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the launch of the £270 million Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF), which is designed to increase the use of low-carbon technologies in a new generation of heat networks. The Association said the funding would help increase interest and investment in the use of technologies like heat pumps, solar and geothermal energy to power networks...

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