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Net zero strategies: BESA says industry must take a circular route

According to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the circular economy could play a crucial role in helping the building services sector develop more effective net zero strategies, Following a new report from the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), the ...

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BESA backs report calling for buildings to be made more infection resilient

A government commissioned report calling for buildings to be made more infection resilient through the imposition of higher ventilation standards, is being backed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The report, which was requested by the government’s Chief Scientific ...

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Clean Air Day to highlight important role of building ventilation

Today (16 June) marks Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest air pollution campaign, bringing together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector. The WHO blames exposure to pollution for seven million premature deaths a year worldwide and says there is ...

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Trade unions and scientists push for indoor air quality pledge

Trade unions and scientists want employers to sign a pledge to protect the health and wellbeing of their employees by improving workplace conditions, including turning their buildings into ‘safe havens’ from polluted air. The Public & Commercial Services (PCS) union ...

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BESA Academy’s Health and Safety Environment Course and Test

COURSE INFORMATION Our health and safety environment course and test meets the health and safety requirements for all Craft and Operative SKILLcards and is designed for those within the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration occupations. The full online course enables those ...

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David Frise joins City of London taskforce

David Frise, Chief Executive of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has been invited by the City of London Corporation to play a key role on the Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce, which has been set up to address ...

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Finding and retaining skilled staff is a major concern for contractors

According to the quarterly Building Engineering Business Survey, finding and retaining skilled tradespeople is the biggest worry for employers across the building engineering services sector. The survey, which is carried out by the trade bodies BESA, ECA, SELECT and SNIPEF ...

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Ventilation rates must not be sacrificed for energy efficiency

Changes to the Building Regulations will ensure the need for better ventilation is not compromised by increasingly tough targets for reducing energy consumption, according to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). Speaking at a webinar hosted by ...

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Offices must support the health and wellbeing of users or become redundant

Office buildings that fail to demonstrate how they support the health and wellbeing of users will swiftly become redundant, according to a group of building services engineers. A webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) heard that the ...

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Order books are full but the clock is ticking for labour and materials

The latest sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, which includes data from industry trade bodies ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF, has found that while turnover is predicted to grow through the rest of 2021, ongoing materials and labour shortages are likely to ...

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