Building Services News - in Focus

Countdown to Air-Conditioning Inspections

Energy Performance Certificates and Display Energy Certificates may be attracting the lion's share of attention in the trade and consumer press, however building owners and operators are also reminded of their obligations under the Energy Performance in Buildings Regulation (2007) with regards to air-conditioning units. The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has recently issued a timely reminder that air conditioning  with a cooling capacity of 250kW of more must be inspected no later than 4th January 2009. Note that all other systems over 12kW rated output need to be inspected no later than 4th January 2011.

Further information: CIBSE

The Heat Is On

In January 2008 the UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) along with the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Communities and Local Government announced the Heat Call for Evidence, an issues paper which will inform the UK Government's intended strategy for heat. As almost half of all UK's CO² emissions arise from the use of heat (eg: domestic heating, industrial drying) long-term reductions in carbon emissions must address this issue. Feedback from all interested parties is welcomed by the response deadline of March 31st 2008.

Further information: BERR

CHP Marketplace Buoyant

The growing awareness of renewable energy technologies is being backed by developing interest in the marketplace according to Richard Wilcock, application manager at Manchester-based Ener-G Combined Power. Speaking at a meeting of the North West & North Wales branch of the Energy Institute, Wilcock outlined the specification, installation and monitoring of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems and the increasingly significant role cogeneration is playing in the marketplace.

NW EI Event Jan 2008

North West & North Wales Branch Energy Institute members pictured with Richard Wilcock of ENER-G UK (centre) and David Connell, Consolux M&E Consulting Ltd (centre right).

Delegates at the event, which was sponsored by Consolux, learnt that CHP is an increasingly proven and trusted technology with Ener-G plc alone having already delivered over 1,000 CHP sites generating over 300MW worldwide and with many installations operational in excess of 18 years.

Related link: Energy Institute

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