Bsria is supporting a government consultation which is seeking input from the building industry to help develop and support future policies for heat in non-domestic buildings. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) identifies that non-domestic buildings in the UK currently account for 12 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the UK’s 2050 carbon reduction target, this will likely mean eliminating nearly all emissions from heating buildings and a substantial proportion from heating for industrial processes.

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched a new global innovation competition to find and fund the development of innovative solutions to a challenge facing the offshore wind farm industry today: how to monitor the condition of subsea cables to ensure that they are not damaged during the load out and installation process. The competition aims to solve this challenge by identifying and supporting the development of novel condition monitoring systems for subsea cables.

As manufacturing facilities incorporate greater levels of automation, the demand for new technologies continues to grow. Recent years have seen several trends create a shift in the way the industry operates. Here, Martyn Williams, managing director of industrial software expert, COPA-DATA UK, examines three of the most prominent automation trends of 2017 and discusses how these trends are changing manufacturing operations. Machine learning: improving accuracy at every phase

B&R is among the first Austrian companies to pass an ISO 9001:2015 recertification audit by TÜV Austria. Compliance with the latest version of the ISO 9001 quality management standard helps ensure that B&R customers will continue to enjoy the availability and quality they expect from the company's products and services. 

Birtley-based AEI Cables today (3 January) announced it will be serving notice of redundancy on a number of employees and that it is proposing to enter a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).

The LIA has announced the Delight in Light Finalists for 2015/16. ‘Delight in Light’ is a movement created to encourage excellence in lighting design. 

2015/16 saw 50 designs submitted and over 2,500 votes cast and 6 finalists have been selected:

Beama has welcomed the Heat Policy speech delivered today by Baroness Neville-Rolfe, the minister for business, energy and industrial strategy, but with some words of caution and a message for BEIS officials to focus on practical actions that can stimulate the take up of low carbon and energy efficiency measures.

Commenting on the London Assembly’s unanimous motion for the government to introduce mandatory, 5 yearly electrical safety checks in the private rented sector (PRS), Phil Buckle, chief executive of Electrical Safety First, said: “London has the biggest PRS in the UK, so we are delighted that the London Assembly supports our campaign for this key safety requirement. 

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