Graeme Fox

World Ventil8 Day 2023 highlights building health crisis

The second annual World Ventilation Day (WV8D) to be held on November 8th will draw a direct link between failure to invest in improving ventilation and serious health problems linked to buildings. The initiative, which is supported by professional and trade bodies, universities, and environmental groups worldwide, aims to raise awareness of the vital role played by […]

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BESA and Mitsubishi Electric launch guide to tackle mould in UK homes

A new survey of over 2,000 UK homeowners has found that more than half have experienced serious problems with indoor air quality (IAQ) and poor ventilation leading to condensation, mould, and damp. 55% of respondents to a poll carried out by builder’s merchant Jewson said they had experienced IAQ and condensation issues in their homes […]

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BESA calls for rapid transformation in cooling skills

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged the industry to mark this year’s World Refrigeration Day by stepping up its efforts to recruit and train a new generation of air conditioning and refrigeration engineers able to deliver more innovative, future-proof solutions. World Refrigeration Day is celebrated on June 26 each year and this year’s […]

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Calls for calm in face of “F-gas furore”

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged the UK government to keep “a sense of perspective” in the face of a growing row over the European Commission’s decision to speed up the phase down of global warming gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Technical Director Graeme Fox explains why: Despite concerted pressure from […]

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Government launches new Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has shaken up his cabinet and introduced a new Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has been tasked with securing long-term energy supply, bringing down bills and halving inflation. Grant Shapps MP (pictured above) has been appointed to a new role as […]

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