Key issues - your guide to what matters


B&ES works with government departments; technical bodies and independent experts to keep abreast of the major issues influencing the business life of the building services engineering sector and influence decision making wherever possible.

In this part of the website, you will find the latest position on all these 'key issues' and how we propose to move developments forward.

For example, the association is working with other industry bodies to highlight the problems caused by the fact that Building Regulations are so poorly enforced. We are in continuing dialogue over non-compliance issues with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

We are closely monitoring the impact of financial incentive schemes for renewables and energy efficiency including the Renewable Heat Incentive and the recent drastic changes to the Feed-in Tariff that have caused so much trauma for the solar industry.

Other fast moving topics include safety issues around carbon monoxide poisoning and the uptake of advanced software building design tools.

We will be extending the list of key topics and updating them regularly during 2013, so watch this space!



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