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technical department busy
Guide A reviewers sought
CIBSE is revising Guide A:
Environmental Design and would
like to hear from potential sub-
CIBSE’s technical the schools sector, which will help be overseen by UKAS as soon as group members and reviewers.
department has recently to guide policy. reasonably practicable. To get involved, send an email
submitted responses to a number • CIBSE has also commented The technical department also to outlining
of consultations, including: on proposed amendments for continues to monitor all standards your expertise and confirming
• Department of Community 2010 to the energy performance and directives emanating from which chapter you are interested
and Local Government (CLG) sections of the Building (Scotland) Europe, including construction in assisting with.
proposals for amending the Regulations 2004 and the Technical products, water, energy-using
Approved Document J of the Handbooks. products and eco-labelling of Secondment to CIBSE
Building Regulations (combustion CIBSE supported a proposal buildings. CIBSE contributed technical department
appliances and fuel storage from the Department of Business briefing material and attended CIBSE is looking for companies
systems). Innovation and Skills to appoint a meeting with the European to nominate a secondee to its
• Department for Children, Schools the United Kingdom Accreditation Parliament rapporteur on the technical department in the
and Families’ Carbon Management Service (UKAS) as the national Energy Performance of Buildings New Year. Based in Balham, the
Strategy for Schools – CIBSE was accreditation body under EC Directive. candidate will provide support
able to draw upon a significant Regulation 765/08. CIBSE Visit on a wide range of technical
piece of research by the Schools Certification is UKAS accredited, knowledgebank for details issues, including publications,
Design Group and University of and currently remains the only of current consultations energy performance issues
Central London and submit an energy assessor body under the and responses, or contact and work on government
evidence paper along with the Energy Performance of Buildings CIBSE has consultations. To find out
consultation question responses. regulations (EPBR) to achieve this. issued a free briefing for members more contact David Davies at
This will inform the development of CIBSE called for CLG accreditation on the CRC Energy Efficiency
a carbon management strategy for arrangements for the EPBR to scheme at
CIBSE Patrons celebrate 30th anniversary
12 honoured in
CIBSE Patrons recently celebrated Linking in with the patron’s colleges. These include factsheets,
bursary awards
their 30th anniversary with a initiatives on education and display stands and a professionally- Twelve students recently shared
special dinner at the Institution of training, the dinner was addressed produced PowerPoint £9,000 in bursaries from the West
Mechanical Engineers. by special guest speaker, presentation.’ Midlands region as part of CIBSE’s
It was attended by more than motivation guru Humphrey Proposing a vote of thanks, commitment to young people.
100 guests, including the judges Walters. Stephen Matthews, CIBSE The fourth annual presentation
and finalists involved in the CIBSE/ Addressing the dinner, Nick chief executive, congratulated saw Chris Beadsmore, Baljit Singh
ASHRAE Graduate of the Year Mead, patrons’ chairman, said: the patrons on their many Bhogal, Parvinder Bhamra, Simon
Award, in association with H&V ‘Over the past few years we have achievements and added that he
News and sponsored by Baxi worked closely with CIBSE to hoped that in the future, CIBSE and
Commercial, which took place on help develop a range of materials the patrons would work even more
the day. that can be used in schools and closely together.
SoPHE sixth anniversary celebrations
The Society of Public Health The bursaries will help the students
Engineers (SoPHE) sixth
progress within the industry.
anniversary dinner was held at the
Royal Garden Hotel, London, on 5 Waldron, John Taylor, Cairan Van
November. Rooyen, Matthew Whyley, Lee
Chairman Martin Shouler Holloway, Matt Leathem, Steven
spoke of achievements over the Bayliss, David Heitt-Jones and
past year and the guest speaker James Lawton rewarded.
was Professor Rodney Cartwright, The bursaries are aimed at
immediate past master of the assisting students with their
Worshipful Company of Plumbers. studies, encouraging professional
Professor Geoff Marsh was development, and helping them to
presented with an Honorary Martin Shouler presents Geoff Marsh with his Honorary Fellowship. progress within the industry.
Fellowship of SoPHE and the They were sponsored by:
society was also delighted to have A O Smith, Blücher UK Ltd, Ltd, Lochinvar Ltd, Oventrop Ltd, Airedale; Mikrofil; Total Climate
CIBSE president Mike Simpson as Douglas Delabie, Geberit Sales Pipex Ltd, Polypipe Terrain, Saint- Solutions; and Zip Water Heaters.
their guest of honour. Ltd, Hamworthy Heating, Heatrae Gobain Pipelines and Zip Heaters Together they contributed £4,500,
The event was sponsored by Sadia, Honeywell Control Systems Ltd. WaterAid will now receive a which was matched by the CIBSE
Aliaxis, Andrews Water Heaters, Ltd, Horne Engineering, Hydrotec £1,000 donation. West Midlands region. December 2009 CIBSE Journal 13
CIBSEdec09 pp12-13 CIBSE news.indd 13 19/11/09 16:33:04
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