RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES – WHERE TO START?

Since May 2010 and the cut-backs that followed, local authorities and other organisations in the public sector have seen their budgets reduce in real terms at a time when energy prices have been at record levels.  Combined with the ongoing pressure to reduce their carbon footprint, the need to install renewable technologies has never been greater – members of B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association, are best placed to help pubic bodies look at what options will be most cost-effective.

16 March 2012Organisations in the public sector have more autonomy over their own expenditure budgets than ever before and since May 2010, and the cut backs that followed, managing these budgets has become increasingly difficult – not helped by a prolonged period of record energy prices. Combined with the ongoing pressure to reduce their carbon footprint, the need to install renewable technologies to help lower energy consumption has never been greater. But who can organisations in the public turn to for objective, expert advice?

Blane Judd, Chief Executive of B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association, says the answer is B&ES members, and it was one of the reasons why the organisation recently changed its name from the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association (HVCA). Mr Judd comments, “The scope of the Association and the business activities of its members are now much wider than heating and ventilating. Our members no longer describe themselves as ‘h&v contractors’ but providers of a wide range of integrated building and engineering services and renewable technologies to the education, healthcare and local government sectors, amongst many others.

“Customers and clients have not, perhaps, fully appreciated the ever-widening range of services now provided by our members. B&ES members really are ideally positioned to give impartial, expert advice on renewable technologies as part of an overall plan to help to improve energy efficiency, cut energy costs and reduce carbon footprint”.

To help organisations find their nearest B&ES member, the Association has an easy to use ‘Locate a B&ES Contractor’ search facility on its website at: http://www.b-es.org.

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Issued on behalf of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) by Next Step Marketing Ltd

Media enquiries to:  Heather Lambert.  Tel:  44(0)1256 472020;

Fax:  44(0)1256 471010; E-mail:  heather@nextstepmarketing.co.uk

Note to Editors

Since its formation in 1904, B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association (formerly the HVCA) has represented the interests of companies engaged in a wide range of building and engineering services disciplines.

B&ES helps its members to build successful businesses by being the leading trade association for integrated building and engineering services and renewable technologies.  It is a unifying force that promotes and monitors excellence; provides quality advice, guidance, training and support; generates market-leading thinking; and shapes the commercial environment through active representation.

B&ES members are subject to regular, third-party inspection and assessment of their technical competence and commercial capability, carried out by an independent certification body at least every three years.

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