Business Secretary launches growth fund

Oct 8, 2012 Business Secretary Vince Cable launched a £60 million pot of Regional Growth Fund investment and bank finance at the Community Development Finance Association’s (CDFA) annual conference last week. The CDFA will receive £30 million from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF), which has been matched with a further £30 million by the Co-operative Bank and Unity Trust Bank to prov...


Singapore delegation visits BSRIA

Oct 8, 2012 A group of senior officials from the Building & Construction Authority (BCA) along with representatives from other public agencies, as well as several large builders and MEP subcontrac...


Unemployment Drops Below 8% for First Time in 4 Years

Oct 8, 2012 The drop in September unemployment was not statistically huge but symbolically important, particularly for its high-profile significance in the presidential campaign. The new report also revised lower the rates of unemployment in July and August. September marked the first time the unemployment rate fell below 8% since January of 2009. In addition, the number of "discouraged" worker...


Ingersoll Rand Schedules New Time for Conference Call and We

Swords, Ireland, October 8, 2012 -- Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, will release its 2012 third-quarter financial ...


Topic: OPEN Energy Technology Bulletin

The OPEN Energy Technology Bulletin, brought to you by the Secretariat of the International Energy Agency (IEA), focuses on the latest activities and findings from the IEA Energy Technology Network. A...


NAFA Announces 2012 Clean Air Award Recipients

10/04/2012 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) has announced the recipients of its 2012 Clean Air Award. To achieve the award, building owners and facility managers must increase the level of indoor air cleanliness with filtration and improve system hygiene in 10 categories, achieving a combined score for improvements of 52 points or more and have the work inspect...


HVLS Fan Research Recognized with Fire Protection Research F

Oct 3, 2012 SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.-- A collaborative research project evaluating the effect of high volume, low speed (HVLS) commercial fans on the effectiveness of automatic sprinklers has been awarded the 2012 Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal. The research showed that these fans do not impact the performance of sprinkler systems.   Awarded by the National Fire Protection Associatio...


TrustMark calls for Code of Practice update ahead of Green D

Oct 2, 2012 As the launch of the Government’s Green Deal approaches, TrustMark is warning about the high risk of rogue traders looking to cash in on what the Secretary of State has described as "the most ambitious home improvement programme since the Second World War". TrustMark and a range of charities, consumer advice bodies, trade associations and industry groups are calling for an urgent upda...


Difference Engine: Cool cars

Oct 1st 2012 WITH daytime temperatures soaring above 38oC (100oF) on numerous occasions this past month, along with a relatively high humidity instead of southern California’s normal desert dryness, your correspondent has been reluctant to take either of his two old cars out for a spin. He built the elder of the pair back in temperate Britain in 1972 (its 40th birthday comes up this October) and g...

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