HeatingSave joins the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES)
The Building & Engineering Services Association, the UK’s leading trade association for building services engineering contractors, welcomed HeatingSave (HeatSave’s parent company) as an affiliate member, in recognition of our technical and commercial expertise, but also commitment to customer satisfaction.
“We are very proud to be affiliated as members of B&ES, the premier trade association for Heating, Cooling and Building Services engineers. As HeatingSave is the UK’s premier Building Energy Management system manufacturer, it is right and fitting for us to be linked with B&ES” said Nigel Smith, Chairman of HeatingSave. “Also, it is likely that the HeatingSave will soon be a household name with the imminent introduction of the Governments Green Deal. So, its important for is to have a voice in the industry and the best way to do this is as members of B&ES.”
Formerly known as the HVCA (Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association), the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) was founded in 1904, and provides members with commercial, legal and technical advice, health and safety guidance, an employment affairs resource, promotional and parliamentary lobbying support and an infrastructure for education and training.
B&ES is also a member of a series of prestigious organizations, such as the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, the GCI-UICP, the European umbrella body for the hvacr and plumbing sectors, and of CEETB, which represents all engineering specialists in construction. Plus, the B&ES is also a member of the Trade Association Forum.
Becoming a member of the B&ES is no easy task, since it requires the respective company to fully comply with all recognised industry standards. Before being accepted, the would-be member is submitted to an inspection and assessment (I&A) process, carried out by recognised certification body BM Trada.
The process involves two elements: the first revolves around a company’s commercial capability, covering administrative and business systems, financial and training records, insurance arrangements, and health and safety, environmental and equal opportunities policies; the second is designed to evaluate a company’s technical competence, takes place on-site and involves the inspection of work in progress against a broad range of standards, devised and compiled by B&ES in collaboration with the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA).