ACR Journal

NEWS 04 BEMS sector grows to £835m Data from the Building Controls Industry Association’s (BCIA) latest Market Information Service (MIS) report has estimated that the Building Energy Management System (BEMS) sector is now worth around £835.8m to the UK economy. The new total represents an increase of 8% from the 2021 figure, and the BCIA believes the sector will be pivotal to the Government’s decarbonisation agenda, with building controls playing a fundamental role in realising a carbon neutral built environment. BCIA president Graeme Rees said: “The 2022 full year results saw the highest set of figures recorded to date and the opportunities are undoubtedly there for the building controls industry to build from this position of strength.” The MIS report lets BCIA members see trends, market growth and segmentation in the BEMS industry. The latest growth reflects an upturn in the market as estate owners and facilities managers demand greater energy performance and a reduction in energy costs, and reinforces the BCIA’s collective influence in Government policy and the deployment of building controls by building users and developers. The report also shows that BCIA members accounted for 71.3% of the total market volume, compared to 68.6% in 2021, highlighting the BCIA’s position as the leading association for the building controls industry. Manufacturers’ revenues rose by 7.7%, up to £86.9m, whilst System Installers’ revenues rose by 10.4%, up to £404.9m. The 2022 figures suggest that System Installers have enjoyed increased revenues from installed systems, while Manufacturers have continued to increase their Third-Party Product sales, particularly to System Installers. April | May 2023 Volume 9 No.3 HRS confirms Old Thorns golf date Hampshire Refrigeration Society's 36th Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, 27 July at the Old Thorns Hotel, Golf and Country Club. In keeping with HRS tradition, the day will begin with a 4-ball, 9-hole Texas Scramble which gives the players a chance to meet up with their teammates and prepare for the main event. Players will return to the Sports Bar for breakfast/brunch, after which they will start the 18-hole Stableford tournament at their allotted tee (either 1st or 10th ) and tee time. On completion of their round, guests can make use of the leisure facilities or just relax, with drinks available in the Gatsby Ballroom from 6.30pm, prior to the dinner and prize presentation. Organisers urge everyone to return entry forms and payment as early as possible to avoid disappointment and book any rooms required (special rate of £105 B&B for single or double occupancy rooms) directly via Old Thorns on 01428 724 555 before 15 May. For anyone NOT on the HRS emailing list, please contact Jayne Emm ( ; 07979 208795) to request a golf booking and sponsorship form. Vertiv launches chilled thermal wall Vertiv has introduced a new generation of thermal management system for slab floor data centres. Hyperscale and colocation providers have traditionally used raised floor environments to cool IT equipment. Simplifying design with slab floors enables the construction of new white space more e ciently and cost-e ectively, but also introduces new cooling challenges. The Vertiv Liebert CWA was designed to provide uniform air distribution to the larger surface area which comes with a slab floor application, while also allowing more space for rack installation and compute density. Developed in the United States, the Liebert CWA chilled water thermal wall cooling unit is available in 250kW, 350kW and 500kW capacities and is available across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as the Americas. Liebert CWA technology utilises integrated state-of-the-art controls to facilitate improved airflow management and provide an e cient solution for infrastructures facing the challenges of modern IT applications. The Liebert CWA can also be integrated with the data centre’s chilled water system to improve the operating conditions of the entire cooling network. Furthermore, the Liebert CWA is installed outside the IT space to allow more floorspace in the data centre, to increase accessibility for maintenance personnel, and also increase the security of the IT space itself. “The launch of the Liebert CWA reinforces our mission to provide innovative, state-of-the-art technologies for our customers that allow them to optimise the design and operation of their data centres” said Roberto Felisi, senior global director, thermal core o ering & EMEA business leader at Vertiv. “As the Liebert CWA can be quickly integrated with existing cooling systems, customers can leverage all the benefits of a slab floor layout, such as lower installation and maintenance costs, and a greater availability of white space.”

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