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NEWS Clivet boosts test facilities Climate control specialist Clivet has opened its new centre for technological innovation in Feltre, northern Italy. Two new test rooms allow Clivet to carry out functional, performance, acoustic, vibrational and stress tests along with ambient temperature range from -20°C up to +60°C on high capacity unit reaching 2.5 MW, even with the new low environmental impact refrigerants. In addition, customers will be able to witness the operation of their units and will be able to attend the tests either in person or online. A new 6MW power plant and a 1MW photovoltaic system supports the new laboratory. Clivet’s new centre for technological innovation Young climate leaders inspire next generation The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow demonstrated the passion and determination of the younger generation to make a real difference in ensuring the future health of the planet, according to the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA). While leading politicians and celebrities dominated the headlines, BCIA president Terry Sharp was impressed by the genuine engagement of young climate leaders from groups such as YOUNGO, Global Youth and Youth4Climate. Sharp said: "COP26 and its aims and objectives captured the minds of many, but perhaps the most alert to the situation facing us are those who are inheriting the planet from our generation. Energy efficiency in buildings is one of the biggest factors affecting climate change, and the building controls sector has a vital role to play in creating a greener built environment." The first two BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship programmes were fully booked, and Sharp believes this is a promising sign for the future. He added: "The engineers of tomorrow are learning from mistakes we've made in the past and are more aware that the technology that goes into buildings today will have a significant bearing on their environmental credentials, and this has been reflected in the number of people signing up for the BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship." The BEMS Controls Engineer Apprenticeship Standard is a three- year technical training programme delivered through Group Horizon, the BCIA's official training partner. For further information visit: https://bcia. trailblazer/

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