National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies

Environmental Technologies

It's the building services engineering (BSE) sector's role to specify, design, install and maintain environmental technologies. The BSE sector represents the electrotechnical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing industries.

The BSE sector footprint encompasses microgeneration, which is the generation of heat or power using environmental technologies for the production of electrical energy up to 50kW and heat up to 45kW thermal. This covers all green installations for homeowners, small community projects and many commercial properties.

The environmental technologies covered under the BSE sector include a range of functions and systems integrated into building services engineering operating systems, including the specification, design, installation, commissioning, repair and maintenance of systems employing the following environmental technologies that fall within the SummitSkills footprint:

  • Air source heat pumps
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Biomass
  • Condensing boilers
  • Draught proofing
  • External wall insulation 
  • Floor insulation
  • Fuel cell technology
  • Greywater reuse systems
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Heating system controls and insulation
  • Loft and roof insulation
  • Mechanical ventilation heat recovery
  • Micro-combined heat and power
  • Micro-hydropower turbine systems
  • Micro-small scale wind turbine systems
  • Passive flue gas recovery devices
  • Replacement glazing and doors
  • Solar electricity (photovoltaic- PV)
  • Rainwater harvesting systems
  • Wireless control technology

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