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Controls need to be worked into design

Designers need to give controls greater prominence if buildings are to hit the required energy ratings, according to Doug Robins, president of the Building Controls Industry Association. The comments at the FETA Board Meeting and Open Forum held on Thursday in London. “We need to raise our game and get the designers and consultants to realise the importance of controls in helpings to get buildings to hit energy ratings that will get ever more stringent.” Mr Robins added that his industry was being hit hard by a skills shortage, as controls was a young industry and has tended to take people on from other fields.