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Report looks at the benefits of roof top solar for commercial properties

Report looks at the benefits of roof top solar for commercial properties

Research has found that installing rooftop solar on commercial properties can lead to reduced running costs and increasing property value through providing additional income streams, according to JLL and Solarcentury.

Former Environment Agency head to lead independent fracking task force

Former Environment Agency head to lead independent fracking task force

Lord Chris Smith will lead a new ‘independent’ task force, funded by shale gas companies, to look into the risks and benefits of fracking in the UK, the Guardian has reported.

"UK house building hits highest level for seven years”

UK house building hits highest level in seven years

New house building figures released by the National House Building Council (NHBC) show that new home registrations have hit their highest level since 2007.

Renewables could be cheapest source of low carbon energy by 2030

Renewables could be cheapest source of low-carbon energy by 2030

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) is calling on European leaders to set effective renewable energy targets for EU members states in the 2030 energy and climate framework, which will be finalised at a meeting of the European Council this week.

‘Plumbing Edge’ seminar offers technical advice to installers

Plumbing Edge seminar offers installers technical advice

APHC and Baxi successfully ran a free evening event for plumbing and heating businesses at the APHC offices in Solihull in the West Midlands on 16 October.

Heat networks a national infrastructure priority says WWF report

Heat networks must be national priority, WWF says

A new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has called for heat networks to become a national infrastructure priority.

UK gas prices continue to rise

UK gas prices continue to rise

British wholesale natural gas prices were firmer on Wednesday (22 October) on increasing demand, which was forecast to exceed supply, Reuters has reported.

Still from the Wake up! video from the Katie Haines Memorial Trust

Video drives home CO alarm message

The Katie Haines Memorial Trust has released its Wake up! video to urge home owners to install carbon monoxide alarms.

Industry personnel involved in Worker of Year final

23 September 2014

Two people from the building services sector have been named as finalists within the UK Worker of the Year 2014 initiative.

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    H&V News - 22 October

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    22 October 2014

    Only available in our digital edition, H&V News covers the price increase reported by contractors - highlighting the struggle companies face trying to meet prices for fixed-price work; the industry’s reaction to the government’s announcement that a new phase of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund will launch before the end of November; and Ofgem’s investigation into British Gas, E.ON ...

    John Ormerod is managing director at A-Gas

    Meeting the new F-Gas regulations Subscription Required

    The use of R22 is outlawed from 1 January 2015. This has been years in the planning and all users of systems with R22 should already have been given advice on new replacement hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant blends, but for those who are still undecided on what to do or are unaware that change is happening, help is available.

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    22 October 2014

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    Apprenticeships require a vigorously applied vision

    I read with interest and concern in equal measure some of the recent comments regarding apprenticeships.

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