With an entirely new Cabinet now leading the government under the leadership of prime minister Boris Johnson, the HVAC sector is hoping that some answers may be near with regard to addressing the challenge of decarbonisation and better building safety.
Calls to ensure UK buildings have net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is now a political reality after outgoing prime minister Theresa May enshrined the targets in law.
The implications of calls from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for the UK government to commit to stricter targets on reducing national carbon emissions over the next three decades are a core focus of this month’s H&V News.
May issue covers subjects including hydrogen and indoor air quality
The latest edition of H&V News looks at what future there may be for gas heating after the government confirmed that boilers designed to burn fossil fuels will not be permissible in new buildings going forward.
March’s H&V News considers the opportunities for better automating building performance through the collection and analysis of data from inter-connected smart technologies such as HVAC appliances.
This month’s magazine finds broad concerns within the HVAC industry on an ongoing failure to have finalised arrangements for the UK’s future relationship with the EU if Brexit goes ahead as scheduled at the end of next month.
The first H&V News of 2019 looks at the lessons that may have been learnt by industry from adverse cold that for a brief period last winter saw widespread disruption to a number of boilers due to external condensate pipes freezing.
The December issue of H&V News sees out 2018 by focusing on several complex issues ranging from fears over the potential scale of enforcement failures of ventilation standards, to the future role gas and biomass heating may play in the drive for a low carbon economy.
November’s H&V News asks if enough is being done to support more sustainable and efficient heating and what role offsite manufacturing, financial incentives and legislation may play in realising any revised low carbon ambitions on the back of a landmark climate change report.