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.
October’s H&V News considers the most effective next steps for the HVAC industry in responding to the Grenfell Tower fire and the subsequent review of building regulations undertaken by Dame Judith Hackitt.
The September edition of H&V News looks at the wider industry response to a London-specific strategy intended to provide 30 to 40 per cent cashback to SMEs that switch to cleaner boilers. Might such a model benefit a wider national roll-out?
The August edition of H&V News finds a number of key industry bodies urging Theresa May to take a stand in Brexit negotiations within her party on ensuring some form of customs union and regulatory alignment to protect their supply chains and trade.
This month’s H&V News leads with in-depth coverage of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire that is looking at a range of technical and policy issues that may have led to blaze and the subsequent loss of life.
June’s H&V News went to press as the final report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was published, setting out a direction for reform of the existing regulatory framework that it concluded was overly complex.
The May issue of H&V News is now online, with a look at where the Boiler Plus efficiency standards may go following their recent launch and whether we may see a form of ‘Boiler Plus 2’ to help industry offer more efficient gas heating systems.
April’s H&V turns its attention to the recent cold, or as it is more dramatically known – the ‘Beast from the East
This month’s H&V looks considers the ongoing arguments for payment reform in the construction supply chain via the introduction of new legislation that would require the use of third party deposit schemes to hold retentions.
February’s H&V News looks at the initial fallout from the collapse of construction giant Carillion and what reaction there will be across the HVAC industry to try and protect contractors and trainees.
January’s issue of H&V News looks at some of the early fallout from the 2017 Autumn Budget and how it is expected to impact major industry concerns around apprenticeship numbers and fuel poverty over the year ahead.
This month’s issue looks at a new generation of smart or technologies that looks beyond existing functions such as remote monitoring of temperature or appliance performance to enact heating efficiency improvements with only limited user interaction.