Leading players in the ventilation sector have called for a major overhaul of Approved Document F of the Building Regulations to address longstanding concerns about insufficient provisions to meet occupants’ health and wellbeing needs.
Kensa Heat Pumps has announced construction of a 1000 square metre manufacturing facility at its existing base in Cornwall that will allow it to manufacture 30,000 ground source heat pumps a year.
OFTEC has said that the heating industry has lost confidence in government sustainable building programmes such as proposals for the third Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) scheme.
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.
SNIPEF, BESA and the SEC Group have joined with other construction bodies to urge government to defer the introduction of VAT reforms until 2020 over fears about further market uncertainty.
In the second part of our podcast looking at the potential role hydrogen could play to realise low to no carbon heat, H&V News considers how the overall design and technical performance of boilers may evolve to accommodate an alternate gas supply.
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has warned that government proposals to overhaul the third Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) scheme will serve only to undermine industry.
BESA has urged government to expand proposed reforms of fire and building safety to a wider range of high risks buildings than is presently being considered.
Government threats to proceed with a ‘no deal’ Brexit on 31 October would be potentially “horrendous” for the HVAC sector, broader business and people dependent on their success if realised, a key industry body has warned.
Building services sector support is sought for new construction industry-wide pledges to decarbonise buildings with a more holistic approach to their design and use.