The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has granted Bosch Commercial and Industrial approval to offer a new Continuing Professional Accreditation (CPD) course focused on ‘Heat Network Design Considerations’.
Electrification, supported by a focus on improved energy efficiency in homes, continues to offer the “greatest decarbonisation opportunity” for most off-grid buildings in the UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has said.
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.
The UK government will establish a regulatory framework for heat networks with the intention to secure fresh investment and increased industry uptake of the technology, as well as flexibility to accommodate new business models and innovation.
More must be done to adopt innovative technologies such as hydrogen and carbon capture and storage solutions in order to offset predictions of an increase in global carbon dioxide emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.
Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has urged the government to bring forward proposals to introduce mandatory project accounts with a mechanism to independently release cash retentions owed to contractors.
An agreement has been reached to ensure that the UK will continue to participate in the European standards system amidst pressure from industry bodies for government to address ongoing uncertainty over its Brexit position.
Industry body HETAS has been awarded a contract to provide the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) with technical support on meeting key legal obligations outlined under the Clean Air Act.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) must soon decide whether to revise its plans for all UK homes to have smart meters installed by 2020, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said.
The government has pledged from Autumn next year to consider blacklisting companies from public sector construction projects that are found to be paying their suppliers late.