The government has appointed Dame Judith Hackitt as an independent advisor in its work to introduce a new building safety regulator.
Rosa Kissi-Debrah, whose nine-year-old daughter Ella died in 2013 after an asthma attack linked to air pollution, is to call for action on IAQ at the upcoming BESA annual conference.
Government is facing renewed calls from the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) to tackle fears about scalding risks facing vulnerable people by introducing thermostatic mixing valve (TMV) regulations.
An estimated two per cent of UK buildings are currently linked to heat networks, despite the potential of such technology to support national decarbonisation aims.
A study funded by the Mayor of London’s Office has revealed that children travelling to primary schools across the capital are five times more exposed to air pollution than at any other time of the day.
Recommendations for the UK’s sixth Carbon Budget that will detail the predicted future costs and requirements of national decarbonisation efforts intended to transform homes, heating demand, transport and energy networks will be published in September 2020.
A key benchmark for commissioning gas heating appliances has been upgraded significantly to address the requirements of Boiler Plus standards, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has said.
BESA has welcomed some of the broad initiatives outlined in this week’s Queen’s Speech as a step towards much needed reforms for the HVAC and building services sector. However, the organisation said it was disappointed about a lack of clear commitments to ending poor payment practices in the legislative agenda for the new parliament.
A lack of simple binary choices to help realise low to no carbon heat will require the formation of an ‘Olympic-style’ delivery body to coordinate the required national response from both government and industry, a new study has found.
LG said that it is seeing growing UK interest for hybrid heat solutions that can combine electric appliances such as its air to water heat pump technologies with traditional gas boilers.