Industry body BESA is seeking to play up the importance to good building safety of ensuring ventilation hygiene and effective ongoing maintenance with a new competence scheme for specialists.
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 UK’s Building Regulations and broader environmental policies are currently insufficient to viably eliminate national carbon emissions by 2050 and must therefore be amended, a range of industry bodies have warned.
Government must take drastic and decisive decisions over the future of the gas grid by the middle of the next decade to help address a range of concerns over the viability of its zero-carbon heating aims.
Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group warns that failure of Durtnell & Sons now raises concerns for its supply chain
Imtech’s John Norfolk pledges to build on ’technical legacy’ of building services association
A range of high-profile government commitments to both ban fossil fuel heating in any new homes constructed after 2025 and eliminate UK carbon emissions by 2050 poses serious questions over the role gas heating can continue to play in homes around the country.
New research from several UK households into Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has warned of the potential dangers of inadequate ventilation in properties after everyday tasks such as cleaning or cooking.
The Toshiba Carrier joint venture has announced the launch of a specially designed module for its 3-pipe VRF air conditioning technology that allows for water to be heated up to 82 deg C.
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has said the launch of the PAS 2035 standard will undermine efforts to introduce more efficient heating to address fuel poverty in older homes.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has demanded greater powers for city authorities to set stricter carbon standards for its buildings as part of calls for stronger government intervention on climate change.
The UK’s commitment to eliminate carbon emissions entirely by 2050 has been passed into law today.
Amendments to the role of the UK small business commissioner to penalise late payments and improve transparency within supply chains will be the subject of an upcoming government consultation.
Efforts to introduce smarter HVAC technologies that can make use of new forms of AI to potentially automate key building functions should not be seen alone as a magic wand solution for realising more efficient buildings, BSRIA has warned.
OFTEC has published new research on liquid biofuels that it argues highlights their potential as a lower cost solution to reduce carbon emissions from homes heated by oil.
A prototype boiler designed to run on 100 per cent hydrogen is among the innovative technologies viewed by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in the push to decarbonise heat.
Firms across Great Britain are to be targeted by the Health and Safety Executive in a new series of inspections focusing on dust control
The heat pump industry has argued that the government’s commitment to ensure the UK achieves net zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require a drastic rethink of both short and longer-term heating policy.
All candidates standing to become the next UK’s prime minister have been warned by manufacturers of the unsustainable financial burden facing key industries from a no-deal Brexit.
Theresa May will use one of her last acts as acting prime minister to commit the UK to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 amidst growing industry pressure for stricter climate change targets.