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.
The inaugural H&V News Future of HVAC Summit is set to tackle a host of major topics facing the HVAC sector, with the focus on the practicalities of reaching net zero emissions from heating.
The Welsh government will introduce stricter targets for reducing national carbon emissions to at least 95 per cent of 1990 levels by 2050.
Property developer Landsec is trialling Legionella testing technology that promises to give onsite results within 45 minutes.
It will be both technically and economically feasible to curb energy use in new buildings by 50 per cent of current levels by 2030 in line with government ambitions, new industry findings have concluded.
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.
Research commissioned by environmental solutions company Veolia has found that nearly three quarters of the public either claim not to know “much”, or anything at all about indoor air quality. But at the same time, the YouGov poll of 2025 respondents found that a similar percentage want the government to develop IAQ guidelines for all public buildings.
A new UK building safety regulator and the introduction of stronger sanctions on bad practice are among key proposals of a major new government consultation on construction.
Natural gas heating will not be viable in any form if the UK government commits to become a net zero carbon economy by 2050, a key figure within the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said.
Flame-free jointing companies settle patent design dispute without admission of liability or infringement
International heating business Paloma Rheem Global Inc has bought Intergas, the Dutch manufacturer of domestic boilers. The move gives Rheem a stronger platform in the European market.
The UK’s gas networks should be viewed as being at the forefront of any efforts to realise lower carbon homes, the new head of the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has argued.
Wolseley aims to demystify the concept of installing ‘smart’ and ‘connected’ heat technologies with new guidance for engineers and plumbers.
A whole host of technologies such as wearable devices not normally associated with managing the performance of our homes in areas such as heating could become a vital part of how we interact with buildings.
The chair of the Environment Agency hopes a ‘Future Homes Standard’ proposed by the UK government earlier this year will have a broader sustainability remit that requires improved water efficiency in new buildings among other commitments such as lower carbon heating.
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has criticised a failure to implement a deep clean of ventilation systems in homes surrounding Grenfell Tower.
In the first part of our latest HeatingCast, Henry Lawson, senior analyst and ‘smart’ technology expert with BSRIA, said technical advancements in building controls and HVAC appliances was just one of several interconnected challenges that industry must address to realise a truly smart home.
The Labour Party would renationalise the UK’s energy networks in a bid to improve investment in infrastructure that will be required to support lower carbon homes.
The UK Government is being urged to rethink proposed VAT reforms for lower carbon building systems that a range of trade bodies and associations argue will undermine efforts for smarter approaches to managing energy and HVACR functions.
Ensuring widescale domestic energy efficiency will be vital to realise calls for stricter UK carbon emissions targets and should be made a “national infrastructure priority”, a fuel poverty charity has warned.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is leading a new consultation to create guidance for the commercial real estate sector on ensuring a more holistic understanding of carbon emissions throughout their whole value chain.
Government sets aside £200m to support the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding in privately owned high-rise buildings to address fears over material use.
Vaillant has added its voice to the chorus of industry reaction over the Committee on Climate Change’s Net Zero report, with the manufacturer calling for urgent commitment to a low-carbon training programme.
May issue covers subjects including hydrogen and indoor air quality
Industry welcomes ambition but calls for support for all technologies to reach targets
Net Zero report from influential govt committee says ‘current policies are not enough’
A new framework developed through six months of cross industry collaboration will outline new standards for construction groups and building owners focused on managing energy demand to net zero carbon standards.
Diversity initiatives, a campaign to promote better gas safety and a scalable renewable energy heating project set up in a listed mill were among the winners at the 25th H&V News Awards.
“Serious concerns” over a lack of oversight and enforcement for the government’s environmental policies and targets post-Brexit have been identified in new findings from a major
Ongoing innovation to expand the capacity of heat pump technology for both industrial and commercial use can help realise European demand for waste-less heating and cooling, manufacturers have argued.
Larger employers within the heating sector required to pay the UK government’s Apprenticeship Levy are being urged to transfer up to a quarter of their unspent funds into their supply chains.