A second reading in parliament of a bill that would mandate the use of accredited third-party deposit schemes to hold cash retentions has been postponed until June 15 after originally being scheduled for this week.
The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) has been selected by the Strategic Management Board (SMB) to audit gas industry training programmes across the country.
The 2018 H&V News Awards was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday (April 19), with 23 accolades given out in recognition of a range of innovative new approaches to building services projects, district heating systems and HVAC technology.
A hybrid heat project in South Wales designed to allow for “smart” switching between gas and electric systems is being put forward as an effective solution to help curb carbon emissions as part of a wider national strategy.
A project to install what developers have claimed is England’s largest shared ground source heat pump (GSHP) is expected to be completed on schedule by October 2018 - less than a year after installation work commenced.
BESA has claimed that over 100 MPs have now expressed support for efforts to ring-fence cash retentions. The claims have been made as the organisation seeks to push regulatory reforms through parliament that would mandate the use of third party deposit schemes.
Trade body Energy UK has called for the government to step up efforts to tackle greenhouse gas emissions resulting from heating, which it argues are climbing annually in contrast to declines seen in other sectors such as power generation.
The National Energy Action (NEA) charity has broadly welcomed a government consultation on amending the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme with an extended focus towards ensuring warmth for fuel poor homes.
The Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) has welcomed new regulation that came into effect last week introducing an “MOT-style” approach with which landlords can undertake mandatory gas safety servicing in their properties annually.
Boiler Plus standards have come into effect today and will outline revised energy efficiency and technical requirements for any new combi boilers being fitted. Key industry bodies claim the standards represent the most significant overhaul of gas boiler standards in the UK since 2005.