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.
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.