Mike Foster, head of the Energy and Utilities Alliance, and a former government minister, has slammed the Committee on Climate Change for “living on another planet and not trying to save the one we have” in his response to its latest report UK Housing: fit for the future?, which addresses low-carbon heating in its series of calls to action.
The influential independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said that the government must ’act now to improve the quality of UK homes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions’ - and that includes stepping up low-carbon heating technology and the skills to design and install it.
Two district heating projects that were set to receive funds as part of a £24m government funding trial will not move forward with development on the basis of changing commercial viability and system needs.
Scheme supporting £35m Leeds PIPES project will see supply of heating and hot water to 26 tower blocks in the city.
CCS campaign follows survey which found 31 per cent of industry frequently use plastics and packaging that cannot be reused or recycled
The financial outlook of building services companies over the first quarter of 2019 is described as “subdued” with a majority expecting their incomes to either stay unchanged or fall in 2019, an industry survey has found.
The company has also made a key investment in ‘smart hot water tank’ technology, backing the Oxford University commercial spinoff Mixergy.
Contractors of all sizes have a chance to bid for M&E packages in London as the London Construction Programme (LCP), the virtual partnership between 43 London authorities, seeks expressions of interest for its 2019 framework contracts.
Government is being urged to rethink policy around tackling fuel poor homes and energy efficiency over concerns at statistics showing an increased number of excess deaths last winter.
A holistic approach to retrofitting homes that combines the introduction of thermal efficiency products, solar energy panels and electric heating technologies can help better meet the UK’s low-carbon aims for housing, initial findings from a trial project have concluded.