A resourced regulatory authority than can ensure best practice is being delivered on public sector construction projects should be established in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire and Carillion’s collapse, the chair of Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has argued.
Graham Wright of Daikin UK will take over the presidency of the Heat Pump Association (HPA) next year. The role will see him helping to play up the role that the technology can play as part of a national low carbon heating strategy.
The independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published a new report on the role that hydrogen can play as part of a wider approach to realising lower carbon heat.
The UK Green Building Council has welcomed recommendations within the Raynsford Review to ensure that sustainable development is a clearly defined legal duty within the planning of homes and other buildings.
Bristol City Council has agreed to an ambitious environmental aim to become a carbon neutral city by 2030 as part of a strategy that will require new approaches to functions such as infrastructure, building performance and transportation.
Former chairman of Smith Brothers group and third generation member of family business dies aged 86
Government efforts to improve energy efficiency in fuel poor homes are falling short of official targets and wider low carbon ambitions set out in the UK Clean Growth Strategy, a new report from the Committee on Fuel Poverty has found.
The lessons of the Grenfell tragedy and the subsequent criticisms of Building Regs from the Hackitt Review have yet to be learned across construction, with many sites showing no signs of changes in practice or culture.
A “no deal” Brexit that fails to establish clear rules for hiring skilled foreign nationals, importing components and some regulatory alignment between the EU and UK would be a disaster for the UK HVAC industry that must be avoided, a panel of political and influential industry figures has warned.
Some manufacturers and fuel poverty charities have warned that the 2018 Budget is a missed opportunity to push industry to adopt low carbon approaches to heating amidst the announcement of cuts to a long-standing incentive programme.