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.
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.