A survey of 827 heating professionals has found that a significant majority of respondents are not ‘very confident’ in commissioning and informing end users about low carbon heating options.
The first part of Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s report of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has confirmed many of the allegations of failures of compliance to regulations, training and policy that emerged during the Inquiry hearings, as well as highlighting a range of particular factors that either helped accelerate the spread of fire or hindered the rescue.
The government will implement the Trustmark endorsement scheme as a core requirement of the third Energy Company Obligation (ECO3), despite fierce ongoing opposition to the changes from some heating industry bodies over the potential disruption to boiler installations.
The industry’s calls to define a clear direction for leaving the EU, while fully avoiding the ‘worst case-scenario’ of a no-deal withdrawal will continue for at least several more months with an additional New Year Brexit extension agreed and a General Election set for 12 December.
The government has appointed Dame Judith Hackitt as an independent advisor in its work to introduce a new building safety regulator.
Rosa Kissi-Debrah, whose nine-year-old daughter Ella died in 2013 after an asthma attack linked to air pollution, is to call for action on IAQ at the upcoming BESA annual conference.
Government is facing renewed calls from the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) to tackle fears about scalding risks facing vulnerable people by introducing thermostatic mixing valve (TMV) regulations.
An estimated two per cent of UK buildings are currently linked to heat networks, despite the potential of such technology to support national decarbonisation aims.
A study funded by the Mayor of London’s Office has revealed that children travelling to primary schools across the capital are five times more exposed to air pollution than at any other time of the day.
Recommendations for the UK’s sixth Carbon Budget that will detail the predicted future costs and requirements of national decarbonisation efforts intended to transform homes, heating demand, transport and energy networks will be published in September 2020.