Construction group falls into administration, leaving HVAC supply chain fearing further risk of losses
Fears across Whitehall of another insolvency of a major construction group, similar in scale to the collapse of Carillion last year, reflects a continued lack of political action on payment practices, BESA has warned.
Integrated consultancy acquires thermal modelling and design specialist
A ten-point plan to introduce a stable policy framework that can support a viable increase in heat pump adoption in the UK has been set out in a new roadmap document developed by the Heat Pump Association (HPA).
Viessmann has announced the acquisition of heater manufacturer Kospel to support efforts to expand its capabilities in Central and Eastern Europe.
Skills shortages remain a pressing challenge in the heating industry’s overall ability to address the issue of fuel poverty in UK homes, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has warned.
The public sector should spearhead ambitions to eliminate carbon emissions from UK buildings and infrastructure by realising the aim by 2040, ten years ahead of current legal targets, the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has said.
Cross Rental Services Group has acquired Swegon Hire UK.
A survey of over 600 hundred business owners working across the HVAC and building services sector has found a strong majority have suffered stress and other significant mental health issues as a result of poor payment practices.
Grant applications for a share of £18m in funding that has been set aside to help finance industrial heat recovery technologies are being accepted by government up until 31 January next year.
Our latest podcast builds on a key session from H&V News’ recent Future of HVAC Summit and the question of whether advancements in heat pump technology will mean an end to the dominance of the gas boiler in domestic heating.
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.