The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has said it is aware of a “significant proportion” of boiler installations not fitted in line with updated standards or manufacturer instructions. These standards are intended to ensure appliances are protected against adverse cold weather.
The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has backed proposed legislation introduced to parliament this week that would require government and other public sector contracts to make use of project bank accounts.
An industry body bringing together a range of UK manufacturers and building service bodies has urged government to delay its scheduled exit from the EU by at least six months after parliament rejected its proposed withdrawal agreement.
The government’s new Clean Air Strategy - the long-awaited cross-sector response to rising international concern about the health issues from poor air quality - has been launched to a mixed reception not least from the HVAC sector, for whom it has potentially wide ranging consequences.
Heating group warns of significant job losses from factory closure, as it announces simultaneous shake-up of sales structure
A no deal Brexit remains the worst-case scenario for the HVAC industry as parliament braces for a vote next week over whether to back an exit agreement reached between the government and the EU, a number of manufacturers and industry bodies have said.
The UK Green Building Council has unveiled the 22 participants that will partake in the latest Future Leaders programme, which is now in its sixth year.
The MD of British heat pump manufacturer Kensa has summarily dismissed the charges from the oil industry body OFTEC that the technoology is a less appropriate solution for offgrid households than oil.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has proposed that all new building developments in the city region are ‘net zero carbon’ by 2028 as part of a revised development strategy.
H&V News has produced its second supplement looking at longer-term approaches to technology use within the HVAC industry.
Stop 'rewarding the wealthy' with heat pump incentives and allow rural poor to keep using oil says OFTEC
The chief executive of oil heating body OFTEC has launched a stinging attack on the government’s current inaction over fuel poverty and called for rural homeowners to be allowed to keep using oil as the cheapest heating option, even though it produces higher carbon emissions than other options.
The EURIS Taskforce, representing UK manufacturers worth £148 billion in turnover, has written to the Prime Minister for the second time to reinforce that no-deal should not be an option
Queens Quay project on River Clyde in Scotland will see 5 MW heat pumps power district heating network in £15m scheme
BSRIA has argued that a lack of investment in training remains a major issue still to be addressed within a construction industry that is also facing a number of emerging challenges linked to Brexit.
A lack of transparency concerning the performance of construction products remains a pressing concern for the building services sector as the government commits to introduce a series of changes to safety regulations.
The government has published its Draft Environment Bill that is intended to enforce national commitments to protect the natural environment upon the country’s exit from the EU.
Manufacturers in the HVAC sector said they have had to invest heavily in warehousing and logistics arrangements in the event that they need to either import components or export finished product after exiting the EU with no deal in place.
Government will establish a Joint Regulators’ Group to trial components of a new regulatory system for building safety as part of its latest response to the Hackitt review of existing standards and legislation.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled a £23m scrappage scheme for vans emitting higher levels of pollution in the city to address air quality concerns.
HERU system accelerates development amidst dramatic emissions analysis