BESA has welcomed some of the broad initiatives outlined in this week’s Queen’s Speech as a step towards much needed reforms for the HVAC and building services sector. However, the organisation said it was disappointed about a lack of clear commitments to ending poor payment practices in the legislative agenda for the new parliament.
A lack of simple binary choices to help realise low to no carbon heat will require the formation of an ‘Olympic-style’ delivery body to coordinate the required national response from both government and industry, a new study has found.
LG said that it is seeing growing UK interest for hybrid heat solutions that can combine electric appliances such as its air to water heat pump technologies with traditional gas boilers.
The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has said mental health awareness will be the key focus of this year’s Quality Plumber Week campaign. The latest campaign kicks off today (7 October) and will run until 13 October.
New standard will require significant expansion of qualified heat pump installers
What the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is looking for in the Standard
A consultation intended to reshape key parts of the Building Regulations concerning energy efficiency and ventilation requirements in homes across England has been launched by government.
The government has published its routemap for the Future Homes Standard that former Chancellor Philip Hammond promised in his Spring Statement, embedding what it dubs with the latest generation of clean technology – such as air source heat pumps and solar panels - in new-build housing.
Commitments to push for the formation of a new building safety regulator by Secretary of State for Housing, Local Government and Communities Robert Jenrick have been welcomed by BESA as an example of a cross-party political consensus for drastic post-Grenfell reforms.
Urgent implementation of the government’s ‘future homes standard’ and setting a date for ending the use of fossil fuel heating systems in social housing are identified as vital steps to meeting the government’s net-zero carbon targets, a new report has concluded.
Heating policy has been put centre-stage of the national debate on how to prevent catastrophic climate change posing major questions for our homes and offices, Mike Childs, head of science, policy and research argues.
Industry experts have warned that air quality provisions outlined in Part F of the Building Regulations are flawed and require urgent revisions alongside existing ventilation requirements to address health concerns.
BESA president John Norfolk has said specialists working across the HVACR sector are facing a “perfect storm” of political and economic challenges moving into 2020 and beyond.
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has urged government to published air quality legislation as soon as possible to address health concerns about the impacts of pollutants on indoor environments.
The final design of a new gas safe label that is set to be included on boilers has been unveiled on the start of a major new awareness campaign.
A launch event for this year’s upcoming Gas Safety Week campaign was held yesterday (11 September) at the Palace of Westminster with organisers highlighting a need to challenge basic assumptions held by the general public about current dangers.
The government has announced it will be delaying the introduction of a new process for receiving VAT payments by twelve months following concerns from the construction sector about introducing the changes.
A cross section of major companies and organisations working across the heating and mechanical engineering sector have demanded a range of policy changes to help them meet aims to fully eliminate their carbon emissions by 205
J S Wright has been awarded a £17m contract to fit mechanical and electrical services for a major residential development in East London.
BESA has established a special working group focused on understanding health and wellbeing in buildings to help implement a new British standard on quantifying the impacts of conditions such as air quality in the built environment.