A prototype boiler designed to run on 100 per cent hydrogen is among the innovative technologies viewed by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in the push to decarbonise heat.
Firms across Great Britain are to be targeted by the Health and Safety Executive in a new series of inspections focusing on dust control
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.
Flame-free jointing companies settle patent design dispute without admission of liability or infringement
International heating business Paloma Rheem Global Inc has bought Intergas, the Dutch manufacturer of domestic boilers. The move gives Rheem a stronger platform in the European market.
The UK’s gas networks should be viewed as being at the forefront of any efforts to realise lower carbon homes, the new head of the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has argued.
Wolseley aims to demystify the concept of installing ‘smart’ and ‘connected’ heat technologies with new guidance for engineers and plumbers.
A whole host of technologies such as wearable devices not normally associated with managing the performance of our homes in areas such as heating could become a vital part of how we interact with buildings.
The chair of the Environment Agency hopes a ‘Future Homes Standard’ proposed by the UK government earlier this year will have a broader sustainability remit that requires improved water efficiency in new buildings among other commitments such as lower carbon heating.
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has criticised a failure to implement a deep clean of ventilation systems in homes surrounding Grenfell Tower.
In the first part of our latest HeatingCast, Henry Lawson, senior analyst and ‘smart’ technology expert with BSRIA, said technical advancements in building controls and HVAC appliances was just one of several interconnected challenges that industry must address to realise a truly smart home.
The Labour Party would renationalise the UK’s energy networks in a bid to improve investment in infrastructure that will be required to support lower carbon homes.
The UK Government is being urged to rethink proposed VAT reforms for lower carbon building systems that a range of trade bodies and associations argue will undermine efforts for smarter approaches to managing energy and HVACR functions.
Ensuring widescale domestic energy efficiency will be vital to realise calls for stricter UK carbon emissions targets and should be made a “national infrastructure priority”, a fuel poverty charity has warned.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is leading a new consultation to create guidance for the commercial real estate sector on ensuring a more holistic understanding of carbon emissions throughout their whole value chain.
Government sets aside £200m to support the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding in privately owned high-rise buildings to address fears over material use.
Vaillant has added its voice to the chorus of industry reaction over the Committee on Climate Change’s Net Zero report, with the manufacturer calling for urgent commitment to a low-carbon training programme.
Industry welcomes ambition but calls for support for all technologies to reach targets
Net Zero report from influential govt committee says ‘current policies are not enough’
A new framework developed through six months of cross industry collaboration will outline new standards for construction groups and building owners focused on managing energy demand to net zero carbon standards.
Diversity initiatives, a campaign to promote better gas safety and a scalable renewable energy heating project set up in a listed mill were among the winners at the 25th H&V News Awards.
“Serious concerns” over a lack of oversight and enforcement for the government’s environmental policies and targets post-Brexit have been identified in new findings from a major
Ongoing innovation to expand the capacity of heat pump technology for both industrial and commercial use can help realise European demand for waste-less heating and cooling, manufacturers have argued.
Larger employers within the heating sector required to pay the UK government’s Apprenticeship Levy are being urged to transfer up to a quarter of their unspent funds into their supply chains.
Vaillant has said there is much further to go in order to fine tune the Boiler Plus efficiency standards introduced last year.
Experts from the University of Exeter will lead work around compiling evidence on the opportunities and challenges posed by climate change to the building services sector and the broader UK economy.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has pledged to address industry concerns over current ventilation and indoor air quality standards (IAQ) as part of a forthcoming review of Buil
The Construction Products Association (CPA) has extended a Call for Evidence of how information on products is made available to the supply chain until April 23 in order to get a wider number of industry voices on potential risks.
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has praised last year’s introduction of Boiler Plus efficiency standards for ensuring greater energy efficiency in UK heating appliances.
A £41m ‘Energy Superhub’ will be constructed in Oxford in order to support lower carbon heating and transportation through a smarter approach to electricity management.
The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has urged government to rethink how it is promoting smart meter use, citing a new user survey critical of their cost saving benefits.
Establishing a statutory ‘Construction Improvement Authority’ for the UK is among drastic changes needed to address significant failings in standards across the HVAC sector.
Any partial or complete switchover of the gas grid to Hydrogen will require drastic and wide ranging changes to heating technologies and their maintenance over the next ten years.
Delaying the UK’s exit from the EU until April has failed to address industry fears over the significant potential damage to the building services sector from a ‘no deal’ Brexit, a major manufacturer’s association has warned.
“Earth shattering” amendments that will dramatically reshape building safety standards and how they are enforced should not be expected during the course of 2019, the chief executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group has said.
The heating industry is significantly lacking skills to ensure the effective design and maintenance of pressurised water systems, fluid conditioning specialist Spirotech has argued.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is being asked to clearly define if there will be any potential role for gas heating under a proposed low carbon development plan for the city.
Two major outsourcing groups working across the UK construction sector have this week announced they are entering administration.
Gas boilers currently in use in the UK will not be suitable for use in news homes by 2025, the government has confirmed.
A new online service has been launched with the aim of streamlining the application process for the Engineering Services Skillcard.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said it has set aside £9m in new funding to support planning and technical studies in order to establish 200,000 homes in new garden town and village projects in England.