Tag : Building regulations
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is urging government to be ‘technology agnostic’ when finalising its Future Homes Standard that is currently under consultation.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from heating, furnishings, building materials and damp are up to seven times higher indoors than out, according to a new report from the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
The government has announced this week that it has established a new Building Safety Regulator that will operate under the purview of the Health and Safety Executive with immediate effect.
The January edition of H&V News can now be read online with a look at the key aspirations of the HVAC sector over the coming year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.