Tag : Building regulations
Despite continued uncertainty over how Brexit will impact trade, regulations and the construction supply should it go ahead as scheduled at the end of this month, the UK HVAC industry must undergo significant change to adapt to a changing global market place.
Replacing gas boilers with heat pumps in commercial buildings could have significant longer-term economic and environmental benefits for UK cities, argues professional services consultancy WSP.
The Independent Review of Building Regulations launched following the Grenfell Tower fire has demanded radical regulatory reform of how buildings are designed, built and maintained, with the government committing to seek advice on how best to ensure “meaningful” change.
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.
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
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.
The UK’s Building Regulations and broader environmental policies are currently insufficient to viably eliminate national carbon emissions by 2050 and must therefore be amended, a range of industry bodies have warned.
A range of associations and bodies that have spoken to H&V News in recent months have cited how a lack of clarity in building regulations and limited enforcement of these rules, particularly for existing or refurbished properties, poses health risks from creating poorly ventilated dwellings and office spaces.
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.
Boiler Plus standards have come into effect today and will outline revised energy efficiency and technical requirements for any new combi boilers being fitted. Key industry bodies claim the standards represent the most significant overhaul of gas boiler standards in the UK since 2005.