Tag : energy efficiency
Calls from parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee to make improving the energy efficiency of UK buildings into a national infrastructure priority have been welcomed by the National Energy Action (NEA) charity.
Manufacturer Viessmann has argued that an expansion of the Boiler Plus efficiency standards to include news homes can better address concerns about energy efficiency in UK housing.
The latest edition of the IET Wiring Regulations, set for release later this year, will address previous failures to set out best practice on the design and installation of more energy efficient technologies, Bureau Veritas has argued.
The government will implement the Trustmark endorsement scheme as a core requirement of the third Energy Company Obligation (ECO3), despite fierce ongoing opposition to the changes from some heating industry bodies over the potential disruption to boiler installations.
The European Commission has announced the launch of a pilot for an EU-wide framework for sustainable building construction that aims to broaden debate and understanding of key environmental performance factors.
The government has set out several key aims that it hopes will overhaul the quality of social housing in the UK. This will include the introduction of a stronger regulator and new standards on home quality that will determine factors such as energy efficient heating.
Government is being urged to rethink policy around tackling fuel poor homes and energy efficiency over concerns at statistics showing an increased number of excess deaths last winter.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has called on the government to revise a financial cap on required landlord spending under a proposed new ‘Green Deal’ programme in order to avoid watering down commitments to support more energy efficient heating.
November’s H&V News asks if enough is being done to support more sustainable and efficient heating and what role offsite manufacturing, financial incentives and legislation may play in realising any revised low carbon ambitions on the back of a landmark climate change report.
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has said the launch of the PAS 2035 standard will undermine efforts to introduce more efficient heating to address fuel poverty in older homes.