Tag : energy efficiency
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.
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.
Some manufacturers and fuel poverty charities have warned that the 2018 Budget is a missed opportunity to push industry to adopt low carbon approaches to heating amidst the announcement of cuts to a long-standing incentive programme.
The National Energy Action (NEA) charity is calling for fresh investment to improve the energy efficiency of UK homes and their heating systems as a means to more effectively address fuel poverty around the UK.
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.
Vaillant has called for a national roll out of the £10m commercial boiler scrappage scheme unveiled recently by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
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 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.
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.