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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.
OFTEC has said that the heating industry has lost confidence in government sustainable building programmes such as proposals for the third Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) scheme.
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has warned that government proposals to overhaul the third Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) scheme will serve only to undermine industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vaillant has said there is much further to go in order to fine tune the Boiler Plus efficiency standards introduced last year.
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.
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.
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.
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