Tag : energy effciency
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.
Relying on one fuel type or heating technology for new build housing will restrict the UK’s low carbon transformation ambitions, a leading gas appliance manufacturer has argued.
Government efforts to improve energy efficiency in fuel poor homes are falling short of official targets and wider low carbon ambitions set out in the UK Clean Growth Strategy, a new report from the Committee on Fuel Poverty has found.
Ensuring a stronger enforcement and inspection regime for construction standards as called for in Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building regulations will be a vital step to improve the sustainability of building services, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has said.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has said it will be “reminding” British Gas of its responsibilities to ensure every service it provides meets the minimum requirements of the mandatory Boiler Plus efficiency standards introduced in April this year.
Hydrogen burners suitable for use as part of domestic heating solutions are yet to be developed, with government intervention in the form of targeted financial support among key recommendations to address limited innovation of the technology so far.
The May issue of H&V News is now online, with a look at where the Boiler Plus efficiency standards may go following their recent launch and whether we may see a form of ‘Boiler Plus 2’ to help industry offer more efficient gas heating systems.
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has argued that the government should double a proposed cap on landlord spending in order to better improve the energy efficiency of private rental properties by allowing for fitting of central heating systems.