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This year’s BSRIA Annual Briefing has warned that inevitable change to the climate and a rise in global temperatures will exacerbate existing challenges to adapt how buildings are designed, operated and maintained.
According to the latest estimates, heat accounts for more than half of the UK’s domestic energy consumption. This places the heating industry squarely in the middle of the search for sustainable energy solutions.
Representatives of various key UK political parties have met this week to discuss how parliament can block the government from leaving the EU on October 31 without a withdrawal agreement.
Researchers from Newcastle University and Northumbria University are in the process of designing a ‘living building’ trial that will incorporate biotech principles to offer potential new approaches to manage ventilation, indoor air quality. It is also looking at the possibility of materials capable of self-repairing in some cases.
The entire heating and plumbing industry would benefit from moving fully away from using lead solder in their operations to eliminate potential misuse of the product, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has said.