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Election 2019: parties outline battleground for low carbon homes and heat

28 November, 2019 By Neil Merrett

All key parties standing in the upcoming General Election have outlined major decarbonisation proposals, with Labour, the Liberal Democrats and – perhaps unsurprisingly – the Green Party, setting out several key pledges for greener heat and homes.

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BSRIA climate briefing warns of urgent need for built environment disruption

18 November, 2019 By Neil Merrett

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.

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The biggest battle since VHS vs Betamax?

4 October, 2019

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.

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HVAC Brexit warnings intensify as parliament escalates no-deal battle

27 August, 2019 By Neil Merrett

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.

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Academic collaboration eyes biological building services breakthroughs

21 June, 2019 By Neil Merrett

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.