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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.

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CIPHE backs ending all lead solder use in heating systems

21 May, 2019 By Neil Merrett

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.

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BEIS sets out thinking on revised approach to UK gas heating

22 March, 2019

Gas will not be permitted as part of proposals to create a new UK standard for how clean heat must be delivered in new homes by 2025, a government policy lead has said.

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Why industry should brace for disruptive heating technology

5 February, 2019 By Andrew Gaved

Boiler giant Worcester Bosch thinks that we are in for two decades of disruptive technology. Andrew Gaved reports

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Industry warnings over eye-opening scope of ventilation standards failures

19 November, 2018 By Neil Merrett

A range of associations and bodies that have spoken to H&V News in recent months have cited how a lack of clarity in building regulations and limited enforcement of these rules, particularly for existing or refurbished properties, poses health risks from creating poorly ventilated dwellings and office spaces.