Actuate UK is an alliance of eight leading trade, technology, research and professional bodies in engineering services. It will deliver a single, consolidated voice for the sector.
Professor Cath Noakes, one of the two engineer members the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), told a webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) that it was not enough to simply increase ventilation rates in buildings to mitigate transmission of the Covid-19 virus.
The HPA's figures are drawn from a survey of its members which make up around 95% of the heat pump manufacturing market share.
The association said this boost in predicted sales is extremely promising for the industry on the road to net zero.