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Mark Wilkins, technologies and training director at Vaillant UK

The UK heat and buildings strategy – what can we look forward to?

With £3.9 billion of new funding to be allocated over the next three years1, the UK Government has made the decarbonisation of UK homes and publicly owned buildings a national priority. Mark Wilkins, Technologies and Training Director at Vaillant UK ... 
 17 May 2022

The Nordic path to Net Zero part 2

The second report by Rinnai’s Chris Goggin on the other Scandanavian countries reviews the measures undertaken to decarbonise national fuel supplies as well as the potential effect on future UK energy options. Even in view of events in the Ukraine, ... 
 20 Apr 2022

The Nordic path to Net Zero

Rinnai's Chris Goggin reviews the measures undertaken by Norway, despite the military actions in Ukraine, to decarbonise national fuel supplies as well as the potential effect on future UK energy options.... 
 14 Apr 2022

Russia looks to restructure map & world energy issues

Rinnai's Chris Goggin explores current global energy matters embellished by the Ukraine crises. If a prolonged insurgency materialises during the up and coming years, what will this mean for global energy provision and costs? 
 22 Mar 2022

Don’t go ‘like for like’ trade up

When a stored water system or unit comes to the end of its working life it is assumed that replacing ‘like for like’ is the best option. But, says Pete Seddon for Rinnai, ‘If we look at the ‘like for like’, out with the old one and in with the same ... 
 2 Mar 2022

Japan commits to blue hydrogen ambition

Chris Goggin of Rinnai explores Japan’s future energy ambitions to introduce blue hydrogen as its national energy source and how this move could facilitate the fuel being a viable international solution towards decarbonisation.... 
 1 Feb 2022

Smart controls to the rescue

Franz Huelle, head of technical at REHAU Building Solutions, discusses how smart control systems can mitigate problems that come with temperature control in commercial premises, particularly newer sealed buildings... 
 21 Jul 2021

Three-pipe FCUs: the smart approach to heating and cooling?

Fan coil units (FCUs) have a proven track record and are the mainstay of many HVAC systems around the world, providing an inexpensive and efficient solution for cooling or heating. Two and four-pipe systems have been the norm but now there’s a ... 
 21 Jul 2021

Getting to grips with relative humidity

Stacey Lucas, commercial and marketing director at smart sensor provider Sontay gives insight into the relative humidity (RH) sensor, highlighting three examples where measuring and controlling RH are completely essential.... 
 7 Jul 2021
Steve Tomkins, head of business development at BESA

Turning healthcare buildings into ‘safe havens’

Steve Tomkins, head of business development at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) explains how the healthcare sector will benefit from the increased focus on improving ventilation of indoor spaces and the need to measure indoor air ... 
 5 Jul 2021
William Hunt, Windsor Herald presents the IoP’s grant of arms in 2000. Left to right: Bob Price (APHC president), Peter Wilson (IoP president), William Hunt (Windsor Herald), Andy Watts (IoP), Geoff Marsh (IoP) and John Mayfield (Master of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers)

Sad farewell to former CIPHE chief

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has announced the death of former chief executive Andy Watts MBE EngTech MCIPHE RP.... 
 29 Jun 2021
Keith Bastian, chief executive of Fischer Future Heat and Outfox the Market

The clean air battle

It is no secret that our global community is facing a climate emergency; governments, businesses and homeowners have been joining forces in the battle for clean air. Through everyone reducing their carbon footprints and limiting the pollutants they ... 
 29 Jun 2021
Malcolm Farrow, head of public affairs, OFTEC

Heat and Buildings Strategy must be high on ambition and pragmatism to truly level up

The importance of this year’s UK-hosted COP26 cannot be overstated. With uncertainty around how many more opportunities there will be to decide on the meaningful actions needed to avoid a global climate catastrophe, the stakes could hardly be higher.... 
 23 Jun 2021

BioLPG– the answer to quick carbon saving for installers

Karl Bateman, national specifier manager at Calor, explains why the challenges of off-grid rural homes mean that boilers will continue to have a place, and why sustainable fuels such as BioLPG offer installers an easy way to deliver carbon-... 
 17 Jun 2021
Air conditioning manager at Wolseley Climate, Jerry Hall

Optimising maintenance

Regular maintenance is vital for air conditioning and can add value to contractors and their customers’ business. Air conditioning manager at Wolseley Climate, Jerry Hall, looks at best practice and offers tips for achieving optimal results. 
 15 Jun 2021
Haier HVAC Solutions European general manager Bob Cowlard

Change ahead for HVAC market

Haier HVAC Solutions European general manager Bob Cowlard discusses how the industry is adapting as we emerge from lockdown. 
 15 Jun 2021

Damper testing – it’s the next multi-million pound industry

There are as many as 100 million fire and smoke dampers installed in UK buildings and each one should be tested at least annually, but BESA believes only a tiny proportion are meeting regulatory requirements. As awareness grows, can the industry ... 
 9 Jun 2021

Radiators are good partners to heat pumps

The development of lower temperature heating systems, utilising renewable heating appliances, such as air source heat pumps, has given rise to a number of questions including where do components we have got to know and love over the years fit into ... 
 9 Jun 2021
Stewart Clements, director of the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council

The next step to a sustainable future

Stewart Clements, director of the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC), discusses why it is important that the boiler industry backs plans for hydrogen-ready boilers by 2025 and what it could mean for installers... 
 26 May 2021

UFH growth in high-rise heating

Mark Dowdeswell, senior category manager at Uponor explores the attributes of underfloor heating (UFH) that makes it so suitable for the high-rise sector... 
 26 May 2021
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