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Energy price rises push green agenda

In response to the current energy crisis, heating industry commentators have called for an accelerated push for zero carbon technologies to make buildings more energy efficient. 
 22 Sep 2021

BESA secures extra funding for heat pump training

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has secured extra government funding to provide a further 200 free places on its online heat pump training course.... 
 22 Sep 2021

Vaillant white paper combats misconceptions

Vaillant has unveiled its “Decarbonising Home Heating in the UK” white paper which gives an overview of the mix of heating technologies and the support available to ensure installers and specifiers are able to make the most of all opportunities....

Set out into three different chapters - Heat Pumps, Hydrogen and Hybrid Heating Systems - the white paper aims to provide one source of truth across all energy efficient and sustainable technologies to ensure the right information is presented to customers. Ultimately, the white paper will help installers, landlords, developers and homeowners to make knowledgeable choices about how they heat homes now and in the future. 

 21 Sep 2021
Local MP Simon Jupp cuts the ribbon at the opening of Unitherm

Unitherm Heating Systems launches in UK

One of the most successful names in renewable heating in Ireland has launched its UK operation from new premises in Exeter.... 
 21 Sep 2021
Author: Biatur Mandia, MEng

Instantaneous low temperature systems, a pathway to reduce carbon in commercial domestic hot water usage

Domestic Hot water (DHW) plays a significant role in the total energy used in buildings. While the energy used for space heating or lighting has decreased over the past years, the energy used for DHW has increased considerably in the last 20 years. ... 
 20 Sep 2021

BESA launches comprehensive guide to heat pumps

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has updated its technical guidance on heat pump technology.... 
 20 Sep 2021

Engineering alliance issues climate warning to world leaders ahead of COP26

With six weeks to go until COP26, engineering alliance Actuate UK has issued a stark message to world leaders gathering in Glasgow, urging them to tackle the climate crisis now “before it is too late”.... 
 20 Sep 2021

Sceptical brits warming to the idea of hydrogen boilers

New research released during Gas Safety Week has found that over half of Brits are open to owning a hydrogen boiler – but despite 90% knowing they are more sustainable than existing natural gas units, most would rather someone else try one first.... 
 20 Sep 2021

Global study supports healthy buildings as a critical public health strategy

New research conducted on a global scale has found that healthy buildings with enhanced ventilation can improve the cognitive function and health of occupants, suggesting that ventilation and filtration are the preeminent healthy building strategies.... 
 17 Sep 2021
Mike Foster, chief executive of the Energy and Utilities Alliance

Concern over ‘dumping’ of cheap foreign heat pumps into UK

British industry is increasingly concerned that quotas for heat pump sales, rumoured to be in the Government’s long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy, will lead to a loss of British jobs and an influx of cheap foreign imports being dumped on UK ... 
 15 Sep 2021

Green heat network fund key to achieving low-carbon district heating

The latest round of financing from the UK Government’s Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) will be key to ensuring low-carbon district heating schemes are delivered from 2022, according to polymer pipework specialist REHAU.... 
 15 Sep 2021

HVR Awards: Voting opens in three categories

To give everyone time to vote in our three categories to be decided by online poll, the HVR Awards will be held on 14 October. Voting is open now at www.hvrawards.com/vote-2021/... 
 15 Sep 2021

The role of plastics in net zero drive

A webinar from the BPF Pipes Group takes place on 20 October focusing on the role plastic pipes will pay in contributing towards the UK’s net zero targets.... 
 14 Sep 2021
BESA’s director of training and skills Helen Yeulet

Record infrastructure plan will need ‘colossal’ skills drive

The Government’s announcement of a record £650bn investment in infrastructure projects over the next decade will be a massive boost to the building services sector but will need to be matched by an unprecedented surge in training and recruitment, ... 
 14 Sep 2021

National Audit Office calls out handling of GHG

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) on the ill-fated Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme, has found that a rushed delivery and implementation significantly reduced the benefits that might have been achieved.... 
 14 Sep 2021
Stelrad

Stelrad marks national customer service week

Stelrad Radiators is celebrating National Customer Service Week between 4 and 8 October. The company joined the Institute of Customer Service in 2019 and rapidly achieved the prestigious Servicemark accreditation.... 
 14 Sep 2021

Altecnic goes on tour

Altecnic, the supplier of hydronic solutions and part of the Caleffi Group, has announced an inaugural ‘Altecnic Grand Tour’.... 
 14 Sep 2021

SKILLcard launches industry placement card

Engineering Services SKILLcard has launched a card specifically designed for the growing number of students who need access to construction sites to complement their classroom-based learning.... 
 13 Sep 2021

World Refrigeration Day continues to support Stemazing

World Refrigeration Day (WRD) will continue its support for Stemazing Inspiration Academy training programme.... 
 8 Sep 2021
Paul Mitchell is a new area sales manager for Lochinvar

Lochinvar appoints area sales manager

Commercial hot water and heating company Lochinvar has appointed Paul Mitchell as area sales manager for the West Midlands region.... 
 8 Sep 2021
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