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Energy activist congratulated for CIBSE Gold medal

Energy activist Phil Jones has been awarded CIBSE’s highest honour. He is just the 42nd person to receive the Institution’s Gold Medal in 110 years and described himself as “humbled, honoured and thrilled by this fantastic recognition”.... 
 1 Mar 2022
Patrick Harvie visits Queens Quay to announce Heat Network Fund

£300 million Heat Network Fund announced at Queens Quay

Scottish Government Zero Carbon Minister, Patrick Harvie, visited the award-winning Queens Quay district heat pump system in Clydebank to announce a new £300 million Heat Network Fund to accelerate the rollout of environmentally-friendly ... 
 23 Feb 2022

Report reveals poor supply chains are a barrier to Net Zero

A new report, ‘Sustainable by design’, based on research with 100 senior executives of UK construction firms, reveals that despite the majority (85%) believing the industry is doing enough to reach Net Zero by 2050, there are significant barriers to ... 
 23 Feb 2022
Nick Eastwood is the new technical manager - heat pumps at Secon Renewables

New appointment for renewables distributor

Specialist renewables distributor Secon has further strengthened its support team with the appointment of Nick Eastwood as technical manager – heat pumps.... 
 23 Feb 2022

Online training surge during lockdown improves installer skills

Toshiba has reported a dramatic increase in online air conditioning training during the recent COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, as installers and maintenance staff took the opportunity to improve their skills.... 
 22 Feb 2022

Industry agrees hydrogen appliance labels

With progress being made towards decarbonising domestic use of gas, using hydrogen, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has agreed new, clear labelling for hydrogen appliances.... 
 22 Feb 2022

Ventilation rates must not be sacrificed for energy efficiency

Changes to the Building Regulations will ensure the need for better ventilation is not compromised by increasingly tough targets for reducing energy consumption, according to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).... 
 22 Feb 2022
AFNOR UK

AFNOR UK approved to deliver new UKCA marking for gas products in UK

One of the world’s largest certification bodies has become an approved body for the UKCA product certification scheme.... 
 22 Feb 2022

One in four UK workplaces actively display IAQ metrics

In a survey of UK office workers, only one-quarter of respondents report having a place where they are able to read or see their building’s indoor air quality (IAQ) on their own, according to a report released by Honeywell.... 
 22 Feb 2022
Rinnai managing director Tony Gittings

We all win with Net Zero common sense, calm and commitment

UK Net Zero ambitions can be truly delivered with a measured, pragmatic, and transparent stance if adopted by all the players in the heating and hot water industry and this can be supported via gathered scientific data applied to finding solutions ... 
 16 Feb 2022

NAADUK launches new guidance document

The National Association of Air Duct Specialists (NAADUK), has launched its new comprehensive guidance document NAAD21, setting the standard for the ventilation hygiene sector.... 
 15 Feb 2022

Improved payment times welcomed

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed an apparently dramatic improvement in the payment habits of main contractors.... 
 15 Feb 2022
John Otterson, managing director of Coolair Equipment

Coolair Equipment trademark win helps remove “confusion in the marketplace”

One-stop air conditioning specialist Coolair Equipment has won a four-year legal battle to secure the rights to the ‘Coolair’ name.... 
 15 Feb 2022
BEAMA

BEAMA launches updated Ventilation White Paper

Ahead of New Building Regulations on Ventilation coming into force this summer and the Government’s wider COVID-19 and Net Zero Strategy, BEAMA has launched its updated 2022 Ventilation White Paper.... 
 15 Feb 2022

TG Lynes celebrating landmark anniversary

One of the UK’s suppliers of heating, plumbing and air movement materials to trade customers will celebrate its 110th anniversary in 2022.... 
 15 Feb 2022
Steve Richmond, head of marketing and technical at REHAU

Greater scope required to address heating industry challenges

The Government must increase the scope of green subsidy schemes for UK homes to successfully transition from gas-based heating and address skyrocketing energy costs, according to polymer pipework specialist REHAU.... 
 14 Feb 2022

Partnership enhances national logistics operations

City Plumbing, part of the recently formed Highbourne Group, has announced a new multi-year contract to outsource operations at its national distribution hub to GXO, one of the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider.... 
 14 Feb 2022

Record numbers of GSHPs manufactured in UK

Kensa Heat Pumps, the low carbon ground source heat pumps (GSHP) specialist, has broken production records recently, doubling its output over the past 18 months and working towards a further twofold increase in capacity by 2023.... 
 14 Feb 2022
TROX UK apprentices Wiktoria Zak and Thomas Walker

New apprentice opportunities

With this year’s theme for National Apprenticeship Week being ‘build the future’, TROX UK, is doing exactly that when training its apprentices.... 
 10 Feb 2022

New embodied carbon calculator for building services

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published a digital Embodied Carbon Calculator tool to enable engineers to estimate the embodied carbon associated with mechanical, electrical and public health systems in ... 
 10 Feb 2022
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