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Ample opportunities at ISH China & CIHE 2023

With the presence of leading global and domestic brands featuring their innovative solutions and products, the line-up of international pavilions and specialised areas will act as the highlight of ISH China & CIHE 2023.... 
 6 Apr 2023

Strong take up of new heat pump training

Hundreds of potential installers have signed up to Stiebel Eltron UK’s training courses following the company’s £350,000 investment in a new centre designed to supercharge Britain’s heat pump market.... 
 6 Apr 2023
BESA technical director Graeme Fox

BESA calls for calm in face of F-gas furore

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged the UK government to keep “a sense of perspective” in the face of a growing row over the European Commission’s decision to speed up the phase down of global warming gases used in ... 
 6 Apr 2023
Rinnai’s Chris Goggin

Practical, economic and technical solutions using all energy and power options will lead to decarbonisation

Rinnai’s Chris Goggin reviews the Government’s ‘Powering Up Britain’ document & strategy which aims for NetZero by 2050.... 
 6 Apr 2023
Engineering Director Helen Villamuera and Phil Kent, R&D Director for Combustion, examining plans for Ideal Heating’s Hull site which is undergoing a £60m investment programme, including a proposed new UK Technology Centre

Plans for industry-leading R&D centre revealed

Ideal Heating has submitted plans for a new £10m research and development facility at its UK headquarters in Hull.... 
 3 Apr 2023

Success of heat training grant hinges on versatility

With a recent Government grant aiming to upskill UK heating engineers to work with low-carbon technology, polymer pipework manufacturer Rehau is advising that an all-encompassing approach to project specification will be key to decarbonising the ... 
 30 Mar 2023

New house design platform with prefabricated heating solutions seen as revolutionary

Baxi has supplied a new range of prefabricated understairs heating solutions to Travis Perkins’ WholeHouse, an industry-first platform that allows smaller regional housebuilders and developers across the UK to plan and design a complete, bespoke ... 
 30 Mar 2023

Guide aims to improve industry’s ‘spatial awareness’

New technical guidance from the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) emphasises the importance of allowing adequate spacing between building services in projects using traditional approaches, modern methods of construction (MMC) and ... 
 30 Mar 2023

Merger creates leader in energy-efficient heat networks

Heat network technology providers Evinox and Minibems are merging and receive growth capital from SET Ventures. This capital injection enables the two companies to cement their leading position in smart heat network technology ensuring enhanced ... 
 30 Mar 2023

ICOM urges contractors to familiarise with mix of hydrogen labels 

The Industrial and Commercial Heating Equipment Association (ICOM) has launched a campaign to clarify the different levels of ‘hydrogen-readiness’ of boilers and other combustion products entering the market.... 
 30 Mar 2023
Rinnai’s Chris Goggin

West & East jostle for position in future energy hierachy

Rinnai’s Chris Goggin evaluates the work being completed that is enabling key players in the western and eastern hemispheres to position themselves in the new world energy hierarchy. Saudi Arabia, China and the USA are pursuing separate strategies ... 
 30 Mar 2023
Chris Skidmore speaking at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards

Engineers will provide Net Zero solution – Review chair

Speaking at the 2023 CIBSE Building Performance Awards, MP and Chair of the Net Zero Review Chris Skidmore highlighted the essential role of engineers in the fight to reach net zero carbon emissions.... 
 23 Mar 2023

Call for clamp down on non-compliant pumps

Pump industry leaders are calling on the government to clamp down on the ‘swarm’ of non-compliant central heating pumps being imported into the UK potentially costing consumers hundreds of pounds every year.... 
 23 Mar 2023

‘Heat Pump Ready’ neighbourhood roll out in Oxford

A consortium led by Samsung Research UK has been awarded £3.2 million for the Clean Heat Streets project in Oxford City, as part of the UK government’s Heat Pump Ready funding programme.... 
 23 Mar 2023
ISH was held between March 13 and 17 in Frankfurt

Impressive comeback of ISH 2023

Tangible solutions for achieving climate protection goals in the building sector were the focus of the ISH in Frankfurt am Main.... 
 23 Mar 2023
Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance

£1.8 billion awarded to boost efficiency in homes and public buildings

Schools and hospitals and more than 115,000 homes across England are to get upgrades to improve their energy efficiency as the Government announces the allocation of nearly £2 billion in funding.

The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and Home Upgrade Grant are collectively worth £1.4 billion, which will be used to fund energy-saving measures ranging from loft insulation to new windows. An additional £1.1 billion in match funding for social housing provided by local authorities, providers of social housing and charities will bring the total investment to £2.5 billion to upgrade social and private homes in England. 

 23 Mar 2023
Peter Jocic, COO of Qvantum with the compact heat pump

Swedish company wins award for compact heat pump

Heat pump company Qvantum has received the German ISH Design Plus award for a new apartment heat pump. The heat pump is so compact that it can be installed, for example, under a kitchen sink and will be able to replace the gas burners that ... 
 23 Mar 2023
Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) technical director Graeme Fox

Cautious welcome for government energy efficiency plan

The government’s strategy for spending up to £2.5bn on improving the energy efficiency of homes and public sector buildings has been given a cautious welcome by an industry trade association.... 
 23 Mar 2023

Rinnai continuous flow hot water replaces stored system at historic Essex school

Holmwood House was opened in 1922 as a boy’s school by Mr and Mrs E F Duggan with the aim ‘to develop the individuality and abilities of each child, to make them self-reliant and adaptable’. The world has changed a great deal in the school’s first ... 
 22 Mar 2023
ISH is taking place this week in Frankfurt

How can we achieve the climate goals? – ISH 2023 presents products and technologies

The climate emergency calls for massive CO2 savings, a transition to regenerative sources of energy and the use of more efficient technologies. Solutions for this are already available in the building sector and 2,025 exhibitors from 54 countries ... 
 16 Mar 2023
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