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Paul Rose, chief executive of OFTEC (left) and Ken Cronin, chief executive of UKIFDA (right)

Cost is biggest barrier to consumer uptake of low carbon heating

New data from the latest Public Attitudes Tracker published by BEIS has revealed consumer resistance to switching to low carbon heating systems in the home is being driven by cost.... 
 26 Oct 2022

Event to focus on district heating

District heating experts from across the sector are coming together to discuss the latest trends and topics in low carbon heat networks on 17 November at the REHAU Hub, in the Building Centre in central London.... 
 26 Oct 2022

White paper shows how to avoid buildings becoming stranded assets

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a helpful new guide designed to help building owners and managers reduce the risk of their buildings becoming stranded assets due to not reaching the government’s environmental standards.... 
 26 Oct 2022

Avoid energy waste trap warns trade body

An overwhelming majority of Brits are worried about the price of heating their homes this winter and 9 in 10 (89%) will be changing their home heating behaviour in some way as a result, research has found.... 
 26 Oct 2022

Campaign calls for commitment to hydrogen future

Some of the biggest names in the UK energy industry have joined forces to launch a campaign to raise awareness of hydrogen gas for heating our homes and calling on the Government to commit to a hydrogen future.

The ‘Hello Hydrogen’ Campaign sees gas distribution networks, boiler manufacturers and energy suppliers come together to raise households’ awareness on the low-carbon gas’s role in reducing CO2 emissions. 

 19 Oct 2022

Guide defines Net Zero

BSRIA and London South Bank University have partnered to publish a comprehensive free guide to define the terminology of Net Zero and its implications for the built environment.... 
 19 Oct 2022

Ideal Heating teams up with Citizens Advice to help households

Heating appliance manufacturer Ideal Heating is working with Citizens Advice to support vulnerable households living with old or broken boilers, by replacing them with highly efficient A-rated boilers, free of charge.... 
 19 Oct 2022
Apprentices Luke Pollington and Kim Gleadhill

Apprenticeships thriving at Polypipe Building Services

With 266,000 extra workers needed within the construction sector by 2026 according to the Construction Industry Training Board, employers are being urged to use apprenticeships as a vehicle to home grow the people they need – a tactic that is ... 
 19 Oct 2022

Warm banks welcomed but must be adequately ventilated – Elta Fans

As news of warm banks hots up, Elta Fans is urging building owners, managers and facilities staff to ensure places have sufficient ventilation first to avoid a health and safety crisis before pushing ahead.... 
 19 Oct 2022

Ambion Heating secures place on university's Energy House 2.0 project

Manufacturer of Low Carbon Heat Panel technology, Ambion Heating, will be working with Bellway Homes as part of the University of Salford’s Energy House 2.0 facility - a research project that will test and validate housing design, home heating and ... 
 19 Oct 2022

Water usage contributes to growth in pipes and fittings market

The UK pipes and fittings market fell significantly in 2020 due to the pandemic, but recovered well in 2021, increasing by 13%.... 
 19 Oct 2022

New home for North East distributors

North East-based partner companies Secon Renewables and AUK Distribution are targeting further growth and industry success with the move to a new home in Sunderland.... 
 19 Oct 2022

Acceleration to heat pumps expected

At an event launching a new heat pump in London this week, Samsung Electronics Air Conditioner Europe president predicted an acceleration in the switch from fossil fuel heating systems to more energy efficient heat pumps.... 
 13 Oct 2022

Labour leader visits Vaillant headquarters

Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, visited leading boiler and heat pump manufacturer, Vaillant, in Belper, to see production of its low carbon technology in action and gain a clearer view of how government and industry can work in partnership to ... 
 13 Oct 2022

Engineering trade body calls for practical measures to achieve reform agenda

Actuate UK, the voice of the engineering services sector, has applauded the ambitions of the new Building Safety Act, saying the reform agenda will drive up standards across construction.... 
 12 Oct 2022
Sana Hafsa, CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year 2022 with CIBSE President, Kevin Mitchell and ASHRAE Past President, Sheila Hayter

CIBSE recognises rising stars at the Young Engineers Awards 2022

CIBSE Young Engineers Awards (YEAs) 2022 has recognised future industry change makers, as they address the big questions around the role of engineering in delivering a safe, healthy, and sustainable built environment for all.... 
 12 Oct 2022
Karl Richardson, managing director at Logicool, Heather Wheeler MP, MP for South Derbyshire, Mel Howard, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank, and Gillian Richardson, customer service director at Logicool

Heat pump specialist increases capacity seven-fold

A Derbyshire business which distributes heating and cooling systems is expanding its capacity to meet growing demand after purchasing a new site in Swadlincote.... 
 12 Oct 2022

Uponor’s PEX pipe turns 50

Uponor, the global solutions provider for the delivery of energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, launched the first PEX pipes worldwide back in 1972.... 
 12 Oct 2022

Envirovent moves to zero carbon premises

One of the UK’s ventilation manufacturers, EnviroVent, has relocated to new purpose-built zero carbon headquarters, as part of its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.... 
 12 Oct 2022

Rising energy prices drive UK households to UFH

In 2021, the underfloor heating market bounced back with an estimated 16% value growth, making it one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK heating industry according to market research by AMA Research.... 
 12 Oct 2022
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