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BDR Thermea Group acquires Fortes Energy Systems

BDR Thermea Group, a global manufacturer of smart indoor climate solutions and parent company of the UK heating solutions manufacturer Baxi, has acquired heat network company Fortes Energy Systems.... 
 21 Jan 2023
Switch2 Energy chief executive Richard Harrison

CEO calls for new focus on standards of Heat Network management

Communal heating specialist Switch2 Energy today (19 January) called on UK heat suppliers to re-focus their approach on the way heat networks are developed, operated, and managed – to prioritise efficiency, technology and customer service.... 
 21 Jan 2023

Stiebel Eltron secures ‘A Great Place to Work’ accreditation 

Stiebel Eltron UK has today announced it has been certified with ‘A Great Place to Work’ accreditation after its employees cited the company’s commitment to fairness, pride, and ethics during an anonymous survey.... 
 21 Jan 2023
Rinnai focus groups showed hybrid systems including heat pumps are presently a highly relevant value proposition regarding current installation projects

H3 Hydrogen, Hybrid and Heat Pump Focus Group hears contractor/installer/consultants industry views on Net Zero concerns

Rinnai has initiated a series of focus groups with the intent purpose of finding the heating and hot water delivery industry’s real concerns in implementing a clear practical, technical, and economic pathway to NetZero decarbonisation. Rinnai will ... 
 20 Jan 2023

RINNAI’S H3 (Hydrogen / Hybrids / Heat Pumps) renewable options now available

Rinnai’s H3 range includes all mainstream varieties of renewable energy alternative options including, LOW-GWP heat pumps (4kw – 110kw) Hydrogen Blends 20% ready and BioLPG ready water heaters and boilers and market leading solar thermal.... 
 19 Jan 2023

Swegon moves into new ‘local flagship’ factory in Kent

HVAC systems manufacturer, Swegon, is moving into its new Vantage Point factory, near Maidstone, Kent.... 
 19 Jan 2023

ECO+ scheme will increase need to balance roof space ventilation with aesthetics

More discreet ventilation solutions will be required, according to Klober, part of the BMI Group, as improved insulation through the government’s new ECO+ scheme could increase the risk of condensation in the roof space.... 
 19 Jan 2023
As a safeguard against counterfeit products, BITZER marks all compressors and genuine spare parts with a QR code

‘Grey’ imports present a major risk for UK buyers

BITZER UK, the compressor specialist, has warned UK installers and end users about the risks of attempting to source BITZER products through unofficial 'grey' channels, due to the danger of counterfeit equipment and the lack of local technical ... 
 19 Jan 2023

Insulating EU homes could reduce energy demand by 44%

A new study released by Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) shows that improving the insulation of existing residential buildings in the EU would significantly contribute to securing the bloc’s energy independence and achieving he EU target of reaching climate neutrality by 2050.

Improved insulation of EU residential buildings would result in a reduction of energy demand for heating in buildings by 777 TWh, or 44% compared to 2020: 46% in gas savings, 44% in heating oil savings and 48% in coal savings. 

 19 Jan 2023

Changes announced to BCIA Management Committee

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced changes to its Management Committee, with the addition of new members Jen Vickers, Ron Purcell and Jason Harper, while thanking Richard Meacham and Simon Ward who have both left the ... 
 19 Jan 2023

Potential demand of 150,000 installers a main barrier to 2028 heat pump target - research

The widely promoted 50,000 installers required to meet the Government’s ambitious annual heat pump installation target of 600,000 may be three times lower than the number required, research has revealed.... 
 19 Jan 2023

Energy specialist launches ‘Heat pump talk’ guide for installers

With 47% of people citing “installation disruption” as the main barrier to switching to a heat pump during the current Electrification of Heat trial, a new guide supporting heating engineers to help customers make an informed decision, has been ... 
 12 Jan 2023

Intergas appoints new sales and marketing director

Gary Rudd has become the new sales and marketing director at Intergas Heating Solutions as the industry undergoes transformational change and faces increased environmental challenges.... 
 12 Jan 2023
Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah pictured here with BESA’s David Frise and Nathan Wood

‘Bittersweet’ honour for air quality champion

Air quality and child health campaigner Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah has been made a CBE for services to public health in the King’s New Year Honours.... 
 12 Jan 2023

Panasonic’s heat pumps honoured in the 2022 Good Design Awards

Panasonic's Aquarea K and L Generation heat pumps have been recognised in the 2022 Good Design Awards (sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion). As well as recognising the performance efficiencies of the units, the judges commended the ... 
 12 Jan 2023
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Halton acquires Swedish CRC Medical

The Swedish company CRC Medical is now part of Halton Group. CRC Medical operates in the Scandinavian healthcare and cleanroom sector.... 
 12 Jan 2023
Edoardo Pauletta d’Anna is the new UK MD of Ariston Group

Ariston Group appoints new UK managing director

Ariston Group has appointed Edoardo Pauletta d’Anna as its new UK managing director. Having been part of the company for over a decade, his new role sees him responsible for the growth and development of the Ariston, ELCO and ATAG Commercial brands ... 
 12 Jan 2023
From left, Paul Hind, Kevin Carling, Joe Monkhouse, Simon Brown, Nigel Jefferson

New recruits support Secon expansion

Heat pump distributor Secon Renewables has continued its expansion with two key appointments.... 
 12 Jan 2023

Tackle key challenges of heat network performance at London event

‘Heat Networks: Cost, Carbon, Compliance’ – a conference hosted by Switch2 Energy in London on Thursday 19 January – will explore challenges facing owners and operators of communal heating schemes.... 
 5 Jan 2023
Kevin Wellman, chief executive of the CIPHE

Questions raised over no minimum legal standard required for heat pump installers

The lack of mandatory qualifications for heat pump installations not covered by the Boiler Upgrade Scheme has reignited the fuel behind the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE)’s crusade for a focus on quality.... 
 5 Jan 2023
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