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J S Wright plumbing and heating apprentice Shaun Donaldson

M&E specialist wins talent and diversity award

Mechanical and electrical services specialist J S Wright has won a top national award for championing equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.... 
 24 Nov 2020

Employers urged to go for government funding

JTL, the national training provider for heating apprenticeships, is urging employers to take advantage of government grants and take on an apprentice.... 
 23 Nov 2020

Study targets ventilation systems in spread of COVID-19

Most ventilation systems in schools and offices are just not up to the job when it comes to helping curb the spread of COVID-19 according to a new study.... 
 23 Nov 2020

Alarm over humidity levels on construction sites

Concern has been raised over spiking humidity levels on building and renovation sites.... 
 23 Nov 2020

BESA backs PM's green industrial revolution

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the far-reaching plan announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a ‘green industrial revolution’ backed by £12bn in government investment, which could create up to 250,000 new jobs.... 
 20 Nov 2020
Conex Bänninger

Conex Bänninger targets modular fabrications market

Conex Bänninger has appointed Roger Hoskins to the newly-created position of modular sales project manager.... 
 20 Nov 2020
Rinnai’s Chris Goggin

Rinnai creates hydrogen information hub

Rinnai, manufacturer of hot water heating units and delivery systems for all commercial sites, is to create a comprehensive information hub dedicated to the subject of hydrogen as a low-carbon energy for the future.... 
 19 Nov 2020
Guy Pulham, UKIFDA chief executive

Call to include choice in net-zero heating

Liquid fuels trade association the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) has urged the Government not to forget the four million off-grid homes when setting energy policy following the announcement of the Prime Minister’s 10-Point ... 
 19 Nov 2020

Industry backs PM's 10-Point Green Plan

The industry has broadly welcomed The Prime Minister's Green Plan which includes intentions to develop the first town heated entirely by hydrogen by the end of the decade and to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028.

The announcements were made earlier this week by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as part of a 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution which will create and support up to 250,000 British jobs. The plans also include a welcome extension to the Green Homes Grant aimed at making energy efficient improvements in the home. 

 19 Nov 2020
Insite Energy’s managing director, Anthony Coates-Smith

New heat network regulations demand meter retrofits

Heat suppliers to properties connected to heat networks will be required to retrofit heat metering devices, where it is cost-effective and technically feasible to do so, by September 2022. They must also bill individual consumers based on their ... 
 18 Nov 2020

HHIC expands platform for future of UK heat

Emerging technologies have prompted a reorganisation of the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) industry working groups, in order to provide a diverse platform for discussion on the future of UK heat.... 
 17 Nov 2020

Focus falls on renewable heating at World Climate Forum

World Climate Forum Europe, which is being held today as part of the virtual London Climate Action Week, will tackle the subject of Renewable Heating and Cooling for a Decarbonised Economy.... 
 17 Nov 2020

Switch2 appointed to ProcurePublic heat network framework

Switch2 Energy has been appointed to the ProcurePublic framework to supply heat network metering, billing and interface equipment to the public sector across the UK.... 
 17 Nov 2020

Hydrogen-ready boiler defined

Trade body the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has established a definition of what is a 'hydrogen-ready' boiler, ahead of a potential nation-wide roll-out of hydrogen for heating.... 
 17 Nov 2020

BESA backs new Cabinet rules on late pay

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the latest government measure to tackle persistent late payment in construction supply chains.... 
 17 Nov 2020
Safety reformer Dame Judith Hackitt.

Industry warned to stop ignoring digital tools

Companies will be compelled to use digital tools to register and record details of their work under new building legislation, according to safety reformer Dame Judith Hackitt.... 
 16 Nov 2020

A-Gas expands recovery and reclamation offering in Italy

A-Gas, the specialist in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated products and services, has reached an agreement to acquire the reclamation business of Safety Hi-Tech in Italy. The transaction is ultimately subject to ... 
 16 Nov 2020
The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning Kevin Stewart

Construction industry urged to stick to safety guidance

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart has joined the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum in reminding the sector’s workers to stay COVID smart in their social lives and when travelling to and from jobs.... 
 16 Nov 2020

'Revolutionary' report targets decarbonisation of heating

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has released a report outlining the steps the UK Government should take to shape future policy and decarbonise the heating industry.

The report aims to substantially shake up the existing frameworks and introduce regulatory, impactful, and meaningful changes in the heating sector, paving the way for mass deployment of low carbon heating.


 12 Nov 2020

Non-domestic RHI extension vital for meeting green targets

The 12-month extension of the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be vital to ensuring all future building projects meet sustainability targets, says polymer pipework specialist Rehau.... 
 11 Nov 2020
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