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REFCOM welcomes £1m penalty for F-Gas offender

The UK’s primary F-Gas register REFCOM has welcomed the Environment Agency’s decision to hammer a company with a fine of more than £1m for breaching the F-gas Regulations.... 
 28 Sep 2021

Worcester Bosch wins award for hydrogen prototype boiler

Worcester Bosch's hydrogen-ready boiler prototype has won the award for Sustainability Project of the Year at this year’s ASCP Conference and Exhibition.... 
 26 Sep 2021
Mike Foster the chief executive of Energy and Utilities Alliance

Public demands action on alternative energy sources

In an exclusive opinion poll, conducted on behalf of the not-for-profit trade association Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), in the middle of the current energy crisis, the public have blamed the Government for the current gas crisis and have demanded the fast-tracking of alternative energy sources to heat their homes.


 26 Sep 2021
Nathan Wood, chair of the BESA Health and Well-being in Buildings group

BESA calls for practical response to WHO targets

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed tough new air quality targets contained in updated World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines but stressed the need for indoor targets to be practical and affordable....

In its first update to air quality guidelines since 2005, the WHO blamed exposure to pollution for seven million premature deaths a year worldwide. It slashed the recommended maximum levels for several pollutants, including particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) saying there was “clear evidence” that air pollution harmed human health “at even lower concentrations than previously understood”. 

 26 Sep 2021
Architect and TV personality George Clarke

George Clarke heads growing cast for BESA Conference

The architect and TV personality George Clarke is to deliver a keynote address at this year’s Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) National Conference.... 
 26 Sep 2021

Energy price rises push green agenda

In response to the current energy crisis, heating industry commentators have called for an accelerated push for zero carbon technologies to make buildings more energy efficient. 
 22 Sep 2021

BESA secures extra funding for heat pump training

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has secured extra government funding to provide a further 200 free places on its online heat pump training course.... 
 22 Sep 2021

Vaillant white paper combats misconceptions

Vaillant has unveiled its “Decarbonising Home Heating in the UK” white paper which gives an overview of the mix of heating technologies and the support available to ensure installers and specifiers are able to make the most of all opportunities....

Set out into three different chapters - Heat Pumps, Hydrogen and Hybrid Heating Systems - the white paper aims to provide one source of truth across all energy efficient and sustainable technologies to ensure the right information is presented to customers. Ultimately, the white paper will help installers, landlords, developers and homeowners to make knowledgeable choices about how they heat homes now and in the future. 

 21 Sep 2021
Local MP Simon Jupp cuts the ribbon at the opening of Unitherm

Unitherm Heating Systems launches in UK

One of the most successful names in renewable heating in Ireland has launched its UK operation from new premises in Exeter.... 
 21 Sep 2021
Author: Biatur Mandia, MEng

Instantaneous low temperature systems, a pathway to reduce carbon in commercial domestic hot water usage

Domestic Hot water (DHW) plays a significant role in the total energy used in buildings. While the energy used for space heating or lighting has decreased over the past years, the energy used for DHW has increased considerably in the last 20 years. ... 
 20 Sep 2021

BESA launches comprehensive guide to heat pumps

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has updated its technical guidance on heat pump technology.... 
 20 Sep 2021

Engineering alliance issues climate warning to world leaders ahead of COP26

With six weeks to go until COP26, engineering alliance Actuate UK has issued a stark message to world leaders gathering in Glasgow, urging them to tackle the climate crisis now “before it is too late”.... 
 20 Sep 2021

Sceptical brits warming to the idea of hydrogen boilers

New research released during Gas Safety Week has found that over half of Brits are open to owning a hydrogen boiler – but despite 90% knowing they are more sustainable than existing natural gas units, most would rather someone else try one first.... 
 20 Sep 2021

Global study supports healthy buildings as a critical public health strategy

New research conducted on a global scale has found that healthy buildings with enhanced ventilation can improve the cognitive function and health of occupants, suggesting that ventilation and filtration are the preeminent healthy building strategies.... 
 17 Sep 2021
Mike Foster, chief executive of the Energy and Utilities Alliance

Concern over ‘dumping’ of cheap foreign heat pumps into UK

British industry is increasingly concerned that quotas for heat pump sales, rumoured to be in the Government’s long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy, will lead to a loss of British jobs and an influx of cheap foreign imports being dumped on UK ... 
 15 Sep 2021

Green heat network fund key to achieving low-carbon district heating

The latest round of financing from the UK Government’s Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) will be key to ensuring low-carbon district heating schemes are delivered from 2022, according to polymer pipework specialist REHAU.... 
 15 Sep 2021

HVR Awards: Voting opens in three categories

To give everyone time to vote in our three categories to be decided by online poll, the HVR Awards will be held on 14 October. Voting is open now at 
 15 Sep 2021

The role of plastics in net zero drive

A webinar from the BPF Pipes Group takes place on 20 October focusing on the role plastic pipes will pay in contributing towards the UK’s net zero targets.... 
 14 Sep 2021
BESA’s director of training and skills Helen Yeulet

Record infrastructure plan will need ‘colossal’ skills drive

The Government’s announcement of a record £650bn investment in infrastructure projects over the next decade will be a massive boost to the building services sector but will need to be matched by an unprecedented surge in training and recruitment, ... 
 14 Sep 2021

National Audit Office calls out handling of GHG

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) on the ill-fated Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme, has found that a rushed delivery and implementation significantly reduced the benefits that might have been achieved.... 
 14 Sep 2021
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