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What's new in regulation, policy and funding for heat networks?

A free guide to upcoming heat network regulations, policy and funding has been published by Switch2 Energy to help district and community heating suppliers prepare for key changes ahead.... 
 30 Nov 2021
Carrier OptiClean during tests at BRE

Independent tests show efficacy of air purifier

Independent tests have shown that a new mobile air purifier rapidly reduces concentrations of ultra-fine, virus-sized particles in the air.

The research, carried out by the UK Building Research Establishment (BRE), demonstrated that Carrier's OptiClean air scrubber and negative air pressure machine cuts levels of airborne particulates in the critical size range (up to 1µm diameter), which encompasses viruses and virus-containing aerosolised droplets, by around two thirds within 30 minutes. 

 26 Nov 2021

Whitty urges businesses to invest in ventilation

Investing in building ventilation will play a key role in helping the country recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for future health emergencies, according to the government's chief medical adviser Professor Chris Whitty.... 
 26 Nov 2021

Finn Geotherm marks 15 years and millions secured for customers

Norfolk-based renewable heating expert Finn Geotherm, is celebrating two major landmarks – its 15th year in business and securing a total of £22 million in Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments for customers who have switched to a heat pump for ... 
 26 Nov 2021
Mr Mike Foster, chief executive of the EUA

Fuel poor blocked from gas access

A fuel poverty campaigner and chief executive of the trade body, Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), has today called for the regulator to clamp down on energy suppliers who are blocking measures to tackle fuel poverty.

Mr Mike Foster, chief executive of the EUA, has written to Jonathan Brearley, asking for a very public slap down of those suppliers who are refusing to connect a gas meter to new customers who are getting fuel poor relief from the gas networks. 

 26 Nov 2021

PPP announces winners of new multi-million pound HVAC contract

A pioneering new way of awarding long-term work packages at the Sellafield site has reached a major milestone, with Programme and Project Partners (PPP) appointing its first Key Delivery Partners.... 
 26 Nov 2021

Baxi runs trade taster day

Baxi has participated in a trade taster day at Myton School in Warwick, to help educate students about the breadth of careers available in plumbing and heating and encourage the future generation to join the industry.... 
 26 Nov 2021

BESA’s Crosland elected chair of health & safety body

Rebecca Crosland has been elected as the new chair of the Safety and Health Engineering Partnership (SHEP).... 
 25 Nov 2021

Residential property awarded IMMUNE certification

In what is described as a world first, a residential property has been certified with the IMMUNE Building Standard in London.

One Palace Placein London, a luxury residential building managed by Navana Property Group, was awarded the IMMUNE - Strong labelby the Healthy by Design Building Institute (HDBI), marking the first residential property to receive this distinction. 

 23 Nov 2021

New Mitsubishi Electric value-added reseller

Mitsubishi Electric has announced that Dynamic Climate, the Brighton-based HVAC professional services business, has become a value-added reseller (VAR).... 
 23 Nov 2021

Business leader urges industry to ‘be prouder’

A leading international business figure has highlighted the key role the building engineering sector will play in addressing climate change but said it would need to compete harder for talent to address its skills challenges.... 
 23 Nov 2021
Rinnai UK managing director Tony Gittings

Rinnai unveils multi-national plan for rapid progress to carbon neutrality

Rinnai has unveiled a global plan, the ‘Innovation Manifesto’, which sets out a clear pathway to achieving carbon neutrality, to a timetable, without negating quality in product design, innovation and customer value for money.... 
 23 Nov 2021

The Datateam Media Group and Biz Media Limited welcome Pinede Publishing Limited

The Datateam Media Group and Biz Media Ltd are pleased and excited to announce the acquisition of Pinede Publishing Limited.

The acquisition will see Biz Media take over a number of market-leading titles for industry professionals including Energy in Buildings & Industry (EiBI), Plumbing, Heating & Air Movement News (PHAM News) magazine and all associated websites, including the influential websites and 

 19 Nov 2021

Employee engagement hits new heights at Uponor

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of its move to new Watford-based headquarters, Uponor recently undertook an Employee Survey which revealed a ‘very good’ rate of employee engagement, scoring 8.6 in the survey, which is 0.9 above the national ... 
 19 Nov 2021

EHPA secretary general attends Daikin Sustainable Home Centre

Daikin UK has opened its first Sustainable Home Centre in Scotland, in partnership with The Natural Energy Company, the renewable installation company based in Scotland.... 
 19 Nov 2021
Ruby Hedges joins Stelrad

Stelrad boosts Brand Specialists team

The on-going growth of the Stelrad Brand Specialists team up and down the country has seen the arrival of Ruby Hedges, responsible for the Midlands region.... 
 19 Nov 2021

UWL transforms to improve Ealing’s air quality and reduce carbon emissions

Striving to improve air quality within the borough, the University of West London (UWL) has transformed its buildings to save an estimated 500 tonnes of carbon emissions per year – the equivalent of which would take 25,000 trees to offset... 
 18 Nov 2021

BESA Conference takes up COP26 challenge

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) National Conference produced a series of practical solutions for turning the global emissions targets agreed last week at COP26 into reality.... 
 18 Nov 2021

BSRIA BG50 guidance welcomed

Guardian Water Treatment has welcomed the latest version of BSRIA's Water Treatment for Closed Heating and Cooling Systems - BG50/2021, which for the first time acknowledges dissolved oxygen (DO) as one of the key contributing factors to corrosion ... 
 16 Nov 2021
Jason Page, sustainability specialist at property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood

Energy certificates are ‘misleading’ tools – sustainability consultant

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are “misleading” indicators of zero carbon buildings and should no longer be used as official guides to help lower emissions, it has been warned.... 
 16 Nov 2021
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