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Panasonic accelerates investment in air-to-water heat pump production

Panasonic Corporation has announced that it would invest about €145 million in its Czech plant by the fiscal year ending in March 2026 to strengthen the production of air-to-water heat pumps (A2W), which have been ... 
 15 Sep 2022
New HWA Chair Stephanie Allchurch

New chair appointed at the Hot Water Association

Stephanie Allchurch, product development manager at Altecnic, has recently been appointed as Chair of the Hot Water Association (HWA). 
 15 Sep 2022
BESA’s head of technical Graeme Fox

BESA calls for urgent review of refrigerant safety proposals

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned that changes to the rules governing refrigerant gas could increase the risk of accidents.... 
 15 Sep 2022
Andy Green, director at Baxi Commercial Solutions

New guide addressing heat decarbonisation in schools

Baxi Commercial Solutions has released a new guide entitled Schools and the Heat Decarbonisation Challenge with the aim of supporting schools in setting achievable pathways to more sustainable heat.... 
 15 Sep 2022
BESA president Rab Fletcher

BESA President calls for building retrofits to support Truss plan

The UK must now embark on a comprehensive programme of energy efficiency and low carbon building improvements to ensure the government’s Energy Price Guarantee scheme paves the way for a long-term solution to the energy crisis, according to the ... 
 15 Sep 2022

Decarbonisation of EU buildings is off-track

Decarbonisation of the building stock is off track and much behind the path to climate neutrality by 2050, according to the EU Building Climate Tracker, a new tool developed by think tank BPIE.... 
 15 Sep 2022
Lena Hebestreit and Melanie Lewis of Vent-Axia

Vent-Axia steps up for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Staff from ventilation specialist, Vent-Axia, have put on their walking shoes to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and raised money for Young Lives vs Cancer. 
 15 Sep 2022

Stiebel Eltron UK to benefit from German branch investment

Stiebel Eltron UK’s supply chain is set to receive a boost as the company’s German branch looks to invest hundreds of millions into increasing its capacity, research and development, and creating new jobs.... 
 15 Sep 2022

J S Wright team all set for epic charity challenge

Staff and suppliers of Birmingham building services specialist J S Wright are set to embark on a challenge to support a charity that cares for children with life-threatening illnesses.... 
 15 Sep 2022

Trade bodies step in to clarify pre-insulated pipe confusion

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have issued a joint statement to clarify confusion around the use of pre-insulated pipework in buildings.... 
 2 Sep 2022

TROX celebrates 60th anniversary in the UK

TROX UK marked its 60th anniversary with a summer celebration event for all its employees, held at its manufacturing site in Caxton Way, Thetford on Wednesday, 24 August.... 
 31 Aug 2022

Trane Technologies in bid to acquire AL-KO Air Technology

Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, has announced it has signed an agreement in principle to purchase AL-KO Air Technology, a division of AL-KO SE, based in Jettingen-Scheppach, Germany.... 
 31 Aug 2022
Kensa Shoebox Heat Pump installed in Blackbird Leys - ESO pilot project

Breakthrough flexible heat pump trials aim to slash gas bills by up to a third 

Kensa Heat Pumps is trialling game-changing new highly flexible storage heat pump technology which has the potential to make heat pumps up to a third cheaper to run than a gas boiler, based on current UK energy markets.... 
 31 Aug 2022
Altecnic

Altecnic product development manager appointed chair of HWA

Stephanie Allchurch, product development manager at Altecnic Ltd, has recently been appointed as chair of the Hot Water Association (HWA). Altecnic is a chartered member of the HWA and, having supported its aims for many years, is delighted to ... 
 26 Aug 2022
Nathan Wood, chair of BESA’s Health & Well-being in Buildings group

BESA puzzled by missed opportunity to mandate clean air

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says it is surprised that changes to pollution laws announced by the government ignore the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and do not reflect the latest advice from the World Health ... 
 26 Aug 2022
BESA head of technical Graeme Fox

BESA flags critical fire damper safety issue

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has issued an urgent warning about a potential fire safety weakness in a large number of building ventilation systems.... 
 26 Aug 2022
Chris Yates, FETA chief executive

FETA poll shows concern over labour market

The latest poll of FETA members suggests that the labour market is currently the number one area of concern for firms operating in the built environment.... 
 26 Aug 2022
MP Michael Tomlinson at H2ecO Daikin Sustainable Home Centre launch

Daikin grows sustainable home network

Daikin UK has opened the doors of two new Sustainable Home Centres, bolstering its national network to around 40-strong.... 
 24 Aug 2022

Sales of insulation rocket

Sales of household insulation have increased by over 1200% this week, as savvy Brits prepare to save money on their energy bills this winter.... 
 24 Aug 2022

Ground-breaking Greenwich ground source heat pump study

A team of experts has launched a pioneering project in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to assess the feasibility of switching gas-heated, owned-occupied homes in high density areas to low carbon heating in the form of networked ground source heat ... 
 24 Aug 2022
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