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Energy efficiency improvements to homeless accommodation

Energy efficiency improvements to homes used to support homeless people, have been made as part of West Suffolk Council’s programme to cut carbon emissions.... 
 14 Mar 2024

Hydrogen – a Sustainable Choice?

As global economies continue to identify and incorporate clean and sustainable energies into respective national options, hydrogen has emerged as a potential source of energy capable of decarbonising and delivering power to domestic and commercial applications. 
 13 Mar 2024

166% increase in qualified heat pump installers

In what demonstrates a growing interest in the sector, the number of individuals who have completed training to become qualified heat pump installers has seen an impressive increase of 166% from just under 3,000 in 2022 to close to 8,000 in 2023.... 
 7 Mar 2024

Apprentices can power Scottish renewables drive

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged building services employers to take advantage of the campaign created by this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week (SAW 2024) to address their skills shortages.... 
 7 Mar 2024
Heat Geek founders L to R Aadil Qureshi Matt Chapman Matthew Gunn

Heat Geek secures £4.2M to fuel the heat pump revolution

Heat Geek, the sustainable energy start-up, has announced a £3.7million Seed funding round, bringing the total raised in 2023 to £4.2million to power its mission to decarbonise homes via heat pump technology on a national scale.... 
 7 Mar 2024
Carl Barrington installation manager

Online training for ThermaSkirt registered installers

For installers who want to be at the forefront of delivering energy efficient and cost saving heating solutions, DiscreteHeat has launched a series of online training modules for its ThermaSkirt system... 
 7 Mar 2024

BSRIA launches Living Laboratory Innovation Challenge

Reflecting its vision to create greener, smarter and more comfortable indoor environments, BSRIA is offering organisations the chance to utilise one of two floors of its head office space to design, install and commission an exemplar HVAC and ... 
 7 Mar 2024
Wilo UK

Wilo pushes building services sustainability strategy

Wilo UK has announced Jason Cox as its new sales director, as the efficiency-first pump manufacturer renews its focus on getting the building services sector closer to Net Zero with an evolution of the company’s strategy.... 
 7 Mar 2024
Stacey Lucas is the new President of the BCIA

Stacey Lucas announced as new President of BCIA

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced Stacey Lucas, Commercial and Marketing Director at Sontay, as its new President. Stacey takes over from Graeme Rees who has held the role for the past two years, with Jen Vickers ... 
 7 Mar 2024

Rinnai Adds R290 Heat Pump Range to Decarbonising Product List

R290 High Temperature Air Source Heat Pumps added to Rinnai’s product options. 

The start of 2024 will see Rinnai introduce further decarbonising options across all appliances and energy formats. 

 6 Mar 2024

Rinnai’s Cost Effective and Lower Carbon Hot Water Heating Solution for Surrey Care Home

A large 72 room care home in Surrey with a 123-person occupancy needed to reduce its operational carbon emissions by 20% but maintain a generous hot water supply during peak periods. The owner-operators also needed to re-structure both the operational costs and energy usage. 
 6 Mar 2024
Left to right Neil from Bedford Foodbank, Olivia Withers, Hannah Salton, Tom Smith and MD Andrew Smith all from Navigator

Navigator MSL makes donation to Foodbank that feeds 750

Distributor to the heating and plumbing trade Navigator based at Sharnbrook near Bedford is still celebrating the combined effort of their team that saw a huge amount of food donated to the Bedford Foodbank as part of its Christmas appeal.... 
 29 Feb 2024
PAS 6666 will ensure specification levels for appliances like rDME ready boilers. Photo - Rinnai advanced developments in rDME - N1600E

LPG industry collaborates on new specification for renewable liquid gas appliances

Stakeholders across the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry are collaborating on a revolutionary industry standard for renewable and recycled carbon dimethyl ether (rDME) fired appliances.... 
 29 Feb 2024

Plans afoot for hydrogen training facility for gas engineers

Gas distribution company SGN and Fife College will open the UK’s first ever hydrogen training facility for gas engineers in the first half of 2024.... 
 29 Feb 2024

Correctly specified ventilation is crucial as Awaab’s Law consultation opens

Following the opening of the Awaab’s Law consultation, Elta has urged landlords and contractors to collaborate with ventilation manufacturers to prevent damp and mould in social housing from spiralling.... 
 29 Feb 2024

European heat pump sales slump prompts call for long term policy certainty

Recent data released by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) on heat pump sales in 14 European countries shows an overall fall of around 5% in 2023 compared to 2022 figures. This reverses the trend of previous years, where combined sales ... 
 29 Feb 2024
BESA technical director Graeme Fox

BESA gets a fix on alternative support systems

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has published technical guidance designed to help contractors make more informed decisions when selecting suspension systems for building services.... 
 29 Feb 2024

Rinnai Hybrid Heat Pump System Improves Efficiency at Large Hotel & Golf Course Resort

Rinnai UK’s team of Heating & Hot Water System Designers have provided a well-recognized hotel, spa and golf resort in the north of England with plans to install one of two new systems that are proven to reduce cost, carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency. 
 22 Feb 2024
City Plumbing

City Plumbing appoints commercial director

City Plumbing has welcomed Dominic Sakar as its commercial director. He brings over 20 years of experience in product and category management, the last seven of which were within the merchant sector.... 
 15 Feb 2024

Inaugural cohort of low carbon heating apprentices welcomed

In what is described as a UK first – and helping address the need to attract many more apprentices into this growing field – Vaillant is supporting the inaugural cohort of Low Carbon Heating Technician Apprentices (LCHTA) accredited with the King’s ... 
 15 Feb 2024
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