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Chris Skidmore speaking at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards

Engineers will provide Net Zero solution – Review chair

Speaking at the 2023 CIBSE Building Performance Awards, MP and Chair of the Net Zero Review Chris Skidmore highlighted the essential role of engineers in the fight to reach net zero carbon emissions.... 
 23 Mar 2023

Call for clamp down on non-compliant pumps

Pump industry leaders are calling on the government to clamp down on the ‘swarm’ of non-compliant central heating pumps being imported into the UK potentially costing consumers hundreds of pounds every year.... 
 23 Mar 2023

‘Heat Pump Ready’ neighbourhood roll out in Oxford

A consortium led by Samsung Research UK has been awarded £3.2 million for the Clean Heat Streets project in Oxford City, as part of the UK government’s Heat Pump Ready funding programme.... 
 23 Mar 2023
ISH was held between March 13 and 17 in Frankfurt

Impressive comeback of ISH 2023

Tangible solutions for achieving climate protection goals in the building sector were the focus of the ISH in Frankfurt am Main.... 
 23 Mar 2023
Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance

£1.8 billion awarded to boost efficiency in homes and public buildings

Schools and hospitals and more than 115,000 homes across England are to get upgrades to improve their energy efficiency as the Government announces the allocation of nearly £2 billion in funding.

The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and Home Upgrade Grant are collectively worth £1.4 billion, which will be used to fund energy-saving measures ranging from loft insulation to new windows. An additional £1.1 billion in match funding for social housing provided by local authorities, providers of social housing and charities will bring the total investment to £2.5 billion to upgrade social and private homes in England. 

 23 Mar 2023
Peter Jocic, COO of Qvantum with the compact heat pump

Swedish company wins award for compact heat pump

Heat pump company Qvantum has received the German ISH Design Plus award for a new apartment heat pump. The heat pump is so compact that it can be installed, for example, under a kitchen sink and will be able to replace the gas burners that ... 
 23 Mar 2023

Groupe Atlantic invests in Clade Engineering Systems

Clade Engineering Systems (Clade), the manufacturer of natural refrigerant CO2 heat pumps, is partnering with Groupe Atlantic’s UK, ROI & North America Division. Clade manufactures natural refrigerant CO2 heating and refrigeration solutions for ... 
 23 Mar 2023
Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) technical director Graeme Fox

Cautious welcome for government energy efficiency plan

The government’s strategy for spending up to £2.5bn on improving the energy efficiency of homes and public sector buildings has been given a cautious welcome by an industry trade association.... 
 23 Mar 2023

Rinnai continuous flow hot water replaces stored system at historic Essex school

Holmwood House was opened in 1922 as a boy’s school by Mr and Mrs E F Duggan with the aim ‘to develop the individuality and abilities of each child, to make them self-reliant and adaptable’. The world has changed a great deal in the school’s first ... 
 22 Mar 2023
ISH is taking place this week in Frankfurt

How can we achieve the climate goals? – ISH 2023 presents products and technologies

The climate emergency calls for massive CO2 savings, a transition to regenerative sources of energy and the use of more efficient technologies. Solutions for this are already available in the building sector and 2,025 exhibitors from 54 countries ... 
 16 Mar 2023
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World-first hydrogen project achieves key milestones

Gas distribution company SGN hosted senior members of Fife Council and local housing associations on Wednesday 8 March to mark the beginning of construction of the H100 Fife hydrogen homes demonstration facility. Participants also welcomed the news ... 
 16 Mar 2023
Karen Boswell, managing director of Baxi UK and Ireland

Partnership puts hydrogen boiler to the test

Baxi will be supplying its 100% hydrogen boilers for the H100 Fife Project, a world-first hydrogen-to-homes demonstration delivered through a partnership between gas distribution company SGN and Fife Council in cooperation with industry regulator ... 
 16 Mar 2023

Heat pump skills gap exposed

The UK’s heat pump skills gap has been laid bare by a survey which revealed only 18% of engineers are currently installing heat pumps and 44% don’t know where to go to get trained.... 
 16 Mar 2023
David Knipe, training manager at OFTEC

Heat Pump Grant to boost installer training

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has announced details of a new Heat Pump Training Grant to increase the number of heat pump installers. The grant, which is available in England, will provide trainees with a discount or rebate of up ... 
 16 Mar 2023

Jersey's first Net Zero training facility launched

Funded through Jersey Government's Retrain initiative, Highlands College has launched a Net Zero training facility. The provision is designed to ensure the college is equipped to satisfy the demand for training and assessment for the technologies ... 
 16 Mar 2023

Energy crisis leads to pipe insulation boom

Sales of pipe insulation have boomed since energy prices soared to unprecedented levels, a leading supplier has revealed.... 
 16 Mar 2023

Move to make ventilation sustainable

Manrose, a UK-based ventilation manufacturer, has welcomed Global Recycling Day, taking place on 18 March 2023, which aims to highlight the importance recycling plays in preserving the planet’s resources.... 
 16 Mar 2023

Industry expected more from Chancellor

Prominent industry stakeholders have welcomed announcements made by the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in his spring budget announcements but most believe he could have gone further.... 
 16 Mar 2023
Chris Goggin of Rinnai

Unclear future energy plan risks additional customer costs

Chris Goggin of Rinnai looks at a new report from the National Audit Office on the 2035 target for decarbonisation... 
 15 Mar 2023

Practical, economical, technical solutions to hydrogen ready heating & hot water

Rinnai is creating practical, economical, and technically feasibility pathways to lower carbon emissions. A major part of these low carbon pathways is the introduction of a comprehensive 12-year warranty on all its fully certified I2HY20 continuous ... 
 13 Mar 2023
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