low-carbon

Supermarket cooling calculator promises unprecedented system insight

Consultant Omega Solutions has developed a calculator that is promisimg unparalleled insight into the various factors that impact cooling and heating performance – allowing supermarkets to make decarbonising decisions before committing major capital expenditure. With the refrigeration systems in supermarkets responsible for 40-70% of energy costs and the refrigerants they use amid the transition to […]

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Historic homes report outlines energy efficiency challenges

The government has published a wide-ranging review of the barriers upgrading energy efficiency in historic properties.

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Haier’s Carrier refrigeration purchase kickstarts expansion

Chinese manufacturing giant Haier is set to increase its influence in the HVAC and refrigeration market, following Haier Smart Home’s $775 million (£607.5m) purchase of Carrier Commercial Refrigeration.

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Isle of Man to require low-carbon heating in planning permissions from January

The Isle of Man will require all planning applications for new buildings to include low-carbon heating systems from 1st January 2024. The Isle Of Man government had considered rolling out the rules as early as this month, but will now start in January, the BBC in the region has reported. The decision follows a consultation earlier […]

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Win low-carbon tech at InstallerSHOW 2023

All visitors to the Rinnai stand at InstallerSHOW 2023 will be in with a chance of winning £1000 of low-carbon technology, including water heaters, heat pumps, solar thermal, boilers in gas and electric models and a selection of other prizes. Contractors and consultants visiting the Rinnai stand can view the range of carbon reducing H1/2/3 […]

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Taylor Wimpey launches zero carbon ready homes trial

Taylor Wimpey has announced a zero carbon ready homes trial on a live development site. The trial seeks to demonstrate how the industry can deliver homes compliant with the incoming Future Home Standard (FHS) in different ways through varying combinations of technologies. The launch follows the recent publication of Taylor Wimpey’s Net Zero Transition Plan.  […]

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Survey reveals growing consumer interest in sustainability

A survey commissioned and published by the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) has revealed growing consumer interest in sustainability and sustainable supply chains for home improvement work. The research also revealed increased concerns over rising operating costs, combined with slow economic growth, confusion about apprenticeships, and a lack of government support […]

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RICS consults on whole-life carbon assessment

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is reaching out via consultation to both its 130,000 members and those working in the built environment worldwide, to provide feedback on the second edition of the RICS Whole Life Carbon Assessment for the Built Environment. The updated methodology, which was first developed in 2017, will provide a […]

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Get up to speed with solar energy and battery storage at InstallerSHOW

InstallerSHOW is delighted to announce that it will be offering a dedicated solar zone, designed to give visitors the tools and information they need to succeed in this crucial sector. Sponsored by City Plumbing and supported by Solar Energy UK and MCS, it will incorporate interactive demo sessions to boost knowledge of solar technology, battery […]

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Expert predicts growing demand for sustainable property next year

Property expert Daniel Chard from UK conveyancing solicitors, Bird & Co, has predicted increased dmeand for sustainable homes next year. The prediction came in Daniel’s 2023 house buying predictions for what buyers will prioritise when buying a new home next year, following a recent survey found that 82% of buyers said they would be willing […]

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Green jobs growing four times faster than rest of UK employment market

Green jobs are growing around four times the rate of the overall UK employment market, with 2.2% of all new jobs classed as green, according to the latest data from PwC‘s Green Jobs Barometer. The second edition of PwC’s Green Jobs Barometer has found that the number of green jobs advertised in the UK has […]

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BESA welcomes green skills funding

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) says the £9.2m in government funding for energy efficiency and heat pump training announced last week is a welcome boost for green skills.  The BEIS funding follows its Home Decarbonisation Skills Training competition and will support 8,900 training courses across England.   It will be the next phase of the programme BESA runs in partnership with MCS and Worcester Bosch that has already provided free […]

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