Opinion

Hydrogen – we can learn from history

Hydrogen – we can learn from history

Rinnai‘s Chris Goggin looks front and back to the task of decarbonising the UK’s energy market with reference to converting the domestic housing stock from carbon-based fuels to the leaner, greener hydrogen blends of gases for the mass market. Hydrogen has been identified as a viable replacement of the environmentally harmful carbon-loaded fuels on which […]

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Heat Pumps – sustainability in action

Heat Pumps – sustainability in action

With recent announcements from Government about the decarbonisation of heating in the UK, the spotlight has been trained on the use of proven renewable technology to provide our heating and hot water. Heat pumps have seen a huge take up in northern Europe, Scandinavia and Canada – all of which experience far worse winters and […]

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BESA says opening windows will not protect schools

BESA says opening windows will not protect schools

The return of thousands of children to schools in England has reignited the debate about how best to minimise the risk of virus transmission including the need for better ventilation, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association believes that decades of under-investment in school buildings has been brought sharply into focus by […]

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How to make your indoor car park safer

How to make your indoor car park safer

Smart technologies can enhance indoor car parks, says Intelligent Grid Systems. If you own or operate a car park, you must comply with requirements specified by the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 by keeping your site safe for people entering it, lawfully or otherwise. However, a site safety plan does […]

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A green restart for commercial buildings

A green restart for commercial buildings

With buildings responsible for 40% of global energy use and around 50% of city-wide emissions, Gareth Ash, Marketing Manager at Danfoss, considers the case for a ‘green restart’ for commercial building renovations. Finding ways to make our commercial buildings more energy efficient is a critical step in the journey to a decarbonised future. If we […]

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How the Future Leaders initiative will equip the energy industry

How the Future Leaders initiative will equip the energy industry

Future Leaders is a brand new leadership development programme, created to empower and equip the next generation of energy professionals as the industry moves towards a net zero future. Supported by APHC, Bathroom Manufacturers Association, CORGI, Builders Merchants Federation, Ground Source Heat Pump Association, Heat Pump Association, Installer, MCS, SustMeme, TrustMark and your navigator, the […]

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Solar PV’s sick orphans need TLC

Solar PV’s sick orphans need TLC

Solar PV is an extremely reliable technology, but like all electrical installations, problems can and do arise with older systems.  Often, these installations fall outside warranty periods and the original installer may no longer even be in business.  The earliest feed-in tariff installations are now 11 years old, with around 1 million PV systems (including […]

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