Tag: decarbonisation

Meeting the decarbonisation challenge for UK manufacturers

Ahead of InstallerSHOW 2024 – which will focus on how we can reach net zero – George Webb takes a look at the unanswered questions about how one of our main sectors, manufacturing, will decarbonise while keeping the sector competitive and not costing jobs. During the first industrial revolution, British manufactured goods dominated world trade, leading […]

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Aira sets out bold ambition for UK heat pumps with £300m investment

Aira has launched into the UK, backed by £300 million in the first three years, with a distinctive and disruptive strategy selling direct to consumers on a monthly subscription with no upfront costs.

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The initiative helping SMEs decarbonise

Siobhan O’Neill speaks to the organisers of a new programme helping SMEs decarbonise in the London Borough of Southwark.

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Manchester sparks search for city-wide chargepoint operator

Manchester City Council says it is ‘gearing up’ to begin a search for a charge point operator to supply, install and manage up to 200 connectors over the next two years.

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Spotlight on: the Danfoss Smart Store

Andrew Gaved visits a retail concept which promises huge efficiency gains from utilising a whole suite of technologies in an integrated system.

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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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Ireland invests €15m in public EV charging  

Ireland is to invest €15 million from the EU Just Transition Fund to support the roll-out of publicly accessible, fast charge point infrastructure at community facilities. The EUJTF (EU Just Transition Fund) Community Facilities Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Scheme will fund EV charging at public facilities including community centres, public libraries, health centres, and recreational […]

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Bette reaches 100,000 bathroom products from carbon-neutral steel

Bathroom specialist Bette has celebrated the production of 100,000 bathroom products using ‘green’, CO2-neutral steel. By using the steel, Bette, based in Delbrück, Germany was able to reduce its CO2 emissions by 10% per cent in 2021, and by almost 40% in 2022, which corresponds to around 8,000 tonnes of CO2, the firm said. Managing […]

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Spotlight on: Twenty One Engineering

In the latest of his interviews with low carbon movers and shakers, Andrew Gaved speaks to a consultant promising to slash clients’ energy costs with rigorous monitoring. Phil Draper is a consultant who takes delight in his disruptiveness. “I’m quite opinionated,” he says to open the conversation. As if to prove this, he drops in […]

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Air source heat pumps can be effective in historic properties, according to study

Historic England has published a study of different air source heat pump installations in historic buildings and concluded that the technology is able to deliver cost-effective heating at low temperatures when allowed to run for long periods without interruption. The publication, in its series Heat Pumps in Historic Buildings, is designed to provide guidance for […]

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Spotlight on: Clade Engineering

For the latest in his series of profiles, Andrew Gaved visits Clade Engineering, which as a manufacturer of large heat pumps is gearing up for a key role in the decarbonisation of non-domestic buildings. As someone who has rowed the Atlantic, Dean Frost, managing director of manufacturer Clade Engineering is arguably well used to being […]

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Find out how to decarbonise public sector buildings at InstallerSHOW

We’re back at the NEC this month for InstallerSHOW, with a programme of free content to support those working on decarbonising public sector buildings. For social housing professionals, we will have the Housing Hub – featuring the NHIC Home Upgrades conference – with hundreds of expert speakers talking about housing retrofit and zero-carbon newbuild. We’ll […]

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