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decarbonised, Heat Networks Investment Project, HNIP, Claire Perry MP, Heat Network Industry Council, ADE, Tom Rotheray
Government focuses on heat networks as future for decarbonised UK heating

Government is pushing forward on delivery of its Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) as a way to reduce fuel poverty, decarbonise heat and to create jobs. A fund of £320 millions has been set aside to support up to 200 projects by 2021 through grants, loans and other mechanisms.

IET, Wiring Regulations
IET warns electricians to avoid fake copies of the Wiring Regulations

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is urging all electrical professionals to ensure that they are using genuine copies of BS 7671:2018, known as the Wiring Regulations.

BESA, Apprenticeship Levy
BESA welcomes boost to Apprenticeship Levy

In October, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced a £125m funding package that will allow large employers to transfer up to 25% of their Levy funds to smaller supply chain partners from next April. This is a significant step up from the 10%, which started this July.

EMEX
Keep up with the UK building efficiency revolution at EMEX on 21 & 22 November at ExCeL in London

The built environment is going through a rapid transformation driven by a constant increase in energy prices and new legislation that will impose a greater control of emissions.

Trevor Jeffrey, maintenance, Daikin Applied
Maintenance ALERT

Despite the unusually hot temperatures experienced in the UK over an extended period this summer, the failure rate for chillers supported by planned maintenance contracts was no higher than in any other year.

Antony Corbett, pipes, press-fit
The pressing need for training

Press fitting is fast becoming the installation method of choice for installers keen to achieve a professional, speedy and reliable turnaround on both large and small jobs. But despite its simplicity, training is still essential in order to let installers get the best from every application.

Will Darby, solar PV, battery storage, metering, Carlo Gavazzi UK
Solar system

Imagine being able to harness the sun’s energy during the day for use during the night. With a battery storage system this is exactly what can happen. During the day a roof mounted photovoltaic system can gather electrical energy from the sun then, at night the occupants can draw on the electrical energy stored in the battery.

Paul Sands, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, MVHR, HNDU, Combined Heat And Power, Stokvis Energy Systems
Put an end to HEAT WASTE

Recycling our rubbish has become second nature in the UK. But we are missing an opportunity to recycle our heat.

Silas Flykjaer, 4th generation, heat networks, SAV Systems
Next generation

Currently supplying about 11% of global space and water heating needs, most heat networks today are fuelled by either coal or natural gas, while the national renewable energy share can range from 1% in China to 42% in Denmark.

HIU Standard, BESA
HIU Standard given testing boost in UK

The UK’s first test standard for Heat Interface Units (HIUs), which is managed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has been updated in response to growing demand from the industry.

University
UK university buildings play a key role in wellbeing and success

University buildings play a key role in attracting and retaining students and staff, according to this month’s MBS round table discussion, sponsored by Trend Controls.

BESA, CIBSE ASHRAE, Reanna Evans, Tim Hopkinson
BESA Young Leader named CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year

Reanna Evans of NG Bailey has been named as the CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year 2018. She was recently elected chair of the Building Engineering Services Association’s Future Leaders group and is a mentor and STEM Ambassador for the North West.

Current by GE, Vodafone
Current by GE wins with Vodafone

Current by GE and Vodafone have developed a digital productivity solution that was a winner at the EG Tech Awards for digital transformation of the real estate sector.

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