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Hayfield invests in MMC across six development sites

As part of its aim to create 350 homes in 2022, Hayfield has invested in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) across six of its live development sites.
Part O building regulations overheating

Part O: Understanding the new regulations on overheating

The government has introduced Part O of the Building Regulations to prevent homes overheating in summer. Anastasia Mylona, head of research at CIBSE, explains what is in the new regulation and why it was needed.
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Heating installers divided on heat pump installation, Baxi report finds

Baxi’s research has found that nearly a third of UK heat engineers are prepared to adopt heat pump installation in the near future, whereas another third say they are extremely unlikely to embrace the new technology.
underfloor heating

The future of low-carbon underfloor heating under Part L

Mark Dowdeswell, senior category manager at Uponor, discusses the new standards and how installing low-temperature, energy-efficient systems can help housebuilders and developers to meet these new requirements for low-carbon heating.
heat recovery ventilator

NHS call centre benefitting from high energy-efficient heat recovery ventilator

A new NHS 24 call centre in Scotland is benefitting from improved energy efficiency after receiving heat recovery ventilator units from specialists S&P.
heat pumps

The future is looking bright for heat pumps

23rd May sees the launch of the Government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). Will this finally herald the long-awaited mass uptake of heat pumps as domestic heating systems? To get the lowdown, we spoke with industry observer Dr Paul Welsby, who has worked in the field of heat pumps and heat pump technology for over 40 years.
2021 carbon emissions

Baxi’s 2021 carbon emissions reveals 35% reduction

Baxi has announced that it's 2021 carbon emissions were 35 percent lower than they were two years, according to the company's sustainability report due to be published next week.
Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Heating engineers urged to sign up to £450m Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Heating engineers are being urged to sign up to help deliver a £450m government Boiler Upgrade Scheme to heat homes and small businesses with green technology.
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Heat Pump Association welcomes £30M investment in British heat pump manufacturing

Heat Pump Association (HPA) receives £30M investment in British heat pump manufacturing from the UK Energy Security Strategy.
IAQ

New measures to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) welcomed by BESA

New measures to improve ventilation, indoor air quality (IAQ), and tackle overheating as part of revisions to the Building Regulations are welcomed by BESA.
all-electric future

Preparing for power cuts in the all-electric future

Dr Jon Hiscock, CEO of Fundamentals Limited, explores the challenges of keeping the power on in the race to low carbon electricity.
Fuel poverty awareness

Tackling fuel poverty with a retrofit programme

Following Fuel Poverty Awareness Day last week, SWPA look at what more can be done to help the 4 million households that live in fuel poverty.
Heat & Buildings Strategy

The Heat & Buildings Strategy: Warm welcome or under fire?

The government has published the Heat & Buildings Strategy, its plan to incentivise householders to replace their old gas boilers with low-carbon alternatives, such as air source heat pumps. Here, PBC Today rounds up reaction to the strategy.
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£5k grants to encourage homeowners to install low carbon heating

The government has set out its plan to incentivise people to install low-carbon heating systems to reduce the UK’s dependency on fossil fuels.
Renewable heat network, reducing carbon emissions,

Bouygues E&S to deliver Cambridge renewable heat network

Bouygues E&S has been appointed to deliver a renewable heat network project at the Cambridge Comberton Village College.
enfield heat networks

Enfield heat networks awarded £24m for major extensions

The Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) has awarded £24m of funding to Energetik to support two major extensions of its community heat networks across Enfield, London.
Northwick Park Hospital, London North West NHS,

Vital Energi to reduce Northwick Park Hospital’s carbon emissions

Vital Energi has secured a contract with London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust to save £1.9m a year and reduce carbon emissions at Northwick Park Hospital.
heat networks

New joint venture to develop low and zero-carbon heat networks

Gas distribution company SGN and Vital Energi are combining to form Energy Services Company (ESCO), a private sector initiative to develop and operate low and zero-carbon heat networks.
Social housing Manchester

Plans submitted for low carbon social housing in Manchester

A planning application has gone into Manchester City Council for new social housing in Newton Heath, bringing a long-term brownfield site back into use.
Future Defence Infrastructure Services

Mitie secures Future Defence Infrastructure Services contract

Mitie has won a new seven-year contract to deliver maintenance services on the Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) programme for sites across Scotland and Northern Ireland.

ENGIE demolishes four concrete cooling towers at Rugeley site

The regeneration of the Rugeley B coal fired power station site has achieved a major milestone with the controlled demolition of the four 117m concrete cooling towers that have dominated the local skyline for decades.
Interchange station contract

HS2 begins hunt for contractor to build Interchange Station

HS2 has launched the search for a construction contractor to build its Interchange Station, bidders are asked to put themselves forward for the £370m contract.
Selectaglaze, St Philips church

Selectaglaze installs new secondary glazing at St Philip’s church

Selectaglaze has installed new secondary glazing at St Philip’s, the Grade II Listed Anglican Church in Penn Fields, 3.5km south-west of the centre of Wolverhampton.
low-carbon energy storage

Researchers awarded £1.3m to develop low-carbon energy storage system

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have received £1.3m to develop a novel, low-carbon energy storage system to supply cheap, on-demand heat for people living in the UK.
Direct Air Capture, Sizewell C

Sizewell C secures funding to develop direct air capture

A consortium led by Sizewell C has been awarded £250,000 by the Government to develop plans for Direct Air Capture (DAC) which could be powered by the new nuclear power station proposed for Suffolk.
The Spine

Liverpool Mayor officially opens ‘The Spine’

The Spine has been designed according to the scientific and medical research principles established in the international WELL Standard to achieve WELL Platinum, it is on track to be one of the healthiest workspaces for mental health and physical wellbeing in the UK.

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