Very healthy savings: Funded energy upgrade saves hospital £2m in one year

A major energy overhaul at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is on track to save £2m and 10,000 tonnes of CO2 in its...

Addressing the myths of boiler control

There are a number of misconceptions regarding retrofit boiler controls that can lead to savings opportunities being missed, or energy-saving projects that fail to...

Government ‘has heat network numbers wrong’

Decc says there are 2,000 heat networks in the UK. But actually, says Chris Jennings, strategic development manager at consultancy Sustain, there are 100,000...

Atlantis lands grant for multiple tidal turbine hub

Simec Atlantis has landed a £1.5m grant to start building a subsea hub, where multiple tidal turbines can connect. The aim is to get more...

FM hit music: How to expand premises and stay cool without replacing HVAC plant

The Royal Northern College of Music recently expanded its concert hall as part of a refurbishment. The extra capacity demanded more heating and cooling....

Reduced surface tension improves heating system efficiency

Sponsored: It is well-established that imperfections in a heat exchange surface can have a negative impact on heat transfer. Tony Willis of Sabien Technology...

Government forecasts its RHI commitments

Monthly and quarterly forecasts have been released for the Government's estimated committed RHI expenditure for the next 12 months. The data in Table 1 below...

Why are retrofit boiler controls proving so popular?

Why are retrofit boiler controls proving so popular, asks boiler control firm Sabien in this sponsored post. Retrofit boiler controls are now making a significant...

Prefab boiler rigs: save time, labour and cost

Remeha outlines the cost and time saving benefits of prefabricated boiler rigs in this sponsored post. As timescales get shorter and on-site skills in ever...

Doing air conditioning inspections makes economic sense

As chairman of the HEVAC Air Conditioning Plenary Committee and vice-president of the Heat Pump Association, Mike Nankivell* is closely involved with industry regulation...

An energy manager’s approach to decarbonising heat in 26 cities

Decarbonising direct electric heat across an estate spanning 136 buildings in 26 cities is no mean feat. But Unite Students energy & environment manager James...

Legal & General buys into heat pump firm Kensa

Legal & General Capital has acquired a 36 per cent stake in heat pump firm Kensa as it amasses a portfolio of companies aiming...

Sainsbury’s puts Williams F1 tech into its fridges

Sainsbury’s has put F1 aerofoils co-designed by Williams on its fridges and the retailer says the result is tuned-up energy efficiency. Aerofoil Energy is the...

Gas grid future: Climate Change Committee chief calls for “proper” hydrogen trials

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has called for “proper and effective low carbon hydrogen trials” so that the UK can make informed technology...

Refrigerants could pose sustainability risk to heat pump rollout

Heat pump suppliers are being urged to consider balancing an expected surge of installations in 2021 with long-term environmental targets concerning the global warming...

Local authorities say finance and public procurement biggest hurdles to heat networks

Local authorities say financing heat networks is the biggest barrier to and have warned that a lack of appetite from both property developers and...

Nortek launches new HVAC customer service initiative

Nortek Global HVAC UK has outlines its new customer service initiative in this sponsored post. Nortek carried out an extensive research study in 2017, across...

F-Gas changes approaching – but what will they really mean?

Mike Nankivell, marketing director for the UK Daikin distributor Space Airconditioning plc, comments on recent developments with the F-Gas regulation review. The European Parliament recently...
Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees backs the city's low carbon transition

Bristol City commits £5m to heat network, eyes bigger prize

Bristol City Council will allocate of £5m in capital to fund the next phase of its district heating network. Mayor Marvin Rees approved the...
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Heat pumps, energy efficiency and DSR ‘critical’ to decarbonise London

If London is to stand a chance become a net zero emissions city within a decade, mass deployment and funding of heat pumps will...