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Baxi Heating has demonstrated its 100% hydrogen boilers installed in two homes in Low Thornley, near Gateshead. They showed the use of hydrogen-fuelled appliances in a real-world setting and Baxi invited Juliet Loiselle, Editor of MBS, housing providers and colleagues to see its boiler in action.

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Combined heat and power (CHP) is an energy-efficient system that creates electricity from traditional fuels and captures the heat that is generated to reuse it for space heating, domestic hot water, or industrial processes. Mike Byrne of Flue Liner Solutions gives his overview.

Adveco

Commercial hot water and heating specialist Adveco, introduces the FPi32 range of monobloc air to water heat pumps designed for use with domestic hot water applications. 

Rinnai

Temperature controlled and limitless volumes of continuous flow hot water heating systems and units now available

A Rinnai Installation

Rinnai offer full product availability for all models 24/7 and next day delivery - including 48-58k units

Elco Aerotop

Two new models have been added to Elco's AEROTOP® range of air source heat pumps - available in outputs from 24kW to 48kW, while the larger AEROTOP® L can deliver outputs from 54kW to 88kW

Nottinghamshire Police installation

Balancing project delays and backlogs with tighter onsite safety requirements? Prefabricated heating solutions could be the answer

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Manufacturer of Hydrogen blend ready condensing hot water heating systems Rinnai is reporting ‘record’ levels of attendance for its newest CPD course, ‘Hydrogen and Hydrogen blends as a means of decarbonising the UK Energy network’ with over 300 attending in just one six-week period recently.

hamworthy

Hamworthy’s Upton boiler is now available with improved pipework kits. Hamworthy has made a number of changes including; reducing size and weight, and adding eyelets for easier delivery and handling.

Castle Eden installation

Continuous flow hot water - fuel, energy, installation, environment and finance efficient with major savings possible

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The ability of heat networks to help decarbonisation of heat has made them a 'go to' solution in new build. Pete Mills of Bosch C&I discusses their importance. 

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The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council are pleased by the ambition for Heat Pumps and Hydrogen for heat 

HHIC

The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is ensuring it continues to support its members from across the wider heating industry. Emerging technologies have prompted a reorganisation of the HHIC industry working groups, in order to provide a diverse platform for rigorous discussion on the future of UK heat 

The Government’s plan to increase heat pump installations is “doomed to failure” without a substantial increase in training for installers, according to consumer advice specialists at The Heating Hub 

AroTHERM

The long game

18 May, 2021

With the upcoming changes to building regulations as part of the Future Homes Standard, there is no doubt that heat pumps are set to play a significant role in the journey towards decarbonising heat in our homes.

Baxi

Baxi Heating commits to Net Zero Operations by 2030 and to manufacturing products that only use Low Carbon Fuels by 2025

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Rinnai's Sensei N Series range is ‘Hydrogen ready’ for the proposed initial supply of hydrogen blends fed through the existing gas infrastructure.

Bosch C&I

Pete Mills, Commercial Technical Operations Manager at Bosch Commercial and Industrial, delves into what heating technology may look like in the future

Pettinaroli Flames

Due to environmental and political pressures, manufacturing and construction companies are starting to replace gas boilers with more efficient products that emit less Co2. The question has to be asked “Will the traditional concept of a white box typically supplied with a first fix rail be replaced by a more practical device to better suit tomorrow’s heating and hot water needs?”

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Planning for winter

19 January, 2021

Baxi Heating’s Technical Director Andy Green discusses the importance of implementing a robust winter maintenance programme to protect a building’s heating system and ensure its smooth running

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James Smurthwaite of  Mitsubishi Electric looks at helping the UK meet its net zero ambitions through eco alternatives in commercial heating

Factors driving heat pumps in Europe

As countries throughout Europe work to reach aggressive environmental goals in the next decade, many organisations are looking for new technologies to help them become carbon neutral.

Chris Goggin

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.

Mitsubishi Electric welcomes the latest recommendations from the Climate Change Committee on the need to rapidly scale up heat pump supply chains in its latest report.

Heat Pumps

How can the building services industry can play its part in the UK's economic recovery?

Fully Modulating Condensing Boilers

The focus on air quality and ventilation in school classrooms has been intensified as buildings reopen for the new term. But what impact will this have on the heating system? Andy Green, Technical Director at Baxi Heating, discusses

Electrification is the only realistic way to decarbonise heat at the moment, says Barny Evans of WSP

A Yorkshire based boiler manufacturer is pleased to announce that its Murelle Revolution 30 hybrid boiler is now recognised in SAP.

Zehnder Group UK has launched the Zehnder ZFP, a new generation of radiant ceiling panels.

Retrofit

Optimising efficiency

12 August, 2020

As we work towards full decarbonisation of heat, we mustn’t neglect the current opportunities to improve and optimise the efficiency of the heating and hot water provision in buildings. Baxi Heating’s Dan Martindale explains.

Viessman launches the new new Vitocal 100-A heat pump

Indoor climate solutions specialist Zehnder UK has increased its cooling portfolio with the launch of the ComfoPost range. 

Rinnai is offering free energy audits on all sites.  

Hot Water

Rinnai continuous flow hot water delivery units and systems offer unlimited amounts of hot water for hand washing and hygiene in all applications and sites

Rinnai

Rinnai remote monitoring system gives sites total control of hot water delivery

Legacy Heating

Resolving issues with legacy heating systems is often not straightforward.

Adrian Lightwood

As lockdown eases, heating technicians are returning to their tools but most are concerned about a lack of work.

Healthcare

Paint to protect

30 June, 2020

New coatings on surfaces can make the healthcare environment a safer one, says David Simoes

Gary Perry, train, District heat networks, Heat Interface Units, HIUs, training, Heat Network Consultants, Altecnic

Train for the future

07 January, 2019

The government is investing £320 million in district heat networks. For some, this may be a new technology so it can in many cases be misunderstood and this lack of understanding means that some potentially efficient systems are delivering under par performance figures.

Offsite, offsite fabrication, boiler replacement, Medway Council, replacing, condensing boilers, maintenance, Remeha

THE RISE OF OFFSITE

07 January, 2019

In the building services world, use of offsite fabrication equipment and techniques is gaining traction as a means of achieving improved quality and on-site safety through greater efficiency.

Danny Packham, comfortable, warm unit heater system, warm air, radiant heating, gas fired air heaters, packaged rooftop units, Victoria Palace theatre, Nortek Global

Curtain up on savings

07 January, 2019

With 2018 temperatures dipping to a stark -15oC and peaking at 35.5oC, building owners need to ensure they have sophisticated measures in place to manage the comfort of their employees, especially as there is currently no upper temperature limit for workers.

Mark Ferris, gas condensing boiler, lifetime efficiences, multiple heat sources, solar, heat pumps, CHP, ELCO Heating Solutions

Marginal gains to bold leaps

07 January, 2019

In the world of commercial boilers, the traditional rules of engagement are well documented: Manufacture a highly efficient unit that meets the expectations of the market, remove the old product from the range and sing the virtues of the new model’s features. It has been a successful strategy for many years, with incremental improvements delivering major developments over a decade.

Steve Charles, installer, renewables, radiator, Jaga

In the hot seat

01 November, 2018

For any installer in the heating and ventilation industries, keeping up with the latest trends can be the difference between the business being successful or not. Quite often, these trends are based upon legislative regulations or guidance from government or industry bodies – it might be amends to Part L of the Building Regulations, initiatives such as the Renewable Heat Incentive, or health and safety updates from OFTEC.

Vokera, Pete Sutcliffe, boiler, modular, cascade

OUTSIDE THE BOX

01 November, 2018

Whether it is a school, hotel, library, gym, small office or even a large domestic property, space is a valuable commodity. Commercial property owners cannot afford to lose the space a bulky heating system or plant room takes up in their building. Owners and operators of these building are looking to get the maximum from the space they have available.

Remeha, bespoke, installation, Paul Arnold, installers, pre-assembled cascade

SIMPLY EFFICIENT

01 November, 2018

As businesses and organisations look to improve their building’s energy performance and cut costs and emissions, heating is a frequent starting place for efficiency measures.

Lochinvar, lifetime operating costs, Liam Elmore, system efficiencies, NOx

Balancing act

01 November, 2018

The UK’s total gas consumption has fallen by 20% since 2000. In some parts of the country, more than 50% of electricity supplies are now being generated by renewables; and last year saw the first day since the industrial revolution when none of our electricity came from coal.

Paul Sands, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, MVHR, HNDU, Combined Heat And Power, Stokvis Energy Systems

Put an end to HEAT WASTE

01 November, 2018

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

01 November, 2018

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.

Switch2Energy, meters, heat networks, Ian Allan

Optimising heat networks

01 November, 2018

The heat network industry is beginning to make a much-needed cultural shift from keeping the heat on at any cost to one that focuses on increasing whole system reliability and efficiency. This is part of a more holistic approach to maintenance and operation. 

Evinox Energy, Helen Gibbons, heat networks, HIU

Efficiency in mind

01 November, 2018

Communal heating systems and district heat networks are considered by the UK Government as one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing carbon emissions from heating, especially as their efficiency and carbon-saving potential increases as they grow and connect to each other. They also provide a unique opportunity to exploit larger-scale, and often lower-cost, renewable and recovered heat sources that otherwise cannot be used.




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Smart Buildings Show announces full conference programme for 2021

Smart Buildings Show, the UK’s leading, dedicated smart buildings event, has unveiled its 2021 conference programme. The event, supported by headline sponsor Bluetooth, will take place at ExCeL London on 6-7 October 2021, featuring industry-leading speaker sessions from some of the sector’s most renowned brands, including Bluetooth, Johnson Controls, Microsoft, Schneider Electric,  Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Vodafone.

Actuate UK issues climate warning to world leaders ahead of COP26 and urges action “before it is too late”

With six weeks to go until COP26, engineering alliance Actuate UK has issued a stark message to world leaders gathering in Glasgow, urging them to tackle the climate crisis now “before it is too late”.

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