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Green Finance Institute developing energy-efficiency products

The Green Finance Institute is developing a new financial product to meet consumer demand for loans to fund energy-efficient retrofits. Findings from the 2022 survey Property Linked Finance: rising consumer demand for energy efficiency and the need for financial innovation, found that nearly 9 in 10 people considered the energy efficiency of their homes to […]

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Vaillant reveals second 100% hydrogen boiler demo site

Vaillant has revealed the home of its second 100% hydrogen boiler in the UK – at the DNV HyStreet demonstration site in Spadeadam, Cumbria. The hydrogen boiler has been installed in one of the three purpose-built homes on the site, and is certificated to operate with 100% hydrogen, according to the Gas Appliance Regulation legislation. […]

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Carbon comparisons CPD from Rinnai

Rinnai is launching a new CPD – Carbon & Economic Comparisons for Hot Water Systems using Heat Pumps, Electric and Hydrogen – aimed directly at an audience of systems designers, major end-users, specifiers and consultants. To secure space for your organisation please email engineer@rinnaiuk.com or call 01928 595 937 The fully certified and approved CPD […]

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Viessmann launches MCS umbrella scheme

Viessmann has introduced an MCS certification scheme to cut time and cost for installers. Viessmann Access, which is open to all Viessmann-trained installers, allows non MCS-accredited installers fitting air source heat pumps (ASHPs) to take advantage of the new Boiler Upgrade Scheme without the commitment of MCS membership. Emma-Louise Bennett, Customer Relationship Coordinator at Viessmann, […]

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Construction begins on heat network extension in Leeds

Construction to extend Leeds’ award-winning district heating network by 2,500 metres will start this month following the award of Heat Networks Investment Project funding. The extension will be the third major phase of the Leeds PIPES network and mean that more buildings in new areas of the city will soon be able to enjoy the […]

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SEA publishes guidance for manufacturers of low-carbon products

The Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) – with support from TrustMark, BSI and the BRE – has published guidance for manufacturers and innovators on gaining access to government energy efficiency schemes. The aim of the guidance is to support manufacturers of energy efficiency and low-carbon heating products, to get their products installed under government schemes – […]

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Wates Innovation Network returns to InstallerSHOW for 2023

InstallerSHOW and Wates Group have announced they will join forces once again to deliver an even bigger and better innovation showcase at next year’s event, taking place on the 27-29 June 2023 at the NEC in Birmingham. Featuring exclusive product demos and an actionable, insights-led speaker schedule, the Innovation Zone will showcase a host of […]

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Hot Water Association appoints Altecnic’s Stephanie Allchurch as Chair

Stephanie Allchurch, Product Development Manager at Altecnic Ltd, has been appointed as Chair of the Hot Water Association (HWA). Altecnic is a chartered member of the HWA and, having supported its aims for many years, is delighted to support Stephanie in this important role. She said: “I am so pleased with my new appointment and […]

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Greenwich project starts to assess ground source heat pump switch

A project in the Royal Borough of Greenwich has started, to assess the feasibility of switching gas-heated, owned-occupied homes in high density areas to networked ground source heat pumps. As part of the government’s Heat Pump Ready programme, the Greenwich Thermal Infrastructure Motivating Electrification (Greenwich TIME) project aims to reduce energy demand, improve air quality and […]

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Daikin expands Altherma heat pump range

Daikin Europe has launched its Altherma Low Capacity R32 Monobloc, available in small capacities for smaller homes. The heat pump, first launched in 2020 in classes ranging from 9 kW to 16 kW, is now available in three smaller classes (4-6-8 kW), completing Daikin’s R-32 monobloc range. Daikin Altherma 3 M class 9-16 is an […]

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NIBE launches new photovoltaic-thermal collectors for heat pumps

NIBE Energy Systems has launched a photovoltaic-thermal (PV-T) and heat pump solution to transform a NIBE ground-source heat pump into a multi-source heat pump. NIBE PV-T collector is an alternative heat source for use with NIBE ground source heat pumps, removing the requirement of a ground or bore hole collector array. The PV-T collectors produce […]

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Veolia uses pipe relining innovation to maintain district heating in Sheffield

In a first for the UK, Veolia is using the latest carbon lining pipe technology for maintaining the integrity of the heat distribution system serving the buildings and homes connected to the 44km long Sheffield District Energy Network. Relining the  pipes, with a carbon fibre and epoxy resin sleeve, removes the need to excavate large […]

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