• The future of heat

    Bsria is supporting a government consultation which is seeking input from the building industry to help develop and support future policies for heat in non-domestic buildings. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) identifies that non-domestic buildings in the UK currently account for 12 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the UK’s 2050 carbon reduction target, this will likely mean eliminating nearly all emissions from heating buildings and a substantial proportion from heating for industrial processes.

  • Best manufacturer at regional business awards

    Stainless steel heat transfer products manufacturer, Fabdec, has been awarded the Best Manufacturer award at the Shropshire Business Awards following a year of sustained growth.

    The awards celebrate manufacturers that demonstrate world-class standards and a commitment to industry innovation, training and apprenticeships, and customer service.

  • School savings

    An annual energy saving of around £20,000 is expected as a result of the extensive installation at the LIFE Academies Trust-operated school.

    In Central Bedfordshire, Biggleswade Academy accommodates children aged from 2 to 13. The technical team at the Academy, led by facilities manager Chris Mooney, had to ensure its technical infrastructure remains both contemporary and fit for purpose. And it was with these priorities in mind that the school recently resolved to undertake an extensive overhaul of its lighting and heating control technologies.

  • Sparking safety in Scotland

    Commenting on Hard-Wired Problems - a new report highlighting key issues, around electric heating, such as fuel poverty in Scotland - Wayne Mackay of safety charity Electrical Safety First, said: “We welcome this report, which shows a higher proportion of Scots are using electric heating than anywhere else in the UK – and many of them are the most vulnerable or worst off.

  • Renovating retrofit

    The UK cannot build its way to a low-carbon future without retrofitting the UK’s old, cold homes to meet 2050 climate targets, a new report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Nottingham Trent University states.

  • The next generation of domestic boiler is here

    Electronics design and manufacturer Teddington Systems has developed an advanced controller for a new generation of domestic heating boilers.