Commentary

CICV Forum asks industry experts to reveal their wish list for 2021 and beyond

Cooperation and collaboration, greater worker welfare and a top-to-bottom revolution of the construction sector are all top of the Christmas wish-list for members of the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum. With a year of massive and unprecedented upheaval drawing to a close, the unique collective asked its 100-plus members to reveal their greatest wishes for […]

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A new lifestyle framework for sustainability

Our world is changing in ways we could never have imagined just a few months ago.  Our fast-track shift into a ‘new normal’ has many implications for the old framework for sustainability, and it is already evident in the world of air conditioning. Kelly Butler, Group Marketing Director of Aspen Pumps Group, explores how behaviours […]

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Are urinals the best option for public facilities?

We’ve been given the all clear to reopen retail shops which is a relief for the workers, and a respite in the lockdown for others. Hampering this take-up to help kick-start the economy, is the lack of public toilets available to shoppers. Many council toilets are closed completely, and larger shopping centres have reduced the […]

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Vaillant responds to consultation on future support for low carbon heat

Following the Chancellor’s Budget statement on 11 March, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a number of documents, including a consultation on future support for low carbon heat beyond the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs at Vaillant, welcomes the consultation but questions whether […]

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Upskilling heating engineers is vital to achieve net zero

Graham Wright, Chairman of the Heat Pump Association, explains why an upskilling of the heating installer base is required if the UK is to meet its 2050 net zero emissions target. There’s no denying the fact that the heating industry is one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions, but with recently imposed environmental targets […]

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