PassivHaus: The Future Of Homebuilding

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In an era of increasing environmental consciousness and a growing need for energy-efficient solutions, the concept of Passive House (or Passivhaus) has emerged as a pioneering standard for sustainable building design. In this article we aim to shed light on what Passive House standards entail and how designers, developers, and homeowners can strive for compliance....

Understanding Part L Building Regulations

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On the 15th June 2023, the UK’s “Building Regulations: Part L “ transition period came to an end and it has now become mandatory for buildings to reach lower emissions targets. Compliance with the new regulations is essential for those engaged in the construction of new residential or commercial buildings in England, and this article...

Air Source Heat Pumps In Historic Buildings

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Air Source Heat Pumps In Historic Buildings To gain insights into the factors influencing the performance of air source heat pumps (ASHPs), a total of ten case studies were undertaken by Historic England. These case studies encompassed various settings such as residential homes, offices, shops, and churches located in different regions including Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria,...

Ofgem Announce New Energy Price Cap

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Ofgem (the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets) is the Government regulator for the UK’s electricity and natural gas markets. They regulate all aspects of the energy market, from generation at the power plants right through to supplying the end consumer (and everything in-between). They’re mainly responsible for price controls and enforcement, acting in the...

How Do Air Source Heat Pumps Work?

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An Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) is a type of heating and cooling system that transfers heat energy between the outside air and the indoor air of a building. They can be used for both commercial and residential properties, and are an eco-friendly alternative to fossil-fuel heating systems. Basic Overview The ASHP unit contains a...

How To Decarbonise A Business

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Decarbonisation is the process of reducing or eliminating the carbon content of energy and other systems that produce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The goal of decarbonisation is to mitigate the impact of human activities on the climate and reduce the risk of global warming and climate change, as outlined in the Paris Agreement....

The Government’s Heat Pump Investment Roadmap

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A Key Step Towards Achieving Net Zero The UK Government has set an ambitious goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 as part of its commitment to combat climate change. As a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, the heating sector in the UK is a critical area that requires significant investment and...

Are You Still Compliant with the NDRHI Scheme?

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Although the Non-Domestic Renewable Heating Incentive (NDRHI) scheme closed to new applicants on the 31st March 2021, many organisations are already enrolled in the 20-year scheme. To continue receiving these payments, businesses must remain compliant with the scheme’s regulations. What is the NDRHI? The scheme was introduced by the UK government to encourage the use...

Boiler Upgrade Scheme Extended To 2028

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The UK government has recently announced an extension to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) until 2028 in an effort to further support households in transitioning to greener heating solutions. What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme? The Boiler Upgrade Scheme was originally launched in 2022 as part of the government’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from...

New Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

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The world is facing a critical moment in the fight against climate change. The effects of global warming are becoming more evident each day, and we must take immediate action to mitigate their impact. In response to this challenge, governments around the world are taking significant steps to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Why Has...