Funding Retrofit For Public Buildings

The Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund is a £1b fund being made available now for the upgrade of public buildings and social housing to make them more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Projects with a focus on decarbonisation of heating and hot water will undoubtedly be a priority when granting funds as, according to 2019 figures …

Making ASHP Work For Commercial Applications – Part 2

The Hybrid Approach In part one, we considered the challenges and limitations of an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) only system, with particular focus on the problems commercial organisations faced when retrofitting existing properties with new heating and hot water applications. In this concluding part, we look at the advantages of adopting a hybrid system …

Making ASHP Work For Commercial Applications – Part 1

Understanding the Challenge Commercial organisations face a somewhat unfair challenge as they are held by the Government to be leaders in the move to control and reduce carbon to achieve net-zero by 2050, yet are limited by the technology options that the Government is showing active support for. The current drive, without a doubt is …

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Chill Out – Building Cooling and Conditioning

With improvements in air-tightness, insulation and the increasingly common presence of sealed windows, especially in multi-storey offices and accommodations, modern buildings are increasingly prone to overheating, driving the need for large scale and efficient air conditioning and cooling. At the heart of these HVAC systems will be a chilled water loop circulating through coils in …

Planning Change Ushers In Restaurant Refurbishment Challenge

From the beginning of September, changes to planning will see use classes A1 (shops), A2 (financial and professional services), A3 (restaurants) and B1 (offices) merged to create a new Class E. This will enable use of these spaces to be altered from one use to another or undergo change to multi-use venue without seeking consent …

UK Government makes new £350m commitment to decarbonisation

Support targets construction, transport and heavy industry sectors Includes dedicated funding for green hydrogen. The Government has announced a £350 million package targeting carbon emissions from the construction, transport and heavy industry sectors in an effort to reach net-zero by 2050. “Climate change is among the greatest challenges of our age. To tackle it we …

SSI 1500 Stainless Steel Indirect - A calorifier is a commercial-grade indirect-fired water heater that provides hot water in a heating and hot water system.

Is a Calorifier Right for My Project?

A calorifier is a commercial-grade indirect-fired water heater that provides hot water in a heating and hot water system. It is designed for projects requiring large volume storage of water at high temperature, but rather than using a burner, the water is heated by heat exchanger coils containing liquid from another heat source, such as …

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What is a micro CHP engine? And how does CHP work?

Onsite co-generation of electricity with heat reclaim by Combined Heat and Power, or CHP units, is one of the most effective ways of reducing costs by simultaneously powering and heating a building from a single gas-powered engine. As gas supply remains on a par with or slightly cheaper than grid-supplied electricity, and because Combined Heat …