One month left to enter Helsinki’s sustainable urban heating competition

The Helsinki Energy Challenge has been set up to find innovative new solutions to urban heating that go beyond burning fossil fuels and biomass to help the city meet its ambitious goal to be carbon-neutral by 2035. Helsinki is not alone: to fight climate change, sustainable heating solutions are needed in cities all over the More Info »

Heat pumps key to London’s net zero ambition says new report from the Carbon Trust

27 August 2020, London:  A new report from the Carbon Trust, ‘Heat pump retrofit in London’, shows how heat pumps will have a critical role in tackling emissions from London’s buildings and delivering the Mayor’s 2030 net zero ambitions. The report, commissioned by the Mayor of London, includes detailed analysis of the potential to retrofit More Info »

Build, Build, Build

PM Boris Johnson has announced the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War, making it easier to build better homes where people want to live. New regulations will give greater freedom for buildings and land in our town centres to change use without planning permission and create new homes from More Info »

Mates in Mind rolls out free mental health workshops for those most at risk during COVID-19 pandemic

Mates in Mind are rolling out free mental health workshops for those most at risk during the global pandemic, with the support of Tideway, the company building London’s new super sewer. In light of the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 crisis, it is expected that workplace mental health issues, already a pervasive challenge, will More Info »

Are you a proper plumber? WaterSafe launches films to recruit qualified plumbers in Wales and Northern Ireland

WaterSafe has launched a film featuring its plumbing members, water companies and customers to recruit more qualified professionals to its register. With versions aimed at plumbers in Wales and Northern Ireland, the film sees WaterSafe members asking: Are you a proper plumber? It has been released to encourage qualified plumbers to sign up to the UK approval register More Info »

Two British energy firms trial heat-as-a-service with an eye towards zero carbon

Baxi Heating UK trial ‘mobile phone-style’ bundles combining heating system and energy bills for a fixed monthly price Bristol Energy trial selling both fixed price and PAYG heat-as-a-service   In an industry first, two British companies have successfully trialled selling ‘heat-as-as-service’, in a move that experts believe will pave the way for the low carbon retrofit revolution. More Info »