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SELECT warns that the competence of installers is paramount as the Scottish Government seeks to introduce new Heat in Buildings standards

Scotland’s largest construction trade body, SELECT, says the Scottish Government needs to set minimum standards of competence for installers as well as installations as it seeks to implement new domestic heating standards.

The campaigning electrical association also says that any new plans also have to take into account the capacity of the energy network

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Fusion21 names suppliers appointed to £820 million Heating, Renewables and Electrical Framework

Procurement organisation Fusion21 has revealed the suppliers successfully appointed to its national Heating, Renewables and Electrical Framework worth up to £820 million over a four-year period.

A total of 80 specialist firms – 84% being SMEs, have secured a place on the framework which is now in its fourth generation and has been setup

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Fusion21 invites bids for £820 million Heating, Renewables and Electrical Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the fourth generation of its national Heating, Renewables and Electrical Framework worth up to £820 million over four years and is now inviting bids from interested contractors of any size, providing local, regional or national coverage.

This framework is being setup to help the owners of domestic

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Direct electric heating: a real low-carbon alternative for construction

Solar and wind

A new report from ThermoSphere – ‘Working towards Net Zero’ – sheds light on the attitudes toward direct electric heating in the construction industry, with many preferring it as a means of retrofitting small homes and apartments. Alistair Bell, ThermoSphere’s managing director discusses the mood in construction, and the industry’s

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EQUANS pioneers a diversity charter for the Heat Network Industry

‘If we are to diversify how we heat our homes and buildings, then we must diversify our industry!”

Charlotte Large, Strategy, Policy and Innovation Director for EQUANS UK & Ireland

EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, has led the introduction of a diversity and inclusion charter for the Heat Networks

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BRITISH GAS AND SO ENERGY COMMIT TO EFFECTIVE ENERGY GROUP’S FUEL POVERTY SCHEME

A new scheme that local authorities can invest their Local Authority Delivery Scheme (LADs) and Home Upgrade Grant Scheme (HUGs) budgets in has received backing from British Gas and So Energy.

Neil Marshall – director of external affairs – Effective Energy Group

Developed by Nottinghamshire-based, Effective Energy Group, Help4Homes goes further than

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Retirement complex warms to super-safe Barlo LST radiators

Schaffer House, Maidenbower

Reporter: Stacy Clarke

A residential retirement development in West Sussex has replaced its outdated, inefficient radiators with highly efficient, ultra-modern low surface temperature (LST) models from Barlo Radiators – keeping vulnerable residents safe, warm and comfortable, while making substantial cost and carbon savings.

Schaffer House in Maidenbower is a sheltered

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