We speak to Clayton Browne from CB Heating about how the new New Heat Pump Installers Network Academy will help upskill engineers across the country.
“Innovate or die!” is the motto of Jan Kriekels, a creative economist with an anthropological background. After travelling to more than 100 countries, with many twists and turns along the way, he has a unique perspective on the future, focussed on sustainability, creativity, and social responsibility. Five values are central to his vision of business and society: Respect Nature, Awaken the Artist, Dream a Future, Create Emotion and Build Bridges.
A study in 2022 found that an incredible 78% of tradeswomen face discrimination in their day-to-day work.
While the industry is becoming more inclusive, only a small percentage of tradeswomen work on the tools compared to tradesmen.
We speak to Clare Harding from On the Tools who put the research together, and Hattie Hasan who champions the role of women in the trades, to discuss how we can work together to become more inclusive.
At InstallerSHOW in 2021 we hosted a debate on the future of BioLPG in the UK energy mix.
There are over 1.5million rural off-grid homes across the UK, many of which are old historic buildings that are hard to heat due to the lack of installation. As such, they all use fuels such as LPG, oil and coal to generate heating and hot water. Switching the fuel they use to a BioFuel alternative, could be the simplest way to drastically reduce the carbon emissions of this type of property.
We catch up with two panellist from last year, Paul Williams and Sophia Haywood, to get an update on the low-carbon fuel.
The importance of access to clean, safe water is essential to UK homes, and is perhaps taken for granted when we talk about the energy mix.
The Government released its 2020 Environment Bill which has some strict water targets. In that, they’re predicting there will be a structural deficit of water resources by 2050. Our panel looks at how we can optimise our water usage, and the technology that will allow us to protect our most important resource.
A lot of headlines are made around the FUTURE of powering our homes, but there are products and techniques that we can implement NOW that can have a huge effect on our comfort and emissions. Our expert panel takes a look at the “hidden gems” of sustainability including low temperature heating, system balancing, deaeation, pressurisation and more. Plus how engineers can adopt these game-changing methods.
Rising costs have made headline news, highlighting the need for UK buildings to use energy as efficiently as possible, or even better, create their own. Connected and smart products that can link together to use energy in the most efficient way, are key as we transition to a low carbon future. From solar panels, to smart controls, battery storage, electric boilers, EV charging and more, our panel discusses how installers can get involved in the Connected Home revolution.
2021 was a big year for heat pumps as the government announced plans to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028, and backed it up with a £5,000 grant to encourage adoption. Our panel discusses how engineers can transition to heat pump systems, covering system design, insulation, emitters, installation, commissioning, government grants and more.