Panasonic heat pumps

With the building sector striving to meet Net Zero targets, there is a strong demand for sustainable energy solutions to replace existing heating systems for light commercial, industrial and large residential buildings. Paul Taylor – UK Head of Renewable Heating for Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions, explains how a water based heat pump system can provide a lower carbon, energy efficient solution for various applications.

District heat

Neil Saunders, Sales & Marketing Director at Vokèra by Riello, Carrier GCS Europe, elaborates on the UK’s current policy landscape surrounding the decarbonisation of heat, highlighting key strategies and technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with heating.

Taconova Heating

20 year evolution

22 May, 2024

Tying in with our 20th anniversary issue Taconova UK’s General Manager, Behfar Abedinia, discusses how Heat Interface Units have prompted a significant shift in heating technology over the last 20 years, moving towards more efficient and sustainable solutions.

Heat networks

Charlie Mowbray, Senior Product Manager, Ideal Heating – Commercial, discusses the dos and don’ts of achieving an efficient, future proofed heat network.


James Chaplen, Head of Product Marketing and Communications for Mitsubishi Electric, explains why it’s imperative to educate and stay abreast of new technology.


Richard Bateman, Product Marketing Manager at RWC, explores the key role plumbing and heating systems play when it comes to meeting the needs of school building occupants.

Rob Smelt

Rob Smelt, of low carbon consultancy BREng, discusses the complexity of sustainability requirements in education establishments and why each will need a different approach.

CO2 Heat Pumps

There is a compelling environmental case for switching from fossil fuel-based heating to heat pumps in commercial premises but Tim Mitchell, Sales Director of Klima-Therm, says there are many factors to consider in order to do this successfully.

Comissioinging makes all the difference

Stewart McGillivray, Seasonal Commissioning Manager for Guardian Water Treatment, explains the steps maintenance teams need to take to ensure buildings work as they were intended.

Michael Anderton of LG

Michael Anderton, General Manager UK&I of HVAC Building Solutions at Johnson Controls, discusses how commercial buildings are experiencing a revolution in terms of how they operate and step up to their sustainability responsibilities. 

Storage vessels

In buildings where the heat demand for domestic hot water exceeds that for space heating, a different design approach is required to ensure the optimum use of low carbon heating technologies. Ian Dagley, General Manager at Hoval Ltd, considers some of the options. 

Spirocross with Magnet

Better collaboration between system designers, specifiers and contractors is essential for ensuring the optimum health of heating systems.

HT Quiet Hero

Samsung announced the UK launch of the company’s most advanced air source heat pump to date, representing an evolution in low carbon heating solutions. 

Hamworthy - Tyneham-Range

Hamworthy Heating, is set to celebrate the future of heating with the launch of its first ever monobloc air source heat pump range, the Tyneham, designed to meet UK efficiency requirements in commercial applications.

Ecocal TRV

The 5 year warranty has been extended to cover the Ecocal® Thermostatic Radiator Valves and Ecocal® twin packs, as a testament to their quality and reliability. 

A heat pump in situ

Russell Dean, Residential Product Group Director at Mitsubishi Electric, says the question of how we heat our housing stock is now critical.

Packaged Plant room installation.

 Use of off-site fabrication is on the rise, providing specifiers, contractors and building operators with efficient, quality solutions to tackle common refurbishment restraints and meet tighter performance targets for heating and hot water provision. Tom Murray, Head of Specification at Baxi Commercial Solutions, outlines the benefits.

Steve Simmonds of Spirotech

With energy costs set to rise this winter, many businesses across the country are looking at how they can improve the efficiency of their HVAC systems and make gains wherever possible. Here, Steve Simmonds, Special Projects Engineer at Spirotech, looks at the benefits of water treatment and why it’s important that facility managers are clued up on this topic.  

Combat heating installation

Turtle Covers, a specialist in designing and manufacturing tailored seat covers for vehicles, has moved premises to facilitate their expanding business. 

Brochure front cover

Altecnic, the UK's leading supplier of hydronic solutions and part of the Caleffi Group, has unveiled its latest product brochure debuting 146 new product ranges, as well as a shift in focus to sustainable heating through the introduction of a heat pump focussed section.


Titon’s powerful but compact HRV1.6 Q Plus MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation & Heat Recovery) unit has recently been installed in Moda Living’s Lexington Tower

Trading since 2004, Wrexham based manufacturing company, Turtle Covers were looking to move premises to facilitate their expanding business.  Having found the perfect location their new warehouse needed a state-of-the-art heating system.


Water is a heating system’s cheapest component. Keep it in prime condition and the installation could run smoothly for years. Neglect it, and the consequences will be costly. Here, Steve Simmonds, from Spirotech, discusses some typical water woes, and explains how water quality testing can reveal a system’s dirty secrets.


Peter Behan, Director at Group Horizon, explains how an industry skills shortage and the UK’s net zero target have encouraged a revival in apprenticeships and outlines some of the routes into a career in the built environment.

MTA PLUS from Modutherm

Modutherm has launched the MTA PLUS – a new, high performance heat interface unit (HIU) which has been specifically designed for use in 4th generation low temperature heat networks that utilise heat pumps or boilers. The launch comes hot on the heels of the company announcing a partnership agreement with leading heat pump manufacturer alpha innotec

Heating in commercial spaces

Alex Burgess, National Sales Manager at Clyde Radiators looks at the wide-ranging factors to consider when specifying radiators within commercial environments, and how the correct specification can help to meet carbon reduction targets.

James Chaplen

When the UK passed laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050, it became the first major economy in the world to do so. This was a landmark moment on the road to net zero globally. 

Combat U-Tube radiant heater

Combat Heating Solutions, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of energy efficient radiant and warm air heating systems,  introduce you to U-Tube radiant heat configuration as part of their radiant tube heating range.

Potable Hot Water

Harriet Evans, MHI Sales Director at Beijer Ref UK & Ireland, discusses why the requirement to produce potable hot water from renewable technologies shouldn’t be ignored.


Viessmann has launched a range of electric heating products to the UK to grow its electrified heating offer.  

Office Radiator

Nicola Martin, Sales Manager at RadiWarm,® explains why electric pipeless radiators are ideal for many commercial and public buildings.


What makes a temporary boiler ‘temporary’? How long are you legally allowed to use temporary boilers for?  Alex Hill of Ideal Boilers asks the questions. 

Rinnai Falkirk N Series

Now available from Rinnai is a range of CIBSE approved CPDs for designers, specifiers and building services consultants & engineers working on any type of commercial site requiring limitless flows of temperature accurate hot water for personal hygiene, laundry, food production and all other cleaning and disinfecting regimes. 

Fernox has expanded its range of industry-leading chemical products with the launch of the new, smaller volume 265ml Protector F1 and Cleaner F3. 

inside the house

Baxi Heating has demonstrated its 100% hydrogen boilers installed in two homes in Low Thornley, near Gateshead. They showed the use of hydrogen-fuelled appliances in a real-world setting and Baxi invited Juliet Loiselle, Editor of MBS, housing providers and colleagues to see its boiler in action.

hand turning a heater

Combined heat and power (CHP) is an energy-efficient system that creates electricity from traditional fuels and captures the heat that is generated to reuse it for space heating, domestic hot water, or industrial processes. Mike Byrne of Flue Liner Solutions gives his overview.


Commercial hot water and heating specialist Adveco, introduces the FPi32 range of monobloc air to water heat pumps designed for use with domestic hot water applications. 


Temperature controlled and limitless volumes of continuous flow hot water heating systems and units now available

A Rinnai Installation

Rinnai offer full product availability for all models 24/7 and next day delivery - including 48-58k units

Elco Aerotop

Two new models have been added to Elco's AEROTOP® range of air source heat pumps - available in outputs from 24kW to 48kW, while the larger AEROTOP® L can deliver outputs from 54kW to 88kW

Nottinghamshire Police installation

Balancing project delays and backlogs with tighter onsite safety requirements? Prefabricated heating solutions could be the answer

Rinnai Logo

Manufacturer of Hydrogen blend ready condensing hot water heating systems Rinnai is reporting ‘record’ levels of attendance for its newest CPD course, ‘Hydrogen and Hydrogen blends as a means of decarbonising the UK Energy network’ with over 300 attending in just one six-week period recently.


Hamworthy’s Upton boiler is now available with improved pipework kits. Hamworthy has made a number of changes including; reducing size and weight, and adding eyelets for easier delivery and handling.

Castle Eden installation

Continuous flow hot water - fuel, energy, installation, environment and finance efficient with major savings possible

HIU 0010

The ability of heat networks to help decarbonisation of heat has made them a 'go to' solution in new build. Pete Mills of Bosch C&I discusses their importance. 


The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council are pleased by the ambition for Heat Pumps and Hydrogen for heat 


The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is ensuring it continues to support its members from across the wider heating industry. Emerging technologies have prompted a reorganisation of the HHIC industry working groups, in order to provide a diverse platform for rigorous discussion on the future of UK heat 

The Government’s plan to increase heat pump installations is “doomed to failure” without a substantial increase in training for installers, according to consumer advice specialists at The Heating Hub 

Rinnai product Badge

Rinnai's Sensei N Series range is ‘Hydrogen ready’ for the proposed initial supply of hydrogen blends fed through the existing gas infrastructure.


The long game

18 May, 2021

With the upcoming changes to building regulations as part of the Future Homes Standard, there is no doubt that heat pumps are set to play a significant role in the journey towards decarbonising heat in our homes.

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Going Underground

ABM has announced a significant contract win with Transport for London (TfL) to provide mechanical and electrical (M&E) services across the London Underground network.