17th Sep 2018
Today marks the start of 2018’s Gas Safety Week. HHIC are big supporters of the week and the awareness it raises across the heating industry right through to homeowners. Although, for many of those working with gas day in day out, this subject is never far from our mind during the other 51 weeks of the year.
11th Sep 2018
Following todays’ announcement- 11th September 2018- that Capita Gas Registration and Ancillary Services (CGRAS) – a division of Capita Plc – will continue to operate the official register of engineers licensed to undertake gas work on behalf of The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) under a 10-year Service Concession Agreement (SCA) which expires on 31 March 2019. CGRAS will continue its provision of the service having operated the Register since 2009 but with several service enhancements.
19th Jul 2018
The Government response to the Energy Company Obligation ECO3 consultation has been published today. ECO3 is the government energy efficiency scheme which aims to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. The response acknowledges that it is too early for the controversial Each Home Counts (EHC) review.
12th Jul 2018
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is widening the scope of its heating Components and Controls manufacturers group to include heating controls. The group meets regularly throughout the year and serves to influence future policy in this field.
11th Jun 2018
Boiler Plus, announced in October 2017 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), launched on 6th April 2018. The new legislation encourages energy efficiency, by mandating requirements for new or replacement heating systems.
10th Jun 2018
The Heating and Hotwater Industry council (HHIC) has today responded to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, BEIS’, call for evidence on “A future framework for heat in buildings”, informing them that decarbonising the gas grid, using green gas offers the most pragmatic, practical and cost effective solution to the energy trilemma.
26th Apr 2018
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has today responded to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy consultation on the next phase of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO 3), which offers a range of proposals to aid fuel poor households and enhance the energy efficiency of Britain’s housing stock.
23rd Apr 2018
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) has today launched a consumer guide to water treatment, to assist the installer when educating their customers on how to maintain their central heating system.
16th Apr 2018
The Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) has responded to a consultation on Each Home Counts’ Quality Mark with grave concerns. The proposals leave many questions unanswered and create a multitude of new ones.
11th Apr 2018
A few months on from the announcement of Boiler Plus, and whilst the industry adjusts to the new standards, which came into effect in April 2018, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) are continuing their work towards cleaner and smarter home heating with one of the focuses being on system balancing.
10th Apr 2018
The Energy & Utilities Alliance (EUA), through its divisions; the Industrial and Commercial Energy Association (ICOM), the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) and the Hot Water Association (HWA), represents the majority of Heat Interface Units manufacturers and suppliers in the UK.
6th Apr 2018
Boiler Plus, announced in October 2017 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), launched today 6th April 2018. The new legislation encourages energy efficiency, by mandating requirements for heating systems.
29th Mar 2018
On 27th March 2018 representatives from across the heating industry met at the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council offices (HHIC), to review and discuss the matter of frozen condensate, which caused a high number of domestic boilers to stop working during the recent extreme weather that caused major disruption across the UK as a whole. The industry is now calling upon the government for greater enforcement and strengthening of building regulations.
29th Mar 2018
In 2005 the Government changed the Building Regulations so that only boilers of a certain high efficiency could be installed for both replacement and new installations, with regards to gas and oil boilers. This high efficiency can only be achieved using condensing technology, where the boiler extracts heat from the flue gases so the existing heat within is released and ‘recycled’ back into the water being heated in the boiler.
26th Mar 2018
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) annual members lunch held on Thursday at the RAF Club Piccadilly, London, provided an opportunity to gain insight, network, and most importantly celebrate the progression that the heating industry has made in the past 12 months.
13th Mar 2018
‘Greater ambition is needed to tackle fuel poverty that is endemic in the Private Rented Sector. Landlords must do more to ensure the houses they let are energy efficient,’ says Stewart Clements, Director of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, as they respond to “The Domestic Private Rented Sector minimum level of energy efficiency consultation.”
28th Feb 2018
The Heating and Hot Water industry council (HHIC), in conjunction with the wider industry, have produced a first of its kind, consumer guide, detailing what they can expect when having their gas boiler serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
21st Feb 2018
New legislation (Boiler Plus) from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) looks set to save consumers money, reducing heating costs and enhancing the thermal efficiency of a property. It’s expected that the technologies advocated by Boiler Plus, could deliver savings of up to £200 a year on energy bills.
17th Jan 2018
Following the launch of Boiler Plus legislation in October, questions have risen from those within the industry surrounding the qualifying technologies, and how they can help consumers decide which suits their lifestyle and home best. As a result, the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) are launching a series of useful guides, assisting installers and consumers alike in their choice of a measure which will ensure higher levels of both domestic energy efficiency and thermal comfort.
18th Dec 2017
Last week, a group of leading organisations representing the heating and plumbing industry wrote to Claire Perry, Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, over concerns regarding the controversial Each Home Counts (EHC) review.
3rd Nov 2017
The Each Home Counts review, first launched in 2016, proposed the introduction of a quality mark for all energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, and for all companies operating in the sector.
2nd Nov 2017
Last month the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced Boiler Plus, mandating requirements for all combination boiler installations in England. The intention of these standards is that they will encourage domestic energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
31st Oct 2017
Recognising the importance of membership with a trade body that works hard to ensure members are well represented and supported within the industry, ebm-papst has become one of the latest members of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC).
30th Oct 2017
Orkli is a global company supplying components and innovative solutions to the gas cooking industry and are proud to be leaders in the field of thermoelectric safety.
23rd Oct 2017
With the move from natural gas to hydrogen expected to elicit an emission reduction of at least 73%, it’s clear that hydrogen could be a vital way to decarbonise heat, enabling us to meet carbon budgets.
12th Oct 2017
Boiler Plus, announced today by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), encourages energy efficiency by mandating requirements for heating systems, setting out new expectations regarding what both manufacturers and installers have to deliver.
18th Sep 2017
This week, the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) is supporting the seventh annual Gas Safety Week and reinforcing its core message; there needs to be more awareness surrounding the issue of gas safety.
18th Sep 2017
Announcement comes as industry unites for annual ‘Gas Safety Week’ campaign 2017
23rd Aug 2017
It is vital that manufacturers, installers and all those working in the field don’t get left behind; an upcoming event hosted by the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) will explore the merits, opportunities and potential pitfalls of such technology.
14th Aug 2017
‘A gas fire is an, efficient, aspirational and economical method for heating your home particularly when used as a secondary source of heat’ says Stewart Clements, Director of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC.
28th Jun 2017
SSE is involved in a wide range of energy businesses. They produce, distribute and supply electricity and gas, as well as providing home services to customers including boiler servicing, maintenance and cover.
20th Jun 2017
HHIC’s work to ensure home energy continues to remain high on the government’s agenda.leads Gazco Ltd to become one of the latest members of The Heating & Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC).
4th May 2017
Recognising the importance of membership with a trade body that works hard to ensure members are well represented and supported within the industry, The AA has become one of the latest members of The Heating & Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC).
31st Jan 2017
Infomill Ltd join the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC. Infomill Ltd. provides technical content and services for equipment manufacturers, service organisations, and parts distributors.
30th Jan 2017
‘Any proposals must be simple and easy to implement’ says Stewart Clements, Director at the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC in response to the BEIS consultation which closed last week (January 27th)
30th Jan 2017
‘Cutting the number of boilers that can be delivered via ECO is a big mistake, and we are not the only ones to think so’ says Stewart Clements, Director, HHIC, following the publication of the Government’s response to the ECO: Help to Heat Consultation
25th Jan 2017
Following the very successful Hydrogen seminar held at HHIC in September 2016, where delegates were given a detailed briefing on industry activity to date, The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC together with the Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers, IGEM are holding an event with a focus on ‘Developing the Hydrogen Fired Supply Chain’.
5th Jan 2017
Richard Beaman, commercial director of the Valor, Robinson Willey and Faber brands in the UK, has been appointed as the new chair of the Heating and Hot Water Industry Council, HHIC, Gas Fires Group.
8th Dec 2016
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, BEIS today launch their consultation entitled ‘Heat in Buildings: The Future of Heat – Domestic Buildings.’
1st Dec 2016
“The Association of the European Heating Industry, EHI are right, if we are to meet the new energy efficiency targets announced in the European Commission’s Clean Energy Package, then we must modernise old heating appliances,” says Stewart Clements, Director of The heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC.
23rd Nov 2016
It is one week since the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC together with the boiler manufacturers launched the ‘Retro Boiler’ Label at PHEX. The scheme aims to tackle the UK’s 9 million inefficient boilers by raising awareness of boiler efficiency with consumers.
21st Nov 2016
The Heating & Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC today welcome public consultation on proposals to amend the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) published by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, BEIS as part of their Energy efficiency in buildings programme.
16th Nov 2016
Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Government Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, BIES has today endorsed the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC’s ‘Retro Boiler’ label scheme which launches today at the Plumbing and Heating Exhibition, PHEX, Chelsea.
9th Nov 2016
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC welcomes the HSE’s Public Consultation on proposed changes to The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998, opened yesterday, (7 November.)
8th Nov 2016
Figures published by the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC show that sales of domestic gas boilers in September 2016 fell by 4.3%, in comparison with September 2015; with year to date figures showing a fall of 0.7% compared with 2015.
18th Oct 2016
Responding to the publication of ‘Next Steps for UK Heat Policy’ published on Thursday 13th October by the Committee on Climate Change, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC Director Stewart Clements said:
22nd Sep 2016
‘Delighted’ says the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC as gas and heating engineers are named the most trusted traders in Britain in 2016, following a study carried out by UK home assistance company Home Serve.
19th Sep 2016
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC is calling on installers to stay alert and avoid using fake spare parts when they undertake boiler maintenance or servicing this winter.
12th Sep 2016
As part of their Get Fit for Winter campaign, leading trade body the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC are reminding homeowners to check their condensate pipes to ensure that they are appropriately insulated to avoid freezing.
8th Sep 2016
Leading trade body, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC pledges its support for the 6th annual Gas Safety Week, taking place 19th – 25th September by calling on homeowners to be gas aware and always stay gas safe.
16th Aug 2016
‘Cutting the number of boilers that can be delivered via ECO is a big mistake’ says Isaac Occhipinti, Head of External Affairs at the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC in response to the ECO consultation.
11th Aug 2016
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC unveil their newest working group, made up of large heating contractor companies.
10th Aug 2016
Neil Witney, Senior Policy Advisor from the newly formed Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, BEIS met with the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC members today to further strengthen Government and industry relations.
3rd Aug 2016
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, are partnering the 2017 H&V News Awards. The awards, now in their 23rd year are being held on 20 April 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
2nd Aug 2016
Award winning ATAG Heating Technology UK Ltd, has joined the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC.
12th Jul 2016
Software firm Gas Tag Ltd are the latest company to join the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC. Gas Tag Ltd are a software specialist company and will be joining HHIC’s Low Carbon working group and the Installation, Service and Training working group.
30th Jun 2016
There are approximately 122,000 registered gas engineers operating in the UK, and lets not forget the builders, plumbers, tilers and other tradespeople all of whom often start the day by visiting their local builders merchants to purchase the materials needed for the day ahead.
22nd Jun 2016
‘Stay Safe, only use a Gas Safe Registered Engineer’ is the message from the Heating and Hotwater Council, HHIC as it throws its weight behind Gas Safe Registers campaign to highlight the volume of people being put at risk after using an unqualified and illegal gas fitter.
21st Jun 2016
The review of the boiler energy efficiency label rescaling will not start until 2023, some 8 years after all other household appliances. The news announced last week by the Industry and Energy (ITRE) Committee of the European Parliament, is a major coup for HHIC after months spent in tense negotiations.
20th Jun 2016
“The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC are seen as the ‘go to’ company on domestic heating issues and as such we attract and represent the UK’s finest – Northern Gas Heating Ltd are one such company and so it gives me enormous pleasure to welcome them into membership” says Stewart Clements, Director of HHIC.
16th Jun 2016
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC has once again expanded its membership base with new member Swale Heating Ltd.
15th Jun 2016
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC is reminding installers to stay alert and avoid using fake spare parts when they undertake boiler servicing.
1st Jun 2016
The proposals set out in the Department of Energy and Climate Change, DECC review of support for Anaerobic Digestion and micro-Combined Heat and Power under the Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) scheme are farcical says the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC.
31st May 2016
Following the appointment of Andrew Keating as the new Chair of leading trade association the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC today announces the Chairs of their member working groups.
25th May 2016
Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC Director, Stewart Clements has been invited to sit on the Association of the European Heating Industry, EHI Executive Council. The next meeting is taking place in Spain, on 9th June 2016.
23rd May 2016
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, are suggesting homeowners use their gas fire in the evening rather than turning on the central heating on cold summer nights.
23rd May 2016
‘Book your boiler service during the summer says trade association, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC. The advice comes as part of their plans to help; improve the UK’s domestic energy efficiency and save homeowners money.
18th May 2016
“Micro CHP and other efficient gas appliances have potential to revolutionise home heating and in turn reduce our carbon emissions” says the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC. Their comments come in response to the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s Energy Revolution Inquiry.
28th Apr 2016
The Renewable Heat Incentive, RHI is ‘flawed’ says the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC in their response to DECC’s Consultation: The Renewable Heat Incentive: A reformed and refocused scheme.
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