18th Nov 2020
The Prime Minister has made a real statement of intent with his recently launched 10-point plan for decarbonising the economy. The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, are encouraged by the balanced strategy, and in particular the support for decarbonising heating through hydrogen and heat pumps.
17th Nov 2020
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.
16th Nov 2020
Another step towards achieving Net Zero at home has been made by leading trade body the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) as a definition of what is a Hydrogen-Ready boiler, ahead of a potential nation-wide roll-out of hydrogen for heating. This comes on top of the Government’s own scientific advisers, the Council for Science and Technology, advocating hydrogen’s use in home heating.
7th Sep 2020
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, are delighted to announce that Heat Pump manufacturers across the UK have joined together to refresh the Heat Pump Benchmark commissioning checklist in line with latest legislation, which forms part of the warranty of the appliance.
4th Aug 2020
‘Whilst we welcome the details of Rishi Sunak’s new Green Homes Grant scheme, which could raise the profile of low carbon heating, there is disappointment that more measures are not included’ says the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, following the release of the scheme specifics.
7th Jul 2020
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, has produced a “Heat Pump Charter” aimed at ensuring the best consumer experience is obtained when heat pumps are installed, replacing other systems. It is a starting point; and represents the minimum requirements needed to give consumers confidence that their new heating system will deliver the affordability, warmth and comfort they expect.
20th May 2020
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, together with the heating industry has created a useful guide offering advice to frontline heating engineers on operating safely during the COVID 19 crisis.
27th Apr 2020
Following regular questioning and pressure from the heating industry, government have confirmed that ‘workers delivering essential services in the utilities sector, which encompasses heat, are now eligible for testing.
25th Mar 2020
The heating and plumbing industry carry out essential frontline work to maintain the supply of heating and hot water to UK homes, schools, hospitals and businesses. It still needs to operate to ensure people are kept safe in their homes and businesses.
23rd Mar 2020
The global pandemic COVID-19 has had unprecedented effects on the lives of us all. These are unchartered times causing untold uncertainty and fear amongst us all. The heating and plumbing industry carry out essential frontline work to maintain the supply of heating and hot water to UK homes, schools, hospitals and businesses. It cannot simply cease to operate.
5th Feb 2020
‘A review of Building Regulations is well overdue’, says the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC as they respond to The Future Homes Standard 2019 Consultation on changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations for new dwellings.
22nd Jan 2020
The number of gas boilers sold in the UK last year saw the market grow compared to 2018. But the estimated 4 million ‘Zombie boilers’ remain a blight on the UK’s journey to decarbonisation says leading trade association the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC.
8th Jan 2020
To help consumers understand the benefits of installing Thermostatic Radiator Valves, TRV’s, and the technology they use to achieve energy efficiency, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, have created a ‘Consumer Guide to Thermostatic Radiator Valves’.
7th Jan 2020
The HHIC based in Kenilworth, Warwickshire is the industry voice for the UK domestic heating and hot water industry. It operates 16 working groups collectively covering the full spectrum of technical and commercial influences affecting this important aspect of the energy industry. Strengthening membership and industry reach HHIC has recently agreed on a reciprocal membership agreement with the British Pump Manufacturer’s Association (BPMA).
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