Tag : climate change
A predicted tripling of heat-related deaths in the UK over the next 30 years will require a drastic rethink of overheating in buildings and cooling provision in urban areas, a parliamentary select committee has warned.
Challenges posed by changes to product labelling that will impact refrigerants, as well as upheaval facing the cooling sector due to climate change, will be among key topics at the upcoming BESA National Conference.
Efforts to eliminate HCFC use and reduce industry reliance on HFC refrigerant in line with the Montreal Protocol offers a significant opportunity to broaden workplace diversity in refrigeration and air conditioning, according to the UN.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has demanded greater powers for city authorities to set stricter carbon standards for its buildings as part of calls for stronger government intervention on climate change.
Global agreement could not be reached in responding to the conclusions of a landmark climate change report during the ongoing 24th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Poland.
A lack of coordination between government departments and a failure to rethink funding for modular homes is hindering efforts to curb overheating in UK buildings, according to Environmental Audit Committee.
Building Regulations must be amended to address a lack of government policy on limiting potential overheating in homes, a new report on the UK’s susceptibility to heatwaves has said.
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has launched a new inquiry over how to buildings may better mitigate against the effects of overheating on productivity and health as a result of climate change.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has outlined draft plans to curb the capital’s carbon emissions with a focus that will mandate replacing cooling systems across the city with more efficient technology.
Despite uncertainty over Brexit’s impact on EU energy efficiency directives in the UK, cooling industry efforts to curb energy consumption and carbon emissions are expected to remain an ongoing priority, Heat Pump Association (HPA) president Mike Nankivell has argued.