The Heating & Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is calling on heating installers to complete a short survey to help change the future of domestic heating!
The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial strategy (BEIS) released a new consultation last week looking at how boiler installation regulations could be improved.
‘Heat in Buildings: The Future of Heat – Domestic Buildings’ proposes that appropriate time, temperature and weather compensation heating controls are installed in residential properties when a new boiler is installed and that this is mandated in Building Regulations.
The consultation follows recommendations made to BEIS in the HHIC paper ‘Boiler Plus – The next step in heating regulation.’ HHIC is part of the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), a not-for-profit trade association that provides a leading industry voice to help shape the future policy direction within the energy sector.
Have your say
HHIC and BEIS want to hear from you, to see what trades people in the field think about these new proposals.
In support of BEIS, HHIC has come up with a quick and easy survey to find out installers’ opinions.
Stewart Clements, Director of HHIC, explains the impact that such a policy change could have on household bills, carbon reduction targets and energy consumption:
“As an industry, we have worked collaboratively to help bring this consultation to the market place, and I am pleased that the key ideas outlined by HHIC have been adopted by BEIS.
We know that changing Building Regulations in 2005 to mandate that all domestic gas boiler installations should use a condensing boiler remains one of the most successful government interventions into the residential energy market to date and I believe that mandating the installation of time and temperature controls with new boiler installations will prove equally successful.
Adopting this policy will, at little additional cost to consumers and government, make a valuable contribution towards achieving the ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and reduce energy consumption which will reduce household energy bills.
Currently, we install 1.6 million new gas boilers per year and if each of these boilers was accompanied by a full suite of heating controls the carbon and monetary savings made would be substantial. I am pleased that HHIC could be instrumental in getting BEIS to investigate this option.”
To complete the survey please visit: surveymonkey.co.uk/r/thefutureofheat
Or to read the consultation in full please visit: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/heat-in-buildings-the-future-of-heat