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Ideal Commercial Boilers are pleased to announce the introduction of a fi ve year heat exchanger warranty across its Imax Xtra, Imax Xtra EL and Evomod ranges of fl oor standing condensing commercial boilers.

The publication of the Defra Clean Air Strategy has confi rmed that Ecodesign stoves will play a central role in the government’s plan to reduce emissions from domestic combustion, commending the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) for releasing the stoves ahead of the 2022 target date.

Following the launch of the government’s Clean Air Strategy, Camfi l has welcomed its recognition of the eff ect of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) on people’s health. www.camfi

Reinforcing its credentials as a specialist supplier of quality heating and plumbing components for trade and consumer markets, Altecnic has received a coveted award from NSF International.

Humidity Solutions has welcomed Simon Marshall into its sales department to promote its new Residential Humidifi er/ Cooler system.

Commercial hot water and heating specialist Adveco has appointed Steve Griffi ths as its national accounts manager

A third of the UK’s total electricity supplied in 2018 was from renewable sources, pushing fossil fuels to an all-time low, according to new environmental analysis.

Lee Bell has been appointed as area business development manager for Fujitsu General Air Conditioning (UK) in the Midlands, bringing over 25 years of HVAC sector experience.



SRIA has responded to the government’s Clean Air Strategy, in which wood

burning stoves and open fi res face new restrictions in a ‘world leading’ plan to combat UK air pollution. The government has pledged to

reduce particulates across “much of the country” by 2030, taking aim at open fi res and wood burning stoves. The burning of both wood and coal in domestic open fi res and solid fuel stoves currently contributes 38% of the UK’s primary emissions of fi ne particulate matter (PM2.5). The Clean Air Strategy also targets other PM sources such as traffi c fumes and agricultural pollution. BSRIA test engineer Allan Wilson

(pictured right) stated: “BSRIA and its members are working hard and fast to reduce emissions in wood burning stoves. Indeed, in recent years, BSRIA has provided consultancy

and testing services to help new member and industry products meet the future requirements. Much improved appliances are already being produced that meet the high standards coming in 2022. “The strategy makes a good start and heads in the right direction. BSRIA calls on government to reach deeper into the causes of pollution and continues to press forward in making real reductions to encourage sustainable clean combustion. “The bigger problem produced by

open fi res and the old stock of solid fuel stoves over the previous century that burn wood and coal, is yet to be addressed. “From a solid appliance angle, the

strategy is balanced and the proposed measures are correct with the introduction of Ecodesign Directive.” In April 2016, BSRIA alerted manufacturers of imminent changes

to government legislation in testing room heaters fi red by solid fuels for CE marking and DEFRA smoke tests, namely stoves.

BSEN 13240 is now being replaced by BSEN 16510 to enable additional measurements and tighter limits of emissions under the Ecodesign Directive 2009 / 1185 / 6.



SH, the major international trade fair focused on the responsible management of energy and water in buildings, will take place this year from March 11-15,

providing a platform for the latest HVAC innovations and putting indoor air quality (IAQ) centre stage. The importance of high quality indoor air for health and

well-being is becoming much more widely understood as people spend more than 80% of their time in closed rooms But what does good IAQ depend on, and how can it be guaranteed?

If inhabited spaces do not have any particular pollutants with high concentrations of hazardous substances, then the crucial contaminant to take into account is CO2. In workplace regulation ASR 3.6, the German employers’ insurance associations recommend that to exclude any possibility of damage to health, CO2 concentration levels should be kept permanently below 1,000 ppm. Other substances can also pollute our indoor air, such as emanations from building materials and interior furnishings like adhesives and fi tted carpets. A permanent solution for ensuring good air quality can

be off ered only by sophisticated air quality technology – ventilation systems appropriate for domestic dwellings and workplaces. The latest ground-breaking advances in HVAC

technologies can be experienced fi rst-hand at ISH as a central feature of the Energy area. With over 2,400 dedicated exhibitions, the week-long trade fair will be held in Frankfurt am Main from March 11-15. Both German and international market leaders and leading technology companies will be concentrating on topics such as indoor air quality, digital heating technology and the IoT in relation to building automation. At the same time, there will be a focus on numerous innovations for helping to conserve natural resources. ISH 2019 will feature a new exhibition ground structure;

HVAC and refrigeration exhibitors will be brought together in Hall 8, at the heart of the fair. Here, planners, installers, skilled tradespeople and refrigeration equipment builders will be able to fi nd effi cient solutions and products for use in their day-to-day work. Plus, a dedicated zone entitled ‘Start-up@ISH’ will shine the spotlight on up-and-coming start-up companies entering the market, introducing themselves on their exhibition stands in Gallery 1 of the Messe Frankfurt exhibition centre.

A new plan for the halls will off er a more streamlined

layout, while ISH will also provide a digital navigation app covering all exhibition stands and events, making them quick and easy to fi nd.

6 February 2019

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