Heating, domestic hot water

Home comforts

Home comforts: Guidance on using ventilation, heating and renewable energy systems


This guide, released by the NHBC Foundation, aims to help home buyers understand ventilation, solar energy systems, heat pumps and heating controls. More specifically, the document provides details on what the particular system does, how it works, and its main benefits; each system is clearly illustrated and details are provided on efficient operation and maintenance.


The guide is divided into four parts covering:



7the Trade fair for heating, alternative sources of energy and AC


FOR THERM, an annual Czech trade fair focused on heating, ventilation and AC technologies and solutions, will take place in Prague from 20 to 24 September 2016. Due to its location, the event provides the opportunity for both domestic and foreign exhibitors to present their services and products within an international competition.


Showcased products


Solutions to Overheating In Homes - Evidence Review

This report, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, reviews the range of technical and behavioural solutions available to reduce the risk of overheating in UK homes. The document covers a wide range of possible measures from town planning and building positioning, layout and orientation through to building fabric, windows, ventilation, to the actions of individual occupants. More specifically, more than 30 solutions have been considered and categorised according to whether they are based on:


QUALICHeCK FACT SHEET #08: Quality control of Stuttgart’s retrofit standard realised by the City’s Energy Consultancy Office

The City of Stuttgart's Retrofit Standard comprises various steps to achieve the energy-efficient retrofit of both residential and non-residential buildings. This includes the construction supervision, for which the City's Energy Consultancy Office (EBZ) provides qualified experts. In this process, mainly the interfaces between the different trades/works are checked and documented.