Strong links and membership of related European associations has allowed the H & V sector members to have a strong voice in the development of EU policy including Ecodesign, Energy Labelling, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, and the Energy Efficiency Directive. This ensures that the interests of UK industry are fully accounted for in the development of these Directives.
Heating and Ventilation
The Heating and Ventilation sector within BEAMA represents manufacturers and suppliers of equipment for environmental systems within buildings; that deliver comfort, efficiency and safety for occupants.
The groups that currently make up this sector are Domestic Heat Pumps, Electric Heating & Hot Water, Heating Controls, Underfloor Heating, Ventilation, Water Safety & Hygiene, Water Softeners, and Water Treatment.
The strategic direction and activities of each group are determined by its Management Committee, comprised of, and chaired by, member companies who also sit on relevant technical committees and specific task groups. Activities may be Government, industry or consumer facing but are always focused on growing the market while supporting good practice and effective guidance.
The groups continue to be active in influencing Government policy with a specific focus on Building Regulations, building energy performance calculation methodologies, the Renewable Heat Incentive, Each Home Counts, and ongoing standardisation. They have also been prominent in driving Government action on effective regulation for hot water safety, installation of heating controls, and measures to improve indoor air quality, as well as establishing numerous training and installation standards.