Dutch boiler manufacturer Intergas has completed its renovation of its new training centre and invited Mark Garnier, MP for Wyre Forest, to officially open the centre.

Garnier’s visit followed on from the publication of a new report from the Committee on Climate Change, ‘UK housing: Fit for the future?’, that warns the UK’s legally-binding climate change targets will not be met without the near-complete elimination of greenhouse gas emissions reductions from our homes, and that our homes currently account for 14% of total UK emissions.

While this may be a sad indictment on energy efficiency measures, Intergas had positive news. Its pioneering R&D team at its head office in Coevorden has created the lowest NOx boilers in the world, the Xtreme and the Xclusive, and both emit as little as 17.06mg/kWh. The Xtreme also has a built-in passive flue gas heat recovery unit to further reduce emissions of CO2. Both boiler models are available in the UK now.

Garnier said: “I had no idea of the design technology that goes into creating a boiler and these new low NOx models are a feat of engineering. It’s great to see a business actively engaged in helping people to reduce their emissions too.

“Consumers are increasingly conscious of both their carbon footprint and the value for money they get, and these boilers will help on both fronts.”