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Legionella: Do you know the risks of returning to an unused building?

The closure of public buildings has been a method used worldwide to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the prolonged closure of buildings may have unexpected implications for some.... 
 26 May 2020

Regulatory proposals fail to construct fabric-first solution

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has launched a consultation on changes to Part L and Part F. But Paul Simpson, commercial director at Recticel Insulation, asks do the proposed changes go far enough?... 
 20 May 2020
David Holmes, founder of Boiler Guide

What could the COVID-19 rebuild strategy mean for UK's heating engineers

What does the government's 50-page document outlining a route back to normality mean for heating engineers asks David Holmes, founder of Boiler Guide. 
 20 May 2020
Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs at Vaillant

Infrastructure key to making hydrogen a reality

The industry has made encouraging progress in the development of hydrogen as one of the options for future low carbon heating, but the reality is that we still do not have the infrastructure to support wide scale deployment. Mark Wilkins, head of ... 
 11 May 2020
Jenny Smith, head of marketing at Vent-Axia

Ventilation plays critical role in reducing Covid-19 transmission

Vent-Axia has welcomed the Government’s Covid-19 press briefing on April 29 which cited ventilation as being critical in the fight against the virus.... 
 5 May 2020
Andy Green, technical director, Baxi Heating

Keep heating systems safe with preventative maintenance

Andy Green, technical director at Baxi Heating, offers advice on how to protect the heating system through a building lockdown... 
 17 Apr 2020
The figure shows the zone classification according to Atex. If a system with components according to the directive is installed in an Atex zone, the plant manufacturer must ensure Atex approval of the system. Such a system can also contain several components not approved according to Atex, while other critical components must then be certified.

Asercom provides guidelines for safe handling

The handling of flammable refrigerants involves risk; however, due to their lower global warming potential (GWP) they are very important for achieving the objectives of the F-Gas Regulation, so it is necessary to change guidelines to them.... 
 10 Oct 2019
George Linder, product manager, at Heatrae Sadia.

Back to basics – how does an unvented cylinder work?

Unvented hot water cylinders were made legal in the UK in 1986, and have grown in popularity ever since. George Linder, product manager, at Heatrae Sadia explores the advantages they can offer, how they work, and what this means for the heating ... 
 7 Oct 2019
Triangulum: Digital Manchester.

€30 Million Triangulum project reaches conclusion

The future smart cities programme, Triangulum project, is drawing to a close as the participating cities, including Manchester in the UK, begin to share the first results from the five-year long programme. 
 2 Oct 2019

Director comments on European Heat Pump Summit 2020

Heat pump experts will meet for the sixth time at the European Heat Pump Summit in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg on October 22 to 23, 2019, when international experts discuss the European heat pump market and technology and application trends.... 
 2 Oct 2019
Paul Harrington, head of residential sales at Elta Fans.

Industry urged to add cooling tech into MVHR

As structures become better insulated, and the climate gets warmer, ventilation strategies should incorporate cooling technology (MVHCR) to combat overheating, according to an industry expert.... 
 28 Aug 2019
The Arbn Well dashboard depicting some indoor environmental parameters.

Partnership helps rate building performance

Arbnco has announced a new partnership with Arc Skoru to help rate the operational performance of buildings through indoor environmental monitoring.... 
 31 Jul 2019

How architects accommodate for temperature regulation

No matter how incredible a building looks, it is all a waste if the inside is uninhabitable – especially when their primary purpose is to be used by people. One of most important parts of building design is temperature control, as without it a ... 
 27 Jun 2019
Robert Svendsen.

A conversation with Dantherm's new VP of UK sales

Exciting times lie ahead for leading HVAC company Dantherm, as a new VP of UK sales has been appointed to the company. With a wealth of experience in high-level management and sales, Robert Svendsen brings with him his own dynamic approach to the ... 
 1 May 2019
The InterContinental Madrid hotel has cut its energy use by 40 per cent using ABB VSDs and high efficiency motors.

ABB helps InterContinental Hotel achieve major energy cuts

A landmark hotel in Madrid is saving energy and meeting its environmental goals after equipping its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with ABB drives and high efficiency motors. Energy usage has been reduced by 445,000 kWh a ... 
 24 Apr 2019

The possibilities of commercial and non-domestic heat pumps

Sharon Oliver, marketing manager at Mitsubishi Electric, discusses some of the ways heat pumps can be employed as an effective solution.... 
 21 Mar 2019
Xylem

Tools and technologies to make your HVAC systems smarter this winter

Extreme seasonal changes are here to stay and modern heating systems need to keep up; consider adding a few plug-and-play technologies to the mix for extra efficiency benefits. Xylem’s Mark Bradley explains.... 
 6 Feb 2019
Dantherm Group

A conversation with Dantherm Group Service VP Karl Lowe

Dantherm Group recently appointed new Group Service vice president, Karl Lowe, to enhance service and spare parts across the firm's global offices. Having started his career with a three-year refrigeration engineering apprenticeship before ... 
 10 Jan 2019
Example home using two zones for its central heating system.

Central heating with zone valves

A central heating system provides heat to a building from a centralised location, typically treating the entire building as a whole and relying on one temperature setting and reading to know when to turn the heat on or off. This can be very ... 
 23 Aug 2018

Channel Tunnel stays cool and saves on energy

Eurotunnel today released official data demonstrating energy savings of 33 percent after the first season of operating a new cooling system for maintaining requisite temperatures in the Channel Tunnel.... 
 31 May 2018
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