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- July 2007

Honesty is Mark's Policy 01 July 2007
Mark Grant, managing director of Cold Control, is not a quitter. Perhaps more to the point, his staff believe in him and what he is trying to do. Above all, he is honest with clients and staff and it pays dividends. Paul Braithwaite reports.

Business Matters: Corporate social responsibility: Is it friend or foe? 01 July 2007
Corporate social responsibility – is it really a positive advantage to business or an imposed liability? Close Invoice Finance sales director David Butler tackles the issue.

Burning issue: Fan of high energy efficiency 01 July 2007
The criteria used during the selection of fans for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning market have moved around in recent years and, for many, high energy efficiency is currently at the top of the wish list, says Les Fish of Ziehl-Abegg

Company Savvy: Jaga: radiating savvy 01 July 2007
JAGA Heating Products' new radiator technology could help heat pump suppliers crack the replacement and refurbishment market.

Displacement ventilation: better air quality, lower cost 01 July 2007
Displacement ventilation works with high heat loads, occupancy levels and levels of contamination. And, says Richard Meskimmon (right), technical manager SP Coils Products, it’s energy efficient too

Energy Efficiency: WSP accepts the challenge of delivering natural ventilation 01 July 2007
DURING the past year or so we have seen a step-change in the retail industry’s attitude to sustainability, with a far greater emphasis on building life cycle costs being taken into consideration, as well as looking more closely at reducing energy usage. It is clear the use of BREEAM in retail schemes has increased the profile/knowledge of sustainability issues.

Energy Efficiency: Heating the swimming pool without the guilt 01 July 2007
Paul Scott, technical director of Heatstar, discusses the social responsibility of building and running a swimming pool and looks at one way of assuaging the guilt.

Multi-site HVAC: Large sites – larger questions! 01 July 2007
Stewart Purchase, managing director of Viessmann UK, explains the Durham Standard and its impact on the future

Multi-site HVAC: ‘You put it where?’ 01 July 2007
Buderus technical liaison officer Pete Mills looks at boiler siting issues for the larger home

Humidification: it’s a gas – and it’s economic too! 01 July 2007
Rik Prowen, operations director at JS Humidifiers, takes a looks at the economy of using gas-fired humidification

Humidification: Humidifiers without steam 01 July 2007
There is no single answer to humidification problems, says Robert Carr, managing director of Carr Marketing, a number of aspects have to be considered in order to achieve the correct solution

F-Gas regulation: F-gas: get up to speed now! 01 July 2007
From this month, new government legislation introduced to reduce emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases (including HFCs) used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment came into force. Here, Simon Keel, from leading air conditioning specialist Daikin UK, explains what installers need to know about F-gas regulation