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- March 2008

Company Profile: Bonny, bouncing Buderus! 04 March 2008
Last year, Buderus launched into the UK. One year on and Paul Braithwaite visited the new dedicated training unit in Worcester to see the boilers working and to find out from Richard Evans, director of sales, what the company has been doing in its first year and why this investment will drive it forward for the next.

Burning Issue: Pipes of peace of mind 01 March 2008
Rex Ingram, chairman of UHMA, the Underfloor Heating Manufacturers Association, says once underfloor heating is in place any mistakes are costly to rectify so it is necessary to have the right pipes for the job.

Biomass: a greener future for the industry 01 March 2008
With the advent of Part L 2006 of The Building Regulations, renewable energy technologies, such as biomass boilers have become an integral part of almost every new building. Stephen Laws, technical director at Clyde Energy Solutions, considers the issues surrounding the specification of biomass boilers for heating and hot water in commercial applications.

US buildings face major energy cuts 01 March 2008
Tim Dwyer, head of the Department of Engineering Systems at London South Bank University, was elected to the board of ASHRAE as director-at-large, representing the large overseas membership. ASHRAE, which was founded in 1894, is an international technical body with 55,000 members. It states its mission as: "Advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education."

Intelligence avoids the unnecessary cycle of waste 01 March 2008
As heating demand reduces during warmer periods, boilers become oversized and begin cycling, which leads to an increase in energy use and carbon emission. Tony.Wills (right) from Sabien Technology explains

Safe and efficient heating needed 01 March 2008
Tony Constable, sales and marketing manager of Autron Products which makes LST radiators, discusses the challenges facing the commercial-heating sector

Shaping up by condensing and downsizing 01 March 2008
Bring on the new generation of compact, lightweight, commercial condensing boilers, shouts Yan Evans (below), technical director, Andrews Water Heaters and Potterton Commercial

Four-way solution to maximise energy efficiency 01 March 2008
As high efficiency and low emissions continue their rise up everyone's agenda, Stokvis sales director Paul Sands flags up effective ways to more than meet the ever-more strident demands for sustainability

Control needed for public sector 01 March 2008
Stefan Gautsch, design engineer for Buderus, comments on a high-efficiency boiler solution where energy efficiency and flexibility were the key requirements for a new heating installation

Cooking with gas as long as it is LPG 01 March 2008
Bulk market manager Laura Luty of Calor explains the benefits of using LPG in commercial buildings

Commercial boilers: penny wise? 01 March 2008
High-tech, more energy-efficient boilers can be seen as a confusing or expensive choice. But this can be a short-sighted and costly viewpoint, as Viessmann's Stewart Purchase tells HVR

Ask the right questions and make the savings 01 March 2008
Specifiers of commercial boilers do not have it easy. There are too many choices as Tajinder Heet (right), managing director of Wellman Robey explains.

The low-carbon approach to ventilation 01 March 2008
Knowledge is the key to success if contractors are to take advantage of new opportunities in energy-efficient systems, argues Nygel Humphrey, marketing manager, commercial, at Vent-Axia

Passivent actively saves energy 01 March 2008
A method of controlling natural air movement to ventilate buildings has been officially recognised as energy-saving and is therefore eligible for the government's Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme

Masters of our own destiny 01 March 2008
Ductwork firms must become more influential members of the supply chain, says Barry Pollard, (below), chairman of the HVCA's Ductwork Group

Toshiba challenges status quo 01 March 2008
Using an unusual compression technology gives Toshiba's latest range of VRF air conditioning systems a number of advantages, says Neil Hitching, UK projects manager Toshiba Air Conditioning

Sanyo seize the light 01 March 2008
As oil prices hit new heights, it is not only climate change driving the need to develop viable energy sources. Graham Wright explains how the Gaia principle is leading his company

On the job with CRS 01 March 2008
Many maintenance-dependent industries and organisations rely on hvac rental equipment. HVR spoke to Marc White from CRS to find out what the company has been doing since its acquisition of the Longville Group

Comfort is key to bringing customers back to stores 01 March 2008
Pressure from the retail sector will challenge the air conditioning industry to push energy and cost efficiency to new highs, says Paul Taylor, Panasonic's european technical manager, air conditioning products

Beam market goes through roof 01 March 2008
The multi-service chilled beam (MSCB) market has doubled in size in less than four years. Head of communications at Trox, Terry Farthing looks into some of the reasons behind this growth and popularity of this relatively new system

Where space is the final frontier 01 March 2008
Mike Briskman of LG Air Conditioning discusses the pitfalls of ventilation when the only place for the condenser to be sited is in a confined space

Contractor Profile: For the love of sustainability 01 March 2008
Ant Wilson, head of sustainable development at Faber Maunsell, tells HVR editor Paul Braithwaite why he loves his job so much