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- August 2008

Editorial: You can't give no satisfaction 11 August 2008
Several things have come across my desk in the last few days. Along with the proofs of The Leaders and the usual deluge of press releases - don't knock it, Paul, they are your lifeblood - has come an e-mail from BSRIA containing its annual client satisfaction document.

Legal Matters:Are you safely steering your employee car policies? 11 August 2008
A COMPANY car was once an attractive element of a remuneration package for prospective employees.

Contractor Profile: Cool-desk Paul 11 August 2008
Paul Hood, vice president of engineering operations at JPMorgan, makes sure the global bank’s building services are up and running all day, every day. Could this be one of the most stressful jobs in engineering in the UK? Paul Braithwaite asks the questions.

Burning Issue: Time Nears for F-Gas training 11 August 2008
It is more important than ever to show F-gas regulation has been effective - not just in the UK but throughout Europe, writes Mike Nankivell. And training and certification are about to be scrutinised.

Company Profile: Special delivery 11 August 2008
It’s all about getting the product delivery right, says Odourvac director Vance Rowe. But, he tells HVR editor Paul Braithwaite, not everyone in the UK seems to share these high expectations.

Sustainability:Get a tighter grip on energy 11 August 2008
As the UK’s need to cut carbon emissions keeps on gathering momentum – with more government legislation looming on the horizon – HVR looks at the benefits of taking a holistic approach towards energy management

Sustainability: When natural selection works 11 August 2008
Monodraught managing director Professor Terry Payne suggests that natural ventilation offers a real opportunity to help homeowners, businesses and government reduce energy costs and their carbon footprint