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- October 2010

Burning Issue: MCS - are we selling the customers short? 18 October 2010
The reason behind the introduction of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) was to establish a standard requirement for domestic low and zero carbon (LZC) systems. But, despite these good intentions, the scheme as it stands neglects the testing criteria and heat loss measurement of LZC cylinders sold in the UK, so are we selling our customers and the environment short? Spencer Clark, sales and marketing director of Heatrae Sadia, discusses the limitations of the MCS scheme and how improvements could boost its effectiveness.

Chillers: Chilling efficiency 15 October 2010
As building operators gear up to achieve ongoing energy efficiency improvements they will need to take both short and long term measures. Dean Ward of Walter Meier (Climate UK) explains how this strategy can be applied to chillers.

Commercial Heating: Taking part in L2B 15 October 2010
The latest amendments to the UK Building Regulations Part L came into force on October 1, but what does that mean for you and your business? Richard Evans, sales director at Buderus, reviews the new elements of Part L2B covering non-domestic buildings.

Commercial Heating: Well pressed jointing puts safety first 15 October 2010
Flame-free jointing for pipework is fast gaining in popularity because it is faster to install, more precise in terms of fitting and offers clear health and safety advantages, according to Simon Spridgeon, product manager for piping systems at Geberit.

Commercial Heating: Burners can be energy efficient 15 October 2010
Modern burners can play a crucial part in reducing carbon emissions. Mike Baker, business unit director for Nu-way, the burner division for Enertech, looks at the developments that have led to the latest generation of burners.

Company Profile: Viconics - remember the name, you will hear it again 15 October 2010
For the present, Simon Ward is the only employee of Viconics UK, the offshoot of a Canadian company which makes zone controllers. It's his job to build up the firm in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Tough job: yes, but he is already relishing the challenge. Paul Braithwaite reports.

Contractor Profile: Ductwork business goes nuclear 15 October 2010
For specialist contractors struggling with tough economic conditions, the nuclear energy sector stands out as a major source of potential work. However, as one leading specialist explains, it is not for everyone.

Heat Pumps: Water source Versatemps - the next generation 14 October 2010
Clivet UK has developed a new generation of Versatemp wall-mounted water source heat pumps.

Heat Pumps: Combining heat pumps with energy efficient heat emitters 14 October 2010
Situl Mistry, product manager of SPC's heat pumps and renewables division, discusses the evolution of high temperature air source heat pumps for use with energy efficient heat emitters.

Ventilation: Breathing life into buildings and pods 14 October 2010
Jon Hill, technical manager of Polypipe Ventilation, examines pod ventilation systems.

Ventilation: Airtight heat recovery 14 October 2010
Derek Guy, general manager of Itho Ventilation UK, offers some solutions as to how the increasingly challenging targets set by the government can be met using continuous ventilation.

Humidification: Star Refrigeration shows off new chiller at Chilventa 14 October 2010
Star Refrigeration's stand at Chillventa will include a number of innovative chillers and heat pumps.

Chillers: Integrated free-cooling systems help cut costs 14 October 2010
Airedale sales director Paul Oliver looks at how integrated free-cooling systems can assist data centre heat management by reducing operating costs.

Heat Pumps: Air source v ground source 13 October 2010
Colin Pavey, sales manager for CTC, the renewables division for Enertech, offers a guide to both ground source and air source heat pumps to assist with making an informed choice on which technology to select.