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- June 2010

Residential Heating: How to solve the back boiler conundrum 09 June 2010
With a significant volume of social housing stock still to reach Decent Homes standard, Simon Osborne, specification channel manager at Baxi, explains how the next generation of high efficiency back boilers offers a solution for some hard-to-treat properties.

Burning Issue: New government should focus on compliance 09 June 2010
The previous government's failure to enforce its own environmental legislation was hugely damaging to the building services industry and its clients, says HVCA president Graham Manly.

Consultant Profile: Shaping the future by degrees 09 June 2010
World travel and a high media profile goes with the territory for the holder of the CIBSE/ASHRAE Graduate of the Year award as Ewen Rose reports.

Legal Matters: The watercooler test of new legislation 09 June 2010
Fergal Dowling, head of employment law at national law firm Irwin Mitchell, discussesThe Equality Bill and the legal framework which is now in place to facilitate the eradication of discrimination.

Ant Wilson: Have you heard the one about the English... 09 June 2010
Welsh... Scots... and Irish regulations. Ant Wilson warns designers who work on projects all over the country that the rules are different and that they should always check with the appropriate building control body.

Company Profile: M2G savings deliver for Sabien Technology 01 June 2010
Environmental legislation has certainly given a boost to energy-saving technologies but these still have to be delivered within a commercially viable framework. HVR spoke to Alan O'Brien, founder and CEO of Sabien Technology, to see how the company has addressed these requirements.

Chillers: Real-time energy efficiency could cut costs for older chillers 01 June 2010
Trevor Dann, operations director of The ThermoGroup, offers end-users of older chillers monitoring with potential savings which could become apparent in just a few weeks.

Fans: Quiet!... it's the TD Silent fan 01 June 2010
The TD ventilation range of fans has been used by customers worldwide to provide ventilation solutions for the last 20 years.

Air Conditioning World: Active chilled beams cut energy use by 20% in university laboratory 01 June 2010
An active chilled beam cooling system is to play a key role in delivering an expected 20 per cent reduction in cooling and ventilation energy consumption at the new Genomic Science Building at the University of North Carolina.

Air Conditioning World: Target - data centre PUE 01 June 2010
Airedale regional manager Stuart Kay examines how integrated, high efficiency cooling solutions can reduce the data centre PUE.

Fans: Pressures on the fan that helps save lives 01 June 2010
Until recently a pressurised means to control fire smoke in medium rise residential buildings was considered too expensive, but an integrated fan design solution has been produced expressly to protect lives in the event of fire.

Fans: Continuous ventilation 01 June 2010
Lee Nurse, marketing manager at Vent-Axia, explains how continuous decentralised ventilation can be retrofitted to help homes meet efficiency and carbon reduction targets.

Residential Heating: Delivering heat when and where it is needed 01 June 2010
David Garrity, managing director of Heat Electric, looks at the crucial role social housing has to play within the new government strategy for household energy management.

Residential Heating: Grant funding boosts demand for installers 01 June 2010
Gillian Allder, director, Grant Aided Heating Installers Network, discusses how government's recent announcement of increased funding for heating and insulation is set to boost the demand of professional heating installers in the domestic market and this, in turn, will incease sales of renewables like solar PV and heat pumps as well as gas central heating.