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- May 2011

Solar Thermal Heating: Optimise to accumulate to unleash solar thermal power 06 May 2011
The Renewable Heat Incentive is likely to create a much bigger market for solar thermal systems, and it's important to optimise the design to ensure that all of the potential benefits are realised.

Solar Thermal Heating: Bright solar opportunities 06 May 2011
The two trade bodies representing solar energy in the UK are in the process of merging their memberships to form a 400 strong Association to champion the industry.

HVAC in Hospitals: Ensuring health facilities are fit for purpose 06 May 2011
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have specific air conditioning and ventilation requirements.

HVAC in Hospitals: Giving PCTs a LIFT 06 May 2011
NHS LIFT (Local Improvement Finance Trust) projects are proving to be a practical and highly cost-effective mechanism for upgrading local health facilities. Service providers find they need a flexible and innovative approach to ensure effective service delivery.

HVAC in Hospitals: Ensuring a clean bill of health 06 May 2011
As the NHS feels the financial squeeze, it has been reported that many hospitals are reducing their cleaning staff and practices to cut costs. Darren Ling explains the importance of cleaning ventilation ductwork to save money and help save lives.

Contractor Focus: Insights, outlooks and in-depth outputs... 06 May 2011
There has been a seismic shift over the last three decades in the way the building services sector conducts its business and Gerry Samuelsson-Brown of research organisation BSRIA has witnessed many of the changes. Ian Vallely discusses her impressive career.

Burning Issue: Libya, wheat and the RHI 06 May 2011
What links the current violent turmoil in the Middle East; the soaring cost of food and a relatively low key move by the UK government? The answer is energy and what happens next is crucial to our industry.

Underfloor Heating: Floating points... 03 May 2011
OK... it's not a typical hvac application, but Thermoboard, Wavin's underfloor heating division, has proved that underfloor heating can be used in virtually any setting, regardless of design, space or floor type.

Underfloor Heating: Ways to reduce your underfloor overheads 03 May 2011
The control solutions chosen for underfloor heating has a big impact on their efficiency, says Laurence Chownsmith.

Air Handling Units: Gain control to turbo-charge AHU efficiency 03 May 2011
Air handlers have become specialised products, but there is really only one thing on everybody's mind; energy efficiency. Linden Shuttleworth explains the points to look out for to get the most energy efficient plant.

Solar Thermal Heating: Tight control is the key to high efficiency 03 May 2011
Installing a sophisticated control system can prove instrumental in unlocking the potential savings offered by a commercial solar thermal installation, as Stefan Gautsch explains.