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- August 2011

Training: Don't be left behind in the race to go green 08 August 2011
The low carbon revolution promises to be a bright spot as the industry pulls itself out of recession. Contractors need to make sure that their employees have the right skills to go green, says Mark Northcott.

Training: Opportunities knock in renewables sector 08 August 2011
Taking the appropriate steps to upskill is crucial to the long-term success of the building services engineering sector. Cathryn Hickey explains why.

Water Treatment: Suitable case for treatment 08 August 2011
Chemical water treatment ensures any heating system is fully protected and working to optimum efficiency. Dr Neil Watson explains why this is critical to system longevity and performance.

Water Treatment: Soft approach pays efficiency dividends 08 August 2011
Water softening systems can increase the energy efficiency and longevity of heating and hot water services in commercial buildings. John Bisset explains.

Water Treatment: Treatment optimises pump performance 08 August 2011
Effective water treatment and the development of hydronic stability are vital to the performance of circulating pumps, says Martin Wilkinson.

Pumps & Drives: Taking an economy drive 08 August 2011
There is a straightforward way for businesses to cut their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. AC variable speed drives are the key, as Stephen Takhar explains.

Pumps & Drives: Pump action 08 August 2011
When an energy saving project is implemented and calculated, energy savings are realised, and everyone is happy. But how do we know that the new installation represents the best available? Frank Griffith explains.

Pumps & Drives: Pain free conversion 08 August 2011
Variable speed pumps offer several benefits and their installation is not as difficult as you may think, says Wayne Rose.

Sustainability: The fastest route to a sustainble future 08 August 2011
Controlling consumption of our valuable resources is key to true sustainability. Colin Pavey gives an overview of where we've come from, where we're heading and how high efficiency, low energy usage can take us to the next level of sustainability.

Sustainability: Switch off rising costs with a wireless solution 08 August 2011
Switch on to wireless energy management and switch off rising HVAC costs, says Ivan McKeever.

Company Focus: A cost-effective way to navigate the green road 08 August 2011
To make a lasting positive impact on climate change, we need to think more radically about how we design and specify heating equipment. In part, that involves accurately measuring how green the equipment really is, says Remeha Commercial's boss Mark Northcott. Ian Vallely reports.

Contractor Focus: Green light for growth 08 August 2011
Energy services companies offer an alternative to traditional contracting. Andrew Brister talks to Anesco CEO Adrian Pike to see how it's done.

Burning Issue: You can play a big part in carbon reduction 08 August 2011
The Committee on Climate Change's third annual progress report to Parliament called for a 'significant acceleration' in the pace of emissions reductions. Mark Krull urges heating and ventilating contractors to consider the contribution they could make to this important aim.