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- September 2011

Boilers: Heat is on as boilers face a growing green wave 05 September 2011
How is the tried and tested gas-fired boiler faring against the green wave of renewables? Andrew Brister says don’t write off this humble servant just yet.

Air Conditioning World: Take control to meet demands of the law 05 September 2011
Today’s climate control systems are highly energy efficient, so the debate has grown to cover how we should cut usage as well as increase energy efficiency, says Scott McGavin.

Air Conditioning World: Sector set to go from strength to strength 05 September 2011
On the whole, 2010 was a year of recovery for the entire hvacr industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions (EMEA) and this trend is set to continue in 2011, according to the latest report from Eurovent Market Intelligence.

Fan Coil Units: Fan coils take on the mighty chilled beam 05 September 2011
Fan coil unit prices are much lower than chilled beams, meaning that they offer the most competitive solution, according to Andrew Sargent.

CHP: European fuel cell R&D centre opens its doors 05 September 2011
The ‘Panasonic Fuel Cell Development Office Europe’ in Langen, Germany will focus on developing fuel cells for the European market. The company has high hopes for the technology

CHP: CHPing away at excessive energy consumption 05 September 2011
The efficiency of CHP-based district energy schemes can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. Simon Woodward explains

CHP: Central arguments for higher efficiency 05 September 2011
Decentralised heating plant was once the order of the day, but it is increasingly common to create centralised energy centres using a variety of heat sources. Geoff Lord explains

Air Movement: OEM controls achieve optimal performance 05 September 2011
Original equipment manufacturers can offer local control of ventilation equipment while, at the same time, helping meet building management system requirements, says Kevin Feeney.

Air movement: Weatherite strikes three-year framework deal with Aston Uni 05 September 2011
Weatherite Building Services (WBS) has acquired a three-year framework agreement with a possible year extension at Aston University, Birmingham, covering all aspects of mechanical and electrical work.

Air movement: Best practice damper installation explained 05 September 2011
DW/145 – the new Guide to Good Practice for the Installation of Fire and Smoke Dampers – addresses the practicalities of damper system design and installation. Peter Rogers reports.

Air movement: Demand-based ventilation boosts learning experience 05 September 2011
Innovation in demand-based energy recovery ventilation systems will continue to create opportunities for consultants and contractors in the education sector, argues David Cook.

Company Focus: Momentous changes are in the pipeline 05 September 2011
Aftershocks from the worst economic meltdown in 80 years continue to reverberate around the hvac industry. Mark Larden, md of Geberit, explains the implications as he sees them to Ian Vallely

Contractor Focus: Playing our part in scaling the mountain of debt 05 September 2011
There is no end in sight to the recession and this is of real concern to many leading industry thinkers, not least Bob Shelley, senior project manager at Argent FM and newly installed president of the HVCA. Ian Vallely reports

Burning Issue: It pays to play the solar panel game properly 05 September 2011
Solar photovoltaic systems have a great deal to offer the canny investor, says Mark McManus