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- July 2012

It's time for MIS 3005 training to get into gear 16 July 2012
The heat pump installer standard - MIS 3005 - came into effect in March. However, many contractors are still struggling with its requirements, says Chris Davis

The preacher and the profit 16 July 2012
Politicians seeking a recipe for UK economic recovery could do a lot worse than look at the issues confronting ductwork contractors, according to Ductform Ventilation md Stacey Spence

Credit where credit's due 16 July 2012
Weak public sector investment and a paralysing lack of liquidity are devastating the hvac sector, but there are ways to mitigate their impact, according to Paul Callaghan, commercial director of GDL Air Systems. Ian Vallely reports

Fanning the waves of legislative progress 16 July 2012
With legislation driving energy efficiency and carbon reduction, specifying the correct fans now needs far more consideration, says Allan Hurdle

Variability is key to effective air distribution 16 July 2012
Variable air volume fan coil systems have a big impact on effective room air movement, as Andrew Sargent explains

Life begins at 40 for Uponor's PEX pipes 16 July 2012
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Uponor PEX-a pipes. The company claims to be the first in the world to have produced, sold and installed these cross-linked polyethylene products.

New technologies create new revenue opportunities 16 July 2012
The industry has developed a range of new applications for underfloor heating technology and these are likely to open up new revenue streams for contractors, says Tony Harbour

It pays to reduce your overheads... underfloor 16 July 2012
With the growing need to improve the energy efficiency of existing commercial properties, the retrofit market for underfloor heating (UFH) has a bright future, says Mark Millett

Filter tips - selection, servicing and care 16 July 2012
Filters are too often a neglected aspect of building maintenance, says Mark Bamforth

Does your business comply with EN779:2012? 16 July 2012
A new filter standard ratified on 23 March this year has big implications for building services companies, according to Colin Hitch

Is the air filtration kit you specify fit for purpose? 16 July 2012
Ensuring that air filtration equipment is fit for purpose is essential in kitchen ventilation applications, but contractors and their clients also need to consider installation and maintenance issues. Kevin Bristow explains