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- September 2012

Demand grows for high efficiency HVAC kit 10 September 2012
Suppliers that can provide a financing solution alongside their products will find themselves in a more competitive position because of customers' increasing expectation of a complete turnkey solution, according to Myles McCarthy

The best Olympic legacy would be better projects 10 September 2012
Building engineering firms could be the real winners from London 2012, says Paul Hardy

Navigating choppy waters demands clear R&D focus 10 September 2012
Examining the market trends that impact building services contractors and consultants is BSRIA's stock in trade. Hardly surprising, therefore, that chief executive Andrew Eastwell has powerfully-held and well-informed views about the industry's future. He shared some of them with Ian Vallely

'Business as usual' is no longer a workable option 10 September 2012
Nobody is immune from the effects of a grinding recession that started in 2008 and shows little sign of relenting. So what is the HVAC sector's reaction to this depressing state of affairs? Some companies take a cautious, not to say, negative line while others act positively. As Ian Vallely reports, ventilation equipment supplier VES favours the second approach

A modular approach to commissioning 10 September 2012
There are significant benefits to be gained from incorporating commissioning modules into a fan coil system. Lars Fabricius explains how to exploit them

Where do fan coils go from here... again! 10 September 2012
Change is happening faster in the fan coil sector now than ever before, according to Peter Lowther. Here, he outlines the main developments and their impact on the sector

A modular approach to CHP provision 10 September 2012
In achieving maximum performance from a CHP installation it can pay to use a highly responsive modular approach that also takes advantage of the latest technologies. Beata Blachut explains

Getting the most from CHP 10 September 2012
The environmental and cost benefits derived from combined heat and power (CHP) are dependent on operation and maintenance contracts going beyond just ensuring reliability, suggests Colin Porter

The RHI omission 'is distorting the market' 10 September 2012
The Government must move quickly to put right the serious market distortion caused by leaving air source heat pumps out of the Renewable Heat Incentive, says Scott Gleed

Get your customers ready for winter 10 September 2012
We need to take every opportunity to remind customers and potential customers that air conditioning is not just for hot weather but for all year round, warns Martyn Ives

Emission impossible? The cost of cutting carbon 10 September 2012
Tough economic times and changes in legislation can lead to unnecessary confusion over the best route forward when selecting and reviewing air conditioning systems. This is especially so when air conditioning units for commercial use are under consideration. There are, however, many ways in which efficiency targets can be met and money can be saved, says Des Franklin

It pays to act naturally on the ventilation front 10 September 2012
Natural ventilation systems can reduce energy wastage in commercial applications, but only if they are specified correctly and installed properly, says Laura Callaghan