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- January 2013

Full steam ahead for gas 03 January 2013
With rolling blackouts predicted for UK cities in just two years time, we are running out of energy options fast, says Lochinvar managing director David Pepper

It pays to control your training environment 03 January 2013
Training has a critical role to play in enlightened building services companies, says Tim Scarlett

Signposts along the road to sustainability 03 January 2013
There are plenty of opportunities to encourage businesses to take action and reduce their energy consumption and therefore increase their sustainability by investing in energy efficient HVAC&R solutions, according to Des Franklin

Warning over scope of the new fan regulations 03 January 2013
When it comes to the formulation of fan regulations, burying our heads in the sand is simply not an option, says Geoff Lockwood

Building maintenance just got simpler... 03 January 2013
M&E contractors are being challenged more than ever by the need to cut costs and the building and engineering services sector is under increasing pressure to create optimum maintenance regimes that prevent the under or over-maintaining of assets. Andrew Green explains how the development of the SFG20 technical standards web service supports the need for change

Temperature control by humidification 03 January 2013
Humidity control can control more than just humidity, says John Barker

Distance learning... 03 January 2013
Specifying the correct absorption distance for a humidifier is essential if wet and dripping ductwork is to be avoided as Andie Chessun explains

Cutting the cost of humidification 03 January 2013
There are several options for reducing humidifier operating costs while maintaining control. David Marshall-George explains

What drives choice over pipe materials? 03 January 2013
Cost still reigns supreme as the main determining factor in the specification of piping systems. However, it isn't just the cost of the material itself, but the cost of the overall installation that needs to be calculated. Chris Ricketts explains how value engineering is shaping trends in piping sales and how money is being saved onsite

Maintaining healthy pipes 03 January 2013
Preventing Legionella infections in building services systems - including pipework systems - is a top health and safety priority. Des Dolan discusses how

Make sure you perform a delicate balancing act 03 January 2013
Effective circuit balancing is a key to improving HVAC system operation and control and maximising efficiencies, according to David L. Hudson

Whose job is it to be efficient? 03 January 2013
With such a great emphasis on energy efficiency in the industry today, change has become inevitable. Changes are being seen in the way products are being made, how they work, the results they produce and how they are managed. Does this mean that what we once all knew and felt comfortable with now can't work anymore as it isn't sustainable enough? And, if so, how are users going to keep up with all these rapid changes? Martin Lowe discusses

Wireless sensors offer sustainable control 03 January 2013
Innovation in wireless sensor technology boosts sustainability, helps create a more efficient control system and saves installation time and cost, says Alan Braybrook