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- July 2013

High efficiency pumps and the European Union 08 July 2013

In order to meet the European Union's plans for carbon reduction, the total energy consumption of all circulating pumps used for heating must be halved by 2020. Christian Engelke explains the new ErP directive for high efficiency pumps

Getting to grips with Gripple 08 July 2013
Frazer Belafonte, UK industrial sales manager of Gripple, is worried that many contractors do not yet understand BIM, when they need to be on board with it by 2016.

Decision on Part L core to future of efficient commercial buildings 08 July 2013
The uncertainty still hanging over Part L is sparking outcries throughout much of the construction industry, says Jerry Studden

Heating up the commercial market 08 July 2013
Over the past five years or so, underfloor heating has increased in popularity within the domestic market and is now becoming recognised as a superior heat emitter for commercial properties too. However, in order to maximise the potential of a commercial underfloor heating system, there are a few common pitfalls that need to be avoided. Neil Young explains more

Wet or electric, the choice is yours 08 July 2013
Steven Rooney explains why underfloor heating is more versatile than people might think

Cassette solutions for commercial application 08 July 2013
When specifying underfloor heating in commercial projects it is important to use a specialist design-and-supply company with sufficient expertise in commercial applications, that can offer dedicated floor cassette solutions. Gareth Yoxall explains.

Concrete provides sound solutions 08 July 2013
Mike Lamb looks at precast panels and their application in underfloor heating

Time for some forward thinking 08 July 2013
Stephen Payne looks at future-proofing integrated control systems

The carbon/clean balancing act 08 July 2013
Jermaine Calver discusses how to achieve air quality without costing the earth and explains how Eurovent certification can help.

Standards support health and hygiene in filters 08 July 2013
Craig Chapman explores the impact of the new EN779:2012 standards and Eurovent 4/11 passive energy ratings on filter products

Maintaining equipment with air intake filters 08 July 2013
Prevention is better than cure, or in industrial maintenance terms, condition monitoring is more effective than failure maintenance. RAB Specialist Engineers has over 30 years' experience in the air-handling industry, and Richard Betts offers some practical advice on how to maintain costly HVAC equipment while reducing expensive maintenance schedules, simply by fitting air intake filter screens

Driving efficiency: evolution of the fan coil 08 July 2013
Statistics from BSRIA show that the fan coil is still the most popular type of air conditioning terminal unit - but how has a product that has been around since the 1970s withstood competition from more modern products? Andrew Saxon tells us more

Maintenance-led fan coil upgrades 08 July 2013
Improving energy efficiency doesn't need to be painful if it's done incrementally, says Helen McHugh