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- September 2013

Take the simple steps to save more energy 10 September 2013
The simple heating solution that will keep capital investment costs low and minimise disruption in many commercial and public buildings is to upgrade to new, modern and more efficient boilers, argues Eleanor Fox

Life in the day: On the road with a service technician 10 September 2013
Being a service technician for a heating manufacturer might not sound glamorous, but it has taken Lochinvar's Louis Stratford to Ghana and Mauritius as well as all parts of the UK and Ireland. You can keep your desk jobs as far as he is concerned

Calm heads must prevail in a heated debate 10 September 2013
The threats and opportunities facing the heating sector are many and varied, but Geoff Hobbs, business development director at Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating, has a clear view of how to tackle them

Ramping up the burner's performance 10 September 2013
Control features on some modern pressure jet burners will help to optimise energy efficiency and minimise emissions. Bernard Dawson explains how to exploit them

Take the efficiency route 10 September 2013
Adopting energy-efficient measures is the cost-effective approach to rapid energy, carbon and financial savings, says Chris Meir

Control is key to efficiency 10 September 2013
New research carried out for the BEAMA controls group, TACMA, shows that the installation of effective temperature controls on residential heating systems has a far more significant effect on minimising energy use than previously predicted. These have significant implications for controls used in the commercial sector in applications such as sheltered accommodation and care homes

AHUs move into the sustainability spotlight 10 September 2013
Air handling units are helping to pave the way to outstanding BREEAM ratings, according to Amanda Sayers

Planning for recovery in ventilation systems 10 September 2013
It is now standard practice to include heat recovery in ventilation systems and the choice of heat exchanger can have a major impact on other aspects of the system. Alasdair Howie explains

CHP just keeps on running 10 September 2013
The small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) market has been setting the pace in the energy saving challenge for the past few years and that is clearly set to continue, says David Shaw

See the bigger picture for tight climate control 10 September 2013
Technological advances have revolutionised VRV/VRF capabilities and how these highly energy efficient systems are suitable for more applications than ever before, says Martin Passingham

Taking control of humidity in buildings 10 September 2013
Humidity control is increasingly important, so building services engineers have the challenge of delivering it within building performance and lifecycle cost criteria. John Barker considers the options