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- April 2014

Cutting carbon in the classroom 02 April 2014
Lisa Gingell explains why proactive energy management is just as important in the school environment as the office and highlights why interactive energy management dashboards are great for giving schools an energy boost and ideal for showing children how they can cut carbon

Water treatment - targeting the cause not the symptom 02 April 2014
Advancements in heating and cooling technologies have pushed the importance of water conditioning solutions up the agenda, but there's still much more that can be done to maximise efficiency and improve the whole life cost of a commercial system. Here, Martin Wilkinson of Spirotech UK, explains why

District heating puts communities in control 02 April 2014
The Department of Energy and Climate Change's latest initiative, the Community Energy Strategy, is a sign of recognition of the significant role district heating systems can play in the UK, says Chris Davies of Kensa Heat Pumps

The real appeal of renewable heating 02 April 2014
Cliff Arnold explains what is needed to achieve a profitable renewable heating system with Energy Flex and ground source heat pumps

The natural way to adapt to climate change 02 April 2014
Using smoke ventilation systems for natural ventilation has been highlighted as a key strategy for helping commercial sites adapt to climate change, explains Rob Davies

Dorset innovator inspired by German lessons 01 April 2014
AP Chant founder Ashley Chant's experience as a young heating engineer in Germany meant he was quick to spot the potential of renewables

Lessons in retrofit lead to energy efficiency 01 April 2014
There can be a temptation to underestimate the returns offered by retrofit technologies on energy efficiency investments, warns Chris Meir, of Remeha Commercial. In fact, adopting the appropriate measures could save schools up to £21,500 a year

Good ventilation for today's airtight schools 01 April 2014
Mark Quigley discusses the importance of good ventilation in educational buildings

Clean air boosts learning 01 April 2014
Phil Marris looks at the importance of maintaining good Indoor Air Quality within schools and what to consider in a ventilation system

Heat transfer fluids - the little things count 01 April 2014
Andrew Murray examines the importance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the school environment and the benefits of carefully selecting heat transfer fluids to ensure the lifespan and reliability of systems