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Energy auditing in practice

Energy audits scrutinise your site's energy use to assist in identifying measures for cost and energy savings. They are an essential part of the effective control of energy costs and consequently form an important part of energy management practice. Mark Hobbins explains 
 14 Aug 2013

Accrediting biomass installers in the North

David Wright talks about Schiedel's new renewables training centre 
 14 Aug 2013

Keeping downtime to a minimum with press fit

At the Forest School in Horsham, a boys comprehensive set in 20 acres and teaching over 1000 pupils, the refurbishment of an antiquated heating system by contractor, BSW Building Services, was helped along the way by easy-to-fit and test pipe-fittings from Geberit 
 14 Aug 2013

Bisset focusses on business principles

New B&ES president Bruce Bisset is proud of Galloway Group's status as a modern company with an international customer base that can also draw on a rich local engineering heritage. 
 13 Aug 2013

Fulfilling solutions through knowledge

Products need to be more than innovative and they need to work in the real world, says Martin Lowe, joint managing director of Marflow Hydronics. 
 13 Aug 2013

Putting the strategy into solar

Summer 2013 saw the launch of the Government's first strategy for solar energy in a move which marks the sector's 'coming of age' according to Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker. Mark Elliott explains. 
 13 Aug 2013

EC ruling defeat dispels heat pump and radiator myths

High output, low water content radiators are the perfect emitter for low temperature systems, argues Nick Whitwell, managing director of Quinn Radiators, as he welcomes the defeat of a European proposal to label radiators as unsuitable for use with heat pumps. 
 13 Aug 2013

Traversing the maze of boosting performance

The demand for pressure boosting has grown consistently in recent years as a result of taller buildings, more condensed living, inconsistent site pressure and reduced mains pressure. These factors combined with the need to reduce the plant room size into the smallest possible footprint, has made the selection process much more complex, says Glynn Williams 
 13 Aug 2013

High efficiency pumps and the European Union

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 
 8 Jul 2013

Getting to grips with Gripple

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. 
 8 Jul 2013

Decision on Part L core to future of efficient commercial buildings

The uncertainty still hanging over Part L is sparking outcries throughout much of the construction industry, says Jerry Studden
 
 8 Jul 2013

Heating up the commercial market

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 
 8 Jul 2013

Wet or electric, the choice is yours

Steven Rooney explains why underfloor heating is more versatile than people might think 
 8 Jul 2013

Cassette solutions for commercial application

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. 
 8 Jul 2013

Concrete provides sound solutions

Mike Lamb looks at precast panels and their application in underfloor heating 
 8 Jul 2013

Time for some forward thinking

Stephen Payne looks at future-proofing integrated control systems 
 8 Jul 2013

The carbon/clean balancing act

Jermaine Calver discusses how to achieve air quality without costing the earth and explains how Eurovent certification can help. 
 8 Jul 2013

Standards support health and hygiene in filters

Craig Chapman explores the impact of the new EN779:2012 standards and Eurovent 4/11 passive energy ratings on filter products 
 8 Jul 2013

Maintaining equipment with air intake filters

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 
 8 Jul 2013

Driving efficiency: evolution of the fan coil

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 
 8 Jul 2013
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