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Maintenance-led fan coil upgrades

Improving energy efficiency doesn't need to be painful if it's done incrementally, says Helen McHugh

 
 8 Jul 2013

It's time to choose to do the right thing

Kevin Munson, managing director of Ruskin Air Management, is continually disappointed with people who choose to do something badly because they think they will save money 
 24 Jun 2013

Take total control to tackle fuel poverty effectively

As social housing makes increasing use of CHP and district heating to address rising energy costs and associated fuel poverty, it's important to take effective control at all levels. Beata Blachut and Silas Flytkjaer explain 
 24 Jun 2013

Wake up to solar overheating threat

Dealing with overheating issues will become increasingly urgent as the solar heating market grows this year, says Steve Addis 
 24 Jun 2013

District heating - the pathway to local efficiency

District heating schemes were once a popular choice for local authorities looking to meet the heating and hot water requirements of large scale housing developments and high rise apartment blocks from the 1950s through to the 1970s. Now, they appear to be making a comeback. Geoff Hobbs explains the role of modern-day centralised energy centres 
 24 Jun 2013

Community heating - the future is already here

The future of residential controls in commercial buildings is very exciting and has great potential for growth in the building controls industry, according to Ash Goyal 
 24 Jun 2013

A cast iron case for more traditional boilers

Cast iron boilers shouldn't be overlooked when considering replacing or upgrading commercial and industrial heating and hot water systems, says Pete Mills 
 24 Jun 2013

Crystal ball gazing - the future of AC kit explored

The AC industry will need to respond quickly to maximise business opportunities and ensure we deliver on the demands from our customers to meet the ever changing improvements in building designs, says Graham Wright  
 24 Jun 2013

Refrigerants debate hots up

Recent activity suggests that air conditioning may have a flammable future. Neil Everitt investigates 
 24 Jun 2013

The cold facts about refrigerants in chillers

The refrigerant used in any particular chiller application must be the subject of careful consideration because there is no silver bullet. The decision on which direction to take will depend on a range of criteria and the relative weighting given to each by those making the assessment. One size does not fit all, says David Blackhurst
 
 24 Jun 2013

Why HFO refrigerants are the future for chillers

Based on the evidence he has seen to date, Ken Strong believes that HFOs will become the new mainstream refrigerants of choice for chillers in the next few years 
 24 Jun 2013

Solution to a heavyweight structural dilemma

With increasing energy bills forcing companies to keep a tight rein on costs m&e contractors are increasingly being asked to upgrade roof-based chiller plant. However, as Dan Rushton discovers, this task presents a host of challenges 
 24 Jun 2013

Dealing with fume discharge at low levels

The current guidance on low-level discharge of commercial room sealed gas condensing appliances deserves serious consideration, according to Jason Lee 
 24 Jun 2013

Integrate to accumulate in solar applications

Effective integration of solar technology in commercial installations can pay real dividends and result in a significantly improved installation, according to Steve Cooper 
 14 May 2013

Building on the BIM buzz

With the designs of commercial buildings becoming more complex and the integration of different services key to a successful project, Dene Kent discusses the importance of adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) sooner rather than later 
 14 May 2013

Bespoke design doesn't have to be expensive

By pioneering parametric design and linking CAD systems to factory machinery, manufacturers can ensure repeatable and consistent quality with every component - totally bespoke units, without the tailored price tag, says Alun Thomas 
 14 May 2013

TROX offers one-stop shop facility

TROX has formally launched its X-CUBE air handling unit range, which, it says, heralds its arrival "as the only company in its sector capable of supplying, from a single source, virtually all components required for installing a complete air conditioning system". 
 14 May 2013

Multiple fan arrangement offers an array of benefits

Using multiple fans has advanced air handler technology. Joe Wieckoswki explains the technology and outlines its benefits 
 14 May 2013

Victaulic ensures Calais hospital piping installed in record time

A new £142 million (€167 million) hospital in Calais, France will house a maternity ward and operating theatre. It has a capacity for 450 additional beds and provides its patients with the latest in high-tech facilities. 
 14 May 2013

Developer highlights advantages of heat pumps for care homes

A Yorkshire care home provider is said to be reaping the benefits of renewable energy and savings on its energy bills after specifying heat pumps from Danfoss for six Ideal Care Homes across the North and Midlands. 
 14 May 2013
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