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Winning the panel game

Warmaflor favours precast panels and, here, explains their use in underfloor heating applications 
 13 May 2013

Shedding light on heat from the sun

Edward Blake Thomas exposes some of the myths within the solar thermal sector 
 13 May 2013

Why it makes sense to avoid trouble in store

Solar thermal hot water can be used effectively within the food industry, as Paul Sands explains 
 13 May 2013

Exploring the solar system

Whether brought about by obligation under CRC, by financial incentive through RHI or by prompting DECs and EPCs, businesses are actively reducing their carbon emissions and improving energy efficiency. 
 13 May 2013

How training can help to support the market

Effective and accessible training for both contractors and clients is, and will remain, essential to good business practice, according to Marc Diaz 
 17 Apr 2013

Commercial opportunities boost heat pump sector

Heat pumps bring significant benefits to the commercial buildings sector, says Mike Nankivell 
 17 Apr 2013

Top system performance needs a holistic approach

A new British Standard and BSRIA recommendations on water quality management emphasise the value of a long-term strategy to water treatment, says Martin Wilkinson 
 17 Apr 2013

Winning in the hot water generation game

The objectives of new water heating regulations are clear. The use of non-condensing water heating equipment is expected to be eliminated from 2015, says Jeff House 
 17 Apr 2013

It pays to test the waters

Analysing and validating water quality in commercial heating systems is crucial to ensuring their performance and efficiency and Sentinel Commercial says its new service, System Check, is doing this easily and cost-effectively. A testing and reporting service delivered via post and email, System Check enables installers, contractors and system operators to carry out water analysis directly, saving significant time and money. 
 17 Apr 2013

It makes sense to separate to accumulate

What are the true benefits of separating heating and hot water systems, and how does the use of direct or indirect fired units compare? Kevin Potter has the answers 
 17 Apr 2013

A textbook case of using zoned AHUs

Maintaining good indoor air quality in classrooms without wasting energy can be a major challenge. Lars Fabricius explains why zone-specific, decentralised air handling units with heat recovery offer a useful way forward 
 17 Apr 2013

Pre-packaged biomass cuts costs and time

Wood biomass could save thousands on heating bills, but a replacement may mean downtime. Euroheat has a solution - wood heating supplied ready-to-fit in a prefabricated box 
 17 Apr 2013

A first-class solution to school heating needs

The Government's Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP), brings opportunities for HVAC contractors. However, they also face boiler replacement challenges, says Eleanor Fox 
 17 Apr 2013

UFH - leaner and greener

Underfloor heating can help provide the Priority School Building Programme with much needed certainty over long-term energy and cost saving, according to Mike Lamb 
 17 Apr 2013

Top form ventilation

On-demand ventilation, coupled with high efficiency energy recovery successfully manages air quality as well as reducing a school's carbon footprint and energy costs, says David Cook 
 17 Apr 2013

Why wood is good

With biomass proving an increasingly popular choice for educational establishments, Mark Northcott shares one forward-thinking Council's route to low carbon heating 
 17 Apr 2013

Winds of change blowing through ventilation sector

While the year may still be relatively young, Steve Mongan is looking ahead to the future and how regulations planned for 2018 are already shaping the ventilation industry 
 17 Apr 2013

Is it time to go with the mixed flow?

Selecting the most appropriate fan for a project requires a number of factors to be taken into account. Mixed flow in-line fans are a case in point, says Alasdair Howie 
 17 Apr 2013

Ecodesign requirement for fans - is it working?

Is the Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive actually achieving what it was set up to do? Geoff Lockwood has an answer 
 17 Apr 2013

It pays to maintain a healthy balance

Indoor air quality has risen up the environmental agenda as buildings have become more airtight. Alan Macklin examines the implications 
 17 Apr 2013
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