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Ductwork deserves closer attention

Malcolm Moss, explains why ductwork needs close attention at every stage of its lifetime in order to provide a safe, healthy and energy efficient indoor environment 
 3 Mar 2014

The benefits of EPIV valves explained

Having just got used to PICC valves, the market is now faced with EPIVs - so what's an EPIV? Peter Lowther explains 
 3 Mar 2014

Industry's role in cutting emissions

With the economy still in a fragile state of recovery, how can the HVAC industry make a difference? Martin Fahey explains how adopting a lean, mean and green approach can help grow your business and save customers money 
 27 Feb 2014

Waste not, want not through demand controlled ventilation

Improving ventilation control enhances building performance and staff productivity, while reducing fuel bills and carbon emissions. David Cook, explains how demand control ventilation saves energy and reduces carbon while providing the comfort staff require 
 27 Feb 2014

Fitting advice helps optimise heat pump performance

Specifying, designing and installing heat pump systems presents building services engineers with several challenges, but how are they best met? Bob Towse, Head of Technical and Safety at B&ES, has an answer 
 13 Feb 2014

Traditional values see Albion through 20 years

Commitment to its distributors has been at the heart of Albion's business model since opening its doors in South Yorkshire 20 years ago. Today, maintaining these relations is still a focal point in the company's strategic approach, and continues to contribute to its growth says sales director Les Littlewood
 13 Feb 2014

Green or greenwash?

Sandy Patience of, discusses how to identify green products among all the greenwash 
 13 Feb 2014

The efficient route to a sustainable future

With energy continuing to dominate the headlines and rising fuel prices an increasing concern for society at large, Mark Northcott argues that energy efficiency is the sustainable answer 
 22 Jan 2014

High value in smart gas valve choice

Commercial buildings are being forced to be ever more energy efficient, but all too often the humble gas valve is forgotten when it comes to new build specification or as a retrofit. Paul Aston explains how being ahead of the game on gas valve choice could ensure increased energy efficiency in commercial buildings 
 22 Jan 2014

Maximise benefits through a holistic approach

With fuel costs on the rise, it is becoming increasingly important for commercial and industrial applications to help investors to mitigate this increase. Pete Mills, explains how taking a more holistic approach to the provision of heating and hot water can result in bespoke systems which maximise efficiency levels 
 22 Jan 2014

Making noise about heavy metal

The European Drinking Water Directive sets new legal requirements for lead in drinking water. Barny Parks of pipe and fitting manufacturer SANHA explains how contractors can ensure they comply with the legislation 
 22 Jan 2014

Humidity balancing act is key to preserving valuables

With the combination of high humidification and very low energy consumption, modern adiabatic cold-water humidifiers seem to present an attractive option says Andie Chessun 
 22 Jan 2014

Humidification systems - the pros and the cons

With a wide range of humidifiers on the market and an increased requirement by end users to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions, David Marshall-George, looks at the pros and cons of the different types of humidification systems 
 22 Jan 2014

Missed opportunity for significant efficiency gains

There is widespread acceptance of the pressing need to conserve energy on all sites - both residential and commercial. But the Government looks set to miss a golden opportunity to alleviate the strain on our over-stretched energy network and counteract poor enforcement. Chris Goggin explains the situation 
 21 Jan 2014

Scaling the hurdles of heating

Communicating the significant benefits of the lifetime cost as opposed to the initial acquisition outlay is one of the biggest challenges facing the award winning Poole-based boiler manufacturer Hamworthy Heating according to technical director Bob Walsh 
 21 Jan 2014

Ill wind breathes hope for specialist contractors

Last month we heard how Northern Ireland's building services engineering sector has suffered more than any other UK region during the recession. Now, although things are starting to pick up, the chairman of the SEC Northern Ireland Brian Hood urges caution 
 21 Jan 2014

Intelligent energy usage

Energy spend can have a dramatic impact on the bottom line, especially where operating margins are tight. Energy usage and building control data can prove a gold mine of information when harnessed in the right way, writes Spencer Rigler
 21 Jan 2014

Maintenance is vital in burner efficiency

Failure to keep burners, used to produce heat in commercial buildings well maintained could lead to a potentially explosive situation according to Rick Crees 
 1 Dec 2013

Late payment threatens Northern Ireland recovery

Northern Ireland's building services engineering sector has suffered more than any other UK region during the recession. This is largely because the public sector is responsible for 70 per cent of its construction activity and, as a result of the 2008 financial crisis and attempts to manage the government deficit, workloads plummeted. 
 1 Dec 2013

Systems based strategy beats de-industrialisation

Offering sub-systems or solutions as opposed to singular products or components is the route to success in tackling the trend towards de industrialisation in the UK, according to David Jarvis, managing director of UK subsidiary of fan and motor specialist ebm-papst 
 1 Dec 2013
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