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Planning for savings

Clients often require validation of any investment they have made to improve energy efficiency. Geoff Newman highlights the key issues for building services engineers to be aware of 
 1 Oct 2013

Beating energy price hikes

Heat pumps can help businesses cut their heating costs. Cliff Arnold explains how 
 1 Oct 2013

Which heat pump is best for your building?

With rising energy costs and increasingly ambitious environmental goals, heat pumps have been gaining recognition as an efficient heating and cooling solution for a wide range of commercial, institutional and industrial buildings, says Richard James 
 1 Oct 2013

Take the simple steps to save more energy

The simple heating solution that will keep capital investment costs low and minimise disruption in many commercial and public buildings is to upgrade to new, modern and more efficient boilers, argues Eleanor Fox 
 10 Sep 2013

Life in the day: On the road with a service technician

Being a service technician for a heating manufacturer might not sound glamorous, but it has taken Lochinvar's Louis Stratford to Ghana and Mauritius as well as all parts of the UK and Ireland. You can keep your desk jobs as far as he is concerned 
 10 Sep 2013

Calm heads must prevail in a heated debate

The threats and opportunities facing the heating sector are many and varied, but Geoff Hobbs, business development director at Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating, has a clear view of how to tackle them 
 10 Sep 2013

Ramping up the burner's performance

Control features on some modern pressure jet burners will help to optimise energy efficiency and minimise emissions. Bernard Dawson explains how to exploit them 
 10 Sep 2013

Take the efficiency route

Adopting energy-efficient measures is the cost-effective approach to rapid energy, carbon and financial savings, says Chris Meir 
 10 Sep 2013

Control is key to efficiency

New research carried out for the BEAMA controls group, TACMA, shows that the installation of effective temperature controls on residential heating systems has a far more significant effect on minimising energy use than previously predicted. These have significant implications for controls used in the commercial sector in applications such as sheltered accommodation and care homes 
 10 Sep 2013

AHUs move into the sustainability spotlight

Air handling units are helping to pave the way to outstanding BREEAM ratings, according to Amanda Sayers 
 10 Sep 2013

Planning for recovery in ventilation systems

It is now standard practice to include heat recovery in ventilation systems and the choice of heat exchanger can have a major impact on other aspects of the system. Alasdair Howie explains 
 10 Sep 2013

CHP just keeps on running

The small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) market has been setting the pace in the energy saving challenge for the past few years and that is clearly set to continue, says David Shaw 
 10 Sep 2013

See the bigger picture for tight climate control

Technological advances have revolutionised VRV/VRF capabilities and how these highly energy efficient systems are suitable for more applications than ever before, says Martin Passingham 
 10 Sep 2013

Taking control of humidity in buildings

Humidity control is increasingly important, so building services engineers have the challenge of delivering it within building performance and lifecycle cost criteria. John Barker considers the options 
 10 Sep 2013

Where are renewables now?

The RHI will ultimately become instrumental in the growth of the UK's renewable energy market - but where are we at this time? FETA puts the renewable energy market into its current context. 
 15 Aug 2013

The solar thermal hot water revolution

AO Smith has produced a high performance system consisting of solar thermal panels feeding into an SGE or SGS condensing gas water heater, with an intelligent control system to optimise energy use and minimise energy costs. 
 15 Aug 2013

The rise of compact solar integration

When using solar for the generation of domestic hot water, cylinders with twin coils are typically installed, but a new method for hot water generation integrates solar into a direct gas-fired water heater. Kevin Potter explains. 
 15 Aug 2013

Rewards and reductions with ASHP

With an increasing focus on lower carbon energy and growing support from Government incentive schemes, contractors and engineers are waking up to the potential of renewable energy. Chris Davis considers what makes air source heat pumps such an attractive option for commercial buildings. 
 15 Aug 2013

The value of ground source heat pumps

With ground source heat pumps becoming an increasingly attractive option across commercial applications, Phil Hurley looks at the factors currently driving market growth - and which will have the biggest impact in the years to come. 
 15 Aug 2013

Forestry fuels heating revolution

A growing number of businesses, households, farms and estates are making the move to wood energy, drawn by technology with excellent green credentials, cost savings and long-term income from the Renewable Heat Incentive. Neil Harrison and Ben Tansey of re:heat explain. 
 15 Aug 2013
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