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A climate of change...

Most people agree that climate change is an urgent problem that needs tackling immediately. But we need to embark on a financially sustainable low energy path. The question is, how? 
 7 Oct 2012

Setting the limits for water heaters

It's important to understand the potential impact of the Ecodesign of Energy Related Products Directive on specification of water heaters - and the timelines involved, says Jeff House 
 1 Oct 2012

Pearls of wisdom...

JS Humidifiers is celebrating its Pearl Anniversary. Operations director Rik Prowen tells Ian Vallely how 30 years in business has taught the company what it needs to do in order to operate efficently and effectively in a ferociously competitive HVAC sector 
 1 Oct 2012

It's all a question of balance

The recession has prompted building owners to look for more ways to cut their running costs including greater use of natural ventilation, but could indoor air quality be compromised? asks David Fitzpatrick 
 1 Oct 2012

Ducting and weaving: New standard ends confusion

A new ductwork standard is set to put a stop to confusion and reveal new opportunities for contractors, according to Andrew Steel 
 1 Oct 2012

Demand grows for high efficiency HVAC kit

Suppliers that can provide a financing solution alongside their products will find themselves in a more competitive position because of customers' increasing expectation of a complete turnkey solution, according to Myles McCarthy  
 10 Sep 2012

The best Olympic legacy would be better projects

Building engineering firms could be the real winners from London 2012, says Paul Hardy 
 10 Sep 2012

Navigating choppy waters demands clear R&D focus

Examining the market trends that impact building services contractors and consultants is BSRIA's stock in trade. Hardly surprising, therefore, that chief executive Andrew Eastwell has powerfully-held and well-informed views about the industry's future. He shared some of them with Ian Vallely 
 10 Sep 2012

'Business as usual' is no longer a workable option

Nobody is immune from the effects of a grinding recession that started in 2008 and shows little sign of relenting. So what is the HVAC sector's reaction to this depressing state of affairs? Some companies take a cautious, not to say, negative line while others act positively. As Ian Vallely reports, ventilation equipment supplier VES favours the second approach 
 10 Sep 2012

A modular approach to commissioning

There are significant benefits to be gained from incorporating commissioning modules into a fan coil system. Lars Fabricius explains how to exploit them 
 10 Sep 2012

Where do fan coils go from here... again!

Change is happening faster in the fan coil sector now than ever before, according to Peter Lowther. Here, he outlines the main developments and their impact on the sector 
 10 Sep 2012

A modular approach to CHP provision

In achieving maximum performance from a CHP installation it can pay to use a highly responsive modular approach that also takes advantage of the latest technologies. Beata Blachut explains 
 10 Sep 2012

Getting the most from CHP

The environmental and cost benefits derived from combined heat and power (CHP) are dependent on operation and maintenance contracts going beyond just ensuring reliability, suggests Colin Porter 
 10 Sep 2012

The RHI omission 'is distorting the market'

The Government must move quickly to put right the serious market distortion caused by leaving air source heat pumps out of the Renewable Heat Incentive, says Scott Gleed 
 10 Sep 2012

Get your customers ready for winter

We need to take every opportunity to remind customers and potential customers that air conditioning is not just for hot weather but for all year round, warns Martyn Ives 
 10 Sep 2012

Emission impossible? The cost of cutting carbon

Tough economic times and changes in legislation can lead to unnecessary confusion over the best route forward when selecting and reviewing air conditioning systems. This is especially so when air conditioning units for commercial use are under consideration. There are, however, many ways in which efficiency targets can be met and money can be saved, says Des Franklin 
 10 Sep 2012

It pays to act naturally on the ventilation front

Natural ventilation systems can reduce energy wastage in commercial applications, but only if they are specified correctly and installed properly, says Laura Callaghan 
 10 Sep 2012

Give us clarity on energy labelling and ErP

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, according to Chris Goggin 
 6 Aug 2012

Call for contractors to sharpen up business skills

Contractors must be leaner and fitter than ever - not just to survive the current downturn, but also to remain fit for purpose in the future, according to the new B&ES president Sue Sharp 
 6 Aug 2012

Strong management control is key to success

The dire state of the world economy and swingeing public spending cuts have had a crushing impact on the hvac industry, but there are ways to fight back according to Michael Ball, chief executive of chimney systems supplier Schiedel. Ian Vallely reports 
 6 Aug 2012
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