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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

How you can maximise heat pump performance

Most sustainability strategies include the use of low carbon energy sources, so it's important to ensure they deliver maximum benefits. Graham Rodd considers some of the key factors that affect heat pump performance 
 17 Apr 2013

Why it makes sense to back heat pump provision

The best return for the Government's investment has to be financial support for the encouragement of heat pumps of all types, plus insulation, says Julian Brunnock 
 16 Apr 2013

Scottish B&ES chairman seeks perfect answers

Ventilation is finally coming out of the shadows, says B&ES Scotland chairman Duncan Sibbald
 16 Apr 2013

The real price of success

The HVAC sector is becoming increasingly price-driven and this has implications for the way businesses are run, according to Nuaire's Andy Mudie. Ian Vallely reports 
 16 Apr 2013

Gas absorption benefits drive the technology forward

The stature of gas absorption technology is continuing to grow in the UK as a highly efficient, renewable heating solution for commercial and industrial applications. Stefan Gautsch offers a reminder of how the technology operates and why its popularity is on the rise
 16 Apr 2013

Make the most of controls

Controls are powerful allies in the fight against high carbon emissions and inefficient energy usage. M&E contractors can have a significant influence over how controls are specified so it is incumbent upon them to gain an understanding of this critical technology, says Ian Ellis
 7 Mar 2013

We are all connected now

Innovation and ingenuity are helping to save money and save energy in the social housing sector, according to Peter Gammon
 7 Mar 2013

Delivering efficiency through tight control

Whether appraising current assets, planning the renovation of existing systems or procuring a new building, a considered heating control strategy is essential to delivering efficient and effective operation. Paul Hardy examines the opportunities 
 7 Mar 2013

Bringing the curtain down on high energy costs

Energy-saving equipment is high on the wish-list of most retailers, says Phil Chilton, and air curtains offer a great opportunity for installers to help their customers reduce energy bills 
 7 Mar 2013

Flue dilution systems - a lot of hot air?

The inner workings of flue dilution systems needn't be viewed as a 'dark art'. Bob Sharples explains why flue dilution is still a viable option to discharge CO2 safely at low level 
 7 Mar 2013

Why it will pay you to take hold of the LPG reins

Many businesses in off-gas areas are calling upon heating contractors and consultants to help them take stock of their carbon outputs, review their energy use and reassess their heating systems. Lee Gannon explains the heating choices available to contractors looking to help businesses choose a new system 
 7 Mar 2013

Industry-wide district heating quality standard call

The director of a manufacturer of pre-insulated pipe systems used for district heating has called for an industry-wide system of quality standards 
 7 Mar 2013

The real differentiator is customer service

Nowadays, product quality is a given in the air conditioning sector. So what can manufacturers do to differentiate themselves from their competitors? Zubair Ali has an answer 
 7 Mar 2013

Heat recovery is key to building efficiency

As energy costs rocket, heat recovery offers a major opportunity to cut running costs and deliver a high quality environment for building occupants, says David Dunn 
 7 Mar 2013

More LEV pressure needed to solve health problems

Poor ventilation of work spaces has left employees in many industries exposed to unacceptable levels of airborne contaminants, according to the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) 
 7 Mar 2013

Laundry room threat to health and wealth

Laundry rooms pose a significant health and fire risk if ventilation extract ductwork is not regularly maintained and cleaned. Darren Ling explains the risks facing hospitals, hotels, prisons and other commercial premises and why regular cleaning is essential 
 7 Mar 2013

Ductwork guide boosts performance

ADCAS is recommending a new BSRIA guide which has been created to help clarify confusion surrounding flexible ductwork and improve building performance. 
 7 Mar 2013
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