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Cutting emissions with modulating CHP

Many small healthcare buildings can benefit from small-scale, modular CHP that tracks loads and modulates output, says Beata Blachut  
 14 May 2013

Sensors help provide a clean bill of health

Hospital and healthcare buildings comprise of various environments that need to be considered carefully when installing sensor equipment. Alan Braybrook explains what specifiers and contractors should think about when installing sensor equipment 
 14 May 2013

Ignorance is no defence as contamination risks rise

Healthcare facilities are at particular risk from airborne infections transmitted via poorly maintained ventilation and air conditioning systems, says Alan Gregory 
 14 May 2013

Demystifying the MEI pump efficiency index

This year sees the introduction of the Minimum hydraulic Efficiency Index for pumping equipment. Gary Wilde warns of the implications 
 13 May 2013

Is the Renewable Heat Incentive finally dead?

The domestic RHI has been delayed yet again and will now be at least three years late, but should we be counting on public subsidies at all? Sue Sharp has an answer 
 13 May 2013

Decreasing your overheads... underfloor

When specifying an underfloor heating system, it is essential to ensure that all the parts involved in the system are as energy efficient as possible, including A rated pumps, says Michelle Taylor
 13 May 2013

How the commercial sector is making the most of UFH

Despite an uncertain economic climate, the underfloor heating industry continues to provide innovative solutions, offering the commercial sector a number of advantages. Neil Young discusses some of the key considerations 
 13 May 2013

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
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