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Jeff House considers the different types of solar collector currently on the market 
 28 May 2012

Bright future in store for sun-powered installations

While the Feed-in Tariff has been grabbing all the headlines, the Government has quietly launched a similar cash-back scheme for solar heating in commercial applications, but where are the best opportunities? Stuart Elmes has some answers 
 28 May 2012

Hybrid UFH systems can tick the right heat boxes

Underfloor heating - whether wet or electric - is well placed to be part of a holistic design solution because it is economical, efficient and comfortable, says Steven Rooney 
 28 May 2012

UFH offers convenience, comfort and good IAQ

Until recently, wall hung radiators and central heating were the standard systems for heating in residential applications. However, underfloor heating is stealing a march on competitor products to become a popular choice among those occupying residential properties such as sheltered accommodation and care homes, according to Neil Young 
 28 May 2012

UFH and heat pumps an effective double act

Underfloor heating is a perfect partner for air-to-water heat pumps, according to Andrew Crown. Here, he looks at the principles of best practice during installation 
 28 May 2012

DECC launches £35m fund to help SMEs devise low carbon ideas

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey has announced details of support to help SMEs to devise the low carbon ideas of the future. 
 25 May 2012

Better safe than sorry

Bob Towse offers advice on complying with the COSHH Regulations and looks at how business can benefit from the use of a COSHH management system 
 25 May 2012

It's time to end the UK's metering madness

The UK's approach to metering is farcical and needs to change, says Trevor S. Palmer 
 25 May 2012

BIM's the word...

Are you geared up for Building Information Modelling? Do you even know what it is? Andrew Brister looks at how BIM works and explains why you need to get involved 
 25 May 2012

Education will play key role in calming economic storm

The global financial meltdown of 2008 dealt a huge blow to the confidence of the HVAC sector and continues to threaten the survival of many businesses, warns Ziehl Abegg UK managing director Les Fish. Ian Vallely reports 
 25 May 2012

No let-up over accident reporting procedures

Employers have welcomed the decision to ease some of the administration burden associated with the reporting of workplace accidents. However, leading health and safety experts warn that changes to the RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences) rules, announced in April, should not be seen as a relaxation of efforts to improve the industry's safety record. 
 25 May 2012

ILEVE: a new CIBSE division

Exhaust Ventilation Engineers) has been established as the fourth Division within CIBSE to represent those involved in this specialist area. It currently has over 120 registered members which it hopes to increase to 250. The Institute was formed to bring about a significant reduction in the deaths and ill health caused by poor air quality in the workplace. 
 25 May 2012

Opt for perfect partnerships

Co-operation between air handling manufacturers, contractors and consultants has the potential to reduce costs and wastage as well as delivering a better solution for end users, says Joe Wieckowski 
 25 May 2012

X marks the spot as TROX aims to be one-stop shop

A commitment to energy efficiency across the entire HVAC system is important to TROX, and that is why the company has decided to launch a range of freely configurable air handling units 
 25 May 2012

Future proofing air handling plant makes perfect sense

There is much that can be done to ensure you are designing and installing the most energy efficient air handling system available, says Craig MacFadyen 
 25 May 2012

Ventilation in the balance

The need to balance indoor air quality with energy consumption provides a strong case for using quiet, decentralised air handling units as an alternative to traditional ductwork systems. Lars Fabricius explains 
 25 May 2012

Gearing up for the ErP

When the ErP Directive is applied to fans next year it could have serious implications for anyone manufacturing, specifying or installing products that incorporate fans, says Soler & Palau 
 25 May 2012

Take a holistic approach to help treat HVAC issues

When looking at climate control requirements for a hospital or healthcare facility, it's vital to examine the whole building's heating and cooling needs in order to create a highly energy efficient solution. Martin Hayward looks at the pros and cons of chillers and the key points to be considered when designing and specifying systems for the healthcare environment 
 25 May 2012

The power of plastics

A reliable uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is essential in hospitals and plastic pipework can help boost dependability of fuel supplied to the UPS generator, says David Naylor 
 25 May 2012

Condensing boilers - a healthy option for the NHS

The UK will spend over £33 billion on heat in 2012. Yet many of our hospitals are still struggling on with wasteful, inefficient heating systems at a time when fuel prices are continuing to rise. High efficiency boilers are the affordable solution to reducing both energy use and fuel bills, says Mark Northcott 
 25 May 2012
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