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Time for a truce between sustainability and price

For Warwick Taylor of HVAC supplier S&P Coils, it is critical for business success as well as for the future of our planet that we abandon the mantra 'price is king'. Ian Vallely reports 
 18 Jun 2012

Radical thoughts on the application of radiators

Radiators have evolved significantly over the past couple of decades, making them very much the heat emitter of the future, according to Chris Edwards. 
 18 Jun 2012

Why ice-enhanced cooling is a cost-efficient solution

Energy accounts for a third to two-thirds of the operating expense for a typical commercial building, but there are ways to cut this cost significantly, as Richard James explains 
 18 Jun 2012

Packing the right performance

Selecting the most appropriate packaged chiller for a project isn't as straightforward as it used to be as the number of specification parameters has grown. Dean Ward explains 
 18 Jun 2012

Hire education - the best way to cool the overload

Chiller hire is a cost effective solution for contractors and their clients, according to Stephen Busette 
 18 Jun 2012

A quick cure for the flue...

There is a way to cut CO2 and NOx gases by modifying the flue, as Andrew Brown explains 
 18 Jun 2012

Corrosion resistance testing

Metal chimneys are subject to corrosion caused by flue gas condensates, and this needs testing says Arnold Teekaram 
 18 Jun 2012

Why cheap imports are a false economy

While the UK market is open and everybody is welcome, a critical concern must be that products should CE certified, says Sami Caglar. And, he adds, we also face other challenges from imports 
 18 Jun 2012

Shedding new light

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
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