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Lifetime skills guarantee - a step in the right direction

Bart Maris, vice president of sales & marketing EMEA at RWC, believes the government’s ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ announcement is a positive step forward. He looks at what this means for the plumbing and heating industry, discussing upskilling, ... 
 9 Nov 2020

What could a winter lockdown mean?

The second wave of the COVID-19 crisis will likely see business owners faced with the challenge of trying to navigate the restrictions alongside what is already a difficult time of year when it comes to keeping residents comfortable and healthy. But ... 
 4 Nov 2020
Richard Bateman, product marketing manager at RWC

All-in-one solution for high rise construction

Richard Bateman, product marketing manager from RWC, discusses how all-in-one valves can simplify riser cupboard installations in high-rise residential buildings... 
 4 Nov 2020

Pump up the carbon savings

Heat pumps offer a rapid and scalable solution to the tough challenge of decarbonising heat, says Luke Bannar-Martin of Centrica Business Solution... 
 28 Oct 2020

BEMS efficiency

An organisation-wide building energy management system (BEMS) can reduce energy consumption, delivering reduced costs and improving the well-being and productivity of a building’s occupants. Beverly Quinn, environmental engineer at TÜV SÜD 
 28 Oct 2020

Sustainability leadership

CIBSE’s revised sustainability guide puts engineers at the heart of the design and construction of better performing sustainable buildings, says Julie Godefroy, CIBSE technical manager... 
 21 Oct 2020

Ventilation – the cornerstone of IAQ

HVAC professionals depend on good guidelines to help in their daily duties. Here Daikin UK product and training manager Martin Passingham argues in favour of that a whole-building approach when it comes to improving indoor air quality and highlights ... 
 21 Oct 2020
Malcolm Moss, president of ADCAS

Clean and clear

As workplaces begin to return to something resembling normality and occupancy levels rise, ventilation and indoor air quality will be closely monitored. Malcolm Moss, president of ADCAS, explains why a properly maintained ductwork ventilation system ... 
 14 Oct 2020

Some standards are missing

Some of the technical standards needed to ensure fire resistant and smoke control ventilation systems comply with safety regulations have not been published leading to confusion in the ductwork marketplace, according to the Building Engineering ... 
 14 Oct 2020

Measurement is key

Confidence is crucial if the economy is going to get back on track. Staff and customers will only return if they are confident that buildings have the right levels of ventilation and accurate air flow measurement and a proactive strategy are crucial ... 
 13 Oct 2020
BESA chief executive David Frise

Let’s talk about ‘fresh’ air?

Building managers should urgently review the way their ventilation systems are operating in light of the new restrictions announced by the government, according to BESA chief executive David Frise... 
 8 Oct 2020
The air quality must be high and the noise level of the fans very low in order to ensure that events can be staged safely during times of COVID-19 – that’s something both Peter Fenkl of Ziehl-Abegg (left) and Dr Michael Gordon of Motorwerk (right) both agree on

Biomimetic fans put indoor events back on agenda

The Berlin Motorwerk (motor plant) has installed an improved ventilation solution said to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection, thanks to biomimetic fans from fan manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg... 
 8 Oct 2020
Rupert Kazlauciunas, technical product manager at Greenwood

A fan of home security

Domestic window extractor fans could be a weak link in home security, but that could all end now that there is a police-accredited solution on the market.... 
 30 Sep 2020
Managing director at Sontay Mark Newton

Pandemic highlights need for improved CO2 monitoring in workplace

Mark Newton, managing director at Sontay, asks how well air quality and environmental conditions are being monitored in large offices and commercial buildings, and are they being analysed correctly?... 
 30 Sep 2020
Graeme Rees, vice president of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA)

Controlling efficiency

Graeme Rees, vice president of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), discusses the efficient management of buildings post-lockdown, and how a new Technical Guide can help ensure building controls perform to their maximum potential... 
 23 Sep 2020
Petra Wolf from the NürnbergMesse management board

What's in store for Chillventa eSpecial

From 13 to 15 October 2020, the international refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pump sector will come together for the Chillventa eSpecial. Petra Wolf from the NürnbergMesse gives us a preview of the event.... 
 22 Sep 2020
Andy Green technical director at Baxi Heating

Taking efficiency to the max

Retrofit and boiler replacement have a vital role to play in meeting our environmental targets, says Andy Green technical director at Baxi Heating. The focus now must be on optimising system performance for maximum efficiency savings... 
 16 Sep 2020

ALV fluids signal new era in temperature control

It’s essential to use fluids to circulate heat effectively but there’s previously been a dearth of options available to improve that efficiency. It’s been a choice between a poorly performing heat transfer fluid or simply water. However, the ... 
 16 Sep 2020

Smart use of UFH

Franz Huelle, head of technical at Rehau Building Solutions, explores how underfloor heating (UFH) can meet the challenge of providing efficient and cost-effective space heating for multiple commercial end-users... 
 9 Sep 2020

Get in training for the Hackitt race

The building engineering sector must start adapting quickly to the safety and quality reforms championed by Dame Judith Hackitt, according to BESA President Neil Brackenridge... 
 9 Sep 2020
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