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It pays to reduce your overheads... underfloor

With the growing need to improve the energy efficiency of existing commercial properties, the retrofit market for underfloor heating (UFH) has a bright future, says Mark Millett
 16 Jul 2012

Filter tips - selection, servicing and care

Filters are too often a neglected aspect of building maintenance, says Mark Bamforth 
 16 Jul 2012

Does your business comply with EN779:2012?

A new filter standard ratified on 23 March this year has big implications for building services companies, according to Colin Hitch 
 16 Jul 2012

Is the air filtration kit you specify fit for purpose?

Ensuring that air filtration equipment is fit for purpose is essential in kitchen ventilation applications, but contractors and their clients also need to consider installation and maintenance issues. Kevin Bristow explains 
 16 Jul 2012

Making the most of the Green Deal

The new DECC framework is set to open up Green Deal opportunities for contractors and installers, according to David Dunn 
 19 Jun 2012

World ac market rises

Research organisation BSRIA has released the latest global figures for air conditioning 
 19 Jun 2012

Creative ways to cope with AC's big issues

Air conditioning manufacturers are upping their game when it comes to creating new designs and technologies to cut the environmental impact of their products, says Glyn Jones 
 19 Jun 2012

Carbon: The most deadly of all greenhouse gases?

Why is Whitehall obsessed by carbon when formulating its green policies? Mark Northcott argues that other greenhouse gases also need to be taken into account 
 18 Jun 2012

Are you gearing up for the Green Deal?

Will the forthcoming Green Deal prove to be big business for the m&e sector? Andrew Brister hears from a sceptical industry that remains to be convinced 
 18 Jun 2012

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
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