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There's no business like show business...

Ecobuild - claimed to be the world's biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment - is back at London's ExCeL between 20 and 22 March 
 1 Feb 2012

Revealing the cold facts about a hot topic

The risk posed by fires in ventilation systems means contractors and manufacturers must collaborate more effectively, says Kevin Munson 
 1 Feb 2012

Why a clean start makes perfect sense

A new standard for cleanliness in newly installed ventilation ductwork will end potentially damaging confusion in the industry, as Darren Ling explains 
 1 Feb 2012

It pays to come clean

It is disappointing that PAS5748 does not make a stronger case for improved air quality within the healthcare environment, according to Ian Wall 
 1 Feb 2012

Air Conditioning World: Keeping hotel guests and the balance sheet healthy

Delighting guests and driving up revenue are constant challenges in the hotel sector. Without a balance between these two objectives, success can prove elusive, says Glyn Jones. 
 8 Dec 2011

Air Conditioning World: Retrofit projects need tailored solutions

The commercial retrofit market represents a major business opportunity for hvac contractors and consultants. Andy Legg explores the particular challenges in replacing old air conditioning equipment with new high efficiency chillers and looks at how tailored chiller solutions can play a significant role in growing retrofit business. 
 8 Dec 2011

Air Conditioning World: Help with navigating the qualifications minefield

Keeping track of the legal requirements for installers' qualifications can be complicated, but it is essential. Perhaps the solution lies in a single skill-card for all, says Miriam Rodway. 
 8 Dec 2011

Contractor Focus: Achieving the best possible building performance for life

High performance buildings are cost effective in design, delivery and operation; are sustainable, and place a premium on safety and security. But how do they impact on our sector? A recent debate hosted by hvac systems giant Trane contributed to our understanding of the concept. 
 8 Dec 2011

Fans: The impact of Euro laws on fan specification

Legislation is having a big impact in the ventilation sector. Les Fish examines European Directives in the fans sector. 
 8 Dec 2011

Burning Issue: Why the Green Deal is a good deal for all

Under the Green Deal, bill payers will be able to benefit from energy efficiency improvements without having to front up the cash. Instead, businesses will provide the capital, getting their money back via the energy bill. Andrew Warren is upbeat about the Green Deal's prospects. 
 8 Dec 2011

HVR Awards: Awards Spotlight

The prestigious HVR Awards for Excellence held on October 11 at 8 Northumberland, London were sponsored by the HVCA, Flakt Woods, Humidity Solutions, Riello Burners, Trox and Panasonic. 
 6 Dec 2011

Chimneys & Flues: Safety remains key in new flue regs

Vaillant is using its commercial training programmes to bring installers of light commercial appliances up to speed with new flueing regulations. John Bailey explains. 
 6 Dec 2011

Chimneys & Flues: Counting the cost and value of quality

Offering high quality, cost-effective products and maintaining profits in a tough market are real challenges for manufacturers. But they can be met, says Jason Lee. 
 6 Dec 2011

Renewables: Commercial sector warms to solar thermal heating

New attractive and energy efficient solar thermal designs are opening up fresh installation opportunities for building services contractors, says Glan Blake-Thomas. 
 6 Dec 2011

Renewables: When the client doesn't have money to burn...

Biomass boilers can deliver large cost and CO2 savings over fossil fuels, says Gordon Traill, and district heating schemes can mean that fuel cost and CO2 savings can be magnified. 
 6 Dec 2011

Renewables: Pump action

Addressing the specification of circulating pumps can save a great deal of energy and money, says David Spragg. 
 6 Dec 2011

Renewables: Tried and tested kit cuts carbon and running costs

Gas absorption heat pump technology has a great future, according to Stefan Gautsch. He explains how these low carbon appliances work efficiently to provide both heating and hot water. 
 6 Dec 2011

Energy Management: Making the right connections wirelessly

Innovation in wireless sensor technology can save installation time and reduce costs in new controls projects as well as opening up new retrofit opportunities for the building services sector, says Alan Braybrook. 
 9 Nov 2011

Energy Management: Convection affection

A huge number of fan convectors is available for the commercial market. Jim Bennett outlines the options. 
 9 Nov 2011

Energy Management: ASHP retrofit made easier

Air source heat pumps have not always been suitable for retrofit applications. Robert Lockhart looks at how new developments are changing this. 
 9 Nov 2011
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