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Energy Management: It pays to adopt a balanced approach to hvac circuits

Many building managers agree that indoor climate problems often surface as complaints from tenants. David Hudson explains the importance of circuit balancing. 
 9 Nov 2011

Energy Management: Lower energy use designs

Meeting the challenges of reducing energy usage in buildings and meeting future low carbon requirements are central to today's building services design. Mike Burke explains. 
 9 Nov 2011

Space Heating: A radiant solution for attractive savings

One technology often overlooked as an energy efficient solution to heating/cooling large spaces is radiant. Louise Harris looks at the energy saving potential of ceiling-mounted radiant heating and cooling systems. 
 9 Nov 2011

Space Heating: Keeping up to the MARC

Low water temperatures and radiators are a smart combination, says John Colling. 
 9 Nov 2011

Space Heating: Radiators - a cool option

One thing we have come to expect of radiators over the years is that they are pretty hot, but all that is changing, says Chris Edwards. 
 9 Nov 2011

Chilled Beams: Change is in the air with new sustainability standard

With their high efficiency and ability to harness free cooling, chilled beams and ceilings are likely to set the new sustainable efficiency standard, predicts David Leatherbarrow. 
 9 Nov 2011

Chilled Beams: Shining a light on a cool solution

Chilled beams offer an effective cooling solution and can help reduce a building's energy footprint significantly, claims Wander ter Kuile. 
 9 Nov 2011

Contractor Focus: Saving cash and the planet

Forget climate change. Energy efficiency makes sense simply from a business perspective because it can offer dramatic cost savings, says Chris Webber of the Economist Intelligence Unit 
 9 Nov 2011

Burning Issue: Beware the rumours surrounding refrigerants

Unfounded rumour and speculation about the future of HFC refrigerants is starting to impact on consultants' decision-making, according to Simon Keel. And, he says, misinformation about the legal life expectancy of gases such R410A is resulting in consultants and designers altering specifications because of unnecessary concerns about their duty of care. 
 9 Nov 2011

HVR Awards News: And the winners are...

The second annual HVR Awards for Excellence ceremony saw well known industry names pitted against smaller companies for the prestige of winning an award in their sector. 
 9 Nov 2011

Chillers: Traditional systems offer cold comfort

Chiller-based hvac systems still have a vital role to play in improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings. In fact advances in technology mean that some chillers now qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive. Martin Hayward looks at why chillers are still so important when it comes to cooling - and heating - our buildings. 
 13 Oct 2011

Chillers: Saving our heritage and saving energy too

A refurbishment of the chillers serving the National Archives' repositories at Kew is ensuring that the nation's heritage is protected. 
 13 Oct 2011

Heat Pumps: Get your heat pump choice right to cut carbon footprint

As the drive towards the elimination of carbon emissions accelerates, heat pumps are being viewed as an increasingly important weapon in the armoury of building services engineers and clients. However, says Maurice Diamond, it is crucial to choose the heat pump carefully. 
 13 Oct 2011

Heat Pumps: Retrofits made easy

Air source heat pumps are energy efficient and have green credentials, but have not always been suitable for retrofit applications. Robert Lockhart looks at how this is changing. 
 13 Oct 2011

Heat Pumps: Training offers fitting reward in renewables

The industry needs to invest in renewable systems training to be in the best position to take advantage of future growth opportunities in this sector, warns Stephen Andrews. 
 13 Oct 2011

Ventilation: Tackling the effects of high CO2 levels

In a classroom where CO2 levels are high, students will probably be less attentive and concentrate less well. There is, however, an answer, says Tim Kaye 
 13 Oct 2011

Ventilation: Help save lives with fire protection servicing

Built-in fire protection in buildings can save lives in the event of a fire, but only if hvac systems are correctly installed and regularly maintained, says Darren Ling. 
 13 Oct 2011

Ventilation: Why pcm could well be the new ac

It is time to acknowledge that phase change material technology offers an effective, environmentally-friendly and viable alternative to air conditioning for new and existing buildings, according to Tony Cull. 
 13 Oct 2011

Commercial Heating: It sometimes pays to be on the skids

Pre-fabricated packages can overcome obstacles and cut costs. 
 13 Oct 2011

Commercial Heating: Wooden performance

Poor specification will only damage the reputation of wood biomass, so Simon Holden offers advice on how to select it. 
 13 Oct 2011
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