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Commercial Heating: Cascading benefits can help cut energy usage

With fuel prices taking off and larger organisations starting to feel the effects of the Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme, the efficiency of heating boilers is coming under increasing scrutiny. Employing an effective controls strategy can result in a significant reduction in energy use and carbon emissions. Jeff House examines the opportunities. 
 13 Oct 2011

Commercial Heating: Unshackle the supply chain to cut costs

The Government wants the industry to deliver quicker build times; lower lifecycle costs; and less energy demand. How can the commercial heating sector play its part and what supply chain changes will be necessary to make it possible? James Parkinson explains. 
 13 Oct 2011

Contractor Focus: 'Big 8' committed to workforce reform

Eight of the country's largest m&e employers are making long-awaited changes to employment conditions and industrial relations procedures. 
 13 Oct 2011

Burning Issue: Give pension provision a sporting chance

Next year the recession will end, the Olympics will come to London and hvac businesses will realise they're facing new pensions obligations. 
 13 Oct 2011

Boilers: Heat is on as boilers face a growing green wave

How is the tried and tested gas-fired boiler faring against the green wave of renewables? Andrew Brister says don’t write off this humble servant just yet. 
 5 Sep 2011

Air Conditioning World: Take control to meet demands of the law

Today’s climate control systems are highly energy efficient, so the debate has grown to cover how we should cut usage as well as increase energy efficiency, says Scott McGavin. 
 5 Sep 2011

Air Conditioning World: Sector set to go from strength to strength

On the whole, 2010 was a year of recovery for the entire hvacr industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions (EMEA) and this trend is set to continue in 2011, according to the latest report from Eurovent Market Intelligence. 
 5 Sep 2011

Fan Coil Units: Fan coils take on the mighty chilled beam

Fan coil unit prices are much lower than chilled beams, meaning that they offer the most competitive solution, according to Andrew Sargent. 
 5 Sep 2011

CHP: European fuel cell R&D centre opens its doors

The ‘Panasonic Fuel Cell Development Office Europe’ in Langen, Germany will focus on developing fuel cells for the European market. The company has high hopes for the technology 
 5 Sep 2011

CHP: CHPing away at excessive energy consumption

The efficiency of CHP-based district energy schemes can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. Simon Woodward explains 
 5 Sep 2011

CHP: Central arguments for higher efficiency

Decentralised heating plant was once the order of the day, but it is increasingly common to create centralised energy centres using a variety of heat sources. Geoff Lord explains 
 5 Sep 2011

Air Movement: OEM controls achieve optimal performance

Original equipment manufacturers can offer local control of ventilation equipment while, at the same time, helping meet building management system requirements, says Kevin Feeney. 
 5 Sep 2011

Air movement: Weatherite strikes three-year framework deal with Aston Uni

Weatherite Building Services (WBS) has acquired a three-year framework agreement with a possible year extension at Aston University, Birmingham, covering all aspects of mechanical and electrical work. 
 5 Sep 2011

Air movement: Best practice damper installation explained

DW/145 – the new Guide to Good Practice for the Installation of Fire and Smoke Dampers – addresses the practicalities of damper system design and installation. Peter Rogers reports. 
 5 Sep 2011

Air movement: Demand-based ventilation boosts learning experience

Innovation in demand-based energy recovery ventilation systems will continue to create opportunities for consultants and contractors in the education sector, argues David Cook. 
 5 Sep 2011

Company Focus: Momentous changes are in the pipeline

Aftershocks from the worst economic meltdown in 80 years continue to reverberate around the hvac industry. Mark Larden, md of Geberit, explains the implications as he sees them to Ian Vallely 
 5 Sep 2011

Contractor Focus: Playing our part in scaling the mountain of debt

There is no end in sight to the recession and this is of real concern to many leading industry thinkers, not least Bob Shelley, senior project manager at Argent FM and newly installed president of the HVCA. Ian Vallely reports 
 5 Sep 2011

Burning Issue: It pays to play the solar panel game properly

Solar photovoltaic systems have a great deal to offer the canny investor, says Mark McManus 
 5 Sep 2011

Training: Don't be left behind in the race to go green

The low carbon revolution promises to be a bright spot as the industry pulls itself out of recession. Contractors need to make sure that their employees have the right skills to go green, says Mark Northcott. 
 8 Aug 2011

Training: Opportunities knock in renewables sector

Taking the appropriate steps to upskill is crucial to the long-term success of the building services engineering sector. Cathryn Hickey explains why. 
 8 Aug 2011
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