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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

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
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