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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

Water Treatment: Suitable case for treatment

Chemical water treatment ensures any heating system is fully protected and working to optimum efficiency. Dr Neil Watson explains why this is critical to system longevity and performance. 
 8 Aug 2011

Water Treatment: Soft approach pays efficiency dividends

Water softening systems can increase the energy efficiency and longevity of heating and hot water services in commercial buildings. John Bisset explains. 
 8 Aug 2011

Water Treatment: Treatment optimises pump performance

Effective water treatment and the development of hydronic stability are vital to the performance of circulating pumps, says Martin Wilkinson. 
 8 Aug 2011

Pumps & Drives: Taking an economy drive

There is a straightforward way for businesses to cut their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. AC variable speed drives are the key, as Stephen Takhar explains. 
 8 Aug 2011

Pumps & Drives: Pump action

When an energy saving project is implemented and calculated, energy savings are realised, and everyone is happy. But how do we know that the new installation represents the best available? Frank Griffith explains. 
 8 Aug 2011

Pumps & Drives: Pain free conversion

Variable speed pumps offer several benefits and their installation is not as difficult as you may think, says Wayne Rose. 
 8 Aug 2011

Sustainability: The fastest route to a sustainble future

Controlling consumption of our valuable resources is key to true sustainability. Colin Pavey gives an overview of where we've come from, where we're heading and how high efficiency, low energy usage can take us to the next level of sustainability. 
 8 Aug 2011

Sustainability: Switch off rising costs with a wireless solution

Switch on to wireless energy management and switch off rising HVAC costs, says Ivan McKeever. 
 8 Aug 2011

Company Focus: A cost-effective way to navigate the green road

To make a lasting positive impact on climate change, we need to think more radically about how we design and specify heating equipment. In part, that involves accurately measuring how green the equipment really is, says Remeha Commercial's boss Mark Northcott. Ian Vallely reports. 
 8 Aug 2011
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