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Building regulations and ductwork leakage testing

The Building Regulations require ductwork leakage testing, with implications for designers, installers, and maintenance contractors. Peter Rogers chairman of the B&ES Ductwork Group Technical explains 
 8 Jul 2014

Examining the options to a high-scale problem

Stored hot water systems suffer badly from the problem of scale build up – even when water treatment measures are set in place which could put a burden on water heaters. Scott Humphries argues in favour of zinc-based calcium inhibitors. 
 8 Jul 2014

When it comes to cooling don’t play Russian roulette

What is the right way to cost effectively cool a data centre? Is it about increasing the input temperature? Maybe aisle containment is the answer? What about free air cooling? 
 7 Jul 2014

Ground source suits the residential sector

Ground source suits the residential sector Chris Davis explains the benefits of district ground source heat pump systems for the residential sector 
 3 Jul 2014

Hybrid heat pumps: the best of both worlds

Hybrid heat pumps are an attractive option for combi boiler replacement, particularly as they are eligible for domestic Renewable Heat Incentive payments, argues Nancy Jonsson. 
 3 Jul 2014

Document J: the latest on chimney and flue installation

The new UK Annex to BS EN 15287-1, the European installation standard for flues and chimneys, has introduced the most radical changes to the guidance on flue installations for biomass applications, for many years. 
 3 Jul 2014

Hotter summers – the air conditioning turn off

As we approach what is predicted to be another scorching summer commercial property owners, facility managers and office managers will be under extreme pressure to ensure that their air conditioning plants can cope with higher, prolonged temperatures to maintain a cool comfortable working environment. Carl Webb identifies a solution for hire. 
 3 Jul 2014

Maintain your flue: who knew?

Everyone knows that the boiler systems in combined heat and power (CHP) plants of any commercial building need maintenance and servicing at regular intervals, but John Hamnett says the same applies to flues and chimneys. 
 3 Jul 2014

The Rolls-Royce of heating

When independent Rolls-Royce Motor Cars fanchise P&A Wood built a new showroom the utmost care and consideration had to go into specifying a heating system.

 

 1 Jul 2014

More important than a tick box exercise

Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery units, more commonly known as MVHR, are increasingly common in the UK, but results can be variable. 
 1 Jul 2014

When whole-life cost outweighs initial outlay

Most manufacturers of heating systems are now looking to systems that deliver whole life costs as a way of making real energy savings. 
 1 Jul 2014

Systematic approach to energy savings

Renewable heating technologies provide clean energy, reducing carbon emissions and improving a building’s performance, claim manufacturers. 
 1 Jul 2014

Hotter summers – the air conditioning turn off

As we approach what is predicted to be another scorching summer commercial property owners, facility managers and office managers will be under extreme pressure to ensure that their air conditioning plants can cope with higher, prolonged temperatures to maintain a cool, comfortable working environment. 
 1 Jul 2014

Staying in control of turndown

Demand control is a key concept for optimising the performance of building services plant but it’s essential not to lose sight of the fundamental engineering principles. 
 1 Jul 2014

A solid foundation for heating efficiency

Martin Wilkinson explains why correct pressurisation is vital to heating system efficiency. 
 1 Jul 2014

Industry still needs convincing on fan convectors

When it comes to heating commercial spaces, fan convectors are often overlooked regardless of whether or not they are the optimum heating solution. But it’s worth taking a look at the benefits says David Higham 
 1 Jul 2014

Opportunity knocks in commercial arena

Commercial buildings in the UK are crying out for heating engineers to help reduce their running costs. Bryan Gates tells Heating and Ventilating Review about the opportunities this is providing. 
 1 Jul 2014

Green Deal: breaking the golden rule

Re-vamped and now re-launched, the ‘New’ Green Deal is with us. Will it be more successful than the previous incarnation? 
 25 Jun 2014

Is fracking the energy Eldorado? asks BSRIA

Protestors have attempted to turn David Cameron’s Oxfordshire home into a fracking site - proposed government reforms to the ‘fracking’ bill in the Queen’s speech are indeed contentious. 
 9 Jun 2014

Cutting carbon in the classroom

Lisa Gingell explains why proactive energy management is just as important in the school environment as the office and highlights why interactive energy management dashboards are great for giving schools an energy boost and ideal for showing children how they can cut carbon 
 2 Apr 2014
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