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Editorial: You can't give no satisfaction

Several things have come across my desk in the last few days. Along with the proofs of The Leaders and the usual deluge of press releases - don't knock it, Paul, they are your lifeblood - has come an e-mail from BSRIA containing its annual client satisfaction document. 
 11 Aug 2008

Legal Matters:Are you safely steering your employee car policies?

A COMPANY car was once an attractive element of a remuneration package for prospective employees. 
 11 Aug 2008

Contractor Profile: Cool-desk Paul

Paul Hood, vice president of engineering operations at JPMorgan, makes sure the global bank’s building services are up and running all day, every day. Could this be one of the most stressful jobs in engineering in the UK? Paul Braithwaite asks the questions. 
 11 Aug 2008

Burning Issue: Time Nears for F-Gas training

It is more important than ever to show F-gas regulation has been effective - not just in the UK but throughout Europe, writes Mike Nankivell. And training and certification are about to be scrutinised. 
 11 Aug 2008

Company Profile: Special delivery

It’s all about getting the product delivery right, says Odourvac director Vance Rowe. But, he tells HVR editor Paul Braithwaite, not everyone in the UK seems to share these high expectations. 
 11 Aug 2008

Sustainability:Get a tighter grip on energy

As the UK’s need to cut carbon emissions keeps on gathering momentum – with more government legislation looming on the horizon – HVR looks at the benefits of taking a holistic approach towards energy management 
 11 Aug 2008

Sustainability: When natural selection works

Monodraught managing director Professor Terry Payne suggests that natural ventilation offers a real opportunity to help homeowners, businesses and government reduce energy costs and their carbon footprint 
 11 Aug 2008

Editors Comment: Govt must change funding for CHP

I HAVE been talking to David Shaw, managing director of Baxi Senertec UK, which makes the Dachs CHP unit. 
 1 Jul 2008

Health & Safety Matters: Safety is key to sustainability

The new strategy for Sustainable Construction must have workplace safety at its heart, says Bob Towse, head of techical and safety at the HVCA 
 1 Jul 2008

Business Matters: Debt: three times as much!

Insolvency Service figures hide the true extent of the debt problem, says Laurence Weeks, chair of the eastern region of R3, Association of Business Recovery Professionals, and partner at Cambridge law firm Taylor Vinters 
 1 Jul 2008

Company Profile: Rinnai: Infinity and beyond...

Rinnai UK faces a challenge – getting the domestic market to embrace an instantaneous water heater when condensing combis are in vogue. HVR spoke to managing director Geoff Hobbs and lent an ear to his cunning plan 
 1 Jul 2008

Renewables: combined heat and power: CHP comes of age

Rising energy prices and the need for convenient retrofit solutions to help buildings meet the requirements of the revised Part L of the Building Regulations are driving up demand for combined heat and power (CHP) in the UK. 
 1 Jul 2008

Energy Efficiency: Time for a little payback

The payback period is all too often ignored when assessing the most energy-efficient ways of generating hot water, according to Tony Billett, chairman of Zenex Technologies 
 1 Jul 2008

Energy Efficiency: I spy with my little device...

Lisa Wilkinson, director of t-mac Technologies, gets to know a device that can’t wait to tell you what is going on, energy-wise, at your firm – in fact, if anything goes wrong, it will SMS you straight away 
 1 Jul 2008

Energy Efficiency: Signing up for a new boiler...

Steve Ashmore, managing director of Plumb Center, part of the Wolseley group, looks at factors that could encourage consumers to upgrade to a SEDBUK A boiler if they have an existing model that is inefficient, but reliable 
 1 Jul 2008

Energy Efficiency: They make a heck of a team

Meet the dual boiler installation, a heating system that operates a bit like a tag team – a condensing boiler does most of the work, but when things get too cold a standard cast-iron boiler comes to the rescue to get the right result 
 1 Jul 2008

Humidification: Ensuring the bug isn’t snug

Dave Mortimer, national sales manager of Vapac Humidity Control, argues that without humidity control in hospitals, patients can be at risk from superbugs and recovery periods will be lengthened 
 1 Jul 2008

Humidification: Fresh look at adiabatic humidification

Modern adiabatic humidification systems offer a number of benefits, including reduced energy consumption. Michael Whitehead of Walter Meier (Climate UK) explains why it’s time to take a fresh look 
 1 Jul 2008

Multi-site HVAC: All for one and one for all

Yan Evans, technical director of Andrews Water Heaters and Potterton Commercial, explains the benefits of opting for a centralised boiler plant rather than having individual boilers in each dwelling 
 1 Jul 2008

Metering solutions: End of the combi boiler?

Everyone seems to be talking about district heating. It’s even rumoured to herald the demise of the combination boiler. Peter Gammon of MHS Boilers, believes it may be the start of something big 
 1 Jul 2008
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