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Air-Handling Units: Luxurious efficiency

During construction of a new five-star London hotel, a heat recovery system which exceeded the energy efficiency requirements of the building regulations was chosen. Phil Bullock reports 
 1 May 2008

Air Handling Units: There's a wheel, there's a way

Thermal wheels for air-handling units used to be regarded as a specialist luxury. But, in the face of tougher new building regulations, they are coming into their own and becoming an increasingly popular solution. That, explains Andrew Patch of Reznor UK, is because they simply save energy and reduce carbon emissions 
 1 May 2008

Air Handling Units: Keep it cool, keep it modern

It is understandable health-estate managers play it safe when it comes to AHUs in sterile areas. But, argues Moducel sales manager Joe Wiekowski, they should be taking on energy-efficient designs 
 1 May 2008

Underfloor Heating: Innovation from beneath

Originally more widespread elsewhere in Europe, underfloor heating has now become a more mainstream technology in the UK. Graham Richardson of Rehau reports 
 1 May 2008

Underfloor Heating: Grand designs on UK property

The UK is increasingly waking up to the concept of underfloor heating, which is already popular throughout the rest of Europe. Wavin Plastics outlines some of the key advantages 
 1 May 2008

Underfloor Heating: A healthier way to heat

Everyone knows that underfloor heating can save energy and space. But, writes Paul Bramhall of Uponor, there are other important and less-talked-about benefits: those of health 
 1 May 2008

Underfloor Heating: Solution that can be found right under your feet

Ian Crampton, business development manager of Polypipe Terrain, advises it is important to find the right manufacturer before putting down underfloor heating 
 1 May 2008

Energy Efficiency: How to control energy savings

New energy-saving products, some enforced by recent legislation, are key drivers in the HVAC controls field. And, as Jerry Hamilton, national development manager of WF Electrical, explains, energy-efficient equipment is fast becoming the norm 
 1 May 2008

Reinventing the radiator

Radiators have always been lumps of metal on the wall around which a room has to be designed. Not any more, it seems, as BSS and manufacturer Hudevad show, underfloor heating and new-look radiators work well together 
 18 Apr 2008

Exchanger is no robbery

The condensing combi is virtually the boiler of choice in the domestic arena, making the hot water storage cylinder virtually obsolete. However, Ravenheat believes the cylinder could be on its way back - and the hot water is free. Paul Braithwaite tales to Louis Pickersgill, managing director. 
 17 Apr 2008

Heating becomes less insular

The heating and insulation industries must start thinking of themselves as integrated parts of the same whole if they are to help people reduce emissions, writes Mark Group chief executive Lee Cottingham 
 16 Apr 2008

Contractor Profile: Five go on an adventure

The adventure started with four control engineers in a garden shed. Now there are five at ACME Technical Services on a mission to put energy back into building management. HVR tells the tale... 
 1 Apr 2008

Burning Issue: Government exiles manufacturers

The government's inability to think collectively is crippling our industry, according to Gerry Stapley, managing director of Eaton-Williams and president of HEVAC. 
 1 Apr 2008

Company profile: A brief history of heating

Heatrae Sadia has been around since 1920, and it has come a long way in the time. Paul Braithwaite talks to the company's head of marketing, Jon Cockburn, about all things electric 
 1 Apr 2008

Hot water, not handouts

Alistair Darling missed an opportunity to tackle both fuel poverty and energy efficiency in last month's Budget, says Mark Wilkins of Vaillant 
 1 Apr 2008

How software can help your team pull together

Team work in a contracting company can be enhanced by incorporating information systems, writes David Bell of software supplier Estimation. 
 1 Apr 2008

Corporate Manslaughter: wake-up call on health and safety for bosses

David Egan, partner and head of Health and Safety Law at Irwin Mitchell, discusses the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, looks at the impact it could have on bosses and their businesses - and why they must urgently put their health and safety house in order 
 1 Apr 2008

Buying low-cost unvented systems 'is false economy'

Jon Cockburn, head of marketing at Heatrae Sadia, warns that buying a low-cost unvented hot-water system could see you get your fingers burned once those frequent maintenance bills start rolling in 
 1 Apr 2008

Carbon cutting: Back to basics

With attention focused on cutting carbon emissions with renewable and sustainable technologies, Paul Hardy, managing director of Andrews Water Heaters and Potterton Commercial, gives a reminder that traditional basic system design principles still apply 
 1 Apr 2008

Successful specification: Top ten tips

Heat pumps are proving an increasingly popular renewable-energy heating system. Peter Gammon, technical product manager at MHS Boilers, gives some handy hints to aid smooth specification 
 1 Apr 2008
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