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Biomass: a greener future for the industry

With the advent of Part L 2006 of The Building Regulations, renewable energy technologies, such as biomass boilers have become an integral part of almost every new building. Stephen Laws, technical director at Clyde Energy Solutions, considers the issues surrounding the specification of biomass boilers for heating and hot water in commercial applications. 
 1 Mar 2008

US buildings face major energy cuts

Tim Dwyer, head of the Department of Engineering Systems at London South Bank University, was elected to the board of ASHRAE as director-at-large, representing the large overseas membership. ASHRAE, which was founded in 1894, is an international technical body with 55,000 members. It states its mission as: "Advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education." 
 1 Mar 2008

Intelligence avoids the unnecessary cycle of waste

As heating demand reduces during warmer periods, boilers become oversized and begin cycling, which leads to an increase in energy use and carbon emission. Tony.Wills (right) from Sabien Technology explains 
 1 Mar 2008

Safe and efficient heating needed

Tony Constable, sales and marketing manager of Autron Products which makes LST radiators, discusses the challenges facing the commercial-heating sector 
 1 Mar 2008

Shaping up by condensing and downsizing

Bring on the new generation of compact, lightweight, commercial condensing boilers, shouts Yan Evans (below), technical director, Andrews Water Heaters and Potterton Commercial 
 1 Mar 2008

Four-way solution to maximise energy efficiency

As high efficiency and low emissions continue their rise up everyone's agenda, Stokvis sales director Paul Sands flags up effective ways to more than meet the ever-more strident demands for sustainability 
 1 Mar 2008

Control needed for public sector

Stefan Gautsch, design engineer for Buderus, comments on a high-efficiency boiler solution where energy efficiency and flexibility were the key requirements for a new heating installation 
 1 Mar 2008

Cooking with gas as long as it is LPG

Bulk market manager Laura Luty of Calor explains the benefits of using LPG in commercial buildings 
 1 Mar 2008

Commercial boilers: penny wise?

High-tech, more energy-efficient boilers can be seen as a confusing or expensive choice. But this can be a short-sighted and costly viewpoint, as Viessmann's Stewart Purchase tells HVR 
 1 Mar 2008

Ask the right questions and make the savings

Specifiers of commercial boilers do not have it easy. There are too many choices as Tajinder Heet (right), managing director of Wellman Robey explains. 
 1 Mar 2008

The low-carbon approach to ventilation

Knowledge is the key to success if contractors are to take advantage of new opportunities in energy-efficient systems, argues Nygel Humphrey, marketing manager, commercial, at Vent-Axia 
 1 Mar 2008

Passivent actively saves energy

A method of controlling natural air movement to ventilate buildings has been officially recognised as energy-saving and is therefore eligible for the government's Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme 
 1 Mar 2008

Masters of our own destiny

Ductwork firms must become more influential members of the supply chain, says Barry Pollard, (below), chairman of the HVCA's Ductwork Group 
 1 Mar 2008

Toshiba challenges status quo

Using an unusual compression technology gives Toshiba's latest range of VRF air conditioning systems a number of advantages, says Neil Hitching, UK projects manager Toshiba Air Conditioning 
 1 Mar 2008

Sanyo seize the light

As oil prices hit new heights, it is not only climate change driving the need to develop viable energy sources. Graham Wright explains how the Gaia principle is leading his company 
 1 Mar 2008

On the job with CRS

Many maintenance-dependent industries and organisations rely on hvac rental equipment. HVR spoke to Marc White from CRS to find out what the company has been doing since its acquisition of the Longville Group 
 1 Mar 2008

Comfort is key to bringing customers back to stores

Pressure from the retail sector will challenge the air conditioning industry to push energy and cost efficiency to new highs, says Paul Taylor, Panasonic's european technical manager, air conditioning products 
 1 Mar 2008

Beam market goes through roof

The multi-service chilled beam (MSCB) market has doubled in size in less than four years. Head of communications at Trox, Terry Farthing looks into some of the reasons behind this growth and popularity of this relatively new system 
 1 Mar 2008

Where space is the final frontier

Mike Briskman of LG Air Conditioning discusses the pitfalls of ventilation when the only place for the condenser to be sited is in a confined space 
 1 Mar 2008

Better the managers, better the chances that firms will prosper

Directors need to be aware of their duties, says Bob Bailey, Midlands chair of R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals, and partner at Baker Tilly. 
 1 Feb 2008
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