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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

Size does matter

Phil Johnson (below) explains why ADCAS is once again highlighting the benefits of sticking to standard sizes for circular ductwork 
 1 Feb 2008

Give water a chance

In an ideal world, every cooling system should be specified on its merits in relation to each project. John Lightfoot (right), sales and marketing director of Quartz's TEV and chair of HEVAC's Fan Coil Unit Group, argues that fan coil chilled water systems deserve a fairer crack of the whip 
 1 Feb 2008

Re-inventing the fan coil

Fan coils have a proven track record for reliability and flexibility. Despite this longevity, Andrew Saxon of Biddle Air Systems believes they still have a key role to play in the drive towards energy efficiency 
 1 Feb 2008

Motor specification: one size does not fit all

The process of selecting the most appropriate motor for a fan coil unit needs to take a wide range of factors into consideration. Peter Faruqi of Dunham Bush explains why there is more to it than following the crowd 
 1 Feb 2008

A quieter way to deep clean

The Prime Minister has decreed that hospitals be deep cleaned. One company says it can carry out the procedure, without needing to evict the patients 
 1 Feb 2008

Fit for purpose

Standardisation would mean more competitive prices and larger stockholdings of fewer combinations. And the industry could be the winner 
 1 Feb 2008

F-Gas: UK prepares for mandatory skills assessment

THE European Commission has now finalised its detailed requirements for the training and certification of engineers working on stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment under the European Fluorinated Gases Regulation - known as the F-Gas Regulation. 
 1 Feb 2008
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