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Multi-site HVAC: Large sites – larger questions!

Stewart Purchase, managing director of Viessmann UK, explains the Durham Standard and its impact on the future 
 1 Jul 2007

Multi-site HVAC: ‘You put it where?’

Buderus technical liaison officer Pete Mills looks at boiler siting issues for the larger home 
 1 Jul 2007

Humidification: it’s a gas – and it’s economic too!

Rik Prowen, operations director at JS Humidifiers, takes a looks at the economy of using gas-fired humidification 
 1 Jul 2007

Humidification: Humidifiers without steam

There is no single answer to humidification problems, says Robert Carr, managing director of Carr Marketing, a number of aspects have to be considered in order to achieve the correct solution 
 1 Jul 2007

F-Gas regulation: F-gas: get up to speed now!

From this month, new government legislation introduced to reduce emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases (including HFCs) used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment came into force. Here, Simon Keel, from leading air conditioning specialist Daikin UK, explains what installers need to know about F-gas regulation 
 1 Jul 2007

Business Matters: Corporate social responsibility: Is it friend or foe?

Corporate social responsibility – is it really a positive advantage to business or an imposed liability? Close Invoice Finance sales director David Butler tackles the issue. 
 1 Jul 2007

Burning issue: Fan of high energy efficiency

The criteria used during the selection of fans for use in the refrigeration and air conditioning market have moved around in recent years and, for many, high energy efficiency is currently at the top of the wish list, says Les Fish of Ziehl-Abegg 
 1 Jul 2007

Company Savvy: Jaga: radiating savvy

JAGA Heating Products' new radiator technology could help heat pump suppliers crack the replacement and refurbishment market. 
 1 Jul 2007

Displacement ventilation: better air quality, lower cost

Displacement ventilation works with high heat loads, occupancy levels and levels of contamination. And, says Richard Meskimmon (right), technical manager SP Coils Products, it’s energy efficient too 
 1 Jul 2007

Energy Efficiency: WSP accepts the challenge of delivering natural ventilation

DURING the past year or so we have seen a step-change in the retail industry’s attitude to sustainability, with a far greater emphasis on building life cycle costs being taken into consideration, as well as looking more closely at reducing energy usage. It is clear the use of BREEAM in retail schemes has increased the profile/knowledge of sustainability issues. 
 1 Jul 2007

Editors Comment: Working together is working smarter!

I heard some very interesting figures during a visit to the Trox factory to see the new press the company has just bought. 
 1 Jun 2007

Health & safety matters: Getting under the skin of worker health

Safety hogs the headlines, but long-term worker health issues deserve more urgent attention, says Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA 
 1 Jun 2007

BUSINESS MATTERS: Now is the time for pension planning

There is no better time than the present to get your pension planning right, says Baker Tilly director and pensions specialist Gary Grewal 
 1 Jun 2007

Contractor Profile: Rock stars and hospitals: it’s all in a day’s work!

Sharp + Howse managing director Bob Shelley admits he has a low boredom threshold, so it is just as well that his company works for such a diverse range of clients 
 1 Jun 2007

Company Profile: The business end of BSRIA!

Paul Braithwaite talks to Dave Stephens, general manager of BSRIA’s Instrument Solutions division, which hires, sells and calibrates instruments used by the building services industry 
 1 Jun 2007

Special Report-F-Gas: F-Gas Regulation could send industry into chaos

Never before has the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry faced so many legislative deadlines in such a short space of time. Ewan Rose sounds the alarm bell for contractors 
 1 Jun 2007

Air Conditioning World: VRF installation moves into the next phase

LG’s Ian Boyd takes a look at some of the installation and site developments which are making VRF systems quicker to install and offer consultants and contractors greater flexibility in gaining major advantages in energy savings 
 1 Jun 2007

Air Conditioning World: Latest packaged rooftop units get smart and flexible

Packaged rooftop units have traditionally been seen as a poor cousin to other systems. But it’s time to take a fresh look at the latest generation, says David Birtles, director of Lennox UK 
 1 Jun 2007

Air Conditioning World: Carrier’s clean, green air handling machine

Tony Millard, UK sales and marketing director, Carrier Air Handling Units, reveals the technical details that differentiate the latest Carrier advance in the UK air handling unit market 
 1 Jun 2007

Air Conditioning World: Domestic ac: Mitsubishi’s alternative message

Donald Daw, air conditioning division director for Mitsubishi Electric, asks if the growth in comfort cooling in UK homes is in our best interests? 
 1 Jun 2007
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