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Company Profile: Diffusion goes on the acquisition trail

For years now, Diffusion has been used to prop up other parts of the parent company’s empire. Now, its new owner is on the acquisition trail, building on the company’s success. Leigh Stimpson, managing director, talks to Paul Braithwaite 
 1 Dec 2006

Chimney and flues: System chimneys: keeping in tune with Euro standards

With a degree of confusion as to the correct product designation under BS EN 1856-1 for system chimneys, Jason Lee, technical sales manager of SFL, explains the key requirements 
 1 Dec 2006

Air Conditioning World: Warning: don’t slip from the efficiency path

The air conditioning industry has had to defend itself as it is relentlessly attacked over increasing CO2 emissions. We can all be public relations officers for the products. We have a lot of ammunition and we should use it. Andy Stamford, managing director of Wave Air Conditioning, begins the fight back. 
 1 Dec 2006

Air conditioning world: Wrong ahu could damage your wealth, says Carrier HH

Robert Snijder, managing director of Carrier Holland Heating BV, talks to Paul Braithwaite about the continuing changes in his company and how buying the wrong ahu could cost a developer dear during the lifetime of a building 
 1 Dec 2006

Air Conditioning World: Mitsubishi moves into residential heat pumps

MITSUBISHI has stepped out of its box with the launch of a domestic heat pump boiler. 
 1 Dec 2006

Air Conditioning World: Daikin installation cuts costs at Co-op c-store

SIGNIFICANT savings in electricity costs were achieved during the first 48 days of new Daikin Conveni-pack combined refrigeration, air conditioning and heating technology, applied to a Co-op Welcome convenience store in Sneinton Dale, Notts. 
 1 Dec 2006

Editors Comment: Is there life after the bureaucrats?

Thank goodness, at least there is someone who tells it like it is. I have just read Bob Towse’s health and safety article in the news section. 
 1 Nov 2006

Editors Comment: If developers can sell on PFI contracts, who gains?

I have now heard of two developers which wish to sell on the maintenance side of their PFI work. 
 1 Oct 2006

Health & Safety Matters: Shouting about a silent killer

One death from carbon monoxide poisoning is one death too many. Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA, welcomes a new hard-hitting report and action plan to tackle Britain’s silent and invisible killer. 
 1 Oct 2006

Contractor Profile: A Wright good business

Marcus (second from right at back) with the design team members (left to right) - (standing) Peter Hanks, Roy Gould, David Prince, (front) Neil Marsh and Terence McLaughlin 
 1 Oct 2006

Company Profile: Wolf: helping itself by helping installers to help themselves

Wolf Heating UK is a year old but already Steve Lauri, managing director, is making waves. Paul Braitwaite reports. 
 1 Oct 2006

Commercial heating; More control, greater efficiency

Using appropriate controls for heating systems is just common sense and a way to improve the payback on the boiler investment by maximising energy savings. But don’t forget to ensure the occupants of the building want plenty of hot water and comfortable levels of heat, says Bob Walsh, technical director at Hamworthy Heating 
 1 Oct 2006

Commercial Heating: Controlling influence for commercial heating

Following the government’s Energy Review in July this year, energy efficiency is very much at the forefront of the agenda for the commercial heating sector. When selecting a new or replacement heating system for a building, commercial specifiers must consider the impact of controls, which can significantly improve the energy efficiency of a boiler and earn credits under the new Part L2 Building Regulations. But as Richard Walker, national sales and marketing manager at Potterton Commercial, explains the need for more careful consideration of controls on a heating system’s functionality is long overdue 
 1 Oct 2006

Commercial Heating: Go flexible with electric heating

With energy prices continuing to rise, it’s not just domestic users who are seeing fuel bills rocket. Occupiers of commercial buildings also need to take control of the heating systems to keep costs down. A good understanding of the full flexibility that electric heating offers can help with designing tailored and economical heating solutions, writes Karen Trewick, marketing communications manager at Dimplex, the electric space and water heating specialist. 
 1 Oct 2006

Commercial Heating; Life-cycle costs on the boil

Kevin Stones, technical director of Hoval, explains why a good understanding of building services plant is the key to working with meaningful life-cycle information 
 1 Oct 2006

Commercial Heating: Part L: six months on!

Graham Williamson, business director of commercial heating at Ideal Boilers, discusses the impact Part L2A and L2B of the Building Regulations for non-domestic buildings have had on the industry since they were introduced in April. 
 1 Oct 2006

Commercial Heating: Condensing boilers must be part of an integrated system

Steve Cooper, managing director of Armstrong Integrated Systems, which supplies off-site manufactured integrated plant rooms, looks at how condensing boilers can help to achieve the energy efficiency targets 
 1 Oct 2006

Chillers: Refurb cuts energy costs and extends chiller life

Trevor Dann, operations director of Thermacom, discusses how to extend the life of water chillers and looks at solutions for energy reduction and compliance with Montreal Protocol 
 1 Oct 2006

Close Control: Keeping cool in computer rooms

Derek Siveter, managing director of Stulz UK, examines the latest technology for precision AC applications 
 1 Oct 2006

Burning Issue: New fire safety law and this time it has teeth too?

Richard Norman (below), managing director, Indepth Hygiene Services and vice chairman of the HVCA’s Ventilation Ductwork Group, discusses the new legislation on fire safety 
 1 Oct 2006
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