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Which heat pump is best for your building?

With rising energy costs and increasingly ambitious environmental goals, heat pumps have been gaining recognition as an efficient heating and cooling solution for a wide range of commercial, institutional and industrial buildings, says Richard James 
 1 Oct 2013

Risk-free renewable hot water

The HSV Thermal Store from Lochinvar is a groundbreaking approach to producing commercial hot water supplies from renewables while also eliminating the risk of Legionnaires' disease. 
 15 Aug 2013

Making the move to 70:40

Significant efficiency improvements in heating systems can be achieved by reducing flow:return temperatures to 70°C:40°C. Lars Fabricius explains how this influences almost every aspect of system design. 
 14 Aug 2013

Has heating efficiency hit a stumbling block?

Achieving the best efficiencies from heating and hot water systems is only possible when components are free from sludge and limescale build up. Ian Barnes outlines the key considerations for cleaning and protecting heating systems, highlighting best practice in both areas. 
 14 Aug 2013

Water treatment alone cannot solve all problems

Martin Wilkinson firmly believes that a holistic approach to water conditioning and its control - from bottom to top level system management - is vital to achieving efficient, reliable operation and longevity of plant 
 14 Aug 2013

The right combination

Francine Wickham looks at how chemical water treatments and in-line filters work hand-in-hand to provide the ultimate protection for commercial heating systems 
 14 Aug 2013

Don't lose momentum with 'going green'

Cathryn Hickey from the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies, urges the building services engineering sector to keep the momentum going in regards to delivering and promoting greener and more energy efficient ways to heat and light Britain's buildings 
 14 Aug 2013

Energy auditing in practice

Energy audits scrutinise your site's energy use to assist in identifying measures for cost and energy savings. They are an essential part of the effective control of energy costs and consequently form an important part of energy management practice. Mark Hobbins explains 
 14 Aug 2013

Accrediting biomass installers in the North

David Wright talks about Schiedel's new renewables training centre 
 14 Aug 2013

Keeping downtime to a minimum with press fit

At the Forest School in Horsham, a boys comprehensive set in 20 acres and teaching over 1000 pupils, the refurbishment of an antiquated heating system by contractor, BSW Building Services, was helped along the way by easy-to-fit and test pipe-fittings from Geberit 
 14 Aug 2013

Bisset focusses on business principles

New B&ES president Bruce Bisset is proud of Galloway Group's status as a modern company with an international customer base that can also draw on a rich local engineering heritage. 
 13 Aug 2013

Fulfilling solutions through knowledge

Products need to be more than innovative and they need to work in the real world, says Martin Lowe, joint managing director of Marflow Hydronics. 
 13 Aug 2013

Putting the strategy into solar

Summer 2013 saw the launch of the Government's first strategy for solar energy in a move which marks the sector's 'coming of age' according to Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker. Mark Elliott explains. 
 13 Aug 2013

EC ruling defeat dispels heat pump and radiator myths

High output, low water content radiators are the perfect emitter for low temperature systems, argues Nick Whitwell, managing director of Quinn Radiators, as he welcomes the defeat of a European proposal to label radiators as unsuitable for use with heat pumps. 
 13 Aug 2013

Traversing the maze of boosting performance

The demand for pressure boosting has grown consistently in recent years as a result of taller buildings, more condensed living, inconsistent site pressure and reduced mains pressure. These factors combined with the need to reduce the plant room size into the smallest possible footprint, has made the selection process much more complex, says Glynn Williams 
 13 Aug 2013

High efficiency pumps and the European Union

In order to meet the European Union's plans for carbon reduction, the total energy consumption of all circulating pumps used for heating must be halved by 2020. Christian Engelke explains the new ErP directive for high efficiency pumps 
 8 Jul 2013

Getting to grips with Gripple

Frazer Belafonte, UK industrial sales manager of Gripple, is worried that many contractors do not yet understand BIM, when they need to be on board with it by 2016. 
 8 Jul 2013

Decision on Part L core to future of efficient commercial buildings

The uncertainty still hanging over Part L is sparking outcries throughout much of the construction industry, says Jerry Studden
 
 8 Jul 2013

Heating up the commercial market

Over the past five years or so, underfloor heating has increased in popularity within the domestic market and is now becoming recognised as a superior heat emitter for commercial properties too. However, in order to maximise the potential of a commercial underfloor heating system, there are a few common pitfalls that need to be avoided. Neil Young explains more 
 8 Jul 2013

Wet or electric, the choice is yours

Steven Rooney explains why underfloor heating is more versatile than people might think 
 8 Jul 2013
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