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Ventilation market is poised for global lift-off

The next two years will see double-digit growth in international air distribution; fire safety and natural ventilation markets, according to one of the world's leading global manufacturers 
 1 Oct 2013

Improving HVAC efficiency through performance louvres

A wide range of factors need to be considered when specifying a louvre system to ensure improved air flow to HVAC systems while providing protection against rain ingress, says Simon Hunter 
 1 Oct 2013

Green solutions in the carbon steel pipeline

Carbon steel pipework has a number of benefits over its traditional mild steel counterpart, not least in terms of its eco-credentials. Simon Spridgeon looks at the advantages to be gained from choosing this material when specifying pipework 
 1 Oct 2013

Plastic pipes show their sustainability credentials

Sustainability has become an imperative consideration in the design and construction of new-build and refurbishment projects across all sectors, says Des Dolan 
 1 Oct 2013

Planning for savings

Clients often require validation of any investment they have made to improve energy efficiency. Geoff Newman highlights the key issues for building services engineers to be aware of 
 1 Oct 2013

Beating energy price hikes

Heat pumps can help businesses cut their heating costs. Cliff Arnold explains how 
 1 Oct 2013

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
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