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AHUs move into the sustainability spotlight

Air handling units are helping to pave the way to outstanding BREEAM ratings, according to Amanda Sayers 
 10 Sep 2013

Planning for recovery in ventilation systems

It is now standard practice to include heat recovery in ventilation systems and the choice of heat exchanger can have a major impact on other aspects of the system. Alasdair Howie explains 
 10 Sep 2013

CHP just keeps on running

The small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) market has been setting the pace in the energy saving challenge for the past few years and that is clearly set to continue, says David Shaw 
 10 Sep 2013

See the bigger picture for tight climate control

Technological advances have revolutionised VRV/VRF capabilities and how these highly energy efficient systems are suitable for more applications than ever before, says Martin Passingham 
 10 Sep 2013

Taking control of humidity in buildings

Humidity control is increasingly important, so building services engineers have the challenge of delivering it within building performance and lifecycle cost criteria. John Barker considers the options 
 10 Sep 2013

Where are renewables now?

The RHI will ultimately become instrumental in the growth of the UK's renewable energy market - but where are we at this time? FETA puts the renewable energy market into its current context. 
 15 Aug 2013

The solar thermal hot water revolution

AO Smith has produced a high performance system consisting of solar thermal panels feeding into an SGE or SGS condensing gas water heater, with an intelligent control system to optimise energy use and minimise energy costs. 
 15 Aug 2013

The rise of compact solar integration

When using solar for the generation of domestic hot water, cylinders with twin coils are typically installed, but a new method for hot water generation integrates solar into a direct gas-fired water heater. Kevin Potter explains. 
 15 Aug 2013

Rewards and reductions with ASHP

With an increasing focus on lower carbon energy and growing support from Government incentive schemes, contractors and engineers are waking up to the potential of renewable energy. Chris Davis considers what makes air source heat pumps such an attractive option for commercial buildings. 
 15 Aug 2013

The value of ground source heat pumps

With ground source heat pumps becoming an increasingly attractive option across commercial applications, Phil Hurley looks at the factors currently driving market growth - and which will have the biggest impact in the years to come. 
 15 Aug 2013

Forestry fuels heating revolution

A growing number of businesses, households, farms and estates are making the move to wood energy, drawn by technology with excellent green credentials, cost savings and long-term income from the Renewable Heat Incentive. Neil Harrison and Ben Tansey of re:heat explain. 
 15 Aug 2013

The renewable of the moment

Jeff House considers the significant contribution of biomass energy solutions in achieving UK climate change goals 
 15 Aug 2013

Integrating LZCs to the max

As low carbon heat sources are used more extensively within integrated heating systems it's important to design systems to exploit the advantages they offer and deliver maximum efficiency. Graham Rodd explains. 
 15 Aug 2013

The environmentally and cost effective (older) chiller

Trevor Dann discusses the use of ThermOzone's Re-Chill concept product to address older chillers and environmental concerns 
 15 Aug 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
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