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Technical product manager at Vent-Axia Dave Cook

Something in the air...

David Cook, technical product manager at Vent-Axia, explains what can be done to help ensure businesses and schools have good ventilation by evaluating existing ventilation and improving or upgrading it as necessary... 
 24 Nov 2020

Best practice for laboratory air

Health and safety has always been crucial for laboratory air management but, increasingly, today’s systems have to deliver additional important benefits in order to facilitate safe, energy efficient operation at a time when these spaces and their ... 
 24 Nov 2020
Pete Mills, technical operations manager for Bosch Commercial & Industrial

Where to start with replacing a boiler

Pete Mills, technical operations manager for Bosch Commercial & Industrial details the commercial boiler replacement market... 
 18 Nov 2020

CHP keeps costs under control

Generating energy, using on-site Combined Heat and Power (CHP) provides a highly efficient, cost-effective alternative to centralised grid supplies. John Hyde of Centrica Business Solutions discusses how to maximise asset performance for best ... 
 18 Nov 2020
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Maximising the potential of MMC

Using modern methods of construction including offsite prefabrication brings numerous benefits to heating projects from high-quality build to faster delivery. But early integration, engagement and collaboration are essential to maximise the benefits,... 
 11 Nov 2020

Lifetime skills guarantee - a step in the right direction

Bart Maris, vice president of sales & marketing EMEA at RWC, believes the government’s ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ announcement is a positive step forward. He looks at what this means for the plumbing and heating industry, discussing upskilling, ... 
 9 Nov 2020

What could a winter lockdown mean?

The second wave of the COVID-19 crisis will likely see business owners faced with the challenge of trying to navigate the restrictions alongside what is already a difficult time of year when it comes to keeping residents comfortable and healthy. But ... 
 4 Nov 2020
Richard Bateman, product marketing manager at RWC

All-in-one solution for high rise construction

Richard Bateman, product marketing manager from RWC, discusses how all-in-one valves can simplify riser cupboard installations in high-rise residential buildings... 
 4 Nov 2020

Pump up the carbon savings

Heat pumps offer a rapid and scalable solution to the tough challenge of decarbonising heat, says Luke Bannar-Martin of Centrica Business Solution... 
 28 Oct 2020

BEMS efficiency

An organisation-wide building energy management system (BEMS) can reduce energy consumption, delivering reduced costs and improving the well-being and productivity of a building’s occupants. Beverly Quinn, environmental engineer at TÜV SÜD 
 28 Oct 2020

Sustainability leadership

CIBSE’s revised sustainability guide puts engineers at the heart of the design and construction of better performing sustainable buildings, says Julie Godefroy, CIBSE technical manager... 
 21 Oct 2020

Ventilation – the cornerstone of IAQ

HVAC professionals depend on good guidelines to help in their daily duties. Here Daikin UK product and training manager Martin Passingham argues in favour of that a whole-building approach when it comes to improving indoor air quality and highlights ... 
 21 Oct 2020
Malcolm Moss, president of ADCAS

Clean and clear

As workplaces begin to return to something resembling normality and occupancy levels rise, ventilation and indoor air quality will be closely monitored. Malcolm Moss, president of ADCAS, explains why a properly maintained ductwork ventilation system ... 
 14 Oct 2020

Some standards are missing

Some of the technical standards needed to ensure fire resistant and smoke control ventilation systems comply with safety regulations have not been published leading to confusion in the ductwork marketplace, according to the Building Engineering ... 
 14 Oct 2020

Measurement is key

Confidence is crucial if the economy is going to get back on track. Staff and customers will only return if they are confident that buildings have the right levels of ventilation and accurate air flow measurement and a proactive strategy are crucial ... 
 13 Oct 2020
BESA chief executive David Frise

Let’s talk about ‘fresh’ air?

Building managers should urgently review the way their ventilation systems are operating in light of the new restrictions announced by the government, according to BESA chief executive David Frise... 
 8 Oct 2020
The air quality must be high and the noise level of the fans very low in order to ensure that events can be staged safely during times of COVID-19 – that’s something both Peter Fenkl of Ziehl-Abegg (left) and Dr Michael Gordon of Motorwerk (right) both agree on

Biomimetic fans put indoor events back on agenda

The Berlin Motorwerk (motor plant) has installed an improved ventilation solution said to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection, thanks to biomimetic fans from fan manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg... 
 8 Oct 2020
Rupert Kazlauciunas, technical product manager at Greenwood

A fan of home security

Domestic window extractor fans could be a weak link in home security, but that could all end now that there is a police-accredited solution on the market.... 
 30 Sep 2020
Managing director at Sontay Mark Newton

Pandemic highlights need for improved CO2 monitoring in workplace

Mark Newton, managing director at Sontay, asks how well air quality and environmental conditions are being monitored in large offices and commercial buildings, and are they being analysed correctly?... 
 30 Sep 2020
Graeme Rees, vice president of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA)

Controlling efficiency

Graeme Rees, vice president of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), discusses the efficient management of buildings post-lockdown, and how a new Technical Guide can help ensure building controls perform to their maximum potential... 
 23 Sep 2020
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