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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
Petra Wolf from the NürnbergMesse management board

What's in store for Chillventa eSpecial

From 13 to 15 October 2020, the international refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pump sector will come together for the Chillventa eSpecial. Petra Wolf from the NürnbergMesse gives us a preview of the event.... 
 22 Sep 2020
Andy Green technical director at Baxi Heating

Taking efficiency to the max

Retrofit and boiler replacement have a vital role to play in meeting our environmental targets, says Andy Green technical director at Baxi Heating. The focus now must be on optimising system performance for maximum efficiency savings... 
 16 Sep 2020

ALV fluids signal new era in temperature control

It’s essential to use fluids to circulate heat effectively but there’s previously been a dearth of options available to improve that efficiency. It’s been a choice between a poorly performing heat transfer fluid or simply water. However, the ... 
 16 Sep 2020

Smart use of UFH

Franz Huelle, head of technical at Rehau Building Solutions, explores how underfloor heating (UFH) can meet the challenge of providing efficient and cost-effective space heating for multiple commercial end-users... 
 9 Sep 2020

Get in training for the Hackitt race

The building engineering sector must start adapting quickly to the safety and quality reforms championed by Dame Judith Hackitt, according to BESA President Neil Brackenridge... 
 9 Sep 2020
Radiator product manager at Zehnder Group UK David Lorrison

Game-changing bathroom innovations

Many people have been guilty of putting non-urgent jobs around the house on the back-burner. However during and post lockdown opportunities have presented themselves to homeowners to spruce up their properties and radiators can be a good place to ... 
 2 Sep 2020

Time to unlock the doors

As more businesses start to reopen, Toby Hunt, from Guardian Water Treatment, warns about unused water systems as a potential breeding ground for legionella bactera... 
 2 Sep 2020

E-learning is time well spent

Shaun Hughes, regional sales manager at Victaulic, discusses why training is a win-win for both the engineer, installer and manufacturer alike, and explores why learning is no longer confined to the physical... 
 26 Aug 2020
Dave Dickson, group specification manager for Conex Bänninger

Get CPD fit as Britain builds

Dave Dickson, group specification manager for Conex Bänninger, discusses the benefits of Continual Professional Development (CPD), along with a reminder it can include remote ‘lunch and learns’ as well as attendance at technical webinars... 
 26 Aug 2020
Brett Smyth, general manager, Ideal Industries EMEA

Electrical safety for heating engineers

Brett Smyth, general manager, Ideal Industries EMEA, a specialist in electrical tools, accessories and equipment, discusses the need for electrical skills and safety to be included in mandatory training for heating engineers to ensure safe isolation ... 
 19 Aug 2020
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