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District heating networks are well suited to large, multi-occupancy buildings

Sustainability in the pipeline

Zisis Nikoloudis, segment manager – commercial, at Uponor, discusses how the industry can build sustainable district heating systems to help the Government meet its net zero targets... 
 8 Apr 2021

Take control of the future

Terry Sharp, president of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), discusses some lessons learned in the commercial property sector during lockdown and how we can ensure we are better prepared for similar events that might occur in the ... 
 8 Apr 2021
Toshiba’s latest generation VRF, SMMS-u

More efficient and flexible VRF than ever

The latest incarnation of Toshiba’s industry-leading VRF air conditioning, SMMS-u, sets new standards for performance and ease of installation. David McSherry, TCUK’s sales manager for Toshiba and DX explains... 
 30 Mar 2021

Housing developers urged to bring forward end to fossil fuel heating

Keith Bastian, chief executive and founder of Fischer Future Heat, a specialist in dynamic heating, explains why housing developers should be putting an end to using fossil fuel heating systems as soon as possible.... 
 30 Mar 2021
Phil Deverick, commercial manager at Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK

Residential AC market is born

Phil Deverick, commercial manager at Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK explains why the COVID-19 restrictions seem to have given rise to a residential air conditioning market and how it differs from the commercial market... 
 24 Mar 2021
Homeowners need cost-effective heating that also reduces their carbon footprint

Heating up the home office: Electric heating as a solution to remote working

Keith Bastian, chief executive and founder of Fischer Future Heat, explains how homeowners can diversify their homes to meet new remote office needs, while also reducing the carbon footprint of their home and keeping an eye on energy costs.... 
 24 Mar 2021
High ceilings such as in a church or cathedral increase the heat up time dramatically

Control makes heating sense

Maximising the use of control technology has benefits beyond heating costs. Trevor Struck, area sales manager at Hamworthy Heating explains... 
 17 Mar 2021
Darren Baxter Albion Valves sales and marketing director

Press-fit valves: faster, safer, stronger

Valves are an often-overlooked part of a building services system. But in recent years, valve technology has advanced in response to challenges faced by engineers and installers. Darren Baxter explains.... 
 16 Mar 2021
Mark Grayston, head of product marketing at Mitsubishi Electric

Getting to grips with IAQ facts

Mark Grayston, head of product marketing at Mitsubishi Electric discusses the importance of understanding, monitoring and improving indoor air quality (IAQ) and calls for a recognised set of standards to regulate it... 
 3 Mar 2021

Replicating nature's toolkit

Kostas Papadopoulos, head of smart cities solutions development at SSE Enterprise examines the benefits of bipolar ionisation in managing air quality in buildings... 
 3 Mar 2021

Air quality's critical role in restoring faith in public buildings

With the UK hoping to return to some sense of normality over the next 12 months, it is clear that there must be a conscious effort to restore faith in public spaces by addressing the issue of air quality. David Millward, group product manager at ... 
 3 Mar 2021

IAQ key to safe office reopening

As offices across the UK open for business, it’s clear that air quality in buildings is of critical importance to people’s well-being and peace of mind. Here, Jerry Hall, air conditioning manager at Wolseley Climate, takes a closer look at the ... 
 3 Mar 2021

Train to gain

With apprenticeships heavily impacted by the pandemic, Malcolm Moss, President of ADCAS, examines the true cost to the industry and looks at what can be done to safeguard the future of the ductwork sector... 
 24 Feb 2021

Think outside the 'safe bet' box

Oliver Baker, chief executive of Ambion Heating, examines the benefits of computer-controlled infrared (CCIR) technolocy for low carbon heating... 
 24 Feb 2021
Steve McConnell of ICOM

Is hydrogen the future of heating?

An intention to drive the use of hydrogen for heating in the Prime Minister’s latest 10-point carbon plan has pushed this fuel higher up the zero carbon agenda. Steve McConnell of ICOM considers the implications... 
 17 Feb 2021
BESA chief executive David Frise

This time they are serious

A raft of new regulatory measures and the appointment of a products regulator, alongside stricter rules on payment, demonstrates just how serious the government is about reforming the built environment sector, according to the Building Engineering ... 
 17 Feb 2021

Thermal wheels vs transmission of viruses

Ventilation specialist Swegon explores the benefits of properly constructed, installed and maintained rotary heat exchangers and busts a few myths with regards to virus transmission... 
 10 Feb 2021

Heating repurposed for commercial properties

With the need to repurpose and refurbish older buildings now greater than ever, specifiers and contractors should look to retrofit solutions, says Steve Richmond, head of marketing and technical at Rehau Building Solutions Building Solutions... 
 10 Feb 2021

A balancing act for commercial buildings

Throughout 2020 public buildings have seen unprecedented periods of closure; however, many may not realise how these closures could impact the operation of buildings... 
 3 Feb 2021
Dan Wild, Conex Bänninger business unit director UK&I

Don’t fall into a bacteria trap

Dan Wild, Conex Bänninger business unit director UK&I, puts the case for copper over plastic when it comes to traps and waste fittings... 
 3 Feb 2021
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