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Air conditioning world: Mitsubishi puts mix mode system in head office

Mitsubishi is putting its money where its mouth is. Last year, it linked with ventilation specialist Passivent in a move which could save energy costs of up to 40%. It has recently refurbished its Hatfield offices and installed the system there. Philip Ord, VRF product manager, explains the workings of the mixed mode system 
 1 Mar 2006

Company Profile: Air management solutions lead the charge for Vent-Axia

Construction is changing and so is Vent-Axia. The industry is adopting a project-led stance and Vent-Axia, realising this, is using its expertise in heating and air conditioning as well as ventilation to look at air management solutions. David Neale, channel marketing manager for the commercial sector, talks to HVR about the changes 
 1 Mar 2006

Editors Comment: Stop press: Blair and Braithwaite agree shock!

I had a press release in the other day about how Green Party is launching a major energy campaign and calling on people to subscribe in their millions to green energy tariffs. 
 1 Feb 2006

News: Why safety works

Workplace safety is improving but there are still too many injuries and this is costing British business dear - on all counts, says Bob Towse, head of technical & safety at the HVCA. 
 1 Jan 2006

Finance: Resolutions to keep

There are some New Year resolutions which do not exist to be broken! So says Close Invoice Finance sales director Andrew Radley,, right, as he looks at what businesses should be focusing on in 2006. 
 1 Jan 2006

Mikrofill realises domestic potential of Ethos range

Dave Cox, left, general manager of Mikrofill, explains to Paul Braithwaite why the company’s high performance Ethos boiler is just right for the domestic market – and is backing it with a new company and a marketing spend 
 1 Jan 2006

Contractor Profile: CATCH THE SUN!

Alan Ward, director of Bienne Heating, has been interested in solar heating all his working life, not surprising then that he is an expert in the field – or rather on the roof! Here, he discusses the issues with Paul Braithwaite 
 1 Jan 2006

Environmental control systems: Come on in, the water’s lovely

Heatstar offers HVAC contractors and installers the specialist expertise and equipment to develop the lucrative swimming pool market through the use of better environmental control and optimised energy recovery 
 1 Jan 2006

Company Profile: The future’s bright – and very busy for Estimation

Estimation Group is kicking off 2006 with some exciting new products, a new way of presenting its products to the market and the launch of new technologies which haven’t been applied to building services before. HVR talks to David Bell, below, managing director 
 1 Jan 2006

Pipes and fittings:Fast track piping solutions which work in the real world

In today’s world of building and plant construction, the process of facility design and engineering moves at a rapid pace. Often, fast track construction is the rule, not the exception. David Snodgrass, UK and Ireland country manager for Victaulic, pipe joining system manufacturer, shows how to manage those accelerated schedules with improved piping system construction, while meeting or exceeding design standards. 
 1 Jan 2006

Pipes and fittings: Price rises force change on galvanised pipework users

Malcolm Crossley, managing director of Legris, insists his company’s product is quicker and easier to install than galvanised steel pipework and, with the cost of galvanised pipework rising, it is time for even the traditionalists to look for alternatives 
 1 Jan 2006

Refrigeration: F-gas reg: embrace the legislation

John Skelton, group projects manager of Parasense, urges the industry to embrace F-gas legislation rather than view it as a burden. 
 1 Jan 2006

Editors Comment: All that legislation just means extra work for bosses

Less than a year into this session of parliament and Tony Blair is already a lame duck prime minister with the left wing of his party acting like socialists (albeit rich socialists) and flexing their muscles. 
 1 Jan 2006
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