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Winning in the hot water generation game

The objectives of new water heating regulations are clear. The use of non-condensing water heating equipment is expected to be eliminated from 2015, says Jeff House 
 17 Apr 2013

It pays to test the waters

Analysing and validating water quality in commercial heating systems is crucial to ensuring their performance and efficiency and Sentinel Commercial says its new service, System Check, is doing this easily and cost-effectively. A testing and reporting service delivered via post and email, System Check enables installers, contractors and system operators to carry out water analysis directly, saving significant time and money. 
 17 Apr 2013

It makes sense to separate to accumulate

What are the true benefits of separating heating and hot water systems, and how does the use of direct or indirect fired units compare? Kevin Potter has the answers 
 17 Apr 2013

A textbook case of using zoned AHUs

Maintaining good indoor air quality in classrooms without wasting energy can be a major challenge. Lars Fabricius explains why zone-specific, decentralised air handling units with heat recovery offer a useful way forward 
 17 Apr 2013

Pre-packaged biomass cuts costs and time

Wood biomass could save thousands on heating bills, but a replacement may mean downtime. Euroheat has a solution - wood heating supplied ready-to-fit in a prefabricated box 
 17 Apr 2013

A first-class solution to school heating needs

The Government's Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP), brings opportunities for HVAC contractors. However, they also face boiler replacement challenges, says Eleanor Fox 
 17 Apr 2013

UFH - leaner and greener

Underfloor heating can help provide the Priority School Building Programme with much needed certainty over long-term energy and cost saving, according to Mike Lamb 
 17 Apr 2013

Top form ventilation

On-demand ventilation, coupled with high efficiency energy recovery successfully manages air quality as well as reducing a school's carbon footprint and energy costs, says David Cook 
 17 Apr 2013

Why wood is good

With biomass proving an increasingly popular choice for educational establishments, Mark Northcott shares one forward-thinking Council's route to low carbon heating 
 17 Apr 2013

Winds of change blowing through ventilation sector

While the year may still be relatively young, Steve Mongan is looking ahead to the future and how regulations planned for 2018 are already shaping the ventilation industry 
 17 Apr 2013

Is it time to go with the mixed flow?

Selecting the most appropriate fan for a project requires a number of factors to be taken into account. Mixed flow in-line fans are a case in point, says Alasdair Howie 
 17 Apr 2013

Ecodesign requirement for fans - is it working?

Is the Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive actually achieving what it was set up to do? Geoff Lockwood has an answer 
 17 Apr 2013

It pays to maintain a healthy balance

Indoor air quality has risen up the environmental agenda as buildings have become more airtight. Alan Macklin examines the implications 
 17 Apr 2013

How you can maximise heat pump performance

Most sustainability strategies include the use of low carbon energy sources, so it's important to ensure they deliver maximum benefits. Graham Rodd considers some of the key factors that affect heat pump performance 
 17 Apr 2013

Why it makes sense to back heat pump provision

The best return for the Government's investment has to be financial support for the encouragement of heat pumps of all types, plus insulation, says Julian Brunnock 
 16 Apr 2013

Scottish B&ES chairman seeks perfect answers

Ventilation is finally coming out of the shadows, says B&ES Scotland chairman Duncan Sibbald
 16 Apr 2013

The real price of success

The HVAC sector is becoming increasingly price-driven and this has implications for the way businesses are run, according to Nuaire's Andy Mudie. Ian Vallely reports 
 16 Apr 2013

Gas absorption benefits drive the technology forward

The stature of gas absorption technology is continuing to grow in the UK as a highly efficient, renewable heating solution for commercial and industrial applications. Stefan Gautsch offers a reminder of how the technology operates and why its popularity is on the rise
 16 Apr 2013

Make the most of controls

Controls are powerful allies in the fight against high carbon emissions and inefficient energy usage. M&E contractors can have a significant influence over how controls are specified so it is incumbent upon them to gain an understanding of this critical technology, says Ian Ellis
 7 Mar 2013

We are all connected now

Innovation and ingenuity are helping to save money and save energy in the social housing sector, according to Peter Gammon
 7 Mar 2013
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