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Commercial Heating: Go flexible with electric heating

With energy prices continuing to rise, it’s not just domestic users who are seeing fuel bills rocket. Occupiers of commercial buildings also need to take control of the heating systems to keep costs down. A good understanding of the full flexibility that electric heating offers can help with designing tailored and economical heating solutions, writes Karen Trewick, marketing communications manager at Dimplex, the electric space and water heating specialist. 
 1 Oct 2006

Commercial Heating; Life-cycle costs on the boil

Kevin Stones, technical director of Hoval, explains why a good understanding of building services plant is the key to working with meaningful life-cycle information 
 1 Oct 2006

Commercial Heating: Part L: six months on!

Graham Williamson, business director of commercial heating at Ideal Boilers, discusses the impact Part L2A and L2B of the Building Regulations for non-domestic buildings have had on the industry since they were introduced in April. 
 1 Oct 2006

Commercial Heating: Condensing boilers must be part of an integrated system

Steve Cooper, managing director of Armstrong Integrated Systems, which supplies off-site manufactured integrated plant rooms, looks at how condensing boilers can help to achieve the energy efficiency targets 
 1 Oct 2006

Chillers: Refurb cuts energy costs and extends chiller life

Trevor Dann, operations director of Thermacom, discusses how to extend the life of water chillers and looks at solutions for energy reduction and compliance with Montreal Protocol 
 1 Oct 2006

Close Control: Keeping cool in computer rooms

Derek Siveter, managing director of Stulz UK, examines the latest technology for precision AC applications 
 1 Oct 2006

Burning Issue: New fire safety law and this time it has teeth too?

Richard Norman (below), managing director, Indepth Hygiene Services and vice chairman of the HVCA’s Ventilation Ductwork Group, discusses the new legislation on fire safety 
 1 Oct 2006

Health & Safety Matters: Learning the lessons of Cumbria

A highly controversial legionnaires’ disease trial is finally over, but what can we learn from the outcome? Bob Towse, Head of Technical and Safety at the HVCA, explains 
 1 Sep 2006

Contractor Profile: The fixer

Tim East has built his reputation on being able to fix what others have messed up. But now some consultants have realised that giving him the job in the first place saves money, hassle – and time. Paul Braithwaite talks to a hands-on engineer 
 1 Sep 2006

Burning Issue: BS6173:2001: getting to grips with kitchen ventilation

Everyone accepts that kitchen ventilation is health and safety driven. However, as Steve McMahon, managing director of S&S Northern, insists: there are plenty of anomolies in the way BS6173:2001 is being interpreted and it needs sorting before someone is injured or killed 
 1 Sep 2006

Company Profile: Hamworthy Heating: a quiet revolution

Hamworthy Heating has changed. In the last four years, it has introduced a range wall-hung boilers and a range of condensing boilers. It has also changed its manufacturing process. More importantly for the installer, it has changed the way it deals with its customers. Mike Shaw, sales and marketing director, explains why to Paul Braithwaite 
 1 Sep 2006

Air movement and ductwork; Ductwork firms adapt to move with the times

Ductwork firms are adapting their skills to meet changing client demands but now need main contractors to treat them fairly, says Barry Pollard, chairman of the HVCA’s Ductwork Group. 
 1 Sep 2006

Air movement and ductwork: Past tense but future brighter?

Alan Weir, secretary of ADCAS, The Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services, believes the drive for low carbon buildings will increase the value of the ductwork specialist 
 1 Sep 2006

Air Conditioning World: Better cooling choices cut costs

A customised approach can yield superior solutions at a lower overall cost says Joe Wieckowski (below), general sales manager of Eaton-Williams Air Conditioning 
 1 Sep 2006

Air Conditioning World: Training is key to success, even for experienced teams

Steve Avery, Carrier UK national customer services manager, believes successful commissioning depends on training and experience and awareness of the changing regulatory environment 
 1 Sep 2006

Air movement and ductwork: Weatherite aims to relieve refurbishment headaches

The replacement of old out-of-date, often inefficient, high maintenance air handling plant can present a major headache for the end user. Here, Paul Smiles, sales director of Weatherite Manufacturing, offers one solution 
 1 Sep 2006

Editors Comment: What is the payback equation?

ALTERNATIVE forms of heating are in the news. Ferroli is one of the latest companies to launch solar technology, hard on the heels of Valliant. 
 1 Sep 2006

Tax Matters: When HM Revenue goes online

Lean, but maybe not quite so mean! David Bradshaw, tax partner at national accountancy and business advisory firm Baker Tilly, explains how HM Revenue and Customs is smartening up its act 
 1 Aug 2006

News: Daikin thinks (and acts) out of its air conditioning box

DAIKIN UK has stepped out of its air conditioning box to introduce a new range. 
 1 Aug 2006

Health and Safety Matters: Ten points for safety

Many companies still ask what makes a good health and safety strategy? Bob Towse, head of technical and safety at the HVCA, recommends the following 10-point plan 
 1 Aug 2006
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