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Lower carbon emissions using dynamic simulation

Park View Community School in Manchester is one of the most energy efficient designs in the UK with no cost penalty compared to conventional schools. Brian Morris reveals the secret 
 1 Feb 2012

A controlled response to demand fluctuations

The controllability of fan coil units has evolved, to ensure they only use energy when required and can better respond to fluctuations in demand. Andrew Saxon discusses the most recent advances 
 1 Feb 2012

Out of sight, out of mind will leave you out of pocket

The case for using EC fans in fan coil units instead of AC has long been accepted when it comes to new-build projects. But what about retrofit? Robert Harness has the answer 
 1 Feb 2012

ECM - the power behind the fan coil's glory

The EC VAV fan coil unit provides benefits over the conventional constant speed AC unit and this new approach is now being used on many projects, says Gerry Butler 
 1 Feb 2012

There's no business like show business...

Ecobuild - claimed to be the world's biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment - is back at London's ExCeL between 20 and 22 March 
 1 Feb 2012

Revealing the cold facts about a hot topic

The risk posed by fires in ventilation systems means contractors and manufacturers must collaborate more effectively, says Kevin Munson 
 1 Feb 2012

Why a clean start makes perfect sense

A new standard for cleanliness in newly installed ventilation ductwork will end potentially damaging confusion in the industry, as Darren Ling explains 
 1 Feb 2012

It pays to come clean

It is disappointing that PAS5748 does not make a stronger case for improved air quality within the healthcare environment, according to Ian Wall 
 1 Feb 2012

Air Conditioning World: Keeping hotel guests and the balance sheet healthy

Delighting guests and driving up revenue are constant challenges in the hotel sector. Without a balance between these two objectives, success can prove elusive, says Glyn Jones. 
 8 Dec 2011

Air Conditioning World: Retrofit projects need tailored solutions

The commercial retrofit market represents a major business opportunity for hvac contractors and consultants. Andy Legg explores the particular challenges in replacing old air conditioning equipment with new high efficiency chillers and looks at how tailored chiller solutions can play a significant role in growing retrofit business. 
 8 Dec 2011

Air Conditioning World: Help with navigating the qualifications minefield

Keeping track of the legal requirements for installers' qualifications can be complicated, but it is essential. Perhaps the solution lies in a single skill-card for all, says Miriam Rodway. 
 8 Dec 2011

Contractor Focus: Achieving the best possible building performance for life

High performance buildings are cost effective in design, delivery and operation; are sustainable, and place a premium on safety and security. But how do they impact on our sector? A recent debate hosted by hvac systems giant Trane contributed to our understanding of the concept. 
 8 Dec 2011

Fans: The impact of Euro laws on fan specification

Legislation is having a big impact in the ventilation sector. Les Fish examines European Directives in the fans sector. 
 8 Dec 2011

Burning Issue: Why the Green Deal is a good deal for all

Under the Green Deal, bill payers will be able to benefit from energy efficiency improvements without having to front up the cash. Instead, businesses will provide the capital, getting their money back via the energy bill. Andrew Warren is upbeat about the Green Deal's prospects. 
 8 Dec 2011

HVR Awards: Awards Spotlight

The prestigious HVR Awards for Excellence held on October 11 at 8 Northumberland, London were sponsored by the HVCA, Flakt Woods, Humidity Solutions, Riello Burners, Trox and Panasonic. 
 6 Dec 2011

Chimneys & Flues: Safety remains key in new flue regs

Vaillant is using its commercial training programmes to bring installers of light commercial appliances up to speed with new flueing regulations. John Bailey explains. 
 6 Dec 2011

Chimneys & Flues: Counting the cost and value of quality

Offering high quality, cost-effective products and maintaining profits in a tough market are real challenges for manufacturers. But they can be met, says Jason Lee. 
 6 Dec 2011

Renewables: Commercial sector warms to solar thermal heating

New attractive and energy efficient solar thermal designs are opening up fresh installation opportunities for building services contractors, says Glan Blake-Thomas. 
 6 Dec 2011

Renewables: When the client doesn't have money to burn...

Biomass boilers can deliver large cost and CO2 savings over fossil fuels, says Gordon Traill, and district heating schemes can mean that fuel cost and CO2 savings can be magnified. 
 6 Dec 2011

Renewables: Pump action

Addressing the specification of circulating pumps can save a great deal of energy and money, says David Spragg. 
 6 Dec 2011
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