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Spreading the word about the value of heat pumps

Eight companies in the UK heat pump sector have jointly set out a vision for how industry and Government can achieve a radical decarbonising of residential heating in the UK by 2030. They have called for fundamental regulatory reform to enable 6.8m heat pumps by 2030 
 10 Dec 2012

Encourage your clients to earn while they burn

Biomass is, according to Simon Holden, a great solution for a range of unusual applications 
 10 Dec 2012

A cast iron case for hot formed steel tubing

Most users of steel tubing have traditionally taken the view that a tube is a tube is a tube. In other words, one steel tube is much the same as any other. The reality, however, is very different, as David Martin explains 
 8 Nov 2012

A graduated approach to engineering excellence

Maintaining high standards in the building services design sector requires an injection of fresh ideas. The best way to achieve that is to attract high calibre new entrants. Ian Vallely talks to one of them 
 8 Nov 2012

Benefits of warm air condensed

Most warm air heaters installed in the UK are non-condensing but this is set to change. Phil Brompton outlines the benefits that condensing units deliver 
 8 Nov 2012

Raising the curtain on big potential energy savings

Energy-saving equipment is high on the wish-list of most retailers, says Phil Chilton, and air curtains offer a great opportunity for installers to help their customers reduce energy bills 
 8 Nov 2012

Five ways to ensure a successful beam project

Harnessing maximum time and cost savings are possible by exploiting the practical advantages of chilled beams, says Amanda Sayers
 8 Nov 2012

The Green Deal needs the right investment

The Government is already working out how to extend the Green Deal into the non-domestic building sector, but we must get the basics right first, says Bob Towse 
 8 Nov 2012

Energy management gains ground globally

Johnson Controls' latest energy efficiency survey reveals that interest in energy management globally has reached an all-time high 
 8 Nov 2012

European law raises the ac efficiency bar

The new Eco-design directive has raised the bar for air conditioning efficiency, says David Dunn
 8 Nov 2012

Turbomiser chillers in first UK laser application

Cool-Therm has installed a pair of Turbomiser chillers into an unusual application in Wales 
 7 Oct 2012

Gas absorption technology helps meet energy targets

With interest in gas absorption heat pump technology continuing to grow, Stefan Gautsch outlines typical applications for the technology 
 7 Oct 2012

For top notch performance, size really does matter

When it comes to heat pumps, size - or rather, sizing - matters. If the industry is to develop and grow to its full potential, this vital consideration must be addressed, says Maurice Diamond
 7 Oct 2012

Opportunity knocks as heat pumps gain ground

As the heat pump market picks up momentum, it is critical that industry standards are not overlooked, warns Adam Pearson
 7 Oct 2012

Why building controls should matter to you

Contractors should consider advising on controls as an increasingly important part of their role in increasing the energy efficiency of buildings. Ian Ellis explains why 
 7 Oct 2012

LPG's winning ways...

Recent studies have, according to Calor, highlighted the positive impact liquid petroleum gas can have when replacing oil as a commercial heating fuel in rural areas 
 7 Oct 2012

A climate of change...

Most people agree that climate change is an urgent problem that needs tackling immediately. But we need to embark on a financially sustainable low energy path. The question is, how? 
 7 Oct 2012

Setting the limits for water heaters

It's important to understand the potential impact of the Ecodesign of Energy Related Products Directive on specification of water heaters - and the timelines involved, says Jeff House 
 1 Oct 2012

Pearls of wisdom...

JS Humidifiers is celebrating its Pearl Anniversary. Operations director Rik Prowen tells Ian Vallely how 30 years in business has taught the company what it needs to do in order to operate efficently and effectively in a ferociously competitive HVAC sector 
 1 Oct 2012

It's all a question of balance

The recession has prompted building owners to look for more ways to cut their running costs including greater use of natural ventilation, but could indoor air quality be compromised? asks David Fitzpatrick 
 1 Oct 2012
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