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Oftec chief executive Paul Rose

What’s right for oil heated homes?

The UK decarbonisation strategy must embrace measures that not only address emissions reduction, but are affordable for homeowners, boost domestic industry and preserve jobs. This will be more important than ever during a post COVID-19 era according ... 
 3 Jun 2020

Rain is no match for AC solution

Rain has delayed many matches over the years at Wimbledon, the world’s oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament. But now it’s game, set and match as Aermec has provided a bespoke air conditioning solution that comes in to play when the retractable roof ... 
 3 Jun 2020

Upskilling in downtime

Dan Wild, business unit director for the UK and Ireland for Conex Bänninger, explains how air conditioning installers can use their downtime to upskill, ready for the recovery... 
 3 Jun 2020

The technology to reduce infection risk in confined spaces

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and the risk of contagion in public and private confined spaces, Clivet has stressed the importance of the role of air conditioning equipped with effective ventilation and air filtration systems to reduce the risk of ... 
 3 Jun 2020

Legionella: Do you know the risks of returning to an unused building?

The closure of public buildings has been a method used worldwide to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the prolonged closure of buildings may have unexpected implications for some.... 
 26 May 2020

Regulatory proposals fail to construct fabric-first solution

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has launched a consultation on changes to Part L and Part F. But Paul Simpson, commercial director at Recticel Insulation, asks do the proposed changes go far enough?... 
 20 May 2020
David Holmes, founder of Boiler Guide

What could the COVID-19 rebuild strategy mean for UK's heating engineers

What does the government's 50-page document outlining a route back to normality mean for heating engineers asks David Holmes, founder of Boiler Guide. 
 20 May 2020
Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs at Vaillant

Infrastructure key to making hydrogen a reality

The industry has made encouraging progress in the development of hydrogen as one of the options for future low carbon heating, but the reality is that we still do not have the infrastructure to support wide scale deployment. Mark Wilkins, head of ... 
 11 May 2020
Jenny Smith, head of marketing at Vent-Axia

Ventilation plays critical role in reducing Covid-19 transmission

Vent-Axia has welcomed the Government’s Covid-19 press briefing on April 29 which cited ventilation as being critical in the fight against the virus.... 
 5 May 2020
Andy Green, technical director, Baxi Heating

Keep heating systems safe with preventative maintenance

Andy Green, technical director at Baxi Heating, offers advice on how to protect the heating system through a building lockdown... 
 17 Apr 2020
Dr Chris Ecob, global applications and solutions director, mlecular contamination control division at Camfil.

Preventing street level pollution by removing NO2 in Hong Kong tunnel

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, 92 per cent of people in the Asia-Pacific region are exposed to high level of air pollution that pose significant risk to health.... 
 18 Mar 2020

Construction and COVID-19

The construction industry has had a particularly difficult few years. So, the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is another in a long line of challenges which the industry is now facing. That's according to experts at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson. 
 9 Mar 2020
Anders Sundvik, vice president of research and development for Camfil.

Reducing risk of viruses using high efficiency air filtration

A research team comprising of scientists from the United States, Canada and Spain reveals that more than 800 million viruses fall on every square metre of the planetary boundary layer (the lowest part of the atmosphere) every day. The risk of ... 
 27 Feb 2020
Biological growth due to drift release.

Airborne water droplets are a big issue, if you catch my drift

Gary Dicker, director at DHD Cooling, presents a checklist for eliminating dangerous drift from cooling towers.... 
 13 Feb 2020
David Knipe, OFTEC training manager.

Industry needs to fill roles to be net zero fit

More young people are being encouraged to take up a career in the heating sector following a new report which estimates 400,000 energy related jobs will need to be filled to create a workforce fit to achieve net zero by 2050.... 
 10 Feb 2020

How ironing, washing your clothes and cleaning your house could be damaging your health

Zehnder UK has found that astounding pollution levels are being caused by everyday indoor activities. These include ironing, washing clothes and cleaning your home.... 
 7 Feb 2020

Vent-Axia supports landmark IAQ Report

Vent-Axia has welcomed the latest joint report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Royal College of Physicians on the health impact of indoor air quality (IAQ) on children and young people.... 
 7 Feb 2020

Decarbonising heating with hydrogen-ready boilers

With a new report from the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) highlighting the record number of gas boilers being sold and with 22 million homes across the UK having gas central heating, Darran Smith, technical manager at Alpha Heating Innovation, ... 
 29 Jan 2020

Trump can’t see the big opportunity

Donald Trump claims to be defending the US economy by downplaying the threat from climate change, but he is doing the exact opposite, according to BESA chief executive David Frise.... 
 27 Jan 2020
Jenny Smith, head of marketing at Vent-Axia.

Vent-Axia welcomes new IAQ guidance

Vent-Axia has welcomed the publication of guidance on ‘Indoor Air Quality at Home’ from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).... 
 16 Jan 2020
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