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  • Technological advances in boiler manufacturing
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    Technological advances have increased the efficiency of commercial boilers to the extent that established, well-proven technology ensures high efficiency and reliable performance. However, that does not mean the industry is...
  • Five benefits of switching to EC fans in HVAC equipment
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    For many businesses, a 20% reduction in energy costs represents the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales (The Carbon Trust). However, reducing energy consumption in a building, on an ever decreasing budget, is...
  • Heating outputs: what is a BTU and what is a watt?
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    When discussing the heat output required for a room, It can be confusing when one engineer works with BTU’s and another works with watts. So what is a BTU and what is a watt? BTU and watt are both used to measure the heating...
  • AEL cast iron radiators – FAQ
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    Q What are the advantages of using cast iron radiators? A Cast Iron radiators retain their heat and therefore emit heat for longer periods into your room unlike a modern pressed steel radiator. Cast iron radiators are also...
  • Solar thermal water heating in the leisure sector
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    The Carbon Trust: "Solar water heating can be very effective for swimming pools and is relatively easy to connect to a conventional heating system." Energy costs in a typical sports centre are second only to labour,...
  • District heating systems for housing association homes
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    Paul Sands of Stokvis Energy Systems reflects on the reasons social housing landlords are returning to the use of centralised heating systems. In recent years our social housing sector has ‘rediscovered' an appetite for...
  • 3 ways to optimise energy consumption in data centres
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    Airedale's Controls Project Manager, Jon Martinez, explains three ways data centre managers can optimise energy consumption in data centres: chiller water setpoint; EC fan upgrade; and Building Management System
  • How to calculate the "delta T" for a radiator
    AEL Heating Solutions Ltd
    After you have worked out the heat requirement for your room (AEL's easy-to-use BTU calculator will help you do this), how can you check that the radiator you have chosen will provide enough heat output? There is a simple...
  • U-values, the Building Regulations & underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Insulation is required below all underfloor heating systems to stop downward heat transmission. The Building Regulations also stipulate the need for better-insulated buildings and a reduction in building heating...
  • Component Developments August Market Overview
    Component Developments
    Component Developments have compiled a construction market overview of August, analysing the performance of each sub-sector in comparison to previous months, and years.
  • Installing wet underfloor heating: an introduction
    Warmafloor
    How do I operate the system? By a room thermostat in each room. How is the pipe attached to the floor? - A popular system is where pipe is held in position with clips through the insulation. - A wire grid system is available...
  • Why use stainless steel?
    Component Developments
    Component Developments explains the reason it believes stainless is a superior material. The importance of hygiene in schools, kitchens and hospitals is major. But with ever-growing awareness of health and safety issues, the...
  • Construction Market Overview, July 2017
    Component Developments
    LEISURE AND SPORT Contract award levels were 13.4% lower than May, and 0.5% lower than June 2016. In the three months to June the value of contracts was £1.3billion, which was 42.6% lower than the previous three months. This...
  • Why use Linear Drainage?
    Component Developments
    Functional Advantages: channels are a hygienic and efficient way of conveying waste water from equipment discharge and floor washing; water is efficiently disposed of at the source, rather than flowing across the floor to a...
  • Future-proofing the data centre, by Barry Maidment
    Rittal
    When reading any IT publication, power, heat or efficiency are always popular topics. The infrastructure market is bustling for position over who has the best solution to deal with these issues. Statements like “Blade Centre...