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  • 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...
  • Building Management Systems and energy efficiency
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    There are many simple steps to reducing energy consumption in your facility. The most efficient energy saving methods come via effective controls and an intuitive Building Management System (BMS). Much is written about...
  • Fight against plagiarism: protecting the future
    Wilo
    Counterfeit products can cause significant damage, not to mention the non-quantifiable reputation damage suffered by manufacturers as a result of products that are often of low quality. The best way to deal with this is to...
  • 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 choose a Building Management System (BMS)
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    To help evaluate the large range of Building Management Systems (BMS) on the market, Airedale’s Controls expert Reece Thomas has devised a checklist of key criteria which you should consider when evaluating a BMS partner.
  • 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...
  • Flexible, efficient and safe - plate heat exchangers
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    Paul Sands of Stokvis Energy Systems examines the advantages offered by plate heat exchangers. From modern leisure centres and industrial premises requiring very large quantities of hot water, to rambling old hotels and...
  • 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...
  • Timber floors and underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Underfloor heating can be installed with most types of timber floors quite effectively. Care must be taken however in the design of the system and the flooring materials used to ensure a trouble-free system. Heat output The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Heat pumps and underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Heat pumps are now widely used in preference to boilers, and can work ideally with underfloor heating. However, they are not suitable for all applications and the following guidance is provided for application and...
  • 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...
  • Expansion joints and underfloor heating
    Warmafloor
    Expansion joints and crack inducers All screeds expand and contract to some degree so allowance has to be made for this. The perimeter insulation fitted with underfloor heating allows for some of this, however large areas...
  • Underfloor heating versus radiators
    Warmafloor
    Radiators Radiators distribute heat by convection currents which can result in draughts and hot spots. The floor will be coldest zone of the room as hot air rises, whilst the space above your head will be the warmest part.