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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...
  • Specifying NSHEVs for smoke and heat exhaust ventilation
    Bilco UK
    NSHEVs are installed in the roof to provide essential ventilation in the event of a building fire. They open, either by sensors or remote control, to exhaust smoke and noxious fumes. It is a simple concept, utilising simple...
  • 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
  • Huge opportunity replacing inefficient circulating pumps
    Wilo
    While fitting high-efficiency circulating pumps is now mandatory, Gary Wheatley, Wilo UK’s Training and Technical Manager, believes that there is a huge opportunity around the replacement of existing inefficient models.
  • 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...
  • Reducing heating / cooling pump consumption by over 50%
    Frese
    The pumps installed in all newer heating and cooling systems are almost always frequency-controlled pumps, which are self-adjusting and regulate according to load. To exploit the pump optimally, it must be set and controlled...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Increasing heating efficiency with plate heat exchangers
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    This article by Paul Sands, Director of Stokvis Energy Systems, discusses how using modern modulating low water content gas boilers in combination with compact modulating low water content plate heat exchangers can meet hot...
  • 5 checks to ensure your chiller is Ecodesign compliant
    Airedale International Air Conditioning
    The Ecodesign of Energy related Products Directive (ErP) is a European-wide framework put in place to help the EU achieve its 2020 target to: lower carbon emissions by 20%; increase energy efficiency by 20%; and increase the...
  • Rainwater harvesting – simply common sense
    Wilo
    Gary Wheatley, Training & Technical Manager at Wilo UK, explains what rainwater harvesting is and why implementing it for water reuse makes sense from a financial and ecological point of view. He also gives design guidelines...
  • 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...
  • Plate heat exchangers for commercial applications
    Stokvis Energy Systems
    A hot water system using a plate heat exchanger (PHE) heats water instantaneously and only when required, making it intrinsically energy-efficient. Calorifiers and direct-fired water heaters are less reliable and can empty...