HVAC systems and heat loss: ensuring roofing equipment is energy efficient

The majority of commercial buildings are designed with a flat roof, offering extra space for equipment such as HVAC units and solar panels. Although this structure can provide valuable space for these systems, the way in which they are isolated to avoid energy transfer isn’t always considered. Jonathan Shaw, Managing Director of thermal breaks specialists, Armadillo, explains the importance of…

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The case for keeping cool and reducing costs, without traditional air conditioning

A Derbyshire electronics firm is no longer counting the costs of keeping cool, after installing an evaporative cooling system that allows them to keep servicing clients in the face of sweltering temperatures. Kingfield required cooling to reduce internal temperatures from more than 30°C in the summer – even when the outside temperature was 15 degrees lower. To address the issue,…

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Aircuity helps healthcare facilities meet unique energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality challenges.

“Healthy” Demand Control Ventilation continuously monitors critical IEQ factors and informs building ventilation control systems so that appropriate levels of fresh air can be provided at all times. Texas Children’s Hospital is an internationally recognised full-care paediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. One of the largest paediatric hospitals in the United States, the hospital is dedicated…

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Panasonic introduces new VRF ECOi ME2 solution

Panasonic’s latest line of VRF systems – the ECOi EX series – provides a new benchmark for the heating and cooling industry, surpassing other models in regards to environmental performance, quality and comfort. The new Panasonic ECOi EX 7 Series ME2 VRF range is available from November 2016 and includes three sizes of single outdoor units ranging from 8HP to…

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A fresh approach to ventilation

“A healthy indoor climate is recognized as a basic right. People spend a large part of their time each day indoors: in homes, offices, schools, health care facilities, or other private and public buildings. The quality of the air you breathe in those buildings is an important determinant of your health and well-being. The inadequate control of indoor air quality…

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Twin returns for maximum efficiency – Introducing Varmax

Hamworthy Heating’s Stainless Family, which grew in August by the addition of the wall hung Stratton mk2 boiler, now welcomes its newest member. The floor standing Varmax is a powerful, fully ErP compliant, all stainless steel condensing boiler. It is designed for demanding applications with high output requirements. Trevor Struck, Product Manager at Hamworthy Heating explains, “We recognised the need…

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Updated heating system improves efficiency at top school

Founded in 1991, Thomas Telford School in Telford, Shropshire has been singled out as a “remarkable school”, by Ofsted and as a “beacon of excellence”. The mixed ability school has consistently ranked as oneof the top performing comprehensive schools inEngland and was first to achieve a GSCE pass rate of 100% A-C grades. With such high standards in terms of…

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District Heating Network Completes at £330m Campus

The University of Northampton is relocating to its new £330m Waterside Campus, located on a 58 acre brownfield site, and Vital Energi have completed the 1,600m district heating network which will carry low-carbon heat and hot water throughout the campus. The £1.25 million design and build contract was scheduled for 35 weeks and Vital were responsible for delivering the district…

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