Registration is now open for Building Controls Sandown Park which takes place on 23-24 October 2013.
EC fan coils are energy efficient, flexible and very popular with consultants and end users. Andrew Sargent, General Manager for Advanced Air, explores what changes have been made in fan coil technology recently and how they can impact on the market.
The impact of fire to UK businesses is severe, both in terms of damage and insurance, with costs estimated in the billions. In difficult economic times it may be tempting for businesses to cut corners but here, Peter Lackey, Fire Product Marketing Manager for ADT Fire & Security argues that utilising the latest fire prevention technologies is a cost that should not be measured purely in cash terms.
Trox UK has cemented its place in the air handling market with the launch of the X-CUBECompact range of ready-to-use and pre-configured air handling units. The move means that Trox now has an air handling unit solution for almost every project from the very largest to the mid-range and the smallest application.
Successfully illuminating a commercial office needs to take into account a number of considerations. Here, Richard Holt, Managing Director at Trilux explores how building services engineers can achieve an intelligent lighting solution that is not only functional but also aids visual comfort.
While combined heat and power is considered as the standard measure when it comes to large carbon emissions reduction in commercial (in particular healthcare and industrial) buildings, there are further avenues healthcare professionals can exploit for often very effective results. Here Dalkia’s Derry Carr considers the wider measures available to organisations, if they ask the right questions and seek the best advice.
With the interest in gas absorption heat pump technology continuing to grow amongst contractors, consultants and specifiers, Stefan Gautsch, Senior Commercial Technology Consultant at Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, outlines some of the typical applications for the technology, while also explaining how it can assist compliance with key legislation and energy targets.
Energy demand management is becoming increasingly pivotal as power supplies dwindle, according to Jeff House, Marketing & Applications Manager at Baxi Commercial Division.
Outdoor lighting is a topic of hot debate at the moment with some arguing that it is necessary to keep people safe, while others argue that it can be switched off to make energy savings.
Auto-enrolment for pensions has had a successful start with just a 10% opt out rate since the first staging date in October. To help businesses comply, it is recommended that employers use a 12 to 18 month implementation plan to ensure they are ready. Mike Jenkins, Business Development Manager at Welplan Pensions, explains why.
Little Watty, star of BSEE’s regular competition, continues to travel the UK, exploring interesting places, admiring the built environment and considering how he can reduce his carbon pawprint. Watty does like to have his picture taken as a memento of his travels and BSEE readers are given the chance each month to guess where he has been photographed. The lucky winners each receive a cuddly badger for correctly naming the places or landmarks that Watty has visited!
TROX has launched Version 2 of its extremely popular design tool - Easy Product Finder – which is faster and easier to use, and includes additional product ranges.
Powrmatic is to introduce a range of ErP compliant split system heat pump air conditioners from Midea in the coming months. All of the models in the range will deliver the seasonal energy efficiencies required by the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC (ErP Directive) for <12kW air conditioners.
The Wandsworth Group has launched the Jung KNX Rotary Sensor, bringing dimmer-style switching for KNX controls to the UK market for the first time.
Acoustica has developed and patented the first proprietary duct mount system allowing for standardised robust duct installations.
Many commercial building owners and managers believe that the route to achieving substantial savings and reducing operating costs is a difficult one and that true savings can only be achieved in a brand new fit for purpose building. Paul Mans of CP Electronics explains why nothing could be further from the truth and looks at some simple retrofit solutions which can achieve payback in a relatively short period of time.
Technology from Priva Building Intelligence Ltd has played the lead role in a fully-functioning interactive energy learning and awareness experience at a new education facility in north London.
Back in July 2010 the Building Schools for the Future scheme (BSF) was one of the earliest casualties of the new coalition government budget cuts. Its scrapping, which was announced by Michael Gove, was put down to the fact that the scheme was deemed as being bureaucratic and wasteful.