• Companies grappling with new ‘green’ directive to benefit from advice and support at The ACR Show

    By Debbie Eales on March 9, 2015
    The ACR Show, which takes place in Hall 9 at the NEC Birmingham from February 16–18, 2016, will embrace the heating and ventilation sectors for the first time, making it a must-attend event for anyone who needs to get the most up to date information on the how the most recent and upcoming changes to the Energy Related Products Directive […]
  • Report shows “over a billion pounds of spend” in future district heating schemes

    By Debbie Eales on January 27, 2015
    The UK Government Energy Investment Report published recently by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), reveals that there will be “over a billion pounds of investment spend in UK heat networks over the next 10 years”, according to the Danish Trade Council energy advisor in the UK. “Danish businesses know that they are providing increasing amounts of district […]
  • Uponor has renamed its specialist installation business

    By Debbie Eales on January 27, 2015
    Uponor’s specialist installation business, formerly known as velta, has been renamed Uponor Building Energy (UBE), emphasising its ongoing focus on the commercial built environment. UBE provides a complete design, supply and installation service for the commercial building sector. Uponor acquired velta in 2009, establishing itself as a leading European provider of bespoke Embedded Heating & Cooling solutions which includes Thermally […]
  • J S Wright lands capital regeneration contracts worth £3.5 million

    By Debbie Eales on January 27, 2015
    Birmingham building services provider J S Wright is to power up two major community regeneration schemes that are being developed by Rydon at a cost of £60 million in London. The company will be helping to revamp almost 200 affordable homes within a low-rise estate in north London and a tower in West London after securing a total deal worth […]
  • ACR Show expands to include ventilation, heating and heat pumps

    By Debbie Eales on December 19, 2014
    The ACR Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham, from February 16-18, 2016. And the all-new show is expanding to include ventilation, heating and heat pumps. Visitors can see the latest innovations in refrigeration and be kept up to date with new legislation and trends. Experts will also be on hand to discuss CO2 and ammonia systems as well as the […]
  • New higher rate of RHI encourages use of biomass energy centres

    By Debbie Eales on November 11, 2014
    Biomass heating is an increasingly popular choice for organisations working towards a low-carbon future, as it qualifies under the Government’s renewable heat incentive (RHI). Industry experts, however, say the latest increase in the RHI tariff from one pence per kilowatt of heat produced (p/kWh) to two p/kWh for commercial biomass boilers exceeding 1 MW will lead to a rise in […]
  • ‘Poor staff communication’ a factor in swimming pool safety errors

    By Debbie Eales on August 20, 2014
    Swimming pool owners should include staff communications in their annual reviews of water safety, according to air and water services specialists Airmec. Different working patterns and practices mean that there is often little interface between poolside staff and the facilities managers and engineering teams. This can lead to mistaken assumptions about who does what and can increase the risk of […]
  • Consultants should consult us

    By BSEE on February 26, 2014
    Colin Goode, VRF Pre-sales Engineer for Fujitsu explains why consultants and specifiers have always been an important part of the air conditioning market. Consultants and specifiers are independent advisors with the technical knowledge to clarify what can be a confusing subject to those outside the sector, with its mass of refrigerant alternatives and choices of units and control options. They […]
  • Switching to a greener future

    By BSEE on February 26, 2014
    In the commercial sector, the use of low carbon zero (LZC) technologies is gaining some traction but these are predominantly specified for new build premises, when in fact retrofit applications can offer just as significant returns on investment.  Here, Sean Green, Senior Product Manager at Baxi Commercial takes a closer look at heat pumps – a versatile solution for the […]
  • Gaining a competitive edge

    By BSEE on December 2, 2013
    Ongoing investment in research and development of chilled beams in recent years has brought to the UK market a wider range of solutions than ever before. It isn’t just a matter of designing new ‘bells and whistles’, or increasingly complex technology as Iskender Gençer of Trox UK explains. Development has followed a number of different paths in recognition of the […]