2022 July

Combat heating installation

Turtle Covers, a specialist in designing and manufacturing tailored seat covers for vehicles, has moved premises to facilitate their expanding business. 

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Eur ing Dave Cooper, CEO of LECS UK, outlines the latest developments within BSI standards that govern brakes on lifts and outlines his key recommendations to keep brakes operating safely

Design Plant Rooms for maintenance

What can be done to ensure a plant is operating efficiently - and, should a worst-case scenario occur, what happens when a plant fails completely and what are the risks in this case? Steve Warne of Ideal Heat Solutions provides answers.

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Staying safe indoors

29 July, 2022

Improving air quality in our indoor spaces has never been more important. Andrew Robinson of Exi-tite explains why. 

Titon’s powerful but compact HRV1.6 Q Plus MVHR unit has recently been installed in Moda Living’s Lexington Tower.

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New regulations for existing homes mean that, from June 15th, 2022, heating installers will be required to install thermostatic room controls when replacing a boiler.

Schneider Electric and RIB

Schneider Electric and RIB have partnered with Building Transparency, a non-profit organisation that has developed the Embodied Carbon Calculator.

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CIBSE has launched the updated Commissioning Code M: Commissioning management. The original Code was published in 2003. This new document better represents modern commissioning and reflects current commissioning management best practices.

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The Heat Network Design Guide aims to ensure specifiers, consultants, and contractors achieve the designed system performance post build, and how maximum energy savings from Heat Interface Units (HIUs) can only be achieved if the system is designed, installed, and commissioned correctly.

Baxi training.

Baxi Commercial Solutions is pleased to announce the return of face-to-face product training at its Warwick Commercial Training Academy.

Net Zero Carbon Buildings

A cross-industry steering group, representing stakeholders across the built environment, have joined together to develop a standard for verifying UK buildings as net zero carbon.

Inclusivity in Engineering

In response to the lack of women and other under-represented groups in the building services engineering sector - less than 1% of tradespeople are female - leading Awarding Organisation (AO), LCL Awards has launched an Inclusivity Charter for its centres, to encourage them to take steps to make their training facilities welcoming places, with flexible course options to suit people from all walks of life.

Geze TS 5000 ECline

GEZE’s TS 5000 ECline overhead door closer with guide rail combines accessibility and convenience in one innovative all-round closer.

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HORIBA MIRA has commissioned Sensing Precision to provide airflow measurement devices within its new advanced automotive testing facilities in Nuneaton

MEAZOR 3D

MEAZOR 3D is the world’s most compact and 6-in-1 multi-function laser measure powered with 3D technology.

Daikin Chiller Unit

Daikin Applied has further extended its range of chillers with the introduction of the DWDC C series of centrifugal compressor water-cooled models.

How much can efficiency improve building life?

Stuart Smith, Group Sales Director and indoor air quality specialist at ventilation manufacturer  Nuaire, discusses the modern-day concerns on indoor air quality and overheating.

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To date, less attention has been given to the quality of indoor air in comparison to outdoor air and pollution. According to SAGE member Professor Cath Noakes, an estimated 15% of all Covid-19 deaths can be attributed to poor air quality, meaning attention is rightly turning to indoor air as well – and ventilation is now one of the biggest challenges facing building and facilities managers today. Hern Yau of Mitsubishi Electric discusses why attention is rightly turning to indoor air quality.

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Lines of defence

20 July, 2022

Ensuring the highest quality indoor air means designing and specifying the right ventilation system. In order to do this, however, it is important to acknowledge that each element in a HVAC system has a significant impact on its operational efficiency and quality, says James Gafford of ECEX.

Airborne Particulates

Outdoor air pollution in both cities and rural areas was estimated to have caused 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide per year based on 2016 data; with this mortality rate being attributed to exposure to fine particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less in diameter (PM2.5), which causes cardiovascular and respiratory disease and cancers. As designers and operators of building HVAC systems, we have a duty of care to make sure indoor spaces are safeguarded against the dangers posed by what is often referred to as “fresh air”, says Adam Taylor of ARM Environments.

Air distribution Filters

It is well established that efficient and effective filtration is one of the foundational pillars of any well-designed building heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. David Schurk of Global Plasma Solutions and ASHRAE looks at maintaining both efficiency and effectiveness. 




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Manufacturer helps equip skills centre

Ideal Heating has helped to equip a new £500,000 green energy centre in Merseyside which is seeking to attract fresh talent into the heating industry.

Acoustic solutions suite with easy access to services at University of Birmingham

A suite of ceiling and wall acoustic solutions have been specified for The University of Birmingham’s new landmark Molecular Sciences building, which will provide a hub for research and academic work.