2023 October

Chris Caton

With the transitional period now over, Chris Caton, Product Director – Commercial, at Ideal Heating revisits Approved Document L, Conservation of fuel and power, as a step towards Net Zero 2050.

Zehnder Alumline Breeze

Only one-in-five buildings have an BMS system to regulate and oversee their inner workings, and so most commercial buildings operate at a Class C energy efficiency level. Stuart Smith of Zehnder looks at how to improve performance. 

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a ‘basic awareness’ training course for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

Getting insulation right

Installing the correct thickness of insulation around services is essential to ensure expected performance and project energy targets are achieved. Marc Nickels of Kingspan looks at getting it right. 

Ideal heating CPD

Ideal Heating Commercial Products has introduced a new CIBSE accredited CPD to its collection, on Heat Networks and Heat Interface Units.

Titan Room Sensors

Titan Products are proud to announce the launch of their all-new Gen 3 Room Sensors.

Copeland Scroll Compressors

Copeland's new type of variable speed scroll compressors, designed specifically for heat pumps with R290 (propane) or R454C refrigerant, generates a lower sound pressure than other scroll compressors.

Cutaway of Passivent Aircool

Passivent’s comprehensive range of Aircool® wall and window ventilators offers solutions across a wide variety of sectors, providing controlled air intake and extract in natural ventilation systems to create healthy internal environments. 

CSA Awards

The Commissioning Specialists Association (CSA)  returned to London on the evening of Thursday 5th October for the staging of its 8th Annual Awards Ceremony. With a record number of entries, the winners really stood out from the field. 

Envirovent Ventilation

EnviroVent has released two new and improved Decentralised Mechanical Extract Ventilation (dMEV) units, which are SAP 10 compliant and meet the latest Building Regulation requirements.

No leak guarantee

Passivent, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of natural ventilation solutions, has unveiled a market-leading 15 year no leak guarantee, available as standard across three of its most popular roof ventilation terminal products.


EnviroVent has launched a new MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery) range, which is Passivhaus certified.

Guide M Cover

CIBSE have released a revised edition of its Guide M: Maintenance, Engineering and Management. Last amended in 2014,  the recised guide addresses key areas of change including the publication of the Building Safety Act and amendments to the Building Regulations.


Following a long and established relationship, Hamworthy Heating, has supplied Shastid Energy with a Tyneham Air Source Heat Pump for installation at its premises in Cambridgeshire.

Carrier Building Automation

Carrier released its latest i-Vu® Pro v8.5 software for the i-Vu building automation system. 

Kingspan in action

Kingspan Kooltherm Pipe Insulation and Insulated Pipe Support Inserts have been installed as part of the community heating scheme for a new apartment block.

EVO S boiler range from ACV

ACV UK, the stainless steel, hot water and heating specialist, is pleased to announce the introduction of its new EVO S wall-hung boiler range, which incorporates the latest stainless steel heat exchanger technology for energy efficiency and reliability.

 LGH-RVX3-E Lossnay Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) system

Mitsubishi Electric launches the LGH-RVX3-E Lossnay Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) system to provide clean and healthy air for every commercial setting.


The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) sponsored the first ever World Health Organisation (WHO) conference on indoor air quality.

Alex Minnett of CHAS

From 1st October 2023 a number of new regulations came into force under the Building Safety Act 2022, and they don’t only affect high-risk buildings. Alex Minett, Head of Global New Markets at CHAS highlights some of the key changes.

Anastasia Mylona

Anastasia Mylona, Technical Director at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), explains why embodied carbon is increasingly important in building services design and outlines CIBSE’s calculation methodology which is rapidly being adopted internationally.

Ensuring concentration in the classroom

David Millward, Group Product Manager at Elta Group, discusses how schools must re-assess energy saving priorities and introduce quality-designed mechanical ventilation systems into these crucial buildings.

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Measurement is the key

06 October, 2023

Building operators need to balance the need for good ventilation and comfort for users, whilst minimising carbon output and energy costs, and measurement is the key to that balance. Andrew Hamshere of Sensing Precision explains how and why. 

Indoor air and the environment

The Covid-19 pandemic drew everyone’s attention to the importance of good indoor air quality (IAQ), but there is a danger that these advances in knowledge and action will be lost in the face of the energy and climate crisis. Adam Taylor of ARM Environments says we can have both. 

Indoor Air

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has praised the creation of the first British Standard for health and well-being in buildings.

Wayne Rose of the BPMA

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) has welcomed the recent announcement from the Department of Business and Trade regarding the indefinite extension to the use of CE marking for UK businesses.

According to the World Health Organisation Air Pollution - both indoor and out -  is responsible for about one in every nine deaths annually and this will only get worse unless we take action to mitigate the risks. What is to be done? Sutart Smith of Zehnder has suggestions.  

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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.