Tackling CO2 issues

Dave Hampton’s concerns about the way we continue to pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere (click article on the navbar to the left; it is the first article) can, as he says, be believed or disbelieved — but the issue will not go away just because it is ignored. With such a high proportion of energy consumption being accounted for by buildings, they are both the problem and the opportunity for solutions. Looking elsewhere in this issue of Modern Building Services provides a host of pointers on how carbon-dioxide emissions can be reduced. On page five is the fact that pumps account for 20% of world energy consumption. On page 21 is a discussion of how variable speed pumps can reduce pumping energy in chilled-water systems by over 65%. And on page 20, Julian Miller sets about the task of controlling chillers properly. Peruse the pages of this issue and start thinking.

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Heat pump market represents a colossal opportunity, says BESA

BESA’s head of technical Graeme Fox said the heat pump market represented “an absolutely colossal opportunity” for suitably qualified engineers but warned that the industry would have “to rapidly scale up capacity and needed considerable investment in additional skills to deliver all these hugely ambitious targets”.

Mitsubishi Electric launches modular R32 e-series chiller

Mitsubishi Electric has launched an R32 version of its popular e-series chillers, available in 150kW and 180kW units.