Hot topic of the moment is how to supply heating and hot water to buildings while meeting tougher targets on energy and carbon. Craig Dolan looks at the solutions available.
The road to change
In October, government launched a consultation on the Future Homes Standard. Karen Fletcher looks at the proposals, with a focus on plans for domestic heating.
Looking at law
With the latest piece of emission legislation in place for over six months with little fanfare, Charlie Mowbray looks at the implications to both new and existing boilers.
Into hot water
Tom Murray explores some of the most important factors relating to water heater specification.
Ryan Kirkwood looks at how a combination of good boiler selection and efficient design can help overcome installation challenges in older buildings
Condensing Your Design
As energy targets and legislative requirements tighten, low carbon equipment like CHP is increasingly integrated into multi-component solutions for compliance with Building Regulations.
The NHS spends huge amounts of money on energy each year. Daniel Sturch examines an efficient and effective way to battle these costs and provide heating to these vital buildings.
David Simoes considers the importance of temperature in learning environment and looks at some of the heating options available.
Andrew Dabin explains hydraulic separation methods for heating system refurbishment and why they are so important to consider.
The whole truth
Tom Murray explains how a whole life costing approach to boilers leads to better choices for designers and end-users.
Stepping up boiler control
Maximising use of on-board and cost-effective optional controls is a simple step that can enhance both boiler and system performance, says Paul Arnold
The future is offsite
Drew Clough explains why contractors should be changing their business model to accommodate offsite construction and in doing so improve the efficiency and productivity of their business.
Andy Green outlines the current legislative requirements to reduce NOx emissions and how the commercial HVAC sector should continue to implement change.
A mission to commission
The habit of stealing time out of the commissioning period to make up for delays earlier in a project regularly undermines the overall design intent, says Lochinvar’s Paul Mitchell.
Moving to smart prosumer buildings
As long as renewable power generation sources are weather-dependent, the UK will need to ensure sufficient back-up from other sources. Beata Blachut explains the importance of ‘prosumer’ buildings, ideally alongside 4G heat networks
A radiant future for gas-fired heating
The option of gas-fired radiant heating offers a solution for industrial and commercial projects.
The heating ( r)evolution
Times are changing for the heating sector. Russell Dean maps out the route from harmful fossil fuels to clean energy.
The capital cost of carbon
Stephanie Gregory looks at the alternative approach to heating for a decarbonised future.
The carbon problem
Government has pledged to cut carbon from the UK’s domestic and commercial heating system. It’s a noble objective, but one that poses a series of challenges, says Karen Fletcher
How low can you go?
Chris Davis considers changes to the carbon emission factors in the updated GLA planning guidance will have for the specification of heat networks and selection of heat interface units.
Safe to touch
There are responsibilities that many building owners have for providing a safe environment. And safe heating is one of those obligations. Chris Harvey explains.
Nathan Wood on chairing the BESA Health & Wellbeing Group
BESA Group Chair Nathan Wood on what the Health & Wellbeing in Buildings Group aims to achieve.
BESA National Conference 2019
BESA chief executive David Frise discusses the BESA National Conference 2019. Find out what's coming up.
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