Vaillant, Craig Dolan, efficiency, heating, hot water, Future of Heating, heat pumps, AroTherm

Heated debate

01 November, 2019

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.

Future Homes Standard, domestic heating, decarbonisation, 2050 target, zero carbon, domestic heating, Part L, Part F, Building Regulations, legislation

The road to change

01 November, 2019

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.

Ideal Boilers, Charlie Mowbray, boilers, heating, ErP, EcoDesign, Medium Combustion Plant Directive, MPCD, Emission Limit Values, ELV, Nox, SO2, air quality, IAQ, pollution

Looking at law

01 November, 2019

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.

 Baxi Heating, Tom Murray, water heater, hot water, offices, co-working, flexible working

Into hot water

01 November, 2019

Tom Murray explores some of the most important factors relating to water heater specification.

Remeha, Ryan Kirkwood, boilers, selection, specification, boiler design, refurbishment, replacement, older boilers, Old Bailey, Netherton boilers

Condensed wisdom

01 November, 2019

Ryan Kirkwood looks at how a combination of good boiler selection and efficient design can help overcome installation challenges in older buildings

Remeha, Ryan Kirkwood, specification, CHP

Condensing Your Design

01 September, 2019

As energy targets and legislative requirements tighten, low carbon equipment like CHP is increasingly integrated into multi-component solutions for compliance with Building Regulations. 

Alpha Heating Innovation, Daniel Sturch, cascade, condensing boiler, hospital heating, NHS

Warm front

01 September, 2019

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.

 Zehnder Group, David Simoes, radiant heating, comfort, schools, education buildings

Classroom comfort

01 September, 2019

David Simoes considers the importance of temperature in learning environment and looks at some of the heating options available.

Hamworthy Heating, Andrew Dabin, heating, boiler, no flow, hyrdaulic separation, buffers, low loss headers, open-vented heating system

Separate ways

01 September, 2019

Andrew Dabin explains hydraulic separation methods for heating system refurbishment and why they are so important to consider.

Baxi Heating, Tom Murray, whole life costing, WLC, procurement, heating

The whole truth

01 September, 2019

Tom Murray explains how a whole life costing approach to boilers leads to better choices for designers and end-users.

 Paul Arnold, Remeha, BEMS, zone control, controls, smart buildings, smart heating

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

Drew Clough, Rehau, offsite, off-site, modular, prefabricated, heating, Tate Modern, preassembly

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.

 Potterton Commercial, Andy Green, NoX, legislation, BREEAM, burners, clean air strategy

NOx alert

01 May, 2019

Andy Green outlines the current legislative requirements to reduce NOx emissions and how the commercial HVAC sector should continue to implement change.

 commissioning, heating, burners, water heaters, Lochinvar, Paul Mitchell

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.

Beata Blachut, SAV, CHP, grid, electricity, prosumer, smart buildings, energy, renewables, capacity

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

gas fired, Steve Sherman, gas fired infrared heating, ErP, Schwank UK

The option of gas-fired radiant heating offers a solution for industrial and commercial projects.

heat pump, Ground Source Heat Pumps, GSHP, ASHP, Russell Dean, Mitsubishi Electric

Times are changing for the heating sector. Russell Dean maps out the route from harmful fossil fuels to clean energy.

Stephanie Gregory, Clean Air Strategy, greenhouse gas, GHG, CO2, Greater London Authorities, GLA, Etude, communal ground loop heat pump,Target Emission Rate, TER, Kensa Heat Pumps

Stephanie Gregory looks at the alternative approach to heating for a decarbonised future.

Climate Change Committee, CCC, UK Housing: Fit for the future?, gas grid, heating, Energy Networks Association, Biomethane, Hydrogen, National Grid, Industrial Strategy's Construction Sector Deal

The carbon problem

01 March, 2019

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

Chris Davis, GLA, Low Carbon Heat: Heat Pumps in London, gas-fired CHP, heat networks, Evinox Energy

How low can you go?

01 March, 2019

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.

Chris Harvey, low surface temperature, LST, radiators, Stelrad Radiator Group

Safe to touch

01 March, 2019

There are responsibilities that many building owners have for providing a safe environment. And safe heating is one of those obligations. Chris Harvey explains.




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