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Making retrofit cool

17 April, 2024

The need to decarbonise the UK’s building stock has catapulted refurbishment and retrofit to the top of the political agenda. BESA Technical Director Graeme Fox says we must grab this opportunity to tackle the growing overheating crisis.

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Successfully optimising plant for a sustainable future - Dr Rob Lamb gives a case study in cold store refurbishment. 

Cold rooms

From price inflation of the average shopping basket to supply chain issues which have led to shortages of cucumbers and other salad items on the shelves, it is abundantly clear that these businesses are far from straightforward to run.

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Hong Cheng of LG Electronics says that Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) is an energy-efficient HVAC system with sophisticated controls and sensors integrated together. It can effectively control the indoor temperature to create micro-climate zones to suit each individual according to each occupant’s specific needs, in different zones of a building.

Plant cooling.

Systems performance in manufacturing has the attention of businesses, and  with good reason as energy prices continue to rise. Organizations are focused on doing more with less, improving productivity, shrinking their environmental footprint, and spending scarce capital budgets in ways that will provide the best return on investment.

Trane Sintesis

Trane is launching the new Sintesis™ eXcellent GVAF chillers, designed to meet the stringent requirements of high temperature data centre applications.  The upgraded GVAF chillers are part of the Trane Sintesis™ eXcellent portfolio, certified by Eurovent as the most efficient air-cooled chillers available on the market.

Daikin VRV 5

The launch of Daikin’s VRV 5 S-series system last year marked an important step in the company’s roadmap to reducing CO2 emissions. Developed specifically to use lower GWP (Global Warming Potential) R-32 refrigerant, it is Daikin’s most sustainable solution yet. Now, the manufacturer reveals how its advanced Shîrudo technology supports the full flexibility of VRV and ensures compliance with the product-specific standards.

Access the IIR International Conference Rankine 2020 – Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation on demand this summer – view the sessions you want to when you want to.  You will be able to select from over 90 sessions to take part in live during 27th - 31st July and get on demand access to recordings for four whole months after the event.

John Barker, Humidity Solutions

Humidity’s hidden impact

01 August, 2018

When specifying ‘air conditioning’ it’s important to consider all aspects of thermal comfort, including humidity control. Yet this important factor is often overlooked. John Barker explains its importance.

Zehnder Group UK, Nigel Coston


01 August, 2018

Nigel Coston explains why radiant panels provide the ideal conditioning solution in the challenging healthcare environment.

Mark Grayston, VRF, Hybrid VRF System, HVRF, Mitsubishi Electric

Cooling with less carbon

01 August, 2018

With the country still enjoying the best of a glorious British summer, Mark Grayston explains a whole new approach to energy efficient ways of cooling staff, guests and customers inside their buildings.

data centre, Transtherm, Stulz UK, Mark Vojkovic, Tim Bound

Cool partners

01 August, 2018

How smart design and collaboration met tight deadlines at Europe’s largest data centre to deliver energy-efficient cooling solutions.

Wellbeing, Andrew Slater, Confort Cooling, Sensing, LG Air Conditioning

Andrew Slater considers the potential impact on specifications of taking into account the true value of wellbeing.

Renovating, Neil Bilton, CHQ Vaults in Dublin, Panasonic Heating & Cooling, refurbishment

Cooling Older Buildings

05 June, 2018

Renovating an older building for modern times can present challenges when considering air conditioning but today’s technology can provide the answer, says Neil Bilton.

Matthew Griffin, Legionella, adiabatic, Transtherm Cooling Technologies

Cool choices

05 June, 2018

With so much innovation in the cooling industry, Matthew Griffin explores five key comparisons to consider when specifying for your project.

Procare, Rivers Hospital, Steve Cook, healthcare

Taking care of services

05 June, 2018

At the end of 2017, construction and services specialist Procare delivered a new operating theatre. MBS looks at the challenges of designing and installing cooling and other services in this challenging environment.

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Distech Controls celebrates Atrius industry awards success

Distech Controls has announced that Atrius, also part of Acuity Brands' Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG), has won two awards from leading sustainability media companies Environment + Energy (E+E) Leader and ESG Investing. This is the second year running that Atrius has won the E+E Leader award.

‘Red tape scrapping is welcome – but more policy changes are needed’

The CEO of heat pump manufacturer Aira UK has said the government’s new proposals to scrap planning red tape for the installation of heat pumps in the UK will be a big breakthrough for the industry and consumers – but more policy changes are needed.