2020 Hays Salary Survey

The UK may have left the EU, but there is still plenty of uncertainty over its future relationship with Europe, which means a cautious services sector and sluggish salary growth, according to the 2020 Hays Salary Survey. David Blackman reports

Employees

Class control: optimising HVAC controls in schools

Poor HVAC controls can cost schools thousands of pounds in wasted energy. School teacher Chris Baker explains how he engaged with his students at Parrs Wood school to cut energy bills by £9,000 a year after extensive monitoring

heat pumps

Using water as a refrigerant in a commercial chiller

The eChiller is a novel solution that uses water as a refrigerant. Green Thermal Energy’s Garry Broadbent explains how it works and why it’s suitable for applications requiring chilled water flow temperatures of 16°C and above

Cooling

LIGHTING SPECIAL

Exterior illumination; behavioural effects of lighting; and best practice for healthcare facilities

CASE STUDIES

Groundbreaking services design in the best buildings of today

Sponsored roundtable: The benefits of REFCOM Elite

Poorly installed cooling systems can have disastrous consequences for energy efficiency and CO2 emissions. Amanda Birch hears how REFCOM Elite can eliminate the risks, in our latest expert roundtable

Air conditioning

Danish district heating – The heat of the moment

Copenhagen’s district heating relies largely on biomass and waste incineration power plants, but net-zero carbon targets are now encouraging suppliers to harness energy from renewables and industrial by-products. Alex Smith reports

Biomass