Leading the heat revolution: Interview with Karen Boswell

Karen Boswell OBE joined Baxi Heating as managing director during a time of significant change for the heating industry. She tells Alex Smith how the boiler manufacturer plans to lead the transition to low carbon heating and become carbon neutral by 2030

Guide to low loss headers

Achieving hydraulic separation through well-designed low loss headers is key for efficient heating and cooling systems. David Palmer and Baxi Heating’s Ryan Kirkwood provide detailed design guidance, including a recommended system configuration

Handling Covid risk in thermal wheels

To minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission in thermal wheels, designers should choose a configuration that minimises recirculation of contaminated air. FläktGroup’s David Black explains the options and how AHU purge sectors can cut the risk further

Agar Grove: measuring the performance of a Passivhaus winner

The success of Agar Grove at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards was in part due to the focus on controlling overheating and minimising plant heat losses. Andy Pearson finds out how the Passivhaus approach helped tackle fuel poverty

Taking the heat out of the ICT classroom

Increased use of computing in schools is causing a rise in cooling loads that can results in air conditioning being in conflict with heating. Science teacher Chris Baker looks at four methods of reducing cooling requirements at Parrs Wood High School

Decarbonising heat using ambient loop heat networks

As the government aims to decarbonise heat, Locogen’s David Linsley-Hood investigates how ambient heat pump networks could be a potential mechanism for providing low carbon domestic heat in the UK

Preventing Covid-19 spreading in buildings

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, REHVA experts have published a guidance document on how to operate and use building services to minimise the spread of Covid-19. Alex Smith provides a summary of their findings