Highlights from the ASHRAE Winter Conference

The ASHRAE Winter Conference in Orlando featured more than 300 presentations to nearly 2,800 delegates. Tim Dwyer gives a taste of the engineering zeitgeist, including…

March 2020 Air conditioning

Sizing the opportunity – using software tools to reduce oversizing of HVAC

Integrated design and dynamic modelling can help overcome the problem of HVAC oversizing, says Autodesk’s Steven Butler and Michael Floyd

February 2020 digital
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Zero-GWP cooling using the barocaloric effect

A Cambridge start-up is pioneering a breakthrough technology, based on the barocaloric effect, to develop a radical zero-GWP cooling system. Phil Lattimore reports

February 2020 Cooling

Jagannatha Reddy – the digital engineer of the year

Jagannatha Reddy’s commitment to innovation in digital processes and collaboration earned him the title of best digital engineer 2019 at the Society of Digital Engineering…

February 2020 digital
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Optimising thermal store design for CHP

In his second instalment on modern CHP design, Remeha’s Ryan Kirkwood explores use of thermal stores and how this can maximise CHP efficiency

February 2020 CHP

Unlocking the secrets of the black box: control strategies for engineers

Changes in controls can deliver big energy savings, but many shy away from tackling the BMS system, says Verco’s Tom Randall, who sets out his…

February 2020 IT & Controls

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…

January 2020 Biomass

Making the switch from gas-fired CHP to heat pump

Lower carbon factors for Grid electricity proposed for Part L are already in place in London. Andy Pearson looks at one scheme in North London…

January 2020 CHP

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…

January 2020 Cooling

Fuel for thought – prototype hydrogen gas boilers

Worcester Bosch and Baxi Heating have revealed plans for hydrogen gas boilers. Phil Lattimore looks at the technology, while Worcester Bosch’s Martyn Bridges explains where…

January 2020 Boiler
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