Remeha R-Gen CHP

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

Taking the temperature – domestic hot water

A CIBSE roundtable looked at the potential to reduce carbon through low temperature domestic hot water systems – and whether revised guidance is needed to…

January 2020 DHW

Net gains – retrofitting scenarios for net zero carbon

Retrofitting homes to be net-zero carbon is one of the great challenges of the new decade. Radwa Salem applies the existing nZEB standard to two…

January 2020 zero carbon

Plugging in numbers: integrating cars with all-electric homes

Plugging an electric vehicle into a home energy network could save homeowners £300 a year, according to a new study by the University of Salford…

January 2020 Electrical
CIBSE Journal November 2016 news overheating BSERT

Loud and clear on noise control

Excessive noise from mechanical ventilation systems can have a detrimental effect on the comfort of building occupants, but Apex Acoustics’ Jack Harvie-Clark believes the proposed Approved Document F fails…

January 2020 Acoustics
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