How the F-gas regulations are disrupting the cooling industry

The soaring price of refrigerant gas is leading to an outbreak of unsafe and illegal practices, writes Ewen Rose

May 2018 Cooling

Practicing perfect commissioning for air conditioning systems

Air conditioning offers benefits in terms of cooling and heating, but only if systems are commissioned correctly before they are put into use. Fujitsu’s Martyn…

May 2018 Cooling

Rising from the ashes – the revamped renewable heat incentive

The Northern Irish version contributed to bringing down a government and the entire scheme has been branded a waste of taxpayers’ money, but it looks…

May 2018 Heating

Why gas CHP still measures up

Despite the rapid decarbonisation of the UK electricity grid and lower wholesale prices, properly sized combined heat and power with thermal storage still offers an…

May 2018 CHP

Post-occupancy evaluation of hybrid ventilation in schools

Temperature and air quality in classrooms are known to affect learning, but new schools are often built on tight budgets and with low carbon ambitions.…

March 2018 Ventilation

Innovative ventilation at the Simon Sainsbury Centre

Arup’s innovative ventilation strategy not only preserved the aesthetic of the Simon Sainsbury Centre in Cambridge, but also exploited the building’s thermal mass. Arup’s Joshua…

March 2018 Ventilation

Technical due diligence in commercial property

Robust technical advice given by an M&E engineer can benefit property landlords, investors and occupants – so, asks Tuffin Ferraby Taylor’s Marc Hill, why do…

March 2018 Monitoring
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Using CFD to predict flows in chilled beams

Computational Fluid Dynamics can be used to gauge flow predictions for chilled beams, according to Abdullah Karimi's paper presented at the ASHRAE 2018 Winter Conference.…

March 2018 Cooling
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How to achieve nearly zero carbon emissions with evaporative cooling

In many climates, comfort cooling with zero carbon emissions can be achieved through a combination of evaporative cooling, renewables and a more relaxed dress code…

March 2018 Cooling
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Thermal labyrinth offers comfort at Canadian hospital

A new emergency department at a Canadian hospital enabled designers to use a basement void to install a thermal labyrinth and find their way to…

March 2018 Cooling
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