Peter Reynolds, Grundfos UK, hydraulic balancing
Peter Reynolds

Balance is now what’s expected for heating systems

Peter Reynolds explains why hydraulic balancing offers benefits for heating system efficiency, and why he welcomes government policy that it should be ‘expected practice’ in domestic installations.

Kevin Kingaby, Building Engineering Services Association, BESA, indoor air quality, IAQ, ventilation, filtration, SFG20, maintenance, Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management, JHEEM, Health Technical Memoranda, Competence Assessment Scheme, CAS
Kevin Kingaby

Planned maintenance is good for your health

Protecting the health of building occupants isn’t rocket science, but it does need planning and competent people, says Kevin Kingaby of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

Mike Harvey, HETAS
Mike Harvey

Burning ambition

Around 1.5 million UK homes have wood-burning stoves and they continue to grow in popularity. Mike Harvey of HETAS explains why good maintenance practice is vital, and why installers can take the lead in helping users choose the correct fuel and keep the installation in good working order.

BESA, ECA, retentions
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BESA and ECA continue the fight to end retentions

The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and Building Engineering Specialists Association (BESA) have expressed concern that the government is once more consulting on the problem of retentions, rather than taking action.

Government recognises hyrdraulic balancing as key to heating efficiency

In October 2017, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) recognised hydraulic balancing in domestic heating systems as key to delivering optimal water distribution and cost savings to householders.

Companies showing ‘unrealistic optimism’ in the face of potential energy shortages

A report from Centrica Business Solutions shows that many UK businesses are not prepared for energy failures within the next 12 months, even though more than half expect such problems to arise.

Aecom shows way to save £30 billion on heat networks

Aecom, commissioned by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has researched and set out eight route maps that could save the UK £30 billion on delivering district heat networks.

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