2018 November

Government small business commissioner Paul Uppal on dealing with the late payments issue

Mark Farmer: Modernise or die

29 November, 2018

Mark Farmer discusses why the industry has to change and why it has to happen now.

Lord Rupert Redesdale highlights upcoming changes to energy and carbon reporting.

Caroline Flint MP talks exclusively to MBStv at the BESA National Conference 2018

University

University buildings play a key role in attracting and retaining students and staff, according to this month’s MBS round table discussion, sponsored by Trend Controls.

HIU Standard, BESA

The UK’s first test standard for Heat Interface Units (HIUs), which is managed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has been updated in response to growing demand from the industry.

decarbonised, Heat Networks Investment Project, HNIP, Claire Perry MP, Heat Network Industry Council, ADE, Tom Rotheray

Government is pushing forward on delivery of its Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) as a way to reduce fuel poverty, decarbonise heat and to create jobs. A fund of £320 millions has been set aside to support up to 200 projects by 2021 through grants, loans and other mechanisms.

wellbeing, payback

A sound business case

01 November, 2018

“At our Round Table discussion this month, the conversation quickly came round to the topic of wellbeing. It seems to be a theme that is working its way across the industry, whether we’re looking at building controls, indoor air quality or heating.

Pump House, Cambridge Science Park

A new commercial development over two plots in Britain’s oldest Science Park in Cambridgeshire has made use of Pump House technology for its rooftop support requirements.

Vent-Axia, Floating Home

British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia’s ‘Floating Home’ project has been shortlisted in the Building Awards 2018. 

school, Keraflo

A primary school in Uxbridge has retired its Aylesbury cold water storage tank valve after 24 years of service, so its successor can now take the strain. The original Aylesbury K-Type delayed-action mechanical float valve had been in constant daily use since the 1990s, meeting all the water needs of the school’s staff and 200+ children.

B.E.G, BEG

Lighting control specialist B.E.G. has supplied the presence and motion sensors for John Keats Primary Free School as the products offer the dual benefits of complete lighting flexibility to ensure that the building is fully energy efficient, while helping to create an excellent learning environment.

Grundfos, Mosul

Having rarely been out of the news, Mosul is attempting to re-build itself after suffering many years of bombardment. This, the second largest city in Iraq, was left virtually without any infrastructure or access to basic resources. Being able to re-establish a reliable water supply to Mosul is going a long way to giving this city back a sense of normality.

Andrey house, Simes Shape, fittings

Simes Shape LED light fittings provided the perfect solution for the facade lighting of Audrey House, the most prominent building on historic Ely Place in London. Situated adjacent to the historic St Etheldreda’s Church, the building has an ornate period facade and has been extensively redeveloped behind to provide bright, modern office accommodation, with a striking reception area.

Wieland, modular wiring systems, Reflector, Dublin's Grand Canal Dock

A modular wiring system and connectors from Wieland Electric are integral components in the newly constructed Reflector building, a landmark office and residential development situated on Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock.

Grundfos

The Grundfos Product Centre (GPC) is known as the ‘go to’ pump selection tool for industry professionals. It makes choosing the right pump as easy as possible, whether new or replacement. Log onto the Product Centre and select the REPLACEMENT option. Enter the name of the old pump into the search field or enter the pump name and other data into the Classic Search field.

RDM

Resource Data Management (RDM) is updating its front-end DMTouch in early 2019. This is a gateway interface to a number of standard and proprietary HVACR and BEMS devices. Users can expect major internal changes, a sleek new graphical interface and new demand-driven functions and features.

Reznor

Reznor is ErP ready right now

01 November, 2018

Warm air heaters are subject to Lot 21 of the directive and radiant heaters Lot 20. Minimum efficiencies for warm air is now 72% and radiant heaters is now 74%. These criteria apply for new installations and when replacing products. Our ErP compliant range includes the highly efficient RHeco series of energy saving condensing gas fired unit heaters, which has been ErP compliant for years.

Siemens

Desigo Control Point is the new embedded building management station from Siemens. It consists of touch panels in several sizes and of web servers that enable remote control of buildings from any smart device. Installation and operation are straightforward.The use of native BACnet ensures that third party devices can be integrated and operated.

Micronics

Clamp-on from Micronics

01 November, 2018

The New U1000MKII-HM from Micronics is a clamp-on ultrasonic heat meter alternative to traditional inline energy meters, for energy management and billing applications in domestic and commercial projects.

Rinnai

Plumbing and heating engineers have rated highly Rinnai continuous flow systems in a recent survey, identifying the company as having ‘superior quality’ to competitor products.

Rehau

Rehau’s sound approach

01 November, 2018

Rehau has launched Raupiano Plus, a system of polymer pipes, fittings and accessories which offer a superior acoustic soil and waste solution. Raupiano Plus pipes feature a unique multi-layer composition which reduces noise without the need for additional lagging. 

Toshiba

New Toshiba heat pump

01 November, 2018

Toshiba’s Estia 5 heat pump is now available and highlighted in a new brochure. After 10 years of continuous research and development in air-to-water heat pump technology, the new series of Estia heat pumps delivers energy efficient, low cost heating and cooling for homes and small commercial properties.

Rinnai

Continuous supply from Rinnai

01 November, 2018

The Rinnai HDC 1200i continuous model for use on all high demand commercial sites is now available.

Aermec, NRV

Aermec has launched the NRV range of modular air/ water chillers that combine the benefits of a single large chiller with the advantages of multiple small chillers.

Belimo Energy Valve

With the integration of the Belimo Energy Valve into the Belimo Cloud the users create their own account to have full transparency about the energy consumption in the cooling/heating application – from anywhere and whenever they want. Access to the Belimo online services makes life easier and gives the security to always have the best settings for the devices.

LG

Smart control from LG

01 November, 2018

AC Smart 5 is the latest generation of LG’s smart control solutions, that offers a flexible user interface and full compatibility. AC Smart 5 boasts enhanced control capabilities that enable users to maximise user comfort and operational efficiency.

Grundfos

The Grundfos for Engineers hub has been developed to keep its engineering partners up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry, and on the wider subject of energy efficient advanced pump technology and fully integrated pump systems.

GEZE UK

A smart hub that controls of door, window and safety systems is being launched by GEZE UK at the Smart Buildings Show, (7-8 November 2018) at the Barbican, London. The system can be seen in operation on Stand F3 in Hall 2.

Evinox Energy, Helen Gibbons, heat networks, HIU

Efficiency in mind

01 November, 2018

Communal heating systems and district heat networks are considered by the UK Government as one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing carbon emissions from heating, especially as their efficiency and carbon-saving potential increases as they grow and connect to each other. They also provide a unique opportunity to exploit larger-scale, and often lower-cost, renewable and recovered heat sources that otherwise cannot be used.




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Part 1: Office of the future

Alan Jamieson of Peldon Rose discusses the changes and trends of building services within offices and the focus of wellbeing. 

Alastair Martin: The energy market right now

Chief Strategy Officer at Flexitricity expresses the current state of the energy market and the need for flexibility. 

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