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Radiant vs underfloor in the great sports hall heating: Battle or Debate?

There can be no doubt about it – radiant tube is the acknowledged leader when it comes to heating large multi-use sports hall. Whichever way you look at it – comfort levels, economy, ease of maintenance, safety – overhead radiant ...

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Breathe easy

New evidence suggests indoor air quality directly contributes to staff productivity. We look at the ways a ventilation system can both enhance occupant comfort and contribute to a green infrastructure within buildings The recent shift in attitudes towards employee wellbeing ...

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The letter of the law

Experts from law firm TLT and energy provider E.ON advise on meeting minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) when buying and renting out commercial property From 1 April 2018 it will be unlawful to grant a tenancy of a property with ...

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Breathe easy

Good air quality in the workplace is essential for the health and wellbeing of staff as well as the efficient running of the business. Steven Booth, associate director at Guardian Water Treatment, explains how it can be achieved Last year ...

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The surprising world of HVAC

The hidden world of air conditioning is an often overlooked yet vital part of a building’s structure. Operating in almost every industry from healthcare and manufacturing to IT and education, effective temperature control is essential to a facilities manager’s role ...

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Keeping cool

Temperatures have to be kept relatively steady in any building you care to mention. Staff won’t be all that productive (or all that happy) in a sauna or an ice box. But there are certain facilities where temperatures have to ...

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Predict the future don’t react to the present

Jason Davis from ECEX, explains why facilities managers need to take a predictive approach when it comes to HVAC maintenance; an upfront cost that will ultimately mean improvements in energy efficiency and a reduced risk of system downtime – bonuses ...

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SFG20 – the definitive standard for building maintenance

Bruce Kirton, B&ES Publications chief executive, explains how having a standard for building maintenance has never been more important. Maintaining buildings to an appropriate standard is universally accepted as essential, but what does ‘appropriate’ actually mean? With ever-changing regulations, keeping up ...

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Deadline Day

Just in case there are any hermits out there who have been living under rocks, from New Year’s Day it will be illegal to use R22 refrigerant to maintain or repair air conditioning systems in the UK. If yours was ...

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