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IFRS16, office, office as a service, Cushman and Wakefield, Coworking, British Council for Offices, BCO
The flexible future

Building design influences human behaviour. But business and working trends also have an impact on the requirements for buildings, and the office is no exception. MBS reports.

Albion Valves UK, manual valves, automated valves, refurbishment, Les Littlewood
The refurb solution

In uncertain economic times, refurbishment and retrofit offer excellent solutions for building owners and the construction industry. Les Littlewood highlights some cost-effective approaches.

Ecodesign, ErP, Energy Related Products Directive, NOx, Defra, pollution, water heaters, Dan Martindale, Andrews Water Heaters
Ecodesign influence

With new Ecodesign requirements under ErP coming into force this September, specifiers are under pressure to ensure that heating system upgrades are compliant. Dan Martindale argues that replacing existing atmospheric water heaters with new ultralow NOx models may be the easiest and most cost-effective way of meeting the new regulations.

NOx, Remeha, CHP, maintenance, Mike Hefford
Take care of your CHP

In buildings with a high and constant demand for heat and power, CHP offers a long-term solution to significant financial savings and low carbon heat. But to optimise the benefits, planned maintenance is key, as Mike Hefford explains.

Chris Caton, Ideal Commercial, replacement, boiler, cascade, open vented, sealed
Plan for performance

Chris Caton shows that with careful planning, a replacement install can ensure longevity and reliability in heating and hot water systems that have reached the end of their life.

Jason Tinsley, Mitsubishi Electric, MEES, ErP, EPC, Lot21, F-Gas, R22, Energy related Products, chiller
It’s time to think about changing up your chiller

With MEES, ErP, EPC, Lot21 and F-Gas now a stark reality for building operators, 2018 may be the best time to look at upgrading your old chiller system. Jason Tinsley explains more.

Commercial Flue Cleaning and Maintenance Services (CFCM), flue, chimney systems, chimney, John Hammett, British Standard 4076:1989
A clean sweep

Flue and chimney systems need inspecting and cleaning at regular intervals. John Hamnett looks at some of the key issues around maintenance programmes.

Frese, PICV, pressure independent, small flow paths, Stephen Hart, two port control, Variable Flow
Small but smart

Stephen Hart explains that while small flow paths in two port control valves can be unavoidable, the risks can be mitigated by smart system design and product selection.