Technical newsletters about emerging issues & our latest research

Should we be using heat pumps on heat networks?

Posted on January 29th 2019

Rapid decarbonisation of electricity means that heat pumps are now serious contenders as a source of heat for many new developments. They can offer significant carbon reductions and air quality improvements over gas boilers or combined heat and power (CHP) if designed and installed well, and provide the option to provide cooling as well as heat.  As with any technology, …

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Celebrating Team Success

Posted on January 29th 2019

We are delighted to be able to announce many excellent recent team successes. This reflects our ongoing commitment to learning and development for all staff across the company. Nimco Ali and Georgios Koronaios are both now full Members of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Kim Coleman has successfully completed her Diploma in Acoustics. Her outstanding thesis on …

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Tips to design out damage caused by interstitial condensation

Posted on January 29th 2019

Interstitial condensation is when water droplets form within or between the various layers of materials that make up a wall, floor, or roof. This can lead to building damage (e.g. structural corrosion or rot) and mould growth. Mould has been widely reported to lead to negative health consequences. Both outcomes have litigation and warranty concerns. Over the past year we …

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