How to choose the best heat pump? Guidelines of the Swiss Heat Pump Test Centre.

July 26, 2016
A heating system based on a heat pump is characterised by durability, low maintenance and low operating costs. Eurostat data shows that heating still constitutes a significant portion of house maintenance costs.
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Maximum calorific value use with high hot water output doesn’t have to be a contradiction in terms

July 13, 2016
Apartment buildings, hotels and sports facilities often need hot water in great quantities during peak times so that everyone can shower at the same time. What is the most efficient, environmentally friendly and space-conserving way of providing this hot water?
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How to design a flexible air-conditioning for logistics centers?

June 29, 2016
Building planners and architects are called on to develop flexible warehouses whose storage space can be readily expanded and reduced, and that can be used in a variety of ways.
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Should you modernise an old heating installation if it is still operating?

June 15, 2016
How much could you save by investing in innovative condensing boilers?   Regardless of whether we are talking about public buildings, single-family houses or large industrial facilities – determinants of modernity are low operating costs and minimal impact on the environment.  New...
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Cogeneration units. Efficient energy production for buildings and heating networks

June 1, 2016
Combined energy management based on cogeneration is a modern solution which allows simultaneous production of electricity and heat. Thanks to cogeneration units, not only can we lower the costs associated with heating a building and producing electricity, but we can also generate it in a way that is...
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Stratification or Mixing Ventilation? The ultimate guide for HVAC planners

May 16, 2016
The selection of ventilation and air conditioning systems for production halls with extensive heating loads has always been a challenging part of planning and design. If You are HVAC planner, this ultimate guide will help You to find best solution for your project. The first challenge is to determine...
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An insight into what technology we used to create our almost zero energy office

May 4, 2016
This new head office in Italy was built in only six months, and it really is a model of energy-efficiency, constructed according to the Passivhaus requirements and with certifications of  Cened A+, CasaClima Class A, Work&Life and Minergie Protocol.  Among the four projects that participated...
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Efficient heating of office buildings - tips for investors

April 20, 2016
Office buildings, due to the ever increasing requirements regarding the favorable micro climate in rooms, require the application of an efficient heating system solution.  The combination of condensing boilers and solar collectors constitutes an energy-efficient alternative to traditional heating...
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3 reasons for using heaters to cool halls - How and under what conditions this is possible?

April 5, 2016
More than half of all devices today are already equipped with cooling coils. Here, the idea crops up of taking the recirculating air heaters often used for large halls and using them for cooling. How and under what conditions this is possible? With the rising demands for comfort, the proportion of ventilation...
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Clean up indoor air pollution for your health

March 23, 2016
We spend more than 80% of our time indoors, and take 15,000-20,000 breaths per day. But did you know, the pollution inside your house, office and children’s school could be up to 100 times worse than the outside???  The air in our homes, offices and schools has a huge impact on our health....
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How to reduce the costs of hot water by up to 30% in a housing community?

March 7, 2016
Residential buildings supplied from local boiler houses are often faced with relatively high costs due to consumption. Due to the fact that the demand for Domestic hot water is so large and variable, this constitutes a big problem, and generates the main costs that the community will be forced to pay.  In...
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Sport halls ventilation. How much fresh air has to be provided? - quick tips for planners

February 22, 2016
The quantity of air which has to be provided depends on the purpose to which the halls is put, i.e. if it is used purely as a training facility for a limited number of athletes, if sporting events with spectators are held there or, in the case of multipurpose halls, if large numbers of spectators can...
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Modernising or planning a new hotel? Our Energy efficiency tips for owners

February 9, 2016
How can you spend less on heating and hot water in your hotel? Use this guide to find energy-efficient ways of getting your hot water, and heating in a more economical way.
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Efficient hospital heating

January 27, 2016
Do You manage the health care building? Looking for savings? This case study is for You. Learn how to achieve annual savings of 135,000 euros. Rampton Hospital near Retford in the county of Nottinghamshire is to get a new energy centre this year. The new system is expected to deliver annual...
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Concept and type of ventilation for large areas. Ultimate guide for planners and investors.

December 29, 2015
Factories, warehouses, hypermarkets and other large areas provide special challenges for HVAC systems. Which concept and type of ventilation to choose?
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Data center cooling with maximum energy efficiency

December 2, 2015
With this solution, mechanical compression cooling is only required a few days a year and in moderate climates it is not required at all.  Air conditioning systems at data centres gobble up huge amounts of energy. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It is perfectly possible to combine reliability...
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For maximum efficiency of heating systems it is essential to combine inherently efficient plant with highly effective control

November 26, 2015
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Advantages of Ductless Production Hall - case study

November 18, 2015
This is a place of flying swarf. Here, things can get rather hot and – sometimes – smoky. The air can also get polluted with oil mist. The employees of Edi Hofstetter AG in the Swiss municipality of Benken manufacture tools and machinery. They also carry out machining on parts weighing up...
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The “Internet of Things”

November 9, 2015
We’ve done a Q&A with our specialist, Professor Elgar Fleisch, to answer the questions everyone is asking. At the moment, the “Internet of Things” seems to be cropping up in everything we read. But what does it actually mean? The Internet of Things is a vision of how every object...
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The era of intelligent heating has come

October 15, 2015
How do the new generation of boilers and heat pumps work to save our money and reduce CO2?
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