Air Conditioning Inspections and Reports – Meeting Legislation

Air conditioning inspections are vital for your business premises, in order to comply with legislation and help to reduce your carbon footprint. In 2003 the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was introduced by the European Parliament, in order to force countries in the European Union to create laws surrounding the consumption and use of energy. With the subject of climate change continuing to feature strongly in the media, businesses are becoming more and more aware of the need to monitor and regulate the amount of energy they are using. Not only are we under self-imposed pressures to be more conscientious regarding our carbon footprint, but the EPBD has been successful in leading EU member states to enforce legislations to ensure building owners are meeting these responsibilities. In the UK, the relevant legislation is the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2007.

Air Conditioning Systems and TM44

In regards to these inspections, the EPBD led to the development of the TM44 reporting standard – which has become the industry standard for all inspections and reports in England. TM44 provides comprehensive guidance to all inspectors, in order for them to meet the requirements for carrying out compliant for all inspections and enables them to offer the best advice possible to business owners and premises managers. Any assessors or energy consultancy should adhere to the guidance provided by the TM44 document.

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and subsequent Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations of 2007 require that any business/building owner with air Read More . . .

The Top 5 Laptop Computer Bags

There is likely no smarter purchase than a laptop bag or case when it comes to protecting your valuable investment. However, due to a large number of different case types available it can be challenging to decide on the best option for your situation. Typically, when faced with a variety of options for a product I’m looking to buy, I will turn first to Amazon, since they allow you to sort products by keyword and then by a variety of other factors including price, relevancy, rating and sales volume. When looking for the most popular items, I will typically sort the results based on sales volume, since this is a good indicator of an item’s overall performance. After all, who has the time to sort through every result for a particular article on a site as large as Amazon? Not me, which is why I take the easy road.

The items below were all discovered using Amazon’s product filtering tool, and each of these items rates well for a variety of factors. When it comes to purchasing a case for your laptop, it’s important to consider the following criteria:

1.    How the case is constructed – the materials used including the amount of internal padding will determine how much protection it will offer

2.    How portable the fact is – does the case contain a padded shoulder strap or hand loop or is it meant to be placed into a larger bag?

3.    How much “extra storage” does the case … Read More . . .