Mat Lown

The business case for energy efficient buildings

Mat Lown’s recent article in the Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation TFT explores the policies, regulations and market drivers which influence the energy performance of the built environment.


Calling time on R22 refrigerant

After 31st December 2014, it will be illegal to use recycled or reclaimed R22 to service air conditioning equipment. This is on top of the current ban on virgin R22 to service air conditioning equipment. As we move closer to the deadline, this is a timely reminder to review the options available ahead of the phase-out date. A useful start point is TFT’s Guidance Note: Refrigeration – Selection and Legislation which covers the issue and outlines the decision criteria to be considered.