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Eaton Electric - Power Blackout Report Reveals South East England is Worst Affected...
The South East of England suffered more power blackouts in 2012 than any other region in the UK and topped the leader board for the third year in a row, reveals Eaton’s latest annual Blackout Tracker report. The report, which is available on request, shows that in 2012 the South East region experienced nearly 30% of the total number of power outages in the UK alone. This is also a significant increase from 2011 when the region accounted...Read More
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Socomec: Guaranteeing Energy Performance from Study to Implementation
Critical buildings and facilities are challenged with constantly evolving demands on their energy performance and optimising a sites resource cost and capacity are at the heart of Socomec’s Energy Efficient management systems. Having an efficient, flexible and accurate measurement system is now an essential requirement in any network infrastructure. And with numerous regulations, standards and taxes concerning energy consumption...Read More
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Dow Building Solutions - Jayne Law, MBE, Dow Building Solutions UK & Ireland
“Energy efficiency: a platform for innovation”. “When I first entered what was then a rather limited thermal insulation industry, over twenty five years ago- selling STYROFOAM extruded polystyrene insulation to architects and end users of all types - I was amused by the fact that as a nation we were insulating many agricultural buildings far better than any new properties built for human occupation. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t begrudge the...Read More
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DORMA Combines Aesthetics & Security at £10m Flagship Homeless Scheme
As part of the Government’s Places of Change scheme, designed to improve the quality of homeless accommodation in the UK, Midland Heart’s £10 million Snow Hill project has seen the transformation of one of Birmingham’s largest supported housing schemes. Over half of the 92 self-contained apartments have been used to help those who are ready to move on from direct access accommodation to independent living. For a new, showpiece...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology Forges Link to NedZink
SIG Design & Technology has teamed up with Netherlands manufacturer, NedZink to offer a full metal roofing solution that’s supported by metal processing expert Steadman & Sons (a SIG company) and fabricator Metal Solutions to provide ‘fabricated in the UK’ systems to specific requirements. SIG Zinc & Copper will provide specifiers and contractors with a complete, impartial design and supply service to enable optimal performance...Read More
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Dimplex - ASA Watchdog Rules Dimplex Claims are 100% Truthful
Electric heating brand leader Dimplex has welcomed a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which has found the manufacturer’s claims regarding storage heating performance to be accurate and realistic. The verdict was delivered following extensive investigation by the ASA of a complaint that Dimplex’s assertions for storage heating performance were misrepresentative. However, the independent watchdog found that none...Read More
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Monodraught - Windcatcher X-Air Provides Natural Ventilation for Tesco Ecostore...
Monodraught has supplied and installed twelve of its Windcatcher X-Air systems to provide natural ventilation for the 82,500 square foot sales area of Tesco’s newest and largest Eco Store, which opened in Corby, Northamptonshire in January 2013. The tried and tested Monodraught Windcatcher X-Air systems are on the Tesco approved list for its Eco Stores and have been specified previously on successful installations by architects Woods..Read More
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Cast Iron Air Brick Company - British Manufacturing & the NEW Micro Foundries
The Cast Iron Air Brick Company have been champions of UK made products for years. Their products are made in foundries of all shapes and sizes across the country from Somerset to Scotland. Many of these foundries have been producing iron castings since the 19th century but the newest foundry is, by far, the most interesting. Situated in a tiny unit on an industrial estate in Bath, the little foundry supplies, almost exclusively, the 4” and...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Appoints two new Area Sales Engineers
Leading cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex has welcomed two new sales professionals to its team. Jim Loxton joins the Hastings-based company as its new Area Sales Engineer covering north east London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex and Buckinghamshire. The territory was previously covered by Derrick Petchey, who has retired. Jim, who lives in Ealing, has more than 25 years of experience within the electrical...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric to Showcase the Benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps at the...
Mitsubishi Electric is using the Greenbuild Expo (8-9 May 2013, Manchester Central) to highlight the many benefits of installing sustainable heating systems to new and existing properties – both commercial and residential. The company will use its stand (E31) to showcase how its Ecodan® heating range of air source heat pumps can be used to provide a constant, comfortable level of heat to a building whilst lowering running costs...Read More
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NUDURA UK - Three More Block Sizes from NUDURA bring Hat Trick of Sustainable...
Building to Zero carbon standards in less time and with minimal waste is now achievable with the largest standard insulated concrete form available from the NUDURA Corporation. Three more block sizes, including the 1.115 metre square block are available from the world leading manufacturer. U-Values for the new ICF units are as low as 0.17, 0.14 and 0.11, bringing increased efficiency to both commercial and residential construction. NUDURA...Read More
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Crown Paints Supports Climate Week Sponsorship at Ecobuild
Crown Paints marked Ecobuild with prominent support for Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, Climate Week. The UK paint manufacturer was a supporting partner of the initiative, which used high profile celebrities and community events to inspire a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. On the eve of Ecobuild, representatives from Crown Paints visited the House of Commons where Climate Week was officially launched...Read More
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Roberts-Gordon Company Profile
Roberts-Gordon Europe Limited is an international supplier of HVAC equipment, controls and associated accessories dedicated to the service of the United Kingdom, Europe, Russia, Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. The company's product offering includes: gas-fired unit heaters and duct furnaces; gas-fired, low-intensity radiant heaters; direct-fired make-up air handlers and indirect-fired cabinet heaters. Roberts-Gordon Europe...Read More
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Xylem Lowara UK Appoints New OEM Business Manager
Xylem Lowara UK has appointed David Spragg as the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Business Manager for domestic building services for its market leading Lowara brand. David, who has over ten years’ experience in the residential building services sector, will form part of a dedicated team of specialists focusing on bespoke business services and solutions for the domestic building services sector. David commented: “Lowara is...Read More
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