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Daikin UK Offsets Carbon by Planting Trees at Alladale
Daikin UK has donated funds for almost 10,000 trees to be planted at a wilderness reserve in northern Scotland, as part of its efforts to offset the environmental impact of its business. The Carbon Managers is the organisation behind the Trees4Business campaign, working with a number of progressive businesses, including Daikin, to offset their carbon output by planting trees at the Alladale Wilderness Reserve. So far, over 800,000 native trees...Read More
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Danfoss - VLT® Drives Create a Pleasant Environment in New City Development...
Times City in Hanoi, Vietnam, is a large-scale urban development project that uses sustainable technology as a foundation for offering inhabitants a modern, urban lifestyle. When completed the new area will offer housing, schools, hotels and recreational areas across its 364,500 m² of real estate. Pump and fan control In a new apartment complex a total of 634 Danfoss VLT® HVAC drives control a wide range of fans and pumps in heating...Read More
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Gent Provides Aspirated Smoke Detection System to NHS
Fire industry expert, Gent by Honeywell has supplied an aspirating smoke detection system to the Camden Islington NHS Foundation Trust. It was designed and installed by long-time Gent elite system integrator Premier Fire Systems Limited. The new solution replaced the existing optical smoke detection devices within two mental health wards within the Highgate Mental Health Centre in Dartmouth Park Hill, London. According to Simon Ford...Read More
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Frenger Systems - Chilled Beam Energy Study
On the 29th July 2013 Dr. Allan Jones of EDSL (Environmental Design Solutions Ltd) participated in an Energy Seminar at “The Building Centre”, London alongside Michael Ainley Managing Director of Frenger. EDSL Tas is one of two Government accredited energy simulation modelling software providers for Part L Energy Compliance Calculations in the UK and the EDSL Tas software is adopted and used in over 20 different countries...Read More
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ABB enables Essex & Suffolk Water to make Savings by Improving Power Factor
ABB’s specialist power quality products have enabled Essex & Suffolk Water (ESW) to solve power factor issues affecting the power supply at a pumping station in Essex. The pumping station is a major clean water pumping station built in the 1930s, which supplies ESW’s customers in south west Essex and the east London with water sourced from the River Stour near Colchester. The site is equipped with three pumps, each of which...Read More
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Hitec Set to Transform Dynamic Uninterruptible Power Supply Market
Turning up the heat as a leader in the Dynamic Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (DRUPS) market, HITEC Power Protection today announced the company has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer to champion its global vision. With more than 25 years experience building successful global enterprises, Ivo H.L. Mönnink is tasked with introducing HITEC into new vertical markets, broadening the company’s global footprint, and...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Making Sense of BB93 & Cross Talk Attenuation
Acoustics, its a black art but you can assume that most typical products achieve the BB93 criteria, right? WRONG! As the natural ventilation experts, customers come to us from all sectors asking for advice on which product is suitable for a room. To answer that question we ensure the natural ventilation systems we provide integrate with the rest of the building. This in turn means that our engineering expertise extends...Read More
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Indepth Hygiene - Ducting Fire at Jamie Restaurant
A fire at a Jamie Oliver restaurant in London on the 24 September started in the eatery's extraction system, it has been reported. Around 150 people were evacuated from the New Change Passage shopping centre after the blaze at the celebrity chef's Barbecoa restaurant. Four fire engines and more than 20 firefighters tackled the fire, which started after part of the ducting, in the first-floor restaurant's extraction system, caught light at about...Read More
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Viessmann & East Surrey College Unveil New Technology Training Facility
Viessmann and East Surrey College have partnered to develop a quality training facility for heating installers in the local area and to offer a broad range of products for the college’s students to use. The partnership saw the Viessmann training team work closely with East Surrey College Plumbing lecturer Darren Carr to design the centre. The new facility has been equipped with £10,000 worth of Viessmann products including domestic boilers...Read More
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Broadcrown Secures the New Birmingham Library
Broadcrown was chosen to provide power for the life-safety systems at the new Library of Birmingham landmark building. Commissioned by EMCOR, Broadcrown provided a BCV550-50E2 canopy generator set. Though from the standard range, the set is modified to meet site cabling restrictions and has integral beacons. It meets the strict low noise level requirement using a standard CFWP canopy design with an additional steel base...Read More
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Dow Building Solutions - New Commercial Head for STYROFOAM Producer
Chris Gimson is taking over as Commercial Director for STYROFOAM-A and XENERGY insulation manufacturer, Dow Building Solutions, in February 2014. He succeeds Jayne Law, who has been in the position since 2004. Jayne first joined Dow in 1987 and has held various marketing and commercial roles in the UK and across Europe during her career. In 2012, she was awarded an MBE for services to the insulation industry...Read More
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Bilco Shares Information Online
Leading roof access products manufacturer Bilco has launched a new website, which provides a library of useful information for architects and specifiers when selecting roof hatches, smoke vents and floor doors. The new site carries vital Building Information Modelling (BIM) information and full CAD drawings for most of Bilco’s products. For most Bilco products it also provides links to NBS Building specifications, which give detailed...Read More
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Crown Paints - Recycling Scheme Clinches Green Apple Award for Crown Paints
Crown Paints has been presented with another major environmental award in recognition of a recycling scheme providing a colourful boost to community projects. The company’s ‘Kick Out The Can’ initiative was launched earlier this year in a bid to encourage the re-use of unwanted paint and to mark the company’s sponsorship of Climate Week 2013. Now the scheme has won a Silver award at the prestigious Green Apple awards for...Read More
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PIPE2000 - CASAFLEX® Meet DH Manual Performance Guideline
The London District Heating Manual recommends that systems should be capable of operating at 110°C / 55°C and 16 bar. PIPE2000 and BRUGG Pipesystems offer a solution: for connections up to DN100, CASAFLEX® is a flexible, self-compensating, stainless steel carrier pipe with bonded PIR insulation and is rated up to 160°C and 16 bar. It can be used on its own or be connected to steel distribution mains and comes complete...Read More
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