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Munters Sponsors RAC’s Data Centre Cooling Question Time
Data centre cooling specialist Munters sponsor’s RAC’s ground-breaking Data Centre Cooling Question Time. Cooling technology and efficiency is becoming ever more important as data centre numbers continue to expand, and RAC magazine aims to address the big issues on the subject, at its first ‘Data Centre Cooling Question Time’. Sponsored by cooling specialist Munters, the event, hosted by RAC editor Andrew Gaved, will...Read More
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Armstrong - Integrated Heating Solution from Armstrong Speeds the Way for Health...
When a West Midlands NHS Trust needed to upgrade HVAC systems at a busy health centre, an integrated heating solution from Armstrong speeded up and simplified the refurbishment project. The high efficiency equipment installed at the site will now reduce energy usage throughout its lifetime to minimise the running costs and carbon impact of the centre. NHS Dudley is responsible for improving the health and well being of...Read More
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DORMA all Glass Revolving Door makes Stunning Entrance at Glasgow’s £6.5 Million...
At the £6.5 million regeneration of George House in Glasgow into high quality office space, DORMA, supplier of Premium Access Solutions installed a stunning, all glass revolving door for the feature entrance – delivering the highest standards of aesthetics, reliability and functionality and helping the project achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard for energy efficiency. Designed by Reiach and Hall Architects for property development...Read More
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Potterton Commercial Condensing Boilers for Luton Primary School Refurbishment
Potterton Commercial, part of Baxi Commercial Division, has supplied three wall-hung condensing boilers for a recent refurbishment project carried out at Tennyson Road Primary School in Luton. These replace the existing boiler plant, which was approximately ten years old and no longer operating in a cost effective manner. High efficiency condensing boilers were selected in accordance with Luton Borough Council’s energy...Read More
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NUDURA UK - Zero Carbon Construction a First with New School Project
Insulated concrete form manufacturer, NUDURA was selected for the building envelope at America’s first Zero Carbon School. The 72,000 square foot building uses no more energy annually than is provided by on-site renewable sources. To reduce energy costs to a Net Zero level, the new 500-student Richardsville Elementary School in Kentucky is constructed with NUDURA ICF construction with R-25 rated walls and an R-38 rated, super...Read More
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Levolux Swots up at Deptford Green
Deptford Green School, which is one of the last in the country to receive funding under the BSF programme, showcases the latest in sustainable building design, including a Levolux Solar Shading solution. The £32 million development, designed by Watkins Gray Architects, re-unites upper and lower schools, which previously occupied separate sites, transforming education provision for 1300 pupils. The new building, which...Read More
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Thomas & Betts Offers a Solution to Cable Theft & Reduces Copper Usage
With cable theft running at high levels and causing subsequent delays, vast sums of public funding have been spent on compensation and the replacement of stolen cable sections. In an effort to prevent damage to cabling on rail lines, responsible for controlling the signalling infrastructure, rail companies throughout Europe have been installing expensive motion sensors, and favouring nylon cable protection systems as an...Read More
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Cembrit Showcases Slate at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show
Cembrit, the slate specialist, will be demonstrating the benefits of both its natural and fibre cement slate ranges, at the National Homebuilding & Renovating show (21st-24th March 2013, NEC Birmingham) on stand L157. Visitors to the show will be able to see the features and benefits of both types of slate, and how they can be best used on all types of new build and refurbishment project. Natural Slate Natural slate requires low energy...Read More
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Steadmans’ New Site & Improved Sales & Distribution Structure in Ireland
Building products manufacturer Steadmans has improved further its sales and distribution facilities in Ireland to provide an enhanced service for clients and business partners. Additional staff are being recruited to work in the company’s Irish sales team, joining the established area sales manager and sales staff. The expanded team will be based at new offices in 6 - 8 Balmoral Road, Balmoral Industrial Estate, Belfast, BT12 6QA...Read More
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Siemens Building Technologies Extends Training Offering
The Siemens Building Technologies division is expanding its training arm to enable its approved solution partners to receive expert guidance each year on building energy management systems (BEMS) and KNX protocol. In 2012, the Siemens Building Technologies division provided more than 1,000 man days of training. To accommodate the high levels of interest, the Siemens Building Technologies division now offers training...Read More
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Spirax Sarco Supports Local Students with Young Enterprise
Leading UK engineering company Spirax Sarco is helping young people to develop their business and entrepreneurial skills by lending support to the Gloucestershire Young Enterprise programme, including sponsorship of the Trade Exhibition event, taking place on 5th March at Cheltenham Town Hall. Open to the public, the Trade Exhibition is part of the Young Enterprise company programme aimed at students aged 15-19. Over the...Read More
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Giacomini UK - Growth, Iconic Installations & the World’s First Domestic Hydrogen...
During a period when the commercial construction market remains “challenging” one of the UK’s leading designers and installers of underfloor central heating has chalked up 20% growth over the past year and, having doubled its headcount over the same period, is searching for more staff. Giacomini (UK) Limited based at Yate in South Gloucestershire has recently won a number of prestige contracts, including providing...Read More
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Gamatronic UK - PB Design
Since 1979, PB Design has been leading the market with a full range of battery chargers, batteries and system services for all types of AC and DC standby applications. PB Design has been in charge of numerous prestigious projects such as emergency backup lighting for the Garden of Eden, supplying drives and controls for the Hong Kong air port rail and more. PB’s capability’s run from design, production, testing through to installation...Read More
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Fläkt Woods - Seeks a Clarification of ErP Directive for Fans
As a manufacturer at the forefront of fan technology, Fläkt Woods is assisting building services engineers, consultants, specifiers, M&E contractors, distributors and installers by highlighting a potential misinterpretation of the ErP Regulation (EU) 327/2011 for fans. The company is in consultation with the Governmental department which will be enforcing the Regulation to clarify how they intend to interpret Article 1, section 3(d)...Read More
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