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Eaton White Paper Explores Impact of Part L2 on Energy Management
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has published a white paper examining what effect Part L2 of the Building Regulations has had on the measurement of energy consumption in non-domestic buildings. The white paper, entitled Electrical Power Management: The impact of Part L2 of the Building Regulations, is written by David Pitt, Product Marketing Manager for power distribution components, Eaton, and looks at the key concerns...Read More
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Levolux Tackles Light, Heat & Sound in Cardiff
The recently completed, award-winning £30 million Hadyn Ellis Building at Cardiff University creates the ideal environment for world-leading scientific research teams to make progress, thanks to the inclusion of a multi-purpose Solar Shading solution, courtesy of Levolux. As the main focal point of the Maindy Park research campus, the Hadyn Ellis Building, named in honour of the late Deputy Vice-Chancellor, is purpose-built to...Read More
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AET - Solar Pool Heating by AET & Camel Solar
AET has recently completed a Solar Heating project for a private residential pool in East Sussex. Using their Camel Solar brand of Solar Thermal collectors, the system is now fully functioning and heating the pool to temperatures of around 28°C without any auxiliary heating. The 10m x 5m pool holding around 75,000L water has recently undergone major refurbishment. The 36 Evacuated Tube CS15 Solar collectors have been...Read More
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Schneider Electric - Britain should Follow France’s Lead, says Stuart Thorogood, UK...
The recent news that the French government has taken stringent steps to save energy and cut pollution across France should set an example for the rest of the world to follow. The new French law makes it obligatory for all businesses, stores and public buildings to turn all shop window and façade lights off between the hours of 1am and 7am, with fines of up to €750 per night for those companies who do not comply¹. This incentive marks a...Read More
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DORMA RST Helps to Keep TfGM’s £6 Million Commuter Cycle Project on Track
As part of the £6 million Commuter Cycle Project, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has opened a major new cycle hub in the iconic City Tower skyscraper in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens. With up to 200 users per day, a resilient and robust automatic door was a prerequisite for the main entrance – with DORMA’s RST automatic space-saver door fitting the bill. Designed by Aedas Architects and built within a strict...Read More
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Advanced Air Expand Fan Coil Division
Advanced Air have expanded their Fan Coil Division with 2 new appointments within Technical Sales. Troy Chambers joins the company as Fan Coil Sales Manager and was previously with Actionair where he gained an excellent working knowledge of acoustics, air distribution, fan coil systems and controls. He was also a contributor to the CIBSE TM43 Fan Coil Unit Application Guide and a member of the FETA Working...Read More
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TORMAX UK - Minimalist Entrance at De Soutter Medical HQ
A RIBA Design award nominee, the corporate headquarters of De Soutter Medical features a prestigious, curved automatic entrance system designed and installed by TORMAX UK Ltd. Delivering an entrance up to 40% larger than linear sliding doors, these contemporary 180° glass doors create a strong architectural statement whilst maximising available space to ensure smooth through-flow of pedestrian traffic. Reliability is ensured...Read More
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Polyflor - Flagship Polyflor Ranges for Holy Cross College
Leading Polyflor ranges Pearlazzo PUR and Polysafe Modena PUR have been specified and installed in a £3.2m new build development at Holy Cross College in Bury, Lancashire. A total of 2000m² was installed throughout the three storey teaching facility by Stockport based HVB Flooring Services Ltd. ‘Providing a high quality learning environment for our students is extremely important to us and with the effective use of design and colour...Read More
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Atlantic Boilers - Town Hall Chooses Electric Boilers for Restrictive Space
Atlantic Boilers of Oldham have supplied its new Multi-Elec electric boiler for the Acton Town Hall Re-generation Project. With access and availability of services being a problem on-site, the powerful electric boiler, which needs no flues, fits snugly into the basement area. All the Town Hall buildings are undergoing significant repair aimed at reducing the high cost of maintenance. The project also seeks to provide improved leisure, library...Read More
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Legrand takes Control in Sustainable Show Home
Legrand’s Arteor building automation system has been installed in the show home of Fielding Meadow – an eco-development being built in Ratby, Leicestershire by Cawrey Homes. Comprising 36 sustainable homes, the development meets Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, while the show home incorporates a raft of environmentally friendly features and technologies that enable it to use an estimated 35 to 50 per cent less energy than...Read More
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Dulux Trade - Plymouth Community Homes Protects with Dulux Trade Pyroshield Paint
A selection of Dulux Trade products has been used in the internal and external redecoration of a development of flats managed by Plymouth Community Homes. Dulux Trade All Seasons Masonry paint transformed the exterior walls on the five blocks of Packington Street flats and Dulux Trade Pyroshield Eggshell was specified for the interior redecoration of the communal areas of the properties. When it came to the internal work, the main...Read More
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Daikin UK - New Commercial Director Appointed to Head up Heating & Renewables...
Daikin UK has appointed Dave Lacey as Commercial Director of its heating and renewables division, with a view to consolidating its position within the heat pump and renewables market as well as expanding sales of ancillary products. The UK’s energy supply is currently undergoing a radical change, requiring 15% of the nation’s energy to come from renewables by 2020 and this appointment has been made to take advantage of...Read More
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DMS - Elster & DMS – Gas Meters & Regulators!
No other company can deliver products, systems and solutions for the natural gas industry across the global gas market like Elster. For more than 175 years, they have engineered the vital connections between integral infrastructure, technology and communities with their best-in-class products and solutions for measurement, regulation and the safe control and application of gases. With vast ex-stock availability of Elster Gas Meters, Regulators...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - Corrugated Cardboard Maker Recovers Flash Steam for £40,000 Per Year...
A Spirax Sarco flash steam recovery system is saving Cambridgeshire-based Jardin Corrugated Cases nearly £40,000 per year and has reduced the company’s CO2 emissions by 282 tonnes per year. What’s more, the whole project has been financed by an interest-free loan through the Carbon Trust, all organised by Spirax Sarco. In its ongoing efforts to save energy and become a more environmentally-friendly operation...Read More
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