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Pilkington - A Top Grade Transformation
Pilkington Planar™ has been used to transform a Grade II Listed building into a state of the art youth centre in Middlesbrough. Prior to renovation the Georgian building, last used in 2001, was in a virtually derelict state. Pilkington Planar™ and various types of Pilkington glass, have since helped create a stimulating contemporary environment for young people of the area. Originally built in 1836, Custom House is now a Myplace...Read More
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AET'S Camel Solar Attains Solar Keymark Accreditation
The Camel Solar range of flat plate solar thermal collectors from commercial low energy HVAC specialist, AET, has achieved the Solar Keymark, the main quality label recognised across Europe for solar thermal performance. “This is an important step for Camel Solar,” comments Edward Blake Thomas, Camel Solar’s Sales Manager. “Not all solar thermal collectors are the same and the Solar Keymark provides the significant quality...Read More
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Dimplex - Vince Cable Views Quantum at Dimplex Group HQ
The Glen Dimplex Group recently welcomed Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, to its Dublin headquarters. After an overview of the company’s operations in the UK and Ireland, Mr Cable was introduced to Quantum, Dimplex’s revolutionary new electric space and water heating system. Sean O’Driscoll, CEO of Glen Dimplex, says: “As concerns increase over the security of the UK’s energy supply and the...Read More
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Daikin UK Welcomes Climate Controls & Spares to its Distribution Chain
Climate Controls and Spares UK Ltd, based near Plymouth, has been appointed as a value added reseller by Daikin Airconditioning UK Ltd (Daikin UK), adding a new dimension to the company’s distribution network. The alliance will deliver enhanced customer support for refrigeration, air conditioning and heating engineers in the south west. The company will distribute the full range of air conditioning, heating products and spare parts...Read More
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Danfoss - Download the New VLT® Product Catalogue
Get a fast overview of all the products in our current portfolio in the updated VLT® product catalogue. The first step in saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions in motor driven applications is to choose the correct frequency converter. In the new catalogue you will find a technical overview, available frame sizes and power ranges for our full product range: •VLT® AutomationDrive •VLT® HVAC Drive •VLT® Refrigeration Drive •VLT®...Read More
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Emerson Network Power Addresses Scale, Impact of Mobile Convergence
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in protecting and optimizing critical infrastructure for both IT and telecommunications, is uniquely positioned to understand the increasing convergence of voice and data. Leveraging that unique breadth of capabilities and expertise, the company today released an infographic that illustrates just how rapidly convergence is happening and what it means for...Read More
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SSQ Responds to Article Comments on Brazilian Slate
SSQ issued a letter to the February issue of Roofing, Cladding & Insulation magazine, in response to a recent article it published on Brazilian slate. The “What Lies Beneath” article by Joe Bordass, was published in the November 2012 issue of RCI, suggested that the National House Building Council (NHBC) would no longer endorse Brazilian slates “due to its lack of applicable British and European standards.” However, Haroun...Read More
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TORMAX Opens Doors to Inclusive Church Community
As part of a £2.3m refurbishment project, St Peter’s Church in Harrogate recently installed a double set of TORMAX automatic swing doors to the new glass frontage, offering clear and easy access for everyone. Working closely with architectural glazing specialist, JCL Enterprises Ltd, TORMAX recommended using their powerful iMotion 1401 door operator to create a minimalist entrance that successfully enhances the traditional stone...Read More
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Tensid UK Ltd - Innovative Paint Stripping - Now Easier to Carry
Tensid UK supplies the popular DCM-free paint stripper TAVEC 201. To meet customer demand, TAVEC 201 is now available in smaller-sized 4 litre containers, in addition to the standard 20 litre drums. Both size containers can be shipped in volume anywhere in the UK and Europe. TAVEC 201 is an innovative paint stripper that provides many attractive benefits for professionals working on both small and large-scale restoration and renovation...Read More
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Dow Building Solutions puts Innovation at Heart of UK Energy Efficiency Drive
Dow Building Solutions called on the construction industry to put innovation centre stage at a recent government launch aimed at making the UK one of the world’s leaders in energy efficiency. The event – held on February 4th to announce the launch of the Department for Energy and Climate Change’s energy efficiency mission – saw around 200 leaders from industry, government, advisors and major trade...Read More
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Dulux Trade Helps Student Accomodation meet Fire Safety Requirements
Dulux Trade Pyroshield Durable Eggshell has been used in a project to refurbish the Rootes halls of residence at The University of Warwick. The flame retardant coating was selected to ensure the student accommodation achieved mandatory fire-safety requirements sustainably and cost-effectively. Rootes, which was constructed between 1967 and 1969, comprises five accommodation blocks that house over 900 first year...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Domestic Boiler Management System Shortlisted in Greenbuild...
An intelligent boiler control unit that can reduce domestic heating and hot water costs by 20%* has been named a finalist in the prestigious Greenbuild Awards 2013. The Domestic Boiler Management (DBM) system, from energy saving specialist Marshall-Tufflex, controls the firing cycle of gas, oil and LPG boilers, reducing unnecessary dry cycling to typically reduce boiler running costs by 20% (*subject to usage pattern). Marshall-Tufflex...Read More
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Prysmian - Prime Ministerial Support for Prysmian
Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Prysmian factory in Eastleigh this week, keen to demonstrate the Government’s support for private sector manufacturing in the UK and receptive to calls for regulating the import of substandard cable. While at the plant Mr Cameron opened the new High Voltage testing laboratory: a £2m facility that typically tests extra high voltage power transmission cable at one million volts. The laboratory...Read More
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ABB Power - The Role of Reclosers in Power Supply Networks
By Cleber Angelo, the global medium voltage outdoor product manager for ABB, based in the US, with over 20 years of experience in utility applications. Cleber is co-author of a number of published papers and a frequent presenter on international forums such as CIRED, DistribuTech, IEEE and Automation and Power World. It’s easy to take electrical power for granted. With what must seem like magic, it flows into homes and...Read More
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