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Danfoss Solar Inverters used for Unique Pyramid PV Project
Danfoss has supplied 4 of its TLX 12.5kW inverters for the most unusual and iconic solar PV project in the UK. Situated just outside Edinburgh, the Pyramid Building is home to local firm Survey Solutions Scotland (SSS) who contracted Sustainable Renewable Technologies (SRT) to design and install a 48 kWp system on the two southerly aspects of the building. The result is a spectacular PV array which also offsets 36 tonnes...Read More
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Marioff - Akademie der Künste - HI-FOG® Protects Berlin Art Scene
Marioff’s HI-FOG® fire protection system was chosen to protect Berlin’s renowned Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts). Designed by architect Werner Düttmann and inaugurated in 1960, the building at Hanseatenweg 10 marked the completion of a residential estate created for the 1957 international architecture exhibition. After decades of use, it was decided the building should be returned to its original condition while bringing...Read More
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AEI Cables Lands £10m QE Class Aircraft Carrier Contract for Defence Cables
Business is ‘taking off’ for AEI Cables, the world’s oldest cable company, with the announcement of a major naval cable supply order worth £10m to design, manufacture and deliver a state-of-the-art range of naval power, instrumentation and communications wires and cables for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier programme. Coinciding with its 175th birthday, the company celebrated this latest cable order, alongside partner...Read More
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NUDURA ICF Delivers on Sustainable Design for AONB Home
NUDURA’s Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) building system was selected for the rebuilding of an existing cottage to Passivhaus standards in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with additional planning development restrictions in West Sussex. The client’s brief for The Curly House was to design and build a dynamic and contemporary 407.8 m² home that would minimise their energy consumption and carbon footprint...Read More
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S & P Coil Products - SPC / HASL Help the NHS Save Six Gigawatts in Energy Costs!
S & P Coil Products (SPC) have supplied in partnership with their Scottish distributor Heating Appliances and Spares Ltd (HASL) Heat Recovery and Steam Frost Protection Coils with Blygold corrosion protection to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Recovering in excess of 1385kW at the rated total ventilation rate of 111m³/s, the headline annual energy saving is 6089318 kWh, showing a significant financial saving and contribution to reducing...Read More
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Pilkington - All Aboard With Pilkington Planar™
With thousands of visitors descending on London in 2012, some of the city’s more aged infrastructure desperately needed upgrading. Blackfriars and Stratford Regional were among the railway stations chosen for major redevelopment. Pilkington Planar™, the innovative structural glazing system, was a key element of the new design of both stations. Its use went a long way to helping create stations suitable for a 21st century Olympic...Read More
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Lowara UK - Plumbers Embrace the Need for Speed with Lowara UK at 2012...
Plumbers from all over the country took part in a competition run by Lowara UK Ltd, the industry leader in residential and commercial pumping solutions, in a bid to be crowned the nation’s fastest plumber. The competition took place at the 2012 Renewables Roadshow, which showcased a range of innovative and environmentally friendly products available within the plumbing industry. The show stopped off in Coventry, Exeter...Read More
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Cablofil Wins Fourth Llandough University Hospital Job
Cablofil has been specified for a fourth project at the Llandough Medical Centre complex in Penarth, South Wales, providing steel wire cable management for the new Stroke Unit extension. More than 5km of Cablofil steel wire tray was used at the main University Hospital Llandough building to provide the cable management for all the patient entertainment systems, building management services, fire alarms, data, security systems and low...Read More
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Dimplex - Shepherd Appointed as Commercial Director for Dimplex Renewables
Leading name in renewables Dimplex is again strengthening its renewables team with the appointment of Martin Shepherd as commercial director, a new role in which he will focus on the growing opportunities in the renewables sector. Martin brings a wealth of experience with him to the role, having already had responsibility for both space and water heating under the Creda and Dimplex brands. Martin says: “It’s an important...Read More
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Viessmann Acquires 51 Percent of Building Automation Specialist, MSR-Solutions
Company to gain competence in automation systems for existing buildings and new construction. International heating systems manufacturer, Viessmann Group, has acquired 51 percent of MSR-Solutions, a hardware and software solutions provider for the automation of buildings. Based in Allgäu in southern Germany, the company has 50 employees involved in the development and marketing of electronic products...Read More
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Schueco UK Opens New London Showroom
Architects, contractors and home-owners based in and around London now have easy access to actual examples of Schueco’s aluminium and steel systems following the opening of Schueco UK’s first London Showroom in the Business Design Centre, Islington. Located in the company’s Technical Services London Office, the showroom contains displays of Schueco FW 50+ façade systems, AWS windows (including those with Tip-Tronic...Read More
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Crown Paints Shines Bright Spotlight on Painting & Decorating at The Skills Show
The largest skills and careers event in the UK, The Skills Show was established to inspire people with exciting opportunities in further education, skills and apprenticeships. This year’s event was held in November at the NEC and provided a high profile stage platform for dozens of Worldskills UK national finals, in skill sectors as diverse as aeronautical engineering, floristry, social care and landscape gardening. It also provided...Read More
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Prysmian - Calls for a Clampdown on Quality
Paul Atkinson, CEO of Prysmian Group is calling for the UK Government to focus urgently on the issue of sub-standard cable being imported into the country. A recent debate in the House of Commons demonstrated an encouraging awareness and concern around the problem with counterfeit cable. Michael Fallon, Minister for Business and Enterprise reiterated the strict regulations surrounding intellectual property rights and...Read More
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Schneider Electric Responds to the Energy Bill
In response to the introduction of the Energy Bill, Stuart Thorogood, President of Schneider Electric UK & Ireland comments: The energy bill, as expected, has been met with a mix of views and opinions. In the journey toward a low carbon economy Ed Davey, energy minister, set out what he called the biggest transformation to Britain’s electricity market since privatisation. I can well believe that this is the case, but it has been a long time coming...Read More
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