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Flowcrete & MRCB Develop New Parking Facility in KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
As part of a corporate client’s relocation to new office premises within the KL Sentral business district, property developer MRCB (Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad) was approached to build and develop a new parking facility with flooring that would stand the test of time, meeting the performance criteria that the client’s former car park hadn’t. Having suffered with extensive cracking, spalling and de-lamination, the parking facility was...Read More
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Formpave’s Aquaslab Paving used for New Office Development
Hanson Formpave has provided over 1,000 square metres of its Aquaslab EcoGranite permeable paving to complete Aylesbury Vale Council’s new office development. Aquaslab is the only permeable slab on the market. It incorporates Formpave’s Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) to help prevent flooding and is perfect for large public paved areas as it is low maintenance, durable and skid resistant. The slabs were made from...Read More
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Pilkington - Leaders Join Forces to Discuss Energy Efficiency
NSG Group was honoured to welcome the Rt Hon MP and Labour Leader Ed Miliband to its new coater at Cowley Hill recently. As well as visiting the off-line coater, which so far has produced more than three million m² of its highly energy efficient glass, Pilkington K Glass™ S, Mr Miliband used the opportunity to discuss Labour’s plans to freeze spiralling energy costs - which he estimates would save the country’s businesses a...Read More
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Crown Paints brings Colour to Life at Gateshead Landmark Feature
An important piece of public art running close to the iconic River Tyne has been transformed with colour and long-lasting protection from Crown Paints. The Ribbon Railings are a well-known landmark in the North East, stretching along the Askew Road to Gateshead and Newcastle, and seen by hundreds of thousands of motorists using the route. Stretching approximately one quarter of a mile, the railings were erected in 2002 under a collaboration...Read More
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Levolux Raises the Roof in Victoria
Occupying a prestigious address in central London, 62 Buckingham Gate is a landmark office development which resembles a jewel, with its tilting, prism-like glass façade, topped by a state-of-the-art Roof Screening solution, courtesy of Levolux. 62 Buckingham Gate is central to Land Securities’ regeneration of Victoria, which will transform an area stretching east from Victoria Station, along Victoria Street. It is an eleven storey mixed-use...Read More
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Schneider Electric - It Pays to Prepare at Sheringham Shoal
As an island, the UK is perfectly positioned to reap the benefits of offshore wind and with a current installed capacity exceeding that of the rest of the world, it is a sector that continues to grow. While the technology has the potential to generate a significant percentage of our energy needs in the UK, it also presents a number of issues with regard to access and maintenance. For one wind farm in Norfolk, the helping hand of Alstom Grid and sub...Read More
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Baxi-SenerTec UK - Mini-CHP Lowers Running Costs for London Fire Brigade
Baxi-SenerTec UK, part of Baxi Commercial, has played a major role in enabling the London Fire Brigade (LFB), the world’s third largest fire fighting organisation, to reduce its carbon footprint by 28% in six years. This dramatic cut in carbon emissions, which has also helped drive down running costs, has involved a variety of renewable and sustainable solutions, with Combined Heat and Power (CHP) as the ‘lead’ technology. There are Baxi-Sener...Read More
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Socomec - From Kilowatts… to Knots!
Integrated power solutions market leader, Socomec, offered industry partners the opportunity to compete against peers and fellow professionals in some high level regatta racing in the 2013 Little Britain Challenge Cup in September. Organised by – and for – the Construction and Property Industry, the event has donated in excess of £1 Million to selected charities since 1988, many of which help disadvantaged people discover the...Read More
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Emerson Network Power - Critical Advantages in the Data Centre: Live Webcast: UPS...
Thursday November 7th, 2013 from 11am to 11.40am BST. Register now! In the quest to raise efficiency and reduce energy losses, many UPS suppliers offer ECO mode as an alternative to Double Conversion. •For critical applications are there risks to a data centre when running in ECO mode? •Can a UPS provide adequate security power protection when running in ECO mode? •What are the issues? •What are the key differences between...Read More
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Danfoss - Heat Pump Brings Major Savings For Refurbished Northern Ireland Home
A homeowner in Northern Ireland has reported a 60 per cent saving on his energy bills after having a Danfoss heat pump fitted to replace an oil fired boiler. Simon Bamford, who lives just outside Lisburn in Northern Ireland, approached Danfoss two years ago, as he was carrying out a major refurbishment of his dormer bungalow, including adding a one bedroom extension. This would mean the house had a lower carbon footprint and he hoped...Read More
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Viessmann - New Heating Season Promotion Helps Installers make a Safer Choice this...
Leading manufacturer of energy and climate technology systems, Viessmann, is launching a new promotion for all UK Gas Safe Registered and Irish Registered installers to mark the launch of the new heating season. The promotion offers a free pair of Rhino SafeClamp™ ladder clamps for every Vitodens boiler purchased or a free Rhino Pipe Tube for every three class-leading Vitodens boilers purchased between 1st October and...Read More
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Panasonic’s Flexible Free Multi System Connects up to Five Indoor Units with a...
With Panasonic’s innovative range of domestic air-to-air heat pumps, it is possible to connect up to five different rooms with a single outdoor unit using the Free Multi system for users’ personal comfort. Space-saving and energy efficient, most combinations also meet the recent ErP Directive, having a high SEER and SCOP value (A++/A+ depending on model). Flexible choice A truly flexible solution, using Free Multi means it is possible to...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Strengthens Energy Management Team
Qualified electrician Anthony Smith is the new Business Manager for Marshall-Tufflex’s Energy Management division. Anthony has joined the Hastings-based business from Edmundson Electrical where he was a profit centre manager. He has also previously worked for Aico Fire Protection Systems and Legrand Electric. Mr Smith said: “I’m a former electrical contractor with a good knowledge of the industry having worked in contracting, wholesale...Read More
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ABB Power - Lightening the Ship Lifting Load
ABB has reduced the power requirements needed to operate a harbour ship-lifting facility – Syncrolift, by installing power factor correction (PFC) equipment. The Need - The busy harbour in the north east of Scotland is primarily used by deep-sea commercial fishing vessels operating in the North Sea. The harbour is the largest employer in the area and plays an important role in the local economy. It is essential that repairs and routine...Read More
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