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DORMA Exhibits Versatile Product Range at £74m Glasgow Riverside Museum
At the £74 million Riverside Museum in Glasgow – designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid – an extensive range of glass doors, floor springs and architectural ironmongery from DORMA is providing a first class experience for more than 4,000 visitors every day. Funded by Glasgow City Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Riverside Museum Appeal, the museum houses over 3,000 exhibits and showcases the city's transport...Read More
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Eaton-Williams - FANWALL going Swimmingly in the Aquatics Centre
FANWALL TECHNOLGY® has been used in a wide range of applications but none as prestigious as when Eaton-Williams was selected as supplier of air conditioning units for the Aquatics Centre to the London 2012 Games. A total of 10 Moducel LKP air handlers with FANWALL TECHNOLOGY have been successfully used in the Aquatics Centre to provide air conditioning for the tiered seating. The Aquatics Centre is the second...Read More
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Potterton Commercial Boilers Show Major Energy Savings Following Refurbishment...
Baxi Commercial Division has supplied five floor standing condensing boilers for a refurbishment of Wigan Town Hall’s heating system which has shown a 22% energy saving over the year to May 2012, compared with the previous year’s usage. This saving was made despite the heating remaining operational until the end of May 2012 compared to 2011 when it was switched off in early April. The Town Hall is home to the Council Chamber, the...Read More
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Danfoss - New Greenpeace Headquarters Achieve Gold Energy Rating with the Help of...
Energy efficient air handling, low CO2 emmissions and integrated safety features behind choice of Danfoss. The new German headquarters will reside in a 45,000 m² office complex that opens this summer in Hamburg Harbour City. Designed and built to achieve the highest energy efficiency levels, the building uses renewable energy sources for heating, cooling and electricity. Energy efficiency and safety 15 VLT® HVAC Drive FC 102...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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Power Capacitors - Power Factor Correction & Embedded Generation
In the ever accelerating search for increased efficiencies, reduced costs, and falling CO2 emissions, embedded generation and CHP schemes are becoming increasingly popular. In conjunction with a properly specified and implemented power factor correction scheme, this can lead to optimised electrical supply arrangements, best suiting the needs of each application on an individual basis. However, without proper consideration and the benefit...Read More
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Airedale - London Data Exchange Chooses Airedale International as its Cooling Partner
London Data Exchange, which provides network-independent colocation solutions and data centres, chose Airedale International as its cooling partner. Airedale designed a low-energy, resilient solution across three data halls and in the UPS room, enabling a target PUE of less than 1.3. The fully integrated cooling solution comprises high efficient, high-capacity SmartCool air-conditioning systems and externally mounted condensers and...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Twin165 Solves Desk-to-Window Height Challenge at Academy
Restricted desk-to-window height throughout a new £17million academy proved a challenge for the project’s M&E contractor – until Marshall-Tufflex’s Twin165 double compartment trunking system was found to be a perfect solution for the scheme. The new North Shore Academy, Stockton, opened its doors to 1,000 pupils in May 2013. In common with other modern, hi-tech educational establishments, the academy required high levels of power...Read More
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UPS Ltd - Protect & Survive: Distributed Power Protection Systems
Data centres have grown in popularity because they allow enterprises to locate their ever-growing and ever more critical server resource within a managed area which can be securely protected both electrically and physically. However the data centre is only part of any enterprise’s ICT resource; the rest is distributed across their operational area in the form of workstations and even local server rooms. All this ICT equipment requires...Read More
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Wieland’s Structured Wiring Saves Time for New Holland Park School
Wieland’s Metalynx structured wiring systems have helped to deliver significant time-savings in the installation of lighting and small power at the new Holland Park School in West London. Originally built in the 1950s, Holland Park was one of the UK’s first comprehensive schools. However the original site comprised a number of separate buildings, all of which were showing the results of age. It was therefore decided to build a new, single building...Read More
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ABB Power - Cooking up a Power Solution for McCain’s Home Fries
ABB automatic power factor correction technology has enabled McCain Foods to make more efficient use of the existing power network at its Scarborough site and avoid a major investment in new power infrastructure. The company has been able to get its new Home Fries production line up and running using existing supplies. While McCain Foods was in the process of planning the new Homes Fries production line it became clear that...Read More
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Daikin UK - Increased House Prices follow Adoption of Energy Efficiency Measures
The value of a home can increase by as much as 14% when energy efficiency and renewable measures are installed which raise the property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating by one or two bands. Research published by the Department of Energy & Climate Change, entitled: ‘An investigation of the effect of EPC ratings on house prices’, has found that as much as £19,000 can be added to the value of a home in the North East...Read More
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Dulux Trade Launches New Guide to Protective Coatings
Dulux Trade has unveiled a new guide designed to help specifiers select coatings for the most demanding or sensitive of environments. The new ‘Protection Range’ brochure brings together the manufacturer’s specialist paint solutions which have each been purpose developed to address specific challenges from flame retardancy, to preventing mould and bacteria growth. “On every project, there are surfaces that are...Read More
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Komfort - Key Appointment Marks Significant Move for Komfort
As part of its ongoing strategic development and growth plans Komfort has appointed a new Sales and Marketing Director. Adam Butler is an experienced director, whose previous roles include planning and leading post-acquisition sales integration strategies, resulting in double digit sales growth and increased profitability in turbulent marketing conditions. With several years of hands on experience developing accounts Adam has a...Read More
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