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Levolux Makes A Grand Entrance
The Grand Hyatt New York’s bar and restaurant area was recently renovated, inside and out, including the addition of an ultra-modern Solar Shading solution, by Levolux. Shedding its 80’s glitz, mirrored walls and highly polished stainless steel fixtures, the hotel has been dramatically overhauled, as part of a $65 million refurbishment project. The iconic New York hotel, conveniently situated adjacent to Grand Central Station, boasts 1,311...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - St Mungo’s Selects Air Source Heat Pumps For Community...
St Mungo's, a charity providing housing, health and employment services to homeless people in London and the South, has chosen Mitsubishi Electric’s Ecodan CAHV monobloc air source heat pump boilers for its newly built flats in Spring Gardens, Lewisham. In line with St Mungo’s environmental values, the charity wanted a cost efficient community heating and hot water system that used renewable energy and complied...Read More
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Cembrit Brings top Green Guide rated slates to Greenbuild Expo!
Cembrit, the slate specialist, is demonstrating the environmental benefits of natural slate at Greenbuild Expo on Stand A5. Alongside the natural slate products the company will be showcasing its fibre cement slates - which were recently awarded an A+ environmental rating certificate. Natural slate requires low energy input for processing in comparison with other alternatives because it is extracted from the ground not manufactured...Read More
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Kalzip ‘Fixed-Click’ Rainscreen System
Kalzip’s quick-fit, bi-directional FC rainscreen system is extremely cost-effective and is openly available to all contractors. Ideal for new build and refurbishment projects, the FC rainscreen is installed on aligned, vertically fixed modular click rails; each lightweight panel is simply hooked at the top and then clicked into place at the bottom - quick, easy and ingenious! The FC rainscreen’s unique bi-directional (top down / bottom up)...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Rhenofol fk Membrane Is Proven For Green Roofing
Cedar Cottage is an extensive new-build private house in a rural area overlooking the sea in St Martin, Jersey. The finished roofing is over-looked by other properties so the roofing membrane had to be aesthetically pleasing and in keeping with the location. The architect, Design Plus, specified a standing seam finish in Rhepanol fk for its aesthetic appearance. FDT’s Rhepanol fk single ply roofing membrane is exclusive to SIG Design...Read More
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Komfort Workspace - Spreading Komfort & Joy In The South
Komfort Workspace has appointed three new sales managers for the south of England, giving the specialist partitioning company a full team on the ground in the south of England. The new Specification Sales Manager, Richard Bryant, has worked with architectural practices and contractors across the UK and Ireland and has an extensive background specifying products, including architectural metal work and suspended...Read More
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Baxi Provides Solar & Heating Solutions For Six Property Developments
As part of its first, low energy housing development at Burnopfield in County Durham, new-build developer Akenside Developments has contracted Baxi to supply and install a range of energy efficient solar thermal and heating products for a terrace of six, two-bedroom properties in Albion Court. Baxi was specified to provide a Code Level 4 solution for this development of two bedroom mews houses which have been built to provide...Read More
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Sandtoft - Provides Energy-Saving Solution To New Residential Development
Sandtoft’s Cassius clay roof tile and 60 panels of its PV48 solar roofing system have been fitted on 22 environmentally-friendly apartments in Morley Bottoms, Leeds on behalf of Yorkshire Housing. The £4 million regeneration scheme has completely transformed the Chapel Hill site, which was formerly the location for shops and flats dating back to 1908. The new development comprises 2-bedroom apartments which will offer...Read More
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Formica Group REACH Compliance Is A Further Step In Sustainability Programme
Providing customers with additional assurance that as a company it continues to comply with legislative requirements, Formica Group is delighted to announce its status as gold members of REACHReady. Regulated and monitored by the European CHemicals Agency (ECHA) based in Finland, REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals) is a regulatory framework which supports European Union...Read More
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Crown Paints - New Arrival At Crown Paints Heralds Industry-Leading Approach To...
Crown Paints has underlined its commitment to providing exceptional service to specifiers with a key appointment. Barry Kirkland has joined the British manufacturer as National Specification Manager. The 39-year-old will oversee a team of 22 people, helping decision-makers - including architects, contractors and interior designers - choose fit-for-purpose coatings that deliver superb results, performance and value. Barry joins Crown Paints...Read More
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Belimo Automation UK - Globe valves & globe actuators. A complete family
Extended range for large nominal widths and high pressures. The Belimo water range has now been extended with new, large globe valves for 3-point and modulating control of high volumetric flows. Additional valve types for systems with high working pressures (ps) and temperature requirements round off the family, opening up further applications in heat generators and cooling machines, highrise buildings and district...Read More
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Socomec’s Smart Power – On Tour!
New rapid response containerised critical power solution – join the tour at Socomec’s London headquarters. 25 Southampton Buildings, Holborn. Monday 26th March, 3pm – 7pm. Socomec UPS has developed a pre-engineered and factory-tested containerised critical power system – the Smart PowerPort – to allow organisations to rapidly respond to unforeseen or urgent requirements for additional critical power. The launch...Read More
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Munters - Visit Munters at the ACR Show-Stand J11
Come along and hear the latest from Munters at The ACR Show, the event dedicated to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Munters experts will be available on stand J11 to discuss how our systems can benefit your business, as well as offering our latest product news and innovations. Munters is a global leader in air treatment and desiccant dehumidification with over 300,000 installations world wide...Read More
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Tarkett Appoints ‘Man With A Plan’ MD For UK & Ireland
Tarkett, a global leader in the resilient flooring marketing, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Crump to Managing Director for the UK and Ireland, with effect from 1st January 2012. This follows David Clark’s move to Hong Kong to become Asia Pacific Area Vice President. Jason has a wealth of experience within the flooring industry having begun his career at prestigious British carpet manufacturer Tomkinsons...Read More
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