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JS Air Curtains Top the Bill at BFI IMAX
The aesthetic design and controllability of the Rund air curtain from JS Air Curtains makes it top of the bill at the BFI IMAX cinema, London, whose reception and café were suffering from cold draughts at peak visitor times. Because of the location of the BFI IMAX in Waterloo, its main entrance is directly opposite a subway tunnel that funnels the wind straight off The Thames corridor into its reception area and café. At show times, up to 500...Read More
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AEI Cables - Total Fire Solutions
AEI Cables Ltd have published a new guide to Fire Performance codes of practice with an easy reference cable selection guide. Maintaining circuit integrity and limiting hazardous smoke and fume emissions during a fire is vital for life safety and critical to this is cable performance. Making the right cable choice and installing it in accordance with best practice has never been more important. This at-a-glance guide will help...Read More
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Dunham-Bush - Supercomfort Direct from Stock
Dunham-Bush maintain good stocks of Supercomfort fan convectors available for next day delivery; they have now increased stocks ready for the easter seasonal school shutdown. Supercomfort fan convectors are the ideal heating solution for schools, colleges, care homes and libraries from Dunham-Bush, leaders in heating and air conditioning products. They are available from stock for next day delivery when time is critical...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Rhenofol PVC Membrane is Proven for Green Roofing
Unlike many other PVC membranes, FDT’s PVC single ply roofing membrane enjoys more than three decades of green roofing credentials across Europe, and performance is guaranteed. Cawrey Homes have been dedicated to building in the village of Ratby Leicestershire for over 40 years. The most recent development comprises three rural employment centres and 36 homes. The scheme brings together...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Voltis Home Features in Housing Innovation Showcase
An innovative £3.3million project to showcase how sustainability and new construction technologies can be incorporated into affordable housing programmes will feature homes kitted out with high-performance domestic voltage optimisation units from Marshall-Tufflex. Housing Innovation Showcase 2012, a partnership between Kingdom Housing Association (KHA) & Fife Council, with support from Fife Construction Forum...Read More
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Komfort Workspace - New CPD Modules Provide a Clear View on Hot Topics
Komfort Workspace has reviewed and updated three of its RIBA assessed CPD seminars covering Fire, Seamless Abutments and Architectural Glass to their training programme. The Fire module is now split into two parts: A Sure Fire Decision Part 1 (England and Wales Edition); A Sure Fire Decision Part 2 (England and Wales Edition), both cover design considerations including means of escape, product certification, and...Read More
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Dimplex Delivers on EC-Eau Cylinders
Dimplex now offers an improved delivery service on its popular EC-Eau range of unvented cylinders, minimising merchants’ stock requirements – and helping installers get on with the job. Available on all 31 models in the extensive EC-Eau cylinder range, the new 48 hour service means that orders placed on Day One are delivered on Day Three. The short lead time means merchants can offer a cylinder for every installation without...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Forest Green Rovers Point to Sustainable Sport with PV Array
The installation of a 46.92kW Photovoltaic system onto a terrace roof of Forest Green Rovers FC is helping the Conference League team reduce its carbon footprint and earn an annual income for the Sustainability in Sport foundation. The Mitsubishi Electric array is the first in a series of green energy projects being undertaken by Sustainability in Sport – which was set up by former Manchester United star Gary Neville...Read More
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Eaton Electric - What’s Afoot with the FIT?
Richard Molloy, Sustainability Segment Manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, believes that uncertainties over the feed in tariff (FIT) are damaging to the renewable energy sector and, ultimately, to the environment. Here, he explains why. When the FIT scheme was launched on 1st April 2010, it seemed to be an excellent way of encouraging interest in renewable energy and of propelling the nation toward its frighteningly...Read More
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EMCEL Filters Ltd has Appointed a new External Sales Engineer
EMCEL Filters are pleased to announce that Jason Lerwill has been appointed as an External Sales Engineer for the Company. Jason has extensive knowledge of activated carbon filtration, having been involved in that sector for many years, working with a leading carbon supplier. Jason, who is based in South London, will be establishing new business opportunities for EMCEL as well as liaising with existing customers, throughout...Read More
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The Banyard Group - NHS Trust Sees the Light
Banyards have been working on energy surveys with Appleyards and Breathe Energy for an Energy Performance Contract at Weston Hospital, Weston-super-Mare. This has required extensive audits and assessments of potential energy saving through such measures as CHP, lighting retrofits and controls, BMS optimisation, water efficiency, fabric and training. The instruction has been received to proceed with detailed...Read More
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UPSL - Seminar with Guest Speaker Dr Ian F Bitterlin: ‘Modern Trends in Power...
Join UPSL and renowned data centre expert Dr Ian F Bitterlin (CTO, Ark Continuity Limited) at the Tate Modern, London on 26th April 2012, for a presentation and round table discussion relating to the latest trends and developments in power design for data centres. Register to attend this exclusive seminar combined with the launch of the PowerWAVE 6000 400/500kVA UPS, parallelable up to 5 MVA. Starting at 9.15 and and finishing...Read More
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Airedale International - New Training Manager Follows £250k Training School...
Global air conditioning manufacturer Airedale has appointed Keith Nicholls as training manager. His appointment follows the company’s investment last year in a £250,000 purpose-built learning environment of classroom and workshops. Keith’s appointment is in line with the company’s planned growth of the training school. As a full time, dedicated training manager he will add another 140 training days to the school’s existing 80...Read More
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Glidden Trade Paint Announces New & Improved Vinyl Matt
Glidden Trade has launched a new, upgraded formulation of its Vinyl Matt White and Brilliant White coatings to deliver improved coverage, and a lower sheen finish . The move follows significant investment by the trade paint brand to ensure its coatings provide superb value for money, without compromising on product performance and ease of application. Glidden Trade Vinyl Matt White and Brilliant White offer real advances in opacity...Read More
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