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ARMSTRONG INTEGRATED Announces 2012 Conference
Armstrong Integrated’s 2012 Conference, “Making Energy Make Sense”, will take place on Wednesday 21st March. The one-day event will take place between 9.30am and 16.30pm at Walsall College, West Midlands. Keynote speaker will be Nick Mead, Pre Construction Director, Imtech UK. Content will include: • The importance of challenging traditional design. • Building Controls versus Building Performance. • How to turn...Read More
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MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC - Call For PV Industry To Look Beyond 3 March
Today’s announcement by the High Court on solar feed-in tariffs (FiT) looks likely to set the UK’s rate back to 43.3p for sub-4kW systems installed until 3 March 2012, reversing the Government’s decision to lower the tariff to 21p on 12 December 2011. Whilst this could provide a welcome short-term boost to sales and installation of Photovoltaic (PV) panels the industry does still need to find ways of engaging with customers to highlight...Read More
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THE BANYARD GROUP - Born & Raised In Manchester
The Co-op, which began in Manchester over 150 years ago have appointed Banyards as their commissioning validation engineers, as part of the compliance team on their new £100m HQ in Manchester. The landmark building designed by 3DReid is set to achieve an Outstanding BREEAM rating and will be one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe. The premises will produce its own power using a Trigeneration plant with...Read More
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BAXI Welcomes DECC Confirmation On Fit (Feed-In Tariff) Phase 2 Deadline
Baxi, the leading heating and hot water solutions provider for the specification sector, has welcomed the news that the Department of Energy and Climate Change will publish its Phase 2 consultation on Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) on February 9th 2012. On 26th January 2012, Energy Minister, the Rt. Hon. Chris Huhne, MP, issued a written Ministerial Statement which stated: “We want as far as possible to minimise the uncertainty...Read More
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FLÄKT WOODS Wins Order To Ventilate The Shard
Fläkt Woods has won a contract to supply the ventilation requirements for London’s new prestigious landmark building, The Shard, which is currently under construction, next to London Bridge Station in Southwark. Once completed in 2012, at 310m in height, it will become Western Europe’s tallest habitable building with 72 occupiable floors, equivalent to 95 floors in total. Mace, the international consultancy and construction company...Read More
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HITACHI Appoints New Area Sales Manager
Hitachi Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Hampson to the position of Area Sales Manager, focusing on the North West UK, including North Wales. Stuart is very experienced in the HVAC industry, having worked for several major global manufacturers, including Trane and JCI (York). Stuart explains, "Today's customers are looking for products and services which are reliable...Read More
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DIMPLEX Smartrad Scores In Scandinavian-Style Showhome
For an aspirational Swedish-style show home on the outskirts of Durham, North East-based housebuilder Dunelm Homes has found that Dimplex SmartRad fan convectors strike just the right note with their combination of advanced performance, low temperature sustainable heating and striking designer looks. Dunelm Homes is a housebuilder that prides itself on delivering the customer’s dream home, right up to personalised...Read More
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TREND CONTROL SYSTEMS - Opportunity Knocks For Young People In Building...
Horsham based Trend Controls has responded to the shocking government statistics which stated that the number of young people not in education, employment or training has risen to a record high of 1.16m. Trend believes that the technically minded in this group – more commonly referred to as NEETs – should be looking to develop specialist skills by joining the fast growing building controls engineering sector...Read More
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THE SAFETY LETTERBOX COMPANY - Dawnus Housing Developers Use The Safety...
Dawnus housing developers build a new housing development in Llandarcy in South Wales. The company opted to incorporate Secured by Design guidelines by not having letterflaps in the doors and having mailboxes next to the doors entrance. The Eurobox was chosen for the domestic dwellings and different polyester powder coated RAL colours were used to suit the differing styles of houses on the development. Dawnus were...Read More
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FLOWCRETE UK - Partnership Approach Delivers Performance Specification At...
In a feat of unique precision engineering, flooring manufacturer Flowcrete UK and its approved contractor Total Protection worked with architectural metalwork specialists Robert Stevens and Sons to deliver a floor finish for a new pedestrian bridge at London’s Farringdon Station - laid in more than 400 purpose made stainless steel floor panels, which were then assembled on the site. Representing one of London’s...Read More
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PRYSMIAN FP Installed At MediaCityUK
Prysmian’s FP200 Gold® and FP Plus™ cables have been installed in Booths Food Store, a family owned supermarket chain within the MediaCityUK site at Salford Quays. The £1.2 million shop includes a café and the first food store for the development in Manchester. MediaCityUK is the new home for BBC North, a new multi-million pound studios facility, a new campus for the University of Salford and over 60 small businesses...Read More
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HANSON FORMPAVE Makes A Difference At Sainsbury’s 1,000th Store
Hanson Formpave has completed a permeable car park scheme at Sainsbury’s 1,000th store, in Irvine, Scotland. Around 6,700m2 of the company’s market-leading permeable paving SUDS system, Aquaflow® has been installed in 501 parking bays across the main store car park and the parking facility at the store’s petrol station. In its push to be the UK’s greenest grocer, Sainsbury’s felt that the Irvine site would be...Read More
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DORMA Stands The Test Of Time
When specifying and supplying products to any project, life cycle costs are an increasingly important consideration. This is especially the case for doors and their hardware which is one of the most heavily used parts of any building. Research has shown that where these items accounted for less than 1% of a building’s initial cost, they accounted for 80% of maintenance costs. So it is important to look not just at the initial price...Read More
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MARSHALL-TUFFLEX - Voltis Assists Council In 30% Carbon Reduction Target
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is addressing its carbon management programme through a variety of measures, including the installation of Voltis voltage optimisation units from UK manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex Energy Management. The first Voltis unit, a 300Amp system, has been installed in Reigate Town Hall where it is returning electricity savings of 9-10%. A second 300Amp Voltis unit is shortly to be installed in the Harlequin...Read More
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