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AET’s Flexible Approach fits the Great Portland Street Bill
180 Great Portland Street, a grand Edwardian block in London, has been extensively renovated, with the help of AET’s Flexible Space System. This former residential mansion block now features five stories of high class, open-plan office accommodation equipped with state of the art underfloor air-conditioning from AET to provide optimum comfort, easy control and maximum space versatility for different tenants in the building...Read More
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Bilco on Song for Iconic Theatre Regeneration
The Marlowe Theatre has become a modern architectural landmark since its recent redevelopment. The old 1930s site has been regenerated and a modern and dynamic building erected in its place with funding from Canterbury City Council, Kent County Council and the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) as well as private and public fundraising. Bilco UK, maker of quality and durable roof hatches, smoke vents...Read More
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Schueco Offers 10-Year Guarantee on all its Solar Products
Leading UK solar specialist, Schueco UK Limited, has announced that the products in its solar thermal and PV range are covered by a full 10-year guarantee. This applies to all its solar thermal collectors and mono-crystalline, polycrystalline and thin-film PV modules, as well as its mounting systems. Schueco understands that potential customers investing in a solar thermal or PV system need to feel that they are purchasing the best quality...Read More
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Tyco Thermal Controls Becomes Pentair Thermal Management
World leader in electrical heat-tracing solutions in industrial, commercial, residential and infrastructure markets, Tyco Thermal Controls, is now called Pentair Thermal Management. As part of Pentair Ltd., Pentair Thermal Management will continue to offer optimal solutions in heat tracing, floor heating, snow melting and de-icing, temperature measurement and fire-rated and speciality wiring and leak detection systems...Read More
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Eaton-Williams Provides a Cooling Solution for the World’s First Zero Carbon Data...
Working in partnership with Colt, Eaton-Williams has designed and commissioned a unique fresh air free cooling system to provide year round precision control with no mechanical cooling and no chillers for Verne Global. The company is tapping into the vast natural resources at its disposal and is using an energy efficient cooling solution developed by Eaton-Williams to manage heat loads for what is the world’s first dual-sourced 100%...Read More
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Danfoss - Hospital Cuts Operational Costs with Affordable Upgrade Plan
St. Joseph’s Medical Center in California, a 359-bed facility, cuts operating costs on heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment using variable frequency drives. The hospital can save 20 to 30% over a 10-year period compared to traditional replacement and service plans. Costs to operate hospital buildings on a daily basis continue to climb, and for the largest regional medical center in San Joaquin County, St. Joseph’s Medical...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Sustainable Buildings in Healthcare - 4th December 2012
Breathing Buildings will be hosting an Industry event with the University of Cambridge on December the 4th 2012, which will discuss the challenges that the construction industry is facing, designing and constructing Healthcare Buildings. Below are just some of the topics that will discussed during the day. •Infection Control and Building Design •Ethics in Sustainable Care •Challenges of modelling, comparisons with actual performance...Read More
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Steadmans Looks to Future with Addition of Product & Business Development Manager
Building products manufacturer Steadmans is expanding its product development team with the appointment of Paul Humphries as product and business development manager. Based at Steadmans’ head office in Warnell, Carlisle, the newly created role will see Paul oversee product development projects whilst managing a number of key client relationships. Paul brings over 25 years’ experience in the building products trade, having spent...Read More
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Dulux Trade gives Helping Hand to Playground Project
Dulux Trade has shown its support to a central London playground project by supplying a range of its coatings for redevelopment works. The seven-acre children’s playground at Coram’s Fields, which includes sports pitches and meeting rooms, was refurbished by Dulux Trade client, Sainsbury’s, as part of its Charity of the Year project. Each year, the Sainsbury’s store development team adopts a charity, and this year Coram’s Fields...Read More
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Bells Power - London Development
Bells Power have recently undertaken the validation, servicing, testing and re-commissioning of an existing standby generator system in London for a developer wishing to sell his property. The entire system was first checked and validated against existing O&M and testing records which exhibited a number of potential problems which included air flow problems due to restrictions. This was confirmed by a load bank test using our own...Read More
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Daikin UK Welcomes Minister’s U-turn on Commercial RHI
Peter Verkempynck, Managing Director of Daikin UK has welcomed news that Greg Barker, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, plans to include commercial scale air-to-water heat pumps in the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. Daikin UK, along with the Micropower Council and other industry bodies, has repeatedly urged the Minister to include air-to-water heat pumps in the commercial section of the...Read More
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Viessmann Joins Hexis to Deliver High-Temperature Fuel Cells to Europe
Leading international heating manufacturer, the Viessmann Group, has acquired a 50 percent share in Hexis AG. The Swiss company is one of Europe’s leading specialists in micro CHP systems that are based on high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). As complexity of SOFCs is relatively low, they have the potential to deliver high levels of electrical efficiency with low manufacturing costs in the long term. Together, Viessmann and...Read More
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TROX UK - Paul Wenden Joins TROX Board as Technical Director
TROX has made an additional appointment to its senior leadership team with the appointment of Paul Wenden in the role of Technical Director for TROX UK. In his new role Paul will lead the engineering and customer technical services activities of TROX UK. He will also fulfil an important strategic function working with companies across the TROX Group to define product development and innovation for customers in the UK and...Read More
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Gamatronic UK - Telecommunication
One of the biggest Telecommunication companies in the Philippines has huge data recovery centers in various locations. The company’s main business is mobile phone operation. Aside from basic services, its mobile telephone offers SMS messaging, international roaming capability and other value added services through GSM technology and fixed-line services using an advanced digital network. The Challenge. The UPS power...Read More
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