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Daikin UK Supports DECC’s Training Boost for RHI
Daikin UK has welcomed the Government’s promise of an extra £150,000 of funding for renewable heating systems installation and maintenance training. This, the company says, is vital to ensure there are sufficient installers skilled in the installation of renewable heating technology. The announcement brings the total funding available from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to £650,000, with companies able to claim up...Read More
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Spirax Sarco Delivers Energy-Saving Steam Project for €340m New-Build Hospital
Spirax Sarco has delivered a project to provide the steam for heating, hot water, humidification and laundry services at a brand new, €340 million, acute hospital for the Enniskillen Trust in Northern Ireland. Spirax Sarco also provided the controls to manage the steam feeding the hospital’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant. The company carried out the work after being appointed by Mercury Engineering, which was contracted to provide...Read More
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Giacomini’s Virtuous Circle – Low Energy Costs, Zero Emissions & Powered by Water
With zero emissions and water as its main fuel component it isn’t surprising that we are already seeing significant interest in our unique hydrogen powered boiler. A contract at an agricultural and manufacturer facility in the North West was commissioned just before Christmas and our second UK installation. The first was in Scotland. The system produces heat by combining hydrogen and air inside a catalyser. Uniquely, this method...Read More
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CAREL UK Exhibited at The ACR Show 2014
CAREL exhibited a range of energy efficient air conditioning and refrigeration control solutions and humidification products aimed at significantly reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint. The exhibition stand highlighted the flexibility of CAREL’s products and demonstrated the latest innovations and connectivity. On show were solutions for chilled/freezer rooms, fan coil unit and chiller controls, ducted and in-room humidification...Read More
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C/S UK Wins Wall Protection Package for World Class Healthcare Project in Sweden
Skanska Healthcare AB has awarded the contract to Construction Specialties (UK) Ltd for supply and installation of a wall protection package at the New Karolinska Solna (NKS) Hospital in Sweden. This new, 630 bed, state-of-the-art hospital under construction in the Solna district of Stockholm, Sweden, is the biggest project ever undertaken by both Stockholm County Council and Skanska, and the first PPP (Public Private Partnership) hospital...Read More
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Aggreko Announces Global Partnership with Cirque du Soleil
Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services has announced a global partnership with Cirque du Soleil that will see Aggreko supply temporary power and temperature control systems to Cirque du Soleil’s big top touring productions for the next four years. With extensive touring of its five big top shows, Cirque du Soleil requires a professional temporary power supply and temperature...Read More
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Kalzip - Overclad Kalzip Solution for Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Over 22,000 sqm of tapered Kalzip aluminium standing seam sheets were used to create the weatherproof building envelope of the spectacular 12,000 seater Bolshoy Ice Dome that is being used for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games at Sochi in Russia. Designed and built by SIC Mostovik, this giant domed structure has a maximum span of 193 metres, a height of 40 metres and a total surface area of nearly 32,000 sqm. Located on the...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology’s Largest LiveRoof® Installation to Date – 80m² in 3 hours
SIG Design & Technology’s approved DATAC contractors Swift Roofing have just completed this installation of a LiveRoof® green modular roof on a bin store at Scholar’s Court, Anerley, for Taylor Wimpey. The store is part of a mixed housing scheme, and a green roof was chosen for its aesthetic qualities, as nearby flats overlook the area. LiveRoof® was the most cost effective solution, and enabled Swift Roofing to install 80m² of green...Read More
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Eaton is One of the ‘Leading Lights’ at Light+Building 2014, Highlighting Energy...
Power management company Eaton will be unveiling lighting components at this year’s Light+Building exhibition in Frankfurt/Main, 30th March – 4th April. Eaton’s stand will feature innovations in the field of lighting and light-emitting diode (LED) engineering. Visitors to the stand will also discover more about the company’s current solutions from the extensive CEAG product range for emergency lighting to explosion-proof lighting...Read More
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Flowcrete’s Sustainable Floor Finish puts in Polished Performance at Doncaster Civic...
Flowcrete UK’s sustainable floor finish, Mondéco Mirrazzo, is combining style with substance in a stunning project at Doncaster Civic Office. The seamless terrazzo was applied in a phased refurbishment installation over a five week period at the South Yorkshire site. Mondéco Mirrazzo is a seamless epoxy resin terrazzo floor finish, which utilises a blend of up to 60 per cent recycled crushed clear, coloured and mirrored...Read More
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Glidden Trade Paint adds Glamour to Adagio Hotel
A selection of coatings from the Glidden Trade paint range has been used in the renovation of the UK’s first Adagio Hotel in Liverpool. The internal areas of the grade two listed, nine storey former department store underwent significant refurbishment as part of its transformation into a 126 room apartment-hotel. Part of the Accor chain, the hotel occupies the top four floors of the impressive Lewis’ building in the city centre, and has recently been...Read More
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Catnic’s Quality Supports Cyden Homes
Cyden Homes’ award-winning development of 74 new homes at Springfield Meadows in Scartho, Grimsby has used Catnic’s open back lintels to achieve the required structural performance. Catnic was selected as the lintel supplier for this project because it is a brand Cyden Homes knows and trusts, offering technical support to the housebuilder on the accurate specification and installation of its lintels. Springfield Meadows is a...Read More
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Airedale International 2014 Training Programme Launched
Leading British manufacturer of precision air conditioning, IT cooling, chiller and comfort solutions, Airedale International, has now published its 2014 programme of training courses which it will run from its new site just two miles from Leeds city centre. Airedale has been instructing apprentice and experienced engineers alike in refrigeration and air conditioning basics, installation, commissioning, maintenance and design principles since the...Read More
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Schneider Electric Ranks Tenth in the Global 100 most Sustainable Corporations
Schneider Electric has been awarded, for the third consecutive year, by the Corporate Knights world ranking as one of the 100 most advanced companies in the field of sustainable development. The 2014 ranking was unveiled at the Davos World Economic Forum (Switzerland). Schneider Electric ranked 10th in the list and is positioned ahead of other companies in the industry and capital goods sector. The Global 100 Most...Read More
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