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Mitsubishi Electric - Renewable Heating now Installed for Special Edinburgh...
Two young males in Scotland are now enjoying renewable heating for their swimming pool with the installation of four Ecodan air source heat pumps to heat their indoor pool. These are males with a difference though, as Samir and Bertus are one-horned Indian rhinos at Edinburgh Zoo, which has been examining ways of keeping its animals comfortable whilst reducing both fuel bills and overall carbon emissions. In the case of the...Read More
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Panasonic Reminds Industry to be Ready for the R22 Phase Out in 2015
With the countdown well and truly underway for the R22 phase out, Panasonic is reminding distributors and installers to act now to replace all climate control systems still using the refrigerant gas. From 1st January 2015, it will no longer be legal to top up or replenish a system using R22 gas. R22 refrigerant is a hydro chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) that is commonly used in air conditioning and contributes to global warming when released...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology’s Top Five Roofing Design Blog Posts of 2014
As we approach the end of the year and the second anniversary of our blogging about roof design, we’ve decided to look back over the year at our top five most read roofing design blog posts. No. 5 Armourplan, NedZink, Rhepanol and Green Roof BIM Objects - As BIM adoption spreads throughout the construction industry, we announced the availability of 28 BIM Objects selected from some of our most widely used products. These have...Read More
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Munters - Efficient Air Treatment for the Food Industry
Munters is a global leader in energy efficient air treatment for process, comfort and environmental protection. Munters desiccant dehumidification systems create the best conditions to convey, cool, freeze, dry and cure a wide range of foodstuffs. Due to the difference in water content in the ambient air and the air in the cold store, problems with ice and frost accelerate when moisture loaded outdoor air enters the cold store which...Read More
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Cembrit - Laureate Heights gets Westerland’s A+ Treatment
A recent Persimmon Homes development in Devon features approximately 40,000 Westerland slate from Cembrit, which give a natural, authentic appearance to the properties. Supplied in Blue/Black, the slates are attractive, durable and a perfect fibre cement alternative to natural slate. Laureate Heights is a small development of just 85 homes situated to the north of Sidmouth. With easy access to the town centre...Read More
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Purus Channel 100 for Tiles Installed at Southampton FC Training Academy
Purus Limited is proud to announce that its newest stainless steel channel, the Channel 100, has been installed at the Southampton Football Club Training Academy in Marchwood, Southampton. The Channel 100 has a width of just 100mm but a high flow capacity which equals that of wider channels. It is often selected for use in commercial and industrial settings such as hotels, breweries, leisure centres and healthcare facilities...Read More
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Swish Revamp’s Roofline & Rainwater for Broadacres’ Residents
Roofline and rainwater products from Swish Building Products have been specified by Broadacres Housing Association for installation on over 350 homes. Black half-round gutters and round downpipes are being supplied alongside white fascias and soffits through local stockist, Quay Plastics to contractor and installer, Newlife Windows. This is the first time that the low maintenance building product manufacturer will be supplying the...Read More
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Fläkt Woods - Sheffield Hallam University Chooses Recooler for Refurbishment Project
When the Building Services Department at Sheffield Hallam University set about refurbishing the newly acquired Arundel Building, it specified a highly efficient ventilation system from Fläkt Woods UK. Comprising an eQ Air Handling Unit (AHU) and integral ReCooler Heat Pump (HP), the new equipment has replaced the existing natural ventilation setup in order to supply up to 2.5m³/s of conditioned air into a variable air volume (VAV) system...Read More
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Marioff Attended the 1st Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Annual...
Marioff UK was invited by the MLM Approved Inspectors, sponsors of the event, to attend the 1st Chartered Association Building Engineers Annual Conference on October 16-17, 2014 at the Swindon Marriott Hotel, U.K. The whole venue had a great ‘buzz’ with plenty of networking throughout the two days between members and the other 14 exhibitors. Over 150 attendees arrived at the CABE Annual Conference, including many CABE...Read More
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The UPS Company will be Exhibiting at Data Centre World
Data Centre World is Europe's biggest, best attended and award winning data centre conference and exhibition, and will next take place again on the 11th and 12th March 2015 at ExCeL Exhibition Centre. To get a ticket to the free to attend exhibition please contact us by using the email option below or register online with Datacentre World Directly. The UPS Company will be showcasing the Unity UPS and Modular UPS system. To find out...Read More
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CIRCUTOR - Intelligent Management System for Street Lighting
Control of the lighting, faster reaction time in the event of an incident and improved preventive maintenance. Results: The client was able to lower its electricity bill for lighting by 30% to 35% with the installation of the CirLAMP intelligent lighting system. Another one of the results obtained with the CIRCUTOR intelligent street lighting control system was that the client was able to reduce response times to incidents because it had real time information...Read More
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Armstrong Fluid Technology - Investment in R & D is Future Proofing HVAC in the UK...
Speaking at the ‘Past Present Future’ event on 16th October 2014, members of the Armstrong Fluid Technology senior leadership team, including Chairman Charles Armstrong, explained to delegates how continued investment in research and development is enabling customers to stay ahead of legislative and commercial demands. The ‘Past Present Future’ event was organised to celebrate important landmarks in Armstrong Fluid...Read More
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OWA UK - Taking OWA into the Next Generation
OWA signifies longevity, and recently welcomed a new figure to the management team: Maximilian von Funck, grandson of our company founder who joins another grandson of the founder; Kay Rogge, son of retired managing director Dirk Rogge. Maximilian brings to the table extensive managerial experience in engineering and textiles that will prove invaluable in his new role as Managing Director-Sales and Marketing working alongside Managing...Read More
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PMA UK - The Coolest Trade Fair Yet! InnoTrans 2014
InnoTrans 2014 was by far the coolest trade fair that we have ever participated in. For the first time since its takeover by ABB, PMA this year had a stand in ABB branding - plus the coolest exhibit at the trade fair. A block of ice weighing approximately 250Kg! An ice block in the trade fair hall - But can that work? To get straight to the point: It not only worked, it was THE attraction, possibly of the entire InnoTrans! And nobody got wet feet...Read More
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