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Interpower - Hybrid Off Grid System
After 12 months in the field, the figures are in on Interpower's off grid system, and the fuel and maintenance cost savings are even greater than expected. Designed for remote installations where a grid connection is not available, the hybrid power system incorporates a standard diesel generator with green energy technologies, and configurable invertor systems, which can be setup to suit the site and customer load profile. The initial...Read More
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TheisCraft - Prestigious Cat A Refurbishment to 155 Bishopsgate
Another landmark project has completed for TheisCraft Limited. Chapman BDSP specified lighting controls to meet with Breeam and Part L of the building regs. A DALI energy efficient lighting features fully dimmable lighting integrated with daylight control and maintained illuminance to maximise the natural light derived from the glazing. 10 way Lighting Control Modules incorporating the latest DALI technology combined with passive infra red...Read More
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Eaton Honours 39 Facilities for Achieving Zero Waste-to-Landfill
Power management company Eaton in 2013 reduced its landfilled wastes by about 18 percent, or 4,900 metric tons, as part of a global zero waste-to-landfill program. During World Environment Month in June, Eaton honoured 39 manufacturing facilities around the globe that achieved this milestone. Since 2010, these facilities have eliminated a combined total of 2,750 metric tons of waste sent to landfills through recycling, re-use...Read More
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TROX UK Investment Paid Dividends for the Co-Operative’s Prestigious BREAAM...
TROX UK’s investment in manufacturing technology and R & D helped the company secure and deliver a prestigious £2.3 million order for The Co-operative Group’s head office. One Angel Square in Manchester is a landmark commercial building delivered by BAM as main contractor. Reflecting The Co-operative Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability, when it was officially opened last year by Her Majesty the Queen, it was...Read More
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Marioff - HI-FOG® Selected to Safeguard Europe’s Largest Wooden Apartment Building
HI-FOG® by Marioff has been selected by Rakennusliike Reponen to protect Europe’s largest, multi-story wooden residential building, which is being built for the 2015 Vantaa Housing Fair. Marioff, the world’s largest supplier of water mist fire protection technology and supplier of system solutions worldwide under the brand HI-FOG, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). HI-FOG will protect...Read More
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Unitrunk - Time is of the Essence.....
This is a phrase that we hear often, “time is of the essence”, it may be contractual where a party agrees to complete a task by a pre-determined date or a life or death issue in the case of an accident. On construction sites the programme determines when specific tasks need to be finished to allow other trades to commence their work so as not to hold up the progress of the project. The fact is that for the conscientious, nothing focuses...Read More
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UPS Ltd - Did you know we now do Emergency Lighting Static Inverters?
The PowerWAVE EL is designed to deliver complete emergency lighting protection for a range of applications. These static inverter emergency lighting systems addresses the need for a range of high performance single and three phase static inverter systems, manufactured using state of the art technology to give your operation the peace of mind it needs. Suitable for the following common applications: - Central power supply...Read More
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DORMA Reaches New Heights at The Shard
The Shard, designed by Renzo Piano, has been described as a ‘vertical town’ and is set to dominate the London skyline for years to come. The tallest building in Western Europe at 309 metres, The Shard features offices, luxury apartments, restaurants, a visitor attraction and a five star hotel on its 72 habitable floors. In order to provide reliable and efficient access, DORMA automatic door operators, concealed door controls...Read More
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Crown Paints - Colours on Display at Gallery
A collective of London-based female artists has created an entire exhibition based around reactions to colour – with help from Crown Paints. South London Women Artists (SWLA) created a series of artworks using Crown Paints as part of the Colourswatch project. Crown Paints’ Pure Paint® swatches, featuring groups of tones, were randomly put into blank envelopes and given to 41 members of SWLA who then had to create artworks based...Read More
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OWA Installs Acoustic Ceilings in a Berlin Football Stadium
The “Iron Union” – the name given to 1. FC Union in reference to its fans’ particular chant – has always been a football club with a difference: founded in an industrial suburb of Berlin in 1906, the club has always cultivated its popular roots as the club of the working class. Fans helped with the stadium’s construction - The dedication of the club’s fan base was proven when its stadium was built in 2008/09 with the assistance of 2,300 fans...Read More
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Ancon Confirms CE Marking Compliance as Deadline Hits the Industry
From Tuesday 1st July 2014, the CE Marking of structural steelwork to BS EN 1090 became a legal requirement. After this date, any fabricated structural component delivered to site without a CE mark, including masonry supports and windposts, is in breach of the EU Construction Products Regulation. Ancon is proud to have offered the Industry a fully CE-compliant range since July 2013 - a full year ahead of this industry deadline. The CE...Read More
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Trend Helps the Royal Marines’ Norton Manor Camp Win the War against Energy Waste
Home to 40 Commando Royal Marines, Norton Manor Camp provides state-of-the-art living and working facilities for armed forces personnel and their families. As part of the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) strategic objective of lowering energy usage and carbon emissions across its estate, it recently installed a new Building Energy Management System (BEMS) from Trend Control Systems. Norton Manor Camp is a Royal Marines...Read More
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Kingspan Tarec® Appoints New National Sales Manager
Premium performance pipework insulation manufacturer, Kingspan Tarec® is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Murray as its new National Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland. Since joining the company as Northern Business Development Manager in August 2011, Andy has demonstrated a tireless work ethic and strong technical expertise; working closely with Mechanical Engineers and M&E Contractors to help them achieve...Read More
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Aggreko Praised in Scottish Parliament
A motion has been passed in the Scottish Parliament recognising the key role Aggreko will play in delivering the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil as the official supplier of temporary power to both events. The motion by Jackson Carlaw MSP, and supported by 16 other parliamentarians, praised Aggreko as “the best in the world in providing temporary power and temperature control,” stating that...Read More
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Other Industry News
Mitsubishi Electric - New CPD Guides to the London Plan & Part L of the Building Regulations
Airedale International - Hat Trick of Award Nominations for British Cooling Manufacturer
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