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Danfoss - New Luxury in Copenhagen the Climate-Friendly Hotel
While a completely carbon neutral solution is not yet possible, say the owners of Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, the new luxury hotel in Copenhagen’s Ørestad district comes close to achieving it by deploying the best environmental and energy technology on the market. Copenhagen’s latest luxury hotel, the elegant Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers in Ørestad, has been designed from the ground upwards with sustainability in...Read More
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Levolux Changes Gear in Swindon
A new state-of-the-art, multi-storey car park is about to open in the centre of Swindon, boasting a revolutionary terracotta screening solution from Levolux. The 850 space multi-storey car park is one of several new buildings to be completed as part of the first phase of the ‘Kimmerfields’ project, a £350 million regeneration scheme that will revive Swindon’s central business district. Breaking with convention, Robin Partington Architects...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - We Help take the risk out of Roof Design
As roofing systems become more complex and the choice of waterproofing widens, designing a roofing system becomes more of a challenge. One way to remove the risks associated is to draw on the expertise of a specialist who can help you make the right choices. SIG Design & Technology offers a genuinely independent choice of waterproofing for flat, green, zinc and copper roofs. Designs are covered by our PI insurance...Read More
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Sandtoft Maintains Highest BES 6001 Rating
Sandtoft, a Wienerberger brand, the market leader in clay roof tiles, has maintained its ‘Excellent’ BES 6001 rating for many of its products. The BRE standard BES 6001 provides a framework for assessing the responsible sourcing of construction products. To meet the Standard, organisations must satisfy a number of requirements relating to organisational management, the supply chain, environmental issues and corporate...Read More
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Breathing Buildings - Sustainability Leadership in Cambridge
Shaun Fitzgerald, Breathing Buildings MD gave a lecture on 3 September 2013 at the University of Cambridge as part of their Mst in Sustainability Leadership. The lecture covered the topic of creating a sustainable world, and the innovation and challenges one faces in making a difference. The students were from industry and were really engaged and enthused by the lecture. This is the second year that Shaun has given the lecture, and the...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Ecodan Helps keep Heating Bills Down in Hybrid Installation
The installation of an Ecodan air source heat pump into a 3-bedroom detached house in Bedfordshire has demonstrated how effectively the heat pump will work in conjunction with traditional heating systems to maximise efficiency and reduce both installation costs and emissions. The 5kW Ecodan and pre-plumbed 180-litre cylinder was installed in April and is working as a hybrid heating system with a gas boiler and a wood burning stove, to provide...Read More
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Harlequin Printed Vinyl Flooring adds a Bespoke Personal Touch to your Stage or Studio
Harlequin Floors is now offering an exciting new printing service. Production managers, theatres, exhibition stands, fashion shows, photographers and many more can now add a stunning array of images or a bespoke print to meet aesthetic requirements. With colour matching also available, Harlequin Floors offers a bespoke design or choice of standard image depending on your needs. The use of vegetable based inks and UV...Read More
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Giacomini brings Heat to the UK’s Largest Swimming Pool
Giacomini has recently completed an 18 month project after being selected as the supplier of underfloor heating in the UK’s largest swimming pool. The brand new Olympia Swimming Pool in East Marketgait, Dundee was built as part of a £1 billion redevelopment of the city’s central waterfront. The state-of-the-art pool features a 50 metre Olympic size pool, a wave pool, river rapids, a 3.8 meter dive pool, seated bubble beds and...Read More
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Gent Solutions Care for the Residents in BCOP Homes
Gent by Honeywell fire alarm and detection (FDA) solutions have been selected to protect residents in several independent and sheltered housing properties for West Midlands based charity, Broadening Choices for Older People (BCOP). BCOP is a charitable social enterprise founded almost 70 years ago which focuses on providing a range of life-style opportunities, including Dementia care, Nursing homes, Residential care homes...Read More
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Formica Group & Unilin Present their New Collection of Exclusive, on-Trend Designs...
Formica Group and Unilin are delighted to announce the launch of the new Formica® Unilin Collection, introducing new colours, woodgrains and patterns. Extending the range to 103 designs available in High Pressure Laminate (HPL) and complementary Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC), the new collection offers a selection of exclusive designs inspired by the latest trends, created to provide aesthetic surfacing solutions of the highest...Read More
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Daikin Welcomes Government Commitment to Air-to-Water Heat Pumps
Peter Verkempynck, Managing Director at Daikin UK, has welcomed the announcement that from 4th December 2013, air-to-water heat pumps are included in the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. Installations of air-to-water heat pumps (AWHP)are now eligible for a tariff of 2.5p/kWh. The new tariff, effective immediately, will apply to AWHPs, regardless of size, which now means building owners have...Read More
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Emerson Network Power Identifies Three Areas of Opportunity for Colocation Providers
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has identified three areas of opportunity colocation (colo) facilities must flawlessly meet to motivate more data centre owners to move some or all applications to a colo. “Running a data centre is not a principal capability for the majority of businesses, and so colocation has become...Read More
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Knauf Flooring Team Installs GIFA in Record Time for Children in Need
Knauf recently donated 200m² of GIFAfloor to the Little Miracles Project featured in the BBC One special programme DIY SOS: The Big Build with Children in Need. The project involved a life-changing transformation to the charity’s centre for disabled children in Peterborough. Little Miracles is a parent led centre, support group and charity for children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions. Little Miracles now...Read More
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Schneider Electric takes Action to Help Population in the Philippines
Following the super typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, Schneider Electric employees, supported by the Group Foundation, have joined together to bring their support to affected populations and help prepare for reconstruction. Schneider Electric has coordinated its actions toward emergency help by launching a €250,000 emergency and rebuilding programme, as well embarking on an international call...Read More
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