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Monodraught - CIC Zero Carbon Building, Hong Kong
ZCB is the first zero carbon building in Hong Kong and was selected as a finalist in the World Architecture News sustainable building of the year award for 2014. The concept of  'Zero/Low-carbon' Building involved the integrated environmental design on one hand, such as heat island mitigation, reduction of solar heat gain through building envelope, natural ventilation and daylighting optimization strategies for low energy consumption...Read More
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Carlo Gavazzi Checks in at Birmingham Airport
When Birmingham Airport looked to reduce its energy costs and cut its carbon footprint they turned to Carlo Gavazzi to supply 150 EM21 energy meters. Birmingham Airport is the third largest airport outside London, and the UK’s seventh largest overall, handling more than ten million passengers a year. Around £300 million has been invested in the airport since the year 2000 to create a facility fit for future growth, particularly for long haul...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - City Multi Helps out Underneath the Arches
An artisan pizza restaurant under railway arches in central Newcastle has solved the problem of summer overheating with the installation of a heat recovery VRF air conditioning system. The Herb Garden is one of Newcastle’s quirkiest, fine food restaurants, specialising in fresh, stone baked pizzas and rustic Italian salads and sharers. The venue is also renowned for its feature lighting and is tucked away in Arch 8 of Westgate Road, just beside...Read More
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Construction Specialties UK - Screening Louvres at Nuffield Hospital Provide...
The Nuffield Hospital has recently relocated its Mayfair Theatres to an extended and refurbished building on the existing hospital site. As part of this refurbishment and extension work, 2 large external plant areas were required to house new cooling equipment. Both plant areas needed to be secured and screened from the surrounding environment, whilst still allowing essential airflow to the equipment. GBS Architects and Scion Technical...Read More
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West London Security - London Law Firm Installs New Read In, Read Out Access...
One of the main suppliers to London’s top law firms, London Legal, needed read-in, read-out access control. Read-in, read-out access control requires a card or key fob to both enter and exit a secure area. This allows you to create a full audit trail, which is vital in high security installations. As London Legal’s work requires the collection and storage of sensitive data, the security of their offices is vitally important. To achieve a safe...Read More
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Unitrunk’s RIS Approach is the Answer for Thomson Reuters’ Standby Energy Centre
Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, has supplied more than 2,000 metres of cable ladder, tray, basket and trunking for a new standby energy centre at Thomson Reuters’ London headquarters in Poplar London. ‘The answer company’, Thomson Reuters provides business insights to clients, combining data and consultancy from its global network of 500,000 business analysts, lawyers, accountants, programmers and publishers...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - New Facility Enhances Traceability & Validation for Industrial Clean...
In response to the growing requirement for clean steam in the process industry, Spirax Sarco has unveiled a dedicated UK clean steam manufacturing facility at its Cheltenham headquarters. The brand new 1200m² factory will manage the production of Spirax Sarco’s comprehensive range of clean steam system components, including BT6-B, BTM7 and BTS7 thermostatic steam traps and clean sample coolers - with many more...Read More
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Apollo Launches New Mobile App
Apollo Fire Detectors has launched a new mobile app for iOS and Android devices to help users to be compliant with BS 5839-1 rules and regulations when installing fire detection and notification devices. In addition to the guide, there is an installation checklist enabling installers to monitor what has been completed. The app, which is available to download from the Apollo website, Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store, also...Read More
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ARDEX UK - Get off your Knees & Apply ARDEX Levelling & Smoothing...
In recent years the popularity of applying levelling and smoothing compounds with a pin rake has increased. In this article, Darren Robinson, ARDEX National Training and Development Manager, explains the benefits of using a pin rake, and why he’s spending less time on his knees. Trowelled Application - I’m sure the vast majority of you were trained to use a trowel when entering the industry; I certainly was when I was 16...Read More
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Prism Power Listed Among the Top 50 Cleantech Growth Companies
We are delighted to have been recognised as one of the Top 50 Cleantech Growth Companies unveiled at the Cambridge Cleantech Conference on 14 June 2016. The list of the next generation of cleantech growth companies has been compiled by Cambridge Cleantech and KPMG. Prism Power Group has been highlighted as a Cleantech company that is showing real growth and development against a range of criteria...Read More
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Humidity Solutions & Airtec Visit Dusseldorf
At the drupa international print exhibition in Dusseldorf Germany. Launching the newly updated Easyline control panel and demonstrating the humidification system. Lots of interest from all over the world with a large number of UK visitors interested in the advantages that the system provides of reduced static, dimensional stability and consistency of the environment in which to print. "The current drupa, with its...Read More
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Simply Shutters is Pleased to Announce the Launch of a New Look Website
It was felt that the current website, whilst rich with information and content, was a little dated and needed modernising so work began with a web development team to create a new design that was more image rich and less wordy. The new design will incorporate improved performance and make better use of modern browser technology. It will also provide a flexible base to support new features such as an extensive picture gallery...Read More
   
Premier Tech Aqua - New Appointments for Leading Wastewater Solutions...
The North East’s leading water and wastewater treatment solutions company - Premier Tech Aqua (PTA) - has announced the appointment of two Regional Sales Managers and an Engineering Sales Manager to support the drive of the company’s continuous growth. Bringing almost 30 years’ sales experience in the building trade, working for the likes of Jewson, British Gypsum and Nicholls and Clarke, Huw Morgan will be...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Manufacturing Expansion
One British engineering company is experiencing such growth it is breaking ground to expand its manufacturing and warehousing. Family-owned and run Gilberts Blackpool - the UK’s leading independent air movement specialist - says it is experiencing significant increase in demand for its advanced grilles, louvres and diffusers, and natural ventilation solutions. The growth is due partly to industry growth in the building and construction...Read More
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ABB Power Grids - Read All About It: New Edition of ABB ffwd Newsletter
ABB has published a new edition of its ffwd newsletter for customers of its Power Grids business in the UK, including updates on major projects, new generation technology and power service. Project updates include ABB’s work to deliver the UK’s first fully integrated digital substation in the FITNESS project, a major upgrade for SP Energy Networks’ Kilmarnock South substation and challenges posed by our Victorian ancestors...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps - Hospital given a Clean Bill of Health
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