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ABB Distribution Solutions - Luxury Customer Experience Controlled with KNX...
The temperature, ventilation and even the operation of glass heating in 71 glass igloos from luxurious Finnish hotelier, Santa’s Hotels, are being individually controlled with ABB i-bus KNX® technology. For the hotel owner, this automation guarantees that the experience for the hotel’s exacting customers is consistently of a superior standard, whilst ensuring that the energy costs remain in check. Despite the design of the 20 m² glass igloos...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex - Planners back GRP Trunking Solution for Iconic Brighton Hotel
An aggressive coastal location coupled with conservation regulations were key challenges for contractors tasked with installing a new air conditioning system at Brighton’s historic Grand hotel. Marshall-Tufflex’s Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) cable management system fitted the bill perfectly thanks to its corrosion-resistance, long-lasting durability and a heritage sensitive sand colour that perfectly complemented the building’s...Read More
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SSQ - Ibstock Community College, Leicestershire, Domiz, Thick Grade
Ibstock Community College was built in 1925 in Ibstock, Leicestershire. Having been steadily expanding over the recent years, the school was due be re-roofed as part of a larger refurb project, with the works scheduled to be carried out during the summer holidays in order to minimise disruption to the college life. The project consisted of stripping the old slate roofs of the main college building and laying approximately 1500m² of...Read More
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AXON - Making Carbon Savings for the John Lewis Partnership
The John Lewis Partnership have set stringent energy and carbon targets for their business. The Partnership is working to reduce absolute operational CO2e emissions by 15 per cent by 2020/21 against the 2010/11 baseline. As a business, the Partnership’s shops and branches are focussed on the overall customer experience. Energy management initiatives have always placed this, and partners’ engagement, as the key foundation...Read More
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Aico - No More False Alarms Following Northern Ireland Housing...
Grove Community Housing Association in Northern Ireland has replaced its existing Smoke Alarms with Aico’s Multi-Sensors and Ei164e Heat Alarms in more than 80% of its properties. Established in 1977, Grove Community Housing Association manages 218 properties in North Belfast, which are a mixture of new builds and renovated existing dwellings. With the Smoke Alarms in these properties coming to the end of their ten year life...Read More
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Uponor Exploring the Best Practices around District Heating Schemes
Providing heating and/or cooling and domestic hot water through an underground pipe network using energy generated by centralised plant, district heating systems provide advantages across a wide range of built environments, including industrial sites, commercial developments, hospital and educational campuses and residential schemes. Centralised plant means centralised maintenance and the fit-and-forget nature of the...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Construction
SIG Design & Technology are delighted to be backing specification manager Ian Dryden’s initiative to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and provide information about mental health in construction. You can help by sponsoring the flag he takes on all his climbs. Ian will be climbing the highest freestanding mountain in the world and several other peaks in aid of the Samaritans and MIND and to raise awareness of what...Read More
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Roxtec UK Reports Record Year as Turnover Grows Above £6million
Manchester-based safety seal manufacturer Roxtec UK is reporting a record financial year with turnover surpassing £6million for the first time. Following three successive years of stable turnover running at £4.8million UK sales rose by 26% in the 2017/18 financial year hitting £6.1million. Roxtec UK is the British subsidiary of the £173million turnover Swedish headquartered Roxtec Group. Roxtec UK managing director Clive Sharp, who has...Read More
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Grundfos - 2018 was a Roaring Success
At the beginning of 2018, there were very few expectations that the year would turn out to be a memorable one for English football fans. However, as soon as the whistle blew in Russia on the world’s most watched sporting tournaments, the expectations along with the temperature, rose dramatically. Within the venues that were spread across 1,800 miles and 12 arenas, many of which were purpose built, were a total of 859 Grundfos...Read More
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Purus’ 7 Pipe Connectors Offer 60 Connecting Options for Many Pipe Materials...
Purus, the Swedish manufacturer of floor gullies for wetrooms as well as plumbing products and drainage solutions, have recently published an updated data sheet and installation instructions to their website for their range of 7 Pipe Connectors. The data sheet summarises the many connecting options which the connectors make possible. Purus’ 7 Pipe Connectors are ideal for awkward waste pipe situations which other adapters cannot...Read More
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VEKA Continues to Offer a Safe Pair of Hands, When the Industry Needs it Most
As we see more and more companies struggling and subsequently closing their doors, in today’s challenging economic climate, VEKA Group has reaffirmed its position as a stable systems company that continues to prepare for growth. Sales Director Neil Evans explains: “It’s been saddening to hear of companies ceasing to trade in recent weeks, not only within our industry. The fenestration sector as a whole has been facing a relatively...Read More
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Schneider Electric Reveals its 2019 Master-Level Critical Power EcoXpert™ Partners
Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced their list of partnering companies who have achieved a Master-level designation as a Critical Power EcoXpert for 2019. These companies are considered best-in-class at developing innovative power management solutions, providing safe, efficient, and reliable power to the world’s most critical buildings, data centres...Read More
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