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Frenger's Active & Passive Multi-Service Chilled Beams
Active Multi-Service Chilled Beams Based on Active Chilled Beam technology, Active Multi-Service Chilled Beams (MSCB’s) are connected to both the ventilation supply air ductwork and the chilled water supply. Low temperature hot water (LTHW) can be used as a separate supply (4 pipe) in this system for heating. A main air handling unit supplies fresh air into the various room areas through the Chilled Beams, which uses the...Read More
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Breathing Buildings Provides Top-Class Low-Energy Ventilation Solution to...
Breathing Buildings has designed and delivered a low-energy ventilation system to a RIBA award-winning school in Southwark, London. The £8m project at Ivydale Primary School involved the construction of a new two-storey building to double the school’s capacity. A key element of the project was to provide a healthy learning environment, which meant it was vital to provide good indoor air quality and thermal comfort...Read More
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Pilkington - Smart Structural Glazing Helps Connect Cutting-Edge University...
“This is not just a new building... this is a new vision of education.” That is how David A. Tepper, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist describes the newly opened home of the business school that bears his name at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The David Tepper School of Business sits right at the heart of the university’s campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and aims to facilitate collaboration...Read More
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SSQ - Del Carmen Crowns Spectacular Gallery House Development
When it came to Ty Oriel (‘Gallery House’ in Welsh), the brief was ambitious. Architects Nic Downs and Carolyn Merrifield wanted something sleek but striking. Eco-friendly, but instantly classic. A family home that was angular and modern, but that could simultaneously blend with its more conservative suburban surroundings. And they were that demanding for a very good reason. The house wasn’t just for anyone...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Blue Roofs & BS 6229:2018
Designed to facilitate controlled attenuation following heavy rainfall or storms, blue roofs are at the forefront of current thinking on sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS). Among the leaders in this fast-developing field is SIG Design & Technology, which in partnership with Eco Green Roofs, provides a full system build-up for blue roof applications. However, with little independent or comprehensive guidance available for this...Read More
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Danfoss Drives - The Smart Grid Enabler: VACON® NXP Grid Converter for...
Smart grids with integrated energy storage facilitate energy supply time shift to overcome the intermittent nature of many renewable energy sources. The energy storage system can provide back-up power in the event of energy scarcity from the supply, for example due to load shedding or unplanned blackout. During power-down, support from energy storage enables consumers to maintain operation for a period of time. Energy...Read More
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Andel Invests in New Generation of Environmentally Friendly Waste Tankers
Huddersfield-based Andel, Britain’s largest manufacturer of specialist in-building water, oil and gas leak detection systems, has invested £350,000 in the first of a series of new generation tankers that separate drainage waste for disposal. Using cutting edge technology, the green tankers more efficiently separate oil from water and therefore reduce waste being sent for disposal, having a positive impact on the environment. Across the UK...Read More
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Gilberts - Keeping the Flow Cool
There is a vital element not even considered in passenger satisfaction surveys, but which is crucial to passenger ability to complete the journey: air quality. It is an aspect MTRC Hong Kong, Virgin West Coast, London Underground, and others, are addressing. They have all utilised expertise from British engineering company - Gilberts Blackpool, to ensure the correct balance between carriage temperature and air quality...Read More
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TORMAX Grassed Up!
Creating a sophisticated entrance solution to 22 Tudor Street, a highly innovative office development in Blackfriars, TORMAX has installed a 3-wing, full-glass revolving door with automatic swing pass door to one side, for hands-free access. Giving smooth and unhindered entry into the beautifully furnished, manned reception area, visitors to the building cannot fail to be impressed by the eye-catching ‘living ceiling’, perfectly offsetting the...Read More
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