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Gent by Honeywell Helps to Keep the Beer Flowing at Charles Wells Brewery
Fire industry expert Gent by Honeywell has supplied its innovative fire alarm and detection system to Charles Wells brewery in Bedford. The installation is part of an upgrade programme planned as part of ongoing improvement works. The brewery produces some of the nation’s most renowned brands including Bombardier, McEwan’s and Young’s beers. The beers are supplied to the company’s own pubs as well as a range of other bars and...Read More
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UPS Ltd - Why Data Centre PUE is Important - & How UPS Efficiency can Boost it
Power Usage Effectiveness, or PUE, has become a popular metric for measuring the overall electrical energy efficiency of a data centre. It compares ‘useful’ power used for data processing with total power taken from the grid. In this article Alan Luscombe, Director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd, a Kohler company, looks at the significance of PUE and how modern UPS topology can help to improve it. What is PUE? Driven by...Read More
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Twyford’s Energy Collection Specified for 762 New Homes at Five Prestigious...
Taylor Wimpey has specified products from Twyford’s Energy Collection for five prestigious housing developments in North Yorkshire and Teesside, including the construction of 56 executive homes around the Acklam Hall mansion, a Grade I listed building in Middlesbrough. Taylor Wimpey is the first national developer to take advantage of Twyford’s Energy Collection portfolio of ceramics and furniture for the developments...Read More
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Steadmans Provides Roof & Wall Materials for New Highland Farm Building
Leading building products manufacturer Steadmans has once again demonstrated its ability to supply to projects the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland. The company, a principal UK provider for steel construction in the agricultural, industrial and commercial sectors, supplied products for the roof and walls of a potato shed at Garguston Farm, in Muir of Ord, Ross-shire. The site is in the Scottish Highlands but less than 100 miles from...Read More
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Eaton Leads the Way for Safer Evacuation Systems at IFSEC & Firex 2015
Power management company Eaton will provide advice on evacuation technology and best practice during IFSEC / FIREX 2015 as part of a drive to help improve safety standards in commercial buildings. Visitors to the show, which runs from 16 to 18 June at London ExCeL, will have an opportunity to experience Eaton’s comprehensive range of life safety solutions installed into simulations of real life applications. The company’s...Read More
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Kingspan Appoints New Commercial Director
Simon Orr has been appointed as Commercial Director at Kingspan Access Floors following the retirement of Mike Stone after 18 years with the company. Mr Orr has spent 16 years with Kingspan Access Floors, beginning as a Quantity Surveyor and then becoming Senior Quantity Surveyor before being appointed as Regional Contracts Manager for the North eight years ago. In his new role he is responsible for three departments...Read More
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Space Air - New F-Gas Regulation Leaflet Published by European Commission
Fluorinated gases (F-gases) are potent greenhouse gases and include hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are commonly used as refrigerants in air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump equipment. The new F Gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014, which came into force in 2015, aims to strongly reduce emissions as a substantial contribution to the EU's efforts of reducing climate change. The European Commission has released a...Read More
LG Electronics - Kamlesh Heads up LG’s Heating Business
Kamlesh Vadukul has joined LG as Sales Manager – Heating with responsibility for building the air source heat pump business for the electronics giant. In addition a full spectrum of renewable solutions is available in conjunction with specialist partners including LG PV and solar thermal. With an MSc in Sustainable Energy from Cardiff University and a BEng in Environmental Engineering from the University of Nottingham, Kamlesh is...Read More
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Wienerberger Porotherm - South Staffordshire Housing Association Trials...
South Staffordshire Housing Association (SSHA) has announced that it will be trialling Wienerberger’s e4 brick house™ concept. The Association will be carrying out a trial of the concept on a number of two-bedroomed homes under construction in the coming months. • The Association selected the e4 brick house™ for its environmental and sustainable credentials, as sustainability in construction is high on its list of priorities • Since the concept...Read More
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Grundfos - The Grundfos Drive to Reduce Costs & Carbon Footprint
As a renowned pioneer of energy efficient pump technology Grundfos, wanted to reflect this into other areas of their business. This has resulted in their looking at local car rental requirements and subsequently cutting their expenditure on this aspect by 42% with the help of Business Mobility specialist Alphabet through their Corporate Car Sharing solution. This proposition means that Grundfos employees have access to a BMW 320...Read More
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Purus’ Revamped Website Gallery Now Includes the Stainless Steel Interiors Range
Purus Limited, the Swedish wetroom drainage and floor gullies manufacturer, have recently updated their Website Gallery to include images of an even wider range of their products. As well as their extensive selection of level-access wetroom drainage solutions, the gallery now also features inspirational images of their Stainless Steel Interiors & Stainless Steel Sanitaryware product ranges - designed to allow you the opportunity to imagine...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group - Sovereign Supplies 369 VEKA Vertical Sliders for Notting...
The Vertical Slider Window System from VEKA has been used exclusively in the re-glazing of a large social housing development in West London's Notting Hill. Fabricated and installed by Sovereign Group Ltd. – close neighbours of The VEKA UK Group's HQ and flagship manufacturing plant – the substantial order totalled 369 Matrix 70 frames, delivered and installed over the four-month period from October 2014 to January 2015...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Free CPD Guide to Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme
Organisations facing the compulsory requirements of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) by the end of this year will be interested to hear of a free, CPD-certified guide from Mitsubishi Electric. The guide looks in detail at the scheme which is a mandatory energy assessment mechanism for large companies in the UK. Businesses which qualify for ESOS must carry out assessments every four years, with the first to be...Read More
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Andel - National Accounts Executive Appointed
Aaron Brian has been internally promoted to the rank of National Account Executive. He is responsible for the continued sales and support of Andel’s IWS division which provides interceptor and waste services to clients large and small throughout the country. “Aaron joined us 2 years ago” said Mark Harris, Commercial Director of Andel Ltd. “Although not from a sales background his other industry knowledge has been extremely...Read More
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