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ABB Power - Innovative Power Systems for Data Centres
The business of running data centres is ever more demanding. Operators are under pressure to meet growing levels of efficiency and flexibility without compromising availability to meet their customers’ demands for uninterrupted up-time and low costs. As consumers of large amounts of power, data centres are calling for power systems and components that deliver ever-higher levels of performance and efficiency in a small footprint...Read More
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Emerson Network Power Identifies Six Data Centre Trends to Watch in 2015
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximising availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today identified six data centre trends that will grow in importance in 2015 as data centre operators seek ways to respond to dynamic market conditions as quickly and efficiently as possible. “To meet the increasing challenges around speed of deployment, scalability, security...Read More
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Polyflor - Expona Flooring Adds the Finishing Touches to Hair Salon
Polyflor’s Expona Design range of luxury vinyl flooring tiles was used to create a bold black and white herringbone design, revitalising Crowning Glorie hair salon in Bristol recently. Installed by local flooring contractor Bristol Flooring, the fitters used 46m² of Expona Design PUR luxury vinyl tiles to create this on trend statement floor. The contemporary chevron effect was created by using Expona Design flooring in the contrasting...Read More
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Daikin UK Runs Second CPD-Accredited Future Thinking Seminar Series
Daikin UK is inviting building services engineers and engineering consultants to attend the next series of its forward-thinking, CPD-accredited Future Thinking seminars in February and March 2015. Developed by Daikin UK experts and supported by BRE Group keynote speakers, the new seminars will explore BREEAM in depth. Engineers will learn about the hallmarks and application of the new BREEAM scheme for Non-Domestic...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Miguel Ángel Jiménez Becomes Global Brand Ambassador for...
Mitsubishi Electric announces its first global, corporate, player sponsorship with the signing of PGA TOUR, European Tour and Champions Tour golfer, Miguel Ángel Jiménez as its brand ambassador. As part of the agreement, Jiménez, currently the 39th ranked player in the Official World Golf Ranking, will wear the Mitsubishi Electric corporate logo on his golf shirt. He’ll wear the logo for the first time in the United States...Read More
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Breathing Buildings CEO Appointed as Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting...
Breathing Buildings is delighted to announce that its CEO Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng has been appointed a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Sustainable Buildings at the University of Cambridge from 1st January 2015. It will enable Shaun to give more time to teaching graduates and undergraduates on various courses in the university. Shaun will be delivering modules on natural ventilation and other sustainable...Read More
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DMS - A Price Drop on Water Meters from DMS!
JS Class CDMS and PoWoGaz have been working closely together for a number of years now. We are pleased to announce that we have lowered the price on our DMS Water Meter range – not only have we significantly reduced prices on our water meters we will also be running plenty of exciting offers throughout 2015 to make our Water Meters even more competitive! PoWoGaz’s range of MWN, RTK & JS water meters are just some of the...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Reducing Costs & Risk on School Roofing Projects
As competition for schools construction projects remains high and costs are driven down, the needs to meet standards of robustness, energy efficiency and acoustic performance don’t diminish; if anything they become more challenging. How is it possible in this environment to reduce risk and leave the client with a robust, cost efficient and long lasting building? Here we look at a schools project from the perspective of its roofing challenges...Read More
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SSQ Natural Slate - A Tale of Two Projects
Two of SSQ’s recent projects illustrate just how much bearing geography, and other factors linked to the location of a building, should have in making the right choice when specifying natural slate materials. On the surface, there are similarities: both are housing developments – either of apartments or houses – and both were built for customers at the luxury end of the market. Naturally this meant specifying materials that were long...Read More
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Wandsworth Electrical Chosen for UK Passivhaus Project
When innovative new house builder Christian Staunskjaer decided to try and build a ultra low energy Passivhaus in The Surrey Hills, every consideration was made as to the carbon footprint of the building. From the materials used in its construction to the eventual running costs of the finished house, no stone was left unturned in search for the most energy efficient and lowest carbon options. Passivhaus sets the standard for energy performance...Read More
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Steadmans Gets its Skates on to Help New Indoor Barrow Amenity Come to Fruition
Leading building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied materials for the first indoor skate park in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The company, a principal UK manufacturer of building products for the steel building sector, provided almost 2,700 square metres of AS35 insulated panels in goosewing grey and ocean blue for the walls and roof of the UrbanExtreme development. Steadmans also supplied nearly 140 metres of AS FAIR...Read More
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Schneider Electric & Autodesk Collaborate to Enhance Current Practices for Building...
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and Autodesk Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and services, today announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding. According to this agreement, Schneider Electric and Autodesk plan to collaborate to enhance current practices for building lifecycle management based on Building Information Modeling (BIM). As part...Read More
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Purus Exhibit at London Olympia’s Independent Hotel Show
Purus, the Swedish wetroom drainage manufacturer, are proud to have exhibited at London Olympia’s Independent Hotel Show 2014, which plays host to some of the UK’s leading boutique and luxury hotels and their suppliers. Purus were amongst a number of suppliers to the hotel industry to take part in the October Exhibition, which is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the products and solutions that we have to offer and to meet and network...Read More
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