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Legrand - Amendment to IET Wiring Regulations – Are you Compliant?
As the latest amends to the IET Wiring Regulations come into effect, Steve Marr – an expert in power distribution at Legrand, calls on designers to make sure they are aware of the changes and to ensure they comply. Under Chapter 41 of ‘Amendment 3’ to BS 7671:2008, which comes into effect on 1st July 2015, a documented risk assessment must now be undertaken in order for non-domestic socket outlets with a rated current below...Read More
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Munters - Saving CO2 Emissions at Energy Efficient Archive
For over 200 years the Lille Archives du Nord have been internationally recognized for their cartographic and photographic records. Their collection of heritage documents play a key role in memory retention of these important historical documents. Thanks to the Munters air treatment system, good record preservation conditions are created whilst providing energy savings. The system meets the commitment to reduce CO2 emissions...Read More
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Polyflor Flooring Helps Create Stunning New Homes in Bridgend
Polyflor’s market leading commercial and residential vinyl flooring was recently installed at Wales & West Housing’s new housing development in the popular seaside town of Porthcawl, Bridgend. Around 2500m² of Polyflor flooring was installed by Artisan Flooring of Swansea to help create 40 brand new, affordable homes at New Road Court which has been built by local construction company Jehu in partnership with Bridgend County...Read More
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Kingspan Access Flooring to be Installed in Verde SW1 Project
Kingspan has won a contract from Brookfield Multiplex to install over 27,000 sq m of floor panels as part of the Verde SW1 project to redevelop Eland House, the former Department for Communities & Local Government building, near Victoria Station, London. Installation of the RMG 600 panels in all floors of the 59m high, 10 storey building is scheduled to begin in September, with completion due April 2016. The development will provide approx...Read More
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Systemair - Topvex FC Compact Heat Recovery Unit
Topvex FC is a "plug & play" compact air handling unit with integrated controls & high heat recovery efficiencies. At nominal airflow the dry efficiency is > 80%. Energy efficient EC fans combined with low internal pressure drop secures low SFP values. Counter flow heat exchangers are used where it is necessary to separate extract and supply air. The new compact construction also enables the complete unit design to be ultra low in...Read More
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Knauf - CREANOVApanels Protect & Decorate Hospital Atrium
The distinctive atrium at the entrance to the Women & Children’s Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, Shropshire, features CREANOVApanel, the aesthetically versatile gypsum panel from Knauf – one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials and systems. “We chose the product because we wanted to continue the theme of the external feature cladding into the atrium and the CREANOVApanel system enables...Read More
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Emergi-Lite Design Guides
If you’re an architect, designer, engineer, consultant, contractor, estate manager, maintenance manager or facilities manager, it’s highly probable that at one stage or another you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the provision of emergency lighting in your building is correctly and reliably undertaken. And while many will have had previous experience of the requirements for emergency lighting as originated from the Fire Precautions...Read More
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Space Air Extends On-Line Summer Promotion
Space Airconditioning plc, has launched a web-based “all season promotion” for Daikin Inverter split systems, with on-line prices starting at just £260. Beat the heat wave and see link on the website for details now. For example, the pictured FTXB (wall mounted indoor unit) provides A+ energy label, heating, cooling and air purification and is available in 5 models from 2 to 6.2kW (Nom.cap.). Space Air’s unique “Summer Deal” link...Read More
Danfoss - Global Charity’s Mission to Save Lives by Saving Energy
Digicon Solutions, Competence Centre for Danfoss VLT Drives, have installed variable speed drives at the London HQ of a Global Charitable Foundation. It is estimated that the installation is saving the Charity up to £50,000 per year. Digicon Solutions supplied, installed and commissioned thirty five Danfoss VLT® FC102 HVAC Drives to the charity’s dry air coolers. Whilst carrying out the installation of the Danfoss Drives, Digicon also...Read More
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EMCEL Filters - When Space is a Premium!
EMCEL Filters are delighted to offer Custom designed systems, both for carbon and particulate filter options to suit challenging airflow, performance and space requirements. Our Technical Sales Team have numerous years experience in providing solutions to meet challenging applications, employing our 3D modelling software where required to meet customer footprints. Recent examples include an illustrious Hotel build in Bath, where a carbon...Read More
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SIG Design and Technology - Fixing Solar Panels to Flat Roofs – Why we...
When you specify a photovoltaic array for your flat roof, there is the option of either mechanically fixing the array, or alternatively using ballast to weigh them down without fixing into the structure. We’ve covered the ballasted option with our post on Red Sky Solar. In this article we will look at the options for mechanically fixing solar panels to a flat roof, and make the case for an engineered solution. Not sure whether you should fix or ballast...Read More
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Fläkt Woods - Success at Fläkt Woods’ Second Energy Symposium
Fläkt Woods’ second Energy Efficiency Symposium – held in June - was a resounding success, with over 50 guests attending the event at the Building Centre in London. On Thursday June 18 guests were invited to join the Fläkt Woods team and guest speaker Professor Tim Dwyer to learn more about the critical issue of indoor air quality (IAQ) and good ventilation in schools and education facilities. Yan Evans at Fläkt Woods comments: “It was great...Read More
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Purus Launch the Modular Channel System Brochure for the Slot Drain & Grate Drain
Purus Limited, a leading Scandinavian supplier and manufacturer of wetroom drainage solutions are delighted to provide you with a full brochure for their two interconnecting Modular Channel Systems – the Slot Drain and Grate Drain. Allowing you to create and specify your required stainless steel drainage channel, the Modular Channel was launched this year and they have been delighted with the success of this product. The Modular Channel...Read More
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DMS - The Sontex Supercom 636 Data collection System from DMS
The Sontex Supercom 636 is a data collection system which allows for readings to be taken from a wide range of compatible Sontex products. The Supercom 636 allows you to take meter readings from a range of up to Sontex 636300 metres in open terrain and within building locations such as apartment blocks and commercial projects. The 636 uses Bluetooth technology to connect with a Windows based Tablet device in order to view data...Read More
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