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TROX UK - ‘Outstanding’ Building Innovation Achieved with TROX ‘One Stop Shop’
London’s innovative multi-use community building Five Pancras Square has leading HVAC business TROX UK to thank for some of the technical brilliance enjoyed on site. Rated as ‘outstanding’ in BREEAM awards since its completion, the building at King’s Cross includes a range of air handling units, diffusers and other bespoke solutions created and supplied by TROX. Main contractor Kier Construction and their building...Read More
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Danfoss - Driving Down the Cost of Leisure
Leading leisure group makes huge savings with Variable Speed Drives installed by Digicon Solutions; Competence Centre for Danfoss VLT Drives. The installation of Danfoss variable speed drives, which is 850 units to date, has significantly reduced energy usage for this national leisure group with current savings of over £400,000 per year. As part of the UK's ongoing mission to monitor and reduce CO2 emissions and energy usage, a national...Read More
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Airedale International Delivers on Complex Chiller Logistics Project
Airedale International’s design engineers, service and controls experts formed part of a multi-disciplinary team managing a complex chiller design, manufacture and installation project involving two 40-minute helicopter lift operations onto the roof of the London offices of a global professional services firm. The team comprising Norland Managed Services, Plant Movements and Helirig, called for high performance chiller design...Read More
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Systemair - New Automated Production Facility Speeds up Delivery Times
Menerga puts fully automated plate heat exchanger production facility for HVAC Systems into full production. In the ALEX I factory of the air conditioning specialist Menerga, based in Mülheim, one of the most modern plate heat exchanger production facilities for HVAC systems is now in full operation. A robot cell, consisting of three industrial robots, produces plate heat exchangers in all required sizes under full automation control, for use in...Read More
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ARDEX UK Undertakes Charity Project for Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Birmingham Children’s Hospital was founded in 1862 and now offers the widest range of child health services for young patients in the West Midlands and beyond. The hospital is renowned for its excellence in providing outstanding care and treatment to its patients. With over 257,000 patients a year, 360 beds and 3,500 staff, the hospital is inundated with visitors and therefore required a much needed refurbishment to its main entrance...Read More
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Selectaglaze takes on a Titan
“Atlas House”, 1 King Street is an impressive Grade II Listed building located on the corner of Cheapside and King Street in the heart of the City of London, just a short walk from St. Paul’s Cathedral. The four storey building partly dates back to 1842 but has undergone a number of additions and renovations and the latest, designed by architectural practice TateHindle Limited, has brought the building up to the highest modern standards for office use...Read More
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Swish Building Products Continues to Cut Carbon Footprint
For the sixth consecutive year Swish Building Products has succeeded in reducing its carbon footprint; it now produces 32% less CO2 than it did in its base line year of 2008. In 2014 Swish processed a record number of tonnes of material and despite this the company’s carbon emissions from its manufacturing processes were down 6.5% per tonne on 2013. Once again the company’s electricity consumption proved to be the biggest...Read More
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Mitsubishi Electric - Ecodan Toolbox Offers Simple Access to Renewable Sales...
Mitsubishi Electric has launched a single online platform to provide immediate access to a host of sales tools and resources, aimed at helping heat pump installers engage with homeowners and grow renewable heating sales. The Ecodan Toolbox provides a visually appealing landing page with simple descriptions of the tools and resources currently available as well as those coming soon. “We’ve put everything in one place to...Read More
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Unitrunk Supplies £842 Million New South Glasgow Hospital
Cable management specialist, Unitrunk has supplied the New South Glasgow Hospital with cable ladder, tray and trunking as part of the extensive power infrastructure for the showpiece £842 million new hospital. Boasting 1109 patient beds over 14 storeys, the New South Glasgow Hospital will be one of the largest acute hospitals in Europe when it opens in May and will offer specialist care for renal medicine, transplantation and vascular...Read More
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Twyford Launches Installer Promotion with Dream Prizes Worth £5000 up for Grabs...
As an incentive to installers and to increase footfall to local merchants, Twyford is giving installers the chance to win a choice of six luxury prize packages worth up to £5000 each, as well as earning £250 cash back every time they buy over £400 worth of Energy Collection products, in a national promotion launched on 17 March. To enter the prize draw for one of six luxury prizes, which range from five star holidays to a £5000 technology...Read More
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The Wandsworth Group - IP Nurse Call, Trunking & Service Columns Installed...
Dubbed the UK’s first super hospital, the £545 million Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has Wandsworth’s IP nurse call system, IPiN installed throughout. IPiN is the leading IP nurse call system, utilising the Internet Protocol standard, IPiN provides maximum flexibility to estates teams with a future-proof, cost effective nurse call platform that can be expanded, added to or modified as the Hospital’s needs change over time...Read More
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SSQ Natural Slate - Scotland’s Adopted Gem
SSQ Matacouta Slate is Scotland’s adopted gem, the ultimate in natural roofing slate. Cut from the finest Cabrera Mountains of North-West Spain, Matacouta is a favourite of Scottish architects as an alternative to indigenous Scottish stone. Find out why these Scottish architects are choosing Matacouta as an alternative to the unavailable Ballachulish slate: Click here to download the Matacouta brochure Scotland has a unique architectural...Read More
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CIRCUTOR - DHB Series
Panel mounted digital devices designed to display on-screen the value of a electrical variable measured or proportional value of a process signal, depending on the model. Essential for regulation purposes, programming the analogue output available in some models, and for control purposes, if the relay outputs are used as alarms. DHB units are fully programmable and the following can be programmed: scale, transformation ratios, alarm...Read More
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PMA UK - Ice Cold & Still Cool: Reliability in the Most Extreme Temperatures
As extreme weather conditions continue to sweep through Europe and across the UK - with temperatures skipping carelessly between glacial and unseasonably mild (although we did enjoy building snowmen in February with our sunglasses on!) - it's vital that railway systems operate safely and efficiently with minimal risk of damage or delay. PMA's cable protection systems are specifically designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and our...Read More
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