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Legrand - Green Transformation: A Step Change in Transformer Efficiency
Transformers act as the gateway to power for any property large enough to connect directly to the national grid. From 1st July 2015, the latest amendment to the European Commission’s Ecodesign Directive will come into force, and put transformer efficiency directly under the microscope. Steve Marr, Lead Marketing Manager for Legrand’s Power Distribution business unit, demystifies some of the confusion surrounding the new...Read More
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Dimplex Warms up Hard to Heat Church
A church dating back to the 10th century is prepared for the colder months, with the installation of nine Dimplex QXD Quartz heaters, providing efficient, effective heating in place of an outdated underfloor convector system which had been in use for more than 30 years. St Peter’s Wootton Wawen, near Stratford-upon-Avon, is one of the oldest structures in the Midlands, regularly visited by church goers and sightseers. The church had previously...Read More
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Schueco UK - Irish Library & Cultural Centre is Schueco Double Award Winner
Dun Laoghaire Lexicon Library and Cultural Centre, Dublin, has won both the Overall Excellence Award and the Sustainability Award in the 2015 Schueco Excellence Awards. Organised by Schueco UK in conjunction with RIBA Journal, these awards, now in their second year, aim to recognise the very best in the design and installation of Schueco systems. The winning €29.5m, 6,327 m² building, designed by Cork practice, Carr Cotter Naessens...Read More
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ABB’s Power Quality Business Enters Exciting New Phase with Relocation to...
ABB’s UK Power Quality business has opened a new purpose-built facility at Bromborough after completing a six-mile move along the Wirral Peninsula in Merseyside from its long-standing home at Ellesmere Port. The new unit on the Riverview Business Park offers 1,700 square metres (18,500 square feet) of space. This additional space enables ABB to provide an even better service to its growing customer base across the UK, especially...Read More
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Levolux Shapes up at Mabledon Place
A transformed 1970’s office block at One Mabledon Place in central London has been reborn as ‘The Halo Building’, with the addition of a distinctive roof screening solution, from Levolux. The 80,000 sq ft, eleven-storey office building, which is attached to a five-storey annex building, was originally home to the trade union Unison. Following a multi-million pound refurbishment project it has been completely refurbished inside and out, including...Read More
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Uniflair Ltd are Proud to Sponsor True Heroes Racing 2015
True Heroes Racing is the brain child of a serving Royal Navy sailor who has been lucky enough to return from several Tours of Duty in Afghanistan uninjured. After working with a large number of injured UK Service personnel on motorsport charity events it was decided to try and use competitive motorsport as a way of restoring a sense of direction and focus for our injured UK Service personnel and in 2012 “True Heroes Racing” was formed...Read More
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Munters - Equinix Chooses Munters Indirect Evaporative Cooling for Sixth London...
Equinix, one of the world’s largest data centre operators and Internet exchanges, has chosen Munters Oasis Indirect Evaporative Coolers (IEC) to achieve world leading sustainable server climate control for their new London LD6 data centre in Slough. The new data centre will meet the demand from Equinix’s customers in financial services, cloud and enterprise segments and aims to achieve platinum level accreditation in Leadership in Energy...Read More
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SHM - Henry Duncan is Appointed as SHM UK Sales Manager
Henry Duncan has been appointed as SHM Sales Manager with immediate effect. Henry is happily taking on the challenge - as you can see from the photo - of promoting SHM’s comprehensive range of products and services. These include SHM’s full range of Meters from leading manufacturers, Metering Accessories, Power Monitoring and Energy Metering Systems, and Billing Services for Electricity Heat and Gas. SHM designs, installs...Read More
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JS Air Curtains are Blooming at Cannon Hall Garden Centre
The company’s quick response and cost effective products made JS Air Curtains the ideal retrofit choice to protect the customers from chilly drafts at Cannon Hall Garden Centre, located in the picturesque village of Cawthorne in South Yorkshire. As they opened, the automatic sliding doors at the main entrance into Cannon Hall wafted in bitterly cold winds, bringing down the ambient temperature throughout the garden centre to an...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps - Sporting the Grundfos Logo
It started with Columbia...Vietnam...Serbia and the list of 55 countries continued to file past, finishing with the UK...Germany and in final position Denmark. This was the line-up of countries at the opening ceremony of the Grundfos Olympics that saw 1,200 Grundfos employees, from 55 countries gather together in Denmark to participate in 26 sports during the Grundfos Olympic Games. These Olympics are held every four years and...Read More
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Construction Specialties - Retail Entrance Matting at Accessorize
With 240 stores across the UK, welcoming millions of visitors to their stores each year, Accessorize is a household name for high quality ladies accessories. Keen to create a clean, open and welcoming entrance for their stores the Accessorize store design team wanted to use a luxury aluminium entrance matting system, and at the same time move away from using ugly security tagging pedestals that are often used in retail stores. However...Read More
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Honeywell Names David Paja New President for Global Security Business
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced the appointment of David Paja, 45, as president of Honeywell Security Group, effective January 19. Paja succeeds Ron Rothman, who is retiring from Honeywell to spend more time with family. In his new role, Paja will lead Honeywell’s nearly $3-billion global security business, which includes a broad portfolio of leading security products and technologies, as well as ADI, a distributor of security and low-voltage...Read More
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Purus now Featured on RIBA Product Selector
Purus Limited, a leading Scandinavian supplier and manufacturer of wetroom drainage solutions, is very proud to now be featured in both the printed and online versions of the RIBA Product Selector. Purus’ listing can be viewed online where their BBA Certification, brochures, technical drawings and much more are available to view and download. The Royal Institute of British Architects was established in 1834 and is highly regarded, who write...Read More
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Panasonic Champions PRO Award Winners at the K Club, Dublin
Winners in the European Panasonic PRO Awards from the UK and Ireland have just returned from an event at the world-renowned K-Club in Dublin. The Panasonic PRO Awards, judged by an independent judging panel, celebrates excellence across Europe in the design, specification, installation and commissioning of projects where Panasonic heating and cooling systems were installed. Installers, distributors, contractors and developers...Read More
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