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Taylor Maxwell - One New Bailey Manchester
One New Bailey is a new, Grade A BREEAM excellent office building, totalling 125,000 sq.ft. Consisting of eight floors of prime space rising above the banks of the River Irwell, it’s a building that plays a key role in the transformation of this previously underutilised land. One New Bailey is the first commercial building to be completed as part of the New Bailey Masterplan; a development that creates a much needed link between Manchester’s...Read More
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Kingspan Access Floor Panels in One Angel Court Development
Kingspan Access Floors is installing nearly 27,000 sq m of access flooring at One Angel Court, a new 21-storey office and retail development in the city of London, close to the Bank of England. Kingspan Contracts’ work on installing the RMG 600 panels on all floors of the building began in August and is due to be completed by the end of the year. Designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, the One Angel Court project...Read More
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Polyflor’s Affinity255 Flooring adds Sophistication to Swansea Hotel
Heavy commercial luxury vinyl tiles in stunning wood effects from Polyflor’s recently launched Affinity255 collection were chosen to give The Grand Hotel in Swansea a new look. Two authentically reproduced wood plank designs from the Affinity255 range were installed by local flooring contractor DM Flooring and Tiling at the hotel in Swansea city centre which is part of the Great National Hotels group. Huckleberry Oak with intense grain...Read More
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Trend provides Cavendish Close Junior School with a Best in Class BEMS
Cavendish Close Junior School is a large educational facility located in Chaddesden, a suburb of Derby. Having recently been rebuilt, a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) from Trend Control Systems is now used to maximise energy efficiency and create optimum comfort conditions for pupils and staff. One of the most popular seats of learning in the county of Derbyshire, Cavendish Close Junior School has gained...Read More
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Grundfos get into the Picture
When Grundfos approached an art gallery in central London, they offered to undertake an Energy Check on their current pump set-up to assess where and how any energy savings could be achieved. The results of the energy check were demonstrated within a very comprehensive post Energy Check report, which in particular highlighted some obsolescent pumps and the decision was quickly made to replace them...Read More
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Airedale International - 5 Cost Saving Benefits of Switching to EC Fans in HVAC...
For many businesses, a 20% reduction in energy costs represents the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales (The Carbon Trust). However, reducing energy consumption in a building, on an ever decreasing budget, is one of the biggest challenges for facility and energy managers like you today. It is in fact HVAC equipment, which accounts for the single largest proportion (39%) of energy consumption in a commercial building...Read More
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Glazing Vision - What are the Glazing Requirements for Access Rooflights?
When specifying a glass building element, safety is a major consideration. This is certainly true for access rooflights, since users will have direct contact with the glazing. For example, users will be opening and closing the doors of access rooflights. This means that they might lean on or impact the glass walls of box rooflights and some units might be directly walked over. The use of toughened safety glass is one of the most...Read More
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Panasonic & Schneider Electric Partner to Simplify Energy Management with...
Panasonic Corporation, the worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions along with Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced an integrated HVAC equipment and building management solution that brings new levels of HVAC control and energy efficiency to today’s commercial buildings. Both companies have developed a new...Read More
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Clos-o-Mat - Wetherspoon’s Lifeboat to the Rescue for Special Needs
Residents of and visitors to one of Lancashire’s most popular resort towns can be sure all their needs are met at the new JD Wetherspoon pub in Formby. The Lifeboat - formerly the town’s Conservative Club and named by local residents to reflect the town’s historic association with the RNLI - opens its doors this summer and features the first Changing Places assisted accessible toilet in the town. Supplied and installed by Clos-o-Mat...Read More
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ABB LV Systems - Miniature Circuit Breakers - MCBs
Miniature circuit breakers protect installations against overload and short-circuit, warranting reliability and safety for operations. System pro M compact S 200 series are current limiting overcurrent protective devices. They have two different tripping mechanisms, the delayed thermal tripping mechanism for overload protection and the magnetic tripping mechanism for short circuit protection. Main Benefits • Extra-wide and complete...Read More
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Monodraught - Fresh Air, Low-Carbon Solution for Macmillan Cancer Care Centre
The East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre was developed through a partnership between Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support. It was opened in February 2016 by a previous patient. The cancer support centre offers those affected by cancer additional holistic care in a friendly, informal and non-clinical environment. The Circular ABS 550 Windcatcher systems were installed in 2 therapy...Read More
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Carlo Gavazzi - Come & See Carlo Gavazzi at CIBSE Conference & Exhibition
Carlo Gavazzi supports the BACnet Interest Group at the CIBSE Building Performance Conference & Exhibition Building Automation specialist, Carlo Gavazzi will be exhibiting on the BACnet Interest Group stand at this year’s CIBSE Building Performance conference and exhibition at London's QEII Centre on 17th and 18th November - the leading event for professionals involved with efficient and sustainable buildings...Read More
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Emerson Network Power - Different Approaches to UPS Modularity & its Impact...
Data Centre TCO optimisation and rapid ROI are some of the key success elements for any data centre operator. New UPS and backup technologies can now enable new ways of designing the secure power for a data centre overcoming any physical or electrical constraint, cutting the energy cost and also dramatically reducing the initial investment on the electrical infrastructure. UPS modular design is key to this, but are all modules...Read More
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MatsDirect - Winning Combination at AB World Foods with Matrix & Concourse...
The block paving at the open entrance door area followed by the shiny ceramic floor tiles certainly made for a very attractive area. Although it did not make a very safe area in wet and windy weather conditions as water and dust made its way onto the main tile area. The use of loose laid floor mats certainly helped however due to the movement of the mats on particularly windy days this solution was not ideal. After careful consideration...Read More
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