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Grundfos Pumps - Some Sporting Greats from Grundfos
For many years Grundfos have consistently proved themselves as the pump supplier of choice when it comes to such major sporting events as the Olympics, World and European Cup Football and the Commonwealth Games to name but a few. More locally, the Grundfos UK team are proud to have been associated with many major sporting venues that have hosted national and international events in recent years, including the major ‘Games’...Read More
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Carrier UK - New Bank of England Cooling System Delivers Dramatic Savings in...
A £6.5m project to replace long-serving chillers and related plant at the Bank of England has resulted in a state-of-the-art installation, with outstanding resilience and dramatic reductions in energy consumption, running costs and carbon emissions. The two-year project involved replacing three ageing centrifugal chillers and two reciprocating chillers cooling the building and critical infrastructure (with a combined capacity of 4.2MW), and installation...Read More
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Panasonic Generates Significant Savings in Restored Water Tower
An abandoned water tower on the outskirts of Harrogate, Yorkshire, has been converted into a stunning family home by Carol and Majid Nadry from Bradford. Sustainability and energy efficiency were at the heart of the project, so they chose an air source heat pump from Panasonic to provide a low-Carbon heating and hot water solution. The four-storey water tower, which was built in the 1940s to supply a nearby village, was in need of...Read More
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EVDS Training & Demonstrations
Our new training and demonstration room has now been completed at our new offices in Chatham. This facility is made available to design and maintenance engineers to introduce them to the Evac vacuum drainage equipment. It has access to a range of working Evac products where you can expand your knowledge of the Evac system. If you would like to arrange a tailored training session specifically for your vacuum drainage equipment...Read More
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COMPCO Fire Systems - WorldSkills UK Competition
Last month our very own James Murray, a Trainee Design Engineer, based at the Hamilton Office, was invited to take part in WorldSkills UK. Worldskills is a competition where candidates compete against young people from over 50 countries, where the UK entrants begin by taking part in the regional and national heats of WorldSkills UK, which are held throughout 2014 and 2015. The competitions are designed by leading industry experts and training...Read More
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LG Announces Appointment of New Director of Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions...
LG Electronics has announced the appointment of its new Director of Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions, based at its head office in Brooklands, Surrey. Andy Reed joins LG from his role as Business Director at Dean and Wood, the national air conditioning and refrigeration wholesaler. He worked with Dean and Wood in the early nineties as Technical Sales Director before joining Danfoss as Sales Director, working his way up to...Read More
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Selectaglaze - A Quieter Learning Environment for the Pupils of Francis Holland...
Selectaglaze secondary glazing assisted in creating a warmer and more energy efficient building at the Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park, London. The Francis Holland School was founded in 1878 by the Reverend Canon Francis Holland, whose intention was to create a school in which girls could be educated. Situated opposite to the peaceful Regent’s Park, Francis Holland School is still an independent day school for girls with an...Read More
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Eaton Delivers Knowledge for your Business
Power management company Eaton has released full details of its extensive range of continuing professional development (CPD) seminars. Designed to suit a variety of professional backgrounds, the seminars provide easily transferable information which will help participants improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of electrical infrastructure in buildings. The seminars, covering topics ranging from lighting to security, are all accredited...Read More
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ABB Low Voltage - New Generation Automatic Transfer Switches used in Olympic...
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, supplied the first of its new generation Automatic Transfer Switches (ATSs) for the transformation of the Olympic Stadium. Continuity of power supply was essential in the transformation of the former Olympic Stadium in preparation for its future as a sport and concert venue. As the stadium at the centre of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the transformation is an...Read More
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TORMAX Delivers Easy Access to Station Shops
Passengers using the new concourse at Newcastle Central station now enjoy the benefits of a number of popular retail concessions. Welcoming customers, TORMAX worked in conjunction with North Eastern Glass to install full-glass automatic sliding doors to the entrances of both Paperchase and Boots UK. Driving the entrances to both shops, the TORMAX iMotion 2202 is one of the most technologically advanced bi-parting door...Read More
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TheisCraft Lighting Controls - Iconic Lord’s Media Centre Chooses TheisCraft...
We’ve successfully completed the lighting controls element of the multi-million pound refurbishment programme at The Lord’s Cricket Grandstand; now TheisCraft Lighting Controls is providing the lighting control system, modular wiring and blind control solution for The Lord’s Media Centre. Officially known as the J.P Morgan Media Centre the iconic Stirling prize-winning building is being updated as part of a £200 million refurbishment programme of...Read More
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Amberol - Government Plans a National Litter Strategy for England
The Government has announced plans to develop a nationwide strategy across England to deal with the issue of litter. The declaration was made as part of the Government’s response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s recent report on litter and fly-tipping in England. The move follows the implementation of schemes such as the Zero Waste campaign in Scotland, which takes a strategic approach maintaining...Read More
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Cembrit - Secret Fix Cembonit Cladding for Sustainable Homes
Cembonit cladding from Cembrit, the roofing and cladding specialist, has successfully created an attractive finish for 6 new multi-use units at a sustainable housing development in Hayes. Kingswood Place is a newly built housing development comprising 43 residential homes and three commercial units. Built to comply with Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the project began in 2013 and is now completed. The development...Read More
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Polyflor - Expona Flow is a Class Act at Reigate Grammar School
Beautiful wood effect vinyl flooring from Polyflor’s Expona Flow range was recently selected to refresh the look of a school hall at Reigate Grammar School in Surrey. 400m² of Expona Flow sheet vinyl flooring was installed by Brampton Flooring for the school hall refurbishment. The warm and inviting Blond Oak design, which authentically replicates the natural beauty of timber planks, was chosen to enhance the large, bright space of the hall...Read More
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