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Eaton Electric - Nissan & Eaton make Home Energy Storage Reliable & Affordable...
Automotive leader Nissan and power management leader Eaton, have joined forces to unveil a new residential energy storage unit - designed to be the most affordable in the market today. Available to pre-order from September 2016, the ‘xStorage’ solution will give consumers the power to control how and when they use energy in their own homes. Connected to residential power supply or renewable energy sources such as solar panels, the...Read More
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Hager Inspires Amendment 3 Design for 17,000 Barratt Developments
Barratt Developments plc has been working proactively alongside leading electrical manufacturer Hager to ensure the recent wiring regulation changes would have minimum impact on its construction process while maintaining high quality interior design. As a result, it has specified Hager’s Design 30 consumer unit into 17,000 new homes for 2016. On 1st January 2016, changes brought in by Amendment 3 to the wiring...Read More
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Pentair - Seminar from Pentair Thermal Building Solutions has been Awarded...
The latest Raychem seminar from Pentair Thermal Building solutions: ‘Engineering Sustainable DHWS in modern building design’ has been awarded CIBSE accreditation and added to its list of CPD qualifying seminars. The seminar offers comprehensive information about the history of DHWS, its technology and what is driving it. It also discusses how the code has evolved, what is required by modern designs and gives case study...Read More
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HITEC Power Protection - Garrett Forde is the New CEO
HITEC Power Protection, the global leader in dynamic continuous power solutions, has appointed Garrett Forde as its new CEO. Garrett has a broad range of experience in technology companies, gained in the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom and United States. He has fulfilled commercial, technical and managerial roles at Philips, Panalytical, Axisto Consultants and Intelligent Energy. Speaking of his appointment, Garrett said...Read More
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Broadcrown - JCB Power Products Accelerates Growth in Power Market
JCB Power Products continues to expand its extensive range of power generation solutions, following the acquisition of the business and assets of Broadcrown, a major UK manufacturer of diesel generators. Based just 12 miles from JCB's World Headquarters in Staffordshire, the new business perfectly complements JCB Power Products' range of generators to help increase JCB's penetration of the generator market, its global manufacturing...Read More
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Panasonic VRF Selected for High Profile Soapworks Development
When looking for a suitable air conditioning system for the sustainable and low carbon regeneration of Soapworks in Manchester, the developers selected a Panasonic VRF system. The site, owned by global asset management company The Carlyle Group and joint venture partners Nikal and Abstract Securities Ltd, is of significant historical importance, so any installation had to be sensitively and sympathetically handled...Read More
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The Generator Company - Powerhire - Temporary Generator for Intensive Care...
Powerhire were contacted for the supply of temporary generators to support the intensive care ward of the largest teaching hospital in the East Midlands. As part of their planned maintenance programme the Hospital’s substation was to undergo a distribution panel and mains upgrade and therefore the provision of temporary generators running unlimited was required to replace the mains feed for these major works to be undertaken. This hospital...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - 33 Glasshouse Street Refurbishment Features Under Floor...
AET Flexible Space, leading provider of underfloor air conditioning is currently delivering equipment to 33 Glasshouse Street, London after receiving the order from Emico early this year. The building features a Grade II Listed façade and is located in a prominent position looking over Regent Street and the Soho area of the West End. The unusually shaped building has a total area of around 52,000 sq. ft. and is currently undergoing full...Read More
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Daikin UK Paints the Town Blue
A host of benefits and a fresh new look to the Daikin UK D1 partnership programme were recently launched at the D1 Partner conference in London. Attended by over 500 installers, the event provided an overview of the latest developments from Daikin, plus market insights and the chance to network. The conference, which took place on Tuesday 17th May at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster, included several...Read More
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Unitrunk is Top of the Class for Exeter £20m Student Accommodation Scheme
Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, has helped mechanical and electrical contractor, Legsun to save time on an installation at a new, £20M student accommodation scheme in Exeter thanks to its RIS (Rapid Installation Systems) channel, basket and tray. The five storey student accommodation scheme will accommodate 203 student bedrooms and comprises a range of studio apartments, laundry room, common room and offices...Read More
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Apollo Fire Detectors Appoints Global Finance Director
Apollo Fire Detectors has appointed Pete Browitt to the post of Global Finance Director, reporting directly to Apollo’s Managing Director EMEA, Steve Brown. Announcing the new appointment, Steve, said: "We are delighted to welcome Pete to the management team. Pete’s wealth of finance expertise - coupled with a proven track record in project management - make him a valued new Apollo staff member. I’m confident his considerable...Read More
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Breathing Buildings Celebrates 10 years of Changing the World
As Breathing Buildings celebrate their 10th anniversary, when better to pause, grab a brew and take stock of what’s happened! What have we done, who have we helped, and what’s next? We’ve emerged from a Cambridge University research project to a team of Chartered Engineers, PhDs and dedicated individuals passionate about tackling the energy, ventilation and heating challenges of our built environment. We have filed patents which...Read More
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Premier Tech Aqua Continues to Lead the Way in Product Innovation
Industry leader in water and wastewater treatment - Premier Tech Aqua - is continuing to lead the way in product innovation with the launch of its new integrated pumped version of the Conder ASP HDPE Sewage Treatment Plant, the first of its HDPE range of products to include this additional feature. As the company’s long reigning flagship product, the Conder ASP Sewage Treatment Plant was launched in HDPE material in the summer...Read More
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Simply Shutters Proudly Sponsors Speedway Rider Connor King
For those that don’t know, Speedway is a motorcycle sport that usually consists of a team of around four riders and takes place on an oval shaped dirt track. On a race day (meeting) two teams from a league go up against each other and take part in a number of heats/laps. Each rider rides a bike that has no brakes and a single fixed gear and can reach speeds of 80mph accelerating from 0-60mph in approximately 3 seconds...Read More
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