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EVDS - KidZania - Westfield Shopping Centre London
The concept of KidZania is to bring a small world designed totally around children to fulfilment. With the idea being originally from Mexico, KidZania has opened its doors to these small worlds in major cities globally. When they decided to construct their new development in the Westfield Shopping Centre, free space was extremely limited. However, it was decided that an area could be available above an existing supermarket...Read More
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SSQ Slate - Del Carmen Ultra Earns its Stripes
With over 30 years’ experience in the slate roofing industry, SSQ has been selected to provide 185,000 of its Del Carmen, Ultra grade, slates to the Royal Military Academy in Surrey. Fixed directly to the battens with 38mm x 3.35mm copper nails, in order to deliver a sleek, uniform look that would blend in well with the prestigious aesthetic of the building, SSQ’s Del Carmen Ultra slates span twelve roofs at the military academy based...Read More
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Danfoss - Hybridization – The Science of Perfectly Balancing Power Supply...
Improving performance by making better use of energy and having access to power exactly when you need it is possible using hybrid solutions that incorporate energy storage. The concept of hybridization is very quickly gathering pace in all spheres of industry. It is an integral part of the energy conservation discussion and a core focus of Danfoss Drives. Hybrid cars are all the rage these days. But you might be surprised to learn...Read More
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Viessmann - Goodwood Estate Powers into the Future with Viessmann Pyrot...
Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, home to the world-famous annual Festival of Speed, has constructed a new energy centre and district heating network as a step towards self-sufficiently meeting its energy requirements from renewable sources. At the heart of the new centre is a high-tech Viessmann Pyrot biomass boiler which will be fuelled by wood from the 11,500-acre estate. Goodwood House and Estate have been home to the Earl...Read More
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Grundfos Deliver Savings you can Bank On
A large bank in Denmark wanted to find ways to cut its annual energy use. This bank offers its 200,000 shareholders a range of financial services via their nearly 4,000 employees. Head quartered in Silkeborg, like many businesses, this financial institution wanted to look at the potential that investing in improved technical solutions that would optimise energy consumption could offer them in terms of energy and CO2 savings...Read More
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Bells Control Equipment Continue the Land Securities Legacy
Bells Control Equipment Group have successfully delivered and handed over another Land Securities turnkey generator solution. The new building, which will become the new Headquarter office building for Deloitte, is the latest Land Securities development that Bells has installed in the last 3-4 years following on from Park House, 62 Buckingham Gate, 123 Victoria, Eastbourne Terrace, 30 Old Bailey and 60 Ludgate Hill. Bells had been contracted...Read More
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Breathing Buildings Sponsors Cambridge University Engineers Evening
Breathing Buildings was pleased to sponsor the annual presentation evening on 27 Jan 2017 for the Girton engineers. Three undergraduates in their final year at Cambridge University presented their project work in order to stimulate debate and show other undergraduates earlier in their tenure at college the wide range of topics which they can tackle in due course. One of the talks of the evening was given by Kane Hunter on the subject...Read More
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Power Capacitors - The Benefits of Installing Power Factor Correction
The benefits of Power Factor Correction are often misunderstood, and positively impact much more than just the monthly electricity bill. Financial Savings - Savings on business costs will go straight on to the bottom line and it’s common to find financial directors and site managers charged with shaving a significant percentage off costs. Cutting the monthly electricity bill by a few thousand pounds a year should be a good start...Read More
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Apollo Launches New Enhanced Website
Apollo Fire Detectors has launched a new, enhanced website with state-of-the-art photography and design to visualise the latest in Apollo fire detection technology. The website highlights applications where Apollo products are installed and showcases new case studies. The main features of the new resource are extensive, including live-update product information and vastly improved search functionality. In addition, the new website...Read More
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Vertiv - Webcast - Examining the Changes in Critical Cooling Infrastructure
Many IT professionals are relying on small spaces for their ever increasing business critical applications, such as branch office operations, telecom and edge computing. Cooling infrastructures for these spaces must deliver high levels of protection, efficiency, capacity and flexibility. However, these critical cooling infrastructures are constantly evolving. Join us as we discuss the changing landscape of the industry and how...Read More
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Gent by Honeywell - Life Safety Technology Keeps The O2 Arena Development...
The O2 Arena in London has recently been complemented by a state-of-the-art development that includes a hotel complex with conference centre facilities and the largest pillar free ballroom in Europe, as well as a number of prestige apartments. To keep residents, guests and other visitors safe, life safety technology from Gent by Honeywell has been specified throughout. Looking at it today, it is difficult to appreciate that London’s...Read More
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VEKA - Two New Directors Welcomed at The VEKA UK Group
As an industry-leading PVC-U systems supplier, The VEKA UK Group has always been proud to employ the best technical and business minds. The Burnley-based company is now delighted to introduce two new members of the team; Dawn Stockell, Marketing Director and Neil Evans, Sales Director. New to the fenestration industry, Dawn comes from the electronics sector bringing a wealth of experience in product & proposition management...Read More
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Knauf - Early Specification Provides Time Savings with Knauf AQUAPANEL® Exterior
Early specification of Knauf AQUAPANEL® Exterior at the design stage of a 60-bed care home in Winnersh has provided both speed and cost savings for specialist care home developers Castleoak Group. By utilising the lightweight performance of the Knauf AQUAPANEL® Exterior panels, compared to brick and block construction, designers were able to reduce the size and weight requirements of the foundations. Castleoak...Read More
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Levolux Measures up in Missisauga
Residents of The City of Mississauga, near Toronto in Canada, were pleased when the Meadowvale Community Centre and Library re-opened in 2016, featuring a bright new solar shading solution from Levolux. Originally opened in 1982, the community centre required a comprehensive overhaul, including both functional and aesthetic improvements. Costing $37 million and designed by architects from Perkins+Will Canada...Read More
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