Schools

  • Foamglas meets the challenge

    By BSEE on May 2, 2012
    Curl la Tourelle Architects have specified Foamglas cellular glass insulation at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Junior School in London to meet the sustainable ethos of the architectural team. The new junior school replaces the existing building on a confined urban site on Linacre Road, Willesden in London and provides a modern educational facility which improves on the previous building in […]
  • Outstanding lesson in energy saving

    By BSEE on May 2, 2012
    An acclaimed Hertfordshire school, with the coveted ‘outstanding’ Ofsted status, is setting the standards in energy saving and is one of the first in the UK to install a high efficiency Dimplex air source heat pump. Sir John Lawes secondary school in Harpenden, as well as being a training school and specialist centre for science and media arts, also holds […]
  • Bespoke solution for Hull schools

    By BSEE on May 2, 2012
    Apex Wiring Solutions has won a contract to supply modular wiring systems for two new schools under construction in Kingston-Upon-Hull, Humberside. The contract will see them design, manufacture and supply the modular wiring system, featuring pre-wired distribution boards, fully pluggable lighting and small power throughout, for the Northern Academy and Andrew Marvell Business and Enterprise College (AMBEC). Both are part […]
  • A class act

    By BSEE on May 2, 2012
    Teaching young people the importance of using energy wisely is something that appeals to an increasing number of schools. Andrew Skelcey of Trend Controls examines the educational role that building energy management system (BEMS) monitoring software plays while at the same time reducing CO2 emissions and saving money Today’s schoolchildren are more energy aware than any previous generation and as […]
  • Fire protection: it’s an education

    By BSEE on January 9, 2012
    By Keith Minster, Sales Manager UK & Ireland for Morley-IAS by Honeywell Recent research has identified that more than 90% of the general public rarely think about how to get out of a building, whether or not they use it regularly.  In the event of a fire alarm, the most common response is ‘to follow the people around me’, with […]
  • Top marks for energy efficiency

    By BSEE on January 9, 2012
    By Mike Lamb, Managing Director of Warmafloor A good education is one of the cornerstones of contemporary society and, in order for children to attain their highest academic potential, it is imperative that the buildings in which they are educated provide the optimum environment for them to learn and grow. Children spend an average of 900 hours in school each […]
  • Maintaining safe and sanitary supplies

    By BSEE on November 20, 2009
    While infections caused by the legionella bacterium (Legionnaire’s disease) are relatively uncommon, vigilance against the organism has to be maintained because of the relative virulence (and lethality) of the condition, and the ease with which outbreaks could occur. There are several hundred cases of Legionnaire’s disease every year, with a  mortality rate of around 10-15% – this may be higher […]
  • Clear learning

    By BSEE on November 20, 2009
    THE Government guidance, BB 100: Design for fire safety in schools, issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families in England and Wales in 2007, reiterates the well-known fact that smoke inhalation is the biggest cause of fire deaths, and places much emphasis on controlling smoke spread and preventing it from entering escape routes, particularly through the use of […]
  • The art of building management

    By BSEE on November 20, 2009
    When The Glasgow School of Art decided to refurbish its world famous Mackintosh Building, it knew that the introduction of a competent and efficient building management system (BMS) would be vital to the facility’s ongoing success, both as a functional seat of education and a historic place of interest. The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art is an […]
  • The heat is on

    By BSEE on November 20, 2009
    New research from energy company npower has revealed that schools in Britain waste an average of £2,000 a year on energy bills, equating to an accumulative 400,000 tonnes of CO2 across the country. The problem is most marked in secondary schools, with those surveyed each wasting an average of £7,700 – or 10% of their annual energy bill. The figures […]