- Dimplex helps to minimise costsPublished: 02 December, 2013
One of the oldest schools in Newcastle upon Tyne is tackling carbon emissions with a combination of a solar thermal hot water system and a ground source heat pump from Dimplex.
- Kentec goes back to schoolPublished: 02 December, 2013
A new wireless fire alarm system installed at one of London’s leading co-educational independent day schools has Kentec fire control panels at its heart.
- BIM plays a pivotal role for West Yorkshire PolicePublished: 02 December, 2013
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is playing a pioneering role in the realisation by Interserve of three new facilities for West Yorkshire Police in Wakefield and Leeds.
- Riello burners prove idealPublished: 02 December, 2013
Riello has supplied 23 gas-fired modulating burners for use with Ideal Commercial boilers that have been installed to provide energy efficient space heating to the Headingley campus of Leeds Metropolitan University. The matched burners and boilers were specified due to their ability to provide energy efficient heating, thus enabling the University to qualify for funding based on subsequent reduction in energy use.
- Comfort Controls installs flexible BEMSPublished: 02 December, 2013
Comfort Controls Ltd has extended the system they installed at Basildon University Hospital over fifteen years ago, which needed to be adapted to provide integrated building control following extensive renovation work.
- SAV FlatStations improve comfortPublished: 30 October, 2013
SAV Systems has supplied 336 FlatStation heat interface units for use in district heating systems on the Handcroft Estate in Croydon, Surrey. The project, which included decentralisation and upgrading of boiler plant, has delivered significant energy savings for Croydon Council and reduced service charges for tenants in the future.
- Balfour Beatty awarded London commercial contractPublished: 30 October, 2013
Balfour Beatty has been awarded an £87 million St James’s Market contract which forms part of the overall commercial redevelopment for The Crown Estate and Oxford Properties.
- Plug and play connections ensure a perfect fitPublished: 30 October, 2013
Wieland Electric has supplied gesis GST and RST connectors to facilitate fast cabling of lighting at the new Library of Birmingham.
- Big Foot Systems has the right prescriptionPublished: 30 October, 2013
Big Foot Systems has supplied support solutions for rooftop plant at the new Cromer and District Hospital in Norfolk as part of a £14.9 million redevelopment project to replace the original hospital on Mill Road, which opened in 1932. Run by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the new dynamic two-storey building was built by main contractor Mansell Construction, designed by Purcell Miler Triton & Partners, with building services installed by M&E contractor Eyre Building Services Group.
- Priva technology controls seawater deliveryPublished: 30 October, 2013
A Compri HX building management system (BMS) from Priva Building Intelligence Ltd is being used for vital seawater delivery operations at a leading marine science aquarium in Scotland. The new control system oversees power valves fitted to the suction side of mono pumps in the facility’s plant room. The project is designed to ensure the integrity of seawater supply to the aquarium, where important scientific research takes place.
- CP bowls them over at Lancashire Cricket ClubPublished: 30 October, 2013
CP Electronics has supplied its Vitesse Modular marshalling boxes and a range of detectors to the newly refurbished Lancashire Cricket Club, situated at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. The multi million pound renovation project has transformed the historic venue into one of the country’s top premier sporting destinations.
- An intelligent solution for Spicers HousePublished: 27 September, 2013
KNX UK member Design Innovation’s ability to deliver seamless, fast integration of all building control systems using KNX has been underlined at Spicers House in Oxshott. Design Innovation’s service included the pre-assembly and programming of the installation off-site to the developer’s requirements, before delivering and commissioning a complete intelligent home.
- Wieland is on track at New Street StationPublished: 27 September, 2013
Wieland Electric has been a major contributor to the transformation of Birmingham New Street station by supplying its popular gesis 2, 5 & 6 pole pluggable installation system with integrated DALI to feed lighting around the new concourse.
- Delmatic provides a sophisticated solutionPublished: 27 September, 2013
Delmatic has provided a lighting controls system for the new MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), one of the most prestigious multidisciplinary laboratory and research centres in the world that has been designed to provide first class facilities to some of the world’s leading scientists.
- Control technology signals savingsPublished: 27 September, 2013
The UK’s busiest train station, Clapham Junction, is set to achieve significant energy savings with the introduction of an intelligent lighting control system.
- Gent’s FDA system makes the gradePublished: 27 September, 2013
An innovative fire detection and alarm (FDA) solution from Gent by Honeywell has been selected to protect the Goldington Academy in Bedford.
- CHP cuts carbon emissions for Caspian WharfPublished: 27 September, 2013
SAV Systems has supplied LoadTracker 15kWe/30kWth combined heat and power (CHP) units to several phases of the Caspian Wharf residential development in East London.
- JPG secures contract for primary school in LeedsPublished: 27 September, 2013
Civil and structural engineers, JPG has been appointed to consult on a new £6 million facility for Newlands Primary School in Morley Leeds.
- CP to the rescuePublished: 27 September, 2013
Microwave and PIR absence/presence detectors from CP Electronics have been chosen to control the lighting in Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Headquarters, in addition to six whole-time fire stations throughout the county. Installed as part of an invest-to-save energy efficiency programme, which also included the upgrade of most fittings to high-frequency T5 luminaires, CP’s products were the preferred choice as they offered a flexible and reliable lighting control system.
- Ridi provides illumination for John LewisPublished: 02 September, 2013
The new John Lewis site in Exeter has installed an LED luminaire arrangement from Ridi Lighting that features a combination of EDB-LED downlights and a U-Line continuous light system which creates an attractive, energy efficient and maintenance free solution.
- Sontay’s wireless sensors are a hit at FordPublished: 02 September, 2013
Ford is measuring the ambient relative humidity (RH) within its testing bays, at the Dunton Technical Centre in Dunton, Essex, with Sontay’s SonNet wireless sensor system.
- HygroMatik provides the perfect conditionsPublished: 02 September, 2013
A South London health and fitness centre has seen an influx of custom and is considering expansion since installing a HygroMatik steam humidifier to create perfect conditions for the latest fitness trend of Hot Yoga.
- Eden Project makes savings with intelligent building controlsPublished: 02 September, 2013
Three years on from the installation of intelligent BMS technology from Priva, the Eden Project in Cornwall can reveal a staggering reduction in its carbon footprint, matched by cost savings of £457,000 over the three year period.
- Rotherham Council plans roll-out of retrofit T5 lightingPublished: 02 September, 2013
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is building on the success of Save It Easy lighting upgrades at three of its schools. Using Salix funding, it is planning a rolling programme to extend the retrofit low energy lighting to potentially more than 50 schools in the Rotherham area.
- Driving the green agendaPublished: 02 September, 2013
A combined heat and power plant (CHP) managed by Dalkia is the efficient source of electricity behind powering the first road-going electric van at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.
- Riegens proves ideal for Holland Park SchoolPublished: 02 September, 2013
The breadth and versatility of Riegens Lighting’s product portfolio has proved ideal for meeting the diverse lighting requirements of the newly constructed Holland Park School in west London.
- KPMG gets a makeoverPublished: 02 September, 2013
Refurbishment of KPMG’s London North office in Watford, which is home to over 100 staff who work with some of the leading brands in the UK, has included the installation of a range of energy saving lighting solutions from Wila Lighting.
- Hager provides community flexibilityPublished: 02 September, 2013
Hager’s Tebis KNX bus system has provided a flexible lighting control solution for Dali addressable LED lighting in a large multi-purpose room at Futures Housing Group’s headquarters.
- Havells-Sylvania delivers harmonious lightingPublished: 02 September, 2013
The Royal Academy of Music Museum in London is known by students, teachers and music enthusiasts for holding some of Britain’s most prestigious historical musical instruments. During a recent refurbishment, the museum has undergone a substantial lighting-scheme upgrade with the aim to improve lighting efficiency and instrument display as well as addressing preventative conservation UV concerns.
- Powrmatic provides a lighter touchPublished: 30 July, 2013
Powrmatic has supplied eight Ultrasky glazed natural/smoke ventilators, each measuring 1748mm x 1406mm, to the Mega Bangna shopping centre in Bangkok, Thailand. The ventilators were manufactured to a bespoke design to meet the needs of the project at Powrmatic’s factory in Somerset.
- Accurate measurement for University of ManchesterPublished: 30 July, 2013
Academic institutions are busy places with complex estate requirements and the last thing they need is disruption to the smooth running of their plant. Manchester University Estates Department were faced with a problem. Three blocks had been newly built including a large lecture theatre and reading rooms but there was insufficient metering for the 250mm+ pipework. Each block included a separate boiler house with a gas meter on each. Shutting down each system and draining it each time was time consuming, making it costly to undertake any repairs.
- Sports giant turns to WEMSPublished: 30 July, 2013
Leading UK fitness club and retailer, DW Sports, is in the process of adopting wireless building energy management systems (BEMS) designed, installed and commissioned by WEMS International. Trials have been completed at three sites, with impressive average energy savings of over 17% and DW Sports are now embarking on a phased roll-out programme.
- Arktik is the cool choicePublished: 28 June, 2013
A recently established academy school in Bath has completed the construction of a new wing of classrooms to add a further 10 modern teaching spaces to its facilities. To achieve energy savings the school has opted for a RIDI system of Arktik-LED luminaires combined with absence/presence detection and daylight sensors.
- McDonald’s meet its sustainability targetsPublished: 28 June, 2013
McDonald’s has installed Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) from Trend Controls across 1,100 of its UK restaurants to reduce costs and help make it one of the world’s most sustainable quick service restaurant chains.
- Kentec protects the Mary Rose museumPublished: 28 June, 2013
Kentec fire control panels are at the heart of a fire system that’s designed to protect the stunning and unique £27m new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard where King Henry VIII’s flagship will be housed.
- Vulcathene receives first class honoursPublished: 28 June, 2013
Vulcathene chemical drainage pipework has been supplied for a number of laboratories in a research centre on Maindy Park Campus at Cardiff University.
- Aston University improves its environmental profilePublished: 28 June, 2013
Aston University in Birmingham has installed a number of products from Tamlite to help meet its demanding target to reduce CO2 emissions by 48% by 2020.
- Wieland’s Metalynx proves idealPublished: 28 June, 2013
Refurbishment of 1A Wimpole Street in Westminster has included the use of Wieland Electric’s Metalynx structured wiring system to connect small power and lighting and to distribute the control cabling for the lighting management system.
- Ecoflam chips in at Woodbury ParkPublished: 28 June, 2013
Ecoflam has supplied two BLU 700kW LPG burners as part of a refurbishment of the heating and hot water system at Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club, near Exeter in Devon.
- Total control produces energy savingsPublished: 28 June, 2013
A new Building Management System (BMS) from Distech Controls is making a major contribution towards improving indoor climate quality at a refurbished office block in Oslo. Provided by system integrator SD-Consult from Norway, the new control system is also helping to dramatically reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions for the building’s tenants.
- Cofely delivers total FMPublished: 28 June, 2013
Cofely, a GDF SUEZ company, has commenced delivery of a total facilities management solution for the new Liverpool Central Library and Archive. The contract, which is for a period of 25 years, follows a major restoration and construction project by Liverpool City Council and Amber Infrastructure. The project involved the restoration of the Grade II listed parts of the building, which date back to 1860, with partial demolition and reconstruction of areas behind the neo-classical facades. The new spaces provide a home for the Liverpool Record Office, increased archive capacity and a range of new facilities for library users.
- PermanexCCS provides biometric solutionPublished: 28 June, 2013
With four totally new police custody and firearms training facilities being concurrently built in Avon and Somerset, the PermanexCCS Group has been awarded a prestigious contract by main contractor Miller Construction to provide its ready packaged biometric access control solution that’s based around finger print recognition.
- Concord is a picture of successPublished: 28 June, 2013
As part of the launch of its new brand identity, ITV plc has recently refurbished and upgraded the reception area of its Central London headquarters and studios. The new design and layout reflects the colourful new ITV brand identity, with a new LED lighting scheme, featuring Concord’s award-winning Beacon luminaires, adding style, performance and energy efficiency to the area.
- CP’s controls reduce running costsPublished: 28 June, 2013
Vitesse Plus and Vitesse Modular lighting control systems from CP Electronics have been installed to great effect in the impressive new offices of West Dorset District Council.
- Kerry Group increases savingsPublished: 28 June, 2013
Kerry Group, a world leader in the food and beverage industry has achieved huge energy and carbon reductions thanks to a new approach to control and monitoring based on Resource Data Management (RDM) systems.
- KGN excel with MOD project winPublished: 28 May, 2013
KGN Pillinger is currently involved in an extensive MOD fire main upgrade project which will see the manufacture, supply and delivery of two bespoke fire booster units and a kiosk for an un-disclosed MOD location. The fire booster sets each incorporate one electric and one diesel pump on a common skid, along with a jockey pump and full controls.
- Bluewater shops at Helvar for new control systemPublished: 28 May, 2013
Bluewater is one of Europe’s largest shopping and leisure centres and in the UK it became the blueprint for successful retail destinations following its opening in 1999. The site boasts a huge variety of entertainment and shops from family play areas to the world’s leading fashion houses. However, one area that needed a revamp was the Wintergarden which houses the food court. London-based Lighting Design International (LDI) was called in to see how it could help and deployed a Helvar lighting control system to bring new life to the old site.
- Dedicated centre takes the present into the pastPublished: 28 May, 2013
Manchester is celebrating the history and contribution of Irish communities with the opening of a new Irish World Heritage Centre in Queens Road, Cheetham Hill. The Centre tells the story of many Irish emigrants now scattered all over the globe, including 22 US Presidents.
- Concord illuminates Titanic BelfastPublished: 28 May, 2013
Concord has supplied over 400 of its Torus spotlights and Myriad V downlights to the Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, which portrays the story of history’s most famous liner. The lighting scheme, designed by Sutton Vane Associates, makes theatrical use of light and shade to deliver a first class visitor experience.
- Megaman achieves major cost savingsPublished: 05 December, 2012
New PLATEIA Luminaires from Megaman UK have played a vital role improving the visual environment of Birmingham Women’s Hospital, whilst achieving significant savings on energy and maintenance.
Birmingham Women’s Hospital, based in Edgbaston, is one of only two specialist Trusts in the UK which cares for women and their families. Following a Trust survey it was identified that the existing overall visual environment was poor and that the lighting was part of the problem. A new lighting scheme had to fit in with the Trust’s strict guidelines to reduce carbon, whilst providing a good lighting scheme that would enhance both patient and staff environments.