Gilberts for aesthetic refurbishment? Capital!

Part of a 1970s office building is being taken into the 21st century with a sustainable alteration to its ventilation strategy. Facilities management expert Apleona HSG, on behalf of Royal Sun Alliance (RSA), is executing a phased refurbishment of three floors of the 11 storey block.  An integral element of the upgrade is updating the core systems to optimise energy…

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Zip launches product to help architects and specifiers ditch plastic bottle drinking water systems

The latest product from Zip Water UK may mean architects and specifiers never again have to specify a commercial drinking water system that uses plastic water bottles. The company behind the infamous HydroTap has developed Zip HydroChill, a high-capacity filtered, chilled drinking water range which completely removes the need for unsustainable plastic bottles. Designed for offices and hospitality areas, the…

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The world of refrigeration is changing…

In addition to energy savings, reduced costs and reliability, customers are now looking for environmentally friendly solutions. Panasonic UK has selected specialist and experienced refrigeration company ‘Green Cooling’ to become one of its launch UK distributors to bring its range of natural CO2 condensing refrigeration units to the UK market. The range has been specifically developed for small to medium…

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Three teams do the double at 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards

Three organisations were double-winners at this year’s CIBSE Building Performance Awards, with the results announced on 6 February at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Organised by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, the awards focus on the delivered actual performance outcomes achieved by buildings and projects and not on design stage promises. The University of Oxford won the coveted…

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Build up energy savings by optimising your facility

Throughout 2017 it was difficult to ignore the rising energy costs experienced across the UK, especially due to increasing emphasis on transitioning to a sustainable, green energy future. The effects of this are felt most by commercial high-energy users, particularly those operating a wide range of electrical equipment for extended periods. These businesses in particular require significant energy consumption and…

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ICEE partners with Rapid creating ‘one-stop-shop’ for faster installs of electric vehicle (EV) charging systems

A complete ‘one-stop-shop’ or fully integrated service for the implementation of high quality electric vehicle (EV) charging systems has been formed between installation contractor ICEE Managed Services and a leading distributor of Schneider Electric premium brand EV charging and related equipment, Rapid . Spanning the entire planning, procurement and delivery process, the service includes advice on equipment selection and subsequent supply, installation, commissioning and lifetime maintenance…

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Five Tips: Cutting Energy Spend, Efficiently

By Joan Vidal, Energy Solutions Development Leader at Honeywell Building Solutions When it comes to improving your building’s efficiency, knowing where to start and how to maintain a successful, long-term programme can prove challenging given the array of systems and processes that impact energy use. Robust energy management is about striking a balance between business needs and operational effectiveness. This…

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Reducing your carbon footprint in the FM sector

FM companies are introducing new initiatives to help manage client premises more sustainably, explains George Parish, HSEQ Director, at Grosvenor Services Like many industries, the FM sector is striving to make more efficient use of resources and reduce waste. There are a growing number of initiatives that are being adopted by FM service providers to reduce their carbon footprint, while…

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