2018 August

EMEX

MBS is partnering with EMEX 2018, the energy management exhibition which takes place at London’s ExCel on 21st and 22nd November this year. EMEX is the UK’s must-attend energy event for everyone wanting to increase their organisation’s energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Collaborative approach

01 August, 2018

“In our features this month, the themes of integration and a collaborative approach are high on the agenda.

Construction Sector Deal, Greg Clark MP, BESA, Rob Driscoll, ECA, SEC Group, Rudi Klein, Grenfell, Carillion, Alexi Ozioro, BESA

The Construction Sector Deal holds out promises of greater investment and more training for experienced operatives as well as new apprentices. But a lot is expected of the industry in terms of increased productivity and high quality outputs. Read for full details. 

declaration, Zero carbon buildings, LETI

The London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) has developed the LETI Declaration and is calling on industry leader to pledge to use the Declaration over the next 12 months.

It’s time to re-subscribe to ensure you keep getting your copy of MBS magazine each month. And people who sign up between 1st August and 31st October will be entered into our prize draw.

HPA, BEIS, Heat Pump Association, CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, seasonal performance factor

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed the latest emission conversion factor figures released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

circular economy

At a joint BSRIA and ECA event, Ant Wilson MBE, director of Aecom, called on construction to consider its important role in building a circular economy.

ombudsman, All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment, APPGEBE

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment (APPGEBE) has produced a report which recommends the appointment of an ombudsman to oversee the rights of buyers of new homes.

Government has changed rules on Apprenticeship Levy funding so that large firms who pay the Levy will be able to transfer up to 10% of their funds annually to multiple supply chain partners.

Vodafone, Dell EMC, Utilitywise

Vodafone and Dell EMC have joined with energy and utility management specialist Utilitywise to develop a new Internet of Things (IoT) energy and building management platform. The value of shares in Utilitywise rose at the time of the announcement.

GDL

It’s a brise for GDL

01 August, 2018

GDL has recently completed the design, manufacture and installation of its Intelishade ISEF-200 fixed horizontal blade elliptical solar shading system, on behalf of Henry Boot Construction, a prestigious, Grade I listed historic hotel with spa on the outskirts of Harrogate. The new spa features a landscaped roof top garden, an infinity swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, thermal and treatment rooms as well as glass fronted saunas and outdoor hot tub to enjoy the Yorkshire countryside.

Gilberts, Quora

One of the issues facing developer Quora (Lewes) with its 3,600 m2, three-storey, mixed use development in the heart of Lewes’ historic town centre was to balance airflow for the large amount of plant needed for the project’s building services alongside aesthetics.

Grundfos

Grundfos scores in Russia

01 August, 2018

The World Cup is one of the most-watched sporting tournaments in the world that attracts an audience of over 3 billion people globally. With its roots back in 1930, this the 21st competition, is the first time that Russia has hosted the championship. Incorporating 11 cities that are spread across 1,800 miles and 12 football venues - many of which were purpose built – they together offer the capacity for 581,118 fans to watch the action first-hand.

Panasonic

Belfast-based Aircon Sales and Service has installed a combination of Panasonic GHP VRF 3-pipe, 2-pipe and Split Hi Wall type units to heat and cool the 130,000 sq ft, three storey property at the Concentrix Call Centre in Belfast.

Hamworthy, St Paul's

St Paul’s Cathedral is a Grade 1 listed building, so its structure is subject to strict regulations. The cathedral’s failing boilers meant a refurbishment project would have to take those restrictions into account. Hamworthy provided a modular boiler system and two high performance calorifiers. The cathedral has reduced its gas consumption by close to 40% compared to using the old boilers before the refurbishment.

Rinnai, Peckforton Castle, HDC1500i

Rinnai king of the castle

01 August, 2018

Rinnai has completed an installation at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, replacing the old direct fired stored hot water system. Two HDC 1500i units were linked to solar panels as the main hot water heating source by contractor A P Mitchell.

Pump House

Pump House provides access

01 August, 2018

Pump House has provided an external rooftop access ramp for a proposed route out of a building down onto the flat roof.

Jon Belfield, BCIA

Jon Belfield, President of the Building Controls Industry Association explores how connected buildings can help to achieve a substantial reduction in carbon emissions and why innovative methods increase energy efficiency while also reducing running costs.

Gary Perry, Altecnic

As housebuilders increasingly look to include ‘smart’ homes in their developments, as well as heating technology such as HIUs, Gary Perry explains why seamless integration is vital to optimise energy efficiencies.

Paul Foulkes, KNX UK, Wage UK

Collaboration is key

01 August, 2018

Managing multiple buildings with controls can only be achieved by using the correct hardware, an effective protocol and a collaborative design approach, argues Paul Foulkes.

John Barker, Humidity Solutions

Humidity’s hidden impact

01 August, 2018

When specifying ‘air conditioning’ it’s important to consider all aspects of thermal comfort, including humidity control. Yet this important factor is often overlooked. John Barker explains its importance.

Zehnder Group UK, Nigel Coston

A RADIANT SOLUTION

01 August, 2018

Nigel Coston explains why radiant panels provide the ideal conditioning solution in the challenging healthcare environment.

Mark Grayston, VRF, Hybrid VRF System, HVRF, Mitsubishi Electric

Cooling with less carbon

01 August, 2018

With the country still enjoying the best of a glorious British summer, Mark Grayston explains a whole new approach to energy efficient ways of cooling staff, guests and customers inside their buildings.

data centre, Transtherm, Stulz UK, Mark Vojkovic, Tim Bound

Cool partners

01 August, 2018

How smart design and collaboration met tight deadlines at Europe’s largest data centre to deliver energy-efficient cooling solutions.

Cambridge University, Gemco Intelligent Buildings Group, Trend, Steve Browning

Located on the River Great Ouse in Ely, the new Cambridge University Boathouse is a state-of-the-art facility that acts as a centre of excellence for rowing. It aims to use energy as efficiently as possible and maintain perfect comfort conditions for occupants and users.

REL Building Services, LED lighting, Toby Buckley, leisure centres, swimming pools, gyms

Shaping up

01 August, 2018

With investment in leisure centres growing, M&E contractors must shape up to take on the challenges presented by increasingly complex facilities. Toby Buckley shares his insights from the M&E contractor’s point of view.

Green Modular, modular, Craig Riley, classroom, education

Modular learning

01 August, 2018

Craig Riley explains why modular buildings are a popular solution for today’s education market, and how the prefabricated buildings provide usable, sustainable classrooms.

church, Steven Evans, church building, Church of England, Potterton Commercial

HOLY HEAT

01 August, 2018

Specifiers face a series of unique challenges when it comes to upgrading heating systems in historic buildings such as churches. Steven Evans highlights what needs to be considered to ensure projects go smoothly.

Amazon Filters

Amazon Filters is a leading manufacturer of permanent side stream filtration systems for initial clean-up and ongoing maintenance of closed loop water supplies to large buildings, and sectors such as airports, rail infrastructure, and sporting or entertainment arena.

Rinnai

Kestrel Mechanical Services of Sevenoaks has completed a refit of hot water heating systems at a care home in the South East of England. Rinnai HDC 1500i on natural gas were installed, including the scale inhibitor system.




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Part 1: Office of the future

Alan Jamieson of Peldon Rose discusses the changes and trends of building services within offices and the focus of wellbeing. 

Alastair Martin: The energy market right now

Chief Strategy Officer at Flexitricity expresses the current state of the energy market and the need for flexibility. 

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