Margot Krasojevic Architects’ Harmonic Turbine Tidal Hotel harnesses tidal energy to generate electricity. The idea was to redefine the hotel typology by embracing renewable energy to create a sustainable environment. This is the last of three tidal projects using the project brief to further underline the importance of interdisciplinary dialogue between architecture, engineering, renewable energy and industrial design.

The September deadline for the ErP Directive for Warm Air Heaters 2018 (Lot 21), is fast approaching. New legislation has changed the way that the seasonal efficiency of heating equipment is calculated. Danny Packham, European Product Manager – Warm Air and radiant, from Nortek Global HVAC, outlines the key points.

While it’s not unusual to see new regulations bring in new requirements, the 18th Edition will constitute one of the biggest shake-ups to the UK Wiring Regulations to date – with energy efficiency introduced for the very first time.

There’s much to admire about our Scandinavian neighbours; whether it be the outstanding architecture of Stockholm, the minimalistic qualities of the region’s sought-after interior designs or, as suggested by the most recent Carlsberg advertisement, their love of natural environments. Steadily pushing the boundaries of interdisciplinary design, Scandinavia sets a precedence for architecture and design, and Oslo-based practice, Snøhetta, is indeed no exception.

Ideal Heat Solutions is pleased to announce that BoilerMag magnetic boiler filters will be fitted as standard to its temporary 500kW boilers. As leaders in temporary and emergency boiler hire across a variety of industries, Ideal Heat Solutions recognises the importance of protecting heating systems from black sludge (aka magnetite) and improving the efficiency of equipment.

In October 2009, the European Commission (EC) published a framework Directive for energy-related products, thereby extending the scope of application to products that use, generate, transfer and measure energy. This includes products under the previous scope (e.g. electrical appliances) as well as other products such as windows and insulation.

When Mel Morris brought into Derby County Football Club in May 2014 he not only brought into the club but into the loyal fan base too. Being a lifelong Rams supporter himself he was conscious of the important contribution that fans provide to a football club.

Launched in 2017, the Newton Membrane Recycling Service is the first recycling scheme of its kind in the UK waterproofing industry. Now, with the release of Newton Waterproofing Systems’ first annual recycling report it is also possible to get an insight into quite how much HDPE plastic was sent for recycling in 2017 instead of landfill, and how Newton saved enough energy to make 519,690 mugs of tea…

The Jacobean House in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire is a stunning seventeenth century Grade II* Listed building. Above the main entrance, to this day, is a panel with the following inscription:

Andy Swift, National Sales Manager for foam tapes supplier ISO-CHEMIE, says that with the latest technologies, the entire window installation – and not just the frame – can be energy rated effectively. Here, he explains further.

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