News that a UK space satellite can map the heat of objects on Earth, some as small as 3.5m across, has directly highlighted the need for greater energy efficiency in our existing building stock, says Kas Mohammed, Vice President, Digital Energy at Schneider Electric UK&I.
Fenestration is an important part of the building envelope and one that needs careful consideration to ensure that aesthetic appeal is carefully balanced with increasingly stringent performance requirements. Andrew Cooper, National Specification Manager from Senior Architectural Systems, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned manufacturers of aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall solutions, provides a checklist for compliance and how early engagement can help.
Many of the UK’s national and regional housebuilders are opting to specify Keylite Roof Windows (Keylite) as their preferred supplier, due to the market-leading and innovative product solutions that come as standard.
In 2019, the VORTICE Group purchased Casals, a world leader in commercial and industrial ventilation and now has the benefit of fans in stock in the UK, unlike many of its competitors. As part of its product development programme, the VORTICE Casals range of energy efficient electrically commuted (EC) motor products has been further expanded.
Steve Avery, New Equipment Technical Manager UK at Carrier, explores the trend for building tall in London and the role high-efficiency HVAC solutions play in reducing carbon emissions and supporting intelligent climate and energy solutions.
Burton-upon-Trent based VORTICE has supplied a commercial roof mounted MVHR unit to St Paul’s School in Barnes for a Gymnasium, on time and on budget, providing an effective solution that was managed by KPS Southern Ltd.
The road to net zero may be leading the construction industry in a new direction, but some processes, like the reliance on linear supply chains, can prove to be hard habits to break. Andrew Cooper, National Specification Manager from Senior Architectural Systems, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned aluminium fenestration solutions providers, discusses the theory behind supply chain circularity and how specifiers and manufacturers can put it into practice.
VORTICE has launched the latest in a family of single room heat recovery units, the Vort HRW Mono 60. Single room heat recovery works in the same way that a whole house heat recovery system would, by extracting damp and stale air to prevent condensation and mould. It also supplies fresh, filtered air, and can recover heat which is normally lost.
While urban agriculture is nothing new – with people having sought ways to grow more in less space and with less soil for centuries – it’s certainly offering a very attractive opportunity for those who are actively looking for new ways to incorporate sustainable living into their daily lives.