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Wates strengthens its foothold in London

Wates Living Space has been awarded a contract with Peabody Housing Association to deliver responsive repairs and specialist works for over 13,000 homes, The three-year deal, which comes with an option to extend by a year, will see Wates Living Space ...

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Cooling air

Paul Langford, Engineering Director, Colt International expounds on the benefits of evaporative cooling Evaporative cooling is an exceptionally efficient and cost-effective means of cooling industrial buildings, production facilities, warehouses and data centres. It is highly effective in all weather conditions ...

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Global study finds technology is creating diverse workforces, but resistance to AI is high

According to a new global study conducted by multinational technology company, Lenovo, smart technology has transformed the workplace, with half (49 per cent) of UK people strongly believing technology is already helping to create more diverse work environments that are ...

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Sketch appoints new MD

Sketch, the workplace furniture specialist within the Fourfront group has appointed Susan Hann to the role of Managing Director. Hann brings with her over 25 years of leadership and experience in the commercial furniture sector, having worked with end-user clients ...

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Metro Rod welcomes the acquisition of Willow Pumps

Commercial drainage business, Metro Rod, has welcomed the acquisition of Willow Pumps by its parent company, Franchise Brands plc. Founded in 1992, Willow Pumps is a leading water pump supply, installation and servicing business with a below-ground (foul water) and above-ground ...

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Saving money, water & CO2 emissions, by restoring and cleaning-up your heating or cooling water systems doesn’t have to be expensive nor intrusive

In a society now where there is now more need than ever to address climate change, water use and sustainability-focus is now being placed on both habits, policies and legislation within organisations to ensure we all play our part. It ...

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Reduce and reuse: New home for abandoned luggage

UKWSL, OCS Group UK Limited and Birmingham Airport are working in partnership to “Reduce” and “Reuse” waste materials. As part of their on-going commitment they have recently entered into a partnership with Newlife, a charity for disabled children. The partnership ...

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Mitie’s CO2 reduction rating certified gold

Mitie has been awarded Gold Certification by Masternaut in recognition of the company’s success in reducing carbon emissions of its fleet. Mitie has cut CO2 by 770 tonnes – the equivalent to planting almost 800 trees across its whole fleet ...

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Dyson unveils its fastest most energy efficient hand dryer

Dyson has launched the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer, the fastest most energy efficient HEPA-filtered hand dryer (1). With a completely unique design and cutting-edge technology, the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer enables people to dry their hands quickly and ...

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Two fundamental incentives for using modular UPSs in data centres

As data centres strive for higher availability, they deploy redundancy at all infrastructure levels, from entire installations down to devices within them. Here, Alex Emms, Operations Director at Kohler Uninterruptible Power (KUP), introduces this ubiquitous technique. He then explains how ...

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