Modern technology comes to the Royal Mile
The 4-acre Holyrood site incorporates buildings to house the Scottish Parliament debating chamber, committee rooms and office accommodation for 105 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) and staff, as well as media suites, visitor information facilities, ancillary staff buildings and catering facilities. The Building User Brief for Holyrood stipulated that, wherever possible, the new building should feature the integration of energy-efficient and environmentally conscious design ...
Polish housing society breaks with tradition
THE POJEZIERZE REGION, POLAND: Polish households spend about 12% of their budgets on energy, compared with an average of 4% in the European Union. The over consumption can be attributed to a combination of thermally inefficient buildings and high distribution losses found in Poland. It is estimated that distribution energy losses in some systems amount to 45% compared with a typical figure of 10% in a well-maintained system. Consequently, there is considerable demand for replacement and ...
SQFlex guarantees independence in Auroville, India
In the late 60’s a group of people dreamed of creating a place “that no nation can claim as its sole property, a place where all human beings of good will, sincere in their aspirations can live freely as citizens of the world.” In the early 70’s a dozen pioneers realised this Utopian dream and created Auroville Universal Township in the South Indian State of Tamil Nadu, which currently counts a population of 1800 representing more than 30 nationalities.
The sensible solution
Situated in the Gerland-District Technopole in the southern part of Lyon, an area that is oriented towards high technology industries, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon) is one of the topscientific “ Grandes Ecoles “ in France.
Wales Street Primary School uses harvested water to rejuvenate school grounds
Wales Street Primary School, in the inner Melbourne suburb of Thornbury about 7km from Melbourne’s CBD, had a well-grassed oval, and decided to install an underground irrigation system to keep the ground in shape. However, after the system had been installed, the drought arrived and they were unable to use it. Water restrictions meant they couldn’t use mains water, and the oval grass died. Despite several attempts to re-seed it, it developed into a summer dust bowl.
Water saving innovation just what your customers are seeking
Plumbers and plumbing service providers know that millions of homes around Australia feature hot water reticulation systems that waste thousands of litres of water annually – because of the design of their hot water systems.