Jaga works with architects in over 60 different countries, which is why here at Jaga UK, we always take a keen interest in how our solutions are being used elsewhere. Trench heating is a popular solution for modern, sustainable buildings, so we thought it would be interesting to share how the extended Jaga family has been implementing these products outside of the UK. *Building: *Platinum Tower, Beirut, Lebanon (see above) *Challenges: *Installing trench heating[sitetree_link id=177] solutions at the tallest building in Lebanon’s capital city is quite a project to boast about for the Jaga team. The residential apartments rise high above one of the city’s most affluent areas, so having perfectly regulated... Read More
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*Here’s the church, here’s the steeple, open the gates, lovely warm people* When constructing any new building, the best-practice for heating it tends to be decided in the design process. However, when a structure has been in place for hundreds of years such as churches, standard heating systems and procedures have to be reconsidered. *Challenges* In particular, churches present unique heating and ventilating challenges: how can you provide comfortable temperatures to a congregation while conserving the historic aesthetics and building materials that make them a staple of Britain’s architectural heritage? Throw environmental factors and ever-rising heating costs into the mix and the mind starts to boggle. While modern churches are often designed to double... Read More
Recently, Professor Chris Goodier from Loughborough University’s Department of Civil and Building Engineering, went public voicing his concerns surrounding the Green Deal and its potential for the over-heating of homes. The idea behind the Green Deal is simple; our government has made commitments to cutting CO2 emissions by 34 per cent of 1990 levels by 2020, and one of the ways to do this is to get more properties properly insulated as they, in turn, will not require as much energy to heat. However, Professor Goodier has gained widespread attention for his very valid points on the potential for over-heating in homes insulated under this scheme. With the recent ‘heat wave’... Read More