The United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held in Paris, France, from November 30th to December 11th, 2015. Here, governments from more than 190 nations will gather to discuss a possible new, legally binding agreement on climate change – and it is an event that everyone involved in the buildings services industry should be keeping a close eye on. The significance of this occasion should not be overlooked, and whatever the outcome, architects, contractors and all building services businesses must continue to promote energy conscious living on a grand scale: in how buildings generate and use energy, and what products they use to distribute it. It is encouraging to see... Read More
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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
It’s a race against time for Local Authorities to claim their share of a £25 million Central Heating Fund announced by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) this March. Applications are being accepted until June 5th 2015, so time really is of the essence. Why the emphasis on urgency? Because the benefits of acting will legitimately help those most under threat from fuel poverty – an issue we cannot allow to continue in our modern society. The DECC estimate that the programme will help to fund the installation of complete, energy-efficient central heating systems in 8,000 fuel poor homes. The scheme is targeted at homes in England that are... Read More
Trench Heaters in Large Spaces When choosing a climate control system for smaller spaces such as individual offices, meeting rooms, hotel rooms and shops, you are accommodating the needs of a manageable number of people. But what about in large spaces where foot traffic is at its highest? A shopping centre, a university, a museum or gallery, or a hotel or office lobby – the problem with expansive atriums is unique. How do you create a comfortable environment that is sympathetic to the demands that heating these large spaces place on energy consumption? For those looking for fast-responding, low mass solutions, trench heating[sitetree_link id=44] ticks all the boxes. *Out of Sight... Read More