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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 has been three decades since scientists discovered just how much punishment the Earth’s atmosphere had taken. We had previously been oblivious to the fragility of the ozone layer, until a hole the size of the continental United States was identified above Antarctica in 1985.   Our innovation of incredible technologies to enhance our lives has come at a price. Progression at the planet’s expense.   Identification of the problem was one thing; implementing change has been harder to execute. You see, when billions of people become reliant on a certain way of life, reversing unhealthy habits – in a planetary sense – becomes a colossal endeavour.     But for all the naysayers of...  Read More

  It’s high time for innovation. Innovation to prevent the end of our planet as we know it. Our thirst for fossil fuels is becoming difficult for the Earth to sustain, so we need to become greener in our energy consumption.   Jaga-CO2-Temperatures Where there is scope for change, it has to happen. Inefficient design and heating of our buildings is contributing significantly to the CO2; emissions that result in global warming. Global warming, as a term, has been used so heavily without significant action that its resonance has dwindled. We need to reinforce its significance in a sector that has the potential to make a difference.   A warmer world might seem like...  Read More

*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

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