2009 April

Ability Projects

Nearly a thousand fan-coil units have been supplied by Ability projects for the landmark Watermark Place close to Cannon Street Station in London and alongside the River Thames. This highly specified commercial development offers 50 000 m2 of flexible grade A office accommodation and retail space. It comprises a group of lower-elevation buildings facing the river and taller 12-storey block to the rear. The complex has been designed to achieve a low carbon footprint and is expected to be awarded an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating. It is being developed by Watermark Place Oxford One Investments and UBS Global Asset Management.

Pegler Yorkshire

Pegler Yorkshire has introduced a circulation valve to prevent legionella in hot-water systems by automatically achieving thermal balancing and high-temperature disinfection.

Logic Certification

Logic Certification has launched two new renewables courses for installers. They are a ground- and air-source heat-pump course for experienced heating and plumbing engineers and a solar photo-voltaics course for experienced electricians.

Infranet Partners

Blue Box modular room controllers from Infranet Partners integrate temperature, ventilation and lighting control in a single unit. This concept saves time and expense during installation and commissioning. Energy is saved throughout the life of the building by dynamically adjusting heating and cooling set points and ventilation levels according to room occupancy. Fewer control boxes are required, and wiring is simple ‘plug and play’.


Danlers manufactures a range of passive infra-red occupancy switches for automatic lighting control, including the wall mounted version (pictured). The products are easy to install, using the existing wiring in a building. They are ideal for saving energy in offices, factories, schools etc.

J&P Suppliers

J&P Supplies, specialists in pipework expansion, have announced that Stourflex stainless-steel products have been awarded WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approval for a further five years.

Tyco Thermal Control

Tyco Thermal Controls has launched an interactive online design tool for the heat-tracing of pipework to provide freeze protection and/or maintain hot-water temperature. Raychem TracCalc Net Construction is an easy-to-use tool that enables consultants, contractors and system specifiers to calculate heat losses, undertake design work and generate an optimised bill of materials.

Delta Controls

Delta Controls has won the Frost & Sullivan award of the year for product innovation and differentiation in the North American systems market. The award is presented to a company that demonstrates excellence in new products and technologies within its industry.

Roth UK

Roth UK has produced a commercial training programme for its solar-thermal products. The company has developed materials to provide tailored support for M&E consultants and contractors. Roth’s training services are backed by NICEIC and specialist software.

Ledaire fabrications Ltd

Established in 1925, Ledaire Fabrications Ltd is a specialist producer of high-quality, tailor-made extract canopies and hoods for commercial and public sector kitchens.

Big Foot Systems

Big Foot Systems has introduced five standard designs of prefabricated aluminium roof penetrations with rounded inlets to prevent damage to insulated pipes and cables.


Food stores are thought to consume more energy than other parts of the retail operation due to services such as cooling, heating and lighting.


New Daikin concealed ceiling-ducted indoor units have inverter-driven fan motors in both VRV (FXSQ and FXMQ) and Sky Air (FBQ and FMDQ) product lines, reflecting the company’s emphasis on energy efficiency and installation flexibility.

Integrated Environmental Solutions has made access to SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) via its software free of charge. Google SketchUp, Autodesk Revit and existing IES users will not require any other software to access the free SBEM module.

Elta Fans

Elta Fans has launched a demand-controlled ventilation system for any application with a variable-occupancy space to be occupied. QuietflowDCV can be manually controlled or set up as an intelligent system using a wide range of sensors and enabling devices. It can also be integrated into a building-management system.

Parking Ventilation Equipment

Parking Ventilation Equipment has launched a new system for ventilating smaller car parks and underground developments. Compak is based around three standard packages using integrated and matched components to deliver cost-effective systems.


Daikin’s Ururu Multi heat-pump system for light-commercial and residential applications supplies comfort heating, cooling and ventilation — plus humidification, without an associated water source.


Windhager’s range of biomass boilers include the BioWIN plus wood pellet boiler (pictured) and the LogWIN wood gasification boiler.

Walter meier

Walter Meier (Climate UK) has launched a comprehensive service to help building operators identify the most appropriate and cost-effective solution for phasing out HCFC refrigerants in the with EC Regulation 2037/2000. The company will provide a no-obligation assessment of chiller plant.


The CN series of zone and fan-coil controllers from Sontay has simple menu-driven site configuration to reduce the installed cost. Pre-configured operation sequences reduce on-site programming and commissioning.

FG Eurofred

FG Eurofred is targeting the UK commercial air-conditioning market with the launch of two Fujitsu product ranges. They are the Airstage V-II VRF system and the Commercial Inverter 3-phase single and multi-split range.

Trox VAV Boxes

Significant energy savings can be made by refurbishing VAV boxes that have mechanical dampers with a replacement valve/damper from Trox.

Titan Products

The new web site of Titan Products incorporates the ability to purchase products online, modern looks and in-depth information.


Taconova’s IP54 protected RA57 TopDrive range of actuators is described as versatile, robust, easy-to-install and ideally suited to underfloor-heating systems.

Grundfos pumps

Grundfos Pumps reports that 42% of its total sales value in the commercial building sector in 2008 was accounted for by variable-speed pumps, which enjoyed a 10% increase in sales over the previous year.

Reznor’s UESA range of condensing gas-fired unit heaters achieve an efficiency of 104% (net), even at full output. They are suitable for applications from retail outlets to industrial warehouses.


A range of solar kits from Dimplex has a number of features for easier and faster installation.


Airedale’s DeltaChill range of air-cooled R410A chillers comprises 42 models with cooling capacities from 100 to 450 kW. They are compact, quiet and highly efficient, with excellent part-load efficiencies and configuration flexibility.

Ciat Ozonair

Ciat Ozonair has launched a range of packaged chillers incorporating free cooling. The free-cooling section of Aquaciat Free Cooling chillers is self-contained with its own control centre and is delivered with the chiller as a complete package.

Broag Remeha

Broag Remeha has set up a renewables department to advise on its energy-saving products and low- to zero-carbon technologies. The department will be developed as a centre of excellence for renewables in the business and have the expertise to support the main sales teams and manage high-level technology projects from design to installation.

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