Plummeting oil and gas prices are not a reason to abandon energy efficiency — especially with legislation affecting commercial buildings soon to come into effect, says Tim Rook of the Building Engineering Services Association.
Rinnai continuous-flow water heaters now provide hot water for a family shower block at Nicholaston Farm Campsite on the Gower Peninsula near Swansea. There are 12 separate cubicles for families. The showers are served by LPG, and the system provides the option to add more showers at a later date.
The major refurbishment of Sea Containers House on the south bank of the River Thames in London includes the use of Wieland Electric’s Metalynx2 modular wiring system. The building has been converted to a luxury hotel with 359 bedrooms and 33 000 m2 of office accommodation.
When the existing boilers at Sir William Romney’s School in Tetbury started to fail, swift action was needed to restore heating and hot-water services before the start of the new term. Hewer Facilities management won the contract and installed four Remeha Gas 210 Eco Pro 5-section condensing boilers of 160 kW each. and a Remeha 500 l unvented hot-water cylinder.