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Global water technology leader Xylem will showcase new technologies and solutions for building services at ISH 2023, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, from 13 to 17 March 2023. The company is seeking long-term partnerships to tackle the world’s most pressing water and energy challenges, particularly within the building sector which is one of the EU’s...
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David Gillen has joined the team at TIDL where he takes on the role of Manager of the Thermal Covers Division. Thermal Covers design and manufacture bespoke removable insulation jackets for a variety of applications such as valves, tanks, heat exchangers, etc. David has already started work designing and producing thermal covers for areas such...
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John Sheelan is an ex-tradesman who had been heavily involved ina family-run business servicing the bio-medical, pharmaceutical and semi-conductor industries since 1996. During those years he received great exposure from his father’s teachings within the sector. He started off as a general operative, progressed to a welder, then fitter/cleanroom installer, then to a contract manager...
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While much of the narrative in recent years has focused on construction being a male dominated, non-inclusive industry, recent events point to an improved situation. Of course there is still a great deal to do but it is encouraging to see that the emphasis has changed from one of negativity to proactive leadership. This was...
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Edel Donnelly has joined KSN Team Horizon as a Senior Sustainability Manager. KSN Horizon develops and implements strategic sustainable solutions for the real estate sector, helping clients enhance the value of their assets and manage the transition to a de-carbonised economy. Contact: Edel Donnelly, KSN Team Horizon.T: 01 277 6999; E: edonnelly@ksnhorizon.com
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Stelrad Radiators has appointed Jack Irwin as Business Development Manager for the 26 counties. He has a masters degree in international management from NUIG, while his spare time is spent playing Gaelic football, swimming, surfing and kayaking. “These are exciting times to be joining Stelrad. I’m really looking forward to being part of the team...
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Graeme Rees, President of the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA), believes the Covid-induced lockdowns, plus this summer’s extraordinary heatwave, have underlined the increasing value of smart buildings in terms of occupants’ comfort and environmental sustainability. Apparently, we in Ireland (and the UK) have something of a reputation for talking about the weather. During the seasons...
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The way homes are heated has a significant role to play in ensuring Ireland meets its objective of net zero by 2050. According to the Central Statistics Office (2017 figures), there were over 1.2 million homes in Ireland using gas or oil for heating, so how these are updated will be a big factor in...
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The industry is now less than one year away from the restriction of several widely-used mercury-containing lamps in the EU. The 2019 EU eco-design rules for light sources and separate control gears, and the 12 RoHS Delegated Directives published in February 2022, will impact the placing on the EU market of compact and linear fluorescent...
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According to CSO data, in 2016 gas and oil boilers accounted for up to 1.2 million space heating products in Ireland. Although Government strategy is to encourage low carbon technologies and, in particular heat pumps, gas and oil boilers will continue to feature in the market in both the short and medium-term, writes Mark Cafferkey,...
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