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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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The world is waking up to the need to reduce plastic use and, in its place, adopt more sustainable materials. With 91% of all plastics produced in the world not being recycled, people and corporations are now beginning to make changes to limit the plastics crisis. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for construction. Despite...
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The maximum-capacity 24 participants joined the recent CIBSE YEN CPD/social event held in the dual locations of the Glen Dimplex Dunleer complex and Whiteriver Karting in Collen, Co Louth. The concept behind the formula is to combine CPD presentations with social interaction, essentially making learning fun. The technical side of the visit comprised a presentation...
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Following its acquisition of Heat Merchants and Hevac Ltd, Wolseley UK has appointed Mark Lohan to the role of Managing Director, Ireland. Mark brings extensive experience in the Irish marketplace, specifically around supply chain management, finance and operational strategy. Mark commented: “I am extremely excited to join Wolseley to lead the Heat Merchants, Tubs &...
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Simon Jones, one of the leading experts in the ventilation and IAQ sectors, has been appointed Head of Air Quality, Ambisense. Founded in 2014, Ambisense combines IoT sensors and smart software for a data-driven approach to risk management. Its solutions cater for the geo-environmental and air quality sectors, and are used in infrastructure and construction...
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CIBSE YEN, in partnership with Unitherm, is delighted to announce the return of the annual 5-a-side football tournament. This year’s competition will take place in the National Indoor Arena on the 20 July from 6pm to 9pm. The current holders, PJ Duffy & Sons, are keen to be the first team in CIBSE ROI history...
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In the second of two articles looking at intelligent buildings, Brian Coogan, Ethos Digital and Stephen Weir, Hereworks, detail how the new roles of Digital Building Consultant (Ethos Digital) and Master System Integrator (Hereworks) help deliver smart, intelligent buildings. At its core, a building’s main function is to provide a structurally-sound and environmentally-controlled space in...
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