Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal
Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal

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The LED evolution is bringing significant gains in energy efficiency. However, as the range of products on offer increases, market surveillance is essential to ensure that they are meeting the criteria required by EU standards. An EU-wide network of market surveillance organisations carries out checks of products covered by EU regulations and removes non-compliant products...
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When is a fire-rated ceiling not a fire rated ceiling? When the installer cuts holes in the ceiling and installs non-fire-rated light fittings, writes Mark Walshe, Technical & Quality Manager, LED Group and Lighting Association Ireland Technical Committee member.
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In recent years, green building design has gained traction in the Irish building market, using green building certification systems such as LEED, BREEAM or Exceed. Indeed, such certifications are now almost expected, especially for high-profile office buildings. Whereas these certification systems focus on the environmental impact of the construction, a new focus is turning towards...
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With UNESCO having declared 2015 International Year of Light, it is appropriate that the leading lighting manufacturers and distributors in Ireland have now come together to form the Lighting Association of Ireland (LAI). Established under the umbrella of the Electrical Manufacturers Distributors Association (EMDA), the two bodies will work closely and strategically to protect and...
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As is now established practice for many years, bs news invites a delegate from abroad to write a brief review of the CIBSE annual conference. This year the guest reviewer is Dr David Carter, Reader, School of Architecture, University of Liverpool.
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Lighting design is one of the fastest-changing areas in engineering, both with regard to standards being set and to changing technology. In recent years standards have been set by the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) for all countries in Europe through EN 12464 Lighting for Workplaces, and EN 15193 the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.
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