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Foamglas meets the challenge

Curl la Tourelle Architects have specified Foamglas cellular glass insulation at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Junior School in London to meet the sustainable ethos of the architectural team. The new junior school replaces the existing…

Outstanding lesson in energy saving

An acclaimed Hertfordshire school, with the coveted ‘outstanding’ Ofsted status, is setting the standards in energy saving and is one of the first in the UK to install a high efficiency Dimplex air source heat pump.Sir John Lawes secondary…

Fire protection: it’s an education

By Keith Minster, Sales Manager UK & Ireland for Morley-IAS by HoneywellRecent research has identified that more than 90% of the general public rarely think about how to get out of a building, whether or not they use it regularly.  In…

Top marks for energy efficiency

By Mike Lamb, Managing Director of WarmafloorA good education is one of the cornerstones of contemporary society and, in order for children to attain their highest academic potential, it is imperative that the buildings in which they are…

Maintaining safe and sanitary supplies

While infections caused by the legionella bacterium (Legionnaire's disease) are relatively uncommon, vigilance against the organism has to be maintained because of the relative virulence (and lethality) of the condition, and the ease with…

Clear learning

THE Government guidance, BB 100: Design for fire safety in schools, issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families in England and Wales in 2007, reiterates the well-known fact that smoke inhalation is the biggest cause of fire…

The art of building management

When The Glasgow School of Art decided to refurbish its world famous Mackintosh Building, it knew that the introduction of a competent and efficient building management system (BMS) would be vital to the facility's ongoing success, both as…

The heat is on

New research from energy company npower has revealed that schools in Britain waste an average of £2,000 a year on energy bills, equating to an accumulative 400,000 tonnes of CO2 across the country. The problem is most marked in secondary…

Modern cable management for schools

Public sector spend on building projects, in particular educational and health facilities, has been one of the few glimmers of hope for the construction industry this year - even after the government put a squeeze on some of the funding…

Lighting for education

Correct lighting is important in all areas of life, but if we were to quantify which activities require the highest quality of light, then lighting for education would be fairly near the top of that list.Why should we consider lighting for…