Environmental Focus

  • Manchester University recycle with Mercury

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Mercury Recycling has been appointed to collect and recycle all fluorescent tubes and sodium lamps from the University of Manchester.  The University is Britain’s largest single-site university and disposes of over 25,000 fluorescent and sodium lamps per annum. The arrangement ensures that the site is supplied with a number of Lampsafe, and Bulbsafe containers for collection and recycling by Mercury […]
  • Apuro has upgraded its Mini Kitchen

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Designed for semi-domestic situations that require the essential equipment for basic cooking, the Mini-Kitchen is a complete and compact kitchen unit featuring cooking rings, fridge, kitchen sink and undersink storage in a single, discreet and easy to install unit.It’s a simple, low cost and quick-fit facility. Popular applications include student accommodation, studio flats, offices, exhibitions stands, storage areas in show […]
  • Energy Efficiency

    By Education Today on November 9, 2007
    Schools need to lead and inspire pupils so that we all make an effort to reduce global warming. This brief note relates to the reduction of current flue gas energy wastage which some people do not consider important. This view is unfortunate since the recovery of this energy is really vital!The majority of schools use gas boilers for their space […]
  • Energy conservation in the education sector

    By Education Today on November 9, 2007
    Education Today discusses energy conservation in the education sector with Martin Fry; Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, City University Chairman, Energy Services and Technology Association, Advisor to the Carbon TrustQ) Energy conservation is now a vital issue globally. How would you recommend that schools approach the subject in order to fully engage students? A) It is vital that schools […]
  • Europanel ticks all the right boxes

    By Education Today on November 9, 2007
    Eurobond has re-launched the Europanel composite panel system, with a new emphasis on its proven credentials in low environmental impact and fire performance. The ‘total wall’ solution is designed to be integrated with glazing and louvre components from partner manufacturers. Europanel has a proven low environmental impact. Independent research shows that from ‘cradle to cradle’ Europanel has a carbon footprint […]
  • Sun Lite reduces the need for artificial lighting

    By Education Today on November 9, 2007
    Keylite Sun Lite™ provides specifiers and housebuilders with a source of daylight in challenging areas. Lighting is the most visible building system, which directly affects the aesthetics and image of a building and business, not to mention being responsible for affecting mood, comfort, productivity and health and safety of a building’s occupants. Sometimes a conventional Keylite Roof Window may not […]
  • Vulcana gas heaters cut school and temporary classroom heating costs

    By Education Today on November 9, 2007
    Vulcana Kestrel room-sealed gas heaters are ideal for schools because they do not use air from the classroom to support combustion, so maintain warmth and high air quality, even on the coldest days. Most Kestrel heaters have an integral thermostat, with all controls inside a lockable compartment, and can be supplied in cool case versions or with protective guards to […]
  • Young environmentalists win top green award

    By Education Today on November 9, 2007
    Five young people from Walton High School, Milton Keynes, will be on their way to Prague next year to represent their country at the third annual Youth Eco-Parliament.Valpak, the UK’s leading compliance scheme, ran a competition to select a group of young people aged between 14 and 16 to represent the UK at this esteemed event. As part of their […]
  • Winterhalter’s extra energy lesson

    By Education Today on July 1, 2007
    Energy isn’t just on the curriculum in physics classes. It’s a hot topic in educational management too, as lower energy costs and better working conditions grow in importance. Never more so than for the warewash area, where many dishwashers generate steam and heat every time they are operated. School managers are watching huge amounts of money disappear in energy costs, […]
  • SICO tables go green

    By Education Today on July 1, 2007
    SICO Europe, the original British manufacturer of table seating units, has recently launched a special laminate for its tables. The new top is designed to address the issue of climate change and ways in which we can all be more environmentally friendly and help prevent global warming.Officially launched at this year’s Education Show in March, the laminate design incorporates the […]