Environmental Focus

  • The grass is greener with Liquid Plastics

    By Education Today on May 15, 2009
    Liquid Plastics, pioneer of liquid roof waterproofing technology, has supplied a range of roofing solutions for Winston Way School in Ilford, including four green roofs and an innovative Cold Fusion Bonded Built-up roofing system. The design of the new build school provided a number of different roof areas and various substrates including metal deck, concrete, and timber. As part of […]
  • Building a sustainable future without costing the earth

    By Education Today on May 15, 2009
    Three new schools delivered by Apollo Education for the London Borough of Lambeth show that high environmental standards can be achieved without costing the earth. Despite a limited budget, all three – Michael Tippett, Park Campus and Elmcourt – managed to secure ‘Very Good’ Ratings when measured using the industry’s standard building energy-efficiency model. While the integration of onsite renewables […]
  • NEC MultiSync® EA221WMe – The environmental choice with new backlight technology

    By Education Today on May 15, 2009
    NEC Display Solutions is proud to present to the market its NEC MultiSync® EA221WMe, representing the new benchmark in environmentally sustainable displays utilising highly efficient panel technology requiring only two backlight tubes but without any compromise to picture quality. This ground-breaking widescreen LCD demonstrates a greater than 30 percent energy saving as compared with more conventional monitors. Outstanding environmental credentials […]
  • 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 […]
  • SICO reducing carbon footprint

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    ICO Europe has been manufacturing in the UK for 40 years.  Whilst engineering excellence is a priority, SICO also strives to make its production procedures as efficient as possible in order to reduce its carbon footprint. This is achieved through the implementation of LEAN manufacturing which focuses on eliminating wasteful processes.SICO products have an extremely long life-cycle, thereby reducing waste, […]
  • Foster’s latest technology generates further massive energy savings

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Foster Refrigerator has launched its Eco range of Premier and Pro Cabinets, which offers a staggering 47% saving in energy usage compared to the ranges a year ago when they were already top of the class.Once again, Foster’s innovative design and engineering team have developed significant advancements in technology which generate huge energy and carbon reductions at no extra cost […]
  • Sustainability – The Ongoing Journey

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Considering that the vast majority of people are in agreement that we should be aiming for a more sustainable future, it’s amazing how much controversy this burning issue has already created. For a start, the one thing that becomes obvious when you begin to engage in discussions about green issues is that everyone has their own ideas about what it […]
  • The Green lesson

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    For most of the population, green thinking is something we have had to get used to. We now know to switch the television off rather than leave the standby light on, we separate our rubbish and we don’t leave the tap running too long. Although we worry about our carbon footprint, the message is taking time to get through. But […]
  • Stormsaver

    By Education Today on May 15, 2008
    Stormsaver’s Michael Farnsworth has literally gone back to school with the company’s latest rainwater harvesting system installation. The Director of the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of rainwater harvesting solutions attended Netherfield Primary School in Nottingham as a child, where the company’s latest system has been installed. As well as designing the building’s new rainwater harvesting system, Stormsaver also donated […]