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Showing posts from December, 2013

Royal Vetinary College gets the Kingspan treatment

In the field of veterinary science there are few institutions with the reputation and heritage to match the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and the College’s Hertfordshire Campus has now been further enhanced with the construction of a RIBA Award winning Student Village featuring over 6500 m 2  of Kingspan Insulation Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board. The RVC Student Village provides 191 en-suite bedrooms separated across five separate blocks along with a restaurant and meeting rooms. Hawkins\Brown designed the student accommodation to seamlessly blend with its greenbelt surroundings, using locally sourced red cedar and Bronsgroen bricks. The buildings also provide a high level of energy efficiency and were certified on completion to BREEAM ‘Very Good’. To help minimise heatloss Kingspan Insulation’s premium performance Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board was installed as part of the external wall build-up. The product holds LABC System Approval for use in rainscreen applications

£40bn To Be Invested In Renewable Electricity Projects

Additional investments of around £40 billion are expected in renewable electricity generation projects up to 2020, following updated contract terms and strike prices published today and wider reforms to the electricity market.  Sixteen renewable generation projects also reached the next stage of Final Investment Decision Enabling for Renewables (FIDeR) process today, which could be supported either through investment contracts or the enduring Contracts for Difference (CfD) regime. There is currently over 20GW of renewables capacity operational in the UK – a figure that could double by 2020 as a result of the Government’s reforms. We have a very healthy pipeline in key technologies, with a total of almost 11GW of offshore and onshore wind with planning consent and awaiting construction. And if all the 8GW of projects which are proceeding under FIDeR are built through investment contracts or under the enduring CfD regime they could contribute around 30% of the new ren