Water

News

Severn Trent Thanks Local Food Service Establishments for Protecting Sewer Network

British water company Severn Trent has thanked commercial kitchens for protecting its sewer network from an estimated 70,000 litres of fats, oils and grease (FOG) in the run up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games earlier this year. In the lead up to Birmingham 2022, Severn Trent, in collaboration with contract partners ECAS, wrote to…

COP27

“Get Serious About Water”

A distinguished panel of water and climate leaders led by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) at COP27 is calling on heads of government to “get serious about water”. In a joint statement, several leading scientists have urged heads of state and government to introduce an integrated approach to water and climate action, citing the “fragmented”…

Healthcare

Veolia Targeting Carbon Savings at Eastbourne District General Hospital

Veolia has been awarded a £27 million energy management contract to upgrade the 459-bed Eastbourne District General Hospital, part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. The contract, which extends to 2040, includes a multi-million pound construction project during 2023 that will deliver wide ranging energy upgrades and target carbon savings of 4,129 tonnes per year.…

Legionella

IDEXX Acquisition Expands Water Testing Capabilities

IDEXX has acquired Tecta-PDS, an innovative Canadian provider of automated water microbiology testing solutions for E. coli, total coliforms and other parameters used for laboratory and in-field analyses. Founded in 2003, Tecta-PDS has developed an effective and reliable automated water testing solution and has grown to expand its customer base in more than 50 countries.…

News

Supporting Sustainable Farming

Levy UK + Ireland is sponsoring a demonstrator farm to support sustainable farming practices under a new collaboration with Yorkshire Water, Quorn Professionals and RegenFarmCo. The 92-acre Biohub at Ings Farm plot will be developed as a regenerative agricultural initiative that will also enable Levy UK+I to grow its produce that can be served in partner venues…

Blog

Transforming Public Toilets into Zen Temples

In advance of World Toilet Day on 19th November, Laura Cayless, Business Development Manager at Mitsubishi Electric, looks to Japan for lessons on managing public toilets successfully. With a World Toilet Day taking place in November, and a high-tech bathroom gallery at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, it’s safe to say that people in Japan take…

Education

First-of-its-Kind Heat Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

Pinnacle Group subsidiary Pinnacle Power is claiming a UK first following the development of a new Heat Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship programme. The new 36-month apprenticeship aims to support the UK’s journey to net zero, building on the sustainable energy expertise that Pinnacle provides its private and public sector commercial and residential property clients. Initial approval…

Contracts

Momentum Group Awarded FM Contract for One of Liverpool’s Oldest Buildings

Yakel Property Investment has awarded a facilities management contract for Oriel Chambers in Liverpool to The Momentum Group. The Grade I listed building on Water Street, situated in the heart of the commercial district, was recently purchased by Yakel Property Investments with an ambition to create a central hub and business community whilst preserving, updating,…

Case Studies

Case Study: Advancing Sustainability at Geothermal Energy Company

A partnership in the Philippines between Ecolab subsidiary Nalco Water and Geothermal Energy Company (GEC) is increasing electricity production whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Geothermal power is a sustainable, reliable and renewable energy source that uses heat from the earth’s molten core to make electricity by pumping hot water from deep underground wells to generate…

News

Veolia Boosts Maintenance and Industrial Capabilities with Technology

Veolia, has extended the capabilities of its Industrial Site Services (ISS) team with the introduction of the latest vehicle technologies. By limiting any process downtime these will also help industrial sites to boost cost-efficient productivity. Designed to tackle complex site process cleaning projects in sectors such as petrochemical, water utility, chemical, food and beverage and…

India

Ecolab Unveils Global Intelligence Center

Ecolab’s latest customer initiative, the Ecolab Global Intelligence Center, has been launched to help companies enhance data-driven performance and sustainability. As companies adopt digital technology including IoT-connected devices to better manage operational performance and advance their productivity and sustainability goals, they are producing a large amount of data with the most critical—data that supplies insights…

Best Practice

The Right Replacement Fill for Your Cooling Tower

Steve Kline, product applications manager at Baltimore Aircoil Company, Inc., explains the importance of fill media selection for optimising cooling tower performance in industrial applications.    Cooling towers offer a proven and cost-effective solution for rejecting heat from condenser water and industrial processes. To maximize the operating cost savings, the fill media — the heat…

Blog

What Are Commercial Heat Pumps and Why are they so Popular?

02.12.2021, 18:40 What Are Commercial Heat Pumps and Why are they so Popular? The extraordinary impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on commercial energy bills is the latest in a series of price increases that have doubled costs for businesses over the past decade and driven renewed interest in energy saving measures including commercial heat pumps.…

Energy Management

Veolia Accelerates UK Hydrogen From Water Programme

30.11.2021, 11:22 Veolia Accelerates UK Hydrogen From Water Programme Veolia is advancing a programme to develop hydrogen gas supply infrastructure and decarbonise energy supply.   Believed to be the first application of its type in the UK, the company’s latest development is now managing projects which incorporate electrolyser technology to derive hydrogen from water, and…

Events

UN Global Compact LEAD Status for Ecolab

28.09.2021, 16:35 UN Global Compact LEAD Status for Ecolab Ecolab has become the latest of only 37 companies to achieve LEAD status for engaging with the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles. To be eligible for LEAD status, the more than 12,000 companies in 160…

Contracts

Thames Water Contract

22.09.2021, 12:28 Thames Water Contract Kier has been appointed by Thames Water to deliver a £66 million design and build project at Mogden Sewage Treatment Works (STW) in Isleworth, West London. The new works on the site of Thames Water’s third-largest sewage treatment works will include the design and construction of significant new facilities designed to provide…

Automation & AI

Optimised Hospital Lighting Achieves Savings

05.07.2021, 09:14 Optimised Hospital Lighting Achieves Savings As part of a £4 million energy performance contract with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), Veolia has upgraded lighting at Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, and Grantham and District Hospital.   The new lighting systems will enhance the patient care environment, cut carbon, deliver a…

FM

RoSPA FM Sector Award

22.06.2021, 08:28 RoSPA FM Sector Award EMCOR UK has been presented with a fifth consecutive RoSPA Facilities Management sector award in recognition of health and safety practices at sites it manages for the UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE). The company consistency in winning winning 10 consecutive Gold Medal Awards for safety policies and practices at sites…

Appointments

Derailing Legionnaires

21.04.2021, 13:22 Derailing Legionnaires Paul Sear, a technical manager within SOCOTEC’s Water Hygiene team, considers Legionella management in the UK’s rail industry. From depots and on-board facilities to redundant outbuildings and old carriage wash systems, Legionella bacteria can grow in a range of locations within the rail industry. But who is responsible for managing the…

Environment

Helping Businesses Manage Their Water

23.03.2021, 15:44 Helping Businesses Manage Their Water Ecolab has upgraded its Smart Water Navigator tool which offers businesses a cost-free insight into the value of the water used by their operations and supports them in establishing corporate water goals. The enhanced tool comes at a time when rising industrial water use continues to contribute to…

Environment

Saving Plastic and Lives

22.03.2021, 08:38 Saving Plastic and Lives On World Water Day, Dutch charity Made Blue and MIW have launched a water fountain offering UK consumers the option to donate 75p via a QR code to clean water projects in developing countries.   The small contribution will guarantee at least 500 litres of clean, fresh drinking water to a community…

Energy Management

Veolia joins UK Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework

11.03.2021, 13:29 Veolia joins UK Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework Veolia, has secured a place on the United Kingdom’s new ETL Net Zero Carbon Delivery (NZCD) Framework which is designed to advance progress on public sector’s carbon targets.   The company has been awarded a place on all four lots covering All Encompassing Technologies, Heating…

Blog

Selecting Packaged Standalone Chillers

08.03.2021, 14:37 Selecting Packaged Standalone Chillers Solutions engineer Adam Wells discusses sizing, liquid media and controls in packaged chiller integrations.  When considering a liquid chiller system, precision and accuracy are critical for the temperature control of the application. Innovative cooling equipment is essential to regulate temperatures to ensure effective control. Find out how to select…

Environment

Gold Cradle-to-Cradle Certification

11.02.2021, 16:11 Gold Cradle-to-Cradle Certification The SURE range of plant-based, 100 per cent biodegradable cleaning products from Diversey has been awarded Gold certificates by the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Cradle to Cradle certification recognises safer, more sustainable products that support the circular economy.  The products in the SURE range cover all routine and daily cleaning…

Automation & AI

From Invention to Injection

14.01.2021, 21:32 From Invention to Injection Ecolab has been providing vital support to pharmaceutical companies developing Covid-19 vaccines. Since the emergence of COVID-19 nearly a year ago, pharmaceutical companies around the world have worked at unprecedented pace to deliver an effective vaccine. Although prior vaccine development took years, and sometimes decades, this time around it…

Environment

Ecolab Named to CDP A Lists

18.12.2020, 00:20 Ecolab Named to CDP A Lists The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has added Ecolab to its A List for Climate, as well as Water Security. The double A listing recognizes the company’s environmental leadership, transparency and determination to take action. Ecolab is one of 64 companies to earn this distinction out of than…

Contracts

Dublin Teaching Hospital Awards EPC

07.12.2020, 14:56 Dublin Teaching Hospital Awards EPC St. James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Veolia in partnership with the Carbon and Energy Fund Ireland (CEFI). Under the agreement, Veolia will manage projects covering the design, delivery, installation, commissioning and operation of a wide range of energy upgrades in…

Environment

Helping Northern Ireland Water Manage Covid-19

19.11.2020, 22:56 Helping Northern Ireland Water Manage Covid-19 Teams from Veolia have been providing essential water treatment services at wastewater treatment plants in Northern Ireland throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.   Implemented at all wastewater treatment it operates, the company’s Optimised Operations and Maintenance (VOOM) methodology is now showing how it can work effectively through the…

Blog

The Benefits of Hard Water

03.11.2020, 12:51 The Benefits of Hard Water An almost ubiquitous focus on the negative properties of hard water risks obscuring many proven health benefits that are associated with water with high mineral content. Oftentimes, people point out the harmful effects of hard water, and for good reason. It leaves limescale deposits inside pipes, appliances, and…

News

Improving Access to Water and Sanitation

22.10.2020, 15:01 Improving Access to Water and Sanitation Ecolab has partnered with Water.org to provide access to clean, safe and sustainable water and sanitary conditions for 100,000 people in at-risk watersheds in India. An estimated one-in-nine people around the world currently lack access to clean water. As communities grapple with the impacts of climate change,…

Construction

Aligning a New Office Development with The Return-to-Work

05.10.2020, 19:25 Aligning a New Office Development with The Return-to-Work Cushman & Wakefield and Colliers International are marketing the recently completed The Source H20 office community in Irvine (Orange County), California, on the strength of its Covid-security. The project fronts onto Odyssey and is situated at the intersection of Waterworks Way and Sand Canyon Ave…

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