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Innovation at Ecobuild – BioSOLAR launched F

lat roof manufacturer Bauder officially launched its innovative, combined green roof and PV system offering BioSOLAR at

Ecobuild. Designed primarily for new build appli- cations where this synergy of solutions is often required to meet planning and BREEAM require- ments; the biosolar system can also be retrofitted on many existing roofs without the need for any structural modification to the building. Ecobuild well and truly lived up to its billing of

being the world’s leading event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment – attracting over 40,000 industry professionals during the three day event at ExCeL London. Bauder, one of a handful of companies that have been ever-present at Ecobuild since its inception in 2005, also delivered an exclusive new seminar at the event on biosolar roofs and how they can help boost your project’s sustainability credentials, as well as the potential design and installation pitfalls to be aware of. Designs that do not perform optimally for both technologies are often as a result of people

assuming the solar panels require more technical input than the green roof; however getting the green roof element wrong can mean the vegetation is forced to grow around the panels, resulting in shadowing and therefore reduced energy generation. The integration of PV and green roof technologies requires skill, expert understanding and ultimately a collaborative approach through- out the survey, design and installation process from all project stakeholders to ensure the maximum benefit for the building owner. With Bauder able to perform a free survey of your roof area and supply all of the waterproofing, green roof and PV elements, it gives you total confidence that this energy efficient and cohesive solution is the right one for your project. Bauder’s BioSOLAR system uses the substrate

and vegetation to provide the ballasted installation mechanism, removing the need to penetrate the waterproofing to secure the mounting units to the roof and simultaneously making the most of the available area for vegetation, enabling the entire roof to qualify as a biodiverse green roof. Another

Metalline specified on iconic refurbishment

Metalline glazed in Ultima insulated panels have provided the finishing touch to the external facade of the recently refurbished council offices in Eastleigh, Hampshire. The exterior facade featured a range of horizontal, corner and vertical Ultima sandwich panels glazed in on all four sides to a Kawneer structural

glazed system. Each of the 50 vertical panels were manufactured by Metalline in aluminium in 3,150mm lengths and joined together to form an impressive 6,300mm long aspect. The Ultima flat sandwich panels were finished in a grey Syntha Pulvin, whereas the Ultima feature panels complete with a 76mm projection were finished in both green and white Syntha Pulvin.

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key feature of this unique system is that the front edge of the polycrystalline PV panel is raised 300mm above the finished green roof level, allowing light and moisture to reach beneath the modules whilst ensuring the mature vegetation will not shade the panels and can be easily maintained. The mixture of sunny, shaded and sheltered areas together with a variable depth of FLL compliant extensive substrate gives a matrix of different habitats that allow a broader range of plant species to thrive, and a rich foraging environment for bees and insects.

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Metal Technology enhances facade

Extensive glazing for the Emerson Building at D2, Aberdeen has been facilitated with a suite of systems from Metal Technology, including curtain walling, windows and doors. The design features a 2,600m2 office accommodating sales and support, linked to a 3,065m2

service centre. Metal Technology’s System 17

high rise, capped curtain walling system was the product of choice for the expan- sive glazed facade, providing a cost-effective solution for the Emerson Building’s designers. Two products from the Metal Technology THERMAL range were also specified: System 4-35Hi+ windows and System 5-20D Hi+ high perform- ance thermally enhanced doors.

028 9448 7777 CMS delivers for engineering giant’s new Scottish facility

CMS Window Systems has played a key role in the manufacture and installation of thermally-efficient curtain walling, windows and doors for Emerson Process Management’s new facility at the new D2 business park, Aberdeen. CMS was appointed by main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland to design, manufacture and install curtain walling, windows and doors for the facility. The £20 million development, built to replace Emerson’s existing Aberdeen headquarters in nearby Kirkhill, comprises 2,600m2

of office space, as well as a 3,065m2 service centre with meeting facilities and a customer collaboration

suite, and can accommodate up to 200 Emerson personnel. The solutions delivered by CMS were chosen to enhance the efficiency of the building’s envelope, reducing heat transfer while allowing the entry of natural light. Aluminium curtain walling created using Metal Technology’s System 17 ensures the building adheres to exacting thermal performance standards. With a continuous thermal isolator providing a thermal break throughout the system, as well as 6mm toughened Planitherm Ultra N glass used in conjunction with 16mm Swisspacer V warm edge spacer, the system is compliant with the latest thermal requirements of current building regulations.

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