The G Hotel & Spa is located in Galway City on the west coast of Ireland. It is Galway city’s only 5 star hotel and destination spa. Open in 2005, the G is the only hotel in Ireland designed by an Irish Designer. Philip Treacy was appointed Design Director and created a property inspired by the sea. Being a Galway native, Philip always associated Galway with visits to the seaside so he combined this with her creative flair to add subtle hints of the sea such as shell shaped doors and oyster tone wallpaper as well as vibrant colour and contrast. Continue reading
Now homeowners can remotely control their heating and costs and automatically receive servicing reminders Continue reading
Spring is coming (slowly) but not everyone will be welcoming the warmer weather. Some of the modern and well-insulated buildings that offer ultra-low heating bills throughout the winter can become fatally warm as the mercury rises. Has insulation become too effective?
Structural insulation is incredibly effective at keeping heat inside a building and modern building regulations have increased the minimum standards to minimise energy use. Continue reading
The legionella bacterium is deadly and tepid water is its breeding ground. Keeping water hot doesn’t just save energy – it can save lives too.
It’s one of those frustrating things that everyone has encountered – you turn the hot tap on and the water runs cold for a minute or more. What most people aren’t aware of is that this can be more than just frustrating – domestic hot water (DHW) is designed to be maintained at temperatures of more than 60°C for the specific purpose of preventing bacterial growth.
Climate change is arguably one of the greatest environmental threats the world is facing. The impacts of disruptive change leading to catastrophic events such as storms, droughts, sea level rise and floods are already being felt across the world. While the Kyoto Protocol, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is slowly impacting on energy markets, scientists are increasingly advising policymakers that carbon emission reductions of beyond 60% are needed over the next 40-50 years. How will we achieve such a dramatic reduction in carbon emissions? Continue reading