Viessmann boiler of choice for the G Hotel, Co. Galway

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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

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Modern buildings need to cool down

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?

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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

Keep Hot Water Hot To Beat Legionella

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.

The role of insulation in preventing Legionella disease

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.

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