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University of Strathclyde student wins 3DReid Student Prize 2021

Scottish Construction Now Summary The prize had more entries than ever before with 33 nominations from the top UK architecture schools. Tutors were invited to nominate their best Part II students with the chance for a shot at the £1,000 prize. This year the judging criteria were revisited to...


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Euro 2020 gave hope for the future

Clydebank Post Summary After the horrors of Covid-19, the frustrations with lockdown and isolation, the nation, for the most part, had something to get excited about – Scotland’s appearance in the Euro 2020 finals. OK, it ended as we knew it would – a world of hope and excitement in the...


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Hopes that more properties could benefit from Lerwick District Heating scheme in future

Shetland News Summary THERE are hopes that more properties could connect to the Lerwick districting heating scheme in the future, with a Scottish Government push to reduce emissions in homes and buildings likely to help the cause. Neville Martin, working as a project consultant for operator...


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2G Energy to provide 100% hydrogen CHP system for Scottish airport

Renewables Now Summary The UK business of German combined heat and power system (CHP) maker 2G Energy AG (ETR:2GB) will deliver a hydrogen CHP unit for a Scottish airport. This will be the first CHP system in the UK that uses 100% hydrogen to generate heat and electricity, the company said...


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Apply the heat and pump up the volume

The Herald Summary Transforming an industry that’s traditionally had to use significant amounts of energy into a zero-carbon operation is not a simple matter. The whisky industry is one of Scotland’s most famous exports and is a huge contributor to the Scottish economy . The pandemic...


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Landfill Waste to Heat Prestigious Dunfermline Development

Dunfermline Press Summary POTATO peelings are set to help heat new homes in Dunfermline's Linen Quarter. Landfill waste will heat the development as it becomes the biggest private project to secure connection to an innovative low-carbon network. The Linen Quarter, which is bringing new...


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Exc-loo-sive - the poo of people in Scotland's largest town is to help keep boffins and medical experts warm at work

Daily Record Summary The toilet waste of almost 80,000 Buddies is to keep boffins and medical experts warm at Renfrewshire’s new innovation district. The treated sludge reaches a heat of 30C and would normally be fired out into the White Cart Water in Paisley. Instead plans are in...


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Linen Quarter becomes largest private development to join Dunfermline district heating system

Scottish Construction Now Summary The Linen Quarter, which is bringing new build and restoration homes to the Grade-A listed former Pilmuir Works in Dunfermline, is now successfully part of the town’s pioneering district heating system. Its connection required drilling under pressure into...


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Plans to increase heat networks in Scotland backed by MSPs

Evening Express Summary Plans to encourage the use of heat networks across Scotland have been unanimously backed by the Scottish Parliament. Heat networks are distribution system of insulated pipes that carry hot water and steam from a central source to homes and businesses, and can be...


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Trane R1234ze heat pumps in pioneering wastewater scheme

Cooling Post Summary UK: Trane has provided two heat pump chillers using Honeywell’s low GWP HFO refrigerant R1234ze in a groundbreaking district heating network in Scotland. The district heating network will supply local public buildings and businesses in Stirling, using a variety of...