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Anodizing (also spelled anodising, particularly in the UK and Australia) is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts.
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Biodiesel refers to a vegetable oil - or animal fat-based diesel fuel consisting of long-chain alkyl (methyl, ethyl, or propyl) esters.
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BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology), first published by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990, is the world’s longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings.
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Britannia is a former mutual building society which merged with the Co-operative Financial Services in 2009.
BuroHappold Engineering is a professional services firm providing engineering consultancy, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of buildings, infrastructure and the environment, with its head office in Bath, Somerset.
The CIS Tower is an office skyscraper on Miller Street in Manchester, England.
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City Hall is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority (GLA), which comprises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
A coffer (or coffering) in architecture, is a series of sunken panels in the shape of a square, rectangle, or octagon in a ceiling, soffit or vault.
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Cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) is the use of a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and useful heat at the same time.
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Contemporary architecture is, in broad terms, the architecture of the present day.
Cooking oil is plant, animal, or synthetic fat used in frying, baking, and other types of cooking.
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Corporation Street is one of Manchester city centre's major streets.
Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport.
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A deep foundation is a type of foundation which transfers building loads to the earth farther down from the surface than a shallow foundation does, to a subsurface layer or a range of depths.
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Deutsche Bank AG (literally "German Bank") is a German global banking and financial services company with its headquarters in the Deutsche Bank Twin Towers in Frankfurt.
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Since 1 October 2008 public buildings in the UK over 500m2 must display a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) prominently at all times.
The Double-skin facade is a system of building consisting of two skins placed in such a way that air flows in the intermediate cavity.
Eggs are laid by female animals of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and have been eaten by humans for thousands of years.
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Electromagnetic radiation (EM radiation or EMR) is the radiant energy released by certain electromagnetic processes.
Embodied energy is the sum of all the energy required to produce any goods or services, considered as if that energy was incorporated or 'embodied' in the product itself.
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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced in England and Wales on 1 August 2007 as part of Home Information Packs (HIPs) for domestic properties with four or more bedrooms.
An energy-plus house (also called: Plus-Energy House, Efficiency-Plus House) produces more energy from renewable energy sources, over the course of a year, than it imports from external sources.
In geometry, an equilateral triangle is a triangle in which all three sides are equal.
Fire engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to protect people, property, and their environments from the harmful and destructive effects of fire and smoke.
Friedrich Engels (. Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. or;; 28 November 1820 – 5 August 1895) was a German social scientist, author, journalist, businessman, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory, together with Karl Marx.
Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2.7 million.
Hanover Building is an Grade II office building in the NOMA district of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Headquarters (HQ) denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are coordinated.
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HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; also heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort.
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Infrared (IR) is invisible radiant energy, electromagnetic radiation with longer wavelengths than those of visible light, extending from the nominal red edge of the visible spectrum at 700 nanometers (frequency 430 THz) to 1 mm (300 GHz) (although people can see infrared up to at least 1050 nm in experiments).
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Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor public areas, landmarks, and structures to achieve environmental, social-behavioral, or aesthetic outcomes.
Leaseback, short for 'sale-and-leaseback,' is a financial transaction, where one sells an asset and leases it back for the long-term; therefore, one continues to be able to use the asset but no longer owns it.
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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
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Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 514,417 in 2013.
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Manchester city centre is the central business district of Manchester, England, within the boundaries of the River Irwell, Great Ancoats Street and Whitworth Street.
Manchester City Council is the local government authority for Manchester, a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England.
Mecanoo is an architecture firm based in Delft, The Netherlands.
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MIPIM (Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier) is an international property event hosted in Cannes, France each March.
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Natural ventilation is the process of supplying air to and removing air from an indoor space without using mechanical systems.
NOMA is an £800 million, mixed-use redevelopment scheme in Manchester.
Open plan is the generic term used in architectural and interior design for any floor plan which makes use of large, open spaces and minimizes the use of small, enclosed rooms such as private offices.
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In passive solar building design, windows, walls, and floors are made to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer.
Peter Vincent Marks CBE (born 27 October 1949) is an English businessman, and the former Chief Executive of the member-owned retailer The Co-operative Group.
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Property Week is a UK business-to-business magazine which reports on the worldwide commercial and residential property market.
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Public transport (North American English: public transportation or public transit) is a shared passenger transport service which is available for use by the general public, as distinct from modes such as taxicab, carpooling or hired buses which are not shared by strangers without private arrangement.
Rainwater harvesting is the accumulation and deposition of rainwater for reuse on-site, rather than allowing it to run off.
Rapeseed (Brassica napus), also known as rape, oilseed rape, rapa, rappi, rapaseed, (and, in the case of one particular group of cultivars, canola), is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family), (油菜: Mandarin Pinyin yóucài; Cantonese:yau choy) consumed in China and Southern Africa as a vegetable.
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Redfern Building in Manchester, England, is a Grade-II listed building which was completed in 1936.
Renting, also known as hiring or letting, is an agreement where a payment is made for the temporary use of a good, service or property owned by another.
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Royal HaskoningDHV is an international, non-listed engineering consultancy firm with headquarters in Amersfoort, Netherlands.
A ship is a large buoyant watercraft.
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Solar gain (also known as solar heat gain or passive solar gain) refers to the increase in temperature in a space, object or structure that results from solar radiation.
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Somerfield (originally Gateway) was a chain of small to medium-sized supermarkets operating in the United Kingdom.
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St Michael's Flags and Angel Meadow Park is a public park to the immediate northeast of Manchester city centre, in North West England.
Steels are alloys of iron and other elements, primarily carbon, widely used in construction and other applications because of their high tensile strengths and low costs.
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Structural engineers are most commonly involved in the nonbuilding structures but they can also be involved in the design of machinery, medical equipment, vehicles or any item where structural integrity affects the item's function or safety.
Sustainable architecture is architecture that seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space.
Sustainable energy is the form of energy obtained from non-exhaustible resources, such that the provision of this form of energy serves the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
The Ark is a prominent office building located in Hammersmith, London, acquired by developers Landid, GE Real Estate and http://www.oandh.com/ in 2006 and extensively refurbished in late 2007 early 2008.
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The Co-operative Bank plc is a retail and commercial bank in the United Kingdom, with its headquarters in Balloon Street, Manchester.
The Co-operative Food, commonly referred to as the Co-op (and stylised as "The co-operative food" since 2013), is a brand devised for the grocery business of the consumer co-operative movement in the United Kingdom.
The Co-operative Group is a British consumer cooperative with a diverse family of retail businesses including: Food, Insurance, Funeralcare, Legal Services and Electricals.
In building design, thermal mass is a property of the mass of a building which enables it to store heat, providing "inertia" against temperature fluctuations.
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In building construction, topping out (sometimes referred to as topping off) is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its erection.
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A tower block, high-rise, apartment tower, residential tower, apartment block, block of flats, or office tower is a tall building or structure used as a residential and/or office building.
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Ultraviolet (UV) light is an electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 400 nm to 100 nm, shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays.
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Waagner-Biro is a Vienna, Austria-based corporation which owns companies in steel and mechanical engineering.
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Waste heat is by necessity produced both by machines that do work and in other processes that use energy, for example in a refrigerator warming the room air or a combustion engine releasing heat into the environment.
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The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is an annual festival and awards ceremony for the architecture industry.
A zero-energy building, also known as a zero net energy (ZNE) building, net-zero energy building (NZEB), or net zero building, is a building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site.