Every year in Ireland we get the famous 'Leaving Cert Weather'. Two weeks ago, Ireland recorded the hottest day of the year so far, as temperatures soared to 25.7C and Met Éireann warned of a ‘tropical airmass’. In this article, we take a look at changes that could be made to our built environment to contribute to a drop in temperatures over the summer months.
How do plastic and copper plumbing systems compare
Search any plumbing related forum and you’re sure to find heated debate on plastic vs copper plumbing systems. It’s a subject that every installer has an opinion on (and is keen to share!), usually preferring to use one material over the other, but not always considering that the two can be used together. As a manufacturer of plastic plumbing systems, it’s clear which one we champion, but one of the many benefits of our Hep2O push-fit plumbing system is that it can be used with copper, which makes it a versatile option for small or large scale plumbing jobs.
Increased rainfall, urban heat stress and deteriorating air quality are major, growing issues for many cities around the world, with local authorities looking for long-term, sustainable solutions. Introducing more plant life and trees in urban areas is a great way to help address these problems, whilst also effectively contributing to the health and wellbeing of the local population. Not only do trees absorb CO2, they also take in a range of other pollutants and toxins which are emitted by urban activities.