As part of their continued strategy towards sustainability within the built environment, REHAU will be presenting at Ecobuild 2018, within the District Energy Hub, to discuss the company’s ongoing developments. To be held at the ExCel in London from 6-8 March, the event will bring together the most innovative solutions to improve building performance, infrastructure and energy.
EcoBuild 2018 will discuss recent developments in technology, fresh thinking and the most innovative materials that are at the forefront of the built environment today. An important part of the event is the district energy seminar programme brought to you by UK District Energy Association. The programme features speakers from BEIS and UK providers who will share guidance on design, innovation, delivery and potential solutions along with a glimpse of some of the latest product innovations.
Steve Richmond, Head of Marketing and Technical of REHAU’s Building Solutions, will be presenting the company’s ongoing and strategic approach towards sustainability at this district energy seminar. He will discuss the brands ground-breaking contribution to the market - NEXUS, the world’s first hot tapping system for PE-Xa district heating networks.
Launched in 2017, REHAU NEXUS makes it possible to retrospectively extend an existing heat network or add a ventilation or measuring point to a district heating system using REHAU PE-Xa pipes.
Previously, hot tapping was possible only with polymer pipes in cold water and gas mains and with steel district heating pipes. However, with the introduction of REHAU NEXUS, expansions can be carried out during operation and under pressure without disrupting the supply, making retrospective connections up to 80 per cent quicker. What’s more, NEXUS can save up to 50 per cent on civil costs.
Suitable for use on RAUVITHERM and RAUTHERMEX PE-Xa pipe systems, NEXUS is manufactured in accordance with EN15632 and has a minimum lifetime of 30 years, thanks to its corrosion-resistant design.
Steve said: “The design of the built environment plays a crucial role in achieving sustainable consumption. In order to sustain ourselves amid ongoing climate change, we must put every effort to design buildings with a sustainable carbon footprint. I am very excited to be attending Ecobuild 2018 and look forward to meeting some exciting and inspiriting brands and discuss our approach towards sustainability in the changing environmental context today.”