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Construction products industry celebrates innovation

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Ariston has been recognised for its innovative NUOS, in the Construction Products Association’s 2012 edition of Construction Products Innovation and Achievement (CPIA).

The NUOS’s achievement in the category of Improvements in Site Efficiency, is one of only 18 products nationwide to be chosen for this year’s publication, which showcases the most innovative products and processes created by the construction products industry during the last twelve months.

Commenting on the achievement, Simon Storer, Communications and External Affairs Director, for the Construction Products Association said:  “We are delighted that the construction products industry has once again demonstrated an enormous desire to introduce a variety of new and exciting solutions. Despite the construction industry suffering more than most sectors during the current downturn, one only needs to look at the products and processes showcased in CPIA to highlight the huge impact the industry is making towards change. 

The industry is not always been good at trumpeting its own achievements.  However, CPIA demonstrates how the construction products industry is continuously developing and improving by creating innovative solutions which make a significant impact to all aspects of construction.”

The 18 entries in CPIA are categorised under four key headings; Energy and Carbon Saving; Health, Safety and Security; Improvements in Site Safety; and Resource Efficiency. By delivering these efficiencies, these new ideas bring a range of benefits including clients and end users, company employees and especially the environment we live in.

The products featured in this year’s publication cover a wide range and include processes designed to save energy and reduce emissions, providing safer operations on site for employees and contractors and provide a full sustainability appraisal of manufacturing operations. This creative and innovative approach is not confined just to a select few in one or two sectors, but can be seen as a key driver for an industry that is continuously improving and constantly changing.

Gareth Ash from Ariston added: “We are very pleased to have been chosen for this year’s CPIA publication. Our NUOS will bring enormous benefits to the construction industry, as it has been designed as an energy efficient alternative to more traditional water heaters. Indeed, the NUOS is a floor standing, unvented cylinder with integrated air source heat pump water heater, which uses a thermodynamic cycle to heat domestic hot water quickly and proficiently. Available as either a 200-litre direct or 250-litre indirect model and with a CoP of 2.8*, the unit is capable of raising the water temperature to 55°C with just the heat pump, making it ideal for off-gas properties or as a replacement for existing electric-only cylinders. It also features an intelligent control system which allows the end-user to program two separate times for hot water to be available. It is very important that our industry recognises and showcases innovation and we are grateful that CPIA 2012 does this.”

* Tested in accordance with EN 16147