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Lighting The Way To A Cleaner Future In China With the structure completed in 2016, the 530m high CTF Finance Centre in Guangzhou is one of China’s tallest buildings and amongst the top ten highest in the world. The ultra-high-rise landmark is part of a trio of supertall structures, with the IFC to the West of the city and the Canton Tower situated nearby. atg UV Technology was proud to have been selected to provide the UV systems currently being installed as part of the aquatics project being undertaken on the 94th floor in preparation for completion of the new Rosewood Hotel which will occupy the top 16 floors. The hotel is set to redefine premium luxury in one of China’s most vibrant and dynamic locations, offering 251 guestrooms, 355 residencies, restaurants, bars and an extensive spa and leisure facility with various pool experiences. Barr + Wray, one of the UK’s leading aquatics engineering consultants, had been appointed for the Engineering Consultancy, and subsequently contracted for the design and build for the thermal spa and pool equipment. Working with Barr + Wray, atg UV were selected based on their

industry expertise to provide the UV which will protect bathers from harmful chloramines and inactivate chlorine resistant pathogens found in pools. As a market leader in UV systems for aquatics applications, atg UV will provide this impressive new hotel with their most compact range designed specifically for the swimming pool industry. The Rosewood Hotel will see six Wafer (WF) Series installed, with each system guaranteed to deliver a minimum 3-log reduction (99.9% inactivation) of cryptosporidium. The ultra-efficient, easy to install WF is the most compact medium pressure UV system on the market and has been designed to fit into the smallest of plant rooms without comprising on performance.

materials in its construction. Glowing salt brick walls enclose a clean, open space while infusing a plethora of therapeutic benefits. In addition to storing heat and increasing efficiency, unrefined salt cleans the air, relieves skin problems, cleanses the respiratory system and emits negative ions, which elevates mood. A custom-built rail system is used to mount the salt bricks without adhesive or mortar, allowing for easy maintenance and dismantling. Unlike a typical sauna, the WelPod requires no preheating and remains warm at all times. This is possible because of the efficient building envelope, interior salt brick walls that act as a thermal mass, and the intelligent control system. The energyefficient design consumes considerably less power than a traditional sauna, swimming pool, or hot tub. The WelPod is available as a standalone structure that can be placed into any outdoor setting, or as an interior room that can be built into any floor plan.

Waterco continues to flex its muscles in the water treatment industry by expanding its product line along with its manufacturing force. Such is the demand for its commercial fibreglass filters, that an additional 120 new staff have been employed over the last 12 months in the company’s Malaysian fibreglass filter division, bringing the headcount at its manufacturing plant to a total of 500. This is mainly to cope with the manufacturing of commercial fibreglass filters, which have a high labour content. “Waterco is known around the world for pioneering reliable solutions for healthy, safe water environments – and the growth of the company’s sales to the commercial aquatic and water treatment markets around the world is a testament to the global acceptance of Waterco’s commercial filters,” said Tony Fisher, Division CEO Europe and North America. Known for being an environmentally sensitive manufacturer, Waterco’s latest initiative aims to reduce water, power and chemical consumption further in the aquaculture, swimming pool, spa and water filtration sectors. “Our globally respected brand has become synonymous with environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility – and we take that reputation very seriously,” explained Tony. “We recently took the additional step of implementing an Integrated Management System (IMS) that is based on the ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification, and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification – two of the world’s most recognisable certifications.” This new product-related environmental protection requires strict oversight in all phases of Waterco’s product life cycles – from conception, development, manufacture and use, to its end-of-life treatment. “Our intention in implementing the IMS is to make a positive, long-lasting difference for our employees, the environment and for future generations,” added Tony.

Circle Wellness Studios +1 778 847 9212 www.circlewellnessstudios.com

Waterco Europe 01795 521733 www.waterco.eu

atg UV Technology 01942 216 161 www.atguv.com

Vancouver Design Studio Reinvents The Sauna

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Created by Circle Wellness Studios, the WelPod is an immersive and multi-sensory room designed to promote physical and emotional well-being. It is a modern reinvention of the sauna with many new layers of functionality and purpose. Expanding beyond the qualities of a typical sauna, the WelPod is designed for meditation, hot yoga, stretching, deep relaxation and rehabilitation. The WelPod provides undistracted sensory experiences courtesy of preprogrammed heat, sound, light and airflow, allowing users to sequence events in the room based on a particular mood, activity, or desired outcome. A user-friendly touch switch allows users to create on-the-fly adjustments as desired as well. The driving force behind the WelPod’s soothing environment lies in the innovative selection and use of natural, therapeutic

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