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BAM FM Awarded Contracts by Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police have appointed BAM FM, the facilities management business of BAM UK and Ireland, to provide hard FM services at their state-of-the-art headquarters in Liverpool, and a further 78 buildings in and around Merseyside. Under the terms of two separate three-year contracts (extendable by an additional two years) BAM FM will deliver 24/7 electrical and mechanical maintenance services including…

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A New Vision of a Better World at Work

EMCOR UK’s latest business report sets out the company’s vision to create a better world at work for people, communities and the planet. The report acknowledges and echoes the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as general corporate objectives going forward: Global Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing: Ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Global…

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CE Dealer Team Announces World-first Gender Equal World RX Line-up

For the first time in FIA World Rallycross Championship history, a gender equal full-season driver line-up will be represented on the 2022 grid by Construction Equipment Dealer Team. The talented duo of Klara Andersson and Niclas Grönholm will drive for the Swedish team in the world’s most exciting electric motorsport category – a team headed by the experienced Team Manager…

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Johnson Controls Inaugurates OpenBlue Innovation Centre at Global HQ in Cork

Johnson Controls has opened an OpenBlue Innovation Centre in its global headquarter’s building at One Albert Quay in Cork, Ireland to provide a future-ready built environment to showcase to customers. The new centre belongs to an international network of OpenBlue Innovation Centres which are pioneering new ways of providing smart, healthy and sustainable spaces for customers. “We are very pleased…

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DS Smith Appoints CBRE as Global Real Estate Advisor

CBRE has been appointed global real estate advisor to sustainable packaging business DS Smith. Under the terms of the agreement, CBRE will provide account management, real estate strategy, portfolio services and transactions and estates management services across DS Smith’s portfolio of around 500 properties across 34 countries with a total built footprint of 5.3 million sqm (57.2 million square feet).…

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Trei Real Estate Awards Apleona Berlin Integrated FM Contracts

Trei Real Estate GmbH has selected Apleona to deliver integrated soft and hard FM services at two residential and commercial properties it is developing in Berlin. The contract covers a total of 304 apartments and retail stores with a total area of around 4,500 sq. m, and is due to start in summer 2022 six months before the projects are…

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Elior UK Renews Armed Forces Corporate Covenant Commitment

Elior UK has re-affirmed its support for The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant at a signing ceremony attended by CEO, Cathering Roe and Air Vice Marshal, Ranald Munro. The Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives because of their…

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Mayoral Summit to Discuss Decarbonisation in the British Isles

SSE Energy Solutions supported by Green TV will host a Mayors’ Leadership Group from 7th to 8th June with participants invited from across the UK and Ireland to discuss the actions needed to decarbonise cities and entire regions.  Following the success of an inaugural summit last November, the two-day event at the Science and Industry Museum in  Manchester will bring…

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BAM FM Secures Place on NHS Shared Business Services Framework

BAM’s facilities management business has been appointed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), to its Hard Facilities Management framework agreement (Hard FM). BAM was awarded a place for eight main lots, and places on 23 sub lots. The full list is below. BAM’s healthcare credentials were also recently recognised by its appointment to the P22 healthcare framework for capital…

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Wiltshire Development Secures New Tenants

RO Real Estate, a subsidiary of UK family-owned business, The RO has successfully pre-let two food retail units on its development at Solstice Park in Amesbury, Wiltshire.  Work on the units is underway with completion expected over the summer and customer visits expected to commence later this year. Tenants include leading food retailer Greggs, the well-loved British bakery chain, which…

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Aramark to Spin-off Uniform Services Business

Aramark has announced plans to separate its Aramark Uniform Services (AUS) business into an independent, publicly traded company by the end of fiscal year 2023. The spin-off is expected to qualify as tax-free to Aramark and its stockholders for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Unveiling the plan, John Zillmer, Aramark Chief Executive Officer, said: ““Substantial improvements across the Company—including culture,…

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Co-op Live Arena Signs Official Sponsor-Suppliers

The Co-op Live which will open in Manchester as Britain’s largest outdoor arena in December 2023 has announced a raft of new sponsor-supplier partners taking total revenue generated from sponsorships to 50 per cent of its initial target, with supporting brands including Britvic, Elavon, Unilever, and Schneider Electric.   Britvic joins as official soft drink partner with exclusive rights to…

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Mace Announces New Global Head of Responsible Business

Mace has appointed James Low who has previously oversees its responsible business service offering for consultancy and facilities management as Global Head of Responsible Business. Low, who has been with Mace for eight years, has been instrumental in the company’s drive to reduce industry carbon emissions. He played a key role in the development of Mace’s net zero carbon strategy, ‘Steps…

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USGBC Reports on IAQ in Schools

A new report from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and ASHRAE details how school districts in the United States have continued to manage air quality within their schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Managing Air Quality in the Pandemic: How K-12 Schools Addressed Air Quality in the Second Year of COVID-19” builds on an April 2021 report,…

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FMANZ World FM Day Online Event (11 May, 5pm NZST)

As the facility services sector commemorates World FM Day 2022, the Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ) is hosting an online Zoom event to celebrate the contribution of FM to the lives of New Zealanders. An initiative from Global FM, World FM Day (WFMD) showcases the achievements of individual professionals as well as the industry as a whole. In…

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ENGIE to Certify Renewable Energy Sites in France with New Label Scheme

An innovative labelling scheme developed by ENGIE in partnership with Bureau Veritas is to be rolled out across the company’s renewable energy sites in France, bringing greater transparency to its environmental commitments. The TED – Transition Energétique Durable (“Sustainable Energy Transition”) labelling scheme will be certified by Bureau Veritas and build on nine existing commitments made by ENGIE that include…

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MSL Calls on Businesses to Reduce Energy Waste

With the UK experiencing an on-going energy crisis, MSL Property Care Services has released recommendations to help businesses save an estimated £33.9 billion of wasted energy this year. Following the news surrounding the increasing energy bills for residents in the UK, businesses are also facing a crisis. Corporate energy doesn’t currently have a price cap in the UK, with some…

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Aris Water Solutions Enters Full Cycle Water Management Agreement with Chevron U.S.A.

Aris Water Solutions has signed a long-term full cycle water management agreement with Chevron in the Permian Basin, southwestern United States. Under the arrangement, Aris will provide produced water handling and recycling services in a portion of Chevron’s core position in the Delaware Basin, including acreage in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico and Culberson and Reeves Counties, Texas. The…

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Triplett Launches Environmental Particle Counter for IAQ Monitoring

Simultaneously measures 6 channels of particle sizes down to 0.3 microns

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LA Industrial Portfolio Sells for US $85 Million

Cushman & Wakefield has advised the sale of a ±13.43-acre industrial park comprising five buildings totaling 95,600 square feet with two land parcels totaling ±4.17 acres all on the same cul-de-sac in Los Angeles. The portfolio is located strategically, adjacent to the Van Nuys Airport. Boston real estate investment firm Longpoint Realty Partners acquired the portfolio from private ownership. Jeff…

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Launch of Toyota Traigo24 Compact Electric Forklift

The new Toyota Traigo24 electric counterbalance range offers a choice of models with capacities of 1, 1.25 and 1.5 tonnes with lift heights up to 6.5 metres. The easy-to-drive compact 3-wheel truck allows for safe and efficient operations in tight spaces or congested areas. A wide range of light to mid-duty applications can be handled by this driver-friendly truck and its…

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Landmarc to Address Mental Health in the Workplace

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week (9th-15th May 2022), Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) has signed the Mental Health at Work Commitment, curated by the Thriving at Work Leadership Council, Business in the Community (BITC) and mental health charity Mind, to demonstrate its commitment to developing a thriving and inclusive workplace environment. In a survey of UK adults, conducted by…

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Johnson Controls Acquisition of Asset Plus

Johnson Controls has acquired Asset Plus, a specialist provider of energy reduction and zero-carbon measures for the UK public sector. Delivering sustainability savings for multiple NHS organisations, local authorities, and educational establishments, Asset Plus provides strategic support and project management for energy efficiency measures and retrofitting across complex built environments. This includes low-carbon heating through Air Source Heat Pumps, low-energy…

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Aramark Receives DiversityInc Recognition

Aramark has been recognized by DiversityInc has recognised Aramark as a Top Company for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for the first time, also recognising the foodservice and facility services provider as a “Top 50” company for diversity for a sixth consecutive year. During the 21st annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity event hosted by DiversityInc, the producers of the most…

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Honeywell Launches Connected Forge Warehouse Solution

Honeywell Forge Connected Warehouse, the latest enhancement to the company’s enterprise performance management software solution, promises to assist customers accelerating the digital transformation of their operations. Launched as part of the technology supplier’s Spring 2022 solutions’ offering, the solution is being promoted for its ability to help organizations simplify operations and lower costs by providing increased visibility to data as…

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Ethisphere Names JLL to its 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies List

JLL has been included in Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list for a 15th consecutive year recognizing its commitment to business integrity through best-in-class ethics, compliance and governance practices. Ethisphere defines and advances standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success and provides a community of industry experts that takes the form of a…

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Republic Services and Archaea Energy to Develop U.S. Renewable Natural Gas Projects

Republic Services, Inc., and renewable natural gas (RNG) producer have announced a new joint venture to develop 39 RNG projects across the United States. The partnership, the country’s largest RNG portfolio build-out to date, will convert landfill gas into pipeline-quality RNG that can be used for a variety of applications to displace gas from fossil fuels. The initiative is expected…

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Fergus Keane to Join BNP Paribas Real Estate from Cushman & Wakefield

BNP Paribas Real Estate (BNPPRE) has announced the strategic appointed of Fergus Keane from Cushman & Wakefield as the new Head of its Central London Office Investment team. Keane, currently an international partner in Cushman & Wakefield’s London Markets team, has over two decades of experience in commercial property throughout the UK and Ireland. Working primarily in the West End…

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PPDS Restructures Global Management Team

PPDS has adopted a new senior management structure with Franck Racape, Martijn van der Woude and Robert Hsu assuming extended roles in global operations following the announcement current general manager, Chris Colpaert, is to leave the company. The trio will lead the the global provider of Philips branded digital signage, interactive displays, direct view LED and professional TV products and…

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San Antonio Tech Port Center + Arena Opens to Sellout Crowds

ASM Global and its culinary division SAVOR have opened the 3,300 capacity Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas with a sellout event headlined by rock band The Smashing Pumpkins who helped showcase state-of-the-art facility, sightlines, VIP amenities and a unique hospitality offering. Billed as the most technologically advanced lifestyle entertainment venue in the world, the venue offers a food…

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Enabling Premium Audio for PSNI Global’s Annual ISE Meeting

Technology and service provider network PSNI Global Alliance has selected Shure as the official supplier of audio for its annual global meeting at ISE 2022. A Global Preferred Vendor Partner for the Alliance, Shure will provide its Microflex® Complete Wireless (MXCW) Conference System to enable discussions during the off-site meeting. This premier solution combines microphone, loudspeaker, interpretation audio and user…

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