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Elior UK Launches Social Value Charter

Contract caterer Elior UK is embracing a new Social Value Charter which builds on activities already embedded in its business modell. The company is also adopting a co-ordinated approach to economic, social and environmental governance to ensure all employees and suppliers make a conscious effort to create a positive impact wherever possible. The Charter summarises…

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S. Property Group in Swedish Smart Community Collaboration

Serendipity’s property company, the Stockholm-based S. Property Group, has confirmed the involvement of smart infrastructure providers Vattenfall and Three Sweden, Samsung Electronics and ABB (via an existing partnership with Samsung) in a new smart urban environment it is developing in Stockholm’s commuter belt. The developer expects implementation of the Brobyholm project which will be located…

Perspectives

Red Diesel in the UK: Helping Clients with the New Changes

Russel Rhodes, Business Development Manager at Adler and Allan, considers the operating consequences for facilities managers of legislation limiting the use of red diesel in the United Kingdom. April 1st has been, and gone, and red diesel has been banned from use in certain sectors. However, this wasn’t a standalone event. It is part of…

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Are we Returning to Smaller Hybrid Offices?

Ian Ellis, Marketing & Sales Specialist Manager at Siemens Building Products, consider the impact of office downsizing on hybrid working. At the height of the lockdowns during COVID-19 technology helped us to carry on seamlessly working from the home.  We met our work colleagues virtually on videoconferencing platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and…

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Crown Commercial Service awards major new ‘social value enabled’ FM framework

UK government executive procurement agency Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded 44 supplier places on its  new Facilities Management and Workplace Services framework. The new framework supports the principles of the Government’s Sourcing Playbook by heavily weighting ‘quality’ in its contract award criteria, rather than lowest cost – emphasising the importance of social value and…

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Cloudfm Welcomes UK Net Zero Report

Cloudfm has welcomed a House of Commons Environment Audit Committee (EAC) report that calls for whole-life carbon assessments of larger buildings. ‘Building to net zero: costing carbon in construction’ criticises the government for focusing too much on reporting energy efficiency and lacking the impetus to mandate reporting on embodied carbon emissions for the whole life…

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Aircuity Installed at SOM’s 7 World Trade Center Headquarters

Aircuity has installed its ventilation optimization platform in the new headquarters of global architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), at 7 World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City. SOM selected the Aircuity platform for its ability to optimize ventilation and deliver a healthier and more productive indoor environment, along with Aircuity’s continuous indoor…

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Make Do and Mend: Supporting the Environmental Argument Against Demolition

Tom Roche, Secretary of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, comments on calls from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for the government to halt building demolition in favour of refurbishment and repurposing as the UK transitions to a more sustainable built environment. With the built environment accounting for 38% of total energy-related global CO2 emissions,…

Case Studies

Tackling Waste with BRE

Charlotte Harris, sustainability administrator at Pexhurst, explains why BRE Group’s SmartWaste tool has prompted the reimagining of the UK fit-out specialist’s waste management strategy. Harris joined Pexhurst just over a year ago as an assistant buyer and the company’s sustainability administrator when she was charged with overseeing the implementation and management of a new sustainability…

Events

Siemens to Host Innovation Event at Manchester Central in June

Siemens will host a two-day conference and exhibition in Manchester on July 12th and 13th, 2022. Transform 2022 will be held at the city’s iconic Manchester Central venue, bringing together hundreds of industry leaders, influencers and regulators from across the UK and Ireland to collaborate and solve some of the most pressing organisational challenges. From…

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The Emirates FA Cup Scores for Sustainability

Chelsea in blue, Liverpool in red – but green was the colour of Saturday’s 2021/22 Emirates FA Cup Final as sustainability took centre stage (literally) with a world first recycled pitch banner. Liverpool and Chelsea might have thought they were the only ones taking to Wembley Stadium’s legendary grass on Saturday, but Veolia, The Football…

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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…

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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…

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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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NHS SBS Revises Hard FM Procurement Framework

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has launched its second-generation Hard Facilities Management (Hard FM) framework agreement. The second iteration of the organisation’s highly successful framework is designed to respond to the need within the NHS for high-quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions, which help NHS trusts manage their estates successfully. The new framework’s scope has…

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