Environment

Finland

Rishi Sunak Commends Landmark UK Investment

UK premier Rishi Sunak has welcomed Metsä Tissue’s decision to select Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire as the location for a major planned new European investment. This announcement is another example of the UK being the first choice for European investment and delivers on my commitment to grow the economy, creating better-paid jobs and…

News

Bringing High Powered EV Charging to Commercial Tenants

Knight Frank Investment Management is partnering with EV charging company Mer to install charge points at more than 100 client-owned sites in the United Kingdom. Karl Anders, Mer UK managing director, explains: “Following an in-depth tender process, it is a privilege to become the exclusive EV charging partner for a leading real estate investment manager.…

News

Veolia Comments on Material Focus Vape Research

Donald Macphail, Chief Operating Officer – Treatment at Veolia UK, comments on research finding the number of disposable single-use vapes discarded weekly has quadrupled to 5 million over the last year. According to the latest research from independent not-for-profit organisation Material Focus, the number of disposable single-use vapes thrown away has soared from 1.3 million…

Environment

Climate Change the ‘Defining Issue of Our Time’

Paul McLennan, Scottish Government’s Minister for Housing, has referred to climate change as the “defining issue of our time” at the second Green Home Festival which is part of the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) was the keynote speaker at the launch of the five-day renewables jamboree in central Edinburgh organised by the Construction Industry…

Environment

Scottish Housing Minister to Launch Green Home Festival

Scotland’s second Green Home Festival is set to be launched by Scottish Government Minister Paul McLennan, who has agreed to kick off the week-long series of shows delivering practical assistance and advice to help Scotland become a net zero nation. The Housing Minister will be the keynote speaker at the first session of the five-day renewables jamboree, whichis…

News

Minister Visits Heat Network Project

Leeds City Council and Vital Energi welcome Lord Callanan, UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance) to the award-winning Leeds PIPES heat network on 3rd August. The Minister visited several landmarks and connections on the network including the Recycling & Energy Recovery Facility (RERF), Cross Green energy centre and St…

Event News

The Future of Living

Real estate exhibition Cityscape Global will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 10-13 September under the theme, ‘The Future of Living’. Featuring a wide range of speakers, panels, and exhibitors, the event is dedicated to the latest trends in real estate development, technology and design. Event Highlights Future of Living Summit How to co-create…

Environment

Addressing the United Kingdom’s Retrofit Skills Gap

With data suggesting retrofit recruitment must triple for the UK to reach net-zero by 2050, the Reed Group has launched ‘Reed Environment’ to support the ‘training at scale’ of a new green workforce. According to the group, the initiative will create one of the largest networks of green skills training providers in the country, creating…

Blog

IoT, Smart Meters and Sustainable Water Security

Alex Barter and Gareth Mitchell explain why smart metering is key to creating a water secure future for the United Kingdom. Climate instability combined with an expanding population and escalating levels of per capita consumption are creating unsustainable pressure both on water resources and an overstretched supply network. Yet, without any insight into where leaks…

Cleaning

Replacing Plastic with Paper

UK startup Biovate Hygienics is claiming an industry first following the launch of its ‘Zero Compromise’ range of plastic-free paper bottles for commercial cleaning products. Bottle interiors feature a protective bio liner that prevents contact with liquid products – a coating made from natural pure plant sap latex. Outer cases are infused with natural seaweed…

Net Zero

ADNOC Launches Innovative Carbon Capture Well

During Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), ADNOC has announced the world’s first fully sequestered carbon dioxide (CO2) injection well in a carbonate saline aquifer.  The project, which is expected to begin injecting CO2 in the second quarter of 2023, marks another important step in ADNOC’s commitment to decarbonize its operations, reduce its carbon intensity by…

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Cheaper Bills, Warmer Homes

Tony Beer, managing director of community and supply change co-operative RetrofitWorks, comments on a recent proposal for ‘future-fitting’ homes to tackle climate change and the UK’s cost of living crisis by a cross-selection of industry experts. Dear Editor, RetrofitWorks is proud to have been contributors to the insightful Cheaper Bills, Warmer Homes Strategy which was…

News

NHS Property Services Awards Consultancy Contract for National Smarter Buildings Programme

NHS Property Services are working with Leeds-based energy analytics and industrial IoT business Hark Systems to design a smarter building programme for 3,600 National Health Service facilities. The contract which has been confirmed for an initial period of three months will focus on designing an “Eco-System of technology” to enable the connectivity of buildings and…

design

Launch of Innovative Off-grid Lighting System

Scottish solutions business Eco Group has launched an innovative off-grid lighting system to cut energy bills and reduce the carbon footprint of businesses in partnership with renewable energy solutions specialist Kight Off-Grid Solutions. Eco Off-Grid is a standalone LED street lighting system which works independently from the grid. Powered by solar and wind energy, it can…

Construction

UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation Launches Asset Information Management Common Data Environment

The United Kingdom Defence Infrastructure Organisation has launched the next phase of its Asset Information Management Common Data Environment (AIM CDE), using the intelligent data management platform, gliderbim®. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has successfully led a phased deployment of a new AIM CDE, using the gliderbim platform and with the support of Glider’s information…

Contracts

Rochford District Council in Waste Collection Partnership with Norse

Rochford District Council has appointed Norse Group, the Local Authority Trading Company (LATC) of Norfolk County Council, to deliver waste and street cleansing services under a new eight-year contract. The agreement comes into effect today, with Norse succeeding Suez, Rochford’s previous environmental contractor. Norse is owned by Norfolk County Council and brings together building consultancy…

Environment

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…

Environment

OUTCO Builds Greener Fleet with Volkswagen Finance

UK outdoor compliance specialist OUTCO has signed a two-year deal with Volkswagen Financial Services Rent-A-Car as part of an initiative to modernise its fleet and reduce emissions with new vehicles that feature efficient and Euro 6 compliant engines. The leasing deal replaces an older fleet of owned and hired vehicles with 16 vehicles for OUTCO’s…

Construction

Knowledge at your Fingertips

Industry collaboration body the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has taken a major step towards achieving greater openness, transparency and information exchange within the construction industry in Scotland following its launch of a revolutionary new data dashboard. Available via its own website, the dashboard will benefit the sector, companies and individuals by collecting and disseminating…

Case Studies

Information Management for HMPS Estates

Digitalised building information management (BIM) solutions provider Glider recently worked alongside the UK Ministry of Justice to implement its flagship Common Data Environment (CDE at new prison, HMP Wellingborough, as part of a complex project involving a substantial data set. Due to the extent of data involved, and the project being mandated as ISO 19650-4 deliverable,…

Environment

Quorn and Sodexo Launch Novel Carbon Neutral Contract Catering Solution

Meat free brand Quorn has joined forces with leading food services provider, Sodexo, to begin the global roll out of Carbono Cero, the world’s first carbon neutral solution for food services. The solution could save at least 7,296 tonnes of carbon each year. This month sees the initial roll out of Carbono Cero at a…

Environment

UK’s GMB Union Comments on Incident Involving a Supermarket Sushi Maker

WAITROSE AND SAINSBURY’S SUSHI MAKER LOSES TIPS OF FINGERS IN ACCIDENT THEN CLAIMS BOSSES SENT HIM TO A&E IN TAXI  “If they sent the fingertips with ice with me to the hospital I’d still have them intact today,” says GMB Union member   A sushi maker sliced off the tips of two fingers in and accident…

Construction

Pioneering Biodiversity Units Marketplace Launching in Cambridge

Developers will soon be securing biodiversity units ‘off the shelf’ from a habitat bank in South Cambridgeshire under a partnership between property consultancy Bidwells and Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC).  It’s the first scheme of its kind to be delivered in England and will be a one-stop-shop for developers seeking to offset impacts on biodiversity in…

Corporate Social Responsibility

City of London Corporation Announces ‘Clean City Awards’ Winners

A City of London firm which prevented food waste by delivering 80,000 meals to families in need during the Covid-19 pandemic has been selected for one of the UK’s top environmental awards. Global investment management giant Barings was recognised in the Clean City Awards which are organised by the City of London Corporation to celebrate…

Environment

WBCSD Welcomes Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), an organisation of over 200 forward-looking companies. As a leader in smart, healthy buildings, sustainability has been a central focus of Johnson Control’s operations for decades. The company was one of the earliest to report emissions and pledge emission reductions and has made…

Egypt

Innovative Egyptian Developer to Exhibit at MIPIM 2022 (Cannes, 15th to 18th March)

Property developer Mountain View will be represented within the Egyptian Pavilion at MIPIM 2022, where it will launch an innovative ‘Happiness by Design’ Index whilst showcase 15 projects in prime Egyptian locations. Happiness by Design, an initiative from Mountain View, CallisonRTKL (CRTKL), and Delivering Happiness, will bring together the science of happiness and science of…

Contracts

STRABAG PFS Awarded DEMIRE Integrated Services Contract

STRABAG Property and Facility Services (STRABAG PFS) has been awarded a 3-year integrated property and facilities management, and ESG reporting services contract at 65 commercial properties owned by DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate in Germany. DEMIRE’s portfolio offers a total leasable area of over a million square metres, with the company’s investment strategy focused on…

Environment

EFI Recognised with European Digital Print Production Awards

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has received two European Digital Press (EDP) Awards from the European graphics arts trade press in recognition of its advancements in digital print production. The EFI VUTEk Q5r roll-to-roll UV LED printer beat competition in the large/wide- format printing systems category for printers above 350-centimetres wide. EDP judges honoured EFI Fiery…

Cleaning

European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2022

Incentive FM has been shortlisted for the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2022, which will take place at the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels on 28th April. The prestigious awards have recognised Incentive FM in the Excellence in Client Contractor Relationships category, for its work with British Land at Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre in Leicester.   Glenn…

Cleaning

Why Real-time Data is Essential for Efficient Cleaning

Dan Teare, sector director for the mpro5 field service management platform from Crimson Tide, explains how data can unlock value during cleaning operations. The pandemic has been an eye-opening experience, with millions of us now questioning just how clean our everyday environment is. In a time when personal health should be a number one priority,…

Energy Management

Ensuring Operational Resiliency at the World’s Largest Soluble Coffee Facility

Nestlé is deploying EcoStruxure Asset Advisor, Schneider Electric’s connected operational resiliency and efficiency platform at the Nescafé plant in Toluca, Mexico City.   With daily production of approximately one million jars of coffee a day, the plant is Nescafé’s – as well as the world’s – largest facility of its type, and key to the…

Case Studies

Spotlight on Pest Control

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is inviting facilities managers in the United Kingdom to attend PestEx, its annual expo offering exclusive insights into the work of pest management professionals and their role in protecting premises and businesses. PestEx 2022, which is being hosted by the trade body at ExCel London fro 16-17 March, will…

Environment

EMCOR UK Introduces New Parental Leave Policy

EMCOR UK has introduced 26 weeks maternity leave on full pay, 6 weeks paternity leave on full pay, and several other innovative entitlements for employees with two years’ service following a revamp of its parental leave provision. Developed by the company’s Gender Focus Group, the updated policy takes account of employee feedback, in line with…

News

Companies Unprepared for Hybrid Working

Over half of companies in the EMEA region are still not ready to implement a structural shift to support hybrid working and must do more to create responsible, personalised and experiential workplaces, according to a new report from JLL. A key finding of the research is that organisations, globally, are looking to continue flexibility in…

Environment

Feedr Launches in Edinburgh

Compass Group has introduced Feedr, the workplace delivered food technology platform it acquired in March 2020 to the City of Edinburgh. Developed in the United Kingdom, the foodservice solution offers employers a scalable way to feed teams, either on-site in the workplace or at home. Following its success in serving clients across London, Manchester and…

Environment

Johnson Controls Launches IAQ as a Service Solution

Johnson Controls has launched an OpenBlue Indoor Air Quality Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The new offering is the first dedicated “as-a-service” Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solution for buildings, delivering energy-efficient, turnkey clean air outcomes with an innovative financing model. “Johnson Controls believes the best healthy buildings strategy is a holistic one,” explains Ganesh Ramaswamy, vice president and president, Global…

Environment

Toyota Offers Lithium-ion, Lead-acid and Hydrogen Forklifts

Toyota Material Handling UK has launched a new range of electric counterbalance forklifts. Designed for both indoor and heavy-duty outdoor applications, the Traigo80 80-volt electric counterbalance range is offered with a choice of lithium-ion, lead-acid or fuel cell power solutions. Customers who opt for lithium-ion batteries can select two intelligent energy packs based on Toyota’s own…

Environment

Frost & Sullivan Recognition for Facilio

Frost & Sullivan has recognised IoT building operations and maintenance platform Facilio with a Best Practices’ Product Leadership Award.  With multiple nominees in the category, Frost & Sullivan evaluates participating companies across two dimensions—product portfolio attributes and business impact. Facilio emerged as the winner of the award demonstrating 5-times growth over the last 6 quarters,…

Energy Management

Dura Composites Announces Partnership with Anderton Concrete

Dura Composites and Anderton Concrete are teaming up to help Energy and Infrastructure customers access the best in pre-cast concrete troughs and GRP composite trench covers from a single supply chain source partner. It is the first time a heavy duty precision pultruded GRP technology solution has been designed holistically, with both the lid and trough manufactured…

Engineering

G3 Systems supports Falklands Helicopter Search and Rescue

Global engineering and service solutions provider G3 Systems has completed its first field service visit to British International Helicopters (BIH) at Mount Pleasant Airfield in the Falkland Islands. The purpose of the visit was to provide condition assessment surveys and servicing of essential Ground Support Equipment (GSE) for two Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopters based…

Environment

Veganuary: Corporate Demand for Vegan and Vegetarian Menu Choices

As it marks “Veganuary” 2022, Sodexo is reporting increasing sales of vegan and vegetarian menu options at  corporate foodservice locations in the UK. Food sales data from the global foodservice provider shows that, by the end of 2021, vegan and vegetarian meal options made up 13 per cent of all meal sales at offices and…

Environment

Rewarding Consumers of Sustainable Beauty Products

A new partnership between UK loyalty app Embargo and eco-beauty brand Faith In Nature will incentivise purchases of refillable products.   App users buying qualifying products at participating outlets will be rewarded with loyalty points which can later be traded for free product refills.   According to the company’s literature, Faith In Nature currently saves…

Construction

New Name, Same Vision

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has rebranded to reflect an expanding remit as its members increasingly collaborate on other issues its expanded remit and ongoing collaborative vision for the future.  The unique alliance of trade associations and professional bodies has been rebranded as the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV), putting more emphasis on its…

Environment

Bringing ERP to Vertical Storage Lifts

United Kingdom-based vertical storage lifts supplier Randex has introduced ERP integration with Compact-branded vertical lifts for popular enterprise systems from IBM, SAP, JDA, Red Prairie and Blue Yonder. Manufactured in Sweden by Weland Solutions and distributed exclusively in the UK by Randex, Compact vertical storage lifts save up to 90 per cent of floor space…

COP26

Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022

Press Release: Siemens: Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022 London, 11 January 2022   Siemens: Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022 The impact of the pandemic to fade as we refocus on the road to net zero and the climate emergency   Siemens’ energy and smart infrastructure experts share their views on the…

Environment

Whitworths switch from gas to lithium-ion powered forklifts

Switch from gas to lithium-ion powered forklifts brings productivity benefits for Whitworths Dried fruit, home baking and snack products company, Whitworths, has replaced the gas-powered counterbalance trucks in operation at its Northamptonshire production and storage facility with lithium-ion machines from the Toyota range. In all Toyota has supplied Whitworths with 27 new three- and four-wheel…

Automation & AI

Energy Performance Certificates: Going Back to the UK’s Future?

Saurabh Saxena, founder of Buy To Let and AI property evaluation platform houzen, explains how artificial intelligence is delivering better value from EPCs in the UK. 2022 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in the United Kingdom. Originally a requirement of European Union Directive 2002/91/EC and enshrined in UK…

Cleaning

Golden Service Awards Finalists

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) has announced the finalists for the Kimberly-Clark Professional™ Golden Service Awards 2022. Dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the cleaning industry by their organisers, the awards recognise “excellence, performance and commitment” within cleaning and facilities management. An independent panel of judges from BICSc has shortlisted 59 finalists from 24 companies,…

Environment

Cushman & Wakefield Relocates San Diego Office

13.12.2021, 18:17 Cushman & Wakefield Relocates San Diego Office Cushman & Wakefield has moved its San Diego regional headquarters office to One Paseo, a brand new Class A mixed-use commercial and residential development within California’s prestigious Del Mar community. The global real estate major now occupies cutting-edge office space totalling 22,000 square feet on the…

Environment

STULZ Builds on Benelux Presence

13.12.2021, 15:50 STULZ Builds on Benelux Presence STULZ has supported its expansion across the Benelux region with the opening of a sustainable new regional corporate headquarters building in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. Located a stone’s throw from Schiphol Airport, the new STULZ Groep BV headquarters building was completed in 10 months, and features climate-neutral intelligent infrastructure…

Environment

Why Ocean-bound Plastic Could Soon Have a Place in your Office

Oliver Cripps, Sustainability Manager for Herman Miller, explains why upcycling ocean-bound plastics for use in offices is a logical extension of product life cycle planning. COP26 has now been and gone, but the focus by companies to consider sustainability as a fundamental aspect of the way they do business remains critical in the path to…

Blog

Tackling Climate Change: Why Electric Boilers are in Vogue Again

02.12.2021, 19:18 Tackling Climate Change: Why Electric Boilers are in Vogue Again Robert Presser, vice-president of Montreal-based Acme Engineering Products, explains why electric stream and hot water boilers are the logical choice in the race to achieve net zero The threat of global warming and government-level commitments to the Paris Accord on Climate Change are…

Blog

What Are Commercial Heat Pumps and Why are they so Popular?

02.12.2021, 18:40 What Are Commercial Heat Pumps and Why are they so Popular? The extraordinary impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on commercial energy bills is the latest in a series of price increases that have doubled costs for businesses over the past decade and driven renewed interest in energy saving measures including commercial heat pumps.…

Case Studies

Securing Cement Sustainably

01.12.2021, 14:54 Securing Cement Production Sustainably Adding an element of sustainability to security provision at several mining and cement production sites in Uganda is reaping dividends for Lafarge Building Solutions. For 20 years, G4S has secured Hima Cement mines and a cement plant operated by Lafarge in Uganda as part of a vast and complex…

Energy Management

Veolia Accelerates UK Hydrogen From Water Programme

30.11.2021, 11:22 Veolia Accelerates UK Hydrogen From Water Programme Veolia is advancing a programme to develop hydrogen gas supply infrastructure and decarbonise energy supply.   Believed to be the first application of its type in the UK, the company’s latest development is now managing projects which incorporate electrolyser technology to derive hydrogen from water, and…

Blog

A Practical Guide to Fire Doors

26.11.2021, 13:31 A Practical Guide to Fire Doors With poor specification, installation and maintenance of fire doorsets often resulting in devastating consequences, David Hindle, Head of Door Closer Sales at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, provides advice to facilities managers on fire safety system selection.   Fire safety is paramount and a consideration…

Contracts

New Institutional Investor Support for Mindspace

25.11.2021, 18:24 New Institutional Investor Support for Mindspace Mindspace, the global flex office provider, has secured US $72 million of funding in its latest round. The investment is intended to support the continuation of the company’s growth and its further expansion in Europe, the United States and Israel. The round was led by Harel Insurance…

Environment

Protecting Frontline Key Worker Teams from Abuse

23.11.2021, 15:31 Protecting Frontline Key Worker Teams from Abuse Veolia is taking a stand following a 118 per cent rise in incidents of reported abuse against key workers by members of the UK public over the last 12 months.   In response to a doubling of incidents, Veolia has launched StreetKind, a new campaign thanking…

Environment

Launch of Remote CRA Service

23.11.2021, 13:09 Launch of Remote CRA Service Schneider Electric has launched a remote cyber risk assessment (CRA) service to allow its customers in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland to identify gaps and key risk areas that need remediation. The new service provides recommendations and a roadmap for achieving corporate cybersecurity objectives, with…

Energy Management

Ventilating Life Science Labs Yields Energy Dividend

22.11.2021, 17:49 Ventilating Life Science Labs Yields Energy Dividend New data from Aircuity suggests life sciences clients of its smart building platform are achieving record energy savings and environmental quality metrics in critical laboratory spaces. According to the company’s analysis, more than 50 life sciences organizations operating the Aircuity platform are now saving 158,353,872 pounds…

COP26

BSI Certifies COP26 as a Sustainable Event

18.11.2021, 12:53 BSI Certifies COP26 as a Sustainable Event The planning and delivery of this year’s COP26 event in Glasgow has been certified against the ISO 20121: Sustainable Events Management standard, following an audit by BSI.   The sustainability team at BSI undertook the audit, working with event organizers to independently assess activities, products and…

Environment

Festive Sandwich Launch to Support Charity

16.11.2021, 03:08 Festive Sandwich Launch to Support Charity Proceeds from a new range of festive sandwiches from Westbury Street Holdings business, BaxterStorey, are being directed towards supporting UK charity, the Beyond Food Foundation (BFF).   10 per cent of all proceeds from sales of ‘Festive Turkey’ and ‘Cheeseboard Bloomer’ sandwiches will be donated to BFF’s Travel…

Environment

Portable Air Purifier Range Launches at ISSA Show North America

16.11.2021, 01:50 Portable Air Purifier Range Launches at ISSA Show North America The Pyure Company has announced a new line of advanced portable air purification products at the ISSA Show in Las Vegas.   Targeted at the janitorial and sanitization (Jan-San) industry, the new portable range is designed to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) and…

Blog

Safety in Manual Handling

15.11.2021, 23:45 Safety in Manual Handling Handling and transporting supplies and equipment is a daily requirement for most facilities but one that needs to be managed in accordance with current health and safety guidelines. Facilities managers need to be aware of multiple health and safety regulations relating to the manual handling and transportation of packages and machinery…

Blog

Takeaways from COP26 for Smaller UK Contractors

15.11.2021, 10:07 Takeaways from COP26 for Smaller UK Contractors The Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) comments on how COP26 and legislation announced by the UK government in anticipation of the agreement will impact on SMEs operating in the construction sector. There is a lot of good work already underway to tackle climate change…

COP26

Kier Re-Affirms 100 Per Cent EV Commitment at COP26

12.11.2021, 16:25 Kier Re-Affirms 100 Per Cent EV Commitment at COP26 In celebration of Transport Day at COP26, the UK’s Kier Group has become one of seven organisations to commit to the Climate Group EV100 initiative to electrify fleets of over 250,000 vehicles by 2030. EV100 is an initiative to bring together forward-looking companies committed…

Case Studies

Delivering Discrete Security Protection at a Turkish Holiday Resort

G4S is providing an intelligent and unobtrusive integrated security solution at the popular Emelda Sun Club resort on the Turkish Riviera. In 2020, the company began working with the Emelda Sun Club, an expansive holiday resort complex in Antalya City. Popular with both Turkish and European sun-seekers, Emelda is a large and open-plan holiday destination,…

Blog

Top House-Buying Questions Answered

12.11.2021, 15:07 Top House-Buying Questions Answered Buying your first house is an exciting process. You get to choose a community to settle into, find design inspiration, and organise your belongings ready for moving day. But with the excitement also comes a lot of questions. After all, buying a house is a big leap forward in…

Environment

Reimagining Fashion Retailing

12.11.2021, 11:17 Reimagining Fashion Retailing MODIVO is using Philips displays to create a new ‘phygital’ shopping experience combining elements of physical and online shopping for visitors to its new stock-free store in Warsaw’s Galeria Mlociny shopping mall. PPDS, the global licensee of the Philips Professional Displays brand, supplied 110 advanced 4K Philips X-Line videowall displays…

Blog

COP26, Climate Change and the Built Environment

11.11.2021, 18:32 COP26, Climate Change and the Built Environment As the COP26 conference addresses carbon emissions from buildings for the first time, Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, explains why driving down emissions across the built environment is critical to reversing climate change. In a session dedicated to the built environment,…

COP26

One Small Tree for Glasgow, One Giant Hope for Mankind

A small tree in Glasgow signals hope for forests throughout the world as a new carbon accountability platform is unveiled at COP26.  “Great oaks from little acorns grow”, or so the saying goes, as a transformative technology unveiled on a young tree in Glasgow during COP26 this week promises a lasting impact on the future of all the…

COP26

Aramark Recognised for Sustainable Foodservice

09.11.2021, 12:06 Aramark Recognised for Sustainable Foodservice Aramark UK has received two Waste2zero 2021 awards following its successful introduction of measures to prevent and recycle waste.   The company was successful in winning the Best Recycling Project Award and the Best Waste Project Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Award, with Aramark also receiving a commendation in the Best…

Contracts

Westfield Shopping Centre Contracts

05.11.2021, 13:35 Westfield Shopping Centre Contracts Mitie has won a new three-year contract with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) to deliver security services at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City, Europe’s two largest shopping centres. The contracts, which also cover site patrol and control room management, include bespoke training for all 230 Mitie Security Officers on site to…

Energy Management

Manufacturer Turns to Shell Energy to Decarbonise UK Operation

Cepac has announced a collaboration with Shell Energy to reduce its environmental impact and reliance on non-renewable utility supply. The agreement will see Shell Energy supply 14GWh of renewable electricity annually supported by UK-certified renewable certificates of origin to Cepac’s state-of-the-art production facilities. With sustainability considered a key business priority, Cepac is progressively transitioning to…

Australia

HRH The Prince of Wales Terra Carta Seal

Johnson Controls has been named as an inaugural recipient of the Terra Carta Seal from HRH The Prince of Wales in recognition of its commitment to creating a sustainable future. The inaugural Terra Carta Seal award recognises global corporations that are demonstrating their commitment to, and momentum towards, the creation of genuinely sustainable markets. It…

COP26

Just Transitioning and Net Zero

03.11.2021, 12:06 Just Transitioning and Net Zero Following the UK’s decision to require large companies to demonstrate their commitment to climate change targets, Justin Kelly, Siemens PLC corporate communications director, presents key findings of new research that is to be unveiled at COP26 demonstrating why climate action is a corporate imperative. The halfway stage has…

Blog

Why Defra’s Organic Oversight Risks Backfiring

01.11.2021, 13:50 Why Defra’s Organic Oversight Risks Backfiring Roger Kerr, chief executive of UK community interest company Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G) comments on a damning new report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Parliamentary Select Committee into the UK’s lack of strategic vision in implementing its ‘flagship’ land management policy for the agricultural…

COP26

Climate Change Accountability Ecosystem to Present at COP26

29.10.2021, 12:37 Climate Change Accountability Ecosystem to Present at COP26 A new technology platform which facilitates meaningful global climate change accountability has been selected for presentation as world leaders gather in Glasgow for the COP26 summit next week. New Energy Matrix is a global ecosystem software platform developed by Isle of Man-based data management specialists,…

Energy Management

Erik Jaspers Elevated to IFMA Fellow

29.10.2021, 11:39 Erik Jaspers Elevated to IFMA Fellow The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has recognised the contribution of Erik Jaspers, Global Strategy & Innovation Director at Planon, to its international development by naming him as a Fellow. Jaspers, a consummate FM Technology expert who has helped define the agenda for information technology in the…

Appointments

Occupier Specialists Join Cushman & Wakefield San Diego

29.10.2021, 01:33 Occupier Specialists Join Cushman & Wakefield San Diego Tenant advisory and occupier services veterans Andrew Ewald and Sean Fitzmaurice have joined Cushman & Wakefield’s San Diego office from CBRE. Ewald, who joins as executive director and Fitzmaurice who joins as managing director, will focus on advising occupiers in the life sciences, medical device and…

Environment

Vaillant Transitions to Lithium-ion Fleet

28.10.2021, 10:46 Vaillant Transitions to Lithium-ion Fleet Intralogistics specialists Jungheinrich have supported global energy-saving HVAC solutions provider, Vaillant Group’s transition from lead acid to Lithium-ion batteries. The full upgrade and replacement of the warehouse fleet operated by subsidiary Vaillant Industrial represents a major step in securing the 140 year old family-owned manufacturer’s ambition of operating…

Automation & AI

Improving IAQ and Combating Covid-19

27.10.2021, 16:06 Improving IAQ and Combating Covid-19 Rockwell Automation and air purifying leader The Pyure Company have announced a five-year strategic collaboration to develop solutions for improving indoor air quality and checking the spread of COVID-19. As the pandemic has accelerated the need for companies to become more resilient, agile, and sustainable, Pyure has integrated Industrial…

China

Chinese-Israeli JV to Target Silver Tech Smart Home Market

27.10.2021, 09:00 Chinese-Israeli JV to Target Silver Tech Smart Home Market A new joint-venture partnership between Haier subsidiary HCH and global RF imaging products developer Vayyar is set to launch an IoT ecosystem that uses touchless sensor technology to benefit ageing populations in China and other countries. The strategic relationship will initially develop a solution…

Environment

A Radical Collaboration for Regeneration

26.10.2021, 17:00 A Radical Collaboration for Regeneration BlueTech Forum, an annual, two-day event focused on water conservation, the circular economy and corporate environmental goals, will return to the Vancouver Convention Centre on 7 June 2022. Hosted by BlueTech Research under the theme, Radical Collaboration for Regeneration, next year’s event will seek to catalyse partnerships that support companies with…

Environment

What is Business Interruption Insurance?

25.10.2021, 22:37 What is Business Interruption Insurance? U.S. environmental and reconstruction services provider ATI Restoration explains why business interruption insurance is essential for managing continuity and safeguarding against downtime. Running a successful company, regardless of its size, can be difficult. There are many inevitable and unforeseen challenges you can face from time to time in…

Energy Management

Monitoring ESG and Wellness in Buildings with AI

A new all-in-one solution from Johnson Controls allows building operators to track key metrics relating to sustainability, occupier health and wellness, and energy and water consumption. The new OpenBlue Performance Advisor application expands on the rich capabilities of Johnson Controls OpenBlue Enterprise Manager solution, supporting organisations seeking to achieve clean air and sustainability targets through…

Blog

How Acoustic Lighting Can Improve a Modern Office Setting

25.10.2021, 15:10 How Acoustic Lighting Can Improve a Modern Office Setting Karen Lopez explains how acoustic lighting can come to the aide of open plan office design by improving acoustics and privacy.   Modern open-plan offices are great for promoting cooperation and communication among team members. It is known to boost team spirit and build…

Blog

Cleaning Fitness Facilities in the New Normal

25.10.2021, 14:47 Cleaning Fitness Facilities in the New Normal As users of gyms and fitness centres adjust to the requirements of the post-Covid-19 environment, adopting a systematic and standards-based approach to hygiene can yield safety dividends for facility owners and operators. Establish a cleaning schedule Implementing a cleaning schedule is essential for ensuring your fitness facility remains…

Contracts

Schools Achieve European GRESB Benchmark Rankings

21.10.2021, 19:48 Schools Achieve European GRESB Benchmark Rankings Two UK schools managed under a PFI contract by BAM FM have been assessed and ranked against the global GRESB Environmental, Social and Governance benchmark for real estate.   The schools in Somerset and West Dunbartonshire achieved fourth and seventh place respectively in the annual GRESB Infrastructure Asset Assessment…

Environment

Improving the Coordination of Offshore Wind Transmission

20.10.2021, 18:02 Improving the Coordination of Offshore Wind Transmission The Crown Estate, Crown Estate Scotland and National Grid Group subsidiary National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) have committed to building a closer relationship in support coordinated delivery of offshore wind projects in the UK. As key partners of the Offshore Transmission Network Review (OTNR), all…

COP26

Net Zero: Is the UK Missing the Point?

19.10.2021, 14:24 Net Zero: Is the UK Missing the Point? Mark Bouldin, an environmental specialist with Johnson Controls, comments on the UK government’s strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions which was published today. The UK has just released its plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions but it’s missing an important piece of the puzzle. 40 per cent of…

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