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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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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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