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CICV Calls for UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) Mark Intervention

The Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV) is calling on the Scottish Government to intervene and help address concerns raised by Scottish construction businesses over the introduction of the new UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark. The unique trades organisation’s Post-Brexit and Trade Group has written to Business Minister Ivan McKee requesting assistance as CICV businesses grapple…

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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…

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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…

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Powering Performance at Independent Schools

A ‘Healthy Futures’ Partnership between Sodexo and the British Nutrition Foundation is helping to enhance an evidence-based Powering Performance programme introduced at independent schools in the United Kingdom to inspire young people to make informed, healthier and more sustainable food and drink choices, Powering Performance also empowers chefs at independent schools to support good nutrition…

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Elite Commercial REIT and DWP Collaborate on Sustainability

Singapore based Elite Commercial REIT Management, the manager of the Elite Commercial REIT, will invest £12.5 million on sustainability and climate adoption improvements at premises occupied by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in line with the UK government’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The works are scheduled to take…

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A Focus on Wellbeing

Sodexo UK and Ireland have announced a strategic health and wellbeing partnership with Spectrum.Life to provide their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to all colleagues with a comprehensive suite of health and wellbeing solutions to support their mental and physical health. Since 2015, Sodexo has provided an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support colleagues with life’s…

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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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Enhancing Fire Safety in Large Non-Standard Buildings

22.11.2021, 16:56 Enhancing Fire Safety in Large Non-Standard Buildings Honeywell Building Technologies provides guidance on advanced smoke detection in buildings with atria and large open spaces. Today, the owners of a growing number of non-standard building designs like museums, arenas, stadiums and structures with atria or large open spaces are turning to performance-based design for…

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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…

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University of Leicester Data Centre FM Contract

14.09.2021, 13:00 University of Leicester Data Centre FM Contract The University of Leicester has appointed Keysource on a three-year extendable contract to provide critical facilities management services for its data centre. Under the terms of the contract which was awarded through the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) Framework for the provision of Data Centre…

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The Importance of Performance Management In Business

30.08.2021, 20:01 The Importance of Performance Management In Business Understanding employee performance management as a function of talent management is essential for businesses wishing to maximise workforce productivity and engagement. Every organization needs to understand what its employees are doing, how they are performing, and where they are in line to hit their performance goals.…

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Beware of MEES

13.08.2021, 13:33 Beware of MEES Jonathan Rhodes, head of commercial valuations and Rob Burke, director of building consultancy at Cluttons, caution commercial property owners and lenders following the closure of the UK government’s consultation on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).   Following the closure of the MEES consultation in June this year, the property sector…

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Aircuity Swings Behind New IWBI Standard

Aircuity is announcing its support for the recently launched WELL Performance Rating standard for healthy indoor environments developed by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). IWBI designed the new rating as a new designation that “uses dynamic human and building performance metrics to enhance the experience of the people inside.” Aircuity’s endorsement is based on…

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Taking EV Battery Performance to a New Level

30.06.2021, 09:17 Taking EV Battery Performance to a New Level Photovoltaic solutions company Solarwatt has launched a new brand and announced partnerships for the development of new EV battery solutions for the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia with BMW Group and Webasto. Demand for renewable energy is booming, and Solarwatt is investing to ensure householders and…

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Making Historic Buildings Energy Efficient

Historic buildings can help tackle the climate crisis, according to a new report from Grosvenor Britain & Ireland. Produced in consultation with the National Trust, Historic England, Peabody, Southern Housing Group and The Crown Estate, and written with Donald Insall Associates, Heritage & Carbon argues for a decisive reformulation of planning policy as the United Kingdom prepares to…

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Net Carbon Accommodation Opens at Military Training Facility

17.06.2021, 13:24 Net Carbon Accommodation Opens at Military Training Facility UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Climate Change and Sustainability Lead, Lt Gen Richard Nugee, has officially opened three new environmentally friendly buildings at the Nesscliff Training Camp in Shropshire. The accommodation blocks form part of a wider investment being undertaken by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation…

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Living Building Challenge Certification

06.05.2021, 20:48 Living Building Challenge Certification The Georgia Institute of Technology’s Kendeda Building has earned Living Building Challenge certification for Innovative Sustainable Design confirming it to be one of the world’s greenest. Version 3.1 of The Living Building Challenge requires projects to undergo a 12-month performance period, during which time a building must be ascertained…

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Mental Health Training for the Security Industry

04.05.2021, 14:25 Mental Health Training for the Security Industry The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has teamed up with learning and development specialists Ethos Farm to create an avatar-led online programme for security personnel called ‘Being Human’. Announcing the new programme, Mike Hurst CPP MSyI and IFPO UK & Ireland director, said: “We are…

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Outstanding Contract Security Company of the Year

17.03.2021, 15:52 Outstanding Contract Security Company of the Year UK manned guarding provider Axis Security has been recognised with a top national award.   The business was named as the “Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding)” at this year’s Outstanding Security Performance Awards (the OSPAs), which celebrate organisations proven best-in-class performance. Highlighting a focus on inclusivity…

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Delivering Carbon-efficient Army Accommodation

16.03.2021, 21:22 Delivering Carbon-efficient Army Accommodation The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recognised the commitment of Landmarc Support Services, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Reds10 to sustainable construction.   The recognition in this year’s MoD Sanctuary Awards was announced on 16 March 2021 at a virtual event with Jeremy Quin, Minister for Defence…

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Adler and Allan Announces Aquisitions

15.03.2021, 12:13 Adler and Allan Announces Aquisitions Environmental risk business, Adler and Allan, has announced the acquisition of three companies into the group. The acquisition of electrical specialists AMGS Electrical, hazardous material specialist Flotech Performance Systems Limited (Flotech) and industrial sewage specialist and underground infrastructure specialist Oneline Surveys, follows recent changes to Adler and Allan’s…

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Veolia joins UK Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework

11.03.2021, 13:29 Veolia joins UK Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework Veolia, has secured a place on the United Kingdom’s new ETL Net Zero Carbon Delivery (NZCD) Framework which is designed to advance progress on public sector’s carbon targets.   The company has been awarded a place on all four lots covering All Encompassing Technologies, Heating…

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Dublin Teaching Hospital Awards EPC

07.12.2020, 14:56 Dublin Teaching Hospital Awards EPC St. James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Veolia in partnership with the Carbon and Energy Fund Ireland (CEFI). Under the agreement, Veolia will manage projects covering the design, delivery, installation, commissioning and operation of a wide range of energy upgrades in…

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Energy Savings at Vodafone

14.10.2020, 18:29 Energy Savings at Vodafone A range of energy management measures from Mitie has helped Vodafone UK achieve energy savings of £10 million during the last three years. The saving of 100 gigawatt hours (GWh) are the equivalent of the annual energy needs of a town of 65,000 people and represent reductions in CO2…

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Supporting Maintenance of Social Housing

Barnet Homes, a subsidiary of Barnet Council in North London, has launched an in-house repairs service with field service management software from Belfast-based Totalmobile.   Designed in consultation with local residents and Barnet Homes’ Housing Association Performance Advisory Group, the new maintenance platform provides real-time snapshots of the performance of field operatives.   With easy…

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Growing Demand for Polyester Webbing

28.07.2020, 17:27 Growing Demand for Polyester Webbing The polyester woven webbing market is experiencing a resurgence as demand overcomes short-term disruption caused by the closure of manufacturing plant to Covid-19.   Many manufacturers, including Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), are reporting expanding production of 100 per cent Berry-compliant polyester webbing for critical safety applications. The material,…

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Miele Sets New Standards with Little Giants Range

16.07.2020, 16:19 Miele Sets New Standards with Little Giants Range Miele Professional has launched Little Giants, a range of washing machines and dryers with cycles as low as 49 minutes for load capacities of 8 kilos. Comprising the PERFORMANCE washing machine and dryer and the PERFORMANCE PLUS washing machine and dryer, the range features controls…

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Supporting Minority Suppliers in Chicago

13.07.2020, 17:49 Supporting Minority Suppliers in Chicago Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc., which advocates business opportunities for minority-owned companies, has announced Aramark as 2020 Presenting Sponsor of its Progress, Insight & Performance Education (PIPE) program. The PIPE Program is an eight-week, advanced business management program designed to provide participants from diverse owned companies (a…

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Making Even More Buildings Smarter

15.06.2020, 16:48 Making Even More Buildings Smarter Siemens company J2 Innovations has unveiled entry-level building management system solution, FIN microBMS, which is targeted at OEM installers working with operators of multiple sites with small to mid-sized buildings.   The entry-level FIN-based system is a powerful simple-to-use plug-and-play solution for efficient building management that has removed…

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90-Day Remote Boiler Monitoring Trial

28.05.2020, 09:43 90-Day Remote Boiler Monitoring Trial Vericon Systems is offering a free trial of its BCM:Connect remote boiler monitoring solution for Housing Associations and Social Housing providers.   Billed as “an intelligent device that not only monitors a boiler’s condition in real time, but also predicts when it might fail”, BCM:Connect enables landlords and M&E providers…

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A Top Performance on Trustpilot

31.03.2020, 15:14 A Top Performance on Trustpilot With four stars and a rating of ‘Great’, London-based Insite Energy is now the top-rated metering and billing company for heat networks on consumer review website, Trustpilot. The company attributes its ranking performance which saw it achieve a 5 star rating from 51 per cent of customer reviews…

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