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Churchill Group wins Rising Star award

The Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) has awarded Churchill Group with the ‘Rising Star’ award following its third assessment from the sustainability benchmarking initiative. Churchill Group was recognised with the Rising Star award for its multiple social value activities. For ...

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BDO report finds most efficient and sustainable office buildings attract higher than average service charges

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has identified in its latest benchmarking report that offices with an ‘outstanding’ or ‘excellent’ Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) certification had total service charge costs that were 26 per cent higher than ...

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BCIS rolls out free online carbon database

The Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) has launched a free-to-access embodied carbon database designed to help drive down carbon emissions by enabling users to both submit data to, and download data from it, to facilitate consistent carbon estimating and benchmarking.  ...

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Transformative change

Sunil Shah, MD of Acclaro Advisory and the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) explains why the SFMI Sustainability Benchmark has elevated wellbeing, biodiversity, and ED&I to help drive transformative change Sustainability is now undoubtedly a critical component of any organisational ...

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Arup creates international dataset of whole life carbon emissions for buildings

Global sustainable development consultancy, Arup, has created an international dataset capturing total forecast emissions – whole life carbon (WLC) – for buildings in design. WLC data from almost 1,000 building design projects across 30 nations on five continents have been ...

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Mace Operate recognised as top international FM supplier

International consultancy, construction and facilities management company, Mace, has been named as the top international facilities management service provider by consultancy firm, Hospitality Group. Mace was recognised as the top-rated provider of international facilities management services in a benchmarking exercise, ...

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RICS launches framework to measure how buildings perform for people, through data

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched the International Building Operation Standard (IBOS), a new framework which aims to improve building use, supporting more flexible work and puts people at the centre of decisions. RICS is providing organisations ...

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BAM FM schools awarded high rating by sustainability body

Two of BAM FM’s PFI contracts – for Somerset Schools and West Dunbartonshire – achieved fourth and seventh place respectively in the latest GRESB assessments of infrastructure management and performance. The two BAM FM contracts were placed in the annual GRESB Infrastructure ...

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RICS announces consultation on new International Building Operating Standard

RICS is developing a data led, people centric, holistic standard benchmarking framework, referred to as IBOS (International Building Operating Standard), which goes beyond the traditional ways of measuring building performance, and places user experience at its heart. This person-centred and ...

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Mark of approval

Retendering is often the first port-of-call for facilities managers who want to understand whether they are getting value for money from their service providers. John Brownless, Partner at LitmusFM looks at the alternative option of benchmarking In a post-pandemic environment, ...

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