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SFMI publishes Scope 3 Framework for FM

The Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) has released a new framework designed to empower FM providers, corporate in-house FM teams, and building owners in accurately measuring and reducing their carbon footprint. The framework has been developed in collaboration with the ...

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How building maintenance enhances aspiration and quality of life

The role buildings play in supporting local communities and wider society can often be forgotten when there is so much pressure to cut costs and environmental impact, but maintenance plans should never ignore the “human factor”, says Paul Bullard. At a ...

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Property giants collaborate on ‘Property Needs You Challenge’ to inspire young people

Twelve of the largest real estate consultancies in the UK are behind a new competition to encourage more young people to consider how they can positively impact the future build environment, with internships awarded to five winners. The Property Needs ...

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Datore launches Analytics as a Service for the built environment

This month, data services provider, Datore, has launched its Analytics as a Service solution, marking a significant milestone in the data space, as the company aims to help organisations of all sizes, budgets and skill levels harness data like a ...

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Avoiding a retrofit crisis

Matt Richards, a built environment expert and partner at Ridge and Partners, draws on new research to discuss the obstacles facilities managers face when trying to make their organisation’s building Net Zero A crucial piece of the puzzle in the ...

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NTU to launch new centre for sustainable construction and retrofit

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) will invest £1.5 million into developing skills, research, training and consultancy to support the UK construction sector reach net zero. The University will launch the Centre for Sustainable Construction and Retrofit to develop solutions, skills and ...

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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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Finalists for Britain’s most beautiful new buildings announced

Building Beauty Awards has unveiled its 2023 finalists of Britain’s most beautiful new buildings, engineering structures and urban landscaping schemes. The finalists have been selected by a prestigious judging panel chaired by “design guru” Stephen Bayley Hon FRIBA, who is ...

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Green skills

Why facilities management needs to lead the charge in upskilling the nation ahead of 2050 says Alexandra Gates, Managing Director of Expedient Training The UK is headed for a roadblock. According to the 2023 Progress Report issued by the Climate ...

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RICS launches manifesto for the built environment

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published its manifesto titled ‘Empowering a Sustainable Future’. According to the United Nations, the built environment generates around 40 per cent of global carbon output, and RICS is leading the industry on ...

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