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New agreement set to increase public sector renewable energy use

The government has announced it’s making it easier for public bodies to reduce their carbon footprint, by launching a new agreement which makes renewable energy easier to source. The public sector currently accounts for around two per cent of UK ...

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ENGIE announces Smart acquisition

ENGIE has acquired Smart Buildings Ltd, a company that specialises in smart buildings solutions. The acquisition will provide a step change in ENGIE’s smart buildings capabilities and will enhance the solutions the company is able to offer to customers. ENGIE ...

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Lightening the load

Ashley Phillips of Ørsted Sales UK explains what organisations can do to manage their energy in smarter, more efficient ways For most facilities managers, their role is about so much more than managing a building. FMs support both people and ...

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Energy 2018

Renewable energy and the future of construction is the hot topic at Energy 2018, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC on 9-11 October With an ever-increasing focus on renewable energy and carbon emissions by government, business and public alike, FM professionals ...

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Offices waste thousands on unused electricity

Failing to switch off electrical equipment when not in use is needlessly costing companies thousands of pounds each year. Office computers are left unattended for at least two hours every day due to breaks, meetings and lunches. During this time, ...

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EMCOR UK leads the way in achieving conformity to new energy standard

Facilities management provider, EMCOR UK, has become the first UK organisation to achieve conformity to ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management, following an independent assessment by business standards company, BSI. Having previously achieved ISO 50001:2011 (in 2012 and each year thereafter), EMCOR ...

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International energy standard revised to reflect current industry insight

BSI, the business standards company, has revised the original global standard for energy management systems, BS EN ISO 50001: 2018, at a time when organisations of all sizes are facing increased pressure to cut their energy use and have an ...

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Grant Thornton extends ENGIE account

Accountancy consultant, Grant Thornton, has extended ENGIE’s FM services contract to now include energy management. The services will be delivered through ENGIE Assure, which guarantees a minimum five per cent reduction in energy costs each year. This is achieved through a ...

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ZTP wins Innovate UK funding to develop pioneering risk management product

Strategic energy management consultancy ZTP (www.ztpuk.com), in collaboration with the University of Kent’s Kent Business School and School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, has secured significant funding from Innovate UK and the Economic and Social Reasearch Council (ESRC), to ...

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Calls to improve regulatory framework for energy efficiency after Brexit

Sunil Shah, Chair of the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) Carbon Management & Sustainable Buildings Working Group, has warned of weaknesses in the regulatory framework designed to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings and argues that Brexit should act as a ...

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