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Returning to work: How to energise building sustainability targets

According to a recent survey 10 per cent of buildings have achieved over half (54 per cent) reduction in energy use since the lockdown. Once we get back to BAU how can organisations aim to reach their sustainability targets, especially ...

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Blazing the trail

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers is taking on the mantle of applied learning, with its wholehearted support of the new Trailblazer apprenticeships. Angela Ringguth, Professional Development Consultant to CIBSE explains why In this strange new world, where building ...

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Covid-secure workplaces

On 11 May 2020 the UK Government published ‘Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy’ together with eight workplace-specific guides. These documents provide an overview for employers as to how they can safely get their employees back ...

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Building talent

Julie Jarvis MD of property & built environment recruitment firm PRS discusses the increased demand for building services and FM professionals in light of the UK’s tentative move out of lockdown In May, the government unveiled a “conditional plan” to ...

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Lawful employment

Rob Biddlecombe, Environmental, Safety & Health Practice, Squire Patton Boggs explains the legal obligations for FMs in ensuring employees’ safe return to work The Government announcement in early May of a ‘conditional plan ’ to ease the national lockdown and ...

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Counting carbon

The COVID-19 outbreak has been estimated to have reduced carbon emissions by a quarter in some areas. But will this last once the pandemic is over? Caroline Bartlett, Head of Carbon Accounting at Emitwise The impact COVID-19 has had on ...

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Let’s face it – face coverings CAN go into general waste

From next Monday (15 June), it will be compulsory for anyone using public transport in England to wear a face covering. These are already recommended in some enclosed spaces where social distancing can be difficult and, as more people start ...

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Clear forecast

Workforce management and human capital management (HCM) technologies can help FM mobilise and manage people and places during uncertain times says Peter Harte, VP EMEA Kronos Incorporated The past few months will have posed a significant challenge for facilities management. ...

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Taken on trust

ETL’s Director of Property Stephen Edgar, Project Associate Director Donna Fitzpatrick, and Programme Associate Director Maeve Dunne outline the cost saving opportunities for NHS Trusts in relocating and optimising office space COVID-19 has understandably put a huge strain on the ...

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Smart investment

Mark McLoughlin, Key Account Manager for Siemens Industries and Markets and Siemens Financial Services explains why it pays to invest in the latest smart building technology There are a number of external factors that can impact the success and productivity ...

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