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Initial Facilities gets technical with Modus FM acquisition

Rentokil Initial plc is pleased to announce today the acquisition by its Initial Facilities Division of London-based technical facilities management business Modus FM from Modus Group Limited for up to

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DJD appointed onto new Home Office estates framework

Drivers Jonas Deloitte has been appointed onto the new Home Office Estates Professional Services Framework. The Home Office continues to promote its centralised services division and this national framework will be utilised by many key Home Office sponsored bodies who occupy and manage large property portfolios including various directorates, inspectorates, agencies and non departmental public bodies.

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Replacing electric ovens with gas combis could save 60,000 tonnes CO2 per year

For the first time there is published evidence aimed at  understanding the energy use of  commercial kitchens, integrated with the operator behavioural challenges that the hospitality industry needs to adopt  in order to cut energy use and carbon emissions.

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How can the industry make huge energy savings?

The ebm-papst company, Europe's manufacturer of high efficiency fan and motor technology, hosted a free-to-attend seminar, which focused on energy savings in the hospitality sector.

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MITIE and City of London Corporation agree five-year contract

MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing and energy services company, has secured a five-year repair and maintenance contract with the City of London Corporation, which provides local authority services to the Square Mile business district, supports the financial services sector and runs many other of London's iconic facilities.

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Chartwells secures catering contract with Isle of Wight schools

Leading school meals provider Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded a new catering contract by schools on the Isle of Wight through the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) Catering Framework. The contract is worth

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MITIE appointment ‘Asda’ experience in retail energy

Asda's former head of energy management has joined MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing and energy services company, to help develop the business' outreach into the retail sector.

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Research suggests four million will work from home this summer

There has been a 50% increase in the number of people working flexibly and an increase of 30% in those who are working from home during London's busiest period to avoid travel issues according to research undertaken this week - this means that millions of workers will work from home for the first time over the next two weeks.

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Social media giant shares its carbon footprint data over a Latte

Facebook has used everyday comparisons to put its 2011 carbon footprint, energy mix and energy use for its data centres and global offices into perspective. The company admits that in the short-term, reducing its impact and significantly altering its energy mix 'will be challenging' as the reality is that as a fast-growing company its carbon footprint and energy mix 'may get worse before they get better'.

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Supermarkets have the equivalent of football fields on their roofs, many of them underutilised

Sainsbury's has installed 69,500 new photovoltaic solar panels, or 16 MW of power, across 169 stores in the UK. The significant investment, the company believes, means collectively Sainsbury's supermarkets currently host the largest solar array in the UK and Europe - large enough to cover Wembley's pitch 24 times.

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