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Energy Efficiency Strategy is a start, but falls short of expectations

The UK Government has heralded its new Energy Efficiency Strategy as an ‘energy efficiency revolution’. It claims investing in energy efficiency could save up to 22 power stations-worth of energy by 2020. However, industry’s reaction to the strategy’s potential was ...

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New gov’t procurement policy ensures bidders’ past performance considered

The Government has introduced an immediate procurement policy change, just in time to ease the negative tone of a CBI survey released today in which the speed of Government procurement reform is criticised. The new Procurement Policy Note (PPN), which ...

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G4S ruled out of the running for eight new prison contracts

G4S, the global security group, was left ‘disappointed’ both by the decision to rule it out of the bidding process for eight new prison contracts and the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) intention not to renew G4S’s current contract at HMP ...

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Energy supplier plugs into solar savings across UK estate

An ongoing commitment to reduce its carbon emissions has seen energy company npower install solar PV panels across eight of its key UK sites. Approximately 200 photovoltaic panels, which generate a total of 50kW of electricity, were installed at each ...

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Top ten ranking for MITIE in key race and gender benchmarking survey

MITIE has been named as one of the top ten private sector organisations for ethnicity in the workplace by Race for Opportunity and Opportunity Now, the race and gender campaigns from Business in the Community (BITC). The FM and energy ...

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OCS retains facilities services contract for Howard shopping centre

International total facilities management provider OCS, has retained the contract to provide facilities services for the Howard Shopping Centre in Welwyn Garden City. The three-year contract is for security, cleaning, pest control, horticulture and window cleaning at the 240,000 sq. ...

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Lovell set for £25m Scottish housing association repairs contract

Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) – Scotland’s second largest housing association – has chosen Lovell as preferred bidder for a five-year repairs contract worth £25 million. The contract is expected to be formally awarded in December. The deal, if ...

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Sodexo’s growth in FM services, three times that of foodservices

Sodexo, the global FM and support services provider has seen accelerated organic revenue growth compared to the previous year, in particular reflecting the success of Sodexo’s integrated and Quality of Life* services, which include its facilities management service offering. In ...

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Ofgem signal need to think energy security in managing buildings at CIBSE annual lecture

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ annual lecture last night gave Alistair Buchanan, Ofgem’s Chief Executive, a chance to review the UK’s rapidly changing energy supply landscape. Maintaining energy security of final supply was emerging as a key issue. ...

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Sotech provides a shot in the arm for medical centre

A Tyne and Wear community has been given a new lease of life following the opening of the new-build Primary Care Centre at Houghton Le Spring, complete with the Optima IPC System – pioneered by Sotech, the UK’s manufacturer of ...

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