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FM concerns about lucrative automated demand response deals addressed

According to a recent report, annual spending on automated demand response (ADR) will grow from $401 million (approx £250m) globally in 2012 to more than $1.7 billion (approx £1bn) by 2018, resulting in total investment from 2012 to 2018 of ...

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Big names in hospitality and food service sectors sign up to cut waste

ISS, MITIE and BaxterStorey are among over 100 companies, which represent 19% of the hospitality and food service sector, to have signed up to the recently launched Hospitality and Food Service voluntary agreement to cut food and associated packaging waste ...

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WLA appoints BRE in carbon reduction crusade across local authority portfolios

BRE’s Sustainable Communities team has been commissioned by the West London Alliance (WLA) to undertake a scoping study across six West London councils. The objective of the exercise is to identify collaborative opportunities to improve energy and resource efficiency and ...

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Defence facilities bidders set to tender for England and Wales

Private sector bidders are set to start tendering for three major MOD facilities management contracts across England and Wales worth up to £4.35bn, following a programme of visits to key Defence establishments. (DIO) contracts – Regional Prime Central, Regional Prime South ...

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Programme raising profile of careers in FM airs tomorrow night

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), together with the consortium led by Asset Skills to develop higher level apprenticeships in facilities management has produced a TV programme to highlight careers in facilities management (FM) and the opportunities available to ...

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ISG takes third Marks & Spencer scheme in France

ISG has secured its third project with Marks & Spencer in France, delivering a scheme at the retailer’s new 3,000 square metre store at the Beaugrenelle shopping mall, close to the Eiffel Tower. Last year, ISG successfully delivered Marks & ...

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Working together for workplace health and safety best practice

This week, 22 to 26 October, the 2012 European Week for Safety and Health at Work highlights the role of strong management leadership combined with active worker participation in making sure that Europe’s workplaces are safe, healthy and productive. Organised ...

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Defence facilities bidders set to tender for England and Wales

Private sector bidders are set to start tendering for three major MOD facilities management contracts across England and Wales worth up to £4.35bn, following a programme of visits to key Defence establishments. The Defence estate is valued at approximately £15.3 ...

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Organisations still letting water scarcity slip through their fingers

The majority of the world’s largest companies lack a long term water strategy and have not considered their supply chains’ water efficiencies, according to a new water scarcity report. The report suggests that while most companies are at least discussing ...

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Bedford College chooses MITIE to deliver zero waste to landfill results

MITIE, the FM service provider has secured a three-year contract at Bedford College to provide sustainable waste management and recycling services. The waste and recycling service started on 1 September 2012 and covers the management of general waste, recycling, clinical ...

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