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Research reveals sustainable buildings deliver better returns for investors

New research by global property firm JLL has revealed the tangible financial benefits that sustainable office buildings can deliver to investors through a combination of higher rents and stronger leasing velocity. The impact of sustainability on value also demonstrated the ...

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Twelve steps to joining the circular economy

The alternative way to transform your office and business by Phil Oram, Regional Director, Crown Workspace In an era in which the environment is increasingly a major focus for both business and politics, the phrase ‘circular economy’ is expected to ...

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Office buildings are losing £60m in wasted energy every year

Energy being wasted every year by a few thousand office buildings across five UK cities could power over 100,000 homes and is costing businesses £60 million in unnecessary energy bills according to a new report from the think tank, Green ...

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Net zero carbon: UKGBC releases new energy performance targets for offices

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published new energy performance targets for commercial offices that are aiming to achieve net zero carbon in operation. Following direct engagement with industry and analysis of the projected zero carbon energy capacity of ...

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The desk treadmill signals a revolution in the way we work

Long hours spent sitting at work, at home and commuting increase the risk of a multitude of health conditions including cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and musculoskeletal problems, such as back and joint pain. Worryingly, regular exercise cannot undo the ...

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Spaces expands flexible working offer in London

International creative workspace provider, Spaces, has launched its latest North London venture, with a brand-new centre in the heart of Angel, Islington. As part of its expansion across the Capital, Spaces will be introducing a further five flexible working centres ...

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Stand and deliver

Are stand-up desks a fad, or a progressive move towards a healthier workplace? We need to take our cue from Scandinavia, says Sarah Booth Design Manager at Kinnarps You can be pretty sure there’s something to be said for a ...

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Flexible approach

Agile workplaces promote movement and variety – but to be effective, office furnishings need to be truly flexible, says Sukhneet Assee, Associate Ergonomist UK & Ireland at Humanscale The dominance of technology in our daily lives requires office employees to ...

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Entry deadline nears for BCO Awards 2020

Just four weeks remain for wannabe winners to submit their applications for the British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards. The BCO National Awards sets the standard for excellence across the office sector in the UK, and judges look for projects ...

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BCO introduces free membership for students

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has announced that under-graduate and post-graduate students can become members at no charge, as it aims to encourage young people to join the organisation. To apply, students should download the dedicated Student Membership Application ...

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